Deepwater Developments

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Energy & Utilities August 2013

Deepwater Developments

Critical Aspects and Key Considerations for Technology Selection

Technology is a key enabler for deep-water development but players still face a myriad of critical challenges and decisions which require close attention for successful delivery. [...]

Protecting what matters for your business

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Technology & Innovation Management July 2013

Protecting what matters for your business

Assess your security readiness to protect your assets from next generation attacks

Attacks on corporate data take on a new quality. As recent incidents show, a pure IT focus is not enough. Instead, a holistic approach is required, which includes strategy, people, processes, and technology. While an absolute security cannot be achieved, attackers seek the easiest targets first. Key success factor is, to be better protected than your neighbors and competitors. [...]

National Energy Security - Coal and Beyond – An India Case Study

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Energy & Utilities July 2013

National Energy Security - Coal and Beyond – An India Case Study

India's struggle for Energy Security

For sustainable economic growth and development, energy security of a nation is of utmost importance.  We are witnessing countries across the globe striving to be energy secure.  At the same time, India has been struggling to become an 'Energy Secure' nation.  [...]

The German Internet Industry 2012 – 2016

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TIME July 2013

The German Internet Industry 2012 – 2016

Figures, Trends and Hypotheses

The Internet economy remains one of the main growth drivers of the German economy with a projected growth rate of over 11% per year until 2016. Thereby the German internet economy is becoming a crucial job engine for Germany. In this study, conducted for the second time since 2009 together with eco – the Association of the German Internet Industry – a new market model is presented. [...]

Major new Arthur D. Little / Defra study in food and drink innovation released

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Consumer Goods July 2013

Major new Arthur D. Little / Defra study in food and drink innovation released

Arthur D. Little have produced a major study concerning future innovation in the food and drink industry for Defra, the United Kingdom Government’s Department for Food and Rural Affairs. The study seeks to identify opportunities for more sustainable, healthier food and drink production. [...]

Cutting the Profitability Gordian Knot

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Travel & Transportation July 2013

Cutting the Profitability Gordian Knot

Take Quantum Leaps AND Incremental Steps to Survive in the Urban Public Transport Value Chain

The public transport industry displays increasing demand, flat capacity development, and squeezed margins. A number of fundamentals suggest that the industry’s value chain and competitive landscape may change significantly in the coming years necessitating further innovation of operations and services for players involved. [...]

Battle for Sales in the Premium Segment

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Automotive June 2013

Battle for Sales in the Premium Segment

Six Key Levers Impacting Current Automotive Sales Models

For 2020, all three German premium automotive brands aim to become No. 1 in sales. In fact, worldwide demand for premium cars by far outgrows the global market, mainly due to the strong demand for premium vehicles from China and the US. For premium OEMs, the resulting challenge is to conquer new, additional customer segments while simultaneously transmitting authentic brand values to existing customers. This viewpoint presents six key levers in order to lead the marketing and sales models to strategic and operational excellence. [...]

Hitting the Bulls-Eye: Value Sourcing

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Operations Management June 2013

Hitting the Bulls-Eye: Value Sourcing

Transforming Procurement from Old School to New Age

The traditional procurement model does not help organizations achieve additional and sustainable financial targets. The CFO is asked to use the procurement department as an internal value partner to address and discuss new ways of spending the budget; often called value sourcing. [...]

UK Energy Policy

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Energy & Utilities June 2013

UK Energy Policy

A Little Less Intervention, A Little More Action

The UK is facing major energy challenges. Aging infrastructure, greater reliance on gas imports and tighter controls on emissions, mean that the landscape is changing. Investment is required on a huge scale in order to maintain security of supply and affordability to consumers, while at the same time reacting to environmental goals. [...]

Utilities Flash Report

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Energy & Utilities June 2013

Utilities Flash Report

Analysis of the Italian Utilities Sector - Full Year 2012 results

The Arthur D. Little’s Italian Utilities Flash Report , is a quarterly publication aimed to highlight the financial and industrial results of the most important Italian listed Utilities’ companies as well as to describe the main events of all the sectors covered by the report (natural gas, electricity, water, and waste). The attached report focuses on full year 2012 results. [...]

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