When the media talk about Industry 4.0, smart factories and networked production lines, the focus is usually on international corporations. Yet, the "digital workshop" provides immense advantages, especially for small and medium-sized production plants. Simplified customer communication, streamlined processes in administration or spare parts warehouses "on demand" are just some of the competitive advantages that SMEs can achieve by transitioning to Industry 4.0
When used correctly, digital procurement platforms can serve as a “single source of truth” for both clients and suppliers. In this blog post, we take a look at what transparency in procurement means, potential obstacles encountered in achieving this transparency and, of course, how to overcome them.
“Digital transformation is the way forward in almost every segment of life.”
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The primary concern of many business leaders today is cutting costs without losing profitability. However, one area that is constantly overlooked in this respect is digital procurement.
In today’s competitive markets, the efficiency and sustainability of a company’s supply chain can not only impact profit margins but can also have a profound effect on how the brand is perceived. Supply chain capabilities are developing rapidly and the majority of recent fundamental developments in this field have been technological. In order to survive – and thrive - keeping abreast of these improvements to transparency and efficiency is crucial. Now is the time for businesses to make sure their procurement processes are up to date and optimised, so that they can be prepared for any and all eventualities.
Even though classical sheet metal working strategies such as punching are still indispensable in sheet metal working – especially for larger order volumes – more and more sheet metal processors are also using focused laser beams to cut sheets. Laser technology is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in the area of prototype production or small to exceedingly small batch sizes. But where exactly can "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation" show its advantages – and why?
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The 3D printing industry stands for innovative spirit like hardly any other industry – and the past "Covid-19 years" have done nothing to change that. On the contrary: 2022 seems to be the year for 3D printing providers! New materials, the use of artificial intelligence and a recognizable democratization of printing processes: it is really difficult for us to filter out the top trends from the many innovations. As part of our innovation blog series, we have researched the market for you and summarized the most important news.
Digitally networked manufacturing plants make almost autonomous production possible. In the context of Industry 4.0 and increasingly comprehensive digitalisation, machines, systems, operators and products communicate with each other in real time. This enables unprecedented flexibility in production - and significantly reduces unproductive, expensive non-productive time.