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Why tailored, sustainable, and connected conveying equipment is a logistics industry differentiator

The World Economic Forum expects that a more sustainable, circular economy could be worth $1 trillion worldwide by 2025. As green products continue to gain steam, conveying equipment and logistics industries need to embrace new approaches such as "embedded sustainability" – incorporating environmental, health, and social value into core business activities without a trade-off in price or quality.

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No need to concern ourselves with the rise of the machines

As has been the case since the Victorian age, innovation and technological development continues to positively impact our lives in an increasing number of ways – both from a personal and work perspective. In the case of the latter, be it automated machinery, 3D printing or IoT, to name a few, manufacturers across all key industry sectors continue to readily embrace and install new technologies to boost the productivity and efficiency of their operations.

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Manufacturing Operations Management: A high-value starting point for digital transformation

Manufacturers seek a connected, scalable and sustainable platform approach that enables them simultaneously to maintain high levels of throughput, quality and customer service – while creating opportunities for sustainable innovation. This is where a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) solution comes into play.

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How can IoT optimise the bearing supply chain?

In 2020, stock management issues were estimated to cost UK manufacturers 66 billion GBP because of disruption caused by the pandemic. Consequently, the quest to improve efficiency, cut waste, and enhance supply chain operations is one that suppliers know all too well. Here, Chris Johnson, Managing Director at SMB Bearings, explains how the Internet of Things (IoT) can enable a stronger, more resilient bearing supply chain.

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    Training a new breed for the digitally transformed workplace(04/10/2021)

    Digital transformation is very important to us. In fact, it means the world to us. Helping our customers achieve digital transformation success is a core focus for us, and we do this by sharing our knowledge freely and by offering technologies and services from world-class vendors. We recognise that change is happening throughout industry, and we understand that all of our customers are undertaking their own transformation journey.

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    Brewing’s journey into automation: If craft brewers did software(22/09/2021)

    Britain’s brewing industry has expanded from a modest 1,218 breweries in 2012 to a colossal 3,018 in 2020 – with small and microbreweries accounting for over 80 percent of this figure. With the industry reaching a saturation point, Martyn Williams, Managing Director of COPA-DATA UK, explains how digital tools can help small brewers compete in a bubbling market.

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    Robotics and automation in PV manufacturing(22/09/2021)

    As the demand for solar energy increases, there is continuous pressure to improve quality and reliability and to decrease price of products. To remain competitive in this type of environment, manufacturers need to increase their output, maintain or improve quality, while reducing costs.

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    Opcenter helps The Absolut Company implement fully automated production lines(22/09/2021)

    For a connoisseur, the choice of vodka is not something to be taken lightly. It should be world-class, which characterises the spirits of The Absolut Company, a subsidiary of Pernod-Ricard. With production in the small Swedish village of Åhus, the attitude within the Absolut Company operations is both proactive and uncompromising. Quality, efficiency, and climate awareness are characteristic features, from raw material to production and distribution.

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    Rotary friction welding(17/09/2021)

    TWI, AFW & KUKA Systems UK Ltd. possess expertise within the field of friction welding and recognise the importance of quality component manufacture within the supply chain. So just how can these manufacturing principles be applied?

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