Tag Archives: technology

Sustainable techno farming

Beladon are building a floating farm in the centre of Rotterdam port, as explained in this BBC report.  The concept is that fresh milk and yogurt will supply the local residents, minimising food miles.  The prototype will start with 40 … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: Metlase’s order winners

Metlase is a mechanical engineering consultancy.  It is a joint venture between Unipart and Rolls Royce.  What is insightful is that they are very explicit about their order winners (here).  They are: speed – “reduce lead times from three months … Continue reading

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Drones of the future

If you are sceptical about drone technology and what it is capable of, then watch this Ted Talk…

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Immersive technology becoming mainstream

Immersive technology refers to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).  A recent report from the Capgemini Research Institute reveals that both these technologies are being widely adopted in the manufacturing and utilities sectors.  And that they are having a … Continue reading

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Ambulance drone

An interesting application of drone technology that makes significant improvements in performance.  Also some insight into design.

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Have a break. Have a KitKat factory tour.

This is how KitKats are made.

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You’ve heard of Ola, Jump, Ofo, Mobike and oBike – of course….

This is an interesting example of how new technology enables the business model to be modified and as a result be very much more profitable.  All of the above are operators of dockless hire bikes, in countries all around the … Continue reading

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Starbucks customers are much appier now….

Yesterday’s blog focused on the idea that you do not start with the technology, you start with what it can do for your order winners…. So it is almost unbelievable that Starbucks introduced an app that enabled off-site ordering without … Continue reading

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Don’t put the digital technology cart before the strategic horse

I’ve blogged a lot about the fourth industrial revolution and the technologies that are transforming the way in which business is done.  And I’ve provided links to a lot of articles like this one from the MITSloan Management Review – … Continue reading

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High tech fish farming

BBC Business have this interesting story about how fish farming is adopting new technologies in order to improve efficiency.  The technologies include: hydro acoustics – microphones identify when fish are feeding and should help reduce over feeding by 5% or … Continue reading

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