A new report says manufacturers need to deal with Industry 4.0 technologies by showing boldness and strategic thinking, pursue value and performance first instead of technology, and recognise Industry 4.0's opportunities.
Digital Manufacturing Week and the Digitalising Manufacturing Conference showcased UK manufacturing in optimistic mood. Members of the cross-industry Digital Readiness Level Tool organisation were there to hear inspirational stories from suppliers, makers and their customers.
UK manufacturing continues to grow from strength to strength amid significant domestic, global and technological disruption. That growth has been reflected in much of the news our Editorial team have reported over the past 12 months.
In 2018, The Manufacturer produced more videos than any previous 12 month period, covering key questions including: how vulnerable is the sector to cyber-attack; how is digital tech having a positive impact of on staff, how to narrow the UK’s productivity gap, what does the future of employee engagement look like, and much more.
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!
Growing numbers of manufacturing companies are successfully extracting, analysing, visualising their 'big data’ to generate tangible, business-enhancing insights. Read our top data stories to find out how.