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The Factory of the Future

New design principles and digital technologies are profoundly changing industrial production, giving rise to "the factory of the future." Manufacturers are selectively implementing enhancements, but only by holistically applying new technologies throughout the plant and value chain can companies truly realize their ambitions. The first manufacturers to transition to full-scale adoption will usher in a new era of industrial operations.

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Becoming Immersed in Industry 4.0

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?


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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Operations in Canada

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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Michael Ringel

External Innovation Basics from an R&D Expert

In this TED talk, BCG's Michael Ringel reveals the collaborative solution that any company can use to bring innovation in from the outside.

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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