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Little en-US Wed, 24 May 2017 05:58:29 +0200 netsive.com ald@netsive.com (Netsive) Reports Petroleum refiners and shippers struggle over marine fuel http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1058&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1058&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/petroleum-refiners-and-shippers-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Petroleum refiners and shippers struggle over marine fuel" title="Petroleum refiners and shippers struggle over marine fuel" /></a>The marine-fuel sector is facing lower-sulfur-content specifications, with the major change taking place in January 2020.</p> Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1058&source=rssreports Executive Roundtable: Future of Operations http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1054&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1054&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-187317133_M_Maschine_Teile_auf_der_circuit_board_licence-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Executive Roundtable: Future of Operations" title="Executive Roundtable: Future of Operations" /></a>The nature of operations has been changing constantly in past decades, and is still changing now, with more speed than ever. The evolvement of Industry 4.0 and the high scale availability of new technologies such as augmented reality devices and blockchain payments is triggering the accelerated change in industrial value chains.</p> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1054&source=rssreports Telecoms & Media executive breakfast event http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1052&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1052&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/telecom-and-media-executive-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Telecoms & Media executive breakfast event" title="Telecoms & Media executive breakfast event" /></a>On March 31, 2017, Arthur D. Little held in London the first of a series of launch events of the latest edition of its annual Telecoms & Media flagship report with an unprecedented attendance of global senior industry executives and key investors, including more than ten leading UK operators, multiple web-majors and OTTs, infrastructure companies, banks, several private equity firms and representatives of the vendor community and UK government advisory bodies.</p> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1052&source=rssreports America First: carbon emissions go last? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1050&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1050&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/shutterstock_166781276_reduced-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="America First: carbon emissions go last?" title="America First: carbon emissions go last?" /></a><span style="font-size: 9pt;">The Trump administration's approach to the traditional energy trilemma (the challenge of balancing the goals of cheap, secure and clean energy) appears set to skew heavily towards the low cost and secure aspects of energy supply at the expense of any focus on carbon emissions.</span></p> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1050&source=rssreports The Digital Century: where is value headed in the digital space? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1048&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1048&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-621694778_Browsing_a_Virtual_World_in_Virtual_Reality_Glasses_lic-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Digital Century: where is value headed in the digital space?" title="The Digital Century: where is value headed in the digital space?" /></a>The digital industry has been through a lot of turbulence in the last 15 years, since the Internet bubble burst after the dot-com boom. Customer usage has changed radically, technology has been regularly upgraded and new players have emerged.</p> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1048&source=rssreports A perspective on the Iranian upstream oil & gas industry http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1046&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1046&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-589433616-1_Oil_barrels_with_Iranian_flag_licence_standard-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="A perspective on the Iranian upstream oil & gas industry" title="A perspective on the Iranian upstream oil & gas industry" /></a>The global oil & gas market has begun to rebalance in the first half of 2017, following a period of suppressed prices that has stalled the US shale revolution and prompted OPEC intervention, with an agreement to take 1.2 mmbbl/d off the market. Despite this rebalancing, it is likely that the market will remain uncertain in the short to medium term.</p> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1046&source=rssreports Creating a Gigabit Society http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1044&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1044&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/creating-a-gigabit-society-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Creating a Gigabit Society" title="Creating a Gigabit Society" /></a>This study describing a future Gigabit Society in Europe was authored by Arthur D. Little with support from and on behalf of Vodafone as the second in a series. The first edition focused on the role of Fibre networks, and this companion report focuses on the role of 5G mobile networks in facilitating consumer and industrial innovation in that future.</p> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1044&source=rssreports Funding lower-priority clinical trials http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1042&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1042&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-496442826_Laboratory_research_licence_standard_reduced-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Funding lower-priority clinical trials" title="Funding lower-priority clinical trials" /></a><span style="font-size: 10.6667px;">Introduction: Some biopharma companies have built pipelines that offer more development opportunities than their </span><span style="font-size: 8pt;">resources allow them to pursue. Promising clinical trials may be moved down the priority list and their execution </span><span style="font-size: 8pt;">delayed - resulting in decline of asset value against a fixed patent expiration date.</span></p> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1042&source=rssreports Unconventional hydrocarbons in Latin America http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1039&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1039&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-486168232-1_Oil_Drilling_Fracking_Rig_on_a_Hay_Farm_licence_standard-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Unconventional hydrocarbons in Latin America" title="Unconventional hydrocarbons in Latin America" /></a>Production of unconventional hydrocarbons became globally prominent in 2010, when the US, for the first time, reached a daily output of 1 million barrels of tight oil. In Latin America, where high unconventional hydrocarbon potential has been widely recognized, Governments noticed the need to attract experienced international operators, qualified suppliers and risk-prone investors to develop such resources.</p> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1039&source=rssreports The future of automotive mobility http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1036&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1036&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-499631484_The_Future_of_Automotive_Mobility-100_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The future of automotive mobility" title="The future of automotive mobility" /></a> Automotive as it has evolved over the last 100 years is perceived by many as leading to massiveproblems over the world. Driven by wealth, urbanization and increasing car-park pollution andcongestion, effects have increased globally and need to be addressed. </p> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1036&source=rssreports Italian gas distribution tenders http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1034&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1034&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-180921051_Row_of_gray_has_meters_with_yellow_pipe_on_red_brick-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Italian gas distribution tenders" title="Italian gas distribution tenders" /></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"UniversLT-Light",sans-serif"></span> The Italian gas distribution sector is expected to face a new tender season in the short to medium term. All the concessions in the country have been bundled together in order to create ATEMs, concessions larger than the average DSO size. <span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"UniversLT-Light",sans-serif"></span></p> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1034&source=rssreports The ultimate battle in the sky - reinventing the long-haul travel experience http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1032&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1032&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-477385856_airplane_wing-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The ultimate battle in the sky - reinventing the long-haul travel experience" title="The ultimate battle in the sky - reinventing the long-haul travel experience" /></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"UniversLT-Light",sans-serif"></span> Since the mid 2000s the air-transport industry has been in an era of hyper-competition. Medium-haul has been irreversibly disrupted, and the sector has become a mass-market industry. Now airlines are preparing for the next battle in the sky: the fight for the long-haul traveler. <span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"UniversLT-Light",sans-serif"></span></p> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1032&source=rssreports What's in the future for fuel cell vehicles? