There is a growing need for UK manufacturers to embrace new technologies as they face ever-increasing demand to improve efficiency. Whether this is due to foreign competitors, the ambiguity of what to expect post-Brexit, or simply stakeholder pressure, businesses large and small are forced to do more with less.
My afternoon at this year’s Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit included a roundtable discussion on Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, with delegates coming together to identify the key takeaways for them and their businesses.
At The Manufacturer, we are lucky enough to visit world-leading factories. This year we've been to the elite in automotive and additive manufacturing facilities, and even the UK's largest supplier of own-label gin and vodka - to name a few. Here are our top features of 2018!
Jonny Williamson travels to the Netherlands to discover how the combination of cutting-edge innovation, the Industrial Internet of Things and AC drive motors is helping a forklift manufacturer to reach new heights.
Digital and connected manufacturing has taken the industry by storm, however not all parts of manufacturing businesses have been caught up in the tide of tech. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is here to help turn the tide.