Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2014

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TIME May 2014

Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2014

Capex: the long march

The 13th edition of the joint annual report by Arthur D. Little and Exane BNP Paribas focuses on the investment in the telecoms industry. We held 118 meetings in the telecom-media-technology arena, across 24 countries. [...]

The Headquarters Redesign

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Strategy & Organization April 2014

The Headquarters Redesign

A New Paradigm for Corporate Governance in Turbulent Times

For a long time, steering a corporation from its head offices was like a long-distance drive on a straight and broad highway: a smooth and comfortable ride – no sharp turns, constant speed and high reliability. For most corporations, the global economic crisis in 2009 changed this driving mode to “off-road”. Today we frequently need radical turns to steer the corporation in the right direction. The role and effectiveness of a corporate headquarters become more important to mastering megatrends as well as industry specific changes. This development affects whole industries. [...]

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. [...]

Future-proof & lean DMS integration

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Automotive February 2014

Future-proof & lean DMS integration

How to overcome costly and complex DMS integration and support new business opportunities such as online sales, better customer experience and analytics, as well as connected cars

Efficient processes and systems in automotive retail are gaining importance for OEMs. They actually are a critical success factor to reach sales targets by enabling efficient customer facing processes and lean processing of large sales quantities. Dealer management systems (DMS) play a major role in this field. Therefore in-depth knowledge and capabilities need to be developed how to overcome costly and complex DMS integration and support new business opportunities like online sales, better customer experience and analytics as well as connected cars. [...]

Transformation by Radical Innovation

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Technology & Innovation Management February 2014

Transformation by Radical Innovation

Turning Megatrends and Emerging Technologies into Growth Opportunities

Is your company sufficiently innovative? Most CEOs and CTOs would like to say yes, although Arthur D. Little’s recent Global Innovation Excellence study reveals that most companies are focusing on incremental, rather than radical, innovation. The most successful innovators in the study, in terms of EBIT and sales from new products, spend as much as one third of total R&D resources on radical innovation activities. [...]

From Silos to Layers

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TIME February 2014

From Silos to Layers

How Operators Need to Change Their Operating Model to Cope With Industry Dynamics

The industry dynamics of telecoms services has lead to an increasing disintermediation of the value chain and the emergence of new interfaces between operators and external partners. The “IP-ization” of networks requires telecoms operators to rethink their organizational design beyond the traditional Sales, Network and IT. [...]

Online media and content winning

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TIME January 2014

Online media and content winning

Arthur D. Little’s Media Flow of Funds Analysis – Germany

This report presents a detailed look at the developments in the German media industry from 2007 until 2013, and in particular highlights the shift in the flow of funds between offline and online players. The report provides recommendations for media players on how to position themselves in order to benefit from the developments identified. [...]

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. [...]

At the Other End of Innovation

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Technology & Innovation Management January 2014

At the Other End of Innovation

Product Portfolio Complexity Reduction

The focus on innovation, and the ever-faster introduction of products, is building larger and more complex product port-folios. At the “Other end of innovation” we find that many companies are not managing to phase-out old, low volume or low margin products at the same pace that new products are added. [...]

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