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1030&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1030&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-157311554_Fuel_Cell_Auto_Licence_standard_reduced-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="What's in the future for fuel cell vehicles?" title="What's in the future for fuel cell vehicles?" /></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"UniversLT-Light",sans-serif"></span> The development of new and diversified technologies is creating exciting opportunities within the automotive industry. Arthur D. Little has already analyzed and reported the evolution trends in traditional and innovative powertrain technologies. <span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"UniversLT-Light",sans-serif"></span></p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1030&source=rssreports Consolidate, diversify or perish http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1028&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1028&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-171053447_Individuals_Unite_To_Become_Team_Family_Network_licence-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Consolidate, diversify or perish" title="Consolidate, diversify or perish" /></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"UniversLT-Light",sans-serif"></span> The media industry is experiencing a massive digital transformation. This creates a complex and volatile environment for media companies and the transformation will significantly affect value flows going forward. Traditional media companies will need to take (tough) portfolio decisions as the digitization of the industry progresses. <span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"UniversLT-Light",sans-serif"></span></p> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1028&source=rssreports The customer meeting of the future http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1026&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1026&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/web-format_of_image-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The customer meeting of the future" title="The customer meeting of the future" /></a>Our new report has been co-authored by Arthur D. Little and Telia as part of a series highlighting various aspects of digitalization and the impact it has on companies and organizations. This report takes aim at the digital transformation of customer interaction and experience, what we refer to as "the customer meeting of the future"</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1026&source=rssreports A radical change in the consumption of energy in cities - The case of Spain http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1024&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1024&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-517928716_Gran_Via_at_night_licence_standard-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="A radical change in the consumption of energy in cities - The case of Spain" title="A radical change in the consumption of energy in cities - The case of Spain" /></a>Energy efficiency has been a hot topic for several years. It is one of the most important leverswhen improving the productivity of developed societies, as well as their environmental impact - aunit less of energy consumed for the same productive activity reduces not only costs, but also thepollution associated with it. For many countries that depend strongly on energy imports, it alsoimpacts the commercial trade balance.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1024&source=rssreports Beyond the best network operations! http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1022&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1022&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-529419028_Looking_through_the_source_code_licence_standard-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Beyond the best network operations!" title="Beyond the best network operations!" /></a><div class="indent">Current international industry trends predict mid-term reductions of profitability margins for telecom operators, in particularfor mature markets. This is a result of huge investments (GSMA estimates that telecom operators will invest $1.7 trillionon capex during 2014-2020) that are required to build next-generation networks in order to satisfy the data- demandexplosion and revenue reduction caused by mobile price wars and competition from OTT.</div></p> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1022&source=rssreports Building the Smart Hospital Agenda http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1019&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1019&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-505030334-smart_hospital_agenda-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Building the Smart Hospital Agenda" title="Building the Smart Hospital Agenda" /></a><span style="font-size: 10.6667px;">A number of factors have been contributing to a rapid change in care delivery models world-wide. Increasing cost of care, need to improve access to care, inherent complexity in treatment options and increasing involvement of patients in the care delivery cycles - all of these factors have fostered an environment where hospitals or other care delivery institutions have started shifting focus from treating episodes to managing overall health of patients, while focusing on overall value of care rather than efficiency.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1019&source=rssreports Battery Storage: Still Too Early? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1017&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1017&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_26018325_LARGE_Des_Batteries_licence_standard-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Battery Storage: Still Too Early?" title="Battery Storage: Still Too Early?" /></a>Renewable energy deployment over the last decades has posed unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of power systems. In the context of increasingly decentralized and intermittent generation, power utilities1 and system operators need to rethink their portfolios, business models and positions in the market in order to be resilient to these changes and benefit from them.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1017&source=rssreports The Future of Healthcare http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1009&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1009&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-531753407_brain_waves_licence_standard-100_07.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Future of Healthcare" title="The Future of Healthcare" /></a>Unprecedented changes are ahead of us: artificial intelligence, the internet of things, big data, and social and commercial networks are radically changing the way we live and do business, and the impact of these changes will go above and beyond the 1990s experiments with the "dot-com" wave.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=1009&source=rssreports Major strategic choices ahead of TelCos: Reconfiguring for value http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=998&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=998&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-506513982_Bubbles_in_the_Sea_licence_standard-100_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Major strategic choices ahead of TelCos: Reconfiguring for value" title="Major strategic choices ahead of TelCos: Reconfiguring for value" /></a>The telecom industry is not in a stable state. In fact, due to the increasingly large strategic and technical option space, we expect operators to become more diverse. Within the next five years, the structure of operators will likely have changed significantly.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=998&source=rssreports Digital future of electrical networks http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=996&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=996&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-528441336_City_network_connection_technology_licence_standard-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Digital future of electrical networks" title="Digital future of electrical networks" /></a>Digital transformation is one of the most important changes the utilities industry faces these days. This transformation is not limited to changing how companies interact with their clients, but also impacts the way they operate internally, as well as where and how value is created.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=996&source=rssreports Rethinking managed services group designs http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=994&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=994&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-528903376_BusinessThinking_about_structuring_business_process-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Rethinking managed services group designs" title="Rethinking managed services group designs" /></a>As the success of managed services (MS) continues to drive growth in the B2B space, an increasing number of operators are venturing into the managed ICT space. However, the role telecommunication groups should play when selling and providing managed ICT services must shift from the current legacy models to more centrally driven designs.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=994&source=rssreports Telecom retail & consumer Protection http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=992&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=992&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-503763008-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Telecom retail & consumer Protection" title="Telecom retail & consumer Protection" /></a>Telecom players dedicate significant resources to complying with retail & consumer protection (RCP) regulation, having created complex horizontal processes and tools spanning several departments. Despite this, the complexity of the subject and the continuous flow of new rules often translate into unwise actions (eventually punished by regulatory institutions).</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=992&source=rssreports Future Telco Production Model http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=989&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=989&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-618541738_Glass_bridge_of_Zhangjiajie_China-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Future Telco Production Model" title="Future Telco Production Model" /></a>NFV and SDN technologies are emerging as enablers of new flexible production architectures that will drive major innovation and operational efficiencies for carriers.</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=989&source=rssreports Race to Gigabit Fiber http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=988&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=988&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock-506713786_Digital_optical_data_cable_in_a_data_vortex_licence_Standard-100_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Race to Gigabit Fiber" title="Race to Gigabit Fiber" /></a>Fiber investments have become more common now than at any point in the past. The number of countries with more than 95% fiber coverage has increased from just one (in 2012) to seven (in 2016).</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=988&source=rssreports Power to low-power http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=985&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=985&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_67444803_VECTOR_Mit_Internet_fuer_Geschaeftsreisende_endlose_Muste-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Power to low-power" title="Power to low-power" /></a>As of today, smart ecosystems are limited to reaching their full potential based on the underlying connectivity technologies, such as fiber, cellular and Wi-Fi.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=985&source=rssreports What is next for petroleum downstream? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=983&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=983&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_73999221_XXLARGE-_1__2-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="What is next for petroleum downstream?" title="What is next for petroleum downstream?" /></a>Petroleum downstream has been adapting to increasing competition and challenging regulations, and is suffering from lower returns than the upstream segment.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=983&source=rssreports E-Learning - A tool for successful change http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=979&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=979&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/banner-935469_1920-106.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="E-Learning - A tool for successful change" title="E-Learning - A tool for successful change" /></a>Today's global trends, such as high speed of innovation and technological change, require manufacturing companies to be agile and quickly implement sustainable changes to survive. To do so, companies need to continuously train employees to ensure they possess the right skills and know-how.</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=979&source=rssreports Corporate leadership beyond the gates http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=977&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=977&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/shutterstock_137835644_man_opening_gate_small-106.