Richard Ludlam

Are We Reminiscing Too Much? Let's Get Back to the Future

by Richard Ludlam

Reminiscing about old times can be good for business. Tickets to see reformed bands often sell-out in minutes. Vintage goods can fetch a premium. It doesn’t matter that the band members are now a bit wrinkly and have lost their youthful good looks. Neither is it a problem that the retro item has been used, because reminiscing about the past often brings back fond memories. But when it comes to manufacturing, too much reminiscing is holding us back.

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How Safe is your MRO Supply Chain?

by Richard Ludlam

We all remember when that devastating Japanese tsunami struck in 2011, but one of the untold industry stories was the potential threat it placed on the MRO Supply Chain. Several industry sectors, many overnight, went from feeling totally stable in the ability of their Japanese suppliers, continuing to meet deadlines, to wondering when, and even if, facilities would reconvene and the supply chain would resume.

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How Safe is your MRO Supply Chain?

by Richard Ludlam

We all remember when that devastating Japanese tsunami struck in 2011, but one of the untold industry stories was the potential threat it placed on the MRO Supply Chain. Several industry sectors, many overnight, went from feeling totally stable in the ability of their Japanese suppliers, continuing to meet deadlines, to wondering when, and even if, facilities would reconvene and the supply chain would resume.

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Bespoke Design for Scientific Exploration Rig

by Richard Ludlam

With the ability to build bespoke designs, for several applications, for an array of customers, ERIKS’ know-how is renowned throughout the industry.

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Service Vessel Sets Sail on Time Thanks to ERIKS

by Richard Ludlam

The importance of setting sail on time is vital as fines from ports can be extortionate – and this is something ERIKS really does understands. The Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service vessel RMAS Salmaid was due to depart for Newcastle, from Grimsby, when the motor generator supplying the ships main winch began to fail.

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Crane Overhaul by ERIKS - Full Inspection, Repair & Test

by Richard Ludlam

Time = Money is an equation we’re all so familiar with, but in the business of ship-to-shore unloading, ERIKS understands that it’s more-so critical in order to meet the competitive demands of a shipping contract.

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Developing Artificial Intelligence for the Future in Industry

by Richard Ludlam

Reflecting the enormous challenge, UK Government, in the Autumn Budget, committed an investment of £1.1 billion to the Industrial Strategies Challenge Fund to help support the development of technologies in the future.

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What is the Impact of Industry 4.0 on Safety?

by Richard Ludlam

The Campbell Institute Symposium of the National Safety Council has recently focused on the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on safety.

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The Application Engineer Will See You Now

by Richard Ludlam

ERIKS are well-known for their capabilities in procurement, stores and inventory management. But did you know they also run surgeries? They can’t help with that ugly rash, but, as a multi-product specialist, their expertise can save you money and reduce your downtime through a Know-How Surgery Day.

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Can 5G Unlock Industry 4.0?

by Richard Ludlam

There are still some formidable barriers in the way of implementation, not least for MRO work. When I talk to senior people in industry, the potential for greater connectivity is quickly apparent, particularly in their maintenance operations, specifically remote monitoring, software and data analytics, augmented reality and predictive maintenance through AI.

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