The Future of Manufacturing
The Future of Manufacturing

In business, everything starts with the customer. When the customer’s needs change, not only the product itself but also the way the product is produced becomes critical.

 
The Importance of Sandwich Structures and the Development of Kordsa’s First Composite Sandwich Panel
The Importance of Sandwich Structures and the Development of Kordsa’s First Composite Sandwich Panel

Saving energy or reducing its consumption is among the primary aims of engineering today. Innovations in the field of materials science offer opportunities for producing lighter and stronger structures with reduced energy consumption. Among the most popular materials for this purpose are “Composite Materials”. 

 
Schneider Electric Explains the Impact of Digital Transformation on Production and the Economy
Schneider Electric Explains the Impact of Digital Transformation on Production and the Economy

Digitalization and energy are like the two sides of the same coin; very much conjoined. One can not fully evolve without the other. There is a transformation in this field towards de-centralization because the new internet architecture will be a combination of cloud and edge technologies. And the new energy industry is transforming into micro grids, de-centralized, cheaper and more sustainable energy.

 
Wearable Technologies and the Future of Fashion
Wearable Technologies and the Future of Fashion

We are witnessing a period where the dominance of a single color or pattern in a season, or the question, what is in fashion this year, has become obsolete. Life and technology are now intertwined and mutually nourishing more than ever.

 
Nylon, Age-Old or Revolutionary?
Nylon, Age-Old or Revolutionary?

Nylon is found everywhere around us. It is in the toothbrush we brush with, the carpets we walk on, the jackets we go skiing in, the baskets in our dishwashers, and the tires on our car. It is hard to believe that nylon has been around for more than 75 years, starting as a replacement for silk in women’s stockings; then becoming strategic to World War II in flak jackets and parachute cord.

 
It’s Never as Simple as It Looks
It’s Never as Simple as It Looks

Wikipedia defines innovation simply as a “new idea, device or method”, but where the simplicity stops is when you try to manage innovation in your company or business. Despite reading many books, attending courses at prestigious business schools and over 30 years of experience at a global company that touted global market and technological leadership I still cannot come up with a clear answer to the question: “How do you manage innovation successfully?

 
A Customer-Tailored Value Chain
A Customer-Tailored Value Chain

In the ancient fable about the tortoise and the hare, the speedy and overconfident rabbit fell asleep on the job, while the "slow and steady" turtle won the race. 

 
Neural Innovation – Innovation
Neural Innovation – Innovation

There are always di‑erent trend topics in business. Each age has their own “zeitgeist” and innovative forces which create the trends of that specific age. Nowadays we hear more about “Industry 4.0” as a trend. The name implies that industry followed a path by increasing complexity about the technologies used in industry, through steam power and mechanization (Industry 1.0 – 1800’s) to electrification and assembly lines (Industry 2.0 – 1900’s) to PLC and automation (Industry 3.0 – 1960’s) and cyber-physical systems and networking (Industry 4.0 – today). Each path is driven by the innovations of their age. Then, what will be the innovations to drive “Industry 5.0”? The answer might be in our brains, literally “our brains”.

 
Are you ready for the perfect storm?
Are you ready for the perfect storm?

Are you ready for the perfect stormConvergence of all the ground breaking new technologies are forming the perfect digital storm for all kinds of industries. Some of the IT and business leaders will use this storm to blow their sails and get ahead of competition, while others will struggle to keep their boats afloat. Leaders of an industry as old and established as manufacturing have even a bigger challenge with their large, legendary but yet legacy systems they navigate.

 
Technology Trends and Issues in Textile Marketing
Technology Trends and Issues in Textile Marketing

Can trends in technology impact a manufacturing industry as old as textile? The answer is absolutely yes and the impact shows many similarities with other B2B and manufacturing sectors. New technologies not only enable new products and capabilities for value creation and competitive advantage, but also offer great opportunities to transform legacy systems and processes for continuous improvement.

 
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About Kordsa

A global player in the tire and construction reinforcement as well as composite technologies markets, Kordsa operates in 5 countries, namely, Turkey, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand and the US with its 11 production facilities and a 4,500 reinforcer. Kordsa aims to create sustainable value by offering high value-added innovative reinforcement solutions for its customers, employees, stakeholders and communities with a mission to “Reinforce Life.”

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