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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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New Whitepaper: Best Practices for Optimising the Production Scheduling Process

Our partners at IQMS have released a brand new whitepaper, “Best Practices for Optimising the Production Scheduling Process”. You can download the whitepaper here.

IQMS design enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) software for manufacturers. You can see other whitepapers from IQMS here.

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IQMS launches EDI value added network services for manufacturers

New hosted EDI VAN service provides manufacturers with a secure, reliable and affordable service for the connectivity, transport and integration of all their electronic business transactions


Whether you need to manage supplier purchase orders, invoice your customers or provide business-to-consumer drop shipping fulfilment for online retailers being able to enable online transactions across the manufacturing supply chain via electronic data interchange (EDI) is critical.

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