Read about the status of manufacturing in the UK.
The UK’s Institute of Mechanical Engineers has a new Manufacturing and Engineering Annual Report (pdf). While it’s UK specific, the findings with regard to Industry 4.0 aren’t dissimilar to other European countries.
The report is based on feedback from 1000+ UK manufacturing and engineering SMEs.
It is encouraging to see that 32% have a strategy for technology investment but more needs to be done to help those organisations who don’t believe the technology has a role in their business
A common theme is the skills gap and issues in recruiting.