Construction Workers on Laptop

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Digital Transformation

The engineering, construction and infrastructure (ECI) industry is facing huge challenges as it tries to deal with increasing demand to construct, operate and maintain assets faster, at lower cost and risk and to a higher quality. The non-integrated business systems and processes used by most companies today will simply not be good enough if a…

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City Header

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Service Management

A recent study conducted by WBR indicates that the service industry is at an inflection point. Over the next 24 months, technology will drive digital transformation in many companies striving to improve and predict revenue streams while also improving operational efficiency. shows that nearly three quarters of respondents provide service on equipment that is sensor-enabled….

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Automotive, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing

Fifteen years ago, I was studying for a master’s degree in industrial automation at a technical university. We learned about open systems, industrial internet, old and new programming languages, collaborating robots, software-controlled machine clusters etc. Everything that you needed to build the smart factory. I thought all this was everyday life in the manufacturing industry…

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evolution

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

Talent management is more than just training and appraisals. To support business excellence your talent management systems and processes must provide the mechanisms to achieve the right level of skills at the right time. The importance of talent management in modern business We live in a technology supported world, where robotic automation, artificial intelligence and…

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communication

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Finance, Strategy

Corporate performance management can help your business deliver its strategy and drive required results.  Discover what it is and how it can support business excellence? What is Corporate performance management Corporate performance management has as many different names as definitions, but in short it is the communication hub linking strategy with operations. It is sometimes…

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Agility

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

Strategic delivery in modern business requires a balance between control and flexibility, risk and opportunity, and good timing.  Don’t go the way of the dinosaur, use the right enterprise solutions to support your agile strategic processes. Warning! Static strategy can lead to extinction With their size, speed, aggression, big teeth and an abundance of food,…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Service Management

We are seeing the growing demand to integrate connected devices for field service operations. In a recent study by IFS, 30 percent of product-oriented companies said they are already using IoT for field service to some extent – a few companies are even harnessing IoT data to automatically trigger work orders or technician dispatches. But…

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Leap above the rest

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

Business excellence is about achieving more with less by doing the right thing, the right way at the right time.  This is the first blog in a four-part series which sets out the core platform from which your business excellence journey can accelerate, by using techniques from the worlds of Finance, HCM and Strategy, and…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing

Over the years there have been many paradigms that claim to optimize production and save the world—bottleneck, forward and backward, finite and infinite scheduling models, DDMRP, Kanban—and almost all failed in some way to deliver manufacturing nirvana. One such stratagem was the Theory of Constraints (TOC). But could a fresh approach to TOC, combined with…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Mobility

To deliver in the new energy paradigm, suppliers need to focus on two key areas – technology and service provision. The energy market is being disrupted and transformed around the world. According to a recent foreword in the Global Innovation Index Report “Innovation lies at the core of any solution to the challenges facing our…

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