Data engineering to unlock the potential of BI
Business intelligence (BI) supports organizations to extract valuable insights from their unstructured and structured data to facilitate strategic decisions. However, unlocking this potential requires complex data to be managed through data engineering, including data ingestion, storage and processing, before it can be transformed into tangible values...
Triathlon Group’s Industrial Report 2023/24
Triathlon Group's annual industry report (Verkstadsrapporten) shows a strong top-line growth during 2022 for Swedish and West Swedish manufacturing companies. Despite growing top-line, West Swedish companies express concerns regarding the possibility of passing on increased cost, which is expected to lead to reduced profitability...
Is the Semiconductor Crisis Over?
The world has, in recent years, become acutely aware of the elusive group of components referred to as semiconductors. Their pervasive influence touches every facet of the modern business landscape, from automotive giants to consumer electronics titans. However, what was once an unassailable cornerstone of innovation has now become a fragile keystone in the worldwide economy. These components are not only the brains behind our gadgets but are...
Nucleic Acid Therapies – A Medicinal Revolution
Nucleic acid therapeutics are changing healthcare by offering transformative potential to treat diseases by targeting their genetic blueprints. Instead of treating symptoms, these therapies have the potential to address the disease root cause and potentially cure the previously incurable. Big investments are being made with Sweden emerging as a vibrant hotspot.
Addressing the disease root cause
After decades of intense research, nucleic acid therapeutics have now become increasingly common in clinics, with the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines as perhaps the most widely recognized example...
Usage of Generative AI in the Swedish Manufacturing Industry
Discover the untapped potential and key considerations of deploying generative AI in the thriving Swedish manufacturing industry. Deep dive into Triathlon's research which has summarized the advantages of, as well as the risks associated with, this groundbreaking technology.
Emerging Transportation Management Systems
Emerging and disruptive technologies such as AI, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, and Autonomous Vehicles have unlocked untapped potential for Transportation Management Systems (TMS), creating new opportunities to reshape the transport industry. This article elaborates on the enablers and features of next-generation TMS, enhancements compared to traditional TMS, how to succeed in implementing next-generation TMS, and future trends.
Enablers and features of next-generation TMS
TMS are logistics platforms streamlining processes of goods movement by connecting various data flows being analyzed and validated to make strategic and tactical changes. The immense increase of computing power and...
Capturing value in the energy transition
The rapidly increase of renewable energy sources paves the way for storage solutions. New regulatory and political incentives programs force actors in the industry to prepare for the new set-up to defend their industry space.
Renewables are now surpassing traditional sources
The global energy crisis has triggered unprecedented momentum behind renewables, with the world set to add as much renewable power in the next 5 years as...
Democratizing Healthcare by Machine Learning
Machine learning is revolutionizing businesses, through valuable insights, predicted outcomes, and facilitated decision-making. In healthcare, the models efficiently analyze patient data, identify anomalies and offload staff. But besides a reliable algorithm...
Succeeding in IT and Business Carve-Outs
Executing an IT separation within a business carve-out can be a daunting task for leadership teams. However, by considering the following points, the transformation can be executed with greater efficiency and clarity...
Co-opetition – Collaborate With Competitors to Get Ahead
Originating from game theory, co-opetition describes how competitors can cooperate to get ahead, or reach a common goal, by working together. Despite its benefits in the prevailing business climate, competitors are – as you might know – often hesitant to collaborate, and as a result, they miss out on favorable opportunities...
Assessing Environmental Impact With LCA
Organizations meet increased pressure to disclose their environmental impact. A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a standardized methodology that quantifies this impact, providing data for organizations to address the increased demand.
Increased need to quantify environmental impact
Organizations are under increasing pressure to be transparent about their environmental performance. Firstly, the legal reporting requirements are becoming ever stricter, which is illustrated by...
OKR – An Effective Tool to Drive Goal Achievement
Developed by Intel’s CEO Andy Grove back in the 1970’s, the goal and management method Objectives and Key Results (OKR) has since become the de facto methodology for many tech giants like Google, Amazon and Spotify and is spreading like wildfire across successful startups. The method enables companies achieve their goals by focusing on what is most important – at any given time...
Supply Chain Resilience in a Market Downturn
The robust growth since the last global recession in 2008/2009 has reached its climax. We are now forced to face a stark new reality as a recession ominously looms in the not-so-distant future. It is hard to deny that the last two years have been challenging from a supply chain perspective, many were caught off-guard and supply chain inefficiencies were mercilessly punished...
