Is the Transportation & Logistics sector going digital too slowly?

August 23, 2016
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By Jonathan Kletzel, US Transportation & Logistics Leader, PwC A digital transformation is now underway in the transportation and logistics (T&L) sector. However, T&L companies are not moving as fast as others in related industries. In our interviews with 186 senior executives in 26 countries, only 28% say they’ve reached an advanced level of digitization. […]

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Will some forest, paper, and packaging companies fall behind in the race to digitize?

August 17, 2016
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By Max Blocker, Global and US Forest, Paper, & Packaging Leader, PwC There is a digital transformation taking place among industrial products companies. The forest, paper, and packaging (FPP) sector is no exception. The capital intense nature of the business, competition for sales, and tight margins are challenges that lend themselves to Industry 4.0 initiatives. […]

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What will this year’s airline industry survey say about the travel experience?

August 8, 2016
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By Jon Glick, Advisory Partner, US Transportation & Logistics Practice, PwC For the third year in a row, I’ll have the opportunity to share perspectives regarding key findings from the Global Passenger Survey (GPS) that will launch at the World Passenger Symposium on Oct. 16-18, 2016, in Dubai. This survey, which you too can participate […]

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The chemicals sector is building out digital ecosystems…yet still has a way to go

August 2, 2016
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By Pam Schlosser, US Chemicals Industry Leader; and Venky Jayaraman, Principal, PwC Companies across all sectors in industrial products are in a race to exploit new digital technologies. And the chemicals companies are well on that journey, as they digitize essential functions within internal vertical value chains, and with horizontal supply-chain partners. They’re also enhancing […]

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Introducing PwC #DealsDay – Industrial products perspectives

July 28, 2016
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By Robert McCutcheon, Partner, US Industrial Products Leader PwC today launched the firm’s first-ever #PwCDeals Day where all of industry sector M&A reports are released to share PwC’s holistic look at M&A activity, while also looking at how individuals sectors compare to each other. PwC’s Industrial Products practice has analyzed M&A activity for the second […]

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Aerospace and defense companies riding a powerful digital jet stream

July 26, 2016
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By Charles Marx, US Aerospace & Defense Leader; and Kumar Krishnamurthy, Principal, Strategy& We all know the digital era is upon us – from smart sensors to the Internet of Things and Big Data analytics. And, as we try to keep pace of the changes all things digital are ushering in, we’re also trying to […]

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Uncertainty is the new reality

July 19, 2016
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By Robert McCutcheon, Partner, US Industrial Products Leader Just as we were right about to pass the middle of the year mark, the global marketplace gets an unexpected twist – Brexit. I personally experienced the whole situation playing out during my family vacation in Europe. We didn’t think we’d witness history during this trip, but […]

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2016 analysis of favorable geographies for aerospace manufacturing

July 14, 2016
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By Scott Thompson, US Aerospace & Defense Assurance Leader The commercial aircraft industry continues to grow as there is a steady stream of demand for more aircraft. To meet these demands, various aerospace companies are investing in certain regions. PwC has released the third edition of its Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings, a guide to attractive […]

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Navigating through uncertainty… Industrial manufacturers hunker down in slower growth environment

July 12, 2016
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By Bobby Bono, US Industrial Manufacturing Leader, PwC Economic sentiment remained largely status quo in our second quarter Manufacturing Barometer survey, as industrial manufacturers continued to adjust to a more difficult macro-economic climate globally. A heightened sense of caution has led to a generally conservative approach to hiring, capital spending, and geographic expansion as management […]

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The aerospace industry’s digital elephant

June 29, 2016
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By Charles Marx, US Aerospace & Defense Leader, PwC Digital means different things to different industries, and definitions often vary based on maturity. For the aerospace industry, digital has been slow to get off the ground. When people ask me why, I’m reminded of the Indian parable about a group of men in a dark […]

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