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A better approach to M&A in North American insurance

DOWNLOADS Open interactive popup It’s easy to understand the allure of really large acquisitions: the best of them can be staggeringly successful. The right large acquisition, carefully mapped to an acquirer’s strategy, can vault a company ahead of its peers into a position of global leadership. Those with well-defined synergies, flawless execution, and skillful integration… Continue reading A better approach to M&A in North American insurance

In conversation: The COVID-Exit

DOWNLOADS Open interactive popup This episode of the Inside the Strategy Room podcast examines how business leaders should plan the transition from managing operations through the crisis to establishing a foundation for growth in the post-COVID-19 era. It features two partners who are spearheading our research on these topics. Martin Hirt, the global co-leader of… Continue reading In conversation: The COVID-Exit

Diversity in STEM Careers

Ryan E. Day Management Diversity in STEM Careers Do we have a problem with gender inequality in the manufacturing and tech sector? Published: Monday, March 8, 2021 – 13:03 With a hashtag of #WomenInScience, the United Nations kicked off its sixth annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science assembly. A short post on… Continue reading Diversity in STEM Careers

Meet The UK’s First Synthetic Biology Unicorn

The genetic medicine industry is growing rapidly, increasing the demand for DNA at an exponential rate. This need is being driven even higher as more companies focus on manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines and other types of mRNA products.  Synthetic biology has the potential to revolutionize this emerging industry and solve the DNA supply problem for genetic… Continue reading Meet The UK’s First Synthetic Biology Unicorn

Unlocking the value of your data with the right Execution Management System

Using the most appropriate Execution Management System is key to achieving the best results possible for your business, as Celonis explains. It is often the case that companies do not realise their own inefficiencies when processing data. It could be a lag in the time it takes to answer a query, it could be a… Continue reading Unlocking the value of your data with the right Execution Management System

Getting Paid for Your Exports: Payment Options for International Transactions

As an exporter, you focus on selling your goods and getting paid for those sales. How you structure those sales and the payment option you choose will increase the likelihood of both. You and your customer will assess many factors as you negotiate the payment term that will be used for your export transaction. They… Continue reading Getting Paid for Your Exports: Payment Options for International Transactions

Design New Products with ‘Right To Repair’ in Mind

There is a long-term trend that companies and people designing new products need to have in mind: A growing share of consumers expect brands to design more sustainable (or fewer unsustainable) products; In some regions of the World, regulators are also pushing companies in that direction.   EU legislation driving changes to consumer products The… Continue reading Design New Products with ‘Right To Repair’ in Mind

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Biden’s Buy American Campaign Makes Sense – But It’s Not As Easy As It Sounds

“I don’t buy for one second that the vitality of American manufacturing is a thing of the past,” President Biden said in January. The occasion was the signing of an executive order designed to put over $600 billion in federal procurement spending into the pockets of American manufacturers. In an ideal world, President Biden’s plan… Continue reading Biden’s Buy American Campaign Makes Sense – But It’s Not As Easy As It Sounds

Design New Products with ‘Right To Repair’ in Mind

There is a long-term trend that companies and people designing new products need to have in mind: A growing share of consumers expect brands to design more sustainable (or fewer unsustainable) products; In some regions of the World, regulators are also pushing companies in that direction.   EU legislation driving changes to consumer products The… Continue reading Design New Products with ‘Right To Repair’ in Mind

Fraunhofer IGD Develops Automated Robotic Arm to Scan Cultural Objects in 3D, Now Cooperating With Phase One

Shutdown and Turnaround: A 7-point plan Shutdowns are a big deal. From planned inspections to the inevitable unexpected repairs that’ll crop up, without impeccable planning and controls the scenario can easily escalate into a logistical nightmare. Shortening Sales Cycles; A Top Priority for Manufacturers Trade publications offer significant benefits for manufacturers in need of boosting… Continue reading Fraunhofer IGD Develops Automated Robotic Arm to Scan Cultural Objects in 3D, Now Cooperating With Phase One