Smart Maintenance

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Events, Service Management

Today I represented IFS in a panel discussion where we hosted a business lunch together with Marstrat on Smart Maintenance at the world’s largest maritime trade fair, SMM in Hamburg. Marstrat is a maritime strategy consulting firm, and together we like to challenge maritime branch experts to consider market innovation using smart maintenance. The setup…

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Business Innovation

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

Modern systems and processes can provide an ecosystem where business innovation thrives, and with it, the ‘next big thing’ can be born. Innovative products and services drive growth, therefore, nurturing a company culture that enables and encourages business innovation is a direct investment into future revenues. It is also a significant recruitment and retention tool…

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drilling contractors

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Business Technology, Events, Oil & Gas

IADC brings together leading drilling contractors to discuss industry challenges around reliability and asset integrity in the dynamic environment of onshore and offshore drilling. This week, some of the leading global onshore/offshore drilling organizations and contractors converged in Houston, Texas for the 2016 IADC Asset Integrity & Reliability Conference. Facing a dynamically changing world and…

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Staff objectives

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Staff objectives are too important for an annual appraisal. A strategy may be written by the board, but it should be delivered by the staff, visibly monitored and incentivized through their objectives. In the world of Human Resources (HR), objectives are probably one of the most underutilized strategy tools. Objectives are often brought out only…

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Predictive Maintenance in Oil & Gas

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Oil & Gas, Research

When hype meets reality – that’s when we all need to listen! Working in the software industry, you are constantly challenged to innovate and look into digital opportunities. On one side, there is the hype and on the other, you have your customers asking you to develop. When customer demand intersects with hype, that’s when…

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CMMS

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Service Management

Based on 21 key functional business requirements, SelectHub names IFS the #1 CMMS vendor of 2016. SelectHub, a technology-selection management platform, recognized the importance of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) in their 2016 top vendor selection. “With the capabilities of CMMS systems expanding over the last few years, companies need to look carefully at their actual needs…

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It's time for an upgrade

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Events

How to know when it’s time to upgrade your company’s enterprise software. Three signs that tell you your software is in need of an upgrade. Are you missing the signs that it’s time to upgrade your enterprise software? As companies evolve, the software used to manage a business must too. When your enterprise software doesn’t evolve with…

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Sauber F1 Team proves that speed and environmental responsibility can coexist

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy

Formula 1 may not be the obvious place to start looking for environmental responsibility, but the Sauber F1® Team has made carbon neutrality a core deliverable since 2011. At the beginning of 2016, IFS became a Principal Partner of the Sauber F1 Team, a relationship based on three shared values: a commitment to innovation, valuing…

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Performance Based Logistics

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  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   |    |   4 minutes  |  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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