Aviation MROs

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Manufacturing, Operations Management February 2016

Aviation MROs

Delivering long-term value in a transformed aftermarket

As the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) landscape is disrupted by the emergence of new technologies and the growing presence of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the aftermarket, we examine these challenges and propose a framework by which the MRO service providers can continue to deliver value. [...]

Confronting Core Market Decline

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Manufacturing February 2016

Confronting Core Market Decline

Portfolio diversification in the industrial services sector

Portfolio-led diversification can create a wealth of new growth opportunities for industrial service providers, but also presents new challenges. In this article, we highlight some critical success factors for the effective transition to a portfolio service offering in the context of changing customer expectations and sustained market volatility. [...]

Aviation Alliance Strategy

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Travel & Transportation, Strategy & Organization February 2016

Aviation Alliance Strategy

Beyond the global alliance model?

In the context of a challenging macro environment, the global aviation sector is facing unprecedented change due to advances in aircraft technology, disruptive business models and a new generation of digitally enabled passenger. In light of these "hyper-competitive" pressures, Arthur D. Little re-examines the global alliance model and considers the future of cooperative strategy in the aviation sector as the industry enters a new competitive era. [...]

Aerospace Supplier Squeeze – Ways Out?

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Manufacturing February 2016

Aerospace Supplier Squeeze – Ways Out?

Arthur D. Little’s strategic recommendations for commercial aerospace suppliers

This guest blog post at Aerospace Diary, an online forum for aerospace professionals, is based on Arthur D. Little's Viewpoint that takes the same title. The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry today struggles with a duality: defense-driven segments are taking hits due to significant governmental budget cuts, while commercial aircraft manufacturing enjoys double-digit growth. [...]

Future of Operations in the digital world

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Operations Management February 2016

Future of Operations in the digital world

Industry 4.0: CEOs’ master plan for driving the race in performance excellence

Industry 4.0 and the related new technologies, such as the “Internet of Things”, “cyber-physical systems” and “additive manufacturing”, will drive radical performance improvements in terms of cost and customer excitement. CxOs in all industries are currently defining their ways to explore and exploit the benefits. The bad news is that the variety of technologies and limited number of industrialized examples make it hard to understand the complexity of the topic. [...]

Subcontracting safety?

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Risk January 2016

Subcontracting safety?

Strengthening control of supply chain safety using a culture-based approach

In the face of relentless and growing pressure for efficiency, companies are increasingly outsourcing to suppliers and contractors, meaning that managing safety across the supply chain is more challenging than ever. [...]

Pricing Benchmark

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TIME January 2016

Pricing Benchmark

Voice and MBB Services Tariff Plans Benchmarking

In our current  Voice and MBB Services Tariff Plans Benchmarking edition we observed, mostly in the Western Europe, continuous trends of decreasing prices and an increasing of data allowances and consumption with a consequent growing demand for Networks Infrastructure [...]

Finding your balance: Insights into world class portfolio management

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Technology & Innovation Management December 2015

Finding your balance: Insights into world class portfolio management

Findings from Arthur D. Little’s R&D Management Best Practice Study

In the current era of technological disruption and global competition, it is more important than ever to have a clear grip on how the full intent of corporate strategy is manifested in the Rn'D portfolio. Allocating resources in line with that strategy achieves better results - yet all too often, companies rely on stage gate controls at individual project or program levels. This is not sufficient to achieve the dynamic R&D portfolio management and resource allocation that global corporations need to stay ahead. [...]

Energize Telecoms

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Energy & Utilities, TIME December 2015

Energize Telecoms

Benefits and risks for telcos considering opportunities in energy management

For several decades the prospect of energy utility and telco convergence has loomed, but with limited results. All of the above change factors, however, demonstrate a transformational shift in the energy sector and open new opportunities for telecom and technology operators. Global players have already been stepping up to the challenge. [...]

Alternative paths for large IOCs

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Energy & Utilities December 2015

Alternative paths for large IOCs

Low oil prices may drive pervasive structural changes in upstream oil and gas

In the same way that the low oil prices of the 1990's triggered a major structural overhaul of the oil and gas sector, it is important now to ask what impact the current phase of low oil prices might also have on future structural trends in the industry, in particular on the large International Oil Companies. [...]

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