In Supply Chain 4.0, supply-chain management applies Industry 4.0 innovations - the Internet of Things, advanced robotics, analytics, and big data - to jump-start performance, and customer satisfaction.
The data economy demands a new approach to antitrust rules.
The more you take your chances with a free network connection, the greater the likelihood that you will suffer some type of security breach.
New sources, mobility, and industry fragmentation are set to disrupt the system.
To prepare for the future, we need to shift from thinking about jobs and careers to thinking about challenges and problems
Technology has finally advanced to the point where marketers can use real-time data in a way that is both meaningful to customers and profitable for companies.
Tools and techniques to ensure your company will stand out in the new age of digitization.
Companies must tailor their key-account-management model and capabilities to the Chinese context.
The advent of autonomous vehicles may send the auto insurance industry over a cliff.
Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which white-collar jobs will robots take first?
There’s greater potential in big data. What’s ahead as the field matures?
Why coherent institutions were the first to rebound after the financial crisis.
In 2017, companies can look forward to an improved global economic backdrop but must prepare for uncertainty following Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections and the UK's decision to leave the EU, finds EIU.
An interview with Jacqueline Hinman
After a tough 2016, growth in the $2.4 trillion industry may accelerate next year, according to the first joint report from McKinsey and the Business of Fashion.
Here’s how consumer-goods manufacturers can master complexity—and even turn it to their advantage.
Consumer-goods companies have begun to capture value by applying digital tools to manufacturing. Here’s a look at how they’re doing this today—and how they might do so tomorrow.
As distinctions dissolve among the hardware, software, services, and telecom sectors, companies are changing how they compete
With manufacturing put into the hands of small firms and even consumers, traditional value chains may no longer be as advantageous.
The market for solar power is growing faster than ever, but profitability has been lagging. The keys to improvement are better capital and operational efficiency.
The golden age of the Western corporation may be coming to an end.
Your goal with students shouldn’t be to make them into little versions of you or people you admire, but to make them into new versions of themselves. Prof Robert Sternberg at Cornell University shares his vision for "what universities can be."
Empirical evidence suggests engaging with the timeless, practical wisdom presented by history’s greatest thinkers is one of the most powerful engines for professional and economic growth in the 21st century.
Google now describes psychological safety as the most important factor to building a successful team. In short, just be nice.
Autonomous vehicles seem to be inevitable. But what does that mean for car manufacturers, consumers, and safety?
Energy storage can make money right now. Finding the opportunities requires digging into real-world data.
How governments can encourage private-sector infrastructure investment.
Former NBC Universal CEO Bob Wright looks back on his two decades at GE — and forward to a post-broadcast, post-cable media world.
Intel’s Andy Grove pioneered high-stakes, high-speed, high-tech manufacturing — and breathed life into Moore’s Law.
Aid is best spent in poor, well-governed countries. That isn’t where it goes.
Children need to learn social and emotional skills if they are to thrive in the workplace of the future, a World Economic Forum report has found.
Managers routinely overload their subordinates, contact them outside of business hours, and make last-minute requests for additional work.
Do you know what your country’s biggest export is? Now, thanks to this map put out by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, you can find out.
Global businesses are about to integrate their operations into a seamless digital whole, and thereby change the world.
India has the world’s largest number of people without access to clean water. The biggest financial burden of this has fallen on its poorest agrarian communities. But the crisis is now spilling over to its industries as well.
Winners, losers, and strategies in the new world economic order.
Perhaps history can give us a clue
A new survey of global manufacturing experts explores the progress companies have made in implementing Industry 4.0, the challenges many still face, and the ways more players can unlock value.
When business leaders talk about going digital, many are uncertain about what that means beyond buying the latest IT system.
Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing. Intelligent robots. Self-driving cars. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. Genetic editing. The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed.
Why companies need directors with technological expertise.
Leaders must consider new ways to change the attitudes and behavior of employees.
What are the most promising disruptive innovations for the decade 2011-2020?
A company that provides training to police officers and private-security personnel is now offering its services to schools.
Hardly anyone has noticed, but the online learning industry is exploding.
But if your goal is to alleviate poverty and human suffering – in the face of statistics showing mixed outcomes – is this, in fact, the most important question an International NGO can ask of themselves?
Whatever the future of Finland's tech industry, few believe that a company of Nokia's size and influence will appear again.
I care deeply for the principles the United Nations is designed to uphold. And that’s why I have decided to leave.
Longtime employees say it’s about making a difference and having a sense of pride.
Business leaders in at least 16 sectors are still not fully prepared for the digital transformation of their industries.
As 2016 begins, an historic contest is underway over competing development models – that is, strategies to promote economic growth – between China, on the one hand, and the US and other Western countries on the other.
Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts that happened with the crash of oil prices and the slowdown of China’s economy.
B2B purchasing decisions increasingly trace complex journeys, challenging the long-standing practices of many sales organizations.
To thrive in the 21st century, students must be adept at collaboration, communication, and problem solving—a few of the skills developed through social and emotional learning (SEL).
Behind the hype of peer-to-peer economics is a quiet B2B revolution.
Suppose you want to design the best company on earth to work for. What would it be like?
You can spend $250,000 and three years of your life to get an MBA or spend a day watching these videos. Your choice.
Why a globalized U.S. economy requires new legal infrastructure devised and controlled by innovators (who will probably be something or someone other than law firms or lawyers).
The legal business has undergone not only recession but also structural change. Ever-growing profits are no longer guaranteed. Nor, for some firms, is survival.
As technological change accelerates and adoption rates soar, ten pivotal trends loom large on the top-management agenda.
In this report, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) assesses the potential reach and scope, as well as the potential economic impact and disruption, of major rapidly advancing technology areas.
So you think you may be interested in becoming a consultant, but how well do you really understand the industry?
The collision of technological disruption, rapid emerging-markets growth, and widespread aging is upending long-held assumptions that underpin strategy setting, decision making, and management.
If you want to hire outside resources to help you solve a business problem, don’t give consultants a free pass that exonerates them from producing results.
The industry that has long helped others sidestep strategic threats is itself being upended.
No matter what stage their company was in and no matter what industry they focused on, they all agreed that consulting skills have come in handy in the startup life.
Organizations are moving forward along an evolutionary spectrum, toward self-management, wholeness, and a deeper sense of purpose.
How better to mark 50 years of thought leadership than with a compelling vision of the future of management?