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The Eternal Circle

45% of all expenditure in German industry is on materials, with costs for personnel costs not even reaching 20%. Businesses are paying out approximately 500 billion euros per year for steel, plastic and intermediate products. More efficient production processes and more modern technical plants...
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Silence for the merger and acquisition storm

We are heading towards an increase in merger and acquisition activity, however this article questions whether this is the calm before the storm. Herman Vantrappen, a Director in Arthur D. Little’s Strategy & Organisation Practice in Belgium is featured as saying the key for future M&A...
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The employers claim government support for access to credit

Governments need to support the companies in getting easy access to loans. The Arthur D. Little crisis survey “Waking up in a new world” is mentioned with a quote from Michael Traem, the Global CEO of Arthur D. Little included.
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The white giant

Decrease in milk sales, price pressure from foreign competitors, angry farmers: The milk business is getting harder and harder. The consulters from Arthur D. Little see only one solution for the Austrian dairies: expansion.  “It would be economically reasonable for them to look to new markets...
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"Opinion - showcase of the nation" - guest...

Austria's most important daily newspaper "Die Presse" cited Stefan Höffinger in connection with the latest discussion about the new Airport Terminal "Skylink". "Airports are the marketplaces and traffic junctions of the 21st century" ... "Airports as realisation...
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Crisis forces everybody into economy class

In February 2009 airless sold 21.1 percent less premium tickets than in February 2008, whereas in economy class it was only 8.3 percent less. Ralf Baron, practice leader of Arthur D. Little’s Travel and Transportation team thinks that even though sales of premium tickets will pick up again after...
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Chinese prepare to attack

The development of Chinese automobile-manufacturers from local to global suppliers is based on a sophisticated strategy, says Marc Winterhoff, Director and leader of the Automotive Practice at Arthur D. Little.First and foremost they schedule to become market leaders in their own country, then...
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The three steps to Energy plans of the future

The German Industry spends 45 per cent of expenditures on material costs, but less than 20 per cent on labour costs. German companies pay about 500 billion Euro for metals, plastics and raw materials each year. The modernisation of production assets could save up to 100 billion Euro, concludes a...
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Novasep acquires Henogen

Article on the acquisition of Henogen by Novasep, where the Due Dilligence work of Arthur D. Little is mentioned and Mr. Polastro is quoted.
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IPTV and interactive Services are best “weapon” to beat...

Bundled products, and particularly triple play services containing TV services over IPTV could be the maverick product helping incumbents retain old customers and win new ones. This is one of the prime results of the study that Arthur D. Little and Exane BNP Paribas carried out ("Telecom...
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