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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

Planning strategic competences of the future

HR long-term strategic planning as a key enabler of company success

Different companies from different industries have been linking HR planning with corporate strategy, but how could HR become an enabler of success?While most often, HR planning is focused on workload management and the short term (or at least the medium term, according to the strategic planning...
Strategy

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

Reimagining telco operations in a hyper-digital world

How can telcos achieve the next efficiency frontier through digital technologies?

Organizations in today’s digital age are witnessing technology trends that are profoundly reshaping value chains across industries. Digitalization is an all-pervasive trend acting as the disruptor-in-chief of business and operating models across converging industries. The telecom industry, which is...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

Beating the odds

Collaboration strategies will bring success in a competitive environment

The world is undergoing unprecedented changes. As competitive landscapes are being transformed and unprecedented chunks of value are being redistributed from former leaders to web-scale platform players, the importance of understanding, learning from and adapting to the new environment becomes...
Strategy

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