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Embracing Industry 4.0—and Rediscovering Growth

Industry 4.0 is a manufacturing revolution that will increase productivity, shift economics, foster industrial growth, and modify the profile of the workforce—ultimately changing the competitiveness of companies and regions.

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Reduce Complexity to Capture Value

Offering a diverse product portfolio is essential to achieving a competitive advantage. But it also raises the risks of increasing costs and supply chain complexity without a clear payoff. How can you maximize product diversity while minimizing supply chain complexity?

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A Roadmap for Buyer-Supplier Collaborations

One out of every three procurement executives is dissatisfied with his or her company’s buyer-supplier collaboration. Here’s how to change that.

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Time to Shift Gears: Top Trends in the CPG Supply Chain

What keeps supply chain leaders at consumer packaged-goods companies awake at night? Transportation and network redesign are their top two concerns. Others include rising freight costs, declining service levels, expanding inventories, and disappointing results from forecasting improvements.

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A Hard Road: Why CPG Companies Need a Strategic Approach to Transportation

Capacity constraints have made transportation the number-one worry of supply chain leaders at consumer packaged-goods companies By elevating transportation on the strategic agenda, leaders can do more than manage costs—they can also secure competitive advantage.

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A Fresh Look at Demand Forecasting

Find out how you can reduce inventory, improve on-shelf availability, increase productivity, and minimize waste—all while meeting customer expectations.

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Next-Generation Research & Product Development

Traditional R&D has a fixed set of requirements and a linear process. The future of lean R&D and engineering will look very different.

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The State of Business Innovation and the Companies Leading the Way

BCG’s annual innovation survey reveals the 50 most innovative companies and the characteristics that define them.

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