The interlinked platforms that make up Industry 4.0 represent a new kind of challenge for manufacturers and other technology-intensive companies. With four key business ecosystems, they can make this new world their own.
- Cutting-edge technology gives a glimpse into the future of how things will get made, and what manufacturers must do to stay relevant.
- A growing number of innovative companies is capturing CO2 and using it to create materials and products for human consumption.May 7, 2018 by RP Siegel
- Capital expenditures are an overlooked lever for helping companies boost cash flows — and ultimately shareholder returns.
- Thanks to automation and reshoring, being a frontier nation is even harder than it used to be. See also “Myanmar’s Challenging Pathway to Growth – in Pictures.”
- Myanmar’s emergence on the global stage will not follow the same trajectory as other frontier nations. For further insights, read “Myanmar’s Halting Economic Steps onto the Global Stage.”December 11, 2017
- Not-So-Great ExpectationsNovember 7, 2017 by Ryan Avent
- The disciplines that enable restructuring of established companies are also essential levers for helping deals succeed.
- Discoveries surrounding a new class of impossibly small and improbably powerful compounds could reshape the materials industry — and the world around us.July 26, 2017 by Jeffrey Rothfeder
- Encouraging a small number of actions can help an organization achieve its strategic and operational objectives.May 22, 2017 by Kristy Hull
- If machines and software are going to take over the jobs of humans, we may need them to fund our society.March 2, 2017 by Daniel Gross
- The persistence of shortages in a range of industries indicates the market is far from efficient.February 7, 2017 by Daniel Gross
- Companies can increase profits in a low-growth environment by focusing on the right combination of segments.
- Although manufacturers can derive some short-term benefits from unauthorized retailers, outright bootlegging is harmful to profits and reputation.January 12, 2017 by Matt Palmquist
- The trend of manufacturers replacing human labor with machines isn’t restricted to the West.November 30, 2016 by Daniel Gross
- As they adapt to the shifting geography of sales and technological disruption, the companies that provide auto parts, components, and systems must reevaluate their product portfolios.
- The world’s largest innovators are shifting the focus of their R&D investments from products to programming. See also “How Non-Tech Companies Are Joining the Software Revolution — in Pictures."
- With manufacturing put into the hands of small firms and even consumers, traditional value chains may no longer be as advantageous.October 6, 2016 by Matt Palmquist
- The circular economy starts with the first meal of the day.September 13, 2016 by Michele Wucker
- If U.S. manufacturers were willing and able to fill the many open positions, employment in that sector would come back naturally.September 7, 2016 by Daniel Gross
- Although fewer people are working at factories in America, output has been rising.July 26, 2016 by Daniel Gross
- Today's SUV is as fuel-efficient as yesterday's small sedan, but you'd never know it by reading conventional business narratives.July 6, 2016 by Daniel Gross
- Global businesses are about to integrate their operations into a seamless digital whole, and thereby change the world.
- Intel’s Andy Grove pioneered high-stakes, high-speed, high-tech manufacturing — and breathed life into Moore’s Law.March 9, 2016 by Jeffrey E. Garten
- The manufacturing chief describes how an industrial powerhouse founded in the 19th century is using software, sensors, and savvy to create a digital manufacturer that can thrive in the 21st century.February 9, 2016 by Daniel Gross
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