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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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Automotive October 2005

Automotive Power Electronics 2015

Automotive innovation relies heavily on electronics.

This Arthur D. Little study deals with the future use of power electronics in automotive technology. Beginning with an overview of the power electronics market and then developing the five mega-trends in automobile electronics that will drastically influence the motor industry, we have detailed the role of power electronics in the industry. [...]

TIME October 2005

Strategic Planning for Telecom Companies 2005

Strategic Planning is a key factor for a company's growth and success, but its importance is often neglected and only half-heartedly executed. However, in today's competitive and unpredictable environment with fast-changing customer needs, it is more important than ever to proactively and professionally plan where the company is heading, to ensure long-term success and maximise shareholder value creation. [...]

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability July 2005

The Innovation High Ground

How Leading Companies are Using Sustainability-Driven Innovation to Win Tomorrow’s Customers

This report examines how leading companies are using sustainability-driven innovation to win customers for the future. Arthur D. Little collaborated with Hedstrom Associates to survey 40 technology companies in Europe, the US and Japan to see how they are creating new market space, products, services or processes driven by social, environmental or sustainability issues. [...]

TIME July 2005

Arthur D. Little Global Broadband Report Update 2005 "Growth Fuels Disruption"

Based on interviews carried out in 22 countries and proprietary research, the Broadband Report offers perspectives on the evolution towards profitable Broadband and potential courses of action for all industry players. In the Arthur D. Little Broadband Update 2005, we focus on three main segments of the Broadband industry: content and applications, network and access, and devices. We also analyse key trends shaping the future of the Broadband access industry itself and having a significant impact on other related industries, such as entertainment (TV), telecommunications (VoIP) and electronics (home gateways). [...]

Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability July 2005

A Director's Guide to Corporate Responsibility Reporting

A guidebook by Arthur D. Little

This guide was compiled by a team comprising Arthur D Little, Business in the Community, Camelot and HBOS. The guide is designed to help directors and senior managers consider how best to develop an effective reporting strategy for corporate responsibility. [...]

TIME June 2005

Beyond Voice: A Survey of Voice-Enhanced Services

Arthur D. Little and VMA, the International Association for Enhanced Voice Services, have conducted a pan-European survey on voice enhanced services offered by operators. The objectives of the survey were to assess the availability of features and services in the various European markets, measure adoption differences in the various countries, and assess the impact on both ARPU and subscribers' loyalty. [...]

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Strategy & Organization June 2005

A User's Guide to Successful M&As

A User's Guide to Successful M&As

The global number of mergers and acquisitions has rebounded strongly since 2004. As Vantrappen and Kilefors explore in this article, not all mergers and acquisitions make sense. They provide a summary of what academia has to say, the steps to success and what executives need to do to make the best from the complicated world of M&A. [...]

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Manufacturing May 2005

Innovation Excellence Study 2005

How companies use innovation to improve profitability and growth

How leading companies are using innovation matters, and firms realise it. As a number one priority, companies worldwide are targeting the huge untapped potential to improve profit growth through innovation management. This is concluded in a global study, which focuses on how companies worldwide improve profitability and growth through effective innovation management. [...]

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