Performance Excellence Networks

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Operations Management July 2012

Performance Excellence Networks

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. [...]

Manage Risk for Product Launch

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Technology & Innovation Management July 2012

Manage Risk for Product Launch

Actively manage risk to deliver the right products on time!

Delivering new products just right on time and designing them for just the right customers remains among the most difficult challenges in product development. While risk management has been a well-established notion in hedging and safety related issues, it is not really applied yet in product development. This paper shows why project risk management matters and how to implement it successfully. [...]

Networked Procurement

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Operations Management May 2012

Networked Procurement

Networking as future strategy delivers measurable higher and sustainable value for your company

Due to the increase in economic tension companies have optimized the organization, processes and systems in procurement over the last years and achieved related savings. Nevertheless companies are realizing that they have not yet reached the full value-added potential in procurement. [...]

Construction Trade Convergence

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Manufacturing May 2012

Construction Trade Convergence

The trend towards energy efficiency, “green building” solutions, renovation or value-added services, means that previously distinct construction trades and value chain structures are beginning to converge. Established construction companies, material suppliers or technical building equipment providers: who will win the race to gain most of future market share? Is it time now for forward looking entrepreneurs to start innovating their business to outcompete their peers? [...]

Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2012

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TIME May 2012

Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2012

Let’s face it

The eleventh edition of the annual Arthur D. Little-Exane BNP Paribas joint report is an in-depth analysis of the implications of an all-IP world where everything is connected. For operators it brings pros and cons: it threatens their core voice and SMS revenues but it also offers significant opportunities to enter adjacent markets. But they have to act quickly. [...]

Strategy & Organization May 2012

Marketing & Sales Excellence

Marketing and Sales Excellence is critical to success: our compelling benchmark study across industries identifies room for improvement for your company. Arthur D. Little and the Leipzig Graduate School of Management are jointly running an ongoing cross-industry benchmarking study to identify key drivers and determinants of Marketing and Sales Excellence across various industries. [...]

Managing the Customer Experience

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Strategy & Organization, Consumer Goods April 2012

Managing the Customer Experience

Going from Good to Great

In its latest Viewpoint “Managing the Customer Experience: Going from Good to Great”, Arthur D. Little presents thoughts, experiences and methodology on how to become great at customer experience management. [...]

‘Triangulate‘ your IT for Business Value

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Information Management, Consumer Goods April 2012

‘Triangulate‘ your IT for Business Value

The days of IT as a pure enabler function for companies are over – and with it the role of the CIO/CFO. Instead, his role is shifting towards the ”balancing” power in enterprises, being responsible for operational stability, innovation and business value generation simultaneously. How companies can do their homework and prepare the ground for the CIO of tomorrow. [...]

LTE Spectrum and Network Strategies

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TIME March 2012

LTE Spectrum and Network Strategies

Strategic Options for Mobile Operators in Dynamic 4G Mobile Markets

The LTE spectrum auctions across Europe are the start of LTE becoming market reality. Operators are focusing on one of two spectrum strategic options: major investments into 800 MHz or smart hybrid multiband solutions with >1GHz spectrum on 1800, 2600 FDD and TDD bands. [...]

The Connected Car – Finally Coming True?

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Automotive, TIME February 2012

The Connected Car – Finally Coming True?

How OEMs Overcome Startup Hurdles and Achieve Competitive Advantage

The vision of the “connected car” or more general “connected vehicle” has been around for some time without significant impact in the industry. [...]

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