UK Manufacturing is currently facing an unprecedented set of challenges which is providing the perfect catalyst to drive business transformation throughout the sector.
Political and economic factors would be enough on their own, but combine these with skill shortages, the drive to adopt digital technology and productivity challenges from lower cost economies, is making a volatile environment for manufacturers.
Industry 4.0 and the emergence of the Smart Factory is driving the need for greater investment in technology, which will create cost efficiencies and streamline production processes. However, these investments require detailed research and new skills to ensure manufacturers make the right business decisions to cater for rapidly changing customer requirements. Manufacturing organisations are increasingly finding they have to understand information technology to maximise the value of investments.
At SCC we understand information technology and have enabled business transformation for manufacturing organisations for over 40 years. Our extensive knowledge of the sector enables us to work collaboratively with manufacturers to identify and implement technology solutions which drive business efficiency and improve production processes.
Continuing to develop great products to overcome the challenges of the dynamic marketplace is hard enough without having to become an expert in information technology. SCC is the technology partner of choice for the manufacturers of today and tomorrow.
Testimonials – MBDA
« The nature of our business demands a close attention to detail and achievement of deadlines plus a need for flexibility in the light of changing demands. SCC currently meet our expectations as a partner and provision the necessary assistance on a day to day basis. They also work with us on planning future operations and responses to the IT demands of the MBDA business. »
Information Management C S & I IT Operations Manager
Testimonials – MARSTON’S PLC
« SCC is our key partner on the supply of advice and product to house our critical ERP applications. As a retail business, these systems are at the very core of our business. For over a decade they have provided advice and guidance on our core IT platform to ensure that we can continue to provide the necessary functionality across our offices, breweries and over 1,500 pubs that are at the heart of many local communities. Their proactive approach and deep technical knowledge have ensured that they remain our key trusted advisor on IT products. »
Head Of Technology Services
Applying our experience of working with our commercial customers for over 40 years, the major challenges ahead for Manufacturing are:
- Pressure from global competition and changing export markets
- Attracting and retaining a skilled workforce with a labour shortage in the sector
- Combine traditional production processes with innovative technology to increase efficiency, quality and productivity
- Streamline production and improve operations by transforming the supply chain
- Develop new business models that quickly respond to new social/consumer or disruptive trends
- Secure operations and data from cyber threats whilst supporting Industry 4.0 innovations
- Focus on cost control and efficiency to drive productivity and profitability
- Hybrid Workloads
- Efficient Product Supply
- Managed Print & Document Services
- Managed Services
- Professional Services
- Transforming Workplaces
Challenges across your sector
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