How can manufacturing companies respond to the coronavirus?

The crisis is putting global supply chains into a hard stress test While first and foremost a human tragedy, loss of life, threatening our safety and health, COVID-19 pandemic is challenging the global econ...
Tomas Jaskelevicius

Most of the daily operations can be digitalized already

We had a privilege to interview Tomas Jaskelevicius, an experienced leader from the manufacturing industry. Tomas has 20 years experience in the mechanical engineering business. He has been working in the field...
digital transformation

Digital transformation and the value drivers of SCM

The latest organization research has recognized the importance of digital transformation in supply chain management. In the management literature, digitalization has become a crucial part of the strategic manag...
green supplier networks

The role and future of green supplier networks

On my last blog post, I was talking about the role of circular economy in managing the future supply networks. The topic today, green supplier networks, is more valid than ever. The past year was not the golden...
komas supply chain

Case Komas – Early adapter of the digital supply chain

Komas Ltd is a Finland based company offering machined components, forgings, hydraulic pipes, and plate cuttings. The company is known about its global supply chain and early adapter in the field of the digital...
pertti korhonen

Towards real-time, accurate and non-fragmented data

Pertti Korhonen is a board professional, industrial advisor, investor and climate enthusiast. He is a former SCM Executive and CTO of Nokia Corporation and former CEO of Electrobit Corporation and Outotec Plc. ...
playbook for digital supply chain

Playbook for Digital Supply Chain

Technological Hype, SCM Value Drivers and Practical Solutions for Manufacturing Companies A research paper published by World Economic Forum (2018) indicates that 75 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in ...
patrik eriksson

Common drivers in the automotive and manufacturing industries

Patrik Eriksson is responsible for the sustainable sourcing, digitalisation and sourcing excellence at Haldex AB. Haldex is a Sweden-based company developing and providing reliable and innovative solutions that...
microsoft envision forum

Microsoft Envision Forum 2019

Microsoft Envision Forum: Future of Manufacturing packs and brings together the best in the industry to discuss the future trends, challenges and solutions of the manufacturing industry into an event arranged i...
highway of information

The superhighway of information

The Roman Empire in ancient history was one of the largest and most powerful empires in the world’s history. The huge territory covered about 50 modern nations throughout Europe, Northern Africa, and the Middle...
Eszter Dean

Improve your people, processes and systems

Eszter Dean is leading the Global Sourcing Office at Alfa Laval Corporation. Listen to her views of the three dimensions which needs to be developed in the supply chain at the same time and what she is looking ...
Designing a Digital Supply Chain

Designing a Digital Supply Chain

The latest organization research has recognized the role of digital organization design as a crucial part of strategic management. In management literature, connectivity may be seen as an existing capability fo...
connectivity capability

Concentrate on connectivity capability

Jukka Vesalainen works as a Professor at the University of Vaasa. His expertise is in the field of strategic management, network management and supply chain management. Vesalainen is a Co-founder and a Board Me...