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The Internet of Things could be crucial to driving predictive engineering

Manufacturers fail to use predictive engineering well

By Rick Pendrous

More than half (54%) of managers in the manufacturing sector believe firms are not using predictive engineering effectively, despite the technology being billed as a leading industry trend, a new study conducted by enterprise business systems provider...

Food industry ‘big data’ should be used much more effectively to support decison making

Food industry ‘big data’ should be mined better

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers should be making more of ‘big data’ if they want to better understand the sales impact of their products, a business analytics software provider has claimed.

SMEs who use e-commerce expect revenue growth in the next 12 months

E-commerce to boost small food manufacturers

By James Ridler

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that invest in exporting and e-commerce are more confident about their business prospects and anticipate faster growth than businesses that do not, according to a new report commissioned by Enterprise Nation and...

Crackling investment: dragon Nick Jenkins (middle) with Andrew Allen and Nick Coleman

Dragons’ Den investors back pork firm with £70k

By Michael Stones

Dragons’ Den investors pledged to invest £70,000 in the flavoured pork crackling business Snaffling Pig Co in an episode of the hit TV show broadcast last night (August 7).

Axing the Business Growth Service is expected to impact a range of manufacturers

Axing Business Growth Service sparks criticism

By Mike Stones

Government plans to axe the Business Growth Service (BGS) – which included the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and Growth Accelerator programme – has sparked a storm of industry protest.

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