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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.

Mayank Agrawal, Sumit Dutta, Richard Kelly, and Ingrid Millán@McKinsey

Thought Leadership

 Here are four trends that should enable manufacturing sectors to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future.

Francisco Betti and Ian Cronin@World Economic Forum for Forbes

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.

Olaf Babinet and Sebastian Lau@Deloitte

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?

Fabio Caversan@STEFANINI

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.

Brian Collie, Alexander Wachtmeister, Albert Waas, Raphael Kirn, Kristina Krebs, and Hamza Quresh@BCG

This week’s Consulting News

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| @Dobler Consulting Services

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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?

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Hélène Laffitte is the CEO of Consulting Quest, a Global Performance-Driven Consulting Platform and author of “Smart Consulting Sourcing”, a step by step guide to getting the best ROI from your consulting. With a blend of experience in Procurement and Consulting, Hélène is passionate about helping Companies create more value through Consulting.