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Humanizing Industry 4.0
Lessons learned from Senior Executives

We surveyed Chief Digital, Operations and IT Officers, along with Transformation Directors, Managers and leaders from a wide array of sectors. We asked such questions as 'what stage is your company at in its digital transformation journey?' and 'how would you describe that journey?'.

The future of QA Management

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been present in numerous industries for considerable time. Companies have been leveraging AI-based models for numerous applications. The advent of Generative AI (GenAI), however, marks a pivotal evolution, offering the potential to revolutionize entire sectors across the economy.

Fostering Sustainable Industrial Transformation: Insights from EFESO’s Executive Leadership Panel Discussion 2024

Fostering Sustainable Industrial Transformation: Insights from EFESO’s Executive Leadership Panel Discussion 2024

On June 7th 2024, EFESO Management Consultants hosted an exclusive executive leadership panel discussion, providing a platform for leading European industrial and logistic players to share experiences and best practices in achieving sustainability goals while balancing profitability, quality, cost-effectiveness, and regulatory requirements.

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Sustainability has become a key factor   in the investment decisions of  chemical companies

Sustainability has become a key factor in the investment decisions of chemical companies

How important is the topic of CapEx optimization for chemical companies?

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A cross-location perspective reveals considerable potential for CapEx reduction

A cross-location perspective reveals considerable potential for CapEx reduction

Sustainable cost reduction focuses on both operating costs and long-term investment costs. What are the main differences in the approaches?

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In Germany, the idea of having to own things is still very firmly anchored

In Germany, the idea of having to own things is still very firmly anchored

The call for a reduction in CapEx seems to be common sense right now. What are the arguments against it?

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CapEx Optimization is a Strategic Imperative

CapEx Optimization is a Strategic Imperative

The optimization of long-term investments has become a critical topic on the management agenda. What are the reasons for this development?

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True Capex Optimization

True Capex Optimization

The perspective on CapEx has changed significantly in recent years. What developments do we need to keep an eye on in the future?

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CapEx Optimization is Not  Enough

CapEx Optimization is Not Enough

Mr. Kamenik, the financial framework conditions and the investment environment for companies have deteriorated significantly in recent years. How serious are these changes?

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The next level of value creation in private equity

The next level of value creation in private equity

In the current economic climate, private equity firms are facing extended holding periods due to high interest rates, inflation, and a slowdown in deal-making.

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Decarbonizing the Automotive Industry

Decarbonizing the Automotive Industry

From May 2nd to May to May 5th was held the Motor Valley Fest in Modena, a pivotal gathering for automotive industry leaders, showcasing a mix of heritage and cutting-edge technology. An event where industry veterans and innovators converge to forecast trends and tackle the pressing challenges of mobility.

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Is the 4th industrial revolution really happening for automotive component suppliers?

Is the 4th industrial revolution really happening for automotive component suppliers?

The 4th industrial revolution is now upon us. Overlaying lean operations with connected technologies can enable new and more efficient processes, services and business models. It is the next level of maturity in operational excellence, promising better synergies between machines and their human counterparts.

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Unlocking the Secrets to Successful OpEx Programs: Key Takeaways from the Process Improvement and Operational Excellence Summit

Unlocking the Secrets to Successful OpEx Programs: Key Takeaways from the Process Improvement and Operational Excellence Summit

During the recent OpEx summit, one of our operational excellence experts participated to a panel discussion titled "Unlocking the Secrets to Successful OpEx Programs" alongside other experts Azeeza Sunmonu, EMEA Head of Commercial Operations & Excellence at GE Healthcare; Maritza Helfferich, Senior Manager Brand Communications Operations at Adidas; Sachin Sankpal, Head of Group Excellence of Digitalization at Vynova Group; and Philippe Lefranc, Global Head of Strategy and Program Delivery, External Affairs at Philip Morris International.

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Resilience in the supply chain – 80% of companies consider themselves little or not at all resilient

Resilience in the supply chain – 80% of companies consider themselves little or not at all resilient

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In an increasingly interconnected and volatile world, the need for a resilient supply chain has become paramount.

