Industrial Products & Processes

Industrial Products & Processes

   
      

Industrial Products & Processes

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Metals & Mining

July 2016
The sustainability imperative could erode demand for metals and mining companies’ offerings. To survive in the long run, companies must master these three strategies.
August 2015
Creating value remains a challenge for mining companies. Productivity programs that focus only on efficiency in physical assets are not enough.
September 2015
Mining companies that combine investment in people with commercial excellence and maximized asset productivity will prove tough acts to beat in this increasingly challenging industry.
September 2015
Mining and metal companies need to find ways to adapt to calls for greater sustainability.

Automotive

August 2016
Automakers need to develop brand, distribution, and marketing and communication strategies adapted for the digital age and designed to engage consumers throughout the purchase journey.
July 2016
Cities are where self-driving vehicles can fundamentally change—for the better—how people live, work, and get around. The question is, how big will the urban self-driving revolution be?
May 2016
The stunning consumer response to Tesla’s new Model 3 has already shaken up the automotive world. Competitors should start studying the company's innovative business model.
May 2016
As incumbents in the auto industry and in many others know, it's hard to respond to new rivals that have new business models and run your business at the same time.

Technology & Digital

June 2016
The engineering and construction industry has been slow to adopt new technologies and has never undergone a major transformation. This will change very soon—and very dramatically.
March 2016
Digitization is becoming an imperative for service providers, offering numerous productivity-improvement opportunities for existing services and many options for creating new services and business models.
November 2015
Digitally enabled direct distribution will reshape the building materials industry through 2030. Producers should take action now to adapt their strategies and capabilities.
December 2015
Additive manufacturing may not be ready to replace assembly lines. But used in the right applications, it is proving to be a disruptive technology.

Engineering & Construction

May 2016
Revolution is long overdue in the engineering and construction industry. Change is inevitable, however, as several global megatrends continue to unsettle the industry.
March 2016
Productivity in the engineering and construction industry has long been stagnating. By leveraging digital technologies, companies are now making big leaps.
December 2015
Leading general contractors have applied a lean approach, significantly reducing completion times and costs, boosting their company-wide margins, and enhancing quality and safety.
August 2015
While the productivity of the U.S. economy keeps rising, the productivity of the engineering, construction, and services industry has decreased by 19 percent since 1964. Learn why.

Aerospace & Defense

September 2016
Changes in the personnel practices of the US Department of Defense will have far-reaching implications not only for the rest of the civil service but also for the human resources departments of private companies.
June 2015
Much of the conventional wisdom about value creation in aerospace and defense is wrong. To deliver sustainable shareholder returns, it’s important to separate myths from facts.
February 2016
Amid a wave of consolidation, A&D companies can maximize merger synergies and position the combined company for success from the moment the deal closes.
February 2016
As the US defense industry becomes more competitive and as government budgets shrink, contractors must take systematic steps to analyze and reduce costs among their suppliers.