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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E-fuels

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Creativity & Innovation, Mobility

In the context of increasing air pollutions in the cities and “Dieselgate,” everybody is talking about electronic vehicles (EV) and hybrid cars. But to be competitive with combustion engines, it is still a long way to go, considering price, distance, infrastructure, etc. Maybe the automotive industry should rethink the entire future of mobility ─ what’s…

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Is unified commerce putting the customer experience back on center stage as it should be?

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Research, Retail, Strategy

In these days of fake news, there is a tendency to dramatize the fact that change is constant and occurs gradually but happens suddenly. I would like to shed some light on the retail apocalypse, the digital revolution within retail and the fact that the industry will never be the same again…ever. Is this true?…

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Modular and offsite construction: evolution or revolution?

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

Modular offsite construction has been around for many years, but is it about to really take-off? There has been a lot of activity over the last 12 months that suggests this evolution may become a revolution, one that will drastically transform the construction industry. Key challenges and opportunities for the construction industry November 21-22, 2017,…

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Digital Transformation in Construction

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

The digital revolution is transforming the way organizations work, engage with their customers and generate revenue. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the construction, retail or healthcare sector, every industry is being impacted by the proliferation of devices, hyperconnectivity and emerging innovations like artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). This new and…

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A day in the life of Kenny the production planner

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

Production planning is never easy, but do you have a thought for those in food and beverage where nothing is ever straightforward? This is the story of Kenny, a production planner who I once met, and number one in a three-part series of stories. Kenny the planner – Specialty Peppery Salads (SPS) Thursday PM Kenny…

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IFS & innovation comes together at EUW 2017

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Energy and Utilities, Events, Service Management

A recap of the European Utility Week 2017 (EUW 2017) event and more. It’s now been just over a few weeks since we took a stand at the European Utility Week event in Amsterdam. The theme of our booth was aligned with our global Industry Experts campaign and was a look back at the original founders…

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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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