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Rethinking Food Loss in Agri-Food Supply Chains - Unveiling the Hidden Dynamics for Sustainable Transformation

Rethinking Food Loss in Agri-Food Supply Chains - Unveiling the Hidden Dynamics for Sustainable Transformation

The persistent and pervasive challenge of food loss within agri-food supply chains is a multifaceted issue that has far-reaching implications for the industry's economic sustainability and the global food ecosystem's resilience. This white paper is a pioneering exploration into the complex labyrinth of food loss, offering innovative insights, actionable strategies, and a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of this challenge.

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LogiChem Europe - Key take-aways

LogiChem Europe - Key take-aways

On March, EFESO Management Consultants had the opportunity to sponsored Logichem Europe. An opportunity to gain transformative insights and best practices in chemical supply chain management.

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The Six Challenges for Consumer Goods Companies

The Six Challenges for Consumer Goods Companies

A number of global phenomena have impacted – and are still impacting – all markets and businesses in 2024. These include: the Covid-19 pandemic; wars in Europe and the Middle East; extreme weather conditions; the decreasing birth rate in industrialized countries; the acceleration of migration flows; and the acceleration of digitalization – in particular the introduction of AI. All of these are likely to continue, presenting consumer goods companies with a number of challenges.

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The 2024 Sustainability Through Collaboration Report

The 2024 Sustainability Through Collaboration Report

Amidst the pressing challenges of sustainability, WBR Insights, together with EFESO Management Consultants, surveyed over 100 chemicals supply chain leaders from various organizations across Europe. The results are detailed in the LogiChem Europe Sustainability Report.

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CSRD, it isn't just about reporting

CSRD, it isn't just about reporting

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We wanted to share with you a conversation that took place last week regarding the CSRD, Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, between an executive of an industrial company and an EFESO consultant.

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Operational Vendor Due Diligence. An Independent, Effective Communication of a Company’s Current and Potential Performance to Maximize Exit Value

Operational Vendor Due Diligence. An Independent, Effective Communication of a Company’s Current and Potential Performance to Maximize Exit Value

Private equity firms and industrial investors are struggling in the current market to obtain desired value from their exit deals. Sellers too often only react to buyers’ due diligence, a time-consuming and disruptive process that frequently uncovers company weaknesses and drives down sell prices.

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La réindustrialisation en France.  Retour sur les Assises de l’Industrie parrainées par EFESO

La réindustrialisation en France. Retour sur les Assises de l’Industrie parrainées par EFESO

Le 8 novembre 2023, les Assises de l'Industrie, organisées par L’Usine Nouvelle, se sont tenues aux Salons de l'Aveyron. Un événement majeur qui a permis aux acteurs industriels de réfléchir et débattre sur la réindustrialisation en France.

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Achieve Future Readiness with our series production Profitability Booster and be ready for the next challenges

Achieve Future Readiness with our series production Profitability Booster and be ready for the next challenges

In an era of rapid change and economic challenges, maintaining a healthy profitability is crucial. We understand that being future-ready means being financially robust.

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Strategic Implications of the Automotive Industry - Three Questions from TSETINIS-EFESO

Strategic Implications of the Automotive Industry - Three Questions from TSETINIS-EFESO

The automotive industry is in the middle of the biggest transformation ever. E-mobility, autonomous driving, connected vehicles and much more require a recalibration or even transformation of entire business models and supply chains. In addition, companies have had to contend with highly volatile and complex demands and supply markets in recent years - and there is no real end in sight to these challenges.

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The Logipharma Sustainability report 2023 is now available

The Logipharma Sustainability report 2023 is now available

As the heat of the climate crisis continues to rise, WBR Insights - Supply Chain has produced its first annual sustainability report by surveying 150 senior life sciences executives across Europe to uncover their sustainability challenges and solutions.

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The Insights from our exclusive Panel discussion and Roundtables on Greenhouse Gas Reduction

The Insights from our exclusive Panel discussion and Roundtables on Greenhouse Gas Reduction

On October 6th, EFESO hosted an insightful executive event around the theme of greenhouse gas reduction. It served as a dynamic forum for industry key players to address solutions to implementing sustainable, long-term strategies within the challenging context of Europe's ambitious sustainability agenda.

