Industrial Products & Processes


Industrial Products & Processes


Technology & Digital

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
Today’s metals manufacturers must actively manage inventory by keeping it down, keeping it simple, keeping it moving, and keeping an eye on it.
December 2015
In a sign that interest in reshoring remains strong, the U.S. has become the favored location for new manufacturing capacity to serve the U.S. market.
September 2015
The use of advanced industrial robots is nearing takeoff, lowering labor costs, boosting productivity, and changing the competitiveness of major manufacturing economies.
January 2015
Technological developments and a pressing need to boost productivity are likely to accelerate the adoption of new advanced-manufacturing technologies, which could transform many industries.

Aerospace & Defense

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.
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.
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.

Chemical Industry

March 2016
The specialty chemical market in North America is growing rapidly. In response, suppliers are shifting to third-party distribution, creating new opportunities for suppliers and distributors alike.