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¿Estamos listos para la industria 4.0? 

Date: 29/05/2018 Author(s): Sachon, Marc Document type: Opinion La versión 4.0 de la industria presenta numerosas ventajas, tanto en la creación de valor como en la organización del trabajo y los modelos de negocio. Para aprovechar todos sus beneficios, hay que seguir una serie de pasos. More information  

The Building Blocks of Industry 4.0 

Date: 01/2018 Author(s): Sachon, Marc Document type: Non-refereed article The business models of industrial companies are about to change radically, and they must adapt their skill sets to the digital world or get left behind. Through an analysis of interviews, case studies and collaborations with firms at the leading edge of this field, we can identify the key building blocks for the successful implementation of Industry ... More information  

5 Business Trends for 2018 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Sachon, Marc; López Cardenete, Juan Luis; Caldart, Adrian; Mas, Núria; Toribio, Juan José Document type: Report (Video) The year 2018 will be crucial for electric cars, although we still don't know what to do with old batteries. We'll also see more calls for sustainability in food and beverages, sharing information on outcomes in health care, and potential disruption by the likes of Google or Amazon in finance. More information  

3-D Printing Redefines Manufacturing 

Date: 09/11/2017 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Sachon, Marc; Sponsor(s): IESE Alumni Document type: Report (Video) Industry 4.0 represents a colossal change to manufacturing. 3-D printer farms in Europe are already gearing up to print orders from different companies at once. So, Mercedes and Airbus can order aluminum parts that are printed at the very same time. Professor Marc Sachon explains implications for business models and more. More information  

5 Building Blocks for Cyber-Physical Value Chains  Premium

Date: 16/06/2017 Author(s): Sachon, Marc Document type: Non-refereed article The digitalization that has disrupted services is set to do the same in industry, and manufacturing in particular. With supply chains operating at their limits amid a growing list of global challenges, new approaches are required to save time, improve efficiency and gain flexibility to survive in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) times. ... More information   Read related article

Hella: Industry 4.0 in China 

Date: 27/04/2017 Author(s): Sachon, Marc; Karrer, Christoph Document type: Case More information  

KUKA AG: Planning for the Future of Automation 

Date: 18/04/2017 Author(s): Sachon, Marc; Sastre Boquet, Isaac Document type: Case The case presents the main current developments in automation and industrial robotics through KUKA AG, one of the largest automation companies in the world. One of KUKA's customers - an automotive OEM - is looking to invest on automation as it expands its operations to meet growing demand, and the case opens up the debate on how should this company ... More information  

Aciturri Aeronáutica: Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry 

Date: 18/04/2017 Author(s): Sachon, Marc; Sastre Boquet, Isaac Document type: Case Aciturri Aeronáutica is a Tier 1 aerospace supplier serving Airbus and Boeing which is now looking at implementing additive manufacturing in its processes. The case looks at the numerous opportunities presented by this new technology for aerospace companies and manufacturing in general, but also its challenges. More information  

EOS: Growing the Business of Additive Manufacturing (AM) 

Date: 18/04/2017 Author(s): Sachon, Marc; Sastre Boquet, Isaac Document type: Case EOS has been a forerunner in the field of additive manufacturing (also called 3D printing) since it was founded in 1989. This technology promises to revolutionize manufacturing and, in the late 2010s, it is on the verge of becoming a viable manufacturing technology, providing game-changing advantages in many fields. EOS wants to be part of the growth ... More information  

Rocket Roaster 

Date: 15/02/2017 Author(s): Sachon, Marc Editor(s): CIIL - Centro Internacional de Investigación Logística Document type: Case The case describes the business model of a food truck service that operates 16 vans from its headquarters in and around the German city of Frankfurt. The protagonist of the case needs to assess whether the company is a good acquisition prospect or if he should follow the current trend of investing in a company with a digital business model. The company's ... More information  
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