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Leveraging Strategic Insights: Strategic Countermeasures for Enhancing Profitability and Positioning for Growth

Leveraging Strategic Insights: Strategic Countermeasures for Enhancing Profitability and Positioning for Growth

In a recent survey conducted by ARGO-EFESO in collaboration with Chemical Week, it was revealed that over 60% of executives in the chemical process industry express dissatisfaction with current business performance.

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Automotive Supplier – Future  Readiness  Report

Automotive Supplier – Future Readiness Report

Cost-out management & becoming future ready often seem to be contradictory, but they are not in fact, both embody the central demands of our time.

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7 Key Insights Business Leaders Can Use To Step-up EBITDA: Lessons From 1,000+ Successful Projects

7 Key Insights Business Leaders Can Use To Step-up EBITDA: Lessons From 1,000+ Successful Projects

A roadmap to impactful and sustainable EBITDA growth

Ever wondered why conventional operational excellence approaches often result in unsatisfactory improvements to EBITDA?

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Optimizing industrial operations with digital technology

Optimizing industrial operations with digital technology

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Companies are increasingly calling on consultants to improve their industrial operations. “Our integrated approach to working on performance improvement, digitization, human dynamics and sustainable development, help our clients build a sustainable industrial future,” says Didier Brackenier, Managing Director at EFESO Management Consultants.

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Sustainability and the Chemicals Industry: How Can We Seize the Opportunity?

Sustainability and the Chemicals Industry: How Can We Seize the Opportunity?

The chemicals industry is one of the world’s largest industrial sectors, worth €3,471 billion in 2020. It includes producers of industrial chemicals, polymers, pesticides, food and feed additives, and cosmetics, and is growing rapidly. By some estimates it will reach almost $22,000 billion by 2060.

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Behavior Based Safety: Time to Replace “I Have to” Safety Behavior with “I Want to” Safety Behavior

Behavior Based Safety: Time to Replace “I Have to” Safety Behavior with “I Want to” Safety Behavior

Every chemical company has safety rules, analysis tools, dashboards and a keen awareness of safety processes.

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The race to synchronize the Pharma & Life Sciences Value Chain.  What differentiates the leaders?

The race to synchronize the Pharma & Life Sciences Value Chain. What differentiates the leaders?

What are the biggest barriers to end-to-end synchronization in your organization? What are the counter measures and solutions that have proven to be successful against these? What are the accelerators that helped overcome the challenges?

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The Future of Sustainability: Insights and Strategies from Business Leaders

The Future of Sustainability: Insights and Strategies from Business Leaders

Industrial leaders around the world recognize that sustainability can no longer be overlooked. Climate change has been on the agenda since the 1980’s but it hasn’t necessarily changed the way we do business.

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How EFESO is Helping Retailers like Primark Develop Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

How EFESO is Helping Retailers like Primark Develop Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

According to Mark Shirley, Director of Logistics at Primark, in today’s competitive retail landscape having an efficient and effective supply chain is fundamental to their customer proposition.

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Hydrogen: a step to a greener future in a constantly changing ecosystem

Hydrogen: a step to a greener future in a constantly changing ecosystem

The use of hydrogen as a fuel is not a recent phenomenon. Major OEMs were investing in this technology back in the 1990s but it remained an enticing mirage, never quite within reach. Now, however, it could become a major factor in the fight to slow down climate change.

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Réussir son projet industriel - de la stratégie des opérations à l’excellence industrielle

Réussir son projet industriel - de la stratégie des opérations à l’excellence industrielle

Création de valeur ajoutée et d’emplois, exportations, souveraineté dans des secteurs stratégiques, pour toutes ces raisons la France a besoin de muscler son industrie. La réussite d’un projet industriel connait différents déclencheurs. Roberto Maroncelli, DG et Jean-Marc Giraudeau, VP au sein du cabinet de conseil EFESO France, nous les dévoilent.

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Major trends & business drivers in the pharma industry

Major trends & business drivers in the pharma industry

The pharmaceutical industry has seen its share of challenges in recent years, from manufacturing and supply chain bottlenecks to growing demand for faster delivery of drugs to the marketplace. What will the near future bring to the table ?

