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Why machine learning is crucial

Managing and gaining the most value from big data

This article explores the challenge of managing and gaining the most value from big data. We highlight the increased opportunity associated with larger data sets, while illustrating the limitations of current methods and human intellect across the 4 Vs of big data (volume, velocity, variety, and...
Industrial goods & services, Technology & innovation management, Digital problem solving, Information management

Next-Generation Product Cost Management

A holistic and networked approach to cost-efficient products beyond one-time efforts

Companies in the manufacturing industry today have to face a variety of challenges emerging from volatile market environments and increasing competitive pressure. Product cost management plays an increasing role in sustaining profitability and competitiveness. The Arthur D. Little approach...
Industrial goods & services, Technology & innovation management

Energy Efficiency

Capture growth while managing the risk of over-engineering

 We see opportunities to capture growth in this area, but also a risk of over-engineering. In this viewpoint we share our thoughts on how to balance your product and service development program for growth and value.
Industrial goods & services

Marketing & Sales Excellence in the Crisis

Reduce costs without jeopardising sales generation capabilities

Chief executives are preparing their companies for worst-case scenarios and at the same time gearing up to emerge in a strong position once the crisis has passed. This climate provides an excellent opportunity for forward-looking marketing and sales leaders to optimise their cost bases, while at...
Industrial goods & services, Consumer goods & retail

The Hidden Value In Your Accounts Receivable

The hidden value in accounts receivable - how to use 3rd party services

First-class accounts receivable management increases a firm’s value. Overlooked by many companies, reducing accounts receivable by use of 3rd party services, is a value creation lever frequently addressed by private equity owned companies. 3rd parties offer a wide range of services, from debt...
Industrial goods & services, Consumer goods & retail

Manufacturing Network Concentration

Now Could Be the Time to Act

Manufacturing networks drive unnecessary costs, capital and obstruct service if not aligned with products, sales and production technology. Historic events and organisational heritage often lead to manufacturing networks that are not optimal from these perspectives. Although companies are often...
Industrial goods & services, Consumer goods & retail

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...
Industrial goods & services

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.
Industrial goods & services

Delocalization of R&D

Development to follow the production trend?

Discussion of the development footprint is omnipresent in Western media. In our survey  conducted across 54 global companies in the aerospace & defence, automotive, manufacturing and electronics industries we found out that most of the R&D headcount growth in the next five years will...
Industrial goods & services

Design to Customer Value

"Design to customer value" is a cross-functional approach that simultaneously optimises the product in terms of customer benefits and product life-cycle costs. Key elements include an analysis of customer requirements and product functions and technical competitor benchmarking. Delivering average...
Industrial goods & services, Operations management