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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Planning for Brexit

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure, Transform Your Business

It seems like wasted (metaphorical) ink to write about the latest Brexit developments and how these will impact businesses tomorrow. The past couple of weeks have seen negotiations, debates, agreements, extension proposals, a “pathway to a deal”, then a “great deal”… followed by negotiations, debates (you can see where this is going…). In short, uncertainty…

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construction business value

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

The most important thing to IFS is ensuring that our solutions deliver definite, measurable business value. That’s why we asked IDC to carry out a study to reveal the business value our enterprise solutions bring customers. IDC conducted extensive interviews with IFS customers representing every region we serve to quantify this value and found our…

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theCUBE Cindy Jaudon

by   |    |   20 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure, Events, Transform Your Business

theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. This year, they joined IFS in Boston for IFS World Conference 2019. Below is the transcription of an interview with IFS Regional President, Cindy Jaudon, Controller at PPC…

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Skills Gap

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Creativity & Innovation, Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Transform Your Business

When I meet with IFS customers across the UK one of the most common pieces of feedback is the struggle to find talent to bridge the ‘skills gap’ or ‘skills shortage’ affecting UK businesses. On the one hand, they have new technologies entering their factories, warehouses, construction sites and in-field equipment, on the other, they…

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Construction Productivity

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

As a Scot myself, I don’t have the sense of bravado that an American might when it comes to the United States construction sector or the vitality of the American economy overall. But even those of us in the UK have seen most globally important management or productivity trends, with notable exceptions like the Toyota…

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construction finance controller

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & 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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Construction ERP Partner

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

In my previous blog post, I highlighted how the industry is facing huge disruptive changes. In short, we need to modernize and change the way we work because: Margins are under pressure Productivity is poor We have a serious skills shortage Project delivery performance is not good enough Competition is intensifying You need to be…

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Digital Shipyard

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

Shipbuilders, private vessel owners and ministries of defense around the world are mandating and investing heavily in transformational digital technology that will press time, costs and risks out of vessel design and fabrication. Naval organizations in Russia, Australia and Saudi Arabia have state-funded programs to increase the use of disruptive digital technology by their nation’s…

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UK Housing Dilemma

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

It would seem that whatever the reason, the UK housing market is at a crossroads. Some sources state that the house building industry has responded strongly to the demand for new housing, increasing output by 55% over the last five years, while other stats show England alone has a backlog of 3.91 million homes, which…

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