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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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How to Become a Lean Champion

Knowing where you are is the first step to knowing how to improve. That’s why a carefully established baseline is critical to manufacturing processes. It’s not enough to have clearly defined key performance indicators to measure forward progress. You also need a measurable starting point.

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Online Course Exploring Lean in Manufacturing and Services

BCG, in partnership with École des Ponts ParisTech and Coursera, has developed an online course enabling everyone from managers to business students to leverage lean methodologies and approaches to create value in manufacturing and services.

The Importance of Dynamic Governance

Why do lean efforts lose momentum? Because there is no systematic approach to governance. Find out how dynamic governance works.

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Lean & Manufacturing in the United Kingdom

Is UK Industry Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Brexit may command the headlines, but an equal or greater challenge faces Britain over the next few years. Industry 4.0, also called the Fourth Industrial Revolution, brings a host of new digital technologies that could disrupt the UK workforce and will pose significant questions and challenges. BCG conducted a survey of more than 1,500 senior executives and managers across five leading industrial economies to assess how prepared these nations are for Industry 4.0, and the challenges and benefits implementing the new technologies will bring.

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The Shifting Economics of Global Manufacturing

Rising costs are driving many companies to rethink old assumptions about sourcing strategies and future production capacity. Here’s why.

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Culture of Continuous Improvement

Lean transformation is not just about cutting costs. It requires a culture shift that enables accountability, consistency, and leadership.

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