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Corporate leadership beyond the gates" title="Corporate leadership beyond the gates" /></a>Extensive road transportation is an essential part of the supply chain for most major corporations. With more than one-quarter of the 1.25 million deaths on the road each year attributable to work-related driving, leading corporations are now taking the significant step of managing all off-site transportation safety risks throughout their supply chains and across their own operations.</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=977&source=rssreports Demand Side Management http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=975&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=975&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_95891441_DemandResponse-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Demand Side Management" title="Demand Side Management" /></a>In times of energy transition, when intermittent decentralized generation is on the rise and large traditional generation assets are retiring, electricity systems increasingly need flexible solutions to ensure security of supply.</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=975&source=rssreports The future of higher education http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=971&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=971&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_78318173-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The future of higher education" title="The future of higher education" /></a>The global Higher Education (HE) market is transforming rapidly, with nine major trends changing the educational landscape over the next 15 years and posing challenges for universities that wish to remain competitive.</p> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=971&source=rssreports Time to dare: Reinvent the home butler http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=973&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=973&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_92480309_MEDIUM_TIME_ButlerServices-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Time to dare: Reinvent the home butler" title="Time to dare: Reinvent the home butler" /></a>After years of decline, telecom operators are being lured by promising opportunities around the smart-home.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=973&source=rssreports Innovation Quest for Telecom Operators http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=969&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=969&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_84889441_LARGE-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Innovation Quest for Telecom Operators" title="Innovation Quest for Telecom Operators" /></a>The topic of innovation is not new to telecom companies per se. They have been among the first to introduce corporate accelerators, launch corporate venture capital arms, and introduce a variety of corresponding managerial roles. However, realizing value from these innovation efforts have proved elusive. Today, professional investors shy away from start-ups whose business models build on telco collaboration, focusing instead on those disrupting the slow-moving giants.</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=969&source=rssreports Dispute Resolution Support Services http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=967&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=967&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_87672535_LARGE_two_knight_on_a_chessboard_licence_standard-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Dispute Resolution Support Services" title="Dispute Resolution Support Services" /></a>The senior members of our Dispute Resolution Support team have worked on the commercial and technical aspects of the global energy industry since the 1970s.</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=967&source=rssreports Digital Inclusion in public services http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=965&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=965&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Picture-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Digital Inclusion in public services" title="Digital Inclusion in public services" /></a>Despite investments and efforts, the performance in "connectivity" of different European regions is not homogenous.</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=965&source=rssreports The Truck Industry in the Middle East http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=963&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=963&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_91848341_MEDIUM_Trucks_waiting_in_Nuweiba_port_Sinai_Egypt_licenc-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Truck Industry in the Middle East" title="The Truck Industry in the Middle East" /></a>Conventional wisdom in the truck industry is that the Middle East is mostly a budget-truck market, with a strong presence of Chinese manufacturers - but the reality is different.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=963&source=rssreports Procurement 4.0 in the digital world http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=961&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=961&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/istock_75076763_thumbnail_Abstract_Technology_Background_Illustration_licence_standard-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Procurement 4.0 in the digital world" title="Procurement 4.0 in the digital world" /></a>The world is changing: decreasing levels of in-house value-add and increasing speed of market and technological changes require procurement to transform into an agile, linked innovation leader and real-time, integrated supply-chain manager.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=961&source=rssreports The future of diesel engines http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=956&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=956&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_82291925_MEDIUM_Fuel_gauge-diesel_licence_standard-102.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The future of diesel engines" title="The future of diesel engines" /></a>Limits on emissions in the automotive sector are expected to become even more stringent in the future, with the US and EU leading the regulation pattern.</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=956&source=rssreports Time to monetize fixed-mobile convergence http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=945&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=945&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_34708494_FixedMobileConvergence-106.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Time to monetize fixed-mobile convergence" title="Time to monetize fixed-mobile convergence" /></a>Fixed-mobile convergence has become a reality in Europe, driven by operators in markets withinfrastructure-based competition and essentially adopted by customers for its discounts.  </p> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=945&source=rssreports Airport Parking http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=942&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=942&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/airport-parking-104_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Airport Parking" title="Airport Parking" /></a><div class="indent"><span style="font-size: 10.6667px;">Airport parking activities are an important contributor to the commercial revenue streams of airports. Airports must therefore offer attractive portfolios of parking products at the right prices to contribute to the overall experience of the airport passenger.</span></div> <div></div></p> Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=942&source=rssreports Setting objectives and measuring digitalization in Financial Services http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=939&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=939&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/digital-oragnization-104_03.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Setting objectives and measuring digitalization in Financial Services" title="Setting objectives and measuring digitalization in Financial Services" /></a><div class="indent"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: UniversLT;"></span>Financial companies are investing in digitalization to improve operational costs and meet client expectations, but few can claim success. In this viewpoint we argue that a vast majority of companies seem to have started digitalizing themselves aimlessly, with no clear objectives of how they want to move forward. It's time to re-examine the facts and adjust the course.<span style="font-family: UniversLT; font-size: 9pt; widows: auto;"></span></div> <div></div></p> Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=939&source=rssreports Why risk management is failing http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=933&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=933&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/value-based-risk-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Why risk management is failing" title="Why risk management is failing" /></a>In today's business environment of uncertainty, complexity and continuous change, conventional risk management approaches are all too often ineffective: they are poor at dealing with complexity, too slow to adapt, and focused on reporting outcomes rather than supporting decision-making. A different approach - "value-based risk management" - can help organizations strengthen their decision-making capabilities and ultimately achieve better alignment with the strategic needs of the business. </p> Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=933&source=rssreports Outsourcing model redesign http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=932&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=932&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/outsourcing_redesign-104_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Outsourcing model redesign" title="Outsourcing model redesign" /></a><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: UniversLT, sans-serif;">Outsourcing has been widely implemented in all industries. While some of these partnerships have failed miserably, others </span><span style="font-family: UniversLT, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; widows: auto;">were perceived as successful. The aspired advantages, such as cost savings, flexibility and access to innovation, have often </span><span style="font-family: UniversLT, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; widows: auto;">turned into dependency and inability to get the full value of the relationship. Taking a fresh look can provide the opportunity </span><span style="font-family: UniversLT, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; widows: auto;">to transform the operational as well as the contractual set-up and to radically increase the value.