For many capital equipment manufacturers, the pursuit of higher returns on assets through asset-light business models has led to the transfer of longer-term profits to their suppliers and eroding strategic capabilities. Performance suffers and OEMs risk missing out on multiple generations of technology development.
Private investors in infrastructure projects worry about such political and regulatory risks as expropriation, community protests, unfair taxes, and corruption. This report provides a 20-point risk-mitigation framework.
Far-flung teams in the mining industry, working under unpredictable conditions, have long struggled to operate with disciplined efficiency. But an integrated automation strategy just might change that.
Activist investors are circling the engineering, construction, and services industry, spurring many developed-world companies to intensify their focus on margins, operational excellence, and cost discipline.
Consumers say they can imagine making nearly 75 percent of their purchases online. To turn that vision into reality, retailers, carriers, and others will need to meet those buyers’ exacting expectations.
The market for third-party chemical distribution, particularly in the specialty chemicals segment, continues to grow faster than the overall industry, creating real opportunities for both suppliers and distributors.