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Effective Manufacturing Warehouse Management: Improving Efficiencies

Posted by Andy Gough

Effective Manufacturing Warehouse Management

As a manufacturer, you’ll already understand the importance of your warehouse within your business. As the place where raw materials arrive and are stored, as well as where finished products are kept before shipment, your warehouse is a hub of activity. Without effective warehouse management, your entire set-up could descend into chaos — with disastrous consequences for your supply chain.

So what are the principles of effective warehouse management? In this blog post, I will examine the key focus points for manufacturing warehouse management before commenting on future technology that is set to impact the sphere.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business, Supply Chain, Industry 4.0 / IoT


The Future of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Manufacturing

Posted by Lydia Duckitt

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Manufacturing

You’ll likely have already heard the terms Internet of Things (IoT) or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) bandied around. However, if you’ve put them down as simply being the latest in a long line of manufacturing buzzwords, you’re very much mistaken.

The reality is that IoT isn’t exclusive to manufacturing. Rather, it’s the interconnectivity of devices—and you experience it every day. From smart TVs to intelligent kitchen appliances, these advanced features have transformed traditional tech and given rise to the interconnected home.

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Catagories: Shop Floor Data Capture, Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business, Industry 4.0 / IoT


Industry 4.0: The Current Manufacturing Landscape

Posted by Andy Gough

 Industry 4.0: The current manufacturing landscape

With technology rapidly impacting all areas of our lives, it was naive to believe that manufacturing would be exempt from the digital revolution. We’re officially in the midst of Industry 4.0, dubbed the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ — but has it lived up to expectation?

Here, I take a look at how the current manufacturing landscape has been shaped by Industry 4.0:

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


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

Posted by Nicola Mullen

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


The factory of the future is closer than you think: 5 innovative manufacturing technologies heading your way

Posted by Andy Gough

 

5 manufacturing technologies headind your way

Technology isn’t standing still. But while all of us are used to the rapid pace of change of information technology—IT, in other words—it might be a surprise to realise just how much ordinary manufacturing technologies are changing, as well.

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


5 emerging ERP software trends set to shape your business

Posted by Barry Thompson

5 emerging ERP trends set to shape your business

Here’s a thought: how competitive would your business be if it had to rely on an ERP system that was 15-20 years old? You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that the answer is “probably not very competitive”.

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


Building the Smart Factory of the future

Posted by Andy Gough

Building the Smart Factory of the future

This year, it’s been impossible to miss the buzz surrounding Industry 4.0, the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. And while the world of business is full of fads and fashions—anyone remember Efficient Consumer Response?—most observers agree that Industry 4.0 has undeniable substance. But talking about Smart Factories is one thing, and building them quite another.

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


Unlocking the opportunities offered by Industry 4.0

Posted by Andy Gough

Unlocking the opportunities offered by Industry 4.0

A survey by The Manufacturer magazine earlier this year found that 62% of manufacturing businesses—almost two-thirds—were either ‘aware’ or ‘very aware’ of Industry 4.0. For a term that wasn’t coined until 2011, that’s quite remarkable.

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


3 key takeaways from Gartner’s top ten technology trends

Posted by Andy Gough

3 key manufacturing technology trends

The world doesn’t stand still. So, it’s important for manufacturers to keep abreast of emerging manufacturing technology trends—both in terms of IT, as well as core manufacturing technologies.

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


Will the Internet of Things boost your Field Service business?

Posted by Ian Jack

Will the Internet of Things boost your Field Service business?

Virtually unheard of until two or three years ago, the Internet of Things looks set to be a major disruptive force. Field service—and field service businesses—are squarely in its sights. Because when coupled to Big Data and predictive analytics, the Internet of Things is likely to totally transform how field service businesses operate.

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Catagories: Field Service Software, Field Service Business, Industry 4.0 / IoT, Field Service Trends