</span> <div></div></p> Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=932&source=rssreports The NOC Technology & Innovation Management Challenge http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=929&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=929&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/noc-technology-challenge-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The NOC Technology & Innovation Management Challenge" title="The NOC Technology & Innovation Management Challenge" /></a><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: UniversLT, sans-serif;">National Oil Companies (NOCs) are spending more and more on R&D. But this has not yet had much of an impact. With </span><span style="font-family: UniversLT, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; widows: auto;">the oil price currently well below the break-even point of their nations' budgets, they are still behind Independent Oil </span><span style="font-family: UniversLT, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; widows: auto;">Companies (IOCs) in terms of R&D effectiveness. IOCs have been shown to adjust faster to a new baseline price. Arthur D. </span><span style="font-family: UniversLT, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; widows: auto;">Little (ADL)'s framework for E&P Technology management suggests that better focus on delivering the corporate strategy </span><span style="font-family: UniversLT, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; widows: auto;">through active portfolio management, and an organizational form that links technology with projects or operations and </span><span style="font-family: UniversLT, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; widows: auto;">embeds deployment in budgetary planning, can help.</span> <div></div></p> Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=929&source=rssreports The age of collaboration http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=927&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=927&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/collaboration-study-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The age of collaboration" title="The age of collaboration" /></a>Technological adoption has never been as fast as today, and many corporates have already suffered from not being able to keep up with the pace of change. Over the past 10 years, an average of 45 companies joined the Fortune 500 every year compared to only 29 during 1986-1995. 65% of today's Fortune 500 companies only joined within the last 20 years. Startups have played a key role in accelerating this change. Today's well experienced, well-educated and well-funded startups are certainly here to stay. We will likely see some correction at the high-end range of valuations, but we do not expect any bubble to burst, as fundamentals are intact. </p> Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=927&source=rssreports Defining the digital organization http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=925&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=925&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/digital-oragnization-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Defining the digital organization" title="Defining the digital organization" /></a><span style="font-size: 10.6667px;">Digital transformation is one of the most important changes that the financial industry faces these days. This transformation radically changes how banks and insurance companies interact with their clients, what products are offered, how they operate internally, and where and how value is created. In order to prepare for this landslide transformation, companies must adapt their organizations to facilitate change.</span> <div></div></p> Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=925&source=rssreports Exclusive Telco CEO & Private Equity Event http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=938&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=938&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ceo-top-international-event-104_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Exclusive Telco CEO & Private Equity Event" title="Exclusive Telco CEO & Private Equity Event" /></a><span style="font-size: 12px;">On May 23rd, 2016, Arthur D. Little hosted its 6th annual exclusive Telco CEO & Private Equity Event with an impressive attendance of telecom CEOs, investors and leading banks.</span> <div></div></p> Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=938&source=rssreports Assurance of your growing business http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=935&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=935&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Assurance_growing_business_2016-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Assurance of your growing business" title="Assurance of your growing business" /></a><span style="font-size: 10.6667px;">As corporations extend their footprint into new geographies or new types of operations they face many challenges, not least of which is the potential for unexpected losses that can damage operations, corporate reputation, brand and business performance. Establishing strong and safe operational performance in a new business from day one demands a focused approach to managing change during mobilization. This paper introduces some pragmatic good practices, leveraging recent developments in the rail sector, which can be deployed in what is often a poorly managed process, to avoid unexpected losses and deliver a smoother startup.</span> <div></div></p> Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=935&source=rssreports China: the next pioneer in new mobility? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=923&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=923&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_000087760443_Medium_taxi_car_stopping_on_holiday_street_licence_standard-104_02.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="China: the next pioneer in new mobility?" title="China: the next pioneer in new mobility?" /></a><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: UniversLT;" lang="EN-US"></span>Taxi-hailing platforms in China have been in the spotlight recently, with the merger of Kuaidi and Didi totalizing more than 250 million users and launching a chauffeur service that two years ago was only known through Uber outside China. In addition to these impressive figures, a mobility revolution is under way in China, enabled by digitalization and a unique ecosystem.<span style="font-family: UniversLT; font-size: 9pt; widows: auto;"></span> <div></div></p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=923&source=rssreports Premium Sports Broadcasting http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=921&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=921&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/premium-sports-broadcasting-104_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Premium Sports Broadcasting" title="Premium Sports Broadcasting" /></a><span style="font-size: 10.6667px;">Traditional pay-TV operators across Europe compete fiercely for exclusivity of premium sports broadcasting rights. In a context of maturing fixed broadband markets, an increasing share of bundled offers and the roll out of super-fast broadband networks, also telecom operators are looking at these rights. Content is gaining weight in the consumer buying decision for bundles and operators cannot ignore this in order to maximize the share of connected households of new built super-fast broadband networks. However, the acquisition of sport broadcasting rights has become very expensive, resulting in squeezed margins and in potential arbitrage versus network investments. Is the acquisition of sport broadcasting rights a sound long-term strategy for telecom operators?</span></p> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=921&source=rssreports Future of Operations in the digital world http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=918&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=918&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/c9a6d83dd3_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Future of Operations in the digital world" title="Future of Operations in the digital world" /></a><span style="font-size: 10.6667px;">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.</span></p> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=918&source=rssreports The OTT conundrum for MENA telecoms http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=914&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=914&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/conundrum_102.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The OTT conundrum for MENA telecoms" title="The OTT conundrum for MENA telecoms" /></a>In this Arthur D. Little regional telecom report we aim to provide a nuanced view of the growth patterns within the MENA region, as well as deconstruct the growth to its underlying reasons in four key markets. An important focus area is the threat of core revenue disruption by over-the top (OTT) players in messaging, voice and video. On the surface, there exists a deceptive view of homogeneity for the South Asia, Middle East and North Africa region, and for especially the subregions of Middle East and North Africa (MENA), such that these markets appear very similar. In reality, the local information and communication technology (ICT) markets are quite varied. Our analysis and discussions with local decision-makers present several interrelated conclusions.</p> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=914&source=rssreports Flexible SIM http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=913&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=913&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/SIM-Card_thumb_1.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Flexible SIM" title="Flexible SIM" /></a>Mobile operators, device manufacturers and standards bodies have been working towards replacing swappable physical SIM cards (classic) with flexible SIM solutions that are provisioned over-the-air. Embedded SIM chips (eSIM) and softwarebased approaches (SoftSIM) were initially launched by industry players with M2M in mind and are now expanding into the pure consumer segment.</p> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 11:01:25 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=913&source=rssreports Aviation MROs http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=912&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=912&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/aviation-mro-102_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Aviation MROs" title="Aviation MROs" /></a>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.</p> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=912&source=rssreports Confronting Core Market Decline http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=910&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=910&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/confronting-core-market-decline-102_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Confronting Core Market Decline" title="Confronting Core Market Decline" /></a>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.</p> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=910&source=rssreports Aviation Alliance Strategy http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=907&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=907&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/aviation-alliance-102.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Aviation Alliance Strategy" title="Aviation Alliance Strategy" /></a>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.</p> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=907&source=rssreports Aerospace Supplier Squeeze - Ways Out? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=693&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=693&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Aerospace-Supplier-Squeeze100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Aerospace Supplier Squeeze - Ways Out?" title="Aerospace Supplier Squeeze - Ways Out?" /></a><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"UniversLT","sans-serif""></span>The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry today struggles with a duality: defense-driven segments take hits due to significant governmental budget cuts, while commercial aircraft manufacturing is enjoying double-digit growth. Commercial aircraft deliveries at Airbus and Boeing grew by a CAGR of 7.5% between 2010 and 2015, with both companies registering record annual deliveries in recent years. Nevertheless, the commercial aircraft value chain is under stress: only half of the manufacturing firms in the chain show healthy profitability growth, and European players especially have struggled to enhance shareholder value. Which strategies should players take to surf the growth wave?