Nine companies based in the North West are the first in the country to benefit from a government programme designed to boost the country's productivity and growth through the adoption of digital technology.
Manufacturers generate massive amounts of data, yet very few put this intelligence to use. Over the years, most industrial businesses have lagged behind in their IT capabilities and it has cost them.
Nick Peters sits down with Jim McColl, engineer, entrepreneur, passionate Scotsman and the man intent on breathing new life into the UK's shipbuilding industry.
Automated manufacturing processes have been commonplace for many years. Quality control, however, is an area that has traditionally remained in the realm of human operations. That is until now.
The UK rail industry is ripe for innovation. Challenges and frustrations faced by passengers are frequently hitting the headlines. But where should the industry start with improving the customer experience? And how can it make sure that customers are listened to?
The term 'blockchain' is little more than a decade old; related tech businesses are less than half that. Should manufacturers be embracing such a new, unfounded technology?
Nick Peters speaks to Andrea Thompson, managing director for Europe & International Programmes at BAE Systems, and recently appointed chair of the Made Smarter Commission's North West Pilot.
Supply chain data analytics may be a significant area of investigation, but there is a distinct lack of case studies that showcase its practical application.
Capgemini’s manufacturing expert, Guy Williamson, reveals the opportunities that arise when businesses use data to accelerate product development and new business models.
UK manufacturing needs export stars like never before. A-Safe, winner of The Manufacturer MX Award 2018 for Export, is an international champion with its feet firmly on the ground in the UK.