By manually generating manufacturing drawings, routings and bills of materials, businesses are overlooking a huge opportunity to reduce cost and lead-times, eliminate errors and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
With the UK's pace of digital adoption lagging behind other advanced economies, Stuart Querns explores how advanced digital technologies such as IoT, Robotics and AI can overcome the challenges manufacturers face and support their ambitions to become intelligent enterprises.
UK manufacturing is thriving ‐ despite economic and political uncertainty. British businesses are among the most innovative in the world, investing significant sums into R&D and embracing new technologies to compete on the global stage.
The world has drastically changed for discrete manufacturing, and only now are many organisations realising that they haven’t driven sufficient innovation in their supply chains to respond to these challenges.
Customers’ acceptance of a one-size-fits-all product may be ending, but the demand for more personalised, unique experiences doesn’t have to cause the production challenges many manufacturers believe it will.
For manufacturers trying to juggle greater product complexity and customer demand for personalised, unique experiences, 3D configuration tools offer the ability to quote complex products with confidence.
Over the past 10 years, the issue of stagnating UK productivity has grown to seem almost unstoppable. Each multifactor release from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) offers few signs of hope — to the point that no individual solution seems sufficient to tackle such an overwhelming problem.