Sprinting to Value in Industry 4.0

BCG

To improve performance and gain a competitive edge, manufacturers must adopt the new digital industrial technologies that are collectively known as Industry 4.0. The value created by Industry 4.0 The race is on to adopt Industry 4.0. Focus Thursday, December 08, 2016.

Creating the Industrial Ecosystem

McKinsey

The day before the main event I was included in the Industry Analysts visit to the Siemens Technology Center, at Neuperlach in Munich. Siemens is in some highly competitive industrial markets. Getting the balance right is crucial for all Industrial digitally aware organizations.

Women in the food industry

McKinsey

We look closely at employee experiences as well as policies and programs the industry has implemented to promote diversity. Where does the sector stand when it comes to gender equality?

Does Industry Expertise Matter?

David A Fields

A question I was asked: I’ve read that industry experience isn’t supposed to be necessary to win clients, but I’ve lost projects to consultants who have more experience than me. How much does industry experience matter?

There is no 'the industry'

Seth Godin Blog

It's easy to say that, "the industry is to blame," or "the industry doesn't understand this.". There is no industry, no economy, no market. But because no one is charge, because there's no coherent enforcement method, this is merely a shorthand.

Industrial Production Growing, Manufacturing Inching Along

MishTalk

The Fed G17 report shows Industrial Production is up 0.4% Mining is once again the highlight of an otherwise soft industrial production report. percent for a third straight sharp increase, mining pulled industrial production up 0.4 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization.

3 Reasons Why LYFT Is “Winning” The Ride Share Industry

Cheryl Cran

It appears that recently the brand equity of Lyft is ‘winning’ in the ride share industry. Here are 3 Reasons Why Lyft Is “Winning” In the Ride Share Industry: Lyft has always focused on treating people well. Being the “little guy” in an industry can create major opportunities.

Forks in the Road: Navigating Industry Disruption

BCG

2015 brought record sales and profitability to the global auto industry. Fueled by new technology and consumer needs, nontraditional competitors are entering the auto industry with connected software, artificial intelligence, alternative fuels, and shared mobility networks.

The Auto Industry's Real Challenge

Strategy+Business

As automakers pour millions into winning the autonomous vehicle race, they run the risk of ignoring the more imminent threats that could sink them before the technology becomes pervasive

How Precision Medicine Will Transform the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industries

Strategy+Business

And although the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries know this is the way forward, they face some significant hurdles Precision medicine combines business opportunities with clinical health benefits.

Industry 4.0 demystified—lean’s next level

McKinsey

Amid digital disruption, five principles can help companies find tangible value in Industry 4.0 solutions. Our Insights

Consolidation in Europe’s Airline Industry

BCG

But there is more turbulence ahead: Brexit, increasing industry capacity, and competition for long-haul traffic from low-cost and high-­service Middle Eastern and Asian carriers are likely to undercut the profitability of European full-service carriers (FSCs).

Get Ready for Industrialized Additive Manufacturing

BCG

Additive manufacturing could soon be widely adopted for industrial use, and the market could grow more than threefold through 2020. Focus Wednesday, April 05, 2017.

Brief History of the Consulting Industry

Tom Spencer

The management consulting industry, as we know it, originated in America. Booz was the first management consultancy to serve both industry and government clients. Management Consulting consulting history of the consulting industry(Source: Flickr ).

10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution

Strategy+Business

How can you prepare your company -- whether it is large or small -- to play a leading role in the next industrial revolution, the one that is caused by large-scale digital technology? See also "A Guide to Leading the Next Industrial Revolution

Renewed optimism for the fashion industry

McKinsey

After a challenging stretch, has fashion turned the corner? Things are looking up, but the rebound may be uneven, says this year’s The State of Fashion report. Our Insights

Getting the most out of Industry 4.0

McKinsey

A new survey of global manufacturing experts explores the progress companies have made in implementing Industry 4.0, the challenges many still face, and the ways more players can unlock value. Our Insights

How can creative industries benefit from blockchain?

McKinsey

Five forces of blockchain technology could affect the creative economy. Here are some of the risks and challenges to overcome. Our Insights

Riding the Waves of Innovation in the Technology Industry

BCG

Five years is an eternity in the technology industry—the business world equivalent of a “dog year”—compared with other, less volatile and tumultuous industries. Article Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Managing Change in the Oil and Gas Industry

BCG

Vagit Alekperov has led the company since its inception, shaping it into one of the industry’s global leaders. Video Tuesday, November 01, 2016. Lukoil is the largest privately owned company in Russia and one of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world.

5 Best Practices for Attracting Ideal Consulting Clients

Consulting Success

As you continue to work with your ideal client, you get to know their type of business, industry, challenges, opportunities and everything else – better than almost anyone else. Consulting Articles Attract Ideal Consulting Clients Become an Industry Expert case studies

Will Industry Stacks Be the New Blueprint for Banking?

