Guide

Innovation in manufacturing

Introduction

Manufacturing businesses can use innovation in many ways. They can develop new business models, introduce new processes and materials, and take advantage of new technologies and equipment.

For businesses who compete in global markets, innovation in manufacturing processes is essential. To begin with, it can help you to improve the quality of your output. What's more, it can also help you to boost your productivity and your ability to compete in the markets, and generate profit for your business.

This guide explains the advantages of innovation in manufacturing. It shows where to find innovation opportunities in manufacturing and explains the pros and cons of just-in-time production.

It also shows you how to use technology in manufacturing, protect your ideas and where to find support for manufacturing innovation in Northern Ireland.