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Partho Bhattacharya discusses what manufacturing organisations can do to become more customer-centric Across all areas of business and industry sectors, consumers are becoming more demanding and expecting of more personalised products and services to meet their specific needs. Some manufacturing organisations have made significant strides towards transforming their business to

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Demand for same day and even one-hour delivery is rising. Tim Fawkes explains how manufacturers could make it happen Online retailer Amazon has thrown down the logistics gauntlet to a whole range of industries with its new one hour delivery service for Prime customers. Announced earlier this year, the service

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Paul Smith examines the era of the ‘Lone Danger’ and uncovers the silver bullet: a smart telecommunications partner Whilst manufacturing and production environments present the most obvious risks to workers that operate alone in remote locations, the welfare of the ‘accidental’ lone worker remains a common corporate oversight. With new

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What’s driving the future of the automotive industry? Andrew Anagost explains why Model Ts and 3D-printed cars hold the keys Little-known fact: Ransom Olds (as in Oldsmobile) actually patented the assembly-line concept and delivered the first mass-manufactured automobile. But when Henry Ford and his team revolutionised the assembly line with

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Crispin Kenyon and Zoe Harris discuss the new health and safety sentencing guidelines and their implications for the manufacturing sector The Sentencing Council is due to publish new guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety cases by the end of this year. The guidelines are likely to

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Why manufacturers need to change how they manage product profitability. By Tobias Tauber Manufacturers must address several conflicting requirements to succeed in today’s marketplace: increasing customer demand for new features and functions; tighter time windows for new products; volatility in materials and labour markets; and the availability of trusted suppliers

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A vision for the sector by 2030. By Cerys Wyn Davies A new industrial revolution is underway; one that is blurring the boundaries between physical and virtual. By 2020, Cisco Systems estimates that 50 billion devices will be networked together over the internet of things, while SMMT research suggests that

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A new project at a landing and braking systems manufacturer required a sophisticated IT solution to streamline processes and increase efficiency About 25,000 Messier-Bugatti-Dowty equipped aircraft make over 40,000 landings every day, all over the world. Its dedication, global expertise and technological breakthroughs in aircraft braking have made Messier-Bugatti-Dowty the

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Gregg Gordon, Kronos Inc.’s Senior Director of Big Data Practice, talks to Jo Cooper about the benefits of using workforce management software in the manufacturing industry and the integral role big data can play in business optimisation With demand for exceptional efficiency throughout production processes continuing to increase, those in

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Productivity and morale in the warehouse. By Darrel Williams It’s a well-known fact that happy and motivated workers produce better results, as illustrated in findings from a study by Warwick University. The study, carried out in laboratory conditions, found that happier workers were 12 per cent more productive than their

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