What is Blockchain Technology and how can it improve Manufacturing?

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What is Blockchain Technology? In simple terms, Blockchain is a record-keeping database technology that stores blocks of information on a chain. Blockchain – the brainchild of a person or group of people known by the pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto – is based on distributed ledger technology which securely records information across a peer-to-peer network. Originally devised… Read More »

An Insight in to the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

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What is the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund? The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims to bring together the UK’s world-leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time. It provides funding and support to UK businesses and researchers. The fund is part of the government’s £4.7 billion increase in research… Read More »

HOBUT Arrives in Dubai

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HOBUT have travelled over 4,500 miles from its Manufacturing Headquarters in Walsall, West Midlands, UK to Dubai, UAE to exhibit in the World’s largest Power Exhibition. More than 60,000 industry professionals will descend on the World Trade Centre which will bring together manufacturers, global experts, governments, procurement, project managers and contractors in the following sectors:… Read More »

Do You REALLY Know Where Your Products Are Coming From?

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With the rise of internet business (across any sector), there has most definitely been a corresponding rise in what we will diplomatically call ‘blurred boundaries’. In other words, presenting a product or service in a particular light, when in reality, it doesn’t conform on every level. You may be purchasing, for example, low-voltage products. You… Read More »

Smart Factories Are Transforming Manufacturing

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Manufacturers are on the verge of an industry-wide digital transformation, with the need to improve productivity and boost visibility across the factory floor and supply chain operations. Businesses are forging ahead to transform digitally and embrace Smart Manufacturing – which is the automation of the manufacturing sector. There are Five main areas of transformation; Digitalisation… Read More »

Employee Empowerment Is The Key to Better Productivity

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  The Real Cost of Disengaged Employees Revealing figures show that disengaged employees cost the UK £52-£70 Billion in lost productivity. UK productivity alone looks rather bleak right now with the ONS telling us output is looking lacklustre and we take a look at why increasing employee engagement (also referred to as Employee Empowerment) could… Read More »

What Effect Would A No-Deal Brexit Have On UK Manufacturers?

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When the UK triggered Article 50 in March 2017, it essentially fired the starting gun on a 2-year period of negotiations to agree the terms of UK’s exit from the UK. Since March 2017, it has already been a time of uncertainty which has seen job losses, the devaluing of the pound and international trade… Read More »

Seven Killer Marketing Strategies For Manufacturers

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Most manufacturing companies, unless you are one of the very fortunate, want to increase their business and profitability. To do this by relying on past successes and achievements or inbound activity, then at some point, your business will hit the wall and your competition will be in the fast-lane leaving you for dust. An example… Read More »

Why manufacturing matters to the UK economy.

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“The UK doesn’t manufacture much anymore”, “Everything is being made abroad nowadays” and “There are no jobs out there” are probably some examples you’ve heard many times before and maybe to some it would be quite astonishing to hear that they couldn’t be further from the truth.   Manufacturing is thriving, and it contributes £6.7… Read More »

How Can Manufacturers Make The Most Of Their CRM In A Post GDPR Environment?

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  The deadline was given back in May 2018 and every person in the land was talking about it and we were all feeling rather overwhelmed and dare we say it, fed up of hearing about it. Memes and GIFs were created in the thousands but we’ve got to admit, since the 25th May 2018,… Read More »