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Innovation Excellence Study 2005

How companies use innovation to improve profitability and growth

How leading companies are using innovation matters, and firms realise it. As a number one priority, companies worldwide are targeting the huge untapped potential to improve profit growth through innovation management. This is concluded in a global study, which focuses on how companies worldwide...
Industrial goods & services

Site Selection in China

Manufacturing Site Selection in China

Driven by the need for global presence on the one hand and cost efficiency on the other, the decision to set up a manufacturing site in China needs to be prepared and carried out by respecting all the necessary parameters. With this paper, we give upfront answers to the key questions.
Industrial goods & services

Delocalization of R&D

Development to follow the production trend?

Discussion of the development footprint is omnipresent in Western media. In our survey  conducted across 54 global companies in the aerospace & defence, automotive, manufacturing and electronics industries we found out that most of the R&D headcount growth in the next five years will...
Industrial goods & services

Excellence in Working Capital Management

Arthur D. Little's interdisciplinary approach to working capital management optimises working capital from both a financial and production/ logistics perspective. It also incorporates a top-down/ bottom-up working mode, which integrates the whole organisation when identifying und implementing...
Industrial goods & services

Design to Customer Value

"Design to customer value" is a cross-functional approach that simultaneously optimises the product in terms of customer benefits and product life-cycle costs. Key elements include an analysis of customer requirements and product functions and technical competitor benchmarking. Delivering average...
Industrial goods & services, Operations management

Profitable Growth through Service

Profitable Growth through Service

Innovative service strategies offer a large potential for increasing growth and profitability in the investment goods industries as in these mature markets competitive pressure is rising continuously and differentiation through physical products becomes more and more difficult. In this situation...
Industrial goods & services