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Building supply-chain resilience
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Building supply-chain resilience

At a time when cost control is critical, a reimagination of supply chains can deliver the resilience and efficiency business needs for the next normal—if leaders make smart investments to minimize costly disruptions before they occur.

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Risk, resilience, and rebalancing in global value chains

Companies need an understanding of their exposure, vulnerabilities, and potential losses to inform resilience strategies.
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Why now is the time to stress-test your industrial supply chain

– An effective way to increase supply-chain resilience is to understand the impact a crisis could have, well before it happens.
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Heavy industry’s digital transformation: Vision, diagnostic, and roadmap

– At the very start of their digital journey, heavy-industry players should determine three things: where they are now, where they... want to go, and how they will get there.
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Resetting supply chains for the next normal

– The coronavirus pandemic’s unprecedented tests are inspiring companies to consider bold moves in rebuilding their supply... chains for the future.
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Launching the journey to autonomous supply chain planning

– For many companies, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided the impetus—and a uniquely apt moment—for transitioning toward... autonomous planning.
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A resilient return for Asia’s manufacturing and supply chains?

– Asia shows an early glimpse of how manufacturing and supply-chain leaders are responding to disruption caused by the pandemic.
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Reimagining industrial operations

– Through innovation, advanced analytics, digitization, electrification, and process efficiencies, carbon-intensive operations underpinning... the global economy can shape a more sustainable future.
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Is your supply chain risk blind—or risk resilient?

– Operational risk to supply chains has been growing over the last several years—compounded by the ongoing impact from COVID-19.... Organizations need a new approach to manage risk and build resiliency.
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Jump-starting resilient and reimagined operations

– COVID-19 has created an imperative for companies to reconfigure their operations, and an opportunity to transform them.
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Digital collaboration for a connected manufacturing workforce

– Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies provide crucial support for factory workers to collaborate effectively—an even... more urgent requirement as physical distancing becomes the next normal.
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Managing a manufacturing plant through the coronavirus crisis

– Manufacturers can follow three guiding principles to keep their workers safe while preparing for increased uncertainty and long-lasting... changes to the work environment.
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Preparing for the next normal via digital manufacturing’s scaling potential

– Achieving digital at scale can give European manufacturing the resilience and flexibility it will need to speed its recovery after... the coronavirus crisis—and beyond.
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Coronavirus and technology supply chains: How to restart and rebuild

– As COVID-19-related restrictions begin to lift in Asia, how can organizations resolve supply-chain issues at pace?
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Supply-chain recovery in coronavirus times—plan for now and the future

– Actions taken now to mitigate impacts on supply chains from coronavirus can also build resilience against future shocks.
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Improving warehouse operations—digitally

– A digital twin lets companies design, simulate, and test new warehouse operations and product movements virtually, before starting... up new sites or making changes within existing sites.
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Resilience in transport and logistics

– The transportation-and-logistics sector is especially susceptible to economic shocks. Here’s how to prepare your operations... for a smoother ride.
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Supply chain risk management is back

– The world is getting riskier—and the most advanced supply-chain leaders are getting smarter about risk. Is your supply chain... risk-ready?