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Management

How digitization is changing the competitive space in industrial after-sales services

Digitization enables continuously increasing automation in business execution, operations, and decision making. As a matter of course, this not only …

Innovation

IBM-Maersk blockchain alliance cuts oceanic shipping times by 40%

Did you just get a TV from Tokyo or flowers from France? Blockchain, that potentially disruptive but much-derided technology, might have helped deliver the goods.<p>A blockchain-based IBM partnership with global shipping colossus Maersk has now expanded to include 94 partners, Big Blue said Thursday. …

Blockchain

Organic solar cells set 'remarkable' energy record

<b>Chinese researchers have taken what they say is a major step forward for the development of a new generation of solar cells.</b><p>Manufacturers have long used silicon to make solar panels because the material was the most efficient at converting sunlight into electricity.<p>But organic photovoltaics, made …

Clean Energy

Augmented Reality in Service: Ready for Prime Time?

In a report from 2015, McKinsey & Co., a consultancy, estimated that the IoT’s potential value to manufacturing, from operations and equipment …

Augmented Reality

Technology in Service: A Strategy Perspective (Part 2)

<b>Part 2: Contextualizing service</b><p>DTE Energy is a medium-sized utility and energy services company in Detroit, Michigan. Each year it recognizes …

Manufacturing

Augmented Reality in service: Ready for the prime time?

In the not too distant future, servitization, in the sense of product-as-a-service (PaaS), enabled by digitalisation and based on platforms will …

Augmented Reality

A British Standard defining Best Practice for Industrial Service Businesses

Si2 Partners is proud to announce the launch of PAS280 by the British Standards Institute (BSI) on Through-life Engineering Services – Adding …

Manufacturing

Siemens, Alstom deal faces full-scale EU antitrust probe: sources

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens <SIEGn.DE> and Alstom <ALSO.PA> are set to face a full-scale EU antitrust investigation this week after declining to provide concessions to allay regulatory concerns about their plan to combine their rail operations, two people familiar with the matter …

System One Completes Acquisition of Transformer Repair Utility Services

PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- System One, a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions and integrated services, today announced the acquisition of Transformer Repair Utility Services (TRUS), a utilities services firm based out of Beulaville, North Carolina. Under the …

Mikros Receives Additional Funding for Condition-Based Maintenance on the U.S. Navy's MK 99 Fire Control System | Markets Insider

PRINCETON, N.J., July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mikros Systems Corporation (OTCQB: MKRS), an advanced technology company specializing in electronic systems technology for advanced maintenance in military, industrial and commercial applications, announced today that it has received a follow-on $2.5 …

BISTel Announces Real-Time, Equipment Health Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance (HMP) Solution for Smarter Manufacturing at SEMICON West Booth 1811

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BISTel, a leading provider of adaptive intelligence (A.I.) solutions for smarter manufacturing announced today a new, …

Siemens, China To Explore Gas Turbine Collaboration - Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide

Siemens and State Power Investment Corp. (SPIC) of China entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further confirm the intention of a …

Nuclear Plants: Safety threat due to maintenance outsourcing? + News - SERVICE IN INDUSTRY HUB

France’s nuclear plants are a safety threat because of their excessive reliance on outsourcing, the risk of terror attacks and a lack of operational …

The Service Journey: Evolution and Revolution

It was in 1999 that an article in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) drew attention to the fact that industrial revenue and profit pools had shifted, …

Digitization, disruption and dematerialization

Titos Anastassacos is a consultant for Service Performance Management and Managing Partner at Si2 Partners

Technology is servitizing the value paradigm. It's time to change management thinking

Some years ago, Nokia, then still the global leader in mobile phones, was busy undertaking project after project to improve its business, upgrade its …

Technology is servitizing the value paradigm. It's time to change management thinking

Augmented Reality in Service - Survey Results and Management Report 2018 - SERVICE IN INDUSTRY HUB

Si2 Partners have just published the first Survey and Management Report in their “Technology in Service” series on <b>Augmented Reality.</b> Based on surveys …

Augmented Reality

Technology in Service: A Strategy Perspective - SERVICE IN INDUSTRY HUB

While we cannot yet fully explain the Industrial Revolution in terms of how and why it came about, as well as the reasons for its timing and original …

Platforms in Industry - Part 1: Disrupting the world of products - SERVICE IN INDUSTRY HUB

In 2014, estimates suggested that PC makers controlling an aggregate of 60% market share (HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Asus) made an average of less …

Carillion collapse exposed flaws in UK government policy - MPs

LONDON (Reuters) - The collapse of Carillion exposed the risks of using private companies to cut the cost of delivering public services and its failure could be repeated if the government does not learn lessons, lawmakers said on Monday.<p>FILE PHOTO - A worker operates a crane on Carillion's Midland …

British History

Rolls-Royce wins $420 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce Corp, a unit of Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc, has won a $420 million contract for AE 3007H (military designation F137) engine-sustainment services, the Pentagon said in a statement on Tuesday.

Military

Lidl to acquire German waste business

<b>The Schwarz Group, parent company of retailer Lidl, is to acquire German waste disposal company,</b> <b>Tönsmeier Group.</b><p>The acquisition via GreenCycle – a …

GE wins contract on Fengning pumped storage plant

by<br>GE Power has been chosen by Andritz and Dongfang Electric Machinery Co., Ltd. to provide electrical solutions for the 3.6GW Fengning pumped storage …

Hydroelectric Power

Creating a Fullstream Company: How BHGE Offers Value for E&P

For the past year, the energy world has eagerly followed a historic event in the oil and gas industry involving the first coalescence of all three …

France's CDC to decide on buying out Veolia in JV at end summer | Reuters

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - French public sector lender Caisse des Depots will decide at the end of the summer whether to buy out utility group Veolia in their Transdev transport joint venture, the CDC’s head said on Saturday.<p>The French waste and water group has long sought to exit Transdev …

Selling

BP bets on electric car switch with Britain's Chargemaster

LONDON (Reuters) - BP is buying Britain’s top electric vehicle charging firm Chargemaster and will initially roll out its ultra-fast chargers across its filling station network in the UK before turning its attention to China’s rapidly growing market.<p>Oil and gas major Royal Dutch Shell and carmakers …

Electric Vehicles

Advent takes over GE distributed power unit for $3.25 billion

NEW YORK/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - U.S. buyout group Advent agreed to buy General Electric Co’s distributed power unit for $3.25 billion (£2.5 billion), the companies said on Monday, marking GE’s exit from a growing segment of the power business.<p>FILE PHOTO: The logo of General Electric is seen at its …

General Electric

General Electric booted from Dow Jones Industrial Average

General Electric Co. GE, -1.66% is being removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.98% and will be replaced by Walgreens Boots Alliance …