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| | 3 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy, Transform Your Business
Strategic positioning is the 2nd of the 3 cornerstones reinforcing business longevity
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The King is dead, long live the King! With change and renewal being the only long-term constant, business positioning and…

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| | 5 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Transform Your Business
2019 manufacturing predictions: start small, win big with AI
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A new generation of point AI solutions will prove themselves in 2019. They’ll build new trust, urgency and understanding of…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Transform Your Business
What different types of needs do purchasing departments have?

Drive strategic work to attain the right contracts and organize operational work becoming as efficient as possible. There are general…

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| | 2 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing
DI Industri 4.0: Digitalization, AI and IoT

I can’t help but feel inspired after a day of inspirational presentations and conversations with manufacturing companies, including ABB, Atlas…

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| | 3 minutes | Automotive, Manufacturing
Pedal to the metal: Pushing new boundaries in automotive manufacturing

The automotive industry is already in the middle of huge market change. Cars and commercial vehicles are getting smarter, and…

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| | 4 minutes | Manufacturing, Supply Chain
Is DDMRP for you?

In a couple of previous blog posts we have looked at the ideas of DDMRP and examined the five steps…

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| | 3 minutes | Manufacturing
Choosing software to manage what’s next in manufacturing
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Choosing new software for your business is not easy, as many of the manufacturers I meet tell me.  Everyone says…

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| | 8 minutes | Manufacturing, Supply Chain
The five steps of DDMRP

In my last blog post we took a look at DDMRP as a concept and the ideas behind it. In…

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| | 4 minutes | Manufacturing, Supply Chain
The relevance of Demand Driven MRP

MRP was invented in the fifties, computerized in the sixties and later became the dominating planning principle in the manufacturing…

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| | 4 minutes | Automotive, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing
IIoT – Why is it not happening
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Fifteen years ago, I was studying for a master’s degree in industrial automation at a technical university. We learned about…

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| | 2 minutes | Manufacturing
Sustainable Manufacturing: an Opportunity, Not a Punishment
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As manufacturers face a customer that increasingly demands sound, eco-friendly products , they are increasingly looking at how they can…

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| | 5 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing
Smart Factories – The theory of constraints reborn?

Over the years there have been many paradigms that claim to optimize production and save the world—bottleneck, forward and backward,…

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