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Government and Transport Sector Urged to Change Attitudes of Trav

Government and transport sector urged to change attitudes of travelling public

Arthur D. Little and Cambridge Consultants hosted the Intelligent Journey workshop at Castle Ashby in Northampton. Decision-makers, opinion-formers and experts from the whole spectrum of the transport industry came together to explore how the intelligent journey jigsaw is best pieced together....

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

Finding the Right Track

Strategic challenges for Nordic Public Transport Operators

Arthur D. Little has identified six success factors that characterize “cost effective innovators” in the industry: Build processes for continuous innovation – beyond the basicsBe in the forefront of understanding customer needsContinuously improve cost efficiencyExcel in writing and packaging...

Executives must Rethink

Manage IT as a competitive weapon

Many companies and institutions have large capability gaps to value the IT solution portfolio throughout the lifecycle. They build business cases that cover IT development and the deployment of single projects. However, they cannot conclude on a portfolio level whether or not the portfolio is right...
Technology & innovation management

Delivering the Brand

OEMs and customer experience at dealers

OEMs are increasingly focusing on brand rather than product differentiation in order to compete effectively. The customer experience delivered by dealers is an important component of the total brand experience. By adopting a structured approach to developing customer satisfaction at key touch...

Corporate Responsibility in the Food Industry

Too hard to swallow?

This document summarises the discussions from this event, highlighting the complexities of the supply chain in the food industry and the steps that some companies are taking to derive value and new opportunity through corporate responsibility.
Sustainability

Profits from Poverty

The ethics of making money from the poor

Two-thirds of the world's population live on less than $1000 a year. Though individually cash-poor, as a group they constitute a significant target for business. Making profits from poverty may make financial sense, but is it ethically acceptable? This document summarises discussions from one of...
Sustainability

Innovation Excellence Study 2005

How companies use innovation to improve profitability and growth

How leading companies are using innovation matters, and firms realise it. As a number one priority, companies worldwide are targeting the huge untapped potential to improve profit growth through innovation management. This is concluded in a global study, which focuses on how companies worldwide...
Industrial goods & services

Increasing the Efficiency of your Automotive Software Development

Increasing the Efficiency of your Automotive Software Development

This Arthur D. Little study covers the growing importance of software in the performance and differentiation of electronics systems. Our OEM and tier 1 clients have increasingly asked us to focus on helping them improve the efficiency of their embedded software development processes.

Collaborative Engineering in the Automotive Industry

Networking in innovation becomes increasingly important within the Automotive Industry.

Collaborative engineering covers all activities between company organisations and partners in the course of joint development projects based on a defined reference process model and including IT support. With this study, Arthur D. Little and our study partner ProSTEP AG discuss the issue between...