Competition for skilled people
Expected competition for skilled people creates huge challenges for management. Overall, the changes foreseen will require upskilling in the workforce. Complex problem solving and critical thinking are typical of the general competences that will help organisations adapt quickly to the changes ahead. Specific skills in, for example, big data analytics will be vital for faster digital business adaptation.
Collaboration is vital to realise the opportunities
For practical reasons businesses will need to collaborate and share information to take full advantage of the possibilities of Industry 4.0.
We have been working with leading food and beverage companies in the UK and internationally for over 60 years, improving their bottom line business results by helping them adapt successfully to new trends and technologies. In the UK today our multi-disciplinary teams are working with our clients to build connected digital operations of Industry 4.0.
Working alongside our consultants on a project basis and through ongoing collaboration, businesses adapt more quickly and learn from the market. In this way our clients are developing and managing their operations in a flexible fashion nationally and internationally.
Collaboration is vital to successfully build competitive advantage and realise the opportunities from Industry 4.0. Our experience and expertise is guiding companies in the adoption of new technologies and how to get the most value from them. We are ready for you.
“WITH OUR WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE IN THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY, OUR TEAMS HELP ACCELERATE TRANSFORMATION OF BUSINESSES”
ROYAL HASKONINGDHV UK
Industry 4.0: Happening or hype?
(Summary from panel session Foodex 18 April)
During Foodex 2018 a discussion panel of four experts led by David Parkinson from Royal HaskoningDHV concluded that the industry needs to wake up to the opportunities and that it’s about much more than technology.
Roadmap to Industry 4.0: Read about our experts’ top five recommendations
Our offices across the UK
It is clear the challenges facing manufacturers are complex and originate from many different areas of operations. For example, buildings need to flexible and adaptable; long-term energy costs need to be sustainable; resources, especially water, must be managed; and new technologies implemented.
With activities and expertise in all these areas and more, Royal HaskoningDHV can put together multi-disciplinary teams which draw on experience from a range of industry sectors. These teams have the breadth of expertise to develop the integrated solutions companies need that add value for our clients and partners.