The Race to a Truly Smart Home

The concept of a smart home has been around for a long time and yet even in 2017, it remains relatively ignored by all but the early adopters. The number of vendors offering new smart home platforms continues to expand, whether it is new startups, consumer goods giants or the Silicon Valley elite. But as […]

Circular Construction

The circular economy will restructure the built asset value chain enabling companies to exploit new business opportunities whilst being environmentally virtuous. Did you know that the construction and demolition of built assets are the biggest contributors to waste in the UK? Combined, they generate 120 million tonnes a year. Add this negative environmental impact to […]

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API Days Ahead For Construction

A market in the sharing of information will enable the industry to generate new revenue streams and unlock productivity gains. At first glance, it might be easy to dismiss a term like Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) as the kind of technical jargon that only software programmers might get excited about.  However, the implications of ‘the […]

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Cognitive Analytics and Mobility Can Empower Maintenance Service Personnel

One of the important KPI’s of Maintenance is to reduce the “Mean Time to Repair” of the equipment. As in the Mining (any) industry the maintenance personnel are always hard pressed for time to rectify/ service the equipment in the shortest possible time and return it in a safe operating condition to its potential capacity. […]

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Integrated Operations for Metals Industry

Metals industry is experiencing considerable volatility and challenges. Recovery seems very slow and unpredictable. Meager growth rate, combined with increased global supply of raw materials, is causing pricing to remain weak. Moderate demand for metals come from construction, infrastructure followed by automotive, oil and gas sectors. To remain profitable, metal manufacturers are focusing on operational […]

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Internet of Things Application for Metals, Mining and Industrial Product Industries

In the age of digital transformation, Industry 4.0, Internet of things and services (IOT) is at the forefront of realising smarter factory vision. In this blog, I answer three questions What is it ?; Why is it important now? and How metals, mining and industrial product companies can take advantage of this technology ? What is  Industry 4.0 , Internet of Things? […]

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The Future of Metals Industry – Mobility of Everything

Today mobile devices touch each individual. You can find an app for almost everything personal. Enterprises have been slow to adopt mobile applications at workplaces. We still see paper log sheets being filled by pen on shop floor of a traditional steel company. At best an operator reports shift wise tonnages, pieces on a computer […]

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Risk Management: New Frontiers for Metal Companies

It’s high time for metal producers and consumers to explore new frontiers in risk management strategies due to increased volatility, risk and regulatory compliance. Enterprise wide risk management requires an integrated view of market, credit, operational and Geo-political risk. Managing market risk is vital to managing profitability. There are many factors effecting market risks for […]

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Supply Chain. Can You Promise Product Availability Now?

“Can you promise product availability now?” is a question asked by most customers. Ability of a company to answer that question is based on how the company is able to build and operate its supply chain. Supply chain encompasses the planning, management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, conversion, and logistics. Goal of supply […]

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