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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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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 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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Trade Post-Brexit

The UK's vote to leave the EU brings with it the possibility of a so-called hard Brexit. Business needs to understand what the lack of a smooth transition to a new framework might mean for cross-border trade both within Europe and between Europe and the rest of the world. This report not only aims to help businesses understand the implications of a hard Brexit but the role they may play in shaping that or an alternative outcome.

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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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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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