Volkswagen Group has announced virtual reality applications for production and logistics enabling engineers to meet in a virtual environment to exchange ideas between the German HQ and its manufacturing locations abroad.
Smart technologies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in our day to day lives. From smartphones to smart homes, the dramatic increase in power and sophistication of technology is opening up new technological frontiers and promising endless possibilities for the development of many different industries, particularly manufacturing.
Peli BioThermal has been awarded the most distinguished innovation award that UK businesses can receive, the Queen’s Award of Enterprise, given in recognition of the companies’ development in temperature-controlled packaging.
Manufacturers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) need to collaborate even more closely if they want to realise significant mutual growth. Chris Fenton, managing director of Industrial & Transport for Wincanton plc, explains why.
2016 has been one of surprise and turmoil for UK manufacturers with largely unexpected outcomes in both the EU referendum and the US presidential elections. These geopolitical events contributed to an unprecedented level of uncertainty surrounding international trading relationships, as Dom Tribe explains.