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New GDP guidelines: looking beyond

Regulatory changes of Good Distribution Practice (GDP) of Medicinal Products increase complexity

In 2013, the EU-guidelines on GDP of Medicinal Products for Human Use have been augmented: Now for example, the required storage conditions of pharmaceuticals are to be maintained during transportation. In addition, new requirements apply concerning cleanliness and security of any intermediate...
Healthcare & life sciences

Launch excellence for new medicines

Global challenges require new approach for market entry

After years of low productivity, R&D in leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies is starting to deliver on its promises and the number of New Molecular Entities (NMEs) approved by the US FDA has leveled out. Once approval has been gained there needs to be a launch. However, complexity of...
Healthcare & life sciences

Restructuring debts of discoms'

Overcoming supply shortages in India

India is fast catching up and the availability of power has a huge impact on the economic growth. In the last years, the country has massively enlarged its power generation. Still though, India faces the challenge of poor reliability and quality of electricity, leading to occasional blackouts. This...
Utilities & alternative energy

Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2013

4G - going faster, but where?

Overall, 4G is unlikely to restore pricing power in the European mobile industry. We see no capacity shortage before 2020 and differentiation is elusive, with spectrum imbalances in favour of challengers. European telecom operators‘ revenues will further decline by -1.8% pa until 2016. ...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Managing Capital Investment Programs

How to get investment programs "right"

Effective project selection and management is not a new message. However, even the most sophisticated upstream oil and gas companies do not “get it right” every time. Arthur D. Little believes that our lifecycle approach to capital investment helps to identify the causes for failure of projects and...
Utilities & alternative energy

Waking up in a new world

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

Virtually all economies and all sectors worldwide are simultaneously going through a brutal downturn. The speed and depth of the fall have caught us all by surprise. Six months into the financial and economic crisis, let’s no longer dwell on the pain it is inflicting. Let’s focus instead on what...
Strategy

M-Payments in M-BRIC

How to best leverage the upcoming opportunity

Transformational mobile financial services are a true convergence between the telco industry and the financial sector. Both industries have recently discovered new user potential in the practically unaddressed segment at the bottom of the pyramid – consisting of hundreds of millions of people in M-...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Consumer goods & retail

IT Governance Wins You the Battle

Arthur D. Little study shows 40 per cent of CEOs and CIOs want to overhaul IT governance

The Arthur D. Little IT Governance Study examined IT governance at 63 large corporations. The study found that, as a result of limited satisfaction with existing IT governance, 47% of corpora­tions intend to rework their IT governance, as figure 1 shows. IT governance: a key management lever for...
Information management

Innovation Culture

Maintaining a Strong Innovation Culture During a Downturn

With speculation of an economic slowdown enough to bring some organisations' R&D investment to a grinding halt, a new report released by Arthur D. Little today warns businesses that, even when times are tough, innovation capacity cannot be first place to wield the cost-cutting axe.
Technology & innovation management

Innovationsmanagement im EVU

Auf Basis der Ergebnisse der 8. Globalen Innovation Excellence Studie stellt dieser Insight die Steigerung der Innovationsfähigkeit bei Energieversorgungsunternehmen in den Mittelpunkt. Vor dem Hintergrund der dringend benötigten neuen Geschäftsmodelle bei den Energieversorgern, sind für sie fünf...
Utilities & alternative energy