Industrial companies have lower digital IQs: Can this present a competitive advantage for your business?

April 14, 2014
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  By Robert McCutcheon, Partner, US Industrial Products Sector Leader The industrial products sector lags in both its understanding and use of emerging technologies, according to PwC’s recent Digital IQ study.We polled 229 industrial products companies worldwide on their current and future practices in regard to technology implementation and priorities and, compared to other industry […]

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Transportation and logistics CEOs have some big worries but they’re more optimistic: Findings from PwC’s Global CEO Survey

April 7, 2014
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  By Bob McCutcheon, US Industrial Products Leader; and Jonathan Kletzel, US Transportation & Logistics Leader Transportation and logistics CEOs have some big worries, like transport infrastructure readiness, but they’re more optimistic in this year’s CEO Survey. They’re focusing on developing a strong workforce where they need it, but talent strategies still need to keep […]

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Chemicals CEOs are optimistic about future prospects: Findings from PwC’s Global CEO Survey

March 31, 2014
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  By Anthony J. Scamuffa, US Chemicals Sector Leader Chemicals CEOs are optimistic about future prospects, despite worries about energy costs, raw materials prices, and skills shortages, according to PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey. They’re looking to technological advances, climate change and resource scarcity to transform their business over the next five year. To […]

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Industrial manufacturing CEOs are more optimistic, but energy costs are still a question mark: Findings from PwC’s Global CEO Survey

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  By Bobby Bono, US Industrial Manufacturing Sector Leader  Industrial manufacturing CEOs are more optimistic this year, but energy costs are still a question mark, according to findings from PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey: Industrial manufacturing cut. Industry CEOs are worried about a slowdown in new growth markets and rising labor costs. And they’ll […]

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Limitations of 3D printing

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  By Robert McCutcheon, Partner, US Industrial Products Sector Leader The revolutionizing effects of 3D printing may seem undeniable, but 3DP is still an evolving technology, currently hampered in its growth by issues of cost, speed, feedstock materials, and intellectual property protection. While costs have come down for both printers and the raw materials used […]

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Moving employees across borders? Potential tax challenges every industrial products and services company should consider

March 19, 2014
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  By Michael Burak, Partner, US and Global Industrial Products Tax Leader; and Peter Clarke, Global Leader, International Assignment Services Industrial products and services companies moving employees across borders face many potential tax risks, obligations, and costs. Some of these issues may affect the companies themselves, while others may affect the employees being sent on […]

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3D printing: Transforming our manufacturing future

March 17, 2014
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  By Robert McCutcheon, Partner, US Industrial Products Sector Leader There are a number of ways 3D printing (3DP) might shake up our world. What can it do for industrial manufacturing and industrial products companies? The effects look pretty dramatic in aerospace and defense (A&D) and automotive and are starting to be felt in other […]

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Shale gas: Optimizing the play in engineering and construction

March 12, 2014
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  By John Doherty, US Engineering & Construction Advisory Leader With tens of thousands of shale gas basins in rapid development, which strategies should engineering and construction (E&C) companies pursue to most effectively support their oil and gas affiliates? For starters, it’s important that E&C firms provide speedy and efficient responses to complex challenges. They […]

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3D printing: Transforming our future

March 10, 2014
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  By Robert McCutcheon, Partner, US Industrial Products Sector Leader Walk up to a replicator and order dinner, à la Star Trek? Order your chocolate pudding with an additional dose of vitamin C? We might not yet be able to order a replicator to do these things, but we might soon be able to print […]

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The aviation industry: Climbing the innovation curve

March 5, 2014
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  By Scott Thompson, Partner, US Aerospace and Defense Leader; and Gardner Carrick, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Manufacturing Institute Carbon composites. Computer code. 3-D printing. Aircraft manufacturers are riding an innovation curve that looks only to get steeper in the coming years. A redoubled demand for commercial aircraft globally – and for smarter, lighter, and […]

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