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Digital Lean Management

Unlock potential and achieve next performance levels

Unlock potential and achieve next performance levelsSuccessful companies have achieved outstanding performances by incorporating Lean Management at the center of their corporate transformations. At the same time, the potential of digital technologies to transform performance has become widely...
Operations management

The WHY strategy: there is no strategy without meaning

In our changing business environment we need new strategic reasons to exist

What does your company bring to the world? Companies and their CEOs often have clear visions of “what” they do: they know their products – names, features and functional benefits. However, they have more limited and inexplicit expressions of “why” they do what they do in today’s world. The “WHY” is...
Strategy, Operations 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

Procurement 4.0 in the digital world

Transforming procurement into an agile, linked innovation leader and catalyst

In the digital world procurement will increase its corporate value as an innovation "catalyst" by linking essential external knowledge and competencies with internal business partners to ensure technology and market leadership of the own enterprise, despite decreasing in-house value-add and related...
Digital company transformation, 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

Future of Operations in the digital world

Industry 4.0: CEOs’ master plan for driving the race in performance excellence

Industry 4.0: CEOs’ master plan for driving the race in performance excellenceIndustry 4.0 and the related new technologies, such as the “Internet of Things”, “cyber-physical systems” and “additive manufacturing”, will drive radical performance improvements in terms of cost and customer excitement...
Digital company transformation, Operations management

Aviation MROs

Delivering long-term value in a transformed aftermarket

As the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) landscape is disrupted by the emergence of new technologies and the growing presence of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the aftermarket, we examine these challenges and propose a framework by which the MRO service providers can continue to...
Aerospace & defense, Operations management

Value engineering of capital projects

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

Value engineering of large capital projects typically delivers cost savings of at least 10% and can create great opportunities for value enhancement. Savings as high as 30% are not unheard of. This Arthur D. Little viewpoint discusses how companies can benefit from applying this technique and...
Operations management

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...
Operations management

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...
Operations management