The global pandemic sped up digital transformations for businesses across the globe. Dr Chantelle Kiernan, Senior Scientific Advisor – Innovation & Digital Transformation (Manufacturing), IDA Ireland explains how the health crisis accelerated lights-out manufacturing in Ireland’s medtech industry.
The historical importance of technological innovation in manufacturing is hard to overstate. The Industrial Revolution – which saw the transition from hand production to mechanisation – laid the foundations for our modern way of life. Henry Ford’s assembly lines of the early 20th century heralded a new age of mass production, travel and globalisation. Yet until recently many manufacturing companies have remained very traditional, slow to embrace new technology and make the move from mechanical to digital. Here Kimberly Kellermann, an engineer and Vice President of Global Operations for Global Industrial Packaging at Greif, explains why she thinks the pandemic could prove to be a turning point.
Manufacturers operating multiple plants whether within a single geography or internationally can now gain more insight into the effectiveness of their auditing programmes throughout their portfolio with the introduction of the EASE Summer 2021 Release.
According to Vodafone’s latest report, the rollout of 5G could add up to £6.3bn to the UK manufacturing industry in the next nine years.
Research from Ubisense finds 40% of global manufacturers don’t know how to get started with IoT, a 9% rise on 2020 levels.
Eric Stoop, CEO of EASE, explores the way in which the outbreak of Covid-19 has driven the need for quality management, as well as the need for new and unique auditing methods.
LPAs hold the key to greater product quality and a faster manufacturing recovery As UK manufacturing industry continues its resurgence from the pandemic’s impact
As the chip shortage continues, major companies from across a number of industries weigh in on how long the shortage is likely to last. Top Business Tech takes a look.
Manufacturing body, Make UK has warned that the UK manufacturing industry will not recover from the effects of COVID-19 until 2022