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Nicola Mullen

Nicola Mullen
Nicola is Marketing & Telesales Manager at Datawright.
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Key Considerations for Aviation & Aerospace Manufacturers

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Key Considerations for Aviation & Aerospace Manufacturers

The aviation market in the UK is strong. According to a report from January 2016, our aviation industry achieves an annual turnover of over £60 billion, with exports alone worth £26 billion. Of this sum, £52 billion is contributed to the UK economy.

Clearly, aviation is a lucrative and in-demand market in the UK, presenting many opportunities for aviation and aircraft manufacturers. To successfully capitalise on these opportunities, it is imperative that manufacturers within this sector stay ahead of developing industry trends in order to gain an advantage in what is an incredibly competitive sphere.

With this in mind, I will use this blog post to highlight some of the key developments and trends to impact aviation manufacturing both now and in the future.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business


Annual Manufacturing Report 2017: Key Findings

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Manufacturing Report 2017- Key Findings

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, staying up-to-date with industry developments is essential. Just like fashion brands will fall out of favour if they don’t keep up with the latest trends, you need to be fully aware of where your industry is heading if you’re to continue to innovate.

The Annual Manufacturing Report 2017 is one publication that should be on your radar, as it provides an insight into current attitudes to key trends within the manufacturing industry. 

Standing at a mighty 44 pages in length, you may not have time to read the full report from cover to cover. 

To help, I’ve done the hard work for you. In this blog post, I discuss the report’s key findings, covering the opportunities and threats facing manufacturers.

 

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Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business


Are UK manufacturing companies prepared for Industry 4.0? (Infographic)

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Infographic: UK Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 termed “the fourth industrial revolution” is set to transform manufacturing over the next few years. Not a new technology in itself – instead, Industry 4.0 is a fusion of a number of significant and emerging technologies: Big Data, advanced analytics, the Internet of Things, digital modelling, additive manufacturing, computer-integrated manufacturing and so on. In short, these various technologies can come together to enable manufacturers to do things they couldn’t do before.

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Catagories: Business Intelligence, Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business, Industry 4.0 / IoT


Spreadsheets for field service management: wrong tool, wrong problem

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Spreadsheets for field service management: wrong tool, wrong problem

When the only tool that you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. While there’s a lot of truth in this observation, it’s one that many of us may inwardly laugh at. We couldn’t be so stupid as to make that mistake ourselves... could we? But when it comes to spreadsheets, think again.

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2016 ERP Report: 8 Significant Findings [Infographic]

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2016 ERP Report: 8 Significant Findings 

Finding the right ERP system and the right ERP vendor can be challenging. Once found, implementing that ERP system is an expensive proposition; not just in terms of budget, but also in terms of time and resources. It’s crucial to make the right ERP choice that fits your business.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, ERP


Pokémon Go: what can your manufacturing business learn from its success?

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Pokémon Go: What can your manufacturing business learn from its success?

Pokémon Go has been the gaming success of the summer. Within days of its release, it had been downloaded 50 million times, and soon overtook popular dating app Tinder. According to analysts Techcrunch, in July 2016 it had overtaken Twitter in terms of daily users, and people spent more time on the Pokémon Go app than they did on Facebook.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business


What did you miss at this year’s KCS/ Datawright Customer Conference?

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Datawright Customer Conference

The 2016 KCS/ Datawright Customer Conference, held on the 8 - 9 June 2016, was rich and diverse in content, coupled with topic-specific break-out sessions. It marked the KCS Group’s 40th anniversary since formation. Conference presentations reviewed new software and service developments; reviewing hot topics in the ever-changing business solutions arena.

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Catagories: Customer Service


7 life hacks to supercharge your manufacturing business (and help you become more productive)

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7 life hacks to supercharge your manufacturing business

How would your manufacturing business perform, if everybody in it could achieve—say—20% more? Make 20% more sales visits? Deal with 20% more customer service issues? And add 20% more value?

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business


Grow your manufacturing business: 3 ways to leverage the Internet

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3 ways to leverage the Internet

Bought a new car recently? Or a holiday, household appliance, or new computer? If so, it’s a fair bet that much of the research underpinning your choice was carried out online - which carries a lot of lessons for companies wanting to grow the size of their manufacturing business.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business


What’s the real ROI from your manufacturing ERP system?

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What's the real ROI from your ERP system?

An investment in a manufacturing ERP system isn’t something to be undertaken lightly. Because, fairly obviously, manufacturing ERP systems are costly, requiring significant resource inputs in the form of cash, IT infrastructure, and training. So naturally, you’ll want to make sure that the ROI from manufacturing ERP meets your expectations. 

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business, ROI, ERP