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.
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.
Government, industry and trade unions have come together in an unprecedented way to launch a new set of Guiding Principles to help companies and the workforce make the most of the increasing drive towards a new digital era for manufacturing.
Darren Hardman, president of Avanade Europe, explores a trio of still-developing technologies with the most potential to help manufacturing operations achieve greater operational efficiency, and then considers how to boost their individual power even more by integrating them into a truly intelligent enterprise.
Research from Barclays found that the introduction of a 5G mobile telecommunications network could increase UK business revenues by up to £15.7bn by 2025. Lee Collinson digs a little deeper into the UK’s 5G infrastructure and the impact it could have on UK manufacturing.