Newsround up: solving manufacturing problems with technology

This week, supply chain delays hit solar panel manufacturer Jinko Solar and we look at how augmented reality technology continues to change the world

Flexible energy models alleviate manufacturing struggles

Matt Watson, Manager for Manufacturing at Aggreko, on the challenges faced by manufacturers during the energy crisis & how flexible energy models can help


Augmented reality has changed food & drinks manufacturing

The manufacturing businesses behind food and drinks packaging are always developing to the desires of the customer, to keep wrapping light-weight and comfortable, as well as eye-catching. 

Now, augmented technology is changing the game for such manufacturers, who can make their packaging interactive and certainly memorable.


Understanding the financial challenges facing manufacturing

Simon England, Managing Director at Equals Money, on the financial challenges of the cost-of-living crisis in manufacturing and across its supply chain


Solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar supply chain delay

Jinko Solar is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of solar panels. Founded back in 2006 and listed on the NYSE later in 2010, it is headquartered in Shanghai, with eight factories based across China, as well as Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa. The company has the production capacity for each manufacturing stage of its panels, which was recently thrown into lockdown-style disruptions due to a power rationing measure in China’s Sichuan province.

Power rationing measures were implemented due to a heatwave, shutting factories and shopping centres, while millions of hot Chinese citizens turned on their air conditioning.


Q&A with Ginni Lisk of SaaS manufacturer ScreenCloud

Ginni Lisk is the VP of People Strategy for SaaS company ScreenCloud. Lisk discusses connecting the back office to the manufacturing floor.

“Fueled by a passion for digital transformation and its impact on the future of work, my current focus is to coach ScreenCloud’s various departments on driving exciting outcomes and impact-focused conversations within our company’s HR & Internal Communications customer segment, and identify new opportunities for employee communication, engagement research and development.”


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