Operating processes are currently undergoing disruptive change. Learn here how to adapt your company's operating processes to the future.
Operational efficiency and effectiveness make all the difference in a competitive market
Never has the world in which businesses operate been changing as rapidly as it is today. Structural shifts in global markets, geopolitical instability, growing resource scarcity, fragile supply chains and sustainability issues are shaping the business landscape. At the same time, we are witnessing technological disruptions from artificial intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things that are massively changing established ways of life and business.
Companies have to find answers to all of these challenges – from high-level strategy to the most granular details of how they operate. Operations is not an end in itself – quite the opposite, operations is the backbone of any successful enterprise. It is the engine room where day by day decisions are made and remade about how future proof the company's business models are. Without efficient operations there can be no innovations, no R&D and no products. Operational efficiency and effectiveness have long been among the most decisive factors in competitive success and their importance will only continue to grow.
But how can we prepare for a future that we can hardly describe, let alone reliably plan? For a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous – or VUCA – world? How can companies become agile without sacrificing their strength? And how can they train their operations to be fit for an unclear future?
Roland Berger's answer to this comprehensive challenge is #OPERA 2030, a consulting model within which we have synthesized the guiding principles for robust and future-proof operations. Incorporating five key perspectives on operational processes and the strategy behind them, #OPERA helps our clients remain agile, adaptive and resilient even under challenging conditions.
O-pen up operations: Opening up the operations chain
P-erfect your value chain: Optimizing the value chain
E-mbrace digital: Embrace digital transformation
R-eorchestrate value generation: Realigning the value chain
A-ccelerate the learning game: Acceleration of learning processes
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How Adaptive Operations can help future-proof your company
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The ecosystem of Industrial Automation, IIoT and Industry 4.0
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Additive manufacturing on the brink of industrialization
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Gaining competitiveness with Next Generation Manufacturing
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The Adaptable Company
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Investing in additive manufacturing
A new Roland Berger study probes beyond the hype surrounding additive manufacturing. It gives potential investors a realistic assessment that in no way detracts from well-founded optimism regarding this dynamic industry.
Reviving production with Next Generation Manufacturing
Survey by VDMA and Roland Berger: Engineering companies face growing efficiency and cost pressure in their manufacturing operations. Six global trends – sustainability, technology disruption, localization, individualization, populism and digitalization – are ramping up the pressure. Many firms have already exhausted the traditional levers such as automation and relocating production to low-wage countries, etc.
Crisis-proof supply chains
The pressure on supply chains will not let up after Covid-19. Companies must prepare for a new normal.
Accelerate your digitalization journey with help from the cloud
Many manufacturers have difficulty implementing cloud-based solutions in their production environment. But for those that do, the benefits are far-reaching.
Procurement is in a phase of disruptive change across all industries. Learn more about the procurement of the future here.
Detox or strategic reboot? Procurement needs both!
Many procurement organizations had to concentrate on operational concerns during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now it is time to get back to strategic thinking and put procurement on a new footing.
How companies can benefit from sustainable procurement
Companies are under massive pressure in procurement due to supply chain problems, rising energy prices, sanctions and so on, factors that are an expression of a much more uncertain world. Sustainable procurement is the answer with its focus on resilience, risk mitigation and other so far neglected topics.
The world of operations is currently undergoing a profound transformation. Two aspects will significantly shape the future: digitalization and sustainability. We are not satisfied with merely observing this evolution. Working with strong partners, we want to actively drive it forward. That is why we created three awards to honor some of the most innovative achievements in these areas every year.
Intelligent Spend Management Award
The Intelligent Spend Management Award, presented by Roland Berger and SAP.
Microsoft Intelligent Manufacturing Award 2021
Organized by Microsoft and Roland Berger, the 2021 Intelligent Manufacturing Award celebrates thought leaders, who are driving innovative industry solutions.
The Operations team as well as our different Practice Groups host a number of inspiring events each year, ranging from our flagship OPERA gathering to regular breakfast roundtables. The guiding idea of all our events is the same: To bring high-level executives together to discuss cutting-edge industry topics. If you'd like to receive a heads-up on future events you can sign up to our newsletter.
Event Series: Executive Procurement Roundtable
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