Support for manufacturers

The world of manufacturing is experiencing rapid advances in digital technologies that are transforming the way we design, build and sell our products and services.

‘Factory of the Future’ Manufacturing Roadmap

New business models are creating opportunities for businesses to improve productivity and profitability.

What is Manufacturing 4.0?

Industry 4.0, 4IR, Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing 4.0. Whatever term you’re familiar with, they all mean the same thing: the integration of traditional manufacturing processes with digital technologies to connect products, people, plant, business and supply chains together.

Our digital specialists work closely with the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) to help organisations improve and grow by designing and delivering tailored manufacturing improvement support.

More Scottish companies are recognising the benefits of improving their business than ever before – SMAS helped over 400 Scottish companies last year to generate £32.9 million efficiency savings and increase their productivity.

Want to find similar success? Our experts can help you carry out a fully funded Manufacturing 4.0 Review.

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Why undertake a review?

The Manufacturing 4.0 Review helps you understand where you are now and where you need to be. Its structured approach will identify an appropriate strategy that’s relevant to your business.

The review will enable you to make carefully considered investment decisions to scale up your output, maximise margins and deliver performance and value to your customers.

Fully-funded support

The Manufacturing 4.0 Review comprises two days fully-funded support which is delivered by SMAS practitioners and our digital specialists. Asses your readiness for Manufacturing 4.0 and develop your project roadmap towards becoming a world-class ‘Factory of the Future’.

How does it work?

Step 1

Day 1 - Assess your readiness

A comprehensive assessment of your business to identify strengths and opportunities in six key thematic areas, giving you an aligned approach towards Manufacturing 4.0

Step 2

Day 2 - Define your project roadmap

Based on the outputs from Day 1, the road mapping session will identify potential projects that will enable you to go from current state to future Manufacturing 4.0 stage.

A bespoke structured report will set out prioritised actions to take forward, along with a discussion on support available from Scottish Enterprise, industry partners and academia to help you deliver your Manufacturing 4.0 improvement plan.

Many Scottish companies have already realised the opportunities Manufacturing 4.0 brings them. Be part of the new industrial revolution and arrange your Manufacturing 4.0 review now.

Ready for your Manufacturing 4.0 review?

Our team are on hand to answer your questions and explain the support we can offer to help your business succeed.