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The Lebanon municipal solid waste crisis

Insights into long-term solutions

Most developed countries have established solid waste management practices to deal with different types of waste in economical and environmentally friendly ways, including industrial and hazardous waste, medical waste, construction and demolition waste, agricultural waste, waste-water sludge and...
Public services, Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Capacity effect of autonomous vehicles

Impact of autonomous vehicles on the capacity of traffic

Arthur D. Little conducted a real-world simulation analysis that demonstrates that switching to totally autonomous vehicles dramatically reduces urban congestion, but that a mix of human and robot drivers actually increases traffic jams. The micro-simulation was based on a major intersection in...
Automotive, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Driving transformation in research & technology

Using key performance indicators to catalyze change

Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs) are under growing pressure to stay abreast of rapidly evolving business or national science and technology priorities and to demonstrate greater impact. They therefore undergo continual strategic and operational change to adapt, but in some cases,...
Organization & transformation, Technology & innovation management

Innovation through contracting in the oil and gas sector

How contracts with external partners drive innovation in the oil and gas sector

An increasing number of CEOs see innovation as a key lever for growth and critical to achieving sustained competitive advantage across the oil and gas sector. To be more innovative, firms increasingly complement their internal innovation capabilities with solutions, ideas, and technologies from...
Oil & gas, Strategy, Organization & transformation, Technology & innovation management

When will the electric vehicle dream become a reality?

Insight on the inflection point

Ever since the Government of India made public its intention to electrify all new vehicles by 2030, a sudden wave of excitement has gripped the global automotive industry. Several global and local OEMs in India have begun work on their respective India electric vehicle (EV) strategies. Arthur D....
Automotive, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Virtual Power Plants – At the heart of the energy transition

Increased competition and ongoing consolidation: A survival game for aggregators? Opportunities for utilities and investors?

Energy utilities are evolving towards greater reliance on flexibility to respond to an increasing supply-and-demand imbalance. In that context, the role of aggregators has become predominant in optimizing electricity generation and demand through virtual power plants (VPPs) and complementing...
Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Loss prevention framework for insurance companies

An innovative approach to measuring and controlling risk

Innovative, homogenous and structured risk valuation approaches have played a unique role in reducing risk exposure and uncertainty surrounding insurance companies. However, market resilience, lack of information and specialty business require a tune-up in subjective and swung risk valuations. A...
Financial services, Strategy, Organization & transformation, Risk

Who dares to take the “monkey” on their shoulder?

Why energy companies struggle to make decisions, and what they can do about it

Companies can evolve as long as people in steering positions maintain an entrepreneurial spirit. If no entrepreneurial decisions are made anymore, growth stagnates and organizations end up administrating themselves. In a world of stable energy prices and regulated markets, for energy companies...
Utilities & alternative energy, Organization & transformation

Ambidextrous Organizations – Build sustainable

Achieve a tailored organizational equilibrium that delivers speed & creativity as well as scale & productivity!

Today’s competitive and highly volatile environment calls for a new kind of flexibility that is not covered by conventional organizational wisdom. Corporate strategies specifically address implications of changing customer requirements, market developments, digitalization, etc., but most often lack...
Organization & transformation

Four key questions to consider for successful digital

The majority of “analog-native” companies are struggling to become digitally mature enough to compete with “digital-native” rivals. How can they adapt strategies, business models, organizational structures and capabilities to remain competitive and ...
Strategy, Organization & transformation, Digital company transformation