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A business agility lesson from Muhammad Ali

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In a previous post on the importance of operational knowledge to business agility, we use a colorful analogy make clear that if you can’t see what is happening in real time, you cannot adjust to change as it unfolds. Perhaps the best agility…

Managing talent

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We are about to welcome 15 new talents here in IFS. 15 Young Professionals ready to conquer the world! Our Junior Consultants start on 21 August and we have invested quite some time and resources in creating a program that…

How IFS can help process manufacturers with their CSR

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a broad concept that describes a corporate initiative to assess and take responsibility for a company’s effects on the environment and impact on social welfare that generally goes beyond what may be required by regulators…

A 3:30 a.m. lesson in business agility

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It is dark in the house, and for whatever reason, you are stumbling around in your sock feet. Maybe the dog was barking at something, or perhaps the slice of key lime pie in the refrigerator was making altogether too…

The potential of wearable technology in A&D

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With the buzz around the release of Android Wear and the impending arrival of the “iWatch”, it looks as if wearable devices are going to meet the predictions of being the next widely adopted form of consumer technology – Gartner…

Real Opportunities for A&D in ASEAN

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Recently I was interviewed by Sarah Lockett on market growth in the ASEAN region on behalf of the UK-ASEAN Business Council, producing the documentary, “Britain and South East Asia: Prospects for Growth” shown on The Business Channel. The ten countries…

How prepared are you on the road to automotive growth?

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After suffering for years during and through the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the automotive industry is on a growth track, with 3 percent expansion expected for 2014. While this certainly is good news for the industry, what does…

Is 3D printing ready for the consumer market?

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Last month I read about Cambridge-based tech company Dovetailed creating the world’s first 3D printed edible raspberry using flavored gel. That’s the picture here. The firm is also working on apples and pears and each of the fruits can be…

War on pirates: What is the role of IFS Applications?

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Although you may not read about it every day, the war on pirates is an ongoing battle. NATO’s  counter-piracy project, Operation Ocean Shield, has been so successful that NATO has just announced that it is extending this into 2016. Operation Ocean…

Augmenting reality for best collaborative service

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How do you solve complex asset maintenance issues on-site, without actually being on-site? And if the person with all the knowledge is on the other side of the country, or the world, and you immediately need their assistance to assist…