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Lighthouse manufacturers lead the way--can the rest of the world keep up?

‘Lighthouse’ manufacturers lead the way—can the rest of the world keep up?

Manufacturing leaders are sprinting ahead with digital and analytics, and changing the rules of the game. A broad scale-up of innovation across the value chain is needed to ensure more winners share the spoils.
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A next-generation operating model for source-to-pay

– A next-generation procurement operating model that capitalizes on advances in digital, data, and analytics delivers new levels... of performance across the value-creation lifecycle.
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Realigning global support-function footprints in a digital world

– How can organizations ensure their global services footprints are ready for the new world of digitization, complexity, and uncertainty?
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Building the zero-based culture

– Theres a soft side to zero-basing. Businesses that want zero-basings changes to last ignore... it at their peril.
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Digital procurement: For lasting value, go broad and deep

– To get the most from procurement digitization, leaders must raise their ambitions along with their skills.

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Zero-based productivity

ZBP aligns resources where they will matter the most and creates a culture of cost management to sustain the change over time.
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Tech-enabled transformation: The trillion-dollar opportunity for industrials

– Applying digital, analytics, and IoT technologies is worth over a trillion dollars of value for industrial companies. To capture... that value, however, industrial companies need to approach their transformations holistically, not in the piecemeal manner that we often see.

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Ops 4.0: The next frontier for operations

What is Ops 4.0, and how should companies prioritize their investment in digital and analytics? Yogesh Malik, co-leader of Ops 4.0 at lapetitemort.info, discusses the four main areas organizations should focus on to target a potential 15 to 20 percent leap in productivity.

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Digitally enabled reliability: Beyond predictive maintenance

– To capture everything digital can offer in increasing reliability and reducing costs, companies should boost their digital-maintenance... ambitions.
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Mapping heavy industry’s digital-manufacturing opportunities

– Manufacturing digitization could boost heavy-industry profit margins by three to five points—but only if people can make... the new technologies work at scale. The first article in a new series looks at the opportunity and the sector’s progress.
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How digital manufacturing can escape ‘pilot purgatory’

– Despite enthusiasm for digital manufacturing, few companies have realized its potential at scale, according to our new survey.... Six success factors can help.
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Industry 4.0: Reinvigorating ASEAN manufacturing for the future

– New digital technologies can help Southeast Asian manufacturers reassert their place in the global landscape.

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The Operations 4.0 podcast: A new continuous-improvement cycle

– Ops 4.0 helps businesses understand their greatest challenges, and solve ones that previously seemed beyond reach. It also means... committing to a transformation that never entirely ends.
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Globalization in transition: The future of trade and value chains

– Global value chains are being reshaped by rising demand and new industry capabilities in the developing world as well as a wave... of new technologies.
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How to transform your airline

– Airline transformations are often necessary—and always difficult. We lay out five rules for success.
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Five Fifty: Agility at the top

– Want a more agile company? Become a more agile leader.
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Zero-based budgeting gets a second look

– Digitization is breathing new life into a ground-up budgeting approach that debuted in the 1960s. Here’s how CFOs and other... business leaders can make it work in their own organizations.
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Driving value from fleet telematics

– Connected vehicles don’t always deliver. Often the weak link isn’t in the technology—it’s in the organization.
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Right product, right time, right location: Quantifying the semiconductor supply chain

– Problems along the semiconductor supply chain are difficult to diagnose. A new metric can help companies pinpoint performance... issues.
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The Operations 4.0 podcast: Productivity and ‘pilot purgatory’

– The value from Operations 4.0 comes from how it unleashes productivity gains across a wide range of measurements. But to achieve... those results, businesses must do more than launch pilot after pilot.
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The future of automated ports

– The challenges are significant, but careful planning and implementation can surmount them.
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Zero-based productivity—Organization: Using zero-based principles to forge a purpose-built organization

– By redirecting resources and employees to higher-value areas, companies can ensure that organizational structure and spending... align with business strategy.
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Smarter call-center coaching for the digital world

– The demands facing contact-center staff are becoming more complex, more varied, and more valuable. That calls for a smarter coaching... approach.
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The great re-make: Manufacturing for modern times

– What does “great” operational excellence look like and how do we get there?
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The work of leaders in a lean management enterprise

– Learn what successful lean leaders do to integrate new technologies and approaches, and to ensure that the practices that support continuous improvement also improve continuously.
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Unlocking Industrial Resource Productivity

– This e-book examines five core beliefs to increase profits through energy, material, and water efficiency.

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