Wednesday, April 28th 2021
This week in
The manufacturing industry post Covid.
This week’s must read
Industry 4.0 technologies have played a decisive role in response to the pandemic in many companies. And they have been forced to take extraordinary measures to protect their people and maintain their operations by sometimes struggling to keep up with the sudden rise in demand. Did Industry 4.0 help those companies in their efforts?
This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from McKinsey about the role of Industry 4.0 in the manufacturing industry.
Here are four trends that should enable manufacturing sectors to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future.
The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic is shedding light on serious issues regarding the reliability and resilience of manufacturing operations. Companies should initiate discussions on how to reshuffle and make their (global) manufacturing footprint more resilient to disruptive events in the future.
Industry 4.0 is often conflated with digitalization or digital transformation. But it is actually a broader term that refers to a cluster of emerging technologies, including cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and cognitive computing/AI. What makes Industry 4.0 so effective, and how can you make it work for you?
The automotive industry has come through the Covid-19 pandemic with tremendous resilience. And although forecasts are pessimistic for Europe in the coming months, China’s rebound continues to accelerate.
This week’s Consulting News
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This week’s media
The Toyota Production System was born out of scarcity. Now that we’ve experienced massive supply chain disruption due to COVID-19, does the TPS concept of minimizing inventory still hold up?
Consulting sourcing tips
Demand management is an indispensable instrument for procurement professionals and businesses in general. Implementing it for the consultancy category is a no-brainer if you want to maintain spend control and strategic alignment.
Internal Consulting is a growing trend today. In this article, you’ll learn how to set up your internal consulting group.
When you are looking for a consultant or a consulting firm to help you improve your business, it’s a good idea to check the references provided. References can provide more information about the consultant or firm and can offer insights into the kind of work they have done in the past. In this article, learn the importance of checking references and what questions you need to ask while doing so.
Previous Weeks’ issues
In this issue of This Week in Consulting, we explore various aspects of corporate governance, and how the boards can play a role on topics such as Cyber security, ESG, Diversity, Data Privacy, and Diversity. We look at not only how to set the direction but also how to measure progress.
In this issue of This Week in Consulting, we explore various aspects of crisis management, from using simulation to preparing for crises to organizing communication. We also look at how to involve the key stakeholders, some best practices from a leadership standpoint, and how to flip the script and in some cases turn the crisis into an opportunity.
In this issue of This Week in Consulting, we explore key trends shaping the future of hospitality, which promise to be quite exciting on all these fronts.
Hélène Laffitte is the CEO of Consulting Quest, a Global Performance-Driven Consulting Platform and author of “Smart Consulting Sourcing”, a step by step guide to getting the best ROI from your consulting. With a blend of experience in Procurement and Consulting, Hélène is passionate about helping Companies create more value through Consulting.