The important role connected technologies play in safeguarding manufacturing resilience has been highlighted with the global predictive maintenance market set to grow exponentially over the next five years.
Contrary to popular speculation that robots could take British jobs, new data exclusively shared with The Manufacturer has revealed that the majority of industry professionals (63.3%) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the introduction of robots or automated processes.
An IoT solution implemented at car parts manufacturer, Arlington Automotive, has gained recognition from the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2017. Andy Gough, general manager at Datawright, discusses the project.
Achieving the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development could create market opportunities worth US$12 trillion. A collaborative platform has been launched to help businesses realise those opportunities. Jonny Williamson explains how.
As the concept of Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, smart factories, big data and digitalisation makes headlines, will manufacturers realise the full potential of the available technologies, and use them to their full advantage?