'Black holes’ are a common supply chain problem, caused as much by disjointed systems as by lack of visibility into data, processes and workflows. That may not have been an issue historically, but in today’s fast-moving, demand-driven landscape, it could mean the difference between gaining market share and losing it.
Understanding what makes your workforce tick and what make them strive for excellence is vital for any business wanting to generate significant improvements in throughput, efficiency and staff retention.
A successful cloud adoption requires only a handful of key ingredients, addressing each of which mitigates much of the risk involved. Yet most cloud strategies are missing at least one of these factors, with many just paying lip service to the rest.
Ten years ago, the companies that made up the FTSE 100 were very different, 40% of them are not there anymore. Digital transformation is a tricky task for all firms, particularly the biggest ones, a new report claims.
Many companies are either talking about or investigating how they can start to unlock the benefits of digital transformation, yet most are still unsure of where to start and what potential business outcome improvement it can deliver.
Those with the greatest supply chain agility, visibility and responsiveness secure a profound competitive advantage. However, ever-more demanding customers, a volatile global trading environment, new technologies and pressing concerns around sustainability make achieving such traits a challenge for almost every business.
Cambridge-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is flying high with flight-ready 3D printed production parts. Jonny Williamson visited the company to discuss how it achieved its success, and find out what the future holds.