How can companies manage the complexity of the host of topics around “Industry 4.0”? And how is it possible to gain financially measurable results?
"Industry 4.0" is currently on everyone’s lips. Which topics are just hyped? Which technologies have real value for the operations of your company? How, where and when should you implement them to gain profits in the short and long terms?
Maximize value from quality-testing operations:
Is your lab “market ready”?
Quality testing in F&B is business critical to ensure consistent good end-product quality and protect the corporate brand.
Managing Global Production Networks
Study Results June 2015
Global megatrends create transformation pressure on the manufacturing industry and their global production networks. Our recent study on “Managing global production networks” analyzed how companies are achieving high performing production networks e.g.
Anticipating the Operations of the Future
During the last decade business operations have been transformed in a way that has never been seen before. What does the future hold for operations management and how can it react to ever accelerating change?
Hitting the Bulls-Eye: Value Sourcing
Transforming Procurement from Old School to New Age
Cost savings of up to 25-30% can be realized in many industries such as automo¬tive, consumer goods, energy & utilities, financial services and engineering & manufacturing.
Agility for Successful Supply Chains
Transformation to an Agile Production System to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow
Most manufacturing companies are facing volatile and unpredictable demand due to trends such as increased global competition, shorter business cycles and broader product ranges.
Big Data in Procurement
Unlocking Big Value in better sourcing, process efficiency, and agility of procurement
The terms "Big Data" and "Advanced Analytics" have become buzzwords in many business fields. For procurement organizations, Big Data can deliver significant business value by uncovering previously unknown interrelations among supplier and economic data.
Central results from the "Purchasing Value Excellence" (PVE) study
The global financial and economic crisis appears to have pulled out of its low point. An economic turnaround is expected in 2010.
Consumer goods & retail
Procurement Performance Measurement
What CFOs expect from measuring Procurement Success
Procurement excellence is increasingly becoming an important factor in delivering efficient operations within successful companies. On the surface, effectively measuring procurement performance is not rocket science.
Consumer goods & retail
Money's not all banks buy
Strategic Supplier Management for Financial Services Organisations
Purchasing, as a rule, is not part of a bank or insurance company’s core business. As a result, financial services organisations often underestimate both the risks associated with purchasing and the advantages of managing suppliers and product groups in a systematic way.