Category Archives: Evolving Business

Factory of the Future – Lettuce and Leggings

As with all new trends, the ‘Factory of the Future’ is represented by different themes for different people. Read the industry press and you’ll see terms like ‘Industry 4.0’ and ‘Smart Manufacturing’ bandied about like Jelly Beans. I think it describes how new technologies are creating change in manufacturing on a par with how water…
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The Future of Work – Part 1: Employee to Free Agent

The Future of Work is a multi-faceted subject. One that’s ripe for multiple books, not just a few short articles. I’d like to tackle the topic here from just a couple of angles. First, the ways in which people are working. Second, the ways in which automation and robotics will augment and sometimes replace people…
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Future of Supply Chains: Part 1 – From Chains to Networks

What used to be the supply chain is increasingly the ‘supply network’. This is the inevitable result of the challenges facing today’s global supply chains. As organisations seek to grow and expand into new markets, they have to look at whether existing supply chains are capable of servicing these objectives. Supply chains have never been…
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