France | Les Echos | 22 April 2009

The Dual Platform Paris-Amsterdam

This article is on the merger of Air France and KLM and its effect on the business. Mathieu Blondel, a manager at Arthur D. Little in Paris is quoted on how companies with multi hubs exist elsewhere and citing major airline holding companies who function out of 4 or 5 large hubs.

Belgium | De Tijd | 21 April 2009

Silence for the merger and acquisition storm

We are heading towards an increase in merger and acquisition activity, however this article questions whether this is the calm before the storm. Herman Vantrappen, a Director in Arthur D. Little’s Strategy & Organisation Practice in Belgium is featured as saying the key for future M&A activity is through innovation.

Germany | Wirtschaftswoche (German economics magazine) | 20 April 2009

The Eternal Circle

45% of all expenditure in German industry is on materials, with costs for personnel costs not even reaching 20%. Businesses are paying out approximately 500 billion euros per year for steel, plastic and intermediate products. More efficient production processes and more modern technical plants could reduce these costs by a fifth, according to a study carried out by Arthur D. Little in cooperation with the Wuppertal  Insitute for Climate, Environment and Energy and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft.

Belgium | De Tijd | 10 April 2009

Innovation Hunting can revive mergers and acquisitions

A dedicated article to Arthur D. Little on innovation being a driver for M&A activity. Herman Vantrappen, a Director in Arthur D. Little’s Strategy and Organisation Practice in Belgium is featured.

Austria | Kurier | 07 April 2009

The white giant

Decrease in milk sales, price pressure from foreign competitors, angry farmers: The milk business is getting harder and harder. The consulters from Arthur D. Little see only one solution for the Austrian dairies: expansion.  “It would be economically reasonable for them to look to new markets in the eastern countries” Stefan Höffinger, Managing Director of Arthur D. Little Austria, says.

Belgium | L’echo | 02 April 2009

The employers claim government support for access to credit

Governments need to support the companies in getting easy access to loans. The Arthur D. Little crisis survey “Waking up in a new world” is mentioned with a quote from Michael Traem, the Global CEO of Arthur D. Little included.

Automotive | Forbes | 01 January 1970

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 | SAMENA Trends | 01 January 1970

Digital Platforms and Services: Operating in the OTT Environment

Over-the-top (OTT) services are considered to be online mobile applications that are typically provided by third parties through app stores and often consume significant network bandwidth. With billions of users, OTT services already have huge scale and still have further growth potential. In this article, Tim Peters, Hariprasad Pichai and Dimitar Stefanov at Arthur D. Little discuss four kinds of OTT services - consumer messaging & voice, mobile gaming, video and music streaming, focusing on the impact to telecom operators and the options to address and benefit from collaborating with OTT players.

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