Manufacturing | Manufacturing Today Europe | 01 May 2017

E-Learning: Facilitating Workplace Training

E-learning leverages slide shows, videos, gamification and simulation to create interactive discussions and knowledge sharing in digital format. It is a quick and flexible way to train a large number of employees, independent of physical location and time, and create attractive opportunities to effectively drive changes within an organization. By using interactive quizzes and tracking methods, e-learning has been shown to increase motivation and learning engagement while making it possible to follow up employees' results, ensuring everyone completes their training modules and gains the essential knowledge. Additionally, with digital material it is easier to maintain and make central changes to the learning material compared to traditional non-digital formats, keeping it updated at all times. In this article, Niklas Brundin, Wolf-Dieter Hoppe, Johan Treutiger, Carl Reiman and Caroline Dedering at Arthur D. Little discuss how E-learning can facilitate workplace training.

Manufacturing, Operations Management | Steel Times International | 01 February 2017

E-Learning and smart manufacturing

E-learning is a prerequisite for efficiently rolling out respective solutions and gathering the associated benefits. To efficiently support the global rollout of such solutions, training of global staff needs to be fast and efficient, and have frequent updates. Here, e-learning becomes the core enabler of most globally scaled smart-manufacturing solutions. In this article, Niklas Brundin, Wolf-Dieter Hoppe, Johan Treutiger, Carl Reiman and Caroline Dedering at Arthur D. Little, argue why E-Learning and implementation of smart manufacturing, or in a broader perspective, Industry 4.0 approaches, are deeply connected.

Manufacturing Germany | Handelsblatt | 23 April 2012

Decampment to new markets

Most mechanical engineering companies put most of their stakes for too long in a high-tech strategy. On the other hand the players covering the medium segment make it harder for Chinese competitors to catch up in terms of market share. But companies need to gain ground in developing countries. In order to do that, Bernd Hirschle, an expert for distribution strategies at Arthur D. Little says: “The developments for the medium segments cannot be driven from Germany or other leading countries in mechanical engineering. Lokal markets need to be serviced with local products“, he says. “A shift in thinking is essential here. It is vital to have the guts to displace core competencies into these new markets“, he continous.

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