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13 Jan 2015  |  Global
Lean Manufacturing Systems and Just-in-time Inventory Methods are Key to Achieving Working Capital Efficiency
The study analyzes the importance of working capital in the automotive industry. It looks at recent trends and initiatives taken by companies to streamline working capital needs, and examines the disadvantages of excess or inadequate working capital. Working capital management is analyzed by segment and region for accounts payable and receivable, i...
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25 Sep 2015  |  Global
Analysis of Innovative and Emerging Best Practices and Implications to Future Value Chains to 2025
Between 2012 and 2014, over 70 global companies that were valued at more than $1 billion were start-ups with unique and transformative new business models. During the same period, most business model innovators have managed to produce consistently profitable returns with a high average revenue gain. The keys to these success stories have been conne...
18 Dec 2015  |  Global
Trade, Technology, and Transparency to Shape the Workplace in 2025
The Global Future of Work—The Future Place and Structure of Work applies a multi-faceted approach to answering the question: where will work take place in 2025? Topics include international trends, such as mega-regional trade deals and right-shoring considerations; workplace design and format trends, such as smart offices and innovative retail sp...
03 Feb 2016  |  Global
Recovery in Advanced Economies and Slowdown in Key Emerging Economies Likely
The global economy is finally stabilizing after the Great Recession, although some weak spots and new risks remain in the growth trajectory. In 2016, the growth of very promising economies such as the United States and the United Kingdom is expected, while economies such as Japan and China are likely to slow down. Furthermore, a slowdown is underwa...
21 Jun 2016  |  Global
The smart watch has emerged as the next generation of personal devices after smart phones. With technology advancements and continuous innovations, smartwatches are disrupting both the watches and the personal device industries. As 3G- and 4G-enabled smartwatches enter the market with numerous options of watch faces, consumers have a wide range of ...
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30 Sep 2016  |  Global
Exoskeletons are Set to Play a Critical Role in Future Smart Factories
Most factory environments are characterized by increased worker absenteeism arising from post-related injuries resulting in Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD). This in turn impacts the factory floor, in terms of increased costs arising from unsuitable factory environment, poor productivity and low-quality finished goods. The exoskeleton technology has...
30 Sep 2016  |  Global
Growth in FinTech is Shaping the Future of Invisible Finance & Virtual Banking
The financial services industry is on the brink of disruption, as the use of technology poses a challenge to market players and their existing products and services and associated costs. Thus it is important to revisit one of the oldest industries and re-conceptualize how it will thrive in the future aligning itself to looming social and technologi...
28 Nov 2016  |  Global
Technology and Process Innovations are Leading to More Affordable and Instant Car Finance, Ultimately Resulting in Increased Car Sales
Car finance companies are moving towards digitising the car-buying process, from providing buying assistance to delivering the car at the doorstep. Technology and process innovations are happening across the value chain, starting from Point of sale (POS) to providing secure payment methods. Companies are changing to provide affordable and instant c...
22 Mar 2017  |  Global
Geopolitical Events and Restrained Demand to Boost Economic Uncertainty
The year 2017 will be the sixth year of global stagnation and the global economic outlook indicates a slow-growing global economy, ranging from 3.0% to 3.4% Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth. Global economic growth and business confidence have had a mixed impact thus far. The world has entered a period of greater geopolitical uncertainty. Geopoli...
31 Jul 2017  |  Global
Innovative Business Models are Driving Increased Participation in the IP Markets across the Value Chain
Increased focus to maximize the return from investments in R&D is driving increased participation in the IP marketplace across the value chain. This research service provides an overview of the IP markets value chain and dynamics of the global IP marketplace. The study analyzes existing and emerging business models employed by market participants....