Digital Manufacturing for SMEs
Digital Manufacturing offers huge potential to improve productivity, shorten lead times, reduce working capital and improve cash flow. It can also be used to reduce the time-to-market for new products, allow mass customisation of products, improve the customer experience and aftermarket service of your business.
However, many business owners and directors see this as an opportunity for large, global corporations, but actually even Small Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from a range of these new technologies, some of which can be cheapily and easily implemented.
Digital in the UK
The work undertaken for the Made Smarter Review found that the positive impact of faster innovation and adoption of Digital Technologies could be as much as £455 billion for the UK manufacturing over the next decade, increasing manufacturing sector growth between 1.5 and 3 percent per annum, creating a conservative estimated net gain of 175,000 jobs throughout the economy and reducing CO2 emissions by 4.5 percent. It goes on to suggest that industrial productivity can be improved by more than 25 percent by 2025.
Digital Diagnostic Tool for Manufacturing
To support Manufacturers on their Digital Journey, IngPro Limited has 2 unique tools;
- Digital Manufacturing Playbook
- The Digital Diagnostic tool
The Digital Manufacturing Playbook for SMEs looks at the routes to Digital Manufacturing within a business, the current technologies available to manufacturers, where they can be implemented and how you can gain the best Return on Investment (ROI). This handbook is available from IngPro Ltd. Please complete the “Contact” information below.
Digital Diagnostic Tool: IngPro Limited has developed a unique Digital Manufacturing Diagnostic Tool, to analyse companies’ digital status and identify the best opportunities for improvement. The diagnostic tool analyses the attributes and routes to digitalisation presented in the Playbook.
The diagnostic is simple to complete and the output gives a score against the main criteria to show the current status of the business. A full report builds on this and can include a route map to digital improvements, phased and costed.
The Diagnostic tool is quick and simple to use and examines five key, digital, criteria:
The output from the diagnostic gives a simple score, to show where your business is on digital implementation. A full report gives more detail and shows graphically a comparison to best practices.
Digital Manufacturing Handbook for SMEs:
- Available technologies
- Where to focus for best ROI
- Digital Manufacturing in your own company
- Digital Manufacturing in high performing supply chains
- Making products digital
- Diagnostic tool to show your company status and opportunities