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Industry 4.0: Obstacles and opportunities

Digital manufacturing. Industry 4.0. You’re probably familiar with these terms, and maybe you’ve even successfully piloted these concepts. But how do you roll out such an initiative more broadly, beyond a specific use case, to ensure you are deploying “operational intelligence” to your entire operation and across factories, and gaining the promised productivity increases?

Many companies start with a predictive maintenance pilot, according to Capgemini’s podcast: “Emerging Trends in Digital Manufacturing with Pascal Brosset.” Improving the reliability of critical assets has an obvious payback, uses proven analytics, and is overseen by a limited, self-contained team: Maintenance. Further, more and more equipment manufacturers provide maintenance services or applications along with the asset itself, which further accelerates


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27 Nov 2018
Retail supply chain management and the rise of fast fashion
 

From the incredible pace of turnover in style trends to the excess waste it produces, today’s fast fashion phenomenon is a controversial topic on many fronts. However, when it comes to the efficiency of today’s retail supply chain management techniques, controversy is replaced by admirat

 
Ilyas Kucukcay
Kinaxis

23 Nov 2018
AI adoption among Canadian businesses stagnant: Only 16 per cent of companies use AI, which remains unchanged since 2014
 

Deloitte report finds Canadian consumers and businesses don’t understand or trust AI Canada is rapidly falling behind other countries in artificial intelligence (AI) adoption and demand, which is putting Canadian talent and future competitiveness at risk, according to Deloitte’s lates

 
Deloitte
Deloitte

23 Nov 2018
UK retailers brace for fiercely competitive Christmas amid cautious consumer appetite
 

Deloitte’s European Christmas Survey 2018 predicts Europe’s shopping habits in the run up to Christmas; UK consumers reveal signs of caution despite their expectations to spend £567 (€646) this Christmas, 42% more than the European average; 42% of Christmas spending wil

 
Deloitte
Deloitte

23 Nov 2018
Deloitte Study: More than 70 Percent of Consumers Plan to Shop During the Holiday Weekend; Cyber Monday to Grab the Most Spending
 

More than 7 in 10 (71 percent) holiday shoppers plan to head to the stores and online over the Thanksgiving weekend (Thanksgiving Thursday - Cyber Monday), according to a new survey from Deloitte. Holiday shoppers say they’ll spend an average of $420 between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday

 
Deloitte
Deloitte

23 Nov 2018
Attention Business Leaders: These Six Trends will Impact Your 2019 Digital Transformation Journey
 

Digital moonshots, apps at the edge and information enlightenment will be among the enterprise digital trends to watch in 2019, according to new predictions by DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company. The company today laid out six predict

 
DXC Technology
DXC Technology


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Last update 4 Feb 2019
Output growth picks up to four-month high in January
   Source: Markit US Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
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Fashion

Today’s omni-channel marketplace means competition is increasing, consumers are demanding more relevant products, inventory lifecycles are shorter and fulfillment is incredibly complex. Business conditions are constantly changing, which means you need the flexibility to adapt quickly and continu...


3 Trends Retailers Can Be Thankful for from Our Pre-Thanksgiving Consumer Survey

The results from our latest consumer survey are in. Grocers have some big reasons to be thankful going into Thanksgiving this year– and some trends to keep top-of-mind moving into 2019 (hint: think eCommerce!) J...


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Supplier Relationship Management: Achieving Top and Bottom Line Results
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2019
Contracting: Beyond the Basics
     Orlando, FL
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Mar
2019
Resisting Price Increases and Implementing Cost Improvement Initiatives
     Chicago, IL
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2019
Developing Excellence in Strategic Supply Management and Procurement
     Atlanta, GA

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HOYER: Future-Proofs System for Managing Intermodal Rail, Road, and Sea Transport to Meet High Growth Potential

HOYER is an independent family enterprise that dates back to 1946, and which has become one of the world’s leading bulk-logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics soluti...

Reshaping The Interface Between Marketing And Operations In Globalizing Furniture Supply Chains

Over the past few decades, international fragmentation of production and offshore outsourcing have remarkably altered the organization of Western supply chains. Particularly in low-tech, manufacturing sectors, the fast s...


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