Select and integrate the right set of initiatives to accelerate your business

We continuously monitor the market for new technology, methods and tools. Based on this, we have built up an extensive expertise network, knowledge base and partner base that specify the possible improvement initiatives. This enables us to advise you on the right improvement initiatives, the expected organizational impact and value creation. We strive for a combination of internally and externally focused initiatives that improve both costs and revenues. Below is a selection of technologies, methods and tools that we can assess and for which we can support the implementation.

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3D printing3D printing offers a solution for the low volume manufacturing of complex parts, as well as fast local production of difficult-to-find products, the report noted. As more affordable products become available, opportunities for this industry will continue to grow, it added.
A network-based business model A  network-based business model is a business model where two or more, and often several, stakeholders create a joint value proposition or jointly affect a value proposition based on the key activities and resources of all stakeholders.
Agile and ScrumAgile is a development methodology based on iterative and incremental approach. Scrum is one of the implementations of agile methodology. In which incremental builds are delivered to the customer in every two to three weeks' time. Scrum is ideally used in the project where the requirement is rapidly changing.
Agile PlanningAgile planning is a project planning method that estimates work using self-contained work units called iterations or sprints. Agile planning defines which items are done in each sprint, and creates a repeatable process, to help teams learn how much they can achieve.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)In computer science, artificial intelligence, sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals.
Balanced Score CardsThe balanced scorecard is a tool for strategic performance management - a standardized standardized report, which can be used by managers to monitor the execution of activities by staff within their control and to monitor the consequences of these actions.
Big dataBig data is a field that treats ways to analyze, systematically extract information from, or otherwise deal with data sets that are too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional data-processing application software.
BiometricsBiometrics—including face, fingerprint, and retina scans—are becoming mainstream methods for verifying identity. These methods will form the secure foundation for solutions delivered by IT companies moving forward
BlockchainThe blockchain is powerful technology that enables virtual currencies to be open, anonymous, and secure. The code also empowers countless innovations beyond cryptocurrency. The blockchain is a database of details about every transaction. Often referred to as a “public ledger,” the log contains metadata about when and how each transaction occurred. The ledger is publicly accessible through APIs and torrent sites. To prevent tampering with current and past transactions, the database is cryptographically secured. Encryption allows developers to trust the transaction history and build applications from and around transaction information.
Brain StormingBrainstorming is a group creativity technique by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members.
Business intelligence (BI)Business intelligence (BI) comprise the strategies and technologies used by enterprises for the data analysis of business information. BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations. Common functions of business intelligence technologies include reporting, online analytical processing, analytics, data mining, process mining, complex event processing, business performance management, benchmarking, text mining, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics. BI technologies can handle large amounts of structured and sometimes unstructured data to help identify, develop and otherwise create new strategic business opportunities.
Business Process Management (BPM)Business process management is a discipline in operations management in which people use various methods to discover, model, analyze, measure, improve, optimize, and automate business processes. BPM focuses on improving corporate performance by managing business processes.
Capability AssessmentObjective assessments of a company's capabilities relative to competitors and, second, to put into place programs to imitate other companies’ superior capabilities.
Continous ImprovementA continual improvement process, also often called a continuous improvement process, is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes. These efforts can seek "incremental" improvement over time or "breakthrough" improvement all at once.
DMAICDMAIC refers to a data-driven improvement cycle used for improving, optimizing and stabilizing business processes and designs. The DMAIC improvement cycle is the core tool used to drive Six Sigma projects. However, DMAIC is not exclusive to Six Sigma and can be used as the framework for other improvement applications.
DronesDrones enable robotic automation with fewer geographical restrictions, the report noted. Opportunities for development and integration are high for this market, it added.
EFQM excellence modelThe EFQM excellence model is a non-prescriptive business excellence framework for organizational management, promoted by the EFQM and designed to help organizations to become more competitive.
Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)—also "failure modes", plural, in many publications—was one of the first highly structured, systematic techniques for failure analysis. An FMEA is often the first step of a system reliability study. It involves reviewing as many components, assemblies, and subsystems as possible to identify failure modes, and their causes and effects.
Growth Share MatrixThe growth–share matrix is a chart that was created by Bruce D. Henderson for the Boston Consulting Group to help corporations to analyze their business units, that is, their product lines. This helps the company allocate resources and is used as an analytical tool in brand marketing, product management, strategic management, and portfolio analysis.
Industry 4.0Industry 4.0 is the subset of the fourth industrial revolution that concerns industry. The terms industry 4.0 and fourth industrial revolution are often used interchangeably, industry 4.0 refers to the concept of factories in which machines are augmented with wireless connectivity and sensors, connected to a system that can visualise the entire production line, control, and make decisions on its own. In essence, industry 4.0 describes the trend towards automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and processes which include cyber-physical systems (CPS), the internet of things (IoT), industrial internet of things (IIOT), cloud computing, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence.
Integrated Business Planning (IBP)Integrated Business Planning is a process for translating desired business outcomes into financial and operational resource requirements, with the overarching objective of minimizing risk and maximizing profit and / or cash flow.
