Recent instances of substantially over-budget and behind-schedule energy projects have demonstrated that even the most sophisticated energy companies are not able to “get it right” every time.
Oil & gas, Utilities & alternative energy
Networking as future strategy delivers measurable higher and sustainable value for your company
The underlying reason being the low degree of networking of procurement with other functions, which often can be explained through the amendable qualification of procurement employees and the resulting lack of acceptance for procurement.
No Stone Unturned?
Purchasing alliances between portfolio companies in private equity context
Without doubt, reducing purchasing costs would be a more amicable solution, and would also have a positive effect on the short-term cash flow. The following approach demonstrates how Private Equity Associations can support their portfolio companies’ purchasing process through joint purchasing.
How to break free from the complexity trap
In addition, value chains are far more complex than ever before. In fact, the diversification of products and markets has reached such a level that aligning the overall portfolio with the operations system is now a major concern for operations managers worldwide.
Inbound supply chain development
How to develop lean and agile supply chains
These supply chains, often complex, stretching over several geographical and organizational boundaries, have made it increasingly challenging to respond rapidly to changes in market demand. Arthur D.
Performance Excellence Networks
Solving the Global and Local Operations Footprint Puzzle
Excellence through the Downturn
Repositioning the Company in the Competitive Landscape
Supply Chain Performance Excellence
Realising potential within the supply chain to drive down costs and optimise service
A research study by Arthur D. Little shows that many companies are not currently taking advantage of supply chain excellence practices or are not doing so fully.
Green Purchasing Power
Cost Reduction and Revenue Generation through Sustainable Procurement
As stakeholders become increasingly insistent that "promises made" by the CEO become "promises delivered", business leaders will need to extract and manage increasing innovation from suppliers as well as employees to deliver on commitment to sustainable performance.
Operations management, Sustainability
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.