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5G and Manufacturing: Sustainability

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  • Published by Crispin Moller on 24 Jan 2022
  • Last modified 21 Jan 2022
Join this event, delivered in partnership with UK5G to explore how 5G can be adopted by manufacturing businesses to address sustainability challenges, through better utilisation of resources, to whole life cycle management and beyond.

Sustainability is the shared concern of us all. In Manufacturing, time and waste detract from more sustainable processes and products, further improvements can also be made from having control over the entire product life cycle and better control over supply chains.

Data and connectivity are the modern tools contributing to improved sustainability – with the added bonus of a positive uptick to the bottom line.

5G is transformational in this space. The facility and flexibility of 5G deployment improve existing practice and allow previously untappable compute resources to be brought to bear unlocking new capabilities. From better design, through better utilisation of resources, to whole life cycle management, 5G techniques are making strides across the sector. Hear about the art of the possible in this event from UK5G and the IET.

This event will be of interest to anyone in Manufacturing concerned with sustainability – and with an eye on improving their organisations' performance.

5G and Manufacturing: Sustainability from KTN on Vimeo.

In 2020, the manufacturing industry accounted for £191 billion of output and 2.7 million jobs, with average wages 13% higher than the rest of the economy. Amid Covid-19, the manufacturing sector has been forced to find new and innovative ways to operate safely and efficiently—yet the challenges facing the sector before the pandemic still remain.

5G will transform the sector: facilitating more efficient and effective ways of working. Globally, the sector is experiencing ever shorter product life cycles; against a backdrop of rapid shifts in trends and increasing demand for personalisation, consumers expect agility. Manufacturing equipment is also becoming progressively more complex so making changes to production lines at short notice can be tricky, even more so when relying on wired connectivity. And in a time of shrinking margins, maximising uptime is more important than ever to retain profitability.

5G provides the means to tackle these manufacturing challenges – and more.