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Food & Beverage Industry: from Theory to Practice

Supply Chain Resilience in the Food & Beverage Industry: from Theory to Practice

Supply chain professionals in the Food and Beverage sector are trying to make their supply chains more resilient, given the unprecedented number of challenges that companies are facing. There are several solutions and best practices for the improvement of supply chain resilience but these are only implemented in a limited number of cases.

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Lean thinking in downstream plants for breakthrough performance in asset management

Lean thinking in downstream plants for breakthrough performance in asset management

When creating your plant strategy, you should be asking yourself the following questions: are my maintenance and reliability efforts providing a tangible and consistent competitive advantage?

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Towards a more sustainable supply chain

Towards a more sustainable supply chain

Sustainability has quickly become one of the biggest priorities for organizations seeking to remain competitive and wanting to guarantee a long-term future both for themselves and the world we live in. Within a company’s overall sustainability journey, working towards a sustainable supply chain is now crucial.

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The electrification of the automobile and the consequent radical transformation of the supply chain

The electrification of the automobile and the consequent radical transformation of the supply chain

A scenario of lights and shadows

The world of the vehicles and mobility is experiencing a very delicate phase, of profound and rapid transition to a future that still presents highlights and shadows, and plenty of uncertainty.

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How to Build a World Class commercial process through Margin Excellence

How to Build a World Class commercial process through Margin Excellence

If you are a commercial lead, you likely already have a relentless focus on margin, but do you have the visibility to give you, and your sales and operations teams the information to make the best decisions?

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The impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the aerospace supply chain: which are the options to replace Russian Titanium?

The impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the aerospace supply chain: which are the options to replace Russian Titanium?

Russia is a leading player in Titanium industry for aerospace via its company VSMPO-AVISMA, main supplier of all western OEMs and engines manufacturers.

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Create your own “agent force” to prepare for transformation. Now and in the future.

Create your own “agent force” to prepare for transformation. Now and in the future.

We are truly living in times of transformation

There can be no doubt that we are living through transformational times, driven by unprecedented disruptive events and the overall trends in society and markets.

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Operation heartbeat

Operation heartbeat

How Industrial Operations are transforming the way we live and work

In a recent interview Bruno Machiels & Luca Lecchi, co-CEOs of EFESO Management Consultants discussed how industrial operations and human ingenuity are totally transforming the world we live in.

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Bringing Real Lean to QC Pharma Labs: a journey beyond productivity (2)

Bringing Real Lean to QC Pharma Labs: a journey beyond productivity (2)

Quality Control (QC) labs provide a fundamental link in the logistic & operations chain of each pharma company. Never will a single lot of products leave a factory without being validated and released by lab testing.

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Bringing Real Lean to QC Pharma Labs: a journey beyond productivity

Bringing Real Lean to QC Pharma Labs: a journey beyond productivity

Quality Control (QC) labs provide a fundamental link in the logistic & operations chain of each pharma company. Never will a single lot of products leave a factory without being validated and released by lab testing.

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Industry consolidation, supported by its major players and Private Equity funds, is necessary to secure the Supply Chain and speed up the recovery

Industry consolidation, supported by its major players and Private Equity funds, is necessary to secure the Supply Chain and speed up the recovery

The Covid-19 crisis has left its mark on the aircraft and defense industry, with the decline in activity changing the break-even point for firms across the sector. Nonetheless, the industry held out well in 2020/21 due, in particular, to State-guaranteed social and financial assistance programs which limited the number of bankruptcies.

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High Speed Supply Chain Management supporting Profit, People and Planet

High Speed Supply Chain Management supporting Profit, People and Planet

Leaders are confronting a storm, and it is not simply economic. Organizations are facing unprecedented Social and Sustainability challenges and their leaders are unsettled by trade uncertainty, political instability and competition resulting from disruptive technology. Many of the supply chains we have taken for granted are at risk.

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Accelerate your End-to-End Performance and Growth

Accelerate your End-to-End Performance and Growth

Companies with Synchronized value chains will dynamically adapt and respond faster to the “new normality”. The competitive gap between those companies leading the Sync race, and those yet to get started is only set to grow wider. It’s time for busi­ness leaders to embrace Sync and capitalize on the opportunities that synchronized end to end operations can bring.

