Ever since the steam engine launched the first Industrial Revolution, mankind’s progress has exploded exponentially, changing our societies, our economies, our health and our wealth.
At the same time, the world has shrunk substantially. People can now travel the world in a day when previously it took months. Companies can now operate across continents with the same ease that previous generations used to operate between towns. We can see and talk to people across the world using free technology that was mere science fiction only 20 years ago.
Some things have not changed with them.
It is still very much a human supply chain, complete with human errors and human egos, and, as a result, many of the management principles and manufacturing practices have changed little during this time.
However, a new revolution is brewing – one that will cause more disruption in the next 50 years than in the last 500. A new wave of creative destruction that will challenge some of the most fundamental principles of our economic and business models. From robotics to 3D printing, autonomous vehicles to artificial intelligence, a new wave of technology is putting businesses under pressure to adapt like never before.
Companies need to let go of the past and rapidly transform into more agile, adaptable organizations
Certain companies are leading the charge, creating more than just products – new platforms, data-disrupting business models, and destroying the profits of those companies that are too slow to adapt in order to survive – and thrive – in this new reality.
Companies need to let go of the past and rapidly transform into more agile, adaptable organizations with radically new value propositions. They need to look outside their industry, understand both the risks and opportunities these technologies bring, in order to redefine their business models.
To help you understand how, we’re launching a series of masterclasses to guide your organisation through this period of incredible change. I will be combining analysis of disruptive technologies with strategic improvement concepts to deliver a series of workshops that challenge you to rethink the future for your business, your supply chain, and your customers.
Join me for the Masterclass: Preparing your supply chain for disruptive technology and leave full of ideas on how to ensure that your company is disruption ready.