Manufacturing

Automation, sourcing optimisation and sustainability will define the next decade

Key industry trends 

The manufacturing sector refers to a broad set of industrial production companies and includes, e.g., engineering, construction, electronics, chemicals, metalworking, plastics, transportation, textiles and food and beverage industries.

For manufacturing companies, the key trends are:

  • Emergence of technology opportunities, e.g., industry 4.0, robotisation
  • Decrease in market growth
  • Intensified global competition, e.g., on price and speed delivery
  • Optimisation of processes and sourcing models

 

Key challenges

We support manufacturing companies to overcome these challenges, e.g.:

  • What is the best sourcing model?
  • How to reduce production costs?
  • How to optimise the use of resources, e.g., sales, IT, material use?
  • How to innovate and improve operations and products?
  • What is the optimal material procurement model?
  • How to increase market share?

 

Our experience

Oleto Associates has experience with several manufacturing companies. We leverage our experience when tailoring the solution to specific client needs in close collaboration with the client. Experiences and insights from different manufacturing industries create a foundation for effective and implementable solutions.

Selected case studies

Go-To-Market Strategy for a Groundbreaking Engineering Innovation

Go-To-Market Strategy for a Groundbreaking Engineering Innovation

A US based technology company wanted to find the best way to approach the market for a groundbreaking innovation within…

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Product Strategy for an Industrial Company

Product Strategy for an Industrial Company

A business unit of a large industrial conglomerate of Danish origin was unsure where to invest future R&D spend to meet…

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Outsourcing of Technical and Logistics Services for an Energy Company

Outsourcing of Technical and Logistics Services for an Energy Company

The market for one of Europe’s major energy companies was undergoing substantial changes in the fuel types being used fo…

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Optimising the Commercial Operating Model for a B2B Wholesaler

Optimising the Commercial Operating Model for a B2B Wholesaler

A Scandinavian B2B wholesale company wanted to improve their commercial performance, however their growth was limited by…

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Selected perspectives

Telco TV Disruption: What Other Industries Can Learn

Telco TV Disruption: What Other Industries Can Learn

January 2020

Telcos long ago disrupted traditional TV broadcasters but are now hit by three disruptions themselves. Other industries…

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An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

November 2012

Take advantage of a challenging economic climate to construct a more valuable and less risky IT project portfolio.

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Towards Agile Innovation: Key R&D Models for the Next Decade

Towards Agile Innovation: Key R&D Models for the Next Decade

February 2020

With companies under increasing pressure to innovate, what is the most effective R&D approach for the future? A strategi…

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Multi-Room Audio: Which Suppliers Will Listen?

Multi-Room Audio: Which Suppliers Will Listen?

February 2020

The multi-room audio industry is crowded and highly competitive. How do manufacturers continue to set their products apa…

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Smart Homes: Clever Strategies Needed

Smart Homes: Clever Strategies Needed

June 2019

Three competitive battles are likely to play out in the near future as the war for convenience, design and sustainabilit…

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Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

November 2011

Avoid outsourcing part of your business as a black box and get brighter results.

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Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

February 2012

If your purchasing employees are sourcing and your line managers are procuring, you are not exploiting your organisation…

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Preparing for Economic Decline: Proactively Increasing Cost Flexibility

Preparing for Economic Decline: Proactively Increasing Cost Flexibility

February 2020

The possibility of another global economic decline cannot be denied. Can companies proactively plan to soften the impact…

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