Integrative Improvement Blog

The integrative improvement blog discusses and provides commentary on the latest topics in the business performance improvement sector.

TRACC Alliance 2019: Empowering China Manufacturing 2025

With Industry 4.0 taking a firm foothold in the manufacturing space, CI leaders must prepare their organisations for radical process restructuring. Against this backdrop of looming transformation, operational excellence leaders and TRACC users gathered together at the TRACC Alliance in Hangzhou, China to explore the best practices that are shaping and defining the future of Chinese manufacturing.

Preparing for Industry 4.0: Tackling the challenges facing organisational leadership

Industry 4.0 is characterised by a flood of new digital technologies that will change many aspects of the manufacturing environment. Leaders are gaining a deeper understanding of the impact of these new technologies and are becoming increasingly aware of the challenges they face in preparing for the digital era. At the TRACC & POMS Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa, four panellists discussed some of these challenges and possible strategies to confront them.

The impact of Industry 4.0: Q&A with operational excellence leaders

Global leaders and experts attended the TRACC & POMS Conference in Cape Town, South Africa and the TRACC Stage 4 User Conference in Guangzhou, China to share best practices, network, and unpack the challenges and solutions for the manufacturing and supply chain industries in this era of digital disruption. We caught up with some of them and asked them about the impact of Industry 4.0.

3 key talent strategies for smart manufacturers

With digital transformation gaining an even deeper foothold in the manufacturing environment, leaders must now face a twofold challenge: developing an understanding of where and how technology can enhance processes, and cultivating a workforce that has the capability to manage this new technology. Read about the three key talent strategies smart manufacturers must adopt to thrive in the digital age.

Optimise your ERP implementation: an interview with Dave Beldyk

Optimising your ERP investment ensures a solid foundation for more efficient business processes to support digital transformation. Dave Beldyk, President and Founder of DABCO Consulting LLC and a strategic partner of CCi, recently answered some key questions about how to succeed with ERP implementation in today’s manufacturing and supply chain environments.

Why culture is key in the modern manufacturing environment

Manufacturing leaders today have a vision of a symbiotic human-robot way of working. Achieving this vision requires the right capex and technology investments, and, more significantly, the right investment in the company’s culture. But what is company culture and what does it look like in a modern manufacturing environment?

5 steps to a smooth digital transformation

A meaningful digital transformation will require your organisation to rethink all aspects of how it operates. This change is necessary to maintain growth in today’s highly competitive marketplace. To successfully transform, your business needs a plan of action that is centred around the customer and the people within your company who get the work done.

A 3-step lean road map to ease the Brexit blues

Manufacturing companies are doing all they can to prepare for Brexit, but with the continued uncertainty about what form of exit will take place, it is proving difficult to plan effectively. Yet smart companies are viewing the uncertainty surrounding Brexit as a time to invest in continuous improvement and business transformation activities.