BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Helping companies navigate change and embrace it as a competitive advantage

2THEDGE clients seek to solve intractable business issues with novel solutions that drive transformational value. They seek more efficient operations, improve their employees’ quality of life and enhance their community’s economic security.

The nature and purpose of these business opportunities continue to evolve from each organization’s dynamic business transformation journey where business strategy, intersects with external markets forces and unforeseen events.

Top 10 Emerging Business Trends

Business Opportunities Areas That Drive Competitive Advantage

Providing Meaningful Work through Automation Providing Meaningful Work Organizations seeking to streamline business process, create safer workplaces and/or improve employee retention should investigate levering enabling technologies such as robotics, autonomous platforms, sensors and machine learning. By automating manual and repetitive tasks, enterprises create operational efficiencies, improve employee performance and enhance employee safety keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right EXAMPLE WORK Ensuring Critical Supplies Adapt to Disruptions Enhancing Supply Chain Agility Unforseen catastrophic events increasingly disrupt global supply chains. These disruptions can be the results of natural disasters, diseases and geo-political challenges. As organizations work to mitgate supply chain risks across both their supplier ecosytems and employees, a range of emerging capabilities can ensure supply chain agility while minimiaze risks to employees. keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right EXAMPLE WORK The Customer Experience:  Engagement & Activation Enhancing The Customer Experience:  Engagement & Activation Customer seek frictionless access to goods and service, unqiue experiences and sustainable practices. These expectations impact every aspect of product design, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and sales. Organizations must evaluate every aspect of their business from foundational business models to products/ services and supporting operational activities. keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right EXAMPLE WORK Improved Asset  Availability Improving Asset Visibility ​Today's complex organizations consists of millions of assets finely tuned for business process. ​Each of these organizational asset integrates into a larger operational conext to create both process effeceincies and dependancies. As a result, organizations must understand the current condition, location and status of each asset to optimize business operations. keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right EXAMPLE WORK Worker and Patient Safety Protecting Workers and Patients Mitigate risks to both employees and patient is a critical daily goal. In 2018, 5,250 employees died on the job. Additionally, tens-of-thousands die from Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI). These persistent challenges to individual health and wellness are further impacts by COVID-19. As such, leading edge organizations are working to deliver a range of COVID-19 mitigation steps while investing in solutions to reduce employee workplace fatalities. keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right EXAMPLE WORK Sustainability Sustainability ​Improving operational effeciency and sustainable manufacturing continue to be critical activites in all organizations. The increasing improtatnce Environmental, Social and Governance requirements combined with growing with customer sentiment are driving organizations to focus on improving their organization's impact on the environment and society. Often, these efforts require product re-design and new approaches for manufacturing products or conducting business operations. keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right EXAMPLE WORK Employee Development and Training Employee Development  and Training Transforming an organization requires a comprehensive approach to developing employees' skills and competenices through a comprehensive training program. Reskilling / Upskilling employees is the most challenging, time consuming and often ignored digital transformation enablers. By simply providing employees a path to develop new skills that contribute to the transformation process, greatly reduces resistance to change. keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right EXAMPLE WORK Cyber Security and Liability Cyber Security and Liability ​The growth of connected products and services has enabled incredible gains in operational effeceincy and productivity. While intelligent devices connect homes and workplaces, they also exponetially increase cyber security concerns and liability. Organizations developing solutions for intelligent envrionments must recognize the inherent risk that a cyber incident will result in a catastrophic phycials loss, which may expose the company and suppliers to potential liability and damages. keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right EXAMPLE WORK Managing Persistent Change Managing Persistent Change Change will continue to be a constant force in all organizations. Managing organizational change is a critical leadership challenge in today's business climate. This challenge is further compounded by the reality that an organization is not uniform. Each individual business group may have varying degrees of change readiness, appetite and resiliency. Developing a tailored and comprehensive approach to managing persistent change is the only way organization can navigate a continuously chaotic world. keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right EXAMPLE WORK Agile Product Development Agile Product Development Responding to dynamic customer preferences and market forces requires organizations to creat a mechanism for rapid response to both risks and opportunities. New product development is no longer the exclusive domain of technology companies. Every organization seeking to compete in today's hyper-competitive market keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right EXAMPLE WORK

“2THEDGE has enabled us to establish industry leadership in autonomous freight and supply chain optimization”

– Transportation Executive

“I reached out to 2THEDGE for COVID-19 Testing Booth options based on solutions seen in Asia. In less than 24 hours, they quickly found what Brigham & Women’s had done, connected them with me……Long story short we have the design and Sourcing is working on a fabrication partner to see if we can get this built.”

– Healthcare Executive

“2THEDGE expertise in Exoskeleton proofs of concepts allowed us to rapidly identify and test qualified suppliers which reduced out time to value by several months.”

– Manufacturing Executive

Step Forward to Harness Disruption

Reach out to learn how 2THEDGE’s real-world emerging trend insights will accelerate your business transformation journey.

Phone: (972) 752-8781

Email: STEP_Forward@2thedge.com

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