Manufacturing is undergoing rapid transformation, driven by changing end-user requirements and global trends. Changes to manufacturing supply chains are significant and bring a host of new opportunities as well as a range of new challenges.
The move towards a more innovative mindset is essential for manufacturers to navigate through periods of continuous disruption and to maintain growth in a fast-moving, highly complex global economy. Adopting a more innovative approach can help manufacturers to gain a competitive advantage through greater responsiveness to customer demands, faster turnaround times and reduced downtime.
Additionally manufacturers must now have a strategy in place to address sustainability. Manufacturers can increase operational efficiency, reduce operational costs, waste and their carbon footprint while embracing the circular economy through better product design.
Digital innovation can also help a manufacturer increase productivity at the same time as being more flexible and adaptive to new opportunities. Investment in digital, however, needs to deliver a return and so the manufacturer needs access to the most up-to-date good practice and standards to ensure the technologies perform as promised in line with their business strategy.
British Standards Online (BSOL) is a standard management system built with leading industry knowledge, trusted, and used by businesses globally. With BSOL you can access, view and download supply chain management, innovation, sustainability, digital adoption standards with multiple user access, across multiple sites, facilitating the distribution of the knowledge across your business.