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Why machine learning is crucial

Managing and gaining the most value from big data

This article explores the challenge of managing and gaining the most value from big data. We highlight the increased opportunity associated with larger data sets, while illustrating the limitations of current methods and human intellect across the 4 Vs of big data (volume, velocity, variety, and...
Industrial goods & services, Technology & innovation management, Digital problem solving, Information management

E-Learning – A tool for successful change

How to leverage e-learning for knowledge sharing in the manufacturing industry

Today’s global trends, such as high speed of innovation and technological change, require manufacturing companies to be agile and quickly implement sustainable changes to survive. To do so, companies need to continuously train employees to ensure they possess the right skills and know-how...
Industrial goods & services, Operations management

Outsourcing model redesign

Unleash latent improvement potential by taking a fresh look at established partnerships

Outsourcing has been widely implemented in all industries. While some of these partnerships have failed miserably, others were perceived as successful. The aspired advantages, such as cost savings, flexibility and access to innovation, have often turned into dependency and inability to get the full...
Industrial goods & services, Operations management

Confronting Core Market Decline

Portfolio diversification in the industrial services sector

Portfolio-led diversification can create a wealth of new growth opportunities for industrial service providers, but also presents new challenges. In this article, we highlight some critical success factors for the effective transition to a portfolio service offering in the context of changing...
Industrial goods & services, Oil & gas

Next-Generation Product Cost Management

A holistic and networked approach to cost-efficient products beyond one-time efforts

Companies in the manufacturing industry today have to face a variety of challenges emerging from volatile market environments and increasing competitive pressure. Product cost management plays an increasing role in sustaining profitability and competitiveness. The Arthur D. Little approach...
Industrial goods & services, Technology & innovation management

The Future of Medtech

Applying the Power of Innovation

To address current and future industry challenges we revealed six imperatives for excellence in innovation management which are critical e.g. offering complete solutions covering entire healthcare work flows or managing regulatory complexity. Nevertheless each company's journey towards innovation...
Industrial goods & services, Healthcare & life sciences

Energy Efficiency

Capture growth while managing the risk of over-engineering

 We see opportunities to capture growth in this area, but also a risk of over-engineering. In this viewpoint we share our thoughts on how to balance your product and service development program for growth and value.
Industrial goods & services

Marketing & Sales Excellence in the Crisis

Reduce costs without jeopardising sales generation capabilities

Chief executives are preparing their companies for worst-case scenarios and at the same time gearing up to emerge in a strong position once the crisis has passed. This climate provides an excellent opportunity for forward-looking marketing and sales leaders to optimise their cost bases, while at...
Industrial goods & services, Consumer goods & retail

The Hidden Value In Your Accounts Receivable

The hidden value in accounts receivable - how to use 3rd party services

First-class accounts receivable management increases a firm’s value. Overlooked by many companies, reducing accounts receivable by use of 3rd party services, is a value creation lever frequently addressed by private equity owned companies. 3rd parties offer a wide range of services, from debt...
Industrial goods & services, Consumer goods & retail

Manufacturing Network Concentration

Now Could Be the Time to Act

Manufacturing networks drive unnecessary costs, capital and obstruct service if not aligned with products, sales and production technology. Historic events and organisational heritage often lead to manufacturing networks that are not optimal from these perspectives. Although companies are often...
Industrial goods & services, Consumer goods & retail