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Seven value drivers for the future of procurement

Evolve towards the future of procurement by unlocking potential seven value drivers

How can Arthur D.Little support ?Assess potential and develop conceptsUnderstand industry trends and derive future implicationsAssess maturity level and identify opportunitiesDevelop target picture and design pilot projectsDevelop transformation roadmapTransform the organization and implement...
Operations management

Integrating lean principles into digital transformation

With the advent of digital, many organizations are looking to move away from lean management, in search of more radical performance gains. This article explains why lean principles are still vital, and how integrating them into digital transformation...
Digital company transformation, Operations management

Digital Lean Management

Unlock potential and achieve next performance levels

Unlock potential and achieve next performance levelsSuccessful companies have achieved outstanding performances by incorporating Lean Management at the center of their corporate transformations. At the same time, the potential of digital technologies to transform performance has become widely...
Operations management

The WHY strategy: there is no strategy without meaning

In our changing business environment we need new strategic reasons to exist

What does your company bring to the world? Companies and their CEOs often have clear visions of “what” they do: they know their products – names, features and functional benefits. However, they have more limited and inexplicit expressions of “why” they do what they do in today’s world. The “WHY” is...
Strategy, Operations management

E-Learning – A tool for successful change

How to leverage e-learning for knowledge sharing in the manufacturing industry

Today’s global trends, such as high speed of innovation and technological change, require manufacturing companies to be agile and quickly implement sustainable changes to survive. To do so, companies need to continuously train employees to ensure they possess the right skills and know-how...
Industrial goods & services, Operations management

Procurement 4.0 in the digital world

Transforming procurement into an agile, linked innovation leader and catalyst

In the digital world procurement will increase its corporate value as an innovation "catalyst" by linking essential external knowledge and competencies with internal business partners to ensure technology and market leadership of the own enterprise, despite decreasing in-house value-add and related...
Digital company transformation, Operations management

Outsourcing model redesign

Unleash latent improvement potential by taking a fresh look at established partnerships

Outsourcing has been widely implemented in all industries. While some of these partnerships have failed miserably, others were perceived as successful. The aspired advantages, such as cost savings, flexibility and access to innovation, have often turned into dependency and inability to get the full...
Industrial goods & services, Operations management

Future of Operations in the digital world

Industry 4.0: CEOs’ master plan for driving the race in performance excellence

Industry 4.0: CEOs’ master plan for driving the race in performance excellenceIndustry 4.0 and the related new technologies, such as the “Internet of Things”, “cyber-physical systems” and “additive manufacturing”, will drive radical performance improvements in terms of cost and customer excitement...
Digital company transformation, Operations management

Aviation MROs

Delivering long-term value in a transformed aftermarket

As the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) landscape is disrupted by the emergence of new technologies and the growing presence of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the aftermarket, we examine these challenges and propose a framework by which the MRO service providers can continue to...
Aerospace & defense, Operations management

Value engineering of capital projects

Is your business optimizing value over the entire asset lifecycle, from the start?

Value engineering of large capital projects typically delivers cost savings of at least 10% and can create great opportunities for value enhancement. Savings as high as 30% are not unheard of. This Arthur D. Little viewpoint discusses how companies can benefit from applying this technique and...
Operations management