Corporate Affairs, Corporate Communications, Operations, Information Technology, IT Policies, Risk & Compliance, Corporate Security, Risk Management
Over the past few years, we have witnessed significant changes in the regulatory landscape for manufacturers doing business in Europe. One of the biggest changes concerns the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into effect on May 25, 2018.
Growth & Innovation, Research & Development, Research, Innovation, Operations, Information Technology
Germany and the U.S. continue to drive innovation around the Industrial Internet. The two countries are economic powerhouses and they are keenly aware of the importance of internet connectivity for business applications. Yet their approaches to harnessing it differ, as I documented in a 2015 report. What’s changed since then?
Growth & Innovation, Research & Development, Product Development, Technology Management, Strategic Planning, Strategic Planning Process, Operations, Information Technology, Applications
This is my third in a series of commentaries from a European trip that took me to Switzerland, Germany, and Poland in mid-November. In Warsaw, I met staff of Poland-based U.S. subsidiaries for a formal discussion of the Industrial Internet.
Finance, Internal Audit, Ethics & Compliance Auditing, Operations, Information Technology, Data Centers & Storage
A framework commonly used by companies to transfer employee and customer data from the EU to the U.S. is now illegal—and companies with European operations must find alternatives before the grace period ends in January. This creates significant problems for businesses investigating bribery and corruption, since even work emails are considered private in the EU.
Global Economy, Competitiveness, Operations, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Footprint, Reshoring/Nearshoring
A new study produced by MAPI and Deloitte draws on a survey of global manufacturers to offer insights into which new markets manufacturers plan to enter in the next five years. As might be expected, the United States and China should see the greatest number of investments in existing operations by 2020. Various countries in Asia and South America should see increases in new project investments.
Over the last 20 years, the growing global economy has allowed manufacturers to enter new markets to serve an increasingly global customer base while also shortening supply chains and reducing cost structures.