Vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 and 2 component manufacturers should avoid severing relationships with businesses further down their supply chains and look for ways to support them on the way to recovery. Doing so could give them a competitive advantage as the pandemic starts to subside.
The manufacturing sector’s adoption of robotics is on the rise. However, when faced with a wide range of collaborative automation technologies, how do businesses know which to choose and how can they optimise value from their investment?
As OEMs cut production rates and MRO volumes drop sharply, manufacturers must plan their next move carefully. Paul Adams, Head of Aerospace & Defence, examines what steps companies can take to plan for the post-COVID-19 landscape.
While the concept of ‘split ticketing’ is nothing new, the recent launch of Trainline’s ‘SplitSave’ ticketing tool could allow many more passengers to cut costs on rail journeys by finding them clever combinations of tickets. Phil Bulman examines the future of rail ticket pricing in Britain.
Northern Rail’s nationalisation is yet another reminder that the industry’s franchise model is flawed. In order to deliver the service and improvements needed, longer-term thinking and improved collaboration between key stakeholders are urgently required.
In an era calling for latency-sensitive applications, where the emergence of edge computing, 5G and AI powered analytics are ushering in the possibility of real-time solutions, companies are looking for the most efficient ways to make use of data.