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The automation imperative

– As many organizations move to build their automation capabilities, recent survey results suggest that certain best practices will... differentiate successful efforts from others.
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Mapping heavy industry’s digital-manufacturing opportunities

– Manufacturing digitization could boost heavy-industry profit margins by three to five points—but only if people can make... the new technologies work at scale. The first article in a new series looks at the opportunity and the sector’s progress.
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The route to no-touch planning: Taking the human error out of supply-chain planning

– Slow, manual supply-chain planning processes can be a thing of the past, with machines taking on repetitive tasks that aren’t... a good use of human capacity.
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Getting capital projects back on track: Six elements of a successful turnaround

– Leaders don’t want their projects to be in a turnaround situation, but that often happens. Here are some tactics for resolving... problems quickly.
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How digital manufacturing can escape ‘pilot purgatory’

– Despite enthusiasm for digital manufacturing, few companies have realized its potential at scale, according to our new survey.... Six success factors can help.
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A transformative experience for leading a transformation

– Giving senior leaders hands-on, digitally enhanced experience with lean management helps kick-start a transformation.
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Accelerating product development: The tools you need now

– To speed innovation and fend off disruption, R&D organizations at incumbent companies can borrow the tools and techniques... that digital natives use to get ahead.
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Walk before you fly—capturing the digital opportunity in airlines

– A focused approach to digitization can help airlines create value faster than overambitious transformations do.
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Long tail, big savings: Digital unlocks hidden value in procurement

– Until recently, many companies thought it was futile to try to extract savings from the low-volume purchases in “tail spend.”... New technologies are changing the equation.
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Deliver on time or pay the fine: Speed and precision as the new supply-chain drivers

– E-commerce giants have raised the supply-chain performance bar. Now consumer-goods manufacturers face a stark choice: achieve... new levels of predictability and responsiveness, or pay a heavy price.
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Build a reinvestment machine with zero-based budgeting

– When zero-based budgeting makes investing as rigorous as saving, the result is a reinvestment machine that supports growth year... after year.
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