BCG

Digital technologies are reshaping the banking industry at an unprecedented rate, generating waves of fresh opportunity and potential peril for traditional banks. Perspective Thursday, June 16, 2016.

Consultant Ninja: US Industries in a World of S**t: Management.

Consultant Ninja

US Industries in a World of S**t. I was thinking about broken US industries this evening. For some reason, saying an industry is "broken" just doesnt do it justice. Industries in a World of S**t: 1) Investment Banking 2) Health Care 3) Auto Manufacturing 4) Defense Procurement 5) Management Consulting 6) Real Estate What other industries would make this list? Activity already appears to be picking up in certain industries for specific services.

Energy transition: Mission (im)possible for industry?

McKinsey

Dutch industrial companies have a key role to play in repositioning the Netherlands to thrive in a low-carbon future. Despite technological challenges and the pressure of global competition, it is possible for them to lower their greenhouse-gas emissions in line with European goals. Our Insights

Time to Accelerate in the Race Toward Industry 4.0

BCG

Throughout the world, companies recognize that their success depends on adopting the new digital industrial technologies that are collectively known as Industry 4.0. We found that, so far, companies in the two countries have implemented Industry 4.0 Focus Thursday, May 19, 2016.

37th Annual Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Results

Deltek

Discover how your A&E firm’s performance compares to the industry. The Results of the 37th Annual Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study are Here

The two faces of fashion-industry performance

McKinsey

Top-quintile companies are the engines of value creation. Digitization and better in-store experiences will drive future gains. Our Insights

What Real Sustainability Would Look Like in the Fashion Industry

BCG

Article Friday, July 14, 2017 To maintain its current growth trajectory, the global fashion industry must address its environmental and social footprint.

The Future of Television: Where the US Industry Is Heading

BCG

The digital disruption of the US television industry is at hand. Many in the industry continue to believe that the TV industry will evolve with no major disruptions to existing relationships and with little shift in share. Article Thursday, June 09, 2016.

May Industrial Production Flat, Manufacturing Dives: Exploring the April Outlier

MishTalk

For example, the Econoday consensus estimate for the manufacturing component of industrial production was +0.2%. Today’s Industrial Production report shows manufacturing fell 0.4%. Overall, economists expected industrial production to be +0.2%. For reasons unknown, the economic consensus is still tied to a second quarter recovery thesis. Do economists not know about poor auto sales? Instead, production was flat. more…). Economics

The End of Conventional Industry Sectors

Strategy+Business

Technology and the Internet of Things are eroding the boundaries that have long classified businesses. Here's how to change your company's approach

BlockChain: Opportunities for the Consulting Industry

Tom Spencer

How is it going to disrupt industries? . Eliminating the third party may sound like a small change, but it means disrupting entire industries like banks, law firms and public sector organizations who largely exist in order to act as intermediaries. Potential Opportunities for the Consulting Industry. Business models of incumbents in industries like banking might change entirely in order to survive the disruption created by blockchain. What is Blockchain?

What’s ahead for industrials?

McKinsey

To stay competitive, companies need to sustain momentum while developing new capabilities, offerings, and operating models. Our Insights

Two Priorities to Build Up Russia’s Auto Industry: Exports and Innovation

BCG

The Russian automotive industry has experienced significant ups and downs in the past decade. In 2015, the industry sold just 1.5 Today, as a limping economy continues to hold domestic buyers in check, the industry finds itself with far too much production capacity.

The Digital Revolution Is Disrupting the TV Industry

BCG

The global television industry is in the midst of a digital revolution. With so many across the industry jockeying for position, the market for media stocks has become extremely volatile. Will current industry leaders retain their winning positions, or will they crash and burn?

How Discounters Are Remaking the Grocery Industry

BCG

Article Friday, April 21, 2017 Discount grocers now offer more products with better quality—while maintaining their low prices. Established grocers will need to decide on the right strategic response. Article

How New Balance Is Bringing Industry 4.0 to Shoemaking

BCG

Article Tuesday, August 08, 2017 New Balance is keeping manufacturing jobs in the US by bringing advanced Industry 4.0 technologies to a sector that is among the most difficult to automate—sports shoes. Article

A new reality for the Russian consumer industry

McKinsey

The country’s economy is showing signs of recovery, but many consumers are still hesitant to spend. Here’s how companies can win in this evolving market. Our Insights

Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study NOW OPEN

Deltek

The 37th Annual Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study is now open! Help us identify the trends that are shaping the architecture and engineering market

The Next Wave of Innovation in the Chemicals Industry

Strategy+Business

The world is potentially on the brink of an age of new powerful materials, fueled by innovation in the chemicals industry.