Adopt digital and compress processes to drive growth even in low oil-price environments

In recent years, technology has helped oil and gas (O&G) companies explore deeper waters, remote reservoirs and extract from shale resources. The success of this technological advancement has created an oversupply which is responsible for lower crude prices, and now O&G companies are aggressively pursuing capital and operational efficiency to reduce costs.

Will robots change the future of outsourcing? Is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) the new Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)?

By Hans Jessen, Global RPA Innovation Leader, EY. There is a new robot in town that is creating a disruption in IT but it is not the physical, human-inspired robot that we are used to. Robotic process automation (RPA) is more about the software that consists of a set of coded commands that communicate with … More Will robots change the future of outsourcing? Is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) the new Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)?

Five lessons in digital transformation from a smart city

By Frank Harmsen, Partner, Government and Public Sector, EY. Amsterdam has never been a city that has shied away from innovation. It was in Amsterdam that the groundwork for modern capitalism was laid, with the emergence of the first multinational companies and the evolution of stock markets from small-time lenders into muscular institutions capable of … More Five lessons in digital transformation from a smart city

Supply chains are evolving, but is our approach to supply chains?

By Maria Rey-Marston, Partner Advisory Supply Chain & Operations, Ernst & Young LLP. In June 2007, the revolutionary iPhone came into our lives. If my memory is correct, over 700,000 units were sold over the first weekend. And thus started our evolution from physical beings to “phygital” beings. I use the word “phygital” for the … More Supply chains are evolving, but is our approach to supply chains?