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British manufacturing preparing for uncertainty

British manufacturing preparing for uncertainty

Increasing digitalisation, the growing skills shortage and the uncertainty of Brexit — British manufacturing has a lot to contend with. Despite this, the United Kingdom is predicted to break back into the top five manufacturing nations by 2021. Contrary to widespread sentiment, British manufacturing is thriving. According to statistics by the EEF, the sector employs […]

Digitalisation and the food and beverage industry

Wikipedia, the world’s largest free-content encyclopaedia, now has over 41,000,000 articles in 294 languages. If printed, the English articles alone would form an impressive, but unrealistic 2,512 volumes. Without digitalisation and the widespread use of computers, this amazing wealth of knowledge would be impossible. “Digitalisation encompasses a transformation in the way industrial environments work,” Robert […]

Royal HaskoningDHV strengthens its predictive simulation capabilities

Engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV has acquired Lanner, a UK-based hybrid software & consultancy firm specialising in predictive simulation for industrial clients. Lanner’s simulation software (WITNESS) connects physical assets, processes and resources into a single digital model that delivers actionable insights to make business operations and supply chains more resilient and efficient. The […]

Are service metrics the new economic barometer?

Coen Jeukens, director global customer transformation for ServiceMax from GE Digital, asks if we are measuring productivity with the wrong criteria.   For decades the OECD has been reporting a global productivity decline, while at the same time we see a rise in GDP. This triggers the question: Should the productivity metric be augmented with […]