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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2018 construction industry trends

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Research, Strategy

Factories in flat-packs and homes built in factories—modular construction will build new momentum in 2018. However, the construction industry is battling with significant skills shortages and must manage increasing globalization. These are the three industry predictions for 2018 from Kenny Ingram, Global Industry Director of Construction and Contracting at IFS. Trend #1 Skills shortages will…

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Staying ahead in aviation and defense asset management

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Digital Transformation

In the fast-paced aviation and defense industry, effective enterprise asset management (EAM) can be the difference between success and failure. A lot can happen in nine years. In the defense arena the F-35 has moved from testing into production and been procured by over ten countries, and the USS Ford went from initial order, through…

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Service Industry Expert Podcast

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, IFS Radio Network, Research, Service Management, Strategy

IFS Radio Network podcast: how service companies can use technology to improve and enhance their customer experience. 32% of field service organizations (FSOs) are failing to attain at least 80% customer satisfaction, according to a recent research study by Raconteur Custom Publishing on digital change in the service industry. Why? Because the use of technology,…

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Manufacturing Industry Experts

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, IFS Radio Network, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Research, Strategy

IFS Radio Network podcast: how technology is impacting industrial manufacturers and how some of the industry’s leading businesses are taking advantage of it today. The industrial manufacturing industry has a strong appetite for technology. Now that manufacturers have experienced the game-changing benefits of automation and the emergence of interconnected and intelligent manufacturing systems, companies of…

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Construction Industry Experts

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Engineering and Infrastructure, IFS Radio Network, Research, Strategy

IFS Radio Network podcast: the impact of digital technology and how some of the industry’s leading companies are leveraging it today. Construction is a traditional industry. Many businesses, despite the abundance of new technology and integrated software that’s available today, are still suffering from a lack of accurate and timely information because of their reliance…

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Commercial aviation industry expert podcast

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, IFS Radio Network, Research, Strategy

IFS Radio Network podcast: how airlines can use technology to increase profits and efficiency. The commercial aviation industry is more competitive and complex than it has ever been. Technology has brought a variety of new challenges to airlines. For example, rising customer demand, more complex aircraft programs and skill shortages. To rise above the competition,…

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Set IoT free, automate your business

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Mobility, Strategy

Part three of a three-part blog series on enhancing the Internet of Things (IoT): Part one introduced the standard IoT concept, part two explained how to boost analytical and security effectiveness and this part details the boost in delivering efficiency using innovative technologies to automate actions. IoT and the RPA performance boost IoT systems still…

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Expert advice on how oil and gas companies can increase efficiency

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Oil & Gas, Research, Strategy

In the oil and gas industry, efficiency has, and always will be at the forefront of what asset owners and operators focus on. However, this always has to be done in a way that does not increase risk, which based on events over the past few years has not always been the case. One of…

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Is the construction industry addicted to MS Excel?

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Research, Strategy

You might assume that most companies are using modern, smart business systems to control complex projects, but the reality is, the primary business system used is Microsoft Excel. The construction industry design, build, operate and maintain some very impressive assets—bridges, airports, railway lines, buildings, hospitals, nuclear power plants, etc. However, most construction projects today are…

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