The Struggle for Survival

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Automotive March 2014

The Struggle for Survival

Helping automotive dealers in enhancing business profitability through effective operational practices

The last years the European automotive industry has faced an unprecedented downturn dramatically impacting sales volumes and profit margins both at OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and automotive retailers' level. [...]

Spinning the Wheel Online

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Automotive January 2014

Spinning the Wheel Online

Online Transformation in the Automobile Industry

The internet has a massive impact on the customer behavior. Automotive clients research more than ever online before purchasing a car or arranging a repair. Manufacturers as well as retail are replying to these needs with increased multi-channel marketing and online customer care. [...]

The Future of Urban Mobility 2.0 – Full study

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Automotive, Travel & Transportation January 2014

The Future of Urban Mobility 2.0 – Full study

Imperatives to shape extended mobility ecosystems of tomorrow

By 2050 urban mobility will be one of the biggest challenges of cities around the globe. The second version of Arthur D. Little`s report on the “Future of Urban Mobility” delivers answers to the pressing issues of tomorrow. [...]

Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances (India)

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Consumer Goods January 2014

Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances (India)

India has been trailing behind ASEAN countries in terms of production, quality and export of consumer appliances. Performance levels of most of the factors of production such as quality manpower, capital investment, infrastructure, technology etc., need to be enhanced through conscious policy interventions and managerial action in order to boost competitiveness of the sector. [...]

The €100 billion opportunity

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Automotive, Strategy & Organization December 2013

The €100 billion opportunity

Transforming Electromobility Partnership Performance

Partnerships are key to innovating the electromobility ecosystem. However, the course of electromobility over the last years has not met expectations. Our new study on electromobility partnership performance reveals that only a minority of current partnerships display strong performance. [...]

Impact of Digital Health on the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Healthcare December 2013

Impact of Digital Health on the Pharmaceutical Industry

Will Business Models be Reshaped by Digital Health?

Digital Health will transform the business models of the Pharmaceutical industry. Although many companies have not yet formulated a concise Digital Health strategy, industry executives expect that by 2020, Digital Health will enable Pharmaceutical companies to activate new business segments as well as to significantly improve their competitive advantage. [...]

Field Telecoms in Oil & Gas

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Energy & Utilities, TIME December 2013

Field Telecoms in Oil & Gas

Getting Connected: How the Telecoms Industry is Enabling the Digital Oil Field

Field Telecommunication technologies are a key enabler for Digital Oil Fields that are essential to support efficient exploration in ever more hazardous and remote terrain, increasing production from existing assets, reducing onsite personnel support, and improving health and safety. [...]

Managing Capital Projects Successfully

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Energy & Utilities December 2013

Managing Capital Projects Successfully

An Executive Concern

Recent instances of substantially over-budget and behind-schedule energy projects have demonstrated that even the most sophisticated energy companies are not able to “get it right” every time. In this report we explain the best practice approach that we take to help our clients to identify and resolve deficiencies and manage their capital projects successfully. [...]

Network Cooperation

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TIME November 2013

Network Cooperation

Making it Work and Creating Value

This report provides insight into the common pitfalls, and key factors necessary in order to make network sharing a success. It is based on Arthur D. Little’s expertise in conceptualizing network-sharing ventures, obtaining alignment between the key parties, detailing the venture and assisting our clients side-by-side till successful GoLive! [...]

U-Channel Retail – Update Fall 2013

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Consumer Goods November 2013

U-Channel Retail – Update Fall 2013

Transformation of the retail function toward a new model that is Ubiquitous, Universal and Unique

While retail has always been at the heart of everyday life, it has never stopped evolving and has never been changing as rapidly as it is today. Although many retailers are still transitioning to online retail, with varying degrees of success, the new wave of change in retailing is already upon them. As new customer needs emerge, today’s new technological solutions are supporting the development of new business models. [...]

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