<span style="font-family: UniversLT, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;"></span></p> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=693&source=rssreports Subcontracting safety? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=906&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=906&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/broken-chain-102.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Subcontracting safety?" title="Subcontracting safety?" /></a>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.</p> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:23:12 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=906&source=rssreports Pricing Benchmark http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=904&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=904&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/prcie-benchmark-104.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Pricing Benchmark" title="Pricing Benchmark" /></a>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</p> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:44:11 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=904&source=rssreports Finding your balance: Insights into world class portfolio management http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=902&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=902&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/businessman-102_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Finding your balance: Insights into world class portfolio management" title="Finding your balance: Insights into world class portfolio management" /></a>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 R&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. </p> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:21:59 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=902&source=rssreports Energize Telecoms http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=900&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=900&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/diversification-102.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Energize Telecoms" title="Energize Telecoms" /></a>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.</p> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:11:26 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=900&source=rssreports Alternative paths for large IOCs http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=899&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=899&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/alternative-path-104_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Alternative paths for large IOCs" title="Alternative paths for large IOCs" /></a><span style="font-size: 10.6667px;">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.</span></p> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:02:15 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=899&source=rssreports Emerging technologies in Solar http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=896&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=896&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/full-solar-panels-lizenz-standard-website-102-102.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Emerging technologies in Solar" title="Emerging technologies in Solar" /></a><span style="font-size: 10.6667px;">The rapidly declining unit cost of silicon-based photovoltaic (PV) cells over the past four decades has facilitated the advent of PV as a commercially viable energy source. However, emerging PV technologies currently in development show the potential to disrupt and replace the dominant market incumbent crystalline silicon (c-Si) technology in the future.</span></p> Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:48:11 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=896&source=rssreports How to create breakthroughs in nine months http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=890&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=890&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/shutterstock_194291690-102-102_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="How to create breakthroughs in nine months" title="How to create breakthroughs in nine months" /></a><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#1F497D"></span> <span style="font-size: 11px;">The challenge of creating "breakthrough innovations" is one that many large corporations struggle with.</span></p> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=890&source=rssreports Digital Transformation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=893&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=893&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/digital-leader-102.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Digital Transformation" title="Digital Transformation" /></a><span style="font-size: 11px;">Turning digital has become a well-understood imperative. Although digital has commonly found its way into corporate strategies, the path to transforming adequately remains unspecified.</span></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:57:36 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=893&source=rssreports Smart Home: Bridging the Islands http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=891&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=891&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/bridging-102.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Smart Home: Bridging the Islands" title="Smart Home: Bridging the Islands" /></a><span style="font-size: 11px;">The Smart Home becomes a significant market for multiple industry and ecosystem players - from home appliance manufacturers to software players to telecommunication service providers, utilities and insurance companies.</span></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:23:39 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=891&source=rssreports Detection and prevention of risk from third parties http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=888&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=888&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_000060071628_DueDiligence-104-104_02.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Detection and prevention of risk from third parties" title="Detection and prevention of risk from third parties" /></a><div class="indent"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:UniversLT">As companies' reliance on third parties (such as contractors, partners and suppliers) increases, the need to both detect </span><span style="font-family: UniversLT; font-size: 9pt;">and prevent risk from these third parties becomes ever more important.</span></div></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=888&source=rssreports Second Grid Executive & Expert Roundtable http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=881&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=881&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_000023217975_Full_business_progress_lizenz_standard_thumbnail_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Second Grid Executive & Expert Roundtable" title="Second Grid Executive & Expert Roundtable" /></a>Arthur D. Little brings executives and experts of European grid operators together annually to discuss the main challenges power grid operators currently face and will be facing in the near future. The II. Grid Executive & Expert Roundtable in Vienna, held 14-15 October 2015, brought interesting insight to asset management and digital transformation of a distribution system operator (DSO), which is a comprehensive challenge not limited to smart metering and smart grids.<span style="font-family: UniversLT; font-size: 9pt;"></span></p> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=881&source=rssreports Managed services for telecom operators http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=883&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=883&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/759a92448c_02.png" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Managed services for telecom operators" title="Managed services for telecom operators" /></a><span lang="EN">Managed services are becoming increasingly popular with businesses around the world. The global market for managed services is expected to grow from USD 160 billion in 2014 to USD 286 billion in 2019, at an estimated CAGR of 12% over the next few years.</span></p> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=883&source=rssreports Churn management in utilities http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=877&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=877&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Churn-management-in-utilities100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Churn management in utilities" title="Churn management in utilities" /></a>Utilities are faced with ever-increasing challenges due to shifting customer preferences, the appearance of new offerings and of new competitors with different business models. The situation calls for a new, fresh look at how well customers are being served. Starting from the company's ambition and priorities, the three elements discussed in this article - customer needs and attractiveness, tailored offering and a good quality service- need to be thoroughly reviewed. </p> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=877&source=rssreports How to start off with "Industry 4.0" now! http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=875&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=875&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/industry4_0_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="How to start off with "Industry 4.0" now!" title="How to start off with "Industry 4.0" now!" /></a>"Industry 4.0" is currently on everyone's lips. Which topics are just hyped? Which technologies have real value for the operations of your company? How, where and when should you implement them to gain profits in the short and long terms? Although the complexity of the questions is high, it is not advisable to wait. Pioneers can gain significant competitive advantage in the short term by following the right approach. </p> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=875&source=rssreports Maximize value from quality-testing operations: http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=873&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=873&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Maximize-value-from-quality100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Maximize value from quality-testing operations:" title="Maximize value from quality-testing operations:" /></a>Quality testing in F&B is business critical to ensure consistent good end-product quality and protect the corporate brand. However, despite significant budgets spent, there is often limited clarity and transparency about the incurred costs and operational performance of their testing laboratories. Typically, over 90% of routine testing lead times are "non-value adding" and up to 20% of the staff in quality-testing laboratories could be smartly reallocated by redefining the organizational setup, refocusing activities and redefining key processes. In order to turn this untapped potential into sustainable results, business executives can address the predominantly technical environment of quality-testing operations from a business perspective. The best way to start making this happen is to shift the focus externally, towards the lab's clients and their needs.