Part 18 – Make the Right decisions in Digital Transformation

With many choices in front of you, the subject of Digital Transformation can be daunting. When considering the associated costs involved, making the right choices in the current economic climate is of paramount importance.

The first and best step you can take is to select a System Integrator (SI) with the correct philosophy, skillset, and partners to consult on your needs and identify your most significant opportunities for future growth and continual improvement.

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Part 17 – How Standards Drive Digital Transformation

In the 80s, ISO 9000 (and BS5750 in Britain) came to the fore to create standards for quality management. The standardisation process strove to introduce methods for continual improvement and ensure consistency and quality. As time moved on, throughout the 90s and 00s, standards have been applied to manufacturing settings more and more, beginning with S88, which governs batch control processes, followed by S95, which defines plant structure to support enterprise asset models. 

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Part 3 – Mitigating cyber-security threats

In the previous article of the ‘Fit for the future’ series we looked at how to check your level of readiness and begin to map out the first steps to buck the trend to start on a path of innovation which will lead to operational improvement. In this post, entitled, “Mitigating cyber-security threats” we look at the potential threats to your business and how to mitigate them.

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Part 2 – Are your systems fit for the future?

In Part 1 of the ‘Fit for the future’ series we looked at the lack of innovation and investment in manufacturing in the UK and the threat posed by the ‘make do and mend’ mentality that plagues many manufacturers. In this post, we discuss the question, “Are your systems fit for the future?” and look at how to check your level of readiness and begin to map out the first steps to buck the trend to start on a path of innovation which will lead to operational improvement.

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Part 1 – Don’t make do and mend

This is the first in a series of articles under our label “Fit for the Future“, in which we discuss how our manufacturing and industrial sector can be become more efficient and competitive, whilst adjusting to a constantly changing environment. In this first article, ‘Don’t make do and mend’, we look at the factors that have caused the UK manufacturing sector to underinvest in new technology and what this means.

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