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Address neurodiversity and you tackle the challenge of apprentice retention

Added: 23 Dec 2021

The number of people taking up apprenticeships is falling substantially. In 2022 we must ensure the…

Five smart steps to improve your manufacturing future

Added: 13 Dec 2021

Many companies have not reaped adequate outcomes from their IoT investments. KMT’s Nguyen Duc Kin o…

Dairy producer turns disaster into opportunity for efficiency boost

Added: 9 Dec 2021

A disastrous fire destroyed milk producer Imlek’s production site but it turned back to KHS for a s…

How phased system upgrades can save on downtime and money

Added: 24 Nov 2021

While most firms working in the food processing industry want to upgrade their systems, doing so ra…

Launching a tech innovation? Have your patents in place first to protect your IP

Added: 5 Nov 2021

Demand for climate tech solutions has never been greater. That’s a wonderful opportunity, says Jim …

Think of AI as investment in productivity and efficiency rather than cost

Added: 27 Oct 2021

Concerns about AI’s investment should be offset benefits in terms of efficiency, productivity and c…

Why creativity must always be part of the engineering curriculum

Added: 12 Oct 2021

Pioneering scientists such as Ada Lovelace were creative polymaths. We should remember that when it…

Cloud brings clarity to process data storage

Added: 6 Oct 2021

Data analysis is bigger and better than ever but you need cloud-based platforms to optimise systems…

Why quality management makes for better processes post–Covid

Added: 4 Oct 2021

Quality and consistency have always been benchmarks of good business in manufacturing and engineeri…

Machine learning boosts leak control

Added: 27 Sep 2021

Water companies are becoming increasingly wise to the benefits of machine learning for their pipe l…

Steam to thermal switch produces perfect pint for brewer

Added: 25 Sep 2021

While their rivals said no, Rebellion Beer Company broke ranks with the help of Fulton’s experts to…

How much money and uptime is your factory losing to mispicks?

Added: 22 Sep 2021

Invar Integration's Nick Hughes advises close inspection of how much mispicks could be costing your…

In-house solution produces answer to gas supply inconsistencies

Added: 1 Sep 2021

The best equipment couldn’t perform its best when an essential gas supply fell short on delivery. S…

STEM needs EQ as well as IQ

Added: 18 Aug 2021

Focus on STEM careers doesn’t always include much reference to the need for emotional intelligence.…

2021: The year industry turns the corner on AI

Added: 13 Jul 2021

Capital intensive industries can benefit from accelerated digital strategies to improve efficiencie…

Lighting’s vital role in safe HMI

Added: 16 Jun 2021

Electro-sensitive protective equipment provides safe, barrier-free access in an era of human-machin…

Robot ready manufacturers can take on the skills gap

Added: 16 Jun 2021

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of technology in the manufacturing industry. Continued …

Milk production factory

Procurement, the vital link in the supply chain

Added: 21 Apr 2021

Procurement is often the weak link in the supply chain, warns Nick McGrane of K3 Syspro. It needn’t…

Supply chains are key to effective 4.0

Added: 19 Apr 2021

Industry 4.0 gives opportunity for large enterprises to achieve significant cost savings via effici…

Wearables bring agility to post-Covid logistics

Added: 7 Apr 2021

Logistics and supply chain managers may need to prepare for the next crisis on the horizon. Agility…