Executive Insights

JLR is one of many UK car manufacturers heading into troubled waters.

"This shutdown is a short term measure, but the company has already laid off 1,000 jobs across the Midlands this year and more cuts will follow if things don't get better with Brexit and China.

"That will be the biggest worry hanging over the workers and unions during the next fortnight.

A recent Forrester surveyof 433 procurement, supply chain, and finance leaders found that more than half (55 percent) plan to invest in Artificial Intelligence within the next two years. However, 59 percent voiced concerns about poor data quality limiting the effectiveness of A.I. insights and decision-making. There’s clearly a lot of work ahead, but the obstacles are far from insurmountable.

Here are four areas where A.I. could transform supply chains

Ramanan Ramakrishna

Customer expectations have shifted dramatically in the last few years as disruptors across countless industries have focused on scaling new heights in terms of customer experience (CX). It’s widely accepted that it’s vital to offer excellent CX if you expect to stand out from the competition. 

In an industry as rigorously competitive as the gold production, Anaconda Mining Inc is a company of exploration that fundamentally strives for stability. The junior gold production company focuses its mergers and acquisitions target searches primarily on Canada and the United States, with a particular focus on Atlantic Canada.

The Chairman of Aerosud Aviation discusses the lessons he has learned throughout his career.

Solomon Dube, Director General of the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) discusses the best things about Swaziland and why working smart is the right approach.

Neil Ritson, CEO of Leni Gas and Oil discusses why Social media is overrated and why life is too short for bad wine.

Danie Otto, Director of Digby Wells Environmental discusses his biggest achievements, learning from past mistakes and who inspires him professionally

Julie Shuttleworth, General Manager of Fortescue’s Cloudbreak mine discusses her proudest achievements, her inspirations and the lessons she has learnt throughout her career

Randy Findlay, Sentinel Project Manager, discusses his involvement with the Trident project’s flagship Sentinel mine development, his proudest achievements and what others can clear from the success of Trident

Charles Siwawa, CEO of the Botswana Chamber of Mines, discusses the positive changes he has witnessed within the mining industry, what motivates him and what the legacy he hopes to leave behind

Ismail thinks social media is overrated, and prefers novels to business books.

Lincoln distrusts media hype and IPOs, but believes in creating opportunities for others.

Mark Plamondon talks about reputation, motivation, and Jimi Hendrix.