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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing
If Amazon did Factories
If Amazon did Factories

Amazon recently announced record profits of $3.03bn, breaking its own record for the third consecutive time. However, Amazon appears to be…

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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Transform Your Business
In search of the forecasting holy grail
Forecasting Holy Grail

Accurate forecasts are the panacea for food manufacturers, Is artificial intelligence getting us close to a solution, are we near…

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| | Estimated reading time: 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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| | Estimated reading time: 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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| | Estimated reading time: 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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| | Estimated reading time: 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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| | Estimated reading time: 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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| | Estimated reading time: 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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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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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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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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What does the future of the Wood Industry look like?

I have been spending a lot of time with different companies in the wood industry over the past couple of…

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