Category Archives: Strategy

The End is Nigh for Some Retailers – But Not the World

The End is Nigh for Some Retailers – But Not the World

Traditional “brick and mortar” retailers are disappearing in record numbers and many are close to drawing their last commercial breath. The demise of well-known brands may be regrettable to some – but it’s not the end of the world. While this period of disruption is traumatic for many people, it’s important to keep in mindRead More

Augment or Replace: How Will AI Impact the Workplace?

Augment or Replace: How Will AI Impact the Workplace?

A future where Artificial Intelligence (AI) renders humans largely redundant in the workplace is one view of AI’s societal impact. Another view is that although AI will redefine the concept of earning a living, the technology will liberate individuals from routine tasks and enable them to perform to much higher levels. Both views were discussedRead More

Blockchain’s Garbage In, Garbage Out Challenge

Blockchain’s Garbage In, Garbage Out Challenge

Any information system is only as good as the quality of its data; the well-known garbage in, garbage out conundrum. Blockchains are distributed ledgers that are subject to this principle, but more so than conventional systems since the entries are supposed to be unalterable. Is data integrity the Achilles Heel of blockchain technology, especially inRead More

Smart Processes Are Redefining On-Site Inspections

Smart Processes Are Redefining On-Site Inspections

Innovations such as mobile communications, prediction algorithms and machine learning have arrived in the multi-billion-dollar quality inspection and supplier compliance industry. The impact will be transformational for the industry, which has been slow to adopt new technology. Companies (clients) that use inspection and supplier compliance services to inspect and evaluate suppliers’ production lines will benefitRead More

Finding the Optimal Capacity for Biologics Manufacturing

Finding the Optimal Capacity for Biologics Manufacturing

The main objective of the biologics supply chain is to guarantee supply continuity. Product shortages can endanger patients’ lives and impact a company’s market share. In addition, the lengthy regulatory approval process in this industry prolongs the time companies need to create new manufacturing capacity. Every part of the process is subject to stringent regulation,Read More