Winning the Retail Game

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Automotive, Consumer Goods May 2008

Winning the Retail Game

Dealer performance as a success factor

With cut-throat competition characterising stagnant automotive retail markets,  high-performing dealer networks are becoming essential to OEMs' market success. Although automotive manufacturers invest heavily in developing and training their retail partners, many programmes do not generate the expected results. [...]

Sustainable Performance Delivered

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability May 2008

Sustainable Performance Delivered

How to Unlock Value Through Integrity and Innovation

Having established the connection between "integrity + innovation = sustainable performance" CEO's now need to establish how to deliver the concept. In this second paper of the series Arthur D. Little’s demonstrates I + I in the real world going on to show how companies such as GE, Dow and Novo Nordisk are unlocking value through sustainable business. [...]

Bridging the Talent Gap

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Energy & Utilities May 2008

Bridging the Talent Gap

Labor Shortages in the Energy Sector

Despite booming oil prices the industry is being constrained by resource shortages in oil supply, refining capacity and talents across the sector, despite a 20 per cent increase in investments by IOCs and NOCs. [...]

A Mobile Playground

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TIME May 2008

A Mobile Playground

Arthur D. Little predicts that in the coming years, mobile advertising is poised to be the next major digital platform for brands to reach customers, and that the key telecom players need to get to this market early. [...]

Value Added Logistics

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Travel & Transportation May 2008

Value Added Logistics

Innovation in logistics reaps clear benefits

While innovation has always been judged as the growth engine of society, in the field of logistics its importance is still underestimated. However, a recent study by the European Logistics Association (ELA) and Arthur D. Little shows that innovation excellence in logistics does lead to significant improvement in performance. [...]

Excellence in Working Capital Management

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Manufacturing May 2008

Excellence in Working Capital Management

Arthur D. Little's interdisciplinary approach to working capital management optimises working capital from both a financial and production/ logistics perspective. It also incorporates a top-down/ bottom-up working mode, which integrates the whole organisation when identifying und implementing potential for improvement. [...]

Middle Market Private Equity Challenge in an Economic Downturn

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Private Equity March 2008

Middle Market Private Equity Challenge in an Economic Downturn

Surviving in the economic downturn

The credit crunch of the summer is not abating, and recent economic data indicates that the US economy is very likely heading into a recession in 2008. The Middle Market Buyouts Symposium 2008 in New York on 8 January addressed the question “How can middle market private equity funds survive the economic downturn?” [...]

IT Rightsizing

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Information Management March 2008

IT Rightsizing

A balanced approach to cost saving

The credit crisis, increasing energy prices and overheated stock markets are all indicators of a possible economic downturn. Like all budgets, IT budgets will be cut. IT "rightsizing" is a balanced approach to cost reduction which generates sustainable savings while maintaining the strategic and operational value of IT.
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Meeting the automotive CO2 challenge

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Automotive March 2008

Meeting the automotive CO2 challenge

Global cities as pacemakers of regulation

The CO2 debate is changing the automotive landscape. Changes in buying criteria and their impact on automotive sales could become a real challenge for automotive OEMs in the short term. While discussion tends to focus on national regulatory developments, we believe that the large global cities will be the real pacemakers of regulation in the short term. [...]

In the eye of the telecom-media storm

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TIME February 2008

In the eye of the telecom-media storm

The principal structuring trend in the European technology, media and telecom sector during the next few years will be the advent of mobile broadband. This will be the key driver of revenue growth throughout the value chain: in access, offsetting the decline in traditional telecom revenues. [...]

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