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Our Associate Director, Jon Gibson, recently spoke at the SCIP Networking event, hosted by WMG. The topic of the event was ‘Harnessing the potential of Industry 4.0; How ready are you?’

Originating in Germany, the term Industry 4.0 refers to the high-tech strategy that their Government sought to redefine the role of manufacturing, post the global economic downturn. It suggests that we are on the cusp of the fourth Industrial Revolution: a cyber-physical age that will be realised over the next 20 years.

It is driven by a requirement for shorter time to market, increased flexibility, greater asset efficiency and improved productivity. It has the potential to enable incremental improvement of existing business processes, or a more transformational impact through the creation of new business models.

Participants were asked to take part in a short survey to help understand the readiness of industry to embrace the opportunities of the cyber-physical age. The initial study findings were discussed at this SCiP networking event, which included invited guest speakers Jonathan Gibson, Crimson and Co and Cerys Wyn Davies, Pinsent Masons LLP, who gave their views on the Strategic and Organisation and Legal Perspectives of Inudstry 4.0, respectively.

The event presentations and recordings are available to download here


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On Thursday 27 April on a warm evening in Mumbai, we celebrated The Progress Group India formally becoming Crimson & Co India. Our teams from Mumbai, London and Atlanta were joined by clients, suppliers, former colleagues and friends for cocktails and dinner at The Hilton, Mumbai.

Ravikant Parvataneni welcomed the audience. Richard Powell, in his keynote address, spoke about the Crimson & Co ethos and looking forward to providing end to end supply chain advice to the India market.

Bruce Strahan, Steve Mulaik and Kerry Pickstone spoke about best practice in supply chain transformation citing examples from client case studies and how companies can address the forthcoming supply chain challenges with the introduction of GST . The evening culminated with dinner and networking, everybody present thoroughly enjoyed the event.

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We are pleased to announce that Crimson & Co Mumbai recently won an award at the prestigious 6th Manufacturing Supply Chain Awards which were held at The Westin Mumbai.

Crimson & Co India won an award for “Operational Excellence in Material Handling”, for their solution and implementation work on streamlining current processes through automation for an Indian e-commerce company.

Congratulations to the team, it was a great evening enjoyed by all.

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Speakers: Colin Povey

Discussion: The business of sport – when leading major change, what can business leaders learn from sporting success?

Location: 34 Mayfair, 34 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HD

Crimson & Co UK held its Winter Client Alumni dinner at 34 Mayfair, London on Thursday 10th November. Our clients from the FMCG, drinks, logistics and life sciences sectors caught up over pre-dinner drinks and then engaged in a lively talk on how business leaders can learn from sporting success.

Our guest speaker for the evening was Colin Povey, Chairman of England Netball, ex Chief Executive of Edgbaston and formerly CEO of Carlsberg UK. A great background to look at the lessons industry can learn from sport about teamwork! Colin talked us through what makes a great team and how to balance values and culture with short-term creativity to generate long term benefits. We concluded that to sustain change and maintain team culture you need a combination of newcomers for reinvigoration, talent (for obvious reasons!) and the odd maverick to shake things up. For further reading on team culture Colin suggested Legacy by James Kerr.

Many thanks to Colin and to our Alumni members for a great evening.

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