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.
The crisis in the financial markets is providing additional momentum for already increased M&A activity, with a number of sizeable institutions suddenly up for sale. How can banks manage post-merger integration successfully to realise true growth in value?
After years of record growth, the European leasing market will see a projected negative growth of about minus 10 per cent in 2009, and the number of leasing providers is set to decrease by up to 30 per cent over the next five years.
This Arthur D. Little transportation Viewpoint looks at the key implications of airlines moving into high-speed rail. What is the business logic? What are possible characteristics of the competition between airline rail services and incumbent rail operators?
Many corporates struggle when it comes to optimising support and back-office functions. Our approach offers a precise assessment of what needs to be kept, what needs to be done differently and what needs to be discontinued. The result?