Weekly News Bulletin - 11th August 2017

Metsec Weekly News Bulletin

This week we shared stories regarding the increase of the UK manufacturing output in the month of June. According to the Telegraph, this positive 0.1pc increase was a result of a global recovery. The East Midlands Business Link supported this view with the added viewpoint that UK manufacturing was a shining star in an otherwise sluggish economy. Do you agree?

We also reminded you that we will be at the ‘Explore Offsite Healthcare’ event in September at the NEC Birmingham. At the event you can find out about cost-effective and energy efficient contemporary buildings, specifically for the healthcare sector. You can read about our experience of building a cost-effective building for the healthcare sector here

Forbes released an article on the ‘Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends in Manufacturing’, which included points about the much discussed Industry 4.0 movement and increased machine learning. At Metsec, we have seen advancement in our machines which has resulted in increased efficiency. We also saw an interesting piece in regards to Building Information Modelling from BIM Today, where it was argued that BIM should be referred to as Digital Engineering because how it far it has advanced from the original ‘BIM’ concept. Certified to BIM level 2, we think this this is an interesting point and can see both sides.

Finally, we shared our blog piece about the importance of collaboration between the manufacturer and client from the beginning for the ultimate success of a project. Here at Metsec, we stride to offer a complete manufacturing solution, from start to finish.

For your weekly news update please follow us on Facebook (MetsecUK), Twitter (@MetsecUK) & LinkedIn (voestalpine Metsec plc)

Explore Offsite Healthcare

The pressure on the healthcare sector is huge. This event will present case studies of projects that have used offsite technology to create a new facility, an upgrade or extension in a seamless way, on-time and on-budget working in a sensitive, inclusive and collaborative fashion. You can book here:
http://www.exploreoffsite.co.uk/book/

Global recovery set to drive UK manufacturing boom

Signs of a British manufacturing boom are expected to emerge this week as UK factory bosses reap the benefits of a global recovery.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/08/05/global-recovery-set-drive-uk-manufacturing-boom/

Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends in Manufacturing

The industry continues to evolve in response to the challenge of ensuring the right products are delivered at the right price, to the right person, through a process of improved sophistication.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2017/08/08/top-5-digital-transformation-trends-in-manufacturing/

Manufacturing sector steers UK output back into growth

The continuing recovery of the UK’s manufacturing sector is set to return UK business output to growth, according to the latest Business Trends Report by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP.
http://www.eastmidlandsbusinesslink.co.uk/mag/manufacturing/manufacturing-sector-steers-uk-output-back-growth/

Collaboration is All You Need

When a product is critical to the overall success of a project, it is important that the manufacturer is engaged as early as possible in order to collaborate with the full supply chain.
http://www.metsec.com/blog/collaboration-is-all-you-need/

BIM – is it time to change the conversation to Digital Engineering?

Carl Collins, CIBSE Digital Engineering Consultant, argues that BIM as a term has served its purpose and we should now be using Digital Engineering
https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/bim-news/bim-time-change-conversation-digital-engineering/34477