Arthur D. Little Switzerland created a huge media interest with it's "Headquarter on the move" study about trends in Headquarters relocations and Headquarters redesign. This article with citations from Thiemo Rehländer was published in one of the most high-circulation daily newspapers in Switzerland.
According to Arthur D. Little’s recent study, telecom operators should feel more concerned about carbon legislation. Arthur D. Little provides them with recommendations to help them differentiate themselves from their competitors by developing their strategies of "green" products and integrating sustainable initiatives within their business.
NZZ Fokus is a focus dossier of the daily newspaper "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" and combines the best articles about telecommunication during the last few years. Arthur D. Little managed to appear with an article about our Global Broadband Report 2005 in this prestigious edition.
This article explains how and why Industry firms apply Energy Efficiency measures much more intensively than Services firms. Antonio España, Principal from Arthur D. Little’s Energy Practice in Spain, was interviewed on the issue and explained energy has a greater impact on Industry firms P&L and therefore these firms pay much more attention to energy saving actions and programmes. Antonio adds the rise in energy prices has also increased the attention Spanish Firms pay to their energy bills.
This article explains Arthur D. Little’s survey on Telecoms companies in the MENA region. Slim Saidi from Arthur D. Little declares that carbon and energy management must be at the top of the agenda, particularly with Copenhagen on the horizon which may change the market.
In this live webinar broadcast on Accountancy Age, Melissa Barrett contributes to a discussion on integrating carbon emissions into a business’s asset management program. She also comments on the Carbon Recruitment Commitment by saying, "CRC shouldn’t be seen as the driving force. There are wider considerations and the CRC needs to be put into context of a wider strategy."
As early as 2001, the EEC was already concerned about chemical products and their impact on the environment and human health. In 2006, REACH (Registration Evaluation Authorization of Chemicals), a European legislation, appeared to give for each substance classification, risk assessment, toxicity level. The findings were that, if we were to reduce chemically induced diseases by 10% health expenses would go down by 50 billion Euros over thirty years. Since REACH was approved by the European Parliament, consumers have been allowed to demand information on substances. This article makes reference to an in-depth Arthur D. Little study from 2002.
According to Frederic Thomas, Associate Director for Arthur D. Little Paris , French pharmaceutical manufacturers depend too much on mature and generic products. Many French factories are in a very fragile situation. He has recently audited around 50 manufacturing sites and noted that most of them are positioned on mature products.
Jesús Portal, Managing Director of the Arthur D. Little Madrid office, explains three relevant barriers for processes outsourcing. First, Processes' leadership is highlighted as one of the most important issues, especially in those industries (such as financial services) where innovation is considered a competitive advantage. Secondly, changes in labour conditions due to the outsourcing process can become an important obstacle especially when unions have significant negotiation power. Finally, customer relationship quality can be negatively affected when activities are outsourced.
Cash and business go hand in hand, and when faced with a recession, companies must make the necessary adjustments in order to survive. Continuous improvement programmes and a ‘no nonsense’ approach to strategic investment can aid coping in a recession and produce more profitable companies in the long term. This article is a contributed article from Edward Croufer from Arthur D. Little.