Calling on water-intensive industries to do more

Water-intensive sectors, such as those in manufacturing and production, are under more pressure than ever to take greater responsibility for their water consumption

What are the issues facing fashion today?

‘Retailers must provide fashion that is affordable to all income brackets while respecting their societal responsibilities for sustainable production’

Is fashion manufacturing coming home?

Rapid globalisation and complex supply chains mean brands have hitherto largely relied on production overseas, where labour is often cheaper and economies of scale have enabled strong expansion. But in light of Brexit and its potential impact on global trade and workforces, the reindustrialisation of Britain, for the textiles industry at least, could prove attractive to many domestic brands

Five ways 5G will kickstart Industry 4.0

Fifth generation mobile networking is set to transform several industries, none more so than manufacturing. According to a study by Ericsson, the 5G business potential for the sector in 2026 is some $113 billion. But how exactly will the new network ignite the fourth industrial revolution?

Why manufacturing must digitally transform

Digital transformation without the right culture is meaningless and companies that fail to appreciate its importance risk stumbling at the first hurdle

How 3D printing is reshaping global production

As dark clouds gather over the global economy, manufacturers find themselves in the crosshairs

Drone developments: massive potential for manufacturing

drone flying over warehouse

Drones used in manufacturing are still very much in their infancy, but the possibility for aerial imaging, asset monitoring and safety inspection is exciting industry experts

Electric cars in trouble as green levy threatened

electric cars being built in factory

President Donald Trump is considering axing a generous tax credit designed to encourage electric vehicle sales in the United States. If it happens, green car manufacturers could face a rocky future