Combining Data Privacy & Machine Learning
The development of computing capabilities during the last decades has enabled organizations to gather and process large amount of data using advanced mac...
Gain Efficiencies by Product Variant Strategies
When companies extend offerings through product variants, they will face increasing costs and related challenges as the portfolio grows in complexity. Concurrently, variants generate deep customer value and justify higher price points, where mitigation strategies will enable improved lead times and profits gains...
Triathlon Group’s Industrial Report 2022/23
Triathlon Group’s annual Industrial Report (Verkstadsrapporten) shows that the Western Sweden’s manufacturing industry have recovered after the pandemic. However, high inflation, higher interest rates, continued material shortages and increasing energy prices result in that companies are uncertain about the future demand...
The M&A Year 2021 in Review and 2022 Outlook
M&A activity in Europe surged in 2021 with more capital spent on acquisitions than any of the previous seven years. After a relatively poor 2020, transaction volumes bounced back to pre-pandemic levels and more. Has the M&A market scaled new heights in Europe?
Making Industrial Facility Operations Sustainable
The industrial sector is a key driver of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, and a significant share of these emissions comes from facility operations. As an example, natural gas is commonly used for space heating, contributing to carbon dioxide emissions. For industrial companies wanting to improve their sustainability performance, it is relevant to understand the environmental impact of their facility operations...
Study Shows 3 Enablers for Sustainability Leadership
The global sustainability transformation is rapidly evolving. To enable a successful transformation and ultimately become a sustainability leader, fulfilling organizational prerequisites is key. Based on a study* of companies at the sustainability forefront and interviews with sustainability executives, Triathlon Group has identified three organizational enablers for success...
A Paradigm Shift Within Digital Services?
Have you ever read the comments field on an article posted on social media? Then you have probably encountered both hatred and the spread of disinformation. Wit...
Building a Culture of Innovation
Innovation is a key recipe for success, yet most organizations still struggle to generate and execute enough new ideas to the desired level of novelty. There are many aspects critical to innovation, but successful companies seem to share the common denominator of a visionary leadership and culture that facilitates innovation...
Mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence
The long-awaited proposal for an EU Directive on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence has finally been released, following the increasing global momentum towards socially responsible and sustainable business. A topic that in times like these is ever more relevant.
The net-zero challenge for mobile machinery
Efforts in mitigating climate change have resulted in ambitious global targets on CO2 emission reductions. Highly affected by these targets are mobile machinery which now face a challenging transition towards net-zero emissions.
Navigating the regulatory space for MedTech AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds unprecedented potential to transform how healthcare is delivered and will be vital to enable qualitative and cost-effective care in the future. However, the regulatory landscape for the intersection between healthcare and AI creates new challenges for innovators. Challenges that need to be successfully managed to launch new AI-medtech.
What is your contribution to Agenda 2030?
United Nations’ 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) show the direction on how to make an impact on the world’s most urgent societal challenges. These goals aim to mobilize efforts and they call for action to organizations around the globe to use innovation and creativity to combat these challenges.
Triathlon Group’s Industrial Report 2021/22
Triathlon Group’s annual Industrial Report (Verkstadsrapporten) shows that the Western Sweden’s manufacturing industry was initially hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, but recovery has been rapid and forecasts for the future are positive. However, uncertainties exist on how the cost development of raw materials and transports will progress, which is indicated in this year’s report.
Infection Control – mapping of strongholds in West Sweden
Following the increased concerns surrounding healthcare-associated infections, Infection prevention and control has become an increasingly more important, and regulated, top priority. A priority that has become even more accentuated during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Get Topline Impact from Value-Driven Sales
Project sales between businesses are complex and to succeed with a high hit-rate, the sales process needs to turn from a traditional selling with inside-out to an outside-in perspective. By identifying the unique buying points for the customer, new ways of selling are derived that can impact topline results.
Study on realization of ERP benefits
Expectations on a new ERP-system are often high. However, once the system goes live, studies show that most businesses experience unachieved realizations of their expected benefits.
The M&A Year 2020 in Review
Heading into 2020, global M&A activity was declining, with both a deal value and deal count falling in 2019 compared to the all time high levels of previous years.