2020 Aerospace and Defense Predictions

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

Military operators are facing tough decisions about lengthening the service life of key equipment, while simultaneously having to prioritize procurement of next-generation assets. Set this against an industry experiencing a readiness crisis and shortage of personnel, particularly in maintenance and engineering, and asset management takes center stage—and becomes a real challenge. Fortunately, there are some…

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2020 Business Strategy Predictions

by   |    |   8 minutes  |  in Finance, Strategy

Finance and human capital management (HCM) are the foundations of global business operations, and they are being affected by regular and unpredictable changes to business models, customer expectations, market risks, regulation and new technologies.   The obvious tremors, of course, are Brexit in the UK and the global rise of economic and social populism, causing increased protectionism, is unpredictably driving landed cost of parts and components and hammering sales…

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2020 Energy and Utilities Predictions

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Energy, Utilities & Resources, Oil & Gas

The world has never been more aware of the importance of conserving resources and reducing carbon emissions. Nowhere is this growing consciousness more keenly felt than in the energy sector. Companies need to navigate increasingly demanding taxation regimes and government policies as well as the negative perception connected to fossil fuel taking root among the general population and…

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2020 Construction Predictions

by   |    |   8 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

2020 will see a continuation of 2019’s move towards digitalization of business processes with many organizations extending and refining their approaches. Technologies such as Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) will start to allow for a manufacturing and product-led approach to construction, allowing for greater safety and efficiencies to everyone’s benefit, with a focus…

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2020 Process Manufacturing Predictions

by   |    |   10 minutes  |  in Process Manufacturing

Everybody wants sustainable products, and retailers are putting pressure on manufacturers to deliver goods that satisfy consumers’ new preference for green and clean options. This means manufacturers need to implement technology to track where their products come from and what they are made of. They will also need to plan around shorter shelf lives that…

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2020 Service Predictions

by   |    |   8 minutes  |  in Service

Field service is evolving enormously in recent years and technology and customer expectations will continue to advance just as quickly. Twenty years ago, field service may have been centered on break-fix repair, but the velocity now is towards long-term, contractual arrangements that are more satisfying for the customer and more lucrative for the service provider….

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2020 Manufacturing Predictions

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

While change is buffeting the industrial manufacturing industry from a number of directions, the most disruptive changes will be those which manufacturers can and should make for themselves. Many of these manufacturers are already taking advantage of technologies like the internet of things (IoT), and as we head into 2020 will find themselves early adopters…

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