How to start off with "Industry 4.0" now!

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Operations Management October 2015

How to start off with "Industry 4.0" now!

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? Although the complexity of the questions is high, it is not advisable to wait. Pioneers can gain significant competitive advantage in the short term by following the right approach. [...]

Maximize value from quality-testing operations:

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Operations Management October 2015

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. However, despite significant budgets spent, there is often limited clarity and transparency about the incurred costs and operational performance of their testing laboratories. Typically, over 90% of routine testing lead times are “non-value adding” and up to 20% of the staff in quality-testing laboratories could be smartly reallocated by redefining the organizational setup, refocusing activities and redefining key processes. In order to turn this untapped potential into sustainable results, business executives can address the predominantly technical environment of quality-testing operations from a business perspective. The best way to start making this happen is to shift the focus externally, towards the lab’s clients and their needs. [...]

Managing Global Production Networks

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Operations Management June 2015

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. by managing network goals, network structure and network coordination. It became obvious that  today’s global competition requires companies to strengthen network capabilities vs. a site capabilities and are able to constantly evolve the network design to respond to the dynamic market in an agile way. Key discipline is the strategic management  of the network with a holistic optimization of the entire network. There is a clear requirement of a higher degree of centralization and standardization whilst meeting local requirements at the same time. High performing companies have established a regular knowledge transfer between the plants and a regular KPI-based performance measurement of the entire network. [...]

Value engineering of capital projects

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Energy & Utilities, Operations Management April 2015

Value engineering of capital projects

Is your business optimizing value over the entire asset lifecycle, from the start?

Large capital projects are often not delivered at the lowest possible cost, nor do they always deliver maximum value at any given cost. Value engineering provides a framework to systematically identify opportunities for cost reduction, whilst maximizing functionality and incorporating innovative ideas and options along the way. [...]

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