Datawright Blog: Latest Industry Insights

Communication In Manufacturing

Posted by Dave Cann

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Let’s talk: communication in manufacturing

As you’ll already know, manufacturing is all about supply and demand. Unfortunately, the systems we have in place often make this process significantly more complex. From managing a lengthy supply chain to monitoring the key production processes, many steps are involved in manufacturing — and visibility and awareness of each is key.


Catagories: Manufacturing Business, Customer Service

Manufacturers, why aren’t you using cloud computing?

Posted by Ian Jack

Advantages of Cloud Computing

Change isn’t for everyone. In long-standing businesses who have enjoyed many years of success becoming masters of their trade, there is a reluctance to move away from familiar ways of working and embrace new systems. The rationale is, if it’s worked for us for this long, why would it stop now?


Catagories: Cloud, Manufacturing Business

Annual Manufacturing Report 2017: Key Findings

Posted by Nicola Mullen

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.


Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business

Taking Stock: How to Improve Stock Control

Posted by Dave Cann

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While employees may dread their annual stock checks, there’s no denying that stock control is crucially important to manufacturers. Without an effective stock control system in place, you’re blind to the assets you have. You’re not ignorant of how many employees are on your payroll, so why would you ignore the stock levels within your business?


Catagories: Manufacturing Business, ROI, ERP

Manufacturing Software Glossary: Making Sense of the Acronyms

Posted by Lydia Duckitt

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Acronyms are designed to speed up communication, but if you don’t know what they mean, they can be more of a hindrance than a help!

From ERP to HCM, MES and CRM, manufacturing and software is a minefield of shortened terms and phrases. They can often put the most experienced minds to the test, so to help I’ve compiled this brief glossary of key manufacturing software terms. Make it your bible!


Catagories: Manufacturing Business, CRM, ERP

Changing ERP Software: Essential Considerations

Posted by Ian Jack

Changing ERP software: essential considerations


For many businesses, investing in ERP software is not a decision that is taken lightly. From considering the initial outlay to adapting working practices to accommodate for new systems and processes, implementing ERP software is something many businesses only want to do once.


Catagories: Manufacturing Business, ERP

Supply Chain Security: Threats & Opportunities

Posted by Barry Thompson

Supply Chain Security

Your supply chain is a complex network of people, processes and technology that play a fundamental role in the operability of your business. Without it, productivity would cease — but is your current supply chain putting your business at risk?


Catagories: Manufacturing Business, Supply Chain

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:


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.


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

UK Manufacturing Statistics

Posted by Ian Jack

UK Manufacturing - the statistics

 Manufacturing is big business, contributing £6.7 trillion to the global economy. While misleading figures place the UK way down the list of manufacturing powerhouses, UK manufacturing statistics show that we are the 11th largest manufacturing nation, directly employing 2.6 million people.


Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business