2017 was a big year for Dassault Systèmes, and time flies when you’re transforming businesses across 12 industries. So before we get further into 2018, let’s take a look back on the five most-read articles published last year. We try to bring a variety of perspectives to different industries and business challenges, and knowing what resonates with our readers gives our team valuable guidance to our focus for the coming year. To all our readers – thanks for your continued support!
Here are our five most-read posts from 2017:
1) The Importance of the Digital Twin
Contributor Dave Turbide explains how the ‘Digital Twin’ has evolved since the early years of CAD/CAM drawings and become turbo-charged by the Industrial Internet of Things, creating a network of sensors that can deliver real-time, real-life data back to the digital twin, making it an invaluable asset for manufacturing and industrial machine settings.
2) Cold Chain Looms as Amazon Swallows Whole Foods
Prolific contributor John Martin gave us a number of pieces focused on the supply chain of the future in 2017, but this article on the “cold chain” of perishable foods was the top performer. Against the backdrop of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, Martin laid out the ecommerce giant can apply its formidable data analytics to the production and transportation of perishable foods across a nationwide distribution network.
3) Six Trends Shaping the Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail Industry in 2017
Our own Brian Carboni, Global Marketing Director for the Consumer Packaged Goods – Retail industry, shared his expertise with us by summarizing some consumer and industry influences that are shaping the CPG-R marketplace.
4) Will Autonomous Cars and Robots Learn “Social Graces”?
Dave Turbide highlighted one of the top questions facing the Transportation & Mobility industry: will autonomous cars be able to adapt to the regional quirks found on the roads of metro areas like LA, Pittsburgh and Boston?
5) Five Ways to Use Interactive Technology to Create Great Customer Experiences
Contributor Dan Newman wrote a piece on a topic near-and-dear to the mission of Dassault Systemes –creating compelling customer experiences. This article provides a number of real-world examples of how retailers are revitalizing their brick-and-mortar with creative uses of interactive technologies