Wednesday, April 28th 2021
This week in
The manufacturing industry post Covid.
This week’s must read
Industry 4.0 technologies have played a decisive role in response to the pandemic in many companies. And they have been forced to take extraordinary measures to protect their people and maintain their operations by sometimes struggling to keep up with the sudden rise in demand. Did Industry 4.0 help those companies in their efforts?
This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from McKinsey about the role of Industry 4.0 in the manufacturing industry.
Here are four trends that should enable manufacturing sectors to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future.
The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic is shedding light on serious issues regarding the reliability and resilience of manufacturing operations. Companies should initiate discussions on how to reshuffle and make their (global) manufacturing footprint more resilient to disruptive events in the future.
Industry 4.0 is often conflated with digitalization or digital transformation. But it is actually a broader term that refers to a cluster of emerging technologies, including cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and cognitive computing/AI. What makes Industry 4.0 so effective, and how can you make it work for you?
The automotive industry has come through the Covid-19 pandemic with tremendous resilience. And although forecasts are pessimistic for Europe in the coming months, China’s rebound continues to accelerate.
This week’s Consulting News
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This week’s media
The Toyota Production System was born out of scarcity. Now that we’ve experienced massive supply chain disruption due to COVID-19, does the TPS concept of minimizing inventory still hold up?
Consulting sourcing tips
Consulting is often defined as giving expert advice to other professionals. True, but I think it is a bit simplistic…
Type Consulting Procurement in your browser and look at the results. What do you find? A list of consulting companies that offer their services to help improve your company’s purchasing and/or sourcing capabilities. But is it the same thing as Consulting Procurement?
Sourcing doesn’t start when you select the consultants you want to work with. It starts with a problem you want to solve.
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