by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy, Transform Your Business

In part one of this blog, I explored the recent ECJ ruling re-enforcing the recording of hours worked and breaks taken by EU workers. This second part explores how technology plays its part in preventing a return to clocking and takes one step toward automated time recording. How can companies prepare for this ruling? This…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy, Transform Your Business

The old-fashioned chore of clocking in and out is the last thing you think about in a modern digitized business environment. Yet the recent ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), enforcing the recording of hours worked and breaks taken by each employee each day has reawakened such thoughts. Federacion de Servicios de Comisiones…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure, Strategy, Transform Your Business

Project financial control involves more than summing historic values, it needs the controller to map the consequences of potential events and adjust the sliders to influence the outcomes. Like a DJ dropping the next track, the controller should drive the cadence and be ahead of the crowd. Here are 3 tips for getting into that…

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6's of Success for oil & gas

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Oil & Gas, Strategy, Transform Your Business

As we enter an era of hyper connectivity, trillion-dollar corporations and artificial intelligence, industries and companies must adapt to accommodate this new environment badged globalization 4.0 by the World Economic Forum (WEF). As these themes are discussed in Geneva this week, we outline a simple model to take advantage of it. Globalization 4.0 and the…

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The Biggest Challenge to AI Adoption

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing, Strategy, Supply Chain, Transform Your Business

In my last blog i talked about the use of artificial intelligence to help process manufacturers uncover the holy grail – accurate forecasting. In this blog i will explain why we might be the barrier to that happening. In my last blog I talked about how artificial intelligence might help manufacturers discover the holy grail…

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Managing the March Towards Zero Touch Service

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Service Management, Strategy, Transform Your Business

A few weeks ago, Gartner released its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management, and for the fourth consecutive time, IFS has been named a Leader. This is always an honor of course, though for us, it’s no surprise. At IFS, we understand service, and the complexity and flexibility required to deliver for our customers….

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If Amazon did Factories

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy, Transform Your Business

Amazon recently announced record profits of $3.03bn, breaking its own record for the third consecutive time. However, Amazon appears to be at a crossroads as to where it heads next. Beyond pouring additional energy into Amazon Prime, many have wondered whether the company may decide to enter an entirely new sector such as manufacturing to drive future…

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Biggest Barrier to Mining Transformation

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Strategy, Transform Your Business

Systems fragmentation is the single biggest barrier to business transformation and innovation we see in the mining industry. Most companies have no single source of truth providing timely and reliable data about the business and no single platform to standardize processes consistently across the organization. Instead, fragmented software applications landscapes are common. Multiple enterprise resource…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy, Transform Your Business

Sustainable, balanced and ethical practices are driving new opportunities for corporate strategy to resonate with stakeholder demands as global culture shifts. ‘Strategic resonance’ is the final part of this three-part blog series outlining the cornerstones required for reinforcing business longevity. Stockholder v Stakeholder Theory In the sixties Milton Freidman introduced Stockholder Theory, arguing that corporations…

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strategic positioning

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy, Transform Your Business

The King is dead, long live the King! With change and renewal being the only long-term constant, business positioning and product prediction become key to survival. ‘Strategic positioning’ is part two of a three-part blog series outlining the cornerstones required for reinforcing business longevity. Clairvoyancy or Cunning Your strategy requires provision to have the right…

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