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Manufacturing is undergoing a transformation to the fourth industrial revolution. This transformation will see greater integration of physical production with digital technologies to boost levels of productivity.
Download: How 4IR is transforming manufacturing productivity - facts and figures
Two years on from EEF's first 4IR fact card, we explore where manufacturers are on their journey and the barriers stopping adoption.
At a glance - 4IR Fact Card
A bite sized fact card explaining what 4IR is and how it compares to previous revolutions in manufacturing.
Breaking it down – White Paper on the 4IR ‘Conception’ Phase
4IR will not be a big bang but a journey of three phases. Read our short white paper breaking down the Conception phase.
Optimising your business – White Paper on the 4IR ‘Evolution’ Phase
When you are ready to move on to the next stage of your 4IR journey, read our short white paper breaking down the Evolution phase which is all about optimising your business.
What is 4IR? What should manufacturers be doing?
Watch our 1st webinar on the 'conception' phase
How can manufacturers upgrade business practices with 4IR?
Watch our 2nd webinar on the 'evolution' phase
Next steps – attend a Manufacturing Connect seminar
Manufacturers should register for our upcoming 4IR seminars to develop their understanding. Find one near you.
What is the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)?
We’ve published a fact card, with our partners Oracle, setting out facts and figures surrounding the 4th industrial revolution.
UK manufacturers are on a 4IR journey
Manufacturers say 4IR is about data driven production. Gaining insights to help deliver greater value to customers, improve productivity and remain competitive.
The 4th Industrial Revolution - it's not all about technology
Beyond technology there are also steps manufacturers must take to prepare their business to ensure any move towards 4IR is a success.
Will Britain be a leading player in the 4th industrial revolution
The UK should push for the completion of a digital single market to allow businesses to seamlessly access online goods and services across the EU.
Download our fact card for more detail about the 4th industrial revolution
UK manufacturing is undergoing a transformation to Industry 4.0 – but will digital infrastructure be a barrier to that transformation?
Download our report which sets out how the 4th industrial revolution is upon us
The report has been developed through focus groups, interviews and surveys to build up a picture of what manufacturers make of the 4th industrial revolution.
In this white paper, we outline how a business can upgrade their business practices to achieve higher levels of productivity through 4IR concepts.
In this whitepaper, we outline how a business can successfully conceive of and launch their initial 4IR initiatives.
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