Energy & Utilities | The Energy Industry Times | 01 May 2017

Will America First Make Carbon Reduction Last?

As the new President concludes his first hundred days in office, global regulators and industry experts are questioning how the U.S. power sector will respond to Trump's America First Energy Plan, and whether it will achieve significant carbon reduction under an administration emphasizing low cost supply and domestic energy sources, specifically coal, shale oil and shale gas. Will the renewables sector continue to grow without government support? How will natural gas demand shift as it competes against coal? Ultimately, will the U.S. power industry keep pace with the rest of the world in reducing overall carbon emissions? In this article, Yvonne Fuller, Kirsty Ingham, and Paola Carvajal at Arthur D. Little discuss Trump's Energy Policy and the U.S. Power Market.

Manufacturing | Manufacturing Today Europe | 01 May 2017

E-Learning: Facilitating Workplace Training

E-learning leverages slide shows, videos, gamification and simulation to create interactive discussions and knowledge sharing in digital format. It is a quick and flexible way to train a large number of employees, independent of physical location and time, and create attractive opportunities to effectively drive changes within an organization. By using interactive quizzes and tracking methods, e-learning has been shown to increase motivation and learning engagement while making it possible to follow up employees' results, ensuring everyone completes their training modules and gains the essential knowledge. Additionally, with digital material it is easier to maintain and make central changes to the learning material compared to traditional non-digital formats, keeping it updated at all times. In this article, Niklas Brundin, Wolf-Dieter Hoppe, Johan Treutiger, Carl Reiman and Caroline Dedering at Arthur D. Little discuss how E-learning can facilitate workplace training.

TIME | Euractiv | 20 April 2017

Network quality vital for Europe’s move to ‘Gigabit Society’

While capacity and speed will always be important, European companies need networks that are exceptionally reliable and adaptable to launch new technologies across Europe, writes Richard Swinford at Arthur D. Little.

Automotive | Forbes | 22 February 2017

Electric Vehicle Subsidies: Environmentally-Friendly Or just welfare for the rich?

In this article, Arthur D. Little's report on why electric vehicles may not be as environmentally- friendly as stated is discussed. The report is referenced as saying that manufacturing a compact and mid-sized electric vehicle discharges 12 thousand and 17 thousand pounds more CO2 gases than manufacturing a comparable gas-fueled vehicle.

TIME | Small Business | 16 February 2017

Tackling the digital hype: Executing digitally-enabling strategies

Most executives agree that successfully implementing a business strategy is usually a lot more challenging than developing it. Unrealistic or overly academic theories, while persuasive on paper, can be costly in practice and all too often lead to passive resistance or even "tissue rejection" by the host organization. In this article, Greg Smith, Mandeep Dhillon, Laurie Guillodo, Xabier Ormaechea and Carl Bate at Arthur D. Little, discuss why in these situations, advances in technology, increasingly software related, are frequently perceived as a "silver bullet" that can ensure effective delivery of the anticipated change.

| Small Business | 09 February 2017

New Product Development: Organizing to identify customer needs

Obtaining a deep understanding of customer needs is central to any new product development process. Over the last decade tools and techniques for obtaining customer intelligence in B2C industries have become increasingly sophisticated. Digitalization now provides a vast reservoir of hitherto untapped analytical data, and customers are becoming increasingly engaged in the design process itself. Companies in B2B industries, on the other hand, have a much narrower base of customers, many of whom have regular personal interactions with their suppliers. In this article, Chandler Hatton, Michael Kolk, Martijn Eikelenboom and Mitch Beaumont at Arthur D. Little, discuss why this interaction should make the process of understanding customer needs more straightforward.

| European Communications | 08 February 2017

The importance of understanding RCP regulation

Telecom players dedicate significant resources to complying with retail & consumer protection (RCP) regulation, having created complex horizontal processes and tools spanning several departments. Despite this, Andrea Faggiano, Giancarlo Agresti, Giulia Strusi, Richard Swinford and Gregory Pankert at Arthur D. Little, say that the complexity of the subject and the continuous flow of new rules often translate into unwise actions, which are eventually punished by regulatory institutions.

| The C Suite | 08 February 2017

Product development: recognizing and serving customer needs

The inability to recognize and serve customer needs is one of the most common reasons that new products and innovations fail. B2C product development projects increasingly turn to comprehensive market data and short design iterations to hone products to the needs and wants of their target audiences. Such an approach can seem exaggerated in a B2B context, in which companies develop products to serve narrower customer bases that they are often already engaged with through regular interactions. In this article, Chandler Hatton, Michael Kolk, Martijn Eikelenboom and Mitch Beaumont at Arthur D. Little, discuss why failure of new-product development projects for B2B customers is costly, and why many companies are unsatisfied with how they organize their customer interactions - especially how they integrate their R&D and commercial functions.

Energy & Utilities, Strategy & Organization | Petroleum Review | 01 February 2017

What’s next for petroleum downstream

New business models are critical for a downstream sector supplying energy to a changing mobility market. In this article, Daniel Monzón, Rodolfo Guzman, Alfredo Verna and Micaela Carlino at Arthur D Little, consider the challenges and opportunities facing downstream players.

Manufacturing, Operations Management | Steel Times International | 01 February 2017

E-Learning and smart manufacturing

E-learning is a prerequisite for efficiently rolling out respective solutions and gathering the associated benefits. To efficiently support the global rollout of such solutions, training of global staff needs to be fast and efficient, and have frequent updates. Here, e-learning becomes the core enabler of most globally scaled smart-manufacturing solutions. In this article, Niklas Brundin, Wolf-Dieter Hoppe, Johan Treutiger, Carl Reiman and Caroline Dedering at Arthur D. Little, argue why E-Learning and implementation of smart manufacturing, or in a broader perspective, Industry 4.0 approaches, are deeply connected.

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