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Mobikes everywhere!

I blogged about Mobike in May this year.  Interesting to see it in action in Cologne. Advertisements

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’21 data science systems used by Amazon to operate its business’

The headline is the title the second article by Vincent Granville, I referred to in my last post.  It identifies each part of the operation – such as supply chain, inventory, and payments – and identifies what is specifically being … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about data science… and more!

Every now and again you come across a source that provide more information than you could ever hope for on a subject…. I am not a statistician and certainly not a data scientist.  But as recent blogs have demonstrated, large … Continue reading

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The emergence of a new industry sector – eSports

Fascinating article from Deloitte Insights about the eSports industry.  The market for video games is more than double the global box-office sales for movies. A large niche in this market is competitive gaming – where individuals and teams compete against … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about coffee but never dared to ask – almost

This report on the BBC News website has five charts that tell you everything you need to know about coffee, namely: The top 10 coffee producing countries (Brazil is No. 1 of course). Which country drinks the most (very much … Continue reading

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Glamping is morphing into a pop-up five star luxury hotel experience

There is a growing market for bespoke holidays, in pop-up accommodation with all the facilities and aesthetics of a five star luxury hotel.  A market leader in this sector is Amazing Escapes.  Each year they create 3 or 4 “pop-up … Continue reading

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Carillion: an operations management perspective

Much has been, and will be, said about the collapse of Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction company and major provider of facilities management services to both the public and private sectors.  In this blog, I aim to specifically to … Continue reading

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The digital transformation of how customers pay for things

Recent blogs have talked a lot about the digital transformation of production processes.  This blog focuses on customers and how they pay for goods and services.  Business Insider has a whole series of articles on this topic and I am … Continue reading

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Made Smarter Review – is the UK ready for 4i0?

The government has just published the Made Smarter Review.  This 231 page industry-led report explores “how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits from increasing adoption of digital technology (IDT)”.  The adoption of industrial digital technology, over the next 10 years, “could … Continue reading

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Don’t get your APIs in a twist

Jargon and acronyms can be confusing – especially when there are two acronyms meaning very different things.   In the pharmaceutical industry an API is an “active pharmaceutical ingredient” – a very industry-specific piece of jargon.  But soon to become … Continue reading

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