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From Korea to your home

Have you ever wondered how a Samsung TV gets from Korea to your home? Watch the video above, called ‘Life’s Little Luxury’. In the video we track the movement of …

Reflection

Manufacturing has been at the heart of our industrial evolution, and the development of the world. On the cusp of the 4th industrial revolution, it is time to take stock. …

Week 4 summary

Thank you for completing the fourth week of the course. I hope you found it informative and it has achieved its objective of starting to get you to think the …

Industrie 4.0: Cisco perspective

Whilst many organisations struggle to come to terms with what Industrie 4.0 means to their business model, few have even begun to consider the supply chain implications. In the short …

Supply chain implications of Industrie 4.0

The ICT enabled convergence of technological and business processes will herald the new age of (German) manufacturing. These were the wise words of Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann, whom I was …

Legal implications of 3D Printing

Law should enable the next generation of manufacturing and not get in the way. This will require innovation from the legal profession to develop the legal frame works to support …

What will the future demand from manufacturing?

A future where we will seamlessly be able to connect with families, friends and schedules on bathroom mirrors, kitchen work surfaces and our appliances. Where consumer and industrial needs merge. …

Re-shoring in practice

Offering technical solutions, responsiveness and price competitiveness are critical enablers to re-building local supply chain capability. In January 2014 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, David Cameron, then prime …

Role of 3D Printing

3D printing may not be a panacea, but it will play a major role in enabling more localised manufacturing. However, it is not without its challenges. The concept of 3D …

A career in manufacturing

If you like to understand the breadth of the business, from the customer through internal operations and through to suppliers, making decisions with real influence, then you may wish to …

Changing manufacturing landscape

Right shoring, mass-personalisation and structural flexibility are driving change in the manufacturing landscape. In the post war era as countries have continued to industrialise we have seen the manufacturing landscape …

High value manufacturing

High value or value added manufacturing is proving an increasingly popular business model for manufacturers, changing their role and scope within the value chain. High Value Manufacturing (HVM) is seen …

Week 3 summary

Week 3, focused on the topic of ‘Shop till you drop: Purchasing and procurement in context’. Before immersing yourself in the world of manufacturing, take some time to consolidate your …