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Strategies to Turn an Economic Slump to Portfolio Companies'

Helping companies determine opportunities

In difficult economic times, large capital investments or extensive improvement projects may not be the right answer to an immediate need. Arthur D. Little has developed proven methodologies to help companies determine revenue and cost opportunities quickly and focus efforts on immediate value...

The Water Margin

How Strategic Management of Water can Grow Business Value

With two-thirds of the world to experience water shortages by 2025, this report warns companies that it is imperative to assess their water footprint and develop a proactive response to water management or risk damaging their business performance. A proactive approach to water management assesses...
Sustainability

Sleeker by Design

Cost-efficiency in the insurance industry

A survey conducted by Arthur D. Little ranks 50 major European insurance companies on cost-efficiency and takes a closer look at the strategies adopted by these top performers to achieve their high-ranking positions.
Financial services

The BRIC Battle

Winning the Global Race for the Emerging Middle Segment

With global economists predicting the emerging BRIC markets will remain the key source for growth in the crisis, a new study explains that mature market multinationals must re-evaluate their outmoded globalisation philosophies or risk losing out to a new generation of ambitious, fast growing...
Strategy

The Burning Question

Global energy policy and regulation

Peter Hughes, director at Arthur D. Little’s Energy & Utilities practice, delivers a keynote speech to Stanford University’s Program on Energy and Sustainable Development. The speech discusses the reasons behind Europe’s growing reliance on imported natural gas and what is happening now as the...

Future of Mobility 2020

Whither the automotive industry?

The automotive industry is caught in the middle of a crisis of a magnitude it has never seen before. Over the short and medium term, the restructuring actions initiated now will help optimise cost structures, but will the long-term ability to compete be safeguarded? Will the automotive market...

Dealer Risk Assessment and Contingency Plan Development

Evaluating dealers' bankruptcy risk

The financial crisis and the credit crunch are taking their toll on automotive retailers all over the world. Dealer insolvencies directly translate into increasing risks in terms of sales volume to car manufacturers. Systematically assessing this risk is key and the first move towards taking...

Shifting Centers of Gravity

The End of the Automotive Industry As We Know It?

The global automotive industry is set to become a fascinating battleground over the next ten years as established OEMs from the triad markets wrestle with challenger OEMs from emerging markets for dominance. This report by Arthur D. Little identifies some of the strategies that emerging challenger...

Ensuring Survival

Business Models in a Low-Carbon World

Much to everybody’s surprise, the low-carbon bandwagon survived even a global downturn - it remains a real issue in the eyes of politicians and the public alike. We have not seen the end of risky financial decisions, but we have reached the end of a period when carbon became established as an...
Sustainability

Open Standards for IPTV Set-Top Boxes

What an Open Standard Could Do for the Success of IPTV

The global IPTV industry has experienced impressive growth, but penetration levels are still modest. To spur further development and to avoid sub-optimisation based on multiple proprietary systems, a common standard will be increasingly important. Since no single proprietary standard for IPTV STBs...