The number of organisations who are incorporating cloud-based technologies as part of their businesses models is significantly increasing, whether it is a hybrid approach or a full cloud implementation. With the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), Microsoft have made announcements that Azure will power multiple new projects in AI and ML.
Columbus to host webinar on 8 May in conjunction with The Manufacturer. A recent survey found that 72% of industrial companies in Europe are planning to invest more into Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies in the next three years, as they expect them to deliver significant competitive and financial advantages.
In his contribution to our recent Manufacturing 2020 report, Columbus CEO and author of bestselling business manual “Disrupt or Die”, Thomas Honoré pointed out that even before Industry 4.0 had fully matured, 'Industry X.0’ ideas were already being developed.
Find out how manufacturers are prioritizing customer experience as a key brand differentiator Manufacturing is no longer restricted to reducing downtime and ensuring efficient production. It has moved to being about creating a differentiated and unique customer experience (CX).
These are changing times for the British manufacturing industry. Robotics, industrial automation and 3D printing are radically transforming manufacturing processes and keeping manufacturers on their toes in anticipation of the next wave of digital disruption.
Modern technologies, new business capabilities and increased pressures from consumers is forcing more and more manufacturers to embrace the opportunities of Industry 4.0, especially when it comes to big data analytics.
“A tremendously important contribution to the debate about the future of our sector over the next few years, during which time we can anticipate a near-perfect storm of events and circumstances, many beyond our control, that will affect how we all do business”
– Henry Anson, Managing Director, The Manufacturer
Everyone knows that manufacturing is changing – in fact, it is all that many businesses and influencers in this space are talking about. The question is; if we all know that the manufacturing industry is experiencing very disruptive changes, why aren’t more manufactures ensuring that their ‘traditional’ workforce are equipped and ready to excel in their new environment?
Digital transformation has been a key trend for 2017 and will continue to disrupt manufacturing processes into 2018, if you haven’t already, it is time to embrace the change and take advantage of the new opportunities that it brings.
Written by Columbus Product Strategy Director, Kevin Bull. This year, he joined the judging panel for The Manufacturer Supply Chain Excellence award, here's the final part of our blog series looking into what makes "excellence".