Digital technologies have long been helping manufacturing businesses boost productivity, create jobs and upskill their workforce, amongst a range of other great advantages. Since the pandemic began, they’ve proven their weight in gold – from connected systems that empower remote working to machines that ensure production lines can be maintained without a human presence.
Made Smarter has helped makers put these technologies in place. We recently supported Storth Limited, a manufacturer of agricultural machinery for slurry management:
“Our adoption of a robot welder, through support from Made Smarter, has been a success from day one. We were experiencing bottlenecks within our welding process, which was causing delays in schedules. The robot has helped us overcome the delays, and has also helped us to continue operations at a time when some of our welders have been self-isolating, which has caused staff shortages. In order to keep up with supply, we are now keen to upgrade our cutting equipment to enable us to operate unsupervised automatic cutting and feeding during the night.”
– Julian Lopez, Export Manager at Storth Limited
It may be that you can’t respond to the pandemic in the same way as these makers. But you can look to reap the rewards in the future. From artificial intelligence (AI) to robotics they can help you solve your business challenges.
Lancashire Farm Dairies, a leading natural yogurt producer, used guidance from Made Smarter to boost productivity:
“We received advice and support from Made Smarter to implement an end-of-line robotic palletiser. It was needed to help us overcome the bottlenecks we were experiencing and speed up the production process. It has proven even more invaluable recently in managing increased and fluctuating demand for our yogurts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
– Sarfaraz Akram, Chief Operating Officer at Lancashire Farm Dairies