</p> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=873&source=rssreports Mastering technology strategy http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=869&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=869&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Mastering-Technology-Strategy_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Mastering technology strategy" title="Mastering technology strategy" /></a>Consistently managing and exploiting the ever-changing development of technology can determine success or failure for a company. In order to prevail in an environment of volatile market requirements and increasing competition, companies need well-defined technology strategies that act as links between corporate strategy, business model, internal re-sources and external demand. Read more about our approach to build the bridge from corporate priorities and environmental conditions to a co-herent technology strategy.</p> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=869&source=rssreports India http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=867&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=867&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/India_Investment_Opportunity100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="India" title="India" /></a>A special report by Arthur D. Little on <b>why India is an attractive investment destination</b>, prepared for ASSOCHAM, one of India's largest apex Chambers of Commerce, in conjunction with a Global Investors' India Forum hosted by them in New Delhi, India on September 23-24, 2015". This report captures the "voice of the investor" on the positives and challenges of investing and doing business in India.</p> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=867&source=rssreports Telecom operators: Open Innovation with start-ups http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=865&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=865&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Open-Innovation-with-start-ups100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Telecom operators: Open Innovation with start-ups" title="Telecom operators: Open Innovation with start-ups" /></a>The latest start-up activity cycle represents not only an accelerated disruption to existing business models but also serves as a renewed opportunity for telecom operators to tap into growth and innovation. At the same time, operators are currently far from being the partners of choice for start-ups, but are rather seen as slow-moving, inefficient, non-decision making and ultimately non-value creating partners. Amidst increasing corporate venture capital participation in the start-up economy, our report focuses on how to engage with start-ups and advocates fundamental shifts in the engagement models. To be able to benefit from start-up collaboration, operators need to fundamentally change their mindset, operations and governance. Specifically this requires (a) a shift from a procurement mindset to actively pitching for innovation partners and (b) commit to enabling governance that incentivizes innovation or at the very least, provides independence to those who are tasked to drive this within the organization. This would help operators change from simple facilitators of access to customer, billing and technology platforms to partners that actively seek out collaboration and commit to co-creating value by driving internal change. </p> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=865&source=rssreports 5G http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=863&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=863&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/5G-Closer_than_you_think100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="5G" title="5G" /></a>While a global standard is yet to be defined, South Korea has already announced a 5G trial network for the Winter Olympic Games in 2018. From 2G to 4G, cellular wireless technologies have been evolving towards offering more speed, and each standard has been tagged with a handful of major attributes. 5G will embrace a significant leap forward in terms of performance targets, as it needs to offer new possibilities to connect not only people, but also objects such as cars, wearables, home appliances and industrial machines. In order to meet these targets, 5G technology will embrace end-to-end connections - not just the radio access part. Real breakthrough will come from the target to reach sub 1ms latency, enabling applications such as the autonomous vehicle, tactile Internet and real-time remote control. This will move the Internet from the broadcast dominance to real-time steering and control of industrial applications. Our viewpoint explores the immediate implications for current mobile networks and operators as well as impacts on business models for the players in the value chain.</p> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=863&source=rssreports Shared services - Event summary Executive Roundtable http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=861&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=861&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ExR-Shared-Services100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Shared services - Event summary Executive Roundtable" title="Shared services - Event summary Executive Roundtable" /></a>Since the mid-1980s discrete shared services have been implemented across the globe; for instance, in finance & accounting, purchasing, IT and HR. Meanwhile, shared services have become a "commodity" approach for organizational performance improvement and developed as global and integrated business services. Arthur D. Little invited top executives and experts from different functions and industries to its Munich office to exchange approaches and practical experiences from shared-service implementations.</p> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=861&source=rssreports Energy & Utilities Benchmarking Study http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=859&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=859&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/PowerandGasRetailCostsBenchmarking100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Energy & Utilities Benchmarking Study" title="Energy & Utilities Benchmarking Study" /></a>As power and gas retail markets have been liberalizing in Europe in the past decades, the business of selling energy to retail consumers has been completely transformed. New products and services have been developed in most countries and utilities have launched new channels and ways to interact with their customers. The learnings and conclusions from our 2014 power & gas retailers' benchmark of European incumbents indicate that there is a long way to go for many companies in improving their costs. The first section of this viewpoint reviews these findings and finds out that it is not uncommon to identify a difference in costs per customer of 35e between best and worst performers. The second section summarizes the conclusions of the discussions and reviews we had with the different participants and the final remarks highlight some insights for power & gas retail executives.</p> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=859&source=rssreports Mobile payment http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=856&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=856&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Mobile_payment_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Mobile payment" title="Mobile payment" /></a>Mobile payment has been on the agenda of numerous players across industries for more than a decade. Now, with Apple Pay launched and the markets getting equipped, mobile payment may finally take off, also in developed markets. Most recent example underlining the potential for a final uptake, the German grocery chain ALDI, known as a rather traditional player, announced the introduction of mobile payment in Germany, a country with a current cash share of more than 80%. Our report takes this opportunity to shed some light on the latest developments of the ecosystem, compare the maturity of existing solutions, and analyze the enablers for mobile payment to take off in Western markets. We  then discuss how players in the industry from MNOs, banks and payment networks to merchants and handset manufacturers should position to take advantage of the opportunity window.</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=856&source=rssreports The "Chief Digital Dilemma" http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=852&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=852&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Digital_Dilemma_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The "Chief Digital Dilemma"" title="The "Chief Digital Dilemma"" /></a>Digitization is omnipresent, and many companies are starting to bundle free-floating responsibilities into a single unit or person: the chief digital office(r). Yet many fail in their attempts to get real value out of such a position and wonder what happened to their ambitious digital plans and ideas. A significant number of established CDOs have vanished, leaving a vacuum of digital responsibility. Often the issue is in the set-up of the role. By clearly defining the scope and responsibilities of such an entity, companies might find that they don't even need a separate position.</p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=852&source=rssreports Can Group 1 base oil come back? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=850&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=850&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/BaseOil_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Can Group 1 base oil come back?" title="Can Group 1 base oil come back?" /></a><p id="ext-gen233">The global lubricants and base oil markets have had a challenging start to the new millennium. Annual growth has, on average, been well below global GDP growth due to technology improvements in transportation and industry. Furthermore, changing standards are leading to a gradual replacement of Group I-based products to Group II- and III-based products, resulting in plant closures around the world. However, the lower oil prices might lead to temporary relief for Group I producers and an additional boost for the entire industry.</p> The global economy is benefiting from declining oil prices due to the higher economic multiplier in the typically poorer oil importing countries. Consequently, base oil consumption in the transportation sector, as an example, will increase through both growing purchasing power (new and second-hand car sales) and increasing car usage. Even though transportation fuel is a commodity with a low elasticity of around 0.1, the current steep drop in oil prices implies a demand increase of up to 5% over the next few years.</p> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=850&source=rssreports High Throughput Satellites (detailed report) http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=847&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=847&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/High-Throughput-Satellites-100_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="High Throughput Satellites (detailed report)" title="High Throughput Satellites (detailed report)" /></a>Advances in satellite communications technology in recent years have led to a significant increase in throughput delivered from a raft of new `High Throughput Satellite' (HTS) systems. More than a dozen such satellites have been launched in recent years and several more will go into orbit in the coming years. These satellites support diverse user requirements and use cases - from `connecting the unconnected' to providing secure and resilient communications to industries, SMEs and all end users. In this <b>extended commercial and technical white paper</b> we explore in particular the performance tradeoffs, and note the growing importance of higher frequency systems, given the significant spectrum allocations and high performance in key deployment areas. HTS systems offer a step change in bandwidth delivery to support a host of diverse customer requirements. The raft of systems launched must balance tradeoffs that affect system performance, user experience and cost of service, which are extensively modelled and reviewed.  