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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…

Robot ready manufacturers can take on the skills gap

Added: 16 Apr 2021

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

2021: the year industry turns the corner on AI

Added: 9 Apr 2021

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

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…

It's IPs that ensures good ideas become good business

Added: 3 Apr 2021

Engineering startups seeking to seeking to turn innovative ideas into commercial reality need to ge…

STEM needs EQ as well as IQ

Added: 1 Apr 2021

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

Listen for emission and you reap the benefits

Added: 10 Mar 2021

Acoustic emission testing detects incipient defects in pressure equipment and reduces the risk of f…

A simple answer to engineering’s talent gap?

Added: 10 Mar 2021

This week marked International Women’s Day – as good a time as any to return to the ongoing issue o…

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Procurement, the vital link in the supply chain

Added: 5 Mar 2021

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

Digital is the future we can't ignore

Added: 24 Feb 2021

MRPeasy’s Karl Heinrich Lauri asks: Can a smaller manufacturer looking to survive and prosper in th…

Digital is the gamechanger for plastics recycling

Added: 5 Feb 2021

Recycling is well established on Government and industry agendas, but to make the most of the oppor…

The automation pyramid has had its day

Added: 13 Jan 2021

IT/OT convergence will lead to the collapse of the ‘automation pyramid’ predicts COPA-DATA’s Stefan…

Don't fear digital change, you're making it already...

Added: 4 Nov 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the uptake of digital tools in the process industry, says …

How barcode scanning boosts supply chain efficiency

Added: 21 Oct 2020

ProGlove’s Axel Schmidt discusses the necessity for accurate and efficient barcode scanning to deli…

Meeting the growing cybersecurity threat

Added: 1 Sep 2020

Ever-changing and increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, limited internal experience and a lack …

Revised design reduces oil emissions

Added: 27 Aug 2020

One North Sea oil platform rerated two condensate export pumps to reduce energy consumption and opt…

Turning unwelcome downtime into a maintenance opportunity

Added: 25 Aug 2020

Pauses in production  have been thrown into the spotlight with the pandemic. Yet, says Chris Johnso…

Why you need XY coordinated for accuracy

Added: 11 Aug 2020

Electronic Manufacturing Solutions’ Jonathan Plummer on the benefits of XY Data and its role in sav…

Automation increases beer production capacity

Added: 11 Aug 2020

A top brewery increased production capacity by 50 percent in a fortnight with Rockwell’s virtualise…

Water companies will reap benefits of sharing data with suppliers

Added: 24 Jun 2020

By providing data to equipment providers, water companies would support the design, build and opera…