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Beyond the hype of i4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution

KPMG have produced a 24 page report that seeks to separate the rhetoric from the reality of the so-called fourth industrial revolution.   It “offers a realistic perspective on the current state of i4.0 adoption and readiness across the market…. based … Continue reading

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BAh!

BA thinks of itself as an airline with an IT system.  Maybe if it thought of itself as an IT company that moves people around, yesterday’s events would never of happened?  After all that’s how Amazon thinks – an internet company … Continue reading

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3D printing saves £15,000+ in treating cancer patients

I’ve blogged before about 3D printing and its potential to transform a wide range of different operations.  Here’s an example, on the manufacturer.com website, of how it is being applied to surgery on the head and face of patients with trauma, cancer, … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Model 3 assembly line strategy – risky or how every carmaker will go?

Fascinating article explaining how car makers go about setting up an assembly line for a new model.  Industry-wide practice is to “beta test” the line by using cheap, adaptable prototype tools that are scrapped once their output conforms to the … Continue reading

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ATMs in North Korea!

North Korea has been in the headlines recently, but mainly with regard to IBMs rather than ATMs.  But this story is all about how newly installed ATMs at Pyongyang Airport do not appear to be functioning.   Now I’m not … Continue reading

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The Thirsty Bear – five years on

I blogged about this pub using touch screen technology five years ago.  It is still going strong.  Now there’s a video that shows the interactive screens in action…

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Inamo – five years on

In January 2012 Inamo had two restaurants in London.  Five years later one restaurant was closed, and two new sites were developed – one in Covent Garden and another in Camden. I blogged about this concept because of its use of … Continue reading

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Factory of the Future according to Goldman Sachs

Interesting insight into how manufacturing may change in the next few years.

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Additive manufacturing in the aviation industry

Interesting piece on the MIT Technology Review website that explores how aircraft manufacturers are adopting and adapting additive processes.  This enables them to manufacture components in new materials and with new properties.   The implication of this is that aero … Continue reading

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Google Glass – what went wrong?

I’ve blogged about Google Glass and speculated how operations might be changed by this new technology.  But it seems this not going to happen.  Google have withdrawn the product from the market.  What’s going on?  Well, according to this New … Continue reading

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