2018 manufacturing industry trends

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Manufacturing, Research, Strategy

The Internet of Things (IoT) being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model and 3D printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale. These are the three game-changing predictions that Antony Bourne, Global Industry Director of Industrial and High-tech Manufacturing at IFS, outlines for 2018….

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2018 retail industry trends

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Research, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

Digital is everywhere in retail today. The threat from more agile, internet-based companies continues to drive traditional players to try innovative new approaches. Over the next year, we will see innovative in-store education centers, more “endless aisles” concepts and Blockchain for sustainability at the top of the retailers´ agendas. These are the 2018 retail industry trends…

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How to navigate the digital journey in the oil rig industry

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Events, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Strategy

Getting your business to an automated efficient state of operating its assets while maintaining safe and reliable operations is possible. The oil rig industry agrees that they are not in the forefront of the digital age, as per discussions at the drilling conference in Stavanger last week (Rigg og Borekonferansen). Perhaps this is because the…

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Is your adherence to enterprise asset management excellence really just surface deep?

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Research, Strategy

Research shows that the fundamentals of asset management and maintenance excellence will remain integral to the optimal performance. Organizations in asset-intensive industries must ensure that their adherence to EAM excellence goes beyond the surface. Enterprise asset management (EAM) excellence can be defined in many ways, but essentially, it is about optimizing the operation of assets…

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evolution of IoT

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, IFS Labs, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Retail, Service Management, Strategy, Supply Chain

A look at the evolution of IoT and how businesses have used, are using and will be using it to their advantage. The notion of Smart Manufacturing or Industry 4.0 became a popular topic after the international CeBIT fair of 2011, a mere six years ago but a lifetime in terms of technology maturation. By…

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6 business benefits of Blockchain

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Blockchain was born to provide legitimacy to its Bitcoin master after the financial cataclysm of 2008. At its heart is a rebellious disdain for central authoritative control, offering instead a decentralized network of self-compliance and regulation. But the servant has become the master, offering business benefits not envisaged during its conception. In fact, it’s nothing…

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Servitization in the commercial aviation and defense industry

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Digital Transformation, Research, Strategy

How servitization has affected change in the industry and what’s next for businesses. Tim Baines of Aston Business School will tell you that Rolls-Royce was one of the first to do it, with their ingenious “Power by the Hour” program. But what exactly is “it” that they are doing? Probably best known as performance-based logistics…

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IoT Business Connector

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Applications 9, Asset Intensive, Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, Finance, IFS Labs, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Retail, Service Management, Supply Chain

How IFS Applications and the IoT Business Connector provide an agile, connected business environment. IFS IoT Business Connector launched At the IFS World Conference 2016, IFS’s Chief Technology Officer, Dan Matthews, announced the launch of the IFS IoT Business Connector. At the time, the Early Adopter Testing Program had just started. Now just a few…

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