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An Industry 4 readiness assessment tool The term Industry 4 originates from the high-tech strategy of the German government, which sought to re-define the role of manufacturing post the global economic crisis. It suggests that we are on the cusp of the 4th Industrial Revolution, a cyber physical age, which will be realised over the next 20 years. This report has been designed to enable you to complete a self-assessment of your company’s current Industry 4 readiness, whilst providing a benchmark of current Industry 4 readiness across a group of 53 companies.
Connected Autonomous Vehicles: Cost Benefit Considerations Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) could bring significant societal and environmental benefits, from making traveling safer, cheaper, and more comfortable, to increasing access to mobility for the elderly and disabled. A key element of the ‘mobility revolution’ is developing wireless communications that allow vehicles to talk to the driver, to each other and to roadside infrastructure. The cost-benefit analysis for a particular type of communications technology, Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) illustrates the benefit to society and the environment in terms of improved mobility, safety and air quality against the cost of developing and implementing the technology on motorways and urban roads.
Connected Autonomous Vehicles: Legal and Regulatory Considerations Report Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) are poised to revolutionise transportation making traveling safer, more comfortable, and more sustainable than current modes while reducing costs of traveling substantially. These vehicles will be partially or fully drive themselves, potentially and ultimately requiring no human driver participation at all, having the possibility to collect data on their usage and activities, as well as, communicate among themselves and with road-transport authorities. Therefore, there are a number of implications and areas for consideration within the legal and regulatory aspects of CAV and its associated technologies challenging the status quo of the roles of human drivers and vehicles. This report is of interest to the whole CAV ecosystem and believe it is in everybody’s interest to better understand the legal frameworks in which CAVs must operate and, going forward, to help influence what the future might look like.
Delivering the Digital Dividend Supply chain digital readiness: A survey of 179 European Manufacturers In the digital age supply chains will be how organisations compete. So together with Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick, JDA set out to identify and analyse the progress and aspirations of European manufacturers on their digital journey. The
Enhancing supply chain performance using data analytics Five industrial case studies This joint study between WMG, University of Warwick and the management analytics firm Concentra set out to research the capacity of modern data analytics to optimise supply chain performance. Our findings suggest that the easiest wins centre around basic good management measures, such as demand profiling, forecasting and the systematisation of supply processes.
Realities of Reshoring: A UK Perspective Reshoring UK is the unique collaboration of leading industrial engineering associations and Manufacturing Catapults, led by the GTMA, to support both UK and inward investment companies to find trusted accredited suppliers.
Supply Chain Segmentation A Window of Opportunity for European Manufacturing Supply chain segmentation is re-emerging as a core capability for competitiveness. Segmentation is not a new practice for supply chain management, so why is it so relatively under-developed, and what can be done to advance the capability? Moreover, benefits will be received from the early steps, so the key action is to begin the journey.