Internet of Things (IoT)The  internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
Lean Six Sigma (LLS)Lean Six Sigma is a method for organizing quality and efficiency improvements. The method fits into the field of operations management and serves as a method to systematically innovate processes. It combines the principles of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma.
Logic TreesAn issue tree, also called logic tree, is a graphical breakdown of a question that dissects it into its different components vertically and that progresses into details as it reads to the right.
Machine LearningMachine learning is the scientific study of algorithms and statistical models that computer systems use to perform a specific task without using explicit instructions, relying on patterns and inference instead. It is seen as a subset of artificial intelligence.
MetalensesMaking the lenses used by mobile phones, computers and other electronic devices smaller has been beyond the capabilities of traditional glass cutting and glass curving techniques. But advances in physics have led to miniaturised, lighter alternatives to established lenses, called metalenses. These tiny, thin, flat lenses could replace existing bulky glass lenses and allow further miniaturization in sensors and medical imaging devices.
Operating ModelOperating model is both an abstract or visual representation (model) of how an organization delivers value to its customers or beneficiaries as well as how an organisation actually runs itself.
Organizational Structure and Headcount Analysis (OSHA)Organizational & Headcount Analysis is an organizational assessment approach to determine the effectiveness of a particular organizational structure and culture.
Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)Overall equipment effectiveness is a term that Seiichi Nakajima came up with to evaluate how effectively a production operation is used. It is based on Harrington Emerson's way of thinking about work efficiency.
Pareto AnalysisPareto analysis is a formal technique useful where many possible courses of action are competing for attention. In essence, the problem-solver estimates the benefit delivered by each action, then selects a number of the most effective actions that deliver a total benefit reasonably close to the maximal possible one.
Performance managementPerformance management is a set of activities that ensure goals are met in an effective and efficient manner. Performance management can focus on the performance of an organization, a department, an employee, or the processes in place to manage particular tasks.
Product Life CycleProduct life-cycle management is the succession of strategies by business management as a product goes through its life-cycle. The conditions in which a product is sold changes over time and must be managed as it moves through its succession of stages.
Resource Based View (RBV)The resource-based view is a managerial framework used to determine the strategic resources a firm can exploit to achieve sustainable competitive advantage.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA)Robotics is automating routine processes by using machines to make businesses faster, less expensive, and more efficient, the report found.
Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is an integrated business management process through which the executive/leadership team continually achieves focus, alignment and synchronization among all functions of the organization.
Serverless computingServerless computing is a cloud computing service that simplifies code deployment by running snippets of back-end code that developers write for a single short-lived task or function. Serverless computing allows organizations to create a NoOps IT environment that is automated and abstracted from underlying infrastructure, reducing operational costs and allowing businesses to invest in developing new capabilities that add more value, the report found.
Social robotsToday's robots can recognise voices, faces and emotions, interpret speech patterns and gestures, and even make eye contact. Droid friends and assistants are becoming part of everyday life, and are being used increasingly to care of the elderly, educate children and undertake all sorts of tasks in between.
Spend AnalysisSpend Analysis is the process of collecting, cleansing, classifying and analyzing expenditure data with the purpose of decreasing procurement costs, improving efficiency, and monitoring controls and compliance.
Stakeholder AnalysisStakeholder analysis is the process of evaluating a system and possible changes to it, since these relate to relevant and interested parties. This information is used to assess how the interests of those stakeholders should be addressed in a project plan, policy, program or other action.
Strategic Doing CycleStrategic Doing Cycle enables people to quickly form action-oriented collaborations, move them toward measurable results and make adjustments along the way.
Strategic PlanningStrategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. It may also extend to control mechanisms for guiding the implementation of the strategy.
Structured InterviewsA structured interview (also known as a standardized interview or a researcher-administered survey) is a quantitative research method commonly employed in survey research. The aim of this approach is to ensure that each interview is presented with exactly the same questions in the same order.
Surveys MethodologyA field of applied statistics of human research surveys, survey methodology studies the sampling of individual units from a population and associated techniques of survey data collection, such as questionnaire construction and methods for improving the number and accuracy of responses to surveys.
SWOT analysisSWOT analysis is a strategic planning method used to help a person or organization identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with business competition or project planning.
The Process and Enterprise Maturity Model (PEMM)The Process and Enterprise Maturity Model (PEMM™) is a corporate roadmap and benchmarking tool for organizations embarking on the path to becoming a Process Enterprise.
Utility-scale storage of renewable energyBut storing energy generated by renewables for when there is no sun or wind has been a barrier to increased take-up. Lithium-ion batteries are set to dominate storage technology over the coming decade, and continuing advances should result in batteries that can store up to eight hours of energy – long enough to allow solar-generated power to meet peak evening demand.
Variance AnalysisVariance analysis is the quantitative investigation of the difference between actual and planned behavior. This analysis is used to maintain control over a business.
Virtual reality (VR)/Augmented reality (AR)Using VR, AR, mixed reality, AI, and sensor technologies can help organizations improve operational efficiency and individual productivity. For example, a mix of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (AR), 5G networks and advanced sensors, mean business people in different locations can physically exchange handshakes, and medical practitioners are able to work remotely with patients as though they are in the same room.
Zero based budgettingZero-based budgeting is a method of budgeting in which all expenses must be justified and approved for each new period.