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Planning strategic competences of the future

HR long-term strategic planning as a key enabler of company success

Different companies from different industries have been linking HR planning with corporate strategy, but how could HR become an enabler of success?While most often, HR planning is focused on workload management and the short term (or at least the medium term, according to the strategic planning...
Strategy

The intelligent pharmaceutical supply chain

Enable a superior patient-and-caregiver experience with a leading-edge digital supply chain

The combination of new drugs, new treatments and advanced data analytics solutions creates superior opportunities for patients, making treatment more effective, more affordable and less intrusive, with a positive impact on their quality of life.This evolution will bring fundamental changes in the...
Healthcare & life sciences

Back to Oil!

NOCs & the Indies’ agrarian art of production

Back to Oil ! is an elegy devoted to the oilman’s works and days on the ground, in a world where digitalization makes reality abstract. Excellence comes from the simplicity of concrete gestures and the agrarian rites of oil production. The perpetuity of the National Oil Companies facing maturity...
Oil & gas

E&P cost reduction through technology assessment

A case study in subsea technology identification

Cost reductions achieved by adopting new oilfield technologies are critical to improve the resilience of Exploration and Production margins, especially for subsea assets. However, new cost-effective technologies can only be deployed successfully with sustained and targeted R&D efforts. In this...
Oil & gas

The BIG patent expiry question: Why sink when you can sail?

Riding the wave of medicine loss-of-exclusivity to gain improved returns

As a biopharmaceutical product approaches the end of its patent life, executives believe that the product’s demise is inevitable and will happen at great speed. They begin to worry about the rapid loss of revenue that will be brought about by the entry of generic alternatives into the market. They...
Healthcare & life sciences

Contract and partnership management at NOCs

Adopting new types of contracts and partnership models sets fresh challenges for national oil companies

The increasing need for new and creative types of partnerships between national oil companies (NOCs) and other operators and service companies has created a difficult task for their management. The implementation of these contracts is almost always a complex and substantial challenge, and usually...
Oil & gas

When should national oil companies have subsidiaries?

Rationales for establishing subsidiaries in national oil companies and how these NOCs can manage their existing subsidiaries more effectively –

National oil companies (NOCs) are becoming ever more influential in today’s oil and gas environment, dominating production output and expanding their footprints beyond their local boundaries. With this growth and increase in influence, many NOCs have expanded their organizations over the years,...
Oil & gas

Nuclear failures

Risks, uncertainties and future potential

In 2011 the tragic events at Fukushima called the nuclear industry to a sudden halt. In the months after the accident, several nuclear programmes for example in Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands and to some extent also in the U.S., were put on hold or stopped entirely. Now, seven years later,...
Utilities & alternative energy

The oil company of the future

What does the future eco-system look like, and what are the potential business models to succeed?

What are oil companies going to look like in the future?The oil industry is shifting towards NOC hegemony, peak oil is arriving from the demand side, and the energy mix is changing. Oil companies’ profiles are in constant evolution, and they are already adapting their business strategies to the...
Oil & gas

Digitalization trends in the health care industry

ConhIT report: Health care shows great promise for digitalization initiatives

What are the next steps?Show courage regarding technology innovation and tackle digitalization proactively:Take advantage of impulses from technology, openness of both politics and regulation, and increasing customer acceptanceGather experiences with pilot projects in process automation, e.g.,...
Healthcare & life sciences