Manufacturing Leadership

Digital Transformation: How to avoid the five common pitfalls

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Global competition, shifting customer demands and a surge in digitalisation are just some of the trends changing the face of modern manufacturing. To keep up with this change of pace, many manufacturers are now starting out on their own digital transformation journeys. While there is no magic formula, there are some common stumbling blocks, which can be avoided.

Design thinking: your way to a better business

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Posted on 12 Mar 2019 by Nick Peters
Dr Paul Stead of Brewery Group is not just a regular columnist in The Manufacturer magazine. Paul has also helped some of the biggest names in global manufacturing design not just better products but the business processes that shape them. Now he wants to do the same for UK manufacturers.

Achieving price increases: Helping industrials in an uncertain 2019

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Executives in the UK industrial sector start 2019 facing a messy Brexit process. They have the difficult task of sustaining profitability while preparing contingency plans for potential supply chain disruption, inflation, further currency fluctuations and tariffs. However, in a challenging business environment, it’s all the more important to focus on an effective pricing strategy.