Smart Systems

Six Smart Systems Growth Themes

The business environment for OEMs has entered a new chapter with new challenges and unfamiliar technologies impacting virtually all of the diverse players and segments across the OEM arena. Because of its breadth and diversity, it’s difficult to generalize how players in specific segments should think about and respond to new unpredictable forces in the market. Even though the journey forward will differ from company to company, we believe leadership teams in OEMs should be…

HRI_Ecosystem Design
Ecosystem Design in the Age of Smart Systems

Traditional management in many OEM businesses tends to assume that, whatever the OEM’s focus, their business and their peer OEMs share similar characteristics, organization structures, product development protocols and sales and marketing practices. Management attention in OEM businesses has traditionally focused on the known, the visible, and the predictable.  Anything too difficult to measure is too often treated as if it were unreal.