This report highlights that the choices available in terms of geographic footprint, performance and cost are many, so it is increasingly important for users to carefully consider their actual use case requirements. We would also like to thank Prof. Michel Bousquet, of Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, Toulouse, and Avanti Communications  for their collaboration and support in the development of this paper. In addition to this detailed whitepaper, an executive summary version is .</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=847&source=rssreports High Throughput Satellites (summary) http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=846&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=846&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/High-Throughput-Satellites-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="High Throughput Satellites (summary)" title="High Throughput Satellites (summary)" /></a>Advances in satellite communications technology in recent years have led to a massive increase in throughput delivered from a raft of new `HighThroughput Satellites'. More than a dozen such satellites have been recently launched and several more will go into orbit in the coming years. These satellites support diverse user requirements and use cases - from `connecting the unconnected' to providing secure and resilient communications to industries, SMEs and all end users. In this <b>executive summary</b> of an extended commercial and technical white paper we explore, in particular the performance tradeoffs and note the growing importance of higher frequency systems, given the significant spectrum allocations and high performance in key deployment areas. We would also like to thank Prof. Michel Bousquet, of Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, Toulouse, and Avanti Communications  for their collaboration and support in the development of this paper. In addition to this executive summary, a detailed whitepaper is .</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=846&source=rssreports Unlocking global LNG market value http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=844&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=844&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Unlocking_LNG_value100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Unlocking global LNG market value" title="Unlocking global LNG market value" /></a>Global gas price convergence, predicted last year to take more than a decade to develop, is expected instead to arrive this year, as a direct result of the increase in short-term LNG trading, the relative over-supply of gas and the drop in oil price indexes.  One single global gas market is therefore now emerging, from the previously fragmented sub- markets, leading to new arbitrage opportunities which will emerge for players at all points along the value chain.  Major LNG players with global reach will certainly be able to take advantage of this change by the adoption of innovative portfolio and contracting designs which enable them to optimize the use of their global liquefaction positions.  Opportunities will also be available to those individual buyers able to transform their trading portfolios and risk management approaches.</p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=844&source=rssreports Managing Global Production Networks http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=842&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=842&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_ProductionNetworkStudy100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Managing Global Production Networks" title="Managing Global Production Networks" /></a>Global megatrends create transformation pressure  on the manufacturing industry and their global production networks. Our recent study on "Managing global production networks" analyzed how companies are achieving high performing  production networks e.g. by managing network goals, network structure and network coordination. It became obvious that  today's global competition requires companies to strengthen network capabilities vs. a site capabilities and are able to constantly evolve the network design to respond to the dynamic market in an agile way. Key discipline is the strategic management  of the network with a holistic optimization of the entire network. There is a clear requirement of a higher degree of centralization and standardization whilst meeting local requirements at the same time. High performing companies have established a regular knowledge transfer between the plants and a regular KPI-based performance measurement of the entire network.</p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=842&source=rssreports Connecting the dots http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=839&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=839&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Connecting-the-dots100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Connecting the dots" title="Connecting the dots" /></a>Smart Cities are evolving around the globe - each distinct in nature, which implies that these eco-systems are driven by a variety of stakeholders with different ambitions and visions. Arthur D. Little has supported several best-practice Smart City projects globally to increase the level of "smartness" and sustainability within this complex eco-system. With our proven framework, Arthur D. Little was able to increase the flexibility and adoptability of services and business models, thus enabling the creation of unique and valuable "Smart City" models across the world. With this Viewpoint, we address key questions regarding the overall design of a Smart City, how different players should position themselves in the value chain, as well as how to create significant business for the participating stakeholders.</p> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=839&source=rssreports From idea to results: Insights into world class idea enrichment http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=871&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=871&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_FromIdeaToResult100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="From idea to results: Insights into world class idea enrichment" title="From idea to results: Insights into world class idea enrichment" /></a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 10.6667px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">We are entering an era that will demand unheralded levels of creativity as companies constantly innovate and reinvent themselves to succeed in the search for growth and margins. This places increasing pressure on companies to generate a steady stream of high quality ideas that can eventually deliver top and bottom line growth. This viewpoint looks best practices in developing, nurturing, and enriching ideas.  Best practices identified include: time-limited ideation challenges for key strategic issues and a dedicated process to enrich and select winning ideas. To support this, senior leaders devote a significant amount of their time to ideation and are involved from start to finish.</span></p> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=871&source=rssreports Urban Logistics http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=837&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=837&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Urban-Logistics100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Urban Logistics" title="Urban Logistics" /></a>Today, 64% of all travel happens within urban environments, and the total amount of urban kilometers traveled is expected to triple by 2050. A similar trend is anticipated in terms of urban goods distribution, with e-commerce being the fastest-growing driver of urban deliveries, which also impacts the length and fragmentation of urban logistics flows. As a growing number of vehicles in urban areas implies increased congestion, air pollution and noise, which negatively impact traffic safety, quality of life and urban economic competitiveness, more and more cities are experiencing issues related to last mile delivery of goods. Last mile delivery of goods is a difficult issue to apprehend, as it involves several levels of complexity. In addition to the heterogeneity of the goods transported and of the means of transportation, urban logistics encompass diverse levers and multiple stakeholders.</p> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=837&source=rssreports Delivering the promise, with lower oil prices http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=834&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=834&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Oil-and-Gas-Connect_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Delivering the promise, with lower oil prices" title="Delivering the promise, with lower oil prices" /></a>Companies owning and operating oil and gas assets, especially under "new normal" oil prices of less than $75/day, will often need to embrace substantial transformational change in order to be truly successful. This is particularly so for smaller companies aiming to develop new assets or grow their production portfolio, but it also applies to the more established operators which may instead need to overturn the inertia of many years of established ways of working.</p> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=834&source=rssreports GCC Solar Energy: Turning plans into reality http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=832&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=832&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/GCC-Solar-Energy100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="GCC Solar Energy: Turning plans into reality" title="GCC Solar Energy: Turning plans into reality" /></a>The potential for solar energy in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is indisputable. Underpinned by the acute need to find alternative energy sources to reduce the opportunity cost of burning fossil-fuels, as well as the requirements to drive economic development, employment and technology intensive industries, the "solar industry" is no longer a sector this region can afford to ignore and not develop. Acknowledging this, the region has announced ambitious plans to exploit the solar-energy opportunities in the last half-decade. However, these ambitions have not yet been realized into action. Despite the announcements in the past to kick-start the sector, actual deployment is still at its nascent stage, and the share of the GCC's solar-energy capacity remains paltry (only < 0.5% of the installed generation capacity in the GCC in 2014). Saudi Arabia's conspicuous absence in this sector, despite the country's high potential, is particularly noteworthy. In this article, we provide a report on the GCC's progress, identify root causes of the delayed deployment and suggest steps to turn the ambition into reality.</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=832&source=rssreports Airports 4.0 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=830&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=830&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/airport_4-0_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Airports 4.0" title="Airports 4.0" /></a>Airports are at the fore-front of global challenges and innovations of our society and business, among which Digital Transformation. Arthur D. Little highlights the impact of Digital Transformation on Airport Economics.