As we look to the second half of 2022, and the years beyond, the manufacturing industry is likely to experience even more turbulence. To stay competitive in this new landscape, manufacturers will need to stay nimble, and adopt new strategies and technologies that support employee engagement. Having the right technology in place can be a key part of this approach.
B2B commerce is an area of business that has accelerated sharply over the past few years. Manufacturers needed to respond to challenging market conditions and find new ways of generating revenue. This trend has become so pronounced that Gartner has predicted that by 2023 at least 70% of enterprise marketplaces launched will serve B2B transactions.
But manufacturing marketplaces can be highly complex. Marketplace expert and Spryker co-CEO Alex Graf explains how manufacturers can go about driving commerce success.
An innovative new form of Ai will transform the manufacturing process in factories, which is to locate and improve defects as they occur in the manufacturing process, improving quality, safety, and efficiency.
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