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Unscaling
Article

How COVID-19 has unscaled the heights of economies of scale

Kevin Maney 14 Oct 2020 11 minutes

For decades, business growth was all about economies of scale. But the trend has begun to reverse with the competitive edge now found in personalised products and decentralised distribution. COVID-19 has accelerated this shift.

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COVID-19 business disruption
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How businesses are reinventing themselves in the time of COVID-19

Ben Cotter 22 Apr 2020 7 minutes

COVID-19 is disrupting business in unprecedented ways. But companies are showing their ability to adapt and innovate to the changes with ingenuity, at a blistering pace.

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supply chain coronavirus
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Now and next: Supply chain resilience measures for coronavirus

25 Mar 2020 7 minutes

The spread of COVID-19 is impacting supply chains and operations, though just how much and in what ways remains unclear. Businesses must identify alternative supply and sourcing strategies to remain resilient through the disruption.

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Infographic

Infographic: Printing the future with 3D technology

05 Oct 2017 2 minutes

Moving past the hobby stage, 3D printing is now a key focus for investment and transformation for many industries. There’s one problem that companies will need to overcome first: a lack of skilled employees.

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Infographic

Infographic: Analytics changing big decisions in manufacturing

John Studley 05 Nov 2014 1 minute

The manufacturing industry has continued to undergo dramatic change during the past half decade – and digital disruption ensures more transformation is on the way.

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Article

Battery-powered aviation: Overcoming the next energy hurdles

21 Aug 2014 3 minutes

The next major hurdle to reaching a new wave of technological innovation? Batteries.

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Article

The top 10 industries adopting the “internet of things”

John Riccio 11 Aug 2014 6 minutes

The internet of things is arriving – these are the top 10 industries not just adopting sensors but using them to transform their business.

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Report

Eight trends driving digital innovation: Digital productivity

John Riccio 09 Jul 2014 5 minutes

As more businesses look for productivity through technology, employment is falling away. This is leading to a skills gap and workers are being left behind.

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Report

Digital IQ: 3D printing – the future or a hobbyist’s dream?

Nick Spooner 18 Mar 2014 4 minutes

The 3D printing craze has transformed manufacturing – but is it just a hobbyist’s dream, or a real game-changer?

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