White Papers

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8 January 2020

3D Printing: A Guide for Decision-Makers

This White Paper provides guidance on how to deal with business and policy challenges as 3D printing (3DP) might revolutionize the way products are made and ...

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19 September 2019

Reshaping Global Value: Technology, Climate, Trade – Global Value Chains under Pressure

Today’s global value chains and the end-to-end processes that underpin them from raw material extraction and processing through to consumer fulfillment and e...

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29 April 2019

A New Era of Manufacturing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: $7 Billion of Possibilities Uncovered in Michigan

Recent years have seen Michigan’s economy grow consistently, with its manufacturing industry a main driver of this economic prosperity. The automotive sector...

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21 January 2019

Supply Chain 4.0: Global Practices and Lessons Learned for Latin America and the Caribbean

This White Paper is the product of a joint effort by the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Economic Forum’s System Initiatives on Shaping the Fut...

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11 January 2019

Leading through the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Putting People at the Centre

Fourth Industrial Revolution trends are disrupting long-established business models. Growing demand for customized products. Shifts and skill mismatches in p...

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10 January 2019

Fourth Industrial Revolution: Beacons of Technology and Innovation in Manufacturing

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with McKinsey and Company, has identified 16 “Manufacturing Lighthouses”; production sites which are world leaders...

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10 January 2019

Shaping the Sustainability of Production Systems: Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies for competitiveness and sustainable growth

The future of manufacturing is at an inflection point. Consumers are demanding personalized products and services, instantly fulfilled. Industry incumbents a...

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22 January 2018

The New Production Workforce: Responding to Shifting Labour Demands

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has transformed production industries with breathtaking speed and scale. Driven by macro and industry trends, global product...

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19 January 2018

Driving the Sustainability of Production Systems with Fourth Industrial Revolution Innovation

This white paper serves as a guide for optimizing the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in production, helping countries and businesses identify w...

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17 January 2018

The Next Economic Growth Engine: Scaling Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies in Production

After a decade of stagnated productivity, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is expected to create up to $3.7 trillion in value by 2025. Technologies such as t...

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7 November 2017

Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Supply Chains

The products that consumers demand, factory processes and footprints, and the management of global supply chains are being re-shaped to an unprecedented degr...

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31 March 2017

Readiness for the Future of Production: Country Profiles

The nature of production is undergoing unprecedented change as new technologies transform cost structures, make new business models and methods of production...

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