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Improving Management of Potentially Catastrophic Risks

In the Oil & Gas Industry

During recent project experience, Arthur D. Little has developed a roadmap to establish the optimal EtR Evaluation Model. It is suited to the management and organisational arrangements of individual Oil & Gas companies (e.g. Governance Model, Field Portfolio Differentiation, Size etc.), and...

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

Nuclear New Build Unveiled

Is Nuclear New Build more a Management than a Technology Challenge?

Nuclear power is undergoing a tremendous renaissance, with 61 units currently under construction and about 500 further reactors already under contract or planned within the next two decades. More than 150 different projects, many of them joint ventures, are competing against each other to attract...

The German Internet Industry 2009–2012

Review, Trends, and Drivers

Four interconnected layers explaining the division of labor and value-added chains are identified and described in detail. In order to determine the indicators for the particular segments, a quantitative online survey was carried out. The study is the first to show both current market development...

FTTH: Double Squeeze of Incumbents - Forced to Partner?

High-Speed Cable and FTTB/H Networks Deployed by Alt-nets and Utilities Put EU Incumbents Into a Double Squeeze

Consumers are continually exceeding expectations of ultra high-speed broadband demand. New platforms push ultra high-speed broadband services, and price them aggressively to ensure uptake. Demand for High Definition TV and video, the growing popularity of peer-to-peer applications and an increase...

@Banks: Stay Tuned With Your Customers

How Smart Financial Institutions Exploit the Communication Advantage

Two main ways could be undertaken: differentiate and renew value proposition with innovative services and products and make customers and their needs the focal point of the business model.Banks can effectively achieve these challenging targets implementing an innovative communication model that...
Financial services

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. IT "rightsizing" is a balanced approach to cost reduction which generates sustainable savings while maintaining the...
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. It also incorporates a top-down/ bottom-up working mode, which integrates the whole organisation when identifying und implementing...
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. Delivering average...
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. Applying cost optimisation initiatives to this...