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Look Beyond Your Industry When Benchmarking for Success

Benchmarking for Success Beyond your Industry

Look Beyond Your Industry When Benchmarking for Success

Look Beyond Your Industry When Benchmarking for Success Building, supporting and scaling a sustainable business with sound policies is no easy feat, regardless of industry. Some fields may be more competitive than others, and businesses that break the mold have something in common -- they look outside their industry for inspiration on best practices. I believe this kind of external benchmarking is key for any company that hopes to not only survive, but flourish, in today’s market. At our company, Pacesetter, this has been something I’ve been militant about since starting as CEO years ago. The steel industry, like many subsets of...

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3 Key Lessons For Global Industry From China's 2025 Strategy

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3 Key Lessons For Global Industry From China's 2025 Strategy

3 Key Lessons For Global Industry From China's 2025 Strategy President Xi Jinping’s “Made in China 2025” strategy, unveiled in 2015 and now thrust back into the limelight by President Trump’s bellicose stance on trade, holds three important lesson for global industry. First: making things matters; and the future of making things matters even more. This should be a non-controversial statement, but it is not. Economists often mock “the manufacturing fetish” and argue there is no reason to consider manufacturing a better driver of economic growth than any other sector. As economies get richer, they tend to shift from agriculture...

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The industry that was spending $10,000 a minute has reached its peak

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The industry that was spending $10,000 a minute has reached its peak

The industry that was spending $10,000 a minute has reached its peak   At the peak of the LNG construction boom, oil and gas company Santos was spending about $10,000 a minute over seven years to bring its $25 billion Queensland-based Gladstone LNG project online. But the days of new gas mega-projects being built is over as the industry shifts into a new gear of producing gas, says Deloitte. In a new report, Deloitte says the completion of another two major LNG projects – Inpex’s Ichthys project in the Northern Territory and Chevron’s Wheatstone project in WA – has all...

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Global demand for air travel up 6.1 per cent in May

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Global demand for air travel up 6.1 per cent in May

S7 signs for Amadeus Altea S7 Airlines is to transition its main IT platform to Amadeus’ Altea for its reservations, passenger management and inventory handling. First Deputy General Director Tatyana Fileva said: “Amadeus Altea will allow us to optimise the business processes associated with issuing tickets and registering passengers, as well as automate a number of manual operations. We chose the best passenger service system. “Partnership with Amadeus will allow us to change and develop as actively as we want, and provide the best service to our passengers without encountering technological limitations.” Ten other oneworld member airlines also use Amadeus...

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New mobile browser lets users in Mexico “swipe” through search results

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New mobile browser lets users in Mexico “swipe” through search results

New mobile browser lets users in Mexico “swipe” through search results Cake is the highest-rated mobile browser for iPhone, with a 4.7 global rating, and has a competitive 4.2 rating on Android. Users love it more than Safari and Chrome because it allows them to get to their search results faster while using the search engine of their choice. For users in Mexico, Cake has features that make searching easier in their area:   Group Search lets you see more video, images and shopping results by searching a group of customizable popular websites simultaneously—going deeper than a single search engine....

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