Changing buyer expectations are disrupting the manufacturing sector. Consumer demands keep pushing towards higher productivity, efficiency and flexibility, while at the same time manufacturers need to lower costs to remain competitive.
Written by Columbus Product Strategy Director, Kevin Bull. This year, I joined the judging panel for The Manufacturer Supply Chain Excellence award, here's part two of our blog series looking into what makes "excellence".
Written by Columbus Product Strategy Director, Kevin Bull. Every year The Manufacturer runs an awards programme to recognise excellence in UK manufacturing. This year I had the pleasure of joining the judging panel for The Manufacturer Supply Chain Excellence award. So what were we looking for? What makes “excellence”?
What is every manufacturers dream scenario when thinking about their supply chain? For the most part, it always includes cutting costs and improving efficiency or productivity, so we’re going to tell you how to do exactly that.
Welcome to the Columbus Discrete Manufacturing Series. Our series focuses on five common problems discrete manufacturers are currently facing, and how to solve them, including case study examples of where discrete manufacturers have implemented our solutions and seen success.
Yet again, the discrete manufacturing industry is under pressure. With increased competition and a more demanding customer base forcing many manufacturers to look for new ways to increase their bottom line, it’s no surprise asset life extension is a popular topic.
After attending the Manufacturer Live Launch on February 21st, it became clear that this is a fantastic time for the manufacturing industry, with many companies launching exciting projects! The manufacturing industry has had a tough time of it recently, but thankfully, it has made a comeback and there are definitely businesses making up for lost time.