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Innovating Competitive Advantage – Remote Monitoring of Petroleum Distillates

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Koria, Mikko
dc.contributor.author Brotherus, Anders
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-20T10:43:02Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-20T10:43:02Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-06
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/20194
dc.description.abstract The business models and technologies of bulk automotive liquids logistics have remained un- changed for decades. However, digital innovations such as sensor networks are likely to enable a new level of operational efficiencies. Widely adopted, sensor data from bulk containers could transform the industry’s cost-efficiency, customer service and added-value services. However, currently it is unclear how the industry business models should adapt to the looming leap in available technology. If not embraced in magnitude and extent large enough, the promise of technological innovation will fail in revolutionising the way petroleum distillates are distributed. This study researches how a conservative industry such as distillates logistics can best embrace innovation opportunities within technology and business models. First a review of current research in the fields of distillates logistics and disruptive innovation is conducted. The identified gaps in knowledge are then reflected upon extensive interviews with industry experts. Key findings of the research include a notion on potentially disruptive technological opportunities requiring particular approaches to spotting and nurturing them. Also, especially in the industry of distillates logistics, ecosystems and Value Networks play a significant role in developing operational value from first pure technological developments. en
dc.format.extent 117+1
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Innovating Competitive Advantage – Remote Monitoring of Petroleum Distillates en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö en
dc.contributor.school Perustieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword petrokemia en
dc.subject.keyword logistiikka en
dc.subject.keyword pinnanmittaus en
dc.subject.keyword disruptio en
dc.subject.keyword innovaatio en
dc.subject.keyword ekosysteemit en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201604201854
dc.programme.major International Design Business Management fi
dc.programme.mcode IDBM fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Ekman, Kalevi
dc.programme Master’s Degree Programme in International Design Business Management (IDBM) fi
local.aalto.openaccess yes
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
local.aalto.idinssi 53487
dc.type.publication masterThesis
dc.type.okm G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö

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