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

Warfare, Software, and Industrial Design

Strategy+Business

Sprint and scrum, a design approach favored by the software industry, was behind many of the incredible innovations made by industrial and defense companies in the mid-20th century.

Growing When Your Industry Doesn't

Strategy+Business

Some companies always find a formula for growth and success in industries that are just bumping along with the economy or even underperforming it

How Old Industries Become Young Again

Strategy+Business

Many mature industries are about to be young again.

Not Quite Ready for the (Fourth Industrial) Revolution

Strategy+Business

With few businesses prepared for Industry 4.0, it's time to hone your strategy for emerging technology

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.

A Strategist's Guide to Power Industry Transformation

Strategy+Business

Several coincident, significant transformations are causing a revolution in the way electricity -- the vital fuel of global commerce and human comfort -- is produced, distributed, stored, and marketed. As a result, a top-down, centralized system is devolving into one that is much more distributed and interactive, and more competitive. But the implications of this revolution go far beyond the utility sector

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Ralph Hamers on Disrupting the Banking Industry

BCG

Video Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Founded in 1991, ING is a global financial services company with more than 52,000 employees in over 40 countries. The bank’s stated purpose: “Empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business.”

Digital in industry: From buzzword to value creation

McKinsey

From supply chains to production to customer experience, digitization is transforming the way industry functions—and unleashing global opportunities for value creation. Our Insights

A Guide to Leading the Next Industrial Revolution

Strategy+Business

For more insight, read "10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution Ten tips to navigate the opportunities and uncertainties of this great wave of technological change.

A Strategist's Guide to Industry 4.0.

Strategy+Business

Major innovations in digital technology, all coming to maturity right now, are transforming the energy and manufacturing industries. Companies that embrace Industry 4.0 Robotics, 3D printing, data analytics, the Internet of Things, and digital fabrication are often thought of separately. But when they are joined together in a single value chain, they integrate the physical and virtual worlds.

A Toast to Industry Disruption

Strategy+Business

In The Craft Beer Revolution , Steve Hindy traces an industry disruption that gives beer drinkers reason to cheer

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?

5 Tips to Get Published In Industry Publications

Consulting Business

5 Tips to Get Published In Industry Publications is a post from: Consulting Success. When I was a kid I hated writing. I don’t use that word lightly, but I really did. It wasn’t just writing, it was reading too. I didn’t read a full book until grade 9. Remember Coles Notes?

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.

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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).

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.

Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser on the Next Industrial Revolution

Strategy+Business

The CEO of Siemens describes how an industrial powerhouse founded in the 19th century is using software, sensors, and savvy to create a digital manufacturer that can thrive in the 21st century

Why the Construction Industry May Be Robot-Proof

Strategy+Business

There is something unique about building houses that inherently eschews efficiency and automation

Industrializing, professionalizing, scaling.

Seth Godin Blog

You could make it into a cookie cutter, a scalable, depersonalized, committee-approved ticket to endless growth. Or you could make it more real, more human and more personal. What is "it"? It is the interaction you have with your best customer. It is the way you talk to your employees.

Industrialized delivery systems and the future of real estate

McKinsey

Real-estate developers should accept that business as they have known it is changing. By adopting new construction technologies, they can improve delivery and affordability. 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

Buried treasure: Advanced analytics in process industries

McKinsey

The full power of advanced analytics requires not only acquiring new technology and analytics solutions, but also helping people improve their expertise and adopt new ways of working. Our Insights

Germany’s Midsize Manufacturers Outperform Its Industrial Giants

Harvard Business

I believe these so-called “midsize giants” embody the heart of the German economy much more than the big industrial brands. Stop for a minute and think of some of the most successful German companies. BMW and Siemens and Bayer might come to mind.

A&E Industry Benchmarking Study for 2015

Deltek

The 4th Industrial Revolution: Avoiding Vanity Innovations

Tandem Consulting

The Technology Revolution is coming – but don’t embrace everything. When I grew up, AI stood for artificial insemination. Something to do with cows. No more. Now A rtificial I ntelligence is slowly moving across a continuum from assistive to augmented towards autonomous.

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

Shaping the Future of Construction: Inspiring Innovators Redefine the Industry

BCG

Ten case studies show how digital technologies can transform the construction industry, leading to higher productivity as well as social and environmental benefits. Article Wednesday, March 01, 2017.

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

Start Networking with People Outside Your Industry

Harvard Business

You may have a few outliers in the mix, but unless you’ve been deliberate about your networking, the vast majority of people you know probably work in the same field or industry as you. First, if your network has become too narrow, you limit your options in case of a career change, or a downturn in your company or industry. Given the vagaries of industry disruption, he became concerned.

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Most Industries Are Nowhere Close to Realizing the Potential of Analytics

Harvard Business

And yet for all the hype, most industries have still not come close to realizing the full potential of data and analytics. MGI’s latest research with McKinsey Analytics on the state of the big data revolution measures the progress various industries have made toward capturing the revenue and efficiency gains we envisioned five years ago. This role needs to combine data savvy with industry or functional expertise.

How 3-D printing will transform the metals industry

McKinsey

The role of 3-D printing in today’s metal market is quite small. But additive manufacturing could offer big benefits if several challenges are overcome. Our Insights

How consultants do industry research

Consultants Mind

Junior analysts are routinely asked to support proposals and projects across different industries. The great ones get up-to-speed quickly on the industry … Continue reading → Learning Analyzing Data Business Business Intelligence Consulting Finviz Investor Relations Management consulting Measurement Research Trade Association Management consultants need to be quick learners.