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Manufacturing Made Smarter

The UK is currently the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world with UK’s industrial sector growing at 1.4% a year since 1948, according to a recent report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

How can the UK remain a manufacturing world leader?

In an increasingly competitive world, it’s key to stay ahead and cutting-edge new technologies and tools can enable you to make the right decision at the right time to ensure you meet your customer demands in the most cost-effective and timely way.

There are a variety of tools that you can integrate from software that can connect and analyse data, smart sensors that can monitor your production, to robots that can assist with the mundane, repetitive tasks that limit your time to contemplate growth strategies.

We understand that for makers it’s crucial to reduce waste to maximise profit and that’s where new technology can enable you to fulfil your ambitions and the demands of your customers.

What can Made Smarter offer you?

  • Specialist advice & line-walk to assess your current production.

  • Up to 50% match-funding to introduce new technology & tools.

  • Access to a subsidised Leadership Development programme accredited by Lancaster University Management School.

  • Access to technical student placements to enable you to integrate the technology effectively and seamlessly.


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