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Les Cosmétiques - un potentiel de croissance sous-exploité par les fonds

Les Cosmétiques - un potentiel de croissance sous-exploité par les fonds

Le marché des cosmétiques est un marché mondial en croissance depuis plus de 15 ans, avec une accélération notable depuis 2017.

La France, domine ce marché. Les cosmétiques restent sous-exploités par les fonds d’investissements au regard d’autres industries (10 deals de moins en 2019 par rapport à 2018; investissement start-up équivalent à 100 M€ sur 15 Mds€ investis en 2018).

Pourtant ce secteur bénéficie d’un niveau de risque plus faible que d’autres (ex: biotech, acteurs technologiques, agroalimentaire).

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Precision. Passion. Patience.

Precision. Passion. Patience.

The positive impacts of Predictive Maintenance are broad and should be considered holistically, argue EFESO Management Consultants ’s Erik Weytjens & Sebastian Grundstein. Adopting these ‘rose garden rules’ will ensure that success is visible right across your business.

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Supply Chain Planning – How to win

Supply Chain Planning – How to win

Pre COVID, I attended a conference, for which all of the delegates had to answer a questionnaire on their areas of interest beforehand. Unusual? Not really. The part that I found most interesting, however, was that 50% or so had ticked the box titled “E2E Supply Chain Planning”.

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Human Dynamics at the Core of Strategy Execution

Human Dynamics at the Core of Strategy Execution

Businesses are built on Strategy – a long term plan, created for the company to reach a desired future state, envisioned as business goals and objectives.

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The future of Mobility has just begun

The future of Mobility has just begun

Connectivity in the automotive industry is not a recent phenomenon. For years, Connectivity has been called another name “telematics” which refers to “the technology of sending, receiving and storing information through telecommunication devices for OEM use only.”

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The New Civilization In The Era Of Data - Control, tracking and security

The New Civilization In The Era Of Data - Control, tracking and security

Privacy, digital democracy, data value, monetization, ownership, blockchains, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, … Every activity on the Net leaves traces and user information. Constantly connected devices involve privacy risks. Rules and transparency needed to manage the Digital Society.

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STANDARDS: The only antidote to chaos

STANDARDS: The only antidote to chaos

What are standards, and why they are they so important? Why are standards the only known antidote to chaos? What do we really mean by “standards” in business? These are the questions we are going to address in this article.

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STANDARDS and HUMAN ALGORITHMS: The ultimate solutions for effective Digitization

STANDARDS and HUMAN ALGORITHMS: The ultimate solutions for effective Digitization

Digitization has been transforming the fabric of modern industrialization for three decades. The benefits brought by digitization in improving productivity and in creating new businesses are overwhelming. Therefore, the process of transformation will continue and likely will boost in the next decades.

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We have entered the “age of surveillance capitalism”: Are we aware of it?

We have entered the “age of surveillance capitalism”: Are we aware of it?

People's behavioral data has become the largest source of business. Shoshana Zuboffh’s book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is based on this very question. Whatever we choose to call this period, we now live in a time when “Big Data” and, in particular, behavioural data, has become the world’s major source of business. What is it all about? Where, when and how did it start?

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Five Imperatives of DigiTech Leadership

Five Imperatives of DigiTech Leadership

Today, almost in the last quarter of the dramatic 2020 year, many organizations are not only at risk financially, but are at risk of losing their relevance, of becoming the dinosaurs of our modern world. COVID-19 has launched Digital and Technology with an amazing speed in the top 3 on the priority list of the CEO's. The speed of development of Digitization and Technological progression (DigiTech) is accelerating. It not only changes the Tech side of organizations. It also impacts leadership and people systems. In this article I will guide you through Five Imperatives of DigiTech Leadership I have identified.

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DARE (Digitization, Autonomation, Robotization and E-Commerce) is accelerating and it will disrupt your business

DARE (Digitization, Autonomation, Robotization and E-Commerce) is accelerating and it will disrupt your business

DARE Acceleration (Digitization, Autonomation, Robotization and E-Commerce)

Yes COVID-19 has let us enter unprecedented times but historic data learns us that during disruptions like this, systemically things will change much deeper and more sustainable than we foresee in the middle of the disruption itself. During crisis like this, companies are much more likely to make capital investments. Specially if the reason for the crisis has shown us the risks of (dependency of) humans, the investments will be targeted on eliminating these risks.

