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16 September 2021

Digital Traceability: A Framework for More Sustainable and Resilient Value Chains

Leadership teams are facing a pivotal shift. To compete effectively, companies need full visibility throughout their value chains. This paper presents a fram...

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27 July 2021

Shifting Global Value Chains: The India Opportunity

In this fast-evolving context, as global companies adapt their manufacturing and supply chain strategies to build resilience, India has a unique opportunity ...

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6 July 2021

The Resiliency Compass: Navigating Global Value Chain Disruption in an Age of Uncertainty

This paper summarizes insights from senior executives and public sector leaders and introduces the resiliency compass, a new framework for organizations to a...

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23 March 2021

Global Network of Advanced Manufacturing Hubs: Annual Report 2020

The 2020 Annual Report provides an overview of the Global Network, highlights specific initiatives within these regional ecosystems, and provides insights in...

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30 March 2021

Global Lighthouse Network: Reimagining Operations for Growth

The Global Lighthouse Network welcomes 15 new lighthouses to an inspiring group of organizations that exhibit the essential characteristics of the Fourth Ind...

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14 January 2021

Data Excellence: Transforming manufacturing and supply systems

Manufacturing industries are on the verge of a data-driven revolution – here’s what’s needed to ensure it results in increased productivity, better customer ...

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25 September 2020

Global Lighthouse Network: Four Durable Shifts for a Great Reset in Manufacturing

The World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network comprises 54 leading companies that have succeeded in the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution techn...

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1 May 2020

How to rebound stronger from COVID-19: Resilience in manufacturing and supply systems

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Kearney, brought together C-level executives from different industry sectors to identify best responses to th...

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13 January 2020

Share to Gain: Unlocking Data Value in Manufacturing

To demonstrate the value of data sharing in manufacturing, this white paper examines five main areas where data sharing can help improve manufacturing operat...

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10 January 2020

Global Lighthouse Network: Insights from the Forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Over the past years, a leading group of manufacturers have made impressive progress scaling Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies within the manufacturin...

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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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