We are living in an amazing time. A new industrial revolution - the fourth! - is taking place right in front of our eyes. Coined “Industry 4.0,” it could transform the entire value chain in production through full integration of automated systems, which work together to increase flexibility, speed, productivity and quality. Globally leading companies are already racing to make use of Industry 4.0’s elements, which are already changing longstanding business models. We’ll see new champions arise in the near future, and some of today’s leaders will be forever left behind. The new reality will have a tremendous impact on traditional production across the world, including within Russia. The best Russian companies are already working on digital transformation and have taken the first steps toward sweeping reforms.
The primary task of top managers is also changing. The creation of new business models, processes and products is becoming most important, on par with issues of cybersecurity, which come as part of the digital transformation. Executives will receive a powerful tool for making decisions, based on the results of big data analysis. Our practice helps clients create a new reality, attract key, world-class professionals, and become able to change their existing approaches. We see how demand is shifting away from professionals focused on consistent optimization and implementation of production systems to top managers who are able to find new sources of development and use modern technology to benefit their companies.
In our experience, the hardest change to make in traditional production industries is not so much the adoption of new technologies, but the restructuring of the existing organizational structure and, even more so, changing corporate culture. We are working to meet these needs by helping clients transform corporate culture and develop new skills, both among individual executives and top teams.
We are constantly studying global best practices and trying to find and attract the most professional top managers for our clients, as well as help develop leadership teams and provide the necessary industry benchmarks for human capital. In order to do this, we’ve assembled a powerful team of professionals, who are well-versed in various production industries and capable of coming up with effective solutions to the most complex problems.
Our heavy industry practice focuses on the following sectors:
- Oil & gas
- Industrial manufacturing (including defense industry, shipbuilding, aerospace industry)
- Metallurgy (both ferrous and non-ferrous)
- Equipment and materials manufacturing