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"If we want to improve urban mobility for real, we

Maarten van Gool shares his thoughts about his company’s transformation, the dramatic changes in the possibilities for drivers and the future of transport.
Automotive, Strategy

Fitting China into Your Global Footprint

Fitting China into your global footprint

China is no longer just a low-cost country suited to cheap mass production. It has now also developed the capabilities to serve as an R&D base. Companies must therefore design a new strategy fitting China into their global manufacturing and R&D footprint. This article outlines the key...
Strategy

The Fit between Business Strategy and R&D Organisation

The fit between business strategy and R&D organisation

Corporations constantly struggle to get the right fit in their R&D organisation. It should neither be too global nor too focused, and it must fit into the company’s overall strategy. This article shares the insights from a study undertaken by Arthur D. Little of the link between business...
Strategy

"Knowledge is the only Resource that Increases through

Snapshots from a selection of Prism articles

As Arthur D. Little celebrates its 120th anniversary we reprint snapshots from a selection of Prism articles from the 1990s to see how the concepts and thoughts presented back then fare in today’s light.
Strategy

The BRIC Battle

Winning the Global Race for the Emerging Middle Segment

With global economists predicting the emerging BRIC markets will remain the key source for growth in the crisis, a new study explains that mature market multinationals must re-evaluate their outmoded globalisation philosophies or risk losing out to a new generation of ambitious, fast growing...
Strategy

Putting the Focus Back Where it Belongs – on Business

Results of Arthur D. Little’s 2010 global survey on the economic crisis

To that end, Arthur D. Little has conducted a global survey among senior executives from companies of many different sizes and across all industries (please see insert for more about how the survey was conducted). This report provides a summary of the findings. In short, our conclusions are: A...
Strategy

Opportunity Construction China

Leveraging potential in the Chinese market

The construction market in China, alongside the Middle East and Eastern Europe, represents one of the major growth opportunities for global construction suppliers and service providers. This growth is fuelled by the ever-growing "middle segment" and forces multinationals into developing...
Strategy

Lean

Helping companies reduce waste, variability and inflexibility

Players in virtually every industry recognise the lean approach as a powerful way to boost performance by improving cost, quality and customer service simultaneously. Central to the lean approach is its ability to mobilise people to eliminate waste, variability and inflexibility.
Strategy, Operations management

Setting priorities in the crisis

How focusing on the "basics" makes a difference

Since 1997, Arthur D. Little has been investigating the common factors that underpin the exceptional performance of six global companies. Revisiting these companies during the current crisis, we have established that the findings we made during the recession of the early 2000s still hold true,...
Strategy

Private Equity Value Creation

How successful player ensure survival

The private equity industry has survived cyclical downturns, recessions and even double digit interest rates over the last three decades. As we enter a period of market uncertainty, Arthur D. Little's latest thought piece outlines the techniques used by successful private equity firms to ensure...
Strategy