Tag Archives: digital

Have you ever heard of haptic gloves?

I expect you have heard of virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR), but haptic gloves?  Such gloves give human hands feedback information – through vibration or force or other touch-sensual feedback.  All of these are examples of so-called “wearable … Continue reading

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The future of transportation is SAE 4 & 5, Maglev and Hyperloops

Interesting piece by the Economist Intelligence Unit on the future of transportation in 5, 10 and 25 years from now. Five years from now the EIU argues that driverless cars will be more numerous more quickly than was predicted – … Continue reading

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Procurement, risk, digital, cost reduction, new product development….

Fascinating video from Deloitte reporting on their 2017 survey of Chief Procurement Officers.  In four minutes it manages to illustrate the complex interaction between strategy, operations and the supply chain, and the potentially central role procurement has.  To my mind, … Continue reading

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Digital transformation in the sports industry

We have blogged a lot about how 14.0 is transforming manufacturing and financial services, but it is of course affecting every sector of the economy.  This article by Giorgio et al on the Deloitte University website looks at how the … Continue reading

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Mass personalisation of bottles

We have posted a great deal about mass customisation on this blog, but not much about mass personalisation.  This takes two main forms – package personalisation and product personalisation.  The former refers to having packaging designed specifically for individuals (sometimes … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing continuous improvement

This blog has been going for over five years now.  And we are always on the hunt for new material, from sources that we have not used before.  So every now and again I type two apparently unconnected topics into … Continue reading

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The digital supply chain

This video from PwC explains how supply chains can be reconfigured to speed up deliveries to consumers operating in a digital world.

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Leaders way behind the A.I. curve?

Thoughtful piece in the Sloan Management Review concerning the adoption of A.I.  Mukherjee argues that CEOs and consultants are far too complacent about the speed that A.I. will be adopted and hence unprepared for the disruption that it will cause. … Continue reading

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Manufacturer’s views on a range of issues

Interesting insight into the major concerns UK manufacturers have right now, on themanufacturer.com website.  Although the headline is about barriers to innovation, the discussion is more wide ranging than that.  There are some good examples of how new technologies are … Continue reading

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The smart factory – more than just automation

In this Deloitte Insights article, Burke et al discuss the concept of the ‘smart factory’.  This concept is based on utilising real-time data to achieve: “horizontal integration through the myriad operational systems that power the organization; vertical integration through connected … Continue reading

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