Tag Archives: productivity

Will organisational effectiveness be managed by AI?

I have just blogged about using a digital twin to manage organisational effective.  But I was sceptical about how data would be collected.  But it seems I was wrong – at least according to this fastcompany.com article.  The headline is … Continue reading

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Operations Management and Human Resources

I have just been proof reading the chapter on ‘Managing the Workforce and Technology’ in the second edition of our book. Coincidently I came across this article by James Mabey, who is “Chief International Business Officer and Managing Director of … Continue reading

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i4.0 and labour productivity

Having blogged yesterday about smart homes, this blog relates to smart factories. Deloitte Insights have just published an article summarising a detailed report that explores the impact that i4.0 will have on productivity.  Headlines from this are: “Early smart factory adopters … Continue reading

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Construction tech trends 2019

Interesting examples of i4.0 applications in the construction industry.  This 12 minute video provides examples of: robotics artificial intelligence exoskeletons connected job sites through cloud technology digital mapping autonomous vehicles advanced materials drones virtual and augmented reality 3D printing

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Curing cancer with a lightly boiled egg?

You may have heard about this on the news this morning, but I could not let it pass.  That’s because chickens can potentially make some drugs up to 100 times more cheaply than a pharmaceutical plant… The birds have been … Continue reading

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Sharing in Growth

Sharing in Growth is a transformation programme which aims to raise the operations capability of UK aerospace suppliers in order to ensure this country shares in the growth of aerospace and other global markets.  “The scheme provides concentrated training and … Continue reading

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Zero-based productivity

I would not blog about zero-based budgeting as I do not regard this as an OM topic.  But zero-based productivity – that’s another matter.  This concept is being promulgated by McKinsey & Co.  They have a series of articles on … Continue reading

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems explained

A good “tutorial” on the CIO website that explains ERP systems here.  It covers the main features of a system, how they are categorised, the reasons for implementing ERP, the perceived benefits of the system, and how it is typically … Continue reading

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“Good work”?

Yesterday, Matthew Taylor launched his  “Review of Modern Working Practices”.   Commissioned by the UK government this was specifically to report on the so-called ‘gig economy’ and zero hours contracts.  This link takes you to the Royal Society of Arts … Continue reading

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Beyond the hype of i4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution

KPMG have produced a 24 page report that seeks to separate the rhetoric from the reality of the so-called fourth industrial revolution.   It “offers a realistic perspective on the current state of i4.0 adoption and readiness across the market…. based … Continue reading

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