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technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing and robotics, there is a window for British manufacturers to re- establish itself as one of the top five manufacturing countries in the world. Rob Sinfield, vice president product at Sage, said: “The troubling headlines we have seen for UK manufacturing recently may not mean doom and gloom. In fact, the sector has a huge opportunity to grow and expand its position globally. While its unsurprising that sustainability is a challenge, it’s very encouraging to see how British manufacturers have embraced the disruption and looked at new models, including the circular economy and servitisation, for growth.


“That said, the sector must overcome a sense of inertia, outdated business models and technology and a lack of IT infrastructure to capitalise on the window of opportunity. IT modernisation is a critical component in making the most of the new industry dynamics. Using data more effectively will enable them to be more agile in the way they source, design, make and recycle their products.”


Tim Figures, director of industrial sectors, technology and innovation at MAKE UK, commented: “The issue lies mainly in having access to the data to adopt the right technological solutions that will have an impact on sustainability. By better analysing data, manufacturers can better predict demand, which would help them drive down product wastage and improve productivity.


“The smart use of technology - and above all data - has the potential to unlock significant improvements in productivity, hone their supply chains and explore more sustainable and digital business models.” The full UK whitepaper can be found here www.sage.com/uk/ discretemfgreport





Servitisation is the opportunity for businesses to expand their product lines with services and solutions.


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FACTORY&HANDLINGSOLUTIONS | MARCH 2020 15


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