What’s the link between innovation and company performance?

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Events

Martin Gunnarsson, Product Director & ERP Evangelist at IFS, shares his view about the IFS World Conference 2016 panel discussion on the link between innovation and company success. During a panel discussion at IFS World Conference in Gothenburg, we discussed and shared experiences about the link between innovation and company success. Jon Briggs, moderator of…

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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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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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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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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  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   |    |   2 minutes  |  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   |    |   2 minutes  |  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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