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Hidden Factories: Effective supply chain PLM integration Part 3

The ‘hidden factories’ costing carmakers £500k per day per programme.  Why automotive supply chain PLM integration must be effectively managed, and how to do it.  The automotive industry – despite significant productivity improvements in recent decades – must overcome the ...

Hidden Factories: The impact of COVID Part 2

How a pandemic exposed the full effects of engineering’s hidden factory phenomenon  A revolution has been taking place in engineering. As a result of Covid-19, companies have had to embrace digitalisation like never before, with remote working a shared ‘new normal’. But as well ...

Hidden Factories: The Invisible disruptor Part 1

Is your workplace home to its own ‘hidden factory’? In many complex and interdependent workflows between OEMs and tier suppliers, a proportion of work is conducted via a formal process. But as you will know, plenty of work is also ...

Streamlining Your Supply Chain – What are the benefits?

'Streamlining my supply chain seems like the right thing to do, but, is it more effort than it's worth?' The short answer is no. The long answer... In the time that you read this post, how many of your suppliers ...

Driving Supplier Competence to Reduce Delays and Increase Efficiency

It's no secret that organisations are under more pressure than ever to deliver innovative products, on time while finding ways to cut costs and increase sustainability. Having a competent, capable and confident supplier base is vital to your success. As ...

Digital Cars

Empty Showrooms? One of the most immediate responses to the pandemic is likely to be the culling of model availability across many car manufacturer ranges. Almost all scale car makers will have a mixed bag of contributions from their car ...
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