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Post Covid-19: how industry will survive and compete in the new scenario of “Shut-In” Economy

Post Covid-19: how industry will survive and compete in the new scenario of “Shut-In” Economy

What learnings can we gather from the experience of Covid-19 and what will we change in our legacy business models?

This pandemic crisis, having “frozen” current business models, is creating a significant disruption to the worldwide economy. The impact varies from sector to sector, some exceptions being e-commerce and life sciences but, overall, it is trending towards a global recession. How far and how long the recession will be is the question that we all have. What is clear, is that this new “shut-in” economy requires change. Fast and deep. 

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Post Covid 19: What companies must do to survive and compete in the new circumstances of the so-called "Shut-in Economy"

Post Covid 19: What companies must do to survive and compete in the new circumstances of the so-called "Shut-in Economy"

The pandemic crisis has had a devastating effect on worldwide GDP and, from now on, there will be major changes in the way we do business ("shut-in-economy"). Most of these changes were already in progress but the pandemic event has forced the rate of this change to accelerate. A simple “evolution” will not be enough, a step change (a quantum leap, a breakthrough) will be necessary. As such, we cannot waste time trying to understand what has happened and will happen through the lenses of the previous business paradigms. Instead we must imagine ourselves already catapulted into this new competitive scenario and look at it through a new perspective.

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Digitalizing the supply chain to enable new value chains

Digitalizing the supply chain to enable new value chains

The new capabilities offered by Digitalization are significantly changing existing Supply Chains. It would be unwise to consider digitalization just as a performance boost of existing activities. In fact, digitalization can be the first step to new Value Propositions, new Value Chains and even New Business Models. But, it is not possible to identify these new opportunities and implement new business configurations while still looking at the business with today’s understanding. To do this would hide the real potential of a new technological business environment. The best way to understand new Value Propositions is by using a helicopter overview of business ecosystem trends jointly with a review of newly available digitalized solutions. A cross-industry perspective is also recommended.

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SMART CITIES, DIGITALIZATION AND INDUSTRY 4.0

SMART CITIES, DIGITALIZATION AND INDUSTRY 4.0

New business ecosystems and new business models

by Giorgio Merli

Today, Smart Cities and Smart Services are a key topic for Companies and Governments. Both are engaged in planning and implementing new realizations, interacting with different purposes and objectives in the same Ecosystem. In this article, the author considers this topic from two perspectives of Business and Government Services for Citizens, who live together sometimes synergistically, sometime conflicting. Examples and cases from both sides are included to highlight how the two parties should manage it in the best way in order to develop the Ecosystem sustainably and satisfactorily. It is also explained why the goal of having an Integrated Sustainable Plan is a priority of a Territory Government, while the understanding of the possible Business Model is the priority of the Business Organizations.

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The Pharma world of contract manufacturing needs massive and fundamental change

The Pharma world of contract manufacturing needs massive and fundamental change

When is a CMO not a CMO?

by Hugh Williams

Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMOs), particularly in Asia, are facing some interesting times and challenges. In their own countries, they are looking at how to respond to growth, different buying practices in China, and an ageing and maturing market. In the West, they have to satisfy growing complexity and an increasingly complicated demand model that is looking for much faster delivery, smaller batch sizes, and customer centricity.

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LEADERSHIP AND CAPABILITY ARE THE KEY FOR 4.0 PROGRESSION

LEADERSHIP AND CAPABILITY ARE THE KEY FOR 4.0 PROGRESSION

How Digitization Is Potentially Changing The Game And The Rules

by Filippo Mantegazza

Returning from Barcelona, where I attended the World Congress for IOT Solutions
#IOTSWC19
, I brought back 3 strong impressions:

  1. Connectivity is a fact, even becoming a commodity.
  2. We are starting to see many instances of IoT in Manufacturing and Supply Chain and a lot of application of Advanced Analytics, but we still do not see a well progressed 4.0 transformation. This will be the next step.
  3. What is key for the next step, apart from the architectural capability, is the ability to develop people with new leadership and new capability, new roles, new knowledge and new skills.

