Operations Management: staying ahead of competition

Operational excellence is increasingly on the agendas of top business leaders, who recognise that world-class operations are the key to staying ahead of the competition. At Arthur D. Little, our Operations Management practice can help your organisation build a world-class value chain and achieve operational excellence.

Purchasing has become one of the main drivers of improving operational efficiency. Arthur D. Little has developed a range of customised services to help you achieve purchasing value excellence. [...]

Solving the Global and Local Operations Footprint Puzzle

Global operations networks are challenged by three global trends: the maturing of emerging markets which changes consumers’ attitudes in these countries, the current and ongoing global and regional macroeconomic instability and the inherent inability of many companies to overcome these challenges with their current operations footprint. [...]

How to develop lean and agile supply chains

As manufacturing companies shift towards buying on a system level rather than component level, driven by outsourcing and low cost sourcing strategy, the inbound supply chain becomes somewhat of a “black box” with little transparency beyond the first tier supplier interface. [...]

Worldclass Purchasing

Central results from the "Purchasing Value Excellence" (PVE) study

The global financial and economic crisis appears to have pulled out of its low point. An economic turnaround is expected in 2010. Now is when the decision is made as to who will capitalise on [...]

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Viewpoints19 September 2016

Procurement 4.0 in the digital world

Transforming procurement into an agile, linked innovation leader and catalyst

The world is changing: decreasing levels of in-house value-add and increasing speed of market and technological changes require procurement to transform into an agile, linked innovation leader and real-time, integrated supply-chain manager. [...]

Viewpoints20 May 2016

Outsourcing model redesign

Unleash latent improvement potential by taking a fresh look at established partnerships

Outsourcing has been widely implemented in all industries. While some of these partnerships have failed miserably, others were perceived as successful. The aspired advantages, such as cost savings, flexibility and access to innovation, [...]

Viewpoints20 February 2016

Aviation MROs

Delivering long-term value in a transformed aftermarket

As the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) landscape is disrupted by the emergence of new technologies and the growing presence of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the aftermarket, we examine these challenges and propose a [...]

Viewpoints02 February 2016

Future of Operations in the digital world

Industry 4.0: CEOs’ master plan for driving the race in performance excellence

Industry 4.0 and the related new technologies, such as the “Internet of Things”, “cyber-physical systems” and “additive manufacturing”, will drive radical performance improvements in terms of cost and customer excitement. CxOs [...]

Press Releases08 August 2012

Global Operations: 3 challenges, 1 roadmap

Global operations networks are challenged by three global trends: the maturing of emerging markets which changes consumers’ attitudes in these countries, the current and ongoing global and regional macroeconomic instability and the [...]

Press Releases24 June 2008

Harnessing the power of sustainable procurement

For many corporations, much of the footprint - and associated value - relating to sustainability lies in the supply chain rather than in operations directly controlled by the corporation itself. As stakeholders become increasingly [...]