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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

As manufacturers face a customer that increasingly demands sound, eco-friendly products , they are increasingly looking at how they can become a smarter, greener producer and how they can track and document their environmental initiatives. The United Nations define ‘sustainable manufacturing’ as a form of manufacturing development that meets the needs of the present without…

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In 2018 retailers will look to innovative store concepts, Blockchain and supply chain transformation

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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2017: Sustainable strategies or volatile velocity — which will it be?

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Research, Strategy

Remember ‘business as usual’? For many, it seems lifetimes ago. 2016 was one of the most volatile socio-political years in living memory. Literally, overnight some of the world’s most permanent trading blocs suddenly felt precarious. If 2016 taught us anything, it was that anything can happen—and probably will. The only sure-fire prediction for 2017 has…

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This will be the year of retailtainment.

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

2017 will be a fantastic year for retailers to experiment by trying out new ideas. There’s only one thing they can’t risk—standing still. What’s in store for retail over the coming years? Ulf Tillander, Global Industry Director of Retail at IFS, highlights three trends that will drive the industry in 2017 and beyond. Store as…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

Sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. As mentioned by Marian Salzman at NRF, sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. Retailers face a consumer that expects environmental transparency from anyone providing goods or services today. What does this mean to the modern…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the retail sector, Ulf Tillander, predicts how three key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016. Shoppers will reject retailers who don’t offer a true omni-channel retail experience The retail industry is experiencing a shift – the customers are switching between online and physical store contacts as they see…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Retail

In my previous post in November, I highlighted the importance of speed and agility to retain and gain competitiveness. The other day, we had the opportunity to have an open strategic exchange session with one of our key retail customers. We learned that speed and agility has other dimensions linked to it as well. Said…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

…and those that do, use manual spreadsheets! Governments of the world have been working towards an improved level of sustainability for some time, with the Kyoto protocol of 1997 and its later amends in 2012. What we’re particularly interested in right now is the fact that the UK Government plans to bring in legislation later…

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