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Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution Requires More Supply Chain CEOs

November 19, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, Business Process, Industry 4.0, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Wolfgang Lehmacher CEOs need to transform businesses – an imperative which is increasingly relevant in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Apparently, as the supply chain stretches across the entire business operation, the flow and transformation of materials and parts into goods and value to customers brings CEOs to the test. How then can CEOs lead

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Digital twins: How big is the opportunity for industrial organisations?

September 18, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0Comments (0)

By Deborah Sherry Looking at how advanced our world has become, a bridge to the virtual world is no longer an imagination as the concept of digital twins is already being developed in the IoT space, ushering in an era of more efficient operational performance

Industry 4.0 –Designing the Factory of Tomorrow in North Rhine-Westphalia

July 5, 2018 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Industry 4.0, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

It is the topic with the biggest economic dynamic. Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the production process – and North RhineWestphalia (NRW), Germany’s industrial heartland, has a key role to play. It is here that investors from Germany and abroad meet

The Real Industry 4.0 Challenge

April 9, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, OPERATION, Business Process, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Richard Markoff and Ralf Seifert As the manufacturing industry enters into the fourth industrial revolution or the Industry 4.0, supply chain leaders are challenged to make their enterprise processes more digitised – in order for their supply chain to

Breaking the Mould! A New Business Model for the 21st Century

November 26, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Strategic SpotlightComments (2)

By Karl-Heinz Streibich The pace of change in the digital era is too fast, and survival is the main objective.  Software AG CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich shares a new business model for the 21st century, strategies we can learn from the foundation of ADAMOS, and

Who Needs Silicon Valley? Made in Digital Germany is Europe’s Big Hope

March 15, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Future of Business, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Strategic SpotlightComments (2)

The industrial and manufacturing landscape of 2025 will be massively different from today and every single “traditional” company has to digitally innovate if it is to survive. German and European manufacturing must co-innovate with the German software

A New World Order with Industry 4.0

March 5, 2017 • Commentary, Future of Business, Industry 4.0Comments (0)

From the Editors The Internet of things has invaded individual space and now live in our pockets in the shape of that little computer gadget we call the mobile phone. The gadgets in our personal space can now talk with each other without any human interface.

Industry 4.0: How Businesses in Aargau are Mastering Technological Change

March 25, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Business, Industry 4.0, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

Businesses operating in Switzerland are particularly exposed to global competition. High production costs and the strong Swiss franc mean that they are forced to constantly optimise their business processes. The fourth industrial revolution presents an