This is where we must focus our efforts.

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World Class Manufacturing 4.0

World Class Manufacturing 4.0

How we can build a state of the art manufacturing exploiting the whole potential of Technology and Digital solutions

by Filippo Mantegazza

Last week I attended the yearly show of digital and manufacturing 4.0 at the #HM19. I had the chance to visit and, as anybody else, I was really impressed by the level and numbers achieved by Technology. Today the industrial and logistics environments can really take a big step forward. The technology is ready, available and more accessible than before. All the consolidated companies are continuously progressing, and new companies are rising to the challenge. Digital and Virtual Reality are developing dramatically and increasing the depth of process management and productivity and widening the manageable horizons.

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Digitalization and industry 4.0, strategies... not only technologies!

Digitalization and industry 4.0, strategies... not only technologies!

Industry 4.0's investments and approaches will actually increase the levels of competitiveness of companies only if they are used to enable new levers of competitive advantage. It is, therefore, necessary to have a strategic vision that can identify the new Products/Services that can be offered to the market and the related business models.

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Win more from less with your Operational Excellence programmes

Win more from less with your Operational Excellence programmes

Operational Excellence programmes were, and still are, important components on the management agenda of companies from many different industries. According to a study recently carried out by EFESO, in partnership with ICIS, more than 75% of the responding companies rate OPEX as a top 3 or top 5 agenda item.

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How to measure behaviour

How to measure behaviour

Do you measure your performance? Probably yes, but do you also measure the behaviour in your company?

The key factor to keep and improve the results of a company is the sum of all human behaviour in the company. And in this fast moving world, you need to continuously progress in order to keep your competitive advantage. After all; “it’s not the big that eat the small…it’s the fast that eat the slow”.

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Why 5 global enterprises adopted WCOM™ across the world

Why 5 global enterprises adopted WCOM™ across the world

The book "WCOM™: why you need more than Lean" captures the reasons why 5 global enterprises (St. Gobain, L’Oréal, Groupe Bel, Tetra Pak and Bemis), with combined revenues of over 100B€, have adopted World Class Operations Management (WCOM™) in more than 1000 plants across the world.

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Healthcare; Delivering higher levels of service at constant or lower cost

Healthcare; Delivering higher levels of service at constant or lower cost

The 5 fundamental challenges to address

Healthcare systems differ greatly across countries and regions. It is challenged by many external factors to deliver higher levels of service at constant or even lower cost, which means simple efficiency measures are no longer sufficient.

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Creating lasting value in today’s Food Industry

Creating lasting value in today’s Food Industry

7 winning strategies identified and described

Is it possible to create lasting value in today’s food industry? Is this something that you can still achieve? The added value created by the food industry in mature markets like Europe as a whole is mostly stagnant, if not actually decreasing.

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Create Constancy of Purpose

Create Constancy of Purpose

Having a clear and powerful "Why"

The Shingo Model’s definition of the principle Create Constancy of Purpose is, “an unwavering clarity of why the organization exists, where it is going, and how it will get there", which it goes on to say, "enables people to align their actions, as well as to innovate, adapt and take risks with greater confidence.”

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Treating Behavioral waste at the root

Treating Behavioral waste at the root

Identifying 8 forms of human waste

The book ‘Performance Behavior’ (by Neil Webers) describes how an organization can link performance to behavior to minimize waste and optimize performance behavior.

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Breaking Barriers In Pharma

Breaking Barriers In Pharma

Operational Excellence in Laboratories

The pharmaceutical sector is very different from the short cycle manufacturing environment that Lean was originally developed for (i.e. mostly batch processes with relatively long cycle times).

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WCOM™ (World Class Operations Management)

WCOM™ (World Class Operations Management)

Why You Need More Than Lean

A new book about World Class Operations Management (WCOM™/WCM) has been released.

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Building a FIT-TO-WIN organisation

Building a FIT-TO-WIN organisation

A 6-step holistic approach to ensure strategic consistency

Despite having spent years and countless millions on optimising their operations, 61% of companies (according to the Economist’s Intelligence Unit) find themselves frustrated with the same problem.

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