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Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

Is 2021 the year when digital twinning comes to the fore?
Unipart Logistics
Unipart Logistics

The Covid-19 pandemic is making everyone look at the world a little differently. Individuals and businesses alike are reassessing what they do and how they do it, finding new solutions to problems that they hadn’t even considered a year ago and taking a lot less for granted. However, the pandemic isn’t just changing the ‘now’, it’s also changing the future, as we realise there are silver linings to be taken from the adaptations forced upon us in 2020 and the innovations it has led us to rapidly create and introduce.

Digital twinning has been a buzzword in industry for some time, but many experts are predicting 2021 will be the year when it finally comes to the fore.

Digital twinning is the mapping of a physical asset to a digital platform. Digital representations of physical tools, machines and products have seldom been more important, with lockdowns limiting opportunities for people to travel, work with others or manage r ...  >>

Models and algorithms for integrated production and distribution problems.
Article published in Computers & Industrial Engineering 154 (2021)   Authors Vincenzo Bo (a), Marco Bortolini (b), Enrico Malaguti (c), Michele Monaci (c), Cristina Mora (b), Paolo Paronuzzi (c). (a) Plannet S.r.l., Via Pier Carlo Cadoppi 4/6, I-42124 Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy (b) DIN  >>

Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing 2021
Driving the Future of Business Intelligence The highly popular Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing returns for 2021. Join us for an exciting event packed full of inspiring keynote presentations from AI experts, insightful demonstrators and advice on future technologies and taking the next steps in your man
Supply Chain Summit 2021
More than ever, supply chains are determining who wins in the food and grocery industry. In the face of adversity, supply chains have demonstrated the enormous role they play in organisations’ success. Now is the time to capitalise on gains made. Join us at the Supply Chain Summit on 17 June 2021 to intera

Job Opportunities
Transport First Line Manager
     West Midlands  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson
Head of Supply Chain and Logistics - eCommerce
     Halifax  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Production Planner
     Ashton-Under-Lyne  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Logistics Coordinator - Road
     Uxbridge  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Procurement Manager - FMCG
     Birmingham  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Import/Export Co-ordinator
     Somerset (Taunton)  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Procurement Manager - Engineering
     North West  -  PERM  -  Beaumont Select
Head of Inventory Planning
     West Midlands  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson
Logistics Coordinator
     Dover  -  PERM  -  Page Personnel
Planner - Global Manufacturing Company
     Uxbridge  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Logistics Customer Advisor - Rotherham
     Rotherham  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Procurement Manager Oil & Gas 50,000-55,000
     Essex, England  -  PERM  -  1st Executive
Sourcing Manager - Global Pharmaceutical Business
     Reading  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Head of Supply Chain UK & Europe
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Regional Demand / Inventory Planner
     West Midlands  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson

Supply chain E-learning

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News & Trends

Last update 6 Apr 2021
UK Manufacturing PMI at decade high as growth of output, new orders and employment gather pace
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
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Energy & Utilities

With increasing regulation & customer service expectations, utilities companies are redirecting their focus to improve end-to-end supply chain performance. As part of our drive to improve asset utilisation and up-time, Unipart Logistics has been at the forefront facilitating companies improved bus...

Industry 4.0: The importance of an overarching digitalization strategy

From individual solutions to an integrated concept: How companies can implement the digital factory   When the term “Industry 4.0” was first mentioned in the early 2010s, a veritable hype ensued aroun...

Negotiating with Suppliers
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Advanced Negotiation
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Local & Regional Agenda

Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

The Connected Value Chain: Creating Durable Value with Digital

Today’s businesses are faced with a dizzying array of digital promises—and threats: the Internet of Things, wearables, additive manufacturing, big data and analytics, gamification, ubiquitous access, and hype...