The secret superheroes of food shopping

Colin Elkins, global industry director for process manufacturing at IFS explains how many of the smart systems and processes just emerging in the food production supply chain have been part and parcel of factory practice for years

Autonomous cars mean a new mindset for motoring

With car-sharing gaining traction, carmakers are moving towards a different business model, while also developing a brand of electric vehicles

Connectivity and data are carmakers’ tools of choice

Closed-loop manufacturing, which enables continuous data flows shared seamlessly throughout departments, creates a virtuous cycle, resulting in faster product improvements

How car-sharing services transformed manufacturing

Servitisation and the sharing economy are shaping the future of the car industry as easy access looks more attractive than ownership

Manufacturing during the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Stephen Phipson oped, fourth industrial revolution

The future is getting increasingly uncertain, with UK growth clouded by Brexit and political uncertainty across the globe. But one thing we can be sure about is that with the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), the future of manufacturing is digital

How additive manufacturing can add value

Big corporations and small startups can benefit from incorporating 3D printing into their manufacturing process, regardless of scale

Reshoring: bringing manufacturing home

The trend towards shifting manufacturing back to developed countries from cheaper locations is far from straightforward

Augmented reality’s vision for manufacturing

No longer the stuff of science fiction, augmented reality is poised to transform manufacturing and even routine engineering