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Corporate Social Responsibility

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Enhancing Corporate Social Responsibility makes a business more valuable for investors, more responsible for communities and more accountable globally. Round-up This concise summary of my discussion topics for Q2 2016 accommodates all three blogs from the quarter. From the Tuck-in section, you can access this quarter’s blogs directly or catch up on all the salient…

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Performance Based Logistics

by   |    |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

When a force needs to be scrambled to respond to an immediate threat, equipment needs to be instantly ready for deployment. Mission scenarios are changing for the military. Reduced levels of major military conflict around the world have been counter-balanced by significant increases in less predictable, counter-insurgency style operations. When a force needs to be…

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Construction

by   |    |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Strategy, Supply Chain

While the construction sector’s digital history is weak, new technologies and ways of working are driving the industry to implement more integrated processes and systems. At the end of May, I joined IFS customers, partners and experts from across the UK construction industry at the Institute of Directors to discuss the digital issues currently affecting…

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Supporting next-generation manufacturing with IoT

by   |    |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

NEC integrates Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities with its Manufacturing Execution System (MES) extension for IFS Applications. Guest Author: Stefan Gustafsson, Managing Director, Japan and South Korea Stefan has more than 20 years of experience with business development, partner strategies, marketing and sales. He has worked with multi-national companies in United States, Europe and Japan, both…

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Servitization

by   |    |  in Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

Servitization offers a viable method of boosting growth for manufacturers’ businesses and the industrial sector overall. The UK is currently the 11th largest manufacturing nation in the world and the sector has increased by 1.4% a year since 1948. However, industrial manufacturing is a highly competitive industry and those working in the sector are constantly…

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Enterprise Operational Intelligence

by   |    |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

  Guest Author: Alfred Godeke, Managing Director of IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence Alfred founded VisionWaves in 2000, which in 2015 became IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence (EOI). He is responsible for the Global Competence Center for Enterprise Operational Intelligence. Back in 1996, I was working as a management consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and had spent prior years…

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military logistics

by   |    |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

Why business intelligence (BI) tools are no longer enough to support today’s military logistics and why a new approach is needed. Maintaining operational effectiveness while balancing budgets is a constant consideration for the military, be it for a whole defense department, support chain, or even military base. Military organizations are now tasked with support responsibility…

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Oil & Gas Industry Podcast on Digital Transformation

by   |    |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, IFS Radio Network, Oil & Gas

IFS Radio Network podcast: The topic of digital transformation may not have meant anything to the oil and gas industry three years ago, but today it’s a fact of life. We hear the term “Digital Transformation” being talked about quite a bit by the press. It’s something that is affecting companies in every industry, regardless…

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Here's what's causing the oil and gas industry to change

by   |    |  in Digital Transformation, Events, Oil & Gas

The most aggressive companies are racing to be leaders of the oil and gas industry’s new playing field. Last month I attended Subsea Valley Conference 2016; a conference that gathers the subsea cluster in what we call “engineering valley” outside Oslo. I was expecting doom and gloom sessions mirroring the depressed investment climate of the…

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by   |    |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, IFS Radio Network, Service Management

IFS Radio Network podcast: Service providers are undergoing digitization and here’s what’s next for the industry. Digital transformation as a whole is impacting every industry, every business, worldwide. Its impact on business includes new opportunities, new challenges and unbelievable benefits. For service providers, in particular, customers are benefiting as well. With each passing day, the…

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