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Industry 4.0, Insight

Beyond Industry 4.0 – Preparing SME Manufacturing Systems for the Future

Posted on 13 August 2019 by Andrew Ivins

In this blog post, Dr Daniel Eyers emphasizes the importance of getting the fundamentals right, before thinking about the expensive (and potentially unnecessary) manufacturing technologies of Industry 4.0.
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Insight, Logistics

Are we ready for autonomous vehicles?

Posted on 24 July 2019 by Andrew Ivins

The introduction of autonomous vehicles for the transportation of goods represents a major step forward environmentally, socially and economically. In this PARC Insight, Dr Emrah Demir explores the case.
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Lean

Time to say Adieu to Agile

Posted on 12 July 2019 by Christopher Burns

Lean, agile and all the other methodologies are just that; methodologies. And they don’t work for everyone. In this PARC Insight Andy Lahy, Global Head of Logistics Strategy and Innovation at Panalpina, explains why organisations might want to reconsider their approach to Continuous Improvement by going freestyle and developing a unique solution that best suits their business.
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Geopolitics, Insight

The China-US Trade War – Where Next?

Posted on 18 June 2019 by Andrew Ivins

As their ongoing trade war continues to escalate, Chinese-US trade tensions are never far from the headlines. China’s growing Belt and Road Initiative continues to divide and create factions between East and West. In this PARC Insight, Mike Wilson and Katy Huckle address the implications of those factions and the potential global impact of an East/West trade divide.
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