Value Architects: Are you ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Having spent the last 3 months researching and writing my book about soft (people) skills, drawing on the behavioural science, social science, decision science and psychology the predicted cross roads for procurement is much closer than I thought! The advent of the 4th Industrial revolution is palpable and the work environment is already beginning to change.

 

KPMG's "Global manufacturing outlook" report highlights new challenges for

According to KPMG's 2014 report “Global Manufacturing Outlook: Performance in the crosshairs,” manufacturers are set to face a new set of challenges around product development strategies and supply chain, while it’s also been revealed that there is emphasis on understanding product costs and profitability.

Recruitment accelerates in automotive sector

The recovery in UK car production in the automotive sector, highlighted by a 12 per cent increase in March against the same month in 2013, is indicative of a growing demand from Europe, according to the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

40 per cent of small to medium sized manufacturers in England looking to recruit

According to the latest Barometer from the Manufacturing advisory service (MAS) as quoted in The manufacturer, around 40 per cent of small to medium sized manufacturers in England are planning to recruit.

Reports make manufacturing recommendations

More than ten per cent of the gross value of the UK is accounted for by manufacturing, a recent report has shown.