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How food manufacturing moves with the times
A review of the major issues the food industry is currently facing, examining innovations to help overcome them.
Hardware vs. software: which wins in manufacturing?
MPA Principal Analyst, John Mapother recently featured in Raconteur’s ‘Future of Manufacturing’ report. The future of manufacturing is digital, this is undeniable, but there remain questions around how best to digitise, and what is at stake if companies do not. Great mechanics need great instructions, and manufacturers upgrading to smart factories will need to balance their investments in both hardware and software to stay ahead of the competition. Read on to find out more.
Fuelling growth for UK manufacturers & engineers
Manufacturing and engineering businesses, especially SMEs, are missing out on huge cash injections into their company by not taking advantage of the financial gains on offer from two government schemes that want to reward innovative thinking.
Innovation investment driving environmental benefits
As businesses plan to contribute to a more sustainable future with advanced efforts, we asked companies for their views on the role of environmental issues in decisions about innovation investment.
Plastic’s not so fantastic
In 2018 packaging consistently made the headlines – but for all the wrong reasons. The environmental concerns around plastic remain high on the media agenda, and going forward, the biggest challenge facing many industries is sustainability and lessening the impact on our world caused by plastic waste.
Latest statistics show the effect of manufacturing on UK GDP
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels. The latest release of economic statistics includes details of gross domestic product (GDP) for the latest quarter (April to June). GDP is important because it measures the value of goods and services produced in the UK and estimates the size and growth in the economy.
Getting smarter with manufacturing
Current statistics from the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) have indicated that UK manufacturers have maintained a broadly positive outlook despite some recent fluctuations in the rate of sector expansion.
Morgana Systems: From distributor to innovator and market leader
Celebrating their 40th birthday in 2018, Morgana Systems has maintained their position at the forefront of the industry through maintaining an awareness of market developments, responding quickly to trends and tailoring their products accordingly.