Managed Services

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TIME December 2014

Managed Services

A new Telecom operating model to extract value in B2B

The global market for Managed Services is expected to grow from USD 160 billion in 2014 to USD 286 billion in 2019. As such, while growth prospects in traditional connectivity are limited, Managed Services represent a very attractive alternative for Telecom operators. We believe that Telecom companies remain best positioned to play a major role in Managed Services as they possess all the capabilities and processes to manage their networks and assets. [...]

Technology & Innovation Management November 2014

Global open innovation survey

In April 2014, MEDEF launched an initiative dedicated to promoting Open Innovation in France in conjunction with Arthur D. Little and Bluenove. One of the first initiatives of the Committee was to develop an analysis of the French enterprise maturity level in the Open Innovation domain.  On November 26, 2014, the results of a global survey were presented during a conference organized by MEDEF on the Open Innovation and Collective Intelligence theme. [...]

Agility for Successful Supply Chains

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Operations Management November 2014

Agility for Successful Supply Chains

Transformation to an Agile Production System to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow

Most manufacturing companies are facing volatile and unpredictable demand due to trends such as increased global competition, shorter business cycles and broader product ranges. To survive in this competitive and fast-changing environment, it is necessary to improve flexibility and become truly agile. The required flexibility levels have to consider volume fluctuations, product mix fluctuations and customer lead time requirements. Tools and strategies that enable the supply chain to meet these requirements, without compromising on the unit cost, must be implemented. [...]

New report from Arthur D. Little Future of Urban Mobility Lab

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Travel & Transportation November 2014

New report from Arthur D. Little Future of Urban Mobility Lab

Strategic Directions and Ecosystems to Address China’s Urban Mobility Challenges

As a global management consultancy llinking strategy, innovation and transformation, Arthur D. Little aims to help its clients succeed in this “new world of innovation.” The Future of Urban Mobility (FUM) Lab is our contribution to tackling the urban mobility challenge. With its FUM studies, Arthur D. Little aims to support cities and nations in shaping the extended mobility ecosystems of tomorrow and facilitate an open dialogue between urban mobility stakeholders. [...]

Operations Management November 2014

Big Data in Procurement

Unlocking Big Value in better sourcing, process efficiency, and agility of procurement

The terms "Big Data" and "Advanced Analytics" have become buzzwords in many business fields. For procurement organizations, Big Data can deliver significant business value by uncovering previously unknown interrelations among supplier and economic data. This paper discusses potential benefits from applying Advanced Analytics methods to procurement and offers a practical prototyping and implementation approach. [...]

AIM for Risk Management

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Risk November 2014

AIM for Risk Management

Using Asset Information Data to Dramatically Transform Risk Management

In the future the changing risk profile of a business will be used as a tool in day to day management. The steady increase in data available on companies’ assets (both tangible and intangible) presents an opportunity for delivering this through the integration of big data with risk and opportunity management systems.  This paper discusses the benefits and the need for businesses to change both asset information and risk management systems so as to grasp them. [...]

Creating the Optimal R&D Organization

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Technology & Innovation Management October 2014

Creating the Optimal R&D Organization

Designing R&D organizational structures, processes and governance to enhance business value

Driven by the need to respond to global hyper-competition and the increasing clock speed of technological change, companies are relying heavily on their R&D functions to accelerate innovation whilst maintaining tight budgets [...]

TowerCo MNOs: a win-win opportunity?

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TIME October 2014

TowerCo MNOs: a win-win opportunity?

A practical business case framework for tower price negotiation

Media and TLC Operators look at tower deals as a source of cash in response to increasing competition, decreasing prices, high debt positions and increasing Capex requirements. From its experience with TowerCo deals, Arthur D. Little describes four fundamental variables that shape a deal, presents a use case with sensitivity analysis and offers further considerations. [...]

Feed the Lion

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Consumer Goods September 2014

Feed the Lion

FMCG Opportunities and Challenges in Africa

The African continent is seeing rapid economic growth, coupled with a substantial increase in middle-class population and disposable income levels. Global companies are eyeing the African market for future growth and investing accordingly, especially in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment. For companies planning to enter/expand in Africa, the key is to look beyond the obvious and invest in emerging economies in the African continent for sustained growth. [...]

Arthur D. Little’s “Future of the Internet Study” Broadens the Open Internet Debate

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TIME September 2014

Arthur D. Little’s “Future of the Internet Study” Broadens the Open Internet Debate

Driving Investments, Growth and Quality of Experience in the Internet of the Future

The internet has rapidly evolved from a static data platform to become a streaming video platform, and is soon expected to see its next wave of growth in machine-to-machine and any-to-any video communications. By 2030, the ‘Internet of Everything’ potentially adds trillions of euros in value to the public and private sectors. This report investigates the drivers of this growth and the investment incentives in the ‘upstream’ part of internet IP connectivity where all the autonomous networks of the world interconnect. [...]

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