Stepping into Industry 4.0

    Ranging from automotive to steel and from industrial equipment to aerospace these businesses require significant capital investment to launch new products and often rely on precision engineering and advances in technology. For this industry innovation is as much about products, services and new businesses as it is about re-inventing the operational model.

    With Industry 4.0 in sight these companies are facing significant changes necessary to stay ahead of the game. Technologies such as additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, robotics, and the internet of things are already impacting productivity increases for those in the vanguard. With so many options to consider there is a danger to pilot everything but scale nothing. Choosing wisely, testing the viability and then scaling to reap the rewards will be the challenge to make progress faster.

    Strategos helped organizations in a variety of ways including:

    • Re-aligning R&D portfolio and investments with market needs
    • Identification of new growth opportunities
    • Using our proprietary “Radical Simplication” approach to achieve step change performance increases in internal processes

    Example

    For a global player in the automotive industry that was facing a decline in growth Strategos identified several new platforms including one that enabled the company to start on the path of digital transformation and gain experience with big data, artificial intelligence and become a provider of professional services. This has since been developed as a successful standalone business.

    Manufacturing