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What is in the future for the UK manufacturing workforce?

Manufacturing automation is the practice of putting control systems in place, to operate processes within the manufacturing environment. It is becoming a reality for more and more UK manufacturers today

Covering processes such as working with hazardous materials (e.g. spray painting), intricate electronics assembly (e.g. circuit boards), and dangerous tasks (e.g. welding), automation gives manufacturers more control over their processes, help streamline their operations and keeps workers safely away from high-risk materials and tasks.

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Exciting Updates for Catapult and Spool-Explorer

Catapult is a solution from BCD Software, who are part of Fresche Solutions, that automates the process of distributing IBM i reports and documents.

Our partners, BCD Software, have released the latest version of Catapult and Spool-Explorer, 8.1.0.

The new release can be downloaded as current PC and/or iSeries components from BCD from MyBCDSoftware.com.

If you are upgrading to the latest release, there will be some specific action required. BCD Software specify:

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Are You Ready For The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

In a new whitepaper, our partners at Zebra Technologies are exploring the current trends surrounding the 'fourth industrial revolution' concept.

Industry is an essential part of civilisation. The past 200 years or so have seen the world change unrecognisably, as technology has evolved faster and faster, bringing vast improvements to production, manufacturing and all facets of industry.

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Technology and the UK Manufacturing Industry in 2017

Download the Annual Manufacturing Report 2017 report from The Manufacturer here, to find out how technological advancements are effecting the manufacturing in the UK in 2017.

The report is an interesting look at the state of the UK manufacturing sector this year, and a glance at expectations and challenges for the time ahead.

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Why Assembly Manufacturers Need an ERP System

Assembly manufacturing completely transformed the manufacturing industry when it was first introduced: mass production became a reality.

Nowadays, many of our most valuable goods, from cars to household electronics, are produced in an assembly line environment.

The key, of course, to assembly manufacturing is speed and increased productivity. Henry Ford famously cut production time of his Model T cars from 12 hours to 94 minutes by introducing assembly lines to his manufacturing plants.

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