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Manufacturing May 2006

Profitable Growth through Service

Profitable Growth through Service

Innovative service strategies offer a large potential for increasing growth and profitability in the investment goods industries as in these mature markets competitive pressure is rising continuously and differentiation through physical products becomes more and more difficult. In this situation service strategies offer an opportunity for good revenue and profit growth. [...]

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Manufacturing May 2006

Site Selection in China

Manufacturing Site Selection in China

Driven by the need for global presence on the one hand and cost efficiency on the other, the decision to set up a manufacturing site in China needs to be prepared and carried out by respecting all the necessary parameters. With this paper, we give upfront answers to the key questions. [...]

Energy & Utilities April 2006

The Real Issues in a New Nuclear Programme

The current energy review is just the beginning

The public may have the impression that any “new nuclear power“ decision in a government's energy review is a simple yes / no. But any decision by the government in favour must say how. A simple “yes” from the government will not persuade the private sector to finance and build a nuclear power programme. [...]

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TIME March 2006

Telecom Operators: Facing off on Convergence

Telecom Operators: Facing off on Convergence

This white paper is an update of last year's study "More effort required" and is based on a survey conducted by Arthur D. Little and Exane BNP Paribas of selected industry experts, such as telecommunications operators, suppliers, regulators and content aggregators in Europe. The report highlights fixed-mobile convergence and related strategic options for telecom operators. [...]

TIME March 2006

Mobilizing Enterprise

Mobile Enterprise Solutions have reached a development stage in which they can bring considerable benefits to companies. Arthur D. Little and the communications solutions provider, Ericsson, recently conducted a joint survey of current trends in Mobile Enterprise Solutions. The study found that Mobile Enterprise enables a company to realize significant cost savings, improve customer and employee satisfaction, and increase employee flexibility, and thus flexibility of the entire company. [...]

TIME January 2006

Deregulation of the Telecom Sector and its Impact on the Overall Economy

Deregulation is being discussed in many countries as a means to provide incentives for investments into new infrastructure. This includes the EU, where deregulation is likely to be brought forward as one aspect of the forthcoming review of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications and services. In its analysis, Arthur D. Little assesses deregulation and its impact on telecommunications market performance and the overall economic development. The impact of deregulation is critical, especially in terms of the current debate in many countries about whether or not investments into new infrastructure, such as fibre to the home or to the curb, should be subject to regulation. [...]

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Automotive January 2006

Commercial Vehicle Trend Study Towards 2015

How Technology Will Change Value Chain Structures

While numerous studies have analysed developments in the passenger car industry, the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry has largely remained a blind spot. That is why Arthur D. Little decided to conduct a study on the future of trucks. We elaborated hypotheses on several issues which we tested in interviews with key decision-makers at all European truck OEMs and selected first-tier suppliers. [...]

Government and Transport Sector Urged to Change Attitudes of Travelling Public

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Travel & Transportation January 2006

Government and Transport Sector Urged to Change Attitudes of Travelling Public

Government and transport sector urged to change attitudes of travelling public

Arthur D. Little and Cambridge Consultants hosted the Intelligent Journey workshop at Castle Ashby in Northampton. Decision-makers, opinion-formers and experts from the whole spectrum of the transport industry came together to explore how the intelligent journey jigsaw is best pieced together.  [...]

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Automotive December 2005

Collaborative Engineering in the Automotive Industry

Networking in innovation becomes increasingly important within the Automotive Industry.

Collaborative engineering covers all activities between company organisations and partners in the course of joint development projects based on a defined reference process model and including IT support. With this study, Arthur D. Little and our study partner ProSTEP AG discuss the issue between OEMs and suppliers in the automobile industry. [...]

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Automotive November 2005

Increasing the Efficiency of your Automotive Software Development

Increasing the Efficiency of your Automotive Software Development

This Arthur D. Little study covers the growing importance of software in the performance and differentiation of electronics systems. Our OEM and tier 1 clients have increasingly asked us to focus on helping them improve the efficiency of their embedded software development processes. [...]

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