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IT Rightsizing

A balanced approach to cost saving

The credit crisis, increasing energy prices and overheated stock markets are all indicators of a possible economic downturn. Like all budgets, IT budgets will be cut.

Information management

Excellence in Working Capital Management

Arthur D. Little's interdisciplinary approach to working capital management optimises working capital from both a financial and production/ logistics perspective.

Industrial goods & services

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.

Industrial goods & services Operations management

The Challenge of Creating Lean Media

The digital revolution has made cost restructuring a strategic necessity for media companies. Many have already taken action to optimise their cost structure, but there is one area that tends to escape such measures: the editorial department.

Journey 2.0

New Revenue Opportunities in Transport

Rising costs and a lack of integrated solutions encompassing operations, processes and technology are threatening revenue in the transport sector. Arthur D. Little's latest white paper, Journey 2.0, examines how businesses can enhance revenue streams through collaborative strategies.

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.

Strategy

Five Habits of Highly Efficient Banks

If, as shareholders recognise, cost-efficiency is an indicator of a well run bank, how can it be achieved? An Arthur D.

Financial services

Automotive After-Sales 2015

Are you ready for the battle?

Rapidly declining profit margins in the new car sales business together with the continuous extension of car life are making the after sales business increasingly important. At the same time, growing consolidation in the after-sales market is putting OEMs’ market share at risk.

Traveller 2020 - Change of Mind

Are you ready for the new traveller?

Travellers' structure is changing, as are their requirements and buying behaviour. In this abstract, Arthur D. Little analyzes the "change of mind" of the traveller in 2020 compared to today’s travellers.

Stepping off the roller coaster - Net Emotions Score

Pressure to cut costs and to achieve operational excellence often pushes financial services companies to adopt a stop-start approach to actions on client satisfaction. The Arthur D.