Category Archives: McKinsey

Interview: WEF and McKinsey name Industry 4.0 lighthouses

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Initiative on Shaping the Future of Production is collaborating with McKinsey & Company, a New York-based management consulting firm, to find manufacturers successfully implementing new technologies, i.e., the 4IR “[Fourth Industrial Revolution] production lighthouses.” According to McKinsey, the Fourth Industrial Revolution(Industry 4.0) is expected to create up to $3.7 trillion […]

Interview: WEF and McKinsey name Industry 4.0 lighthouses

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Initiative on Shaping the Future of Production is collaborating with McKinsey & Company, a New York-based management consulting firm, to find manufacturers successfully implementing new technologies, i.e., the 4IR “[Fourth Industrial Revolution] production lighthouses.” According to McKinsey, the Fourth Industrial Revolution(Industry 4.0) is expected to create up to $3.7 trillion […]

Day Two of 3D printing at IMTS, smart factories and preparing for serial production

Self-driving 3D printed vehicles, beer-pouring robots, robots 3D printing, whirlyball playing robots – ok I made that last one up but automation – together with additive manufacturing – is clearly a dominant theme at IMTS 2018. 3D printing and automation Automation is self-evidently a technology that does not stand in isolation – there must be […]

Day Two of 3D printing at IMTS, smart factories and preparing for serial production

Self-driving 3D printed vehicles, beer-pouring robots, robots 3D printing, whirlyball playing robots – ok I made that last one up but automation – together with additive manufacturing – is clearly a dominant theme at IMTS 2018. 3D printing and automation Automation is self-evidently a technology that does not stand in isolation – there must be […]

Senior Executives Need to Prepare for Five 3D Printing Disruptions

(McKinsey & Company) McKinsey analysts Daniel Cohen, Matthew Sargeant and Ken Somers believe that 3D printing technology is at a tipping point—it appears ready to emerge from its niche status and become a viable alternative to conventional manufacturing processes in an increasing number of applications. Should this happen, the technology would transform manufacturing flexibility. They suggest five 3D printing disruptions that senior executives should begin preparing for:
1. Accelerated product-development cycles
2. New manufacturing strategies and footprints
3. Shifting sources of profit
4. New capabilities
5. Disruptive competitors

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5 Prognosen von McKinsey & Company zu 3D-Druck

McKinsey & Company hat in einem Artikel in fünf Punkten zusammengefasst welche Veränderungen 3D-Druck-Technologien für die Industrie verursachen werden. Schon im letzten Jahr nannte das Unternehmen 3D-Druck als Technologie mit dem Potenzial die weltweite Wirtschaft zu verändern. McKinsey & Company ist eine Unternehmens- und Strategieberatung, welche in 52 Länder weltweit vertreten ist und 9000 Berater […]