Additive manufacturing or 3D printing continues to evolve rapidly. From its humble beginnings as a solution for rapid prototyping now the industry is on the verge of challenging a wide variety of industries.
Most executives will state that "we have too many cost reduction opportunities" but when asked how many will specifically drive profitable growth then they may answer "I am not sure but they should". Such broad based initiatives that are taken up as a result of problem can result in "cost reduction fatigue" where cost reductions are unsustainable or are not aligned with the long term profitable growth.
Strategic leaders spend a lot of time and efforts on developing robust strategic plans, vision, road maps and initiatives, and they should spend just as much time if not more on the "people" to ensure that execution per the vision is realized. Industry experts state that no matter how difficult the strategic planning is, execution can be 10 times harder however typically it is the flawlessness of the execution that separates the winners from the losers.
Sales and business development are the same. Right ? No doubt both activities lead to growth, however they achieve this very differently. Read on to understand how strategic business development can accelerate revenue growth, build collaborative partnerships with customers and leads to sustained competitive advantage by leveraging organizations Operation Excellence.
A mobile phone manufacturer that already utilizes automated production lines, Changying Precision Technology Company in China. The manufacturing facility employed 650 employees, company has embarked on the "Robot Revolution" and now employs just 60 employees, robots performing the tasks of rest of the human workers. Company states that full implementation will result in the entire operation being supported by no more than 20 employees.