Let’s talk Industry 4.0: 3 trends developing in the Manufacturing Industry right now
We are halfway through 2022 and the world is overcoming challenges such as supply chain issues, inflations, worker shortages and more across all sectors. But businesses are showing their resilience from SMEs to large corporations and looking towards innovation to tackle the issues. Industry 4.0 continues to change the way we work and although some sectors are falling behind when it comes to digital change, the ongoing challenges are forcing businesses to inflict change whether they like it or not.
How to Improve Productivity with 5 Minutes per Day - A Method used by Entrepreneurs
We are all swamped with many tasks during our working days, whether we’re business owners or employees. Engineers can be brilliant at problem solving as it’s in their nature, however even for the most effective time managers among us, productivity can become a challenge to stay on top of. We’re all human and can only do one thing at a time (within reason) so taking the time to become more productive can be very beneficial for personal development and business longevity.
With the journey through Industry 4.0, how are you getting your business on the Digital Transformation path?
As we glide through Industry 4.0, many sectors are doing what they can to innovate and stay up to date. Keeping with the times is detrimental to a businesses’ longevity, as those who aren’t making change run the risks of falling behind the competition. When it comes to the Manufacturing and Engineering sectors, digital transformation is a necessity as the sectors are finding ways to become more sustainable and achieve the world’s net zero goals. So what does Digital Transformation look like?
What is the Metaverse? Let’s Delve into the Future of Manufacturing and Technology
As Industry 4.0 continues, we see technology combining with Manufacturing more and more by the second, revolutionising the way the world works. As change is inevitable, technology advances are the future and companies that aren’t innovating risk falling behind. We take a look into what the Metaverse is and how this could affect the future of Manufacturing for the better.
What Does Sustainable Manufacturing Look Like and Why it’s Detrimental to Your Businesses’ Future
As the hot topic around the world is Net Zero, more and more businesses are becoming aware of their sustainability in the environmental and longevity sense. Becoming sustainable is now important to all stakeholders, customers, suppliers and anybody who interacts with a business. However, it’s not just about saying you’re conscious of your carbon footprint on your email signature. Stakeholders want to see businesses be proactive and evidently sustainable.
Rise in Fatalities in the Mining Industry calls for Necessary Confined Space Rescue
Significant concerns are rising in the Mining Industry, as fatalities are increasing year on year since 2020. According to the department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) chief inspector of mines David Msiza, infrastructure and practices desperately need to adapt and innovate to avoid loss of life.
From Lockdown Disruption to Terminal Congestions, Supply Chain chaos descends across the globe
The supply chain industry doesn’t seem to be catching a break, as disruptions from China to the US are causing growing challenges. Businesses are also still feeling the effects of the Russian Invasion, with continued sanctions and material shortages expected up until 2023. So what’s the current situation in China?
Workplace Culture 101: Why a Positive Work Environment is the Key to Success for Small Business Owners
As more and more SMEs appear, there becomes a plethora of options for potential and existing customers, thus creating a more competitive landscape. As the competition grows, small businesses are scrambling for ways to push themselves and be seen as a key influencer and a credible choice within their industry. Whether investing in better technology, new innovative ways of working or expansion of the team, workplace culture could be the difference between you and your competition, so you have to nail it.
Fresh Strains on Global Supply Chain amid Ukraine crisis
Businesses worldwide are set to feel the effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, adding more strain onto the already struggling global supply chain. Already buckling under the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic, the global supply chain is now facing new challenges with the domino effect of global dependencies on businesses in the Ukraine already being felt.
Logistics and Freight Company Expeditors International Struggles to Recover from Cyberattack
The shipping and logistics industry took a hit once again when Seattle-based freight company Expeditors was hit by a cyberattack that crippled some of their operating systems and continues to hamper their operations around the world.
Rocketing Cost of Oil Causing Chaos for Businesses and the Economy
Following the supply chain chaos and labour shortage due to the pandemic, it doesn’t look like things will get any easier for businesses across the globe and in turn, the economy, as crude oil could soon be reaching the century mark as prices rocket.
Record-Breaking December for Port of Long Beach
For the shipping industry, 2021 was the year where U.S supply chains buckled under unprecedented demand, worker and truck shortages, and a consumer shift that saw more of us buying material goods as we avoided travel and social outings during the Covid-19 pandemic.
How Omicron is Adding Further Pressure to Global Supply Chain Crisis
It may be the start of a new year, but it seems the ‘ripple effects’ of the Covid pandemic will not disappear any time soon and will continue well into 2022 and beyond, as the Omicron strain of Covid creates more havoc for the supply chain across the globe.