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Offshore drilling rig and supply vessel at sunset

by   |    |  in Oil & Gas

Low oil prices make it a top priority to reassess all conventional ways of conducting business. While an ERP strategy leads to significant cost savings, it’s still considered complex and time-consuming rather than beneficial by some Oil & Gas companies. Fact is, this used to be true, but when focusing on best practices and a…

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AD F35B Lightning II Aircraft

by   |    |  in Aerospace & Defense

In 2016, I believe we will start to see the growth of new and demanding military ecosystems develop in the defense market. These ecosystems will be driven by the growth of multiple relationships between contractors and manufacturers which will inevitably mean more complex contractual agreements and varying levels of capabilities. The result will be more…

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by   |    |  in Construction and Contracting

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the Construction sector, Kenny Ingram, predicts how key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016   Within five years we will see an increase in graduates in the construction sector by at least 20% It’s easy to think that as an industry, construction hasn’t changed much over the years…

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by   |    |  in Aerospace & Defense

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the Aerospace & Defense sector, Graham Grose, predicts how key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016.  Companies will need to control 3D printing processes and counterfeiting risks more closely The civil aviation sector is already a huge trendsetter in the adoption of additive manufacturing (3D printing), contributing 12…

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by   |    |  in Manufacturing

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the Manufacturing sector, Antony Bourne, predicts how three key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016   The number of smart machines used in manufacturing will double in the next three years The use of smart machines in manufacturing is growing rapidly; by 2018, 50 percent of the fastest…

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by   |    |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

According to the 2016 Finance priorities survey conducted by consulting firm Protiviti, the top priorities for CFOs in the coming year are margin and earnings performance followed by cyber security, strategic planning, forecasting and budgeting. Personally I would add corporate services optimization to that. In addition to this, KPMG in their ‘View from the top’…

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Brierty

by   |    |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Construction and Contracting

Responding to evolving business and market demands was the primary driver behind a far-reaching decision by publicly-listed Australian mining and civil construction company Brierty to embrace IFS Applications as its enterprise-wide ERP system to help the company become an agile business. From its base in Perth, Western Australia, Brierty provides civil construction, contract mining, mine…

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