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

The Office for National Statistics last week revealed new data on the UK’s employment market, productivity and economy. New data, perhaps, but it was – in the large part – the same old story. The number of people in work is falling, as is the number of vacant posts, and productivity is stagnating, bringing the…

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Corporate Social Responsibility

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Corporate Social Responsibility

The author Charles Dickens, in most of his works, used his storytelling to condemn the industrial revolution. Dickens’ outlook on industry certainly wasn’t friendly; he believed it stole our humanity, encouraged selfishness and ruined nature. At that time, it was impossible to predict minimum wage legislation or child labor regulations, for example. Who could have…

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servitization for process manufacturers

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Process Manufacturing, Service

Servitization is more commonly associated with discrete manufacturers, but process manufacturers are also embracing this change in business strategy. Servitization only applies to discrete manufacturing? Many people think of servitization as only being applicable to discrete manufacturers who have products that they can service and supply spare parts to, or manufacturers who can easily change…

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Manufacturing Tips

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

Recently the Head of Corporate Development of a leading glass solution provider, within the construction industry in Europe, wanted to talk to me about omnichannel: a typical project-driven business, where no solution is like the other. I was somewhat confused, since omnichannel, for me, is a typical “retail topic”, mainly related to the B2C customer…

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de-fossilize your business

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Service

What do you think about when we talk about fossils? Dinosaur bones? A footprint in a rock? Something frozen in time, rigid, no flexibility; a shadow of the past? While fossils are cool in a museum, they are mostly of plants and animals that are extinct. No one wants to be a fossil, right? Yet…

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service

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Service

During my time as an independent analyst covering field service, I had the opportunity to speak with countless service practitioners about their struggles and successes with service technologies. In doing so, it became increasingly clear that service done well contributes to revenue growth. Proving that in practice was easy, at least in the abstract—I could…

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Value for A&D

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

Up to 28% more work orders a day, up to 60 less maintenance and operation hours a week, huge reduction in materials expenses. When it comes to unlocking value from IT investment, there aren’t many asset-intensive organizations with more riding on their software implementations than those in the Aerospace and Defense sector. Enterprise software in…

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SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Transform Your Business

Earlier this year SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team announced its multi-year partnership with IFS. Going forward, IFS’s cloud-based ERP software will underpin the team’s racing operations and back-office needs as the team continues on its journey towards the front of the grid. After sharing this exciting news, IFS sat down with Sportpesa Racing Point F1…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation

The date was September 2, 2019. It was the dawn of an ordinary Monday for most people, but for me, it was special. It was the day I entered a new world. A world filled with unity, collaboration, dedication, courage and most importantly fun. I could get used to this new world and life at…

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