</p> Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=830&source=rssreports Developing a customer experience http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=828&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=828&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Developing-a-customer-experience100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Developing a customer experience" title="Developing a customer experience" /></a>Excellent customer experience (CEX) remains elusive. Companies struggle with CEX due to lack of clear accountability at board level, or because they do not challenge their assumptions about what they think customers really want, or how they really feel about the service or product being offered. Consequently, they may focus on the wrong areas. Arthur D. Little's leading approach to end-to-end CEX combines a multi-disciplinary team across customer experience, asset management and operations, partnered with digital strategy and transformation, because CEX requires a holistic response involving the whole organization. This Viewpoint sets out key considerations and a four-step process to invigorate CEX for your customers.</p> Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=828&source=rssreports Reshaping the future with NFV and SDN http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=826&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=826&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Reshaping-the-future-with100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Reshaping the future with NFV and SDN" title="Reshaping the future with NFV and SDN" /></a>A geographically diverse set of Tier 1 carriers is driving initiatives to standardize critical components of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networks (SDN). Led by AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, NTT, Telefonica and Verizon, among others, these carriers hope to bring new technologies first developed and proven in the data center into their networks. The excitement over NFV and SDN has created renewed interest in the networking business and has fanned debate regarding potential winners and losers. So far, however, there has been only limited analysis of the potential economic and competitive impact of these technologies on the network, operations and the bottom-line. This joint white paper by Arthur D. Little and Bell Labs aims to fill that gap. It offers our views on the network of the future and discusses the value of fusing carrier networks with the cloud ecosystem, as enabled by these technologies. These changes are both an opportunity and a necessity for telecom operators -- and for those that get it right, it will be a game changer.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=826&source=rssreports Telecom and Media http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=824&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=824&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL-ExaneBNPParibas_2015_TelcoMediaOtt_ExecSum_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Telecom and Media" title="Telecom and Media" /></a>The telecom and media space is going through significant changes as the way we consume media evolves. In 2014, the move to content digitalization accelerated and we received confirmation of the emergence of key players in the video and music distribution industry. These new players include Internet giants such as Google, as well as YouTube, Amazon, Apple and Netflix. Traditional TV and radio players are facing this rising competition on multiple content segments, mainly on price. Also, with the rise of on-demand programs, there is less value in aggregating a large number of channels. Additionally, this new competition increases the prices of premium content. Leading traditional audio-visual media groups should be able to adapt, fending off pure OTT competition by launching their own OTT services and leveraging their key assets, such as brand, relationships with content providers, technical skills, and last but not least, intimate and long-established relationships with their customer bases. Telecom operators can also create value, monetizing their network by benefiting from the rise in online video usage in two core ways: <ul><li>Charging customers for faster speeds and/or data traffic.</li><li>Monetizing their network assets with global OTTs.</li></ul> In this report, which draws from more than 110 interviews with executives from the telecom, media and Internet sector, we focus on the evolution of audio and video content delivery, and on the relationships between the major players in this ecosystem. If you would like your own full copy of the 14th edition of the joint annual report by Exane BNP Paribas-Arthur D. Little, please contact .</p> Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=824&source=rssreports Media & Entertainment: Flow of Funds http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=822&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=822&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Flow-of-Funds-UK-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Media & Entertainment: Flow of Funds" title="Media & Entertainment: Flow of Funds" /></a>The UK Media and Entertainment sector has exhibited solid growth to reach GBP 39.1 bn by the end of 2013. Consumer spending on media and entertainment accounted for more than half the total industry inflows, though the proportion coming from advertising is now growing strongly. Both segments exhibit a strong shift towards digitization. Within product genres, and when combining online and offline spend, TV/Video and Gaming exhibit overall revenue growth, whereas Music/Radio and Newspapers/Magazines remain in decline. Several trends and developments help to distinguish the UK market: <ul><li>Consumers relentless adoption of new device formats and new services, coupled with multi-tasking and media stacking, means UK citizens now spend more than 11 hours of `effective' time every day using communication and media services.</li><li>Content distributors, including the BBC, are gearing up to respond to these trends, and the generational shifts that underlie them.</li><li>The continued cross-sector battle between Telecoms and Media giants BT and Sky is exacerbating contents rights inflation, and other actors - notably ITV - are investing heavily in content production.</li><li>Dynamic new segments like videogaming - where UK-based studios truly create world class content - are growing resiliently and are significant developers of talent, as well as major exporters. </li></ul> In this report, Arthur D. Little has analyzed the payment flows between the various industry actors. It is apparent the recent beneficiaries have been the contents and rights owners, whereas retailers of physical media have been the hardest hit and are forced to radically adapt their footprints and business models. Looking forward, we expect continued growth, propelled by further increases in population, advertising spending and take-up of online services. This, coupled with foreign currency effects, will place the UK media and entertainment market well ahead of aggregated European peers in Euro terms for the foreseeable future.</p> Fri, 01 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=822&source=rssreports Value engineering of capital projects http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=820&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=820&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Value-Engineering-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Value engineering of capital projects" title="Value engineering of capital projects" /></a>Large capital projects are often not delivered at the lowest possible cost, nor do they always deliver maximum value at any given cost. Value engineering provides a framework to systematically identify opportunities for cost reduction, whilst maximizing functionality and incorporating innovative ideas and options along the way. Value engineering of large capital projects typically delivers cost savings of at least 10% and can create great opportunities for value enhancement. Savings as high as 30% are not unheard of. This Arthur D. Little viewpoint discusses how companies can benefit from applying this technique and explains step by step what they should do to maximize value benefits from capital projects value engineering.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=820&source=rssreports Big Data: A gold mine in Telcos' backyard http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=818&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=818&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Big-Data-A-gold-mine-in-Telcos-backyard100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Big Data: A gold mine in Telcos' backyard" title="Big Data: A gold mine in Telcos' backyard" /></a>Big Data is an invaluable strategic lever for telecom operators to reverse the revenue decline trend affecting markets worldwide. Big Data enables Telcos to leverage one of their strongest hidden assets, customer insights. Key topics discussed are strategic considerations, use cases through which Telcos are monetizing their customer insights, operating models Arthur D. Little provides perspectives on some of the most critical issues in order to maximize this potential like necessary strategic considerations, use cases through which Telcos are monetizing their customer insights, operating models and set up of big data initiatives.</p> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=818&source=rssreports Driving safety improvement http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=816&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=816&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Driving-safety-improvement100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Driving safety improvement" title="Driving safety improvement" /></a>As businesses improve safety performance in core operations, risks relating to road transport are stepping into the limelight and concerns are being raised at board level as threats to business performance are becoming clear.  The United Nations has declared 2011-2020 the Decade of Action for Road Safety; it's time for businesses tackle driving related risk as a strategic business issue.</p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=816&source=rssreports Time to better leverage LTE? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=814&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=814&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Time-to-better-leverage-LTE100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Time to better leverage LTE?" title="Time to better leverage LTE?" /></a>The current global trend towards tariff reduction highlights the importance of generating and promoting data usage through LTE's enhanced customer experience. Introducing value-added services can also be a functional way for mobile operators to promote broadband usage; when successfully perceived by customers as a differentiation factor, it can be a rewarding way to enhance the value proposition and support sustainable growth. To better monetize their LTE investments, telecom operators should leverage pricing models that further stimulate data consumption, such as data volume tiered pricing, speed-based differential pricing or bundling of OTT services. </p> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=814&source=rssreports Clarity on carrier cloud http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=812&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=812&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Clarity-on-carrier-cloud100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Clarity on carrier cloud" title="Clarity on carrier cloud" /></a>Carrier's the world over are actively investing to find their niche in cloud services to drive growth, but few can claim success. Building a credible cloud service will require to fully understand the market potential for public, private cloud and related services. Potential entrants need to analyze how cloud technology will shape the market, what are the required technology and software capabilities and how to create a win-win situation through alliances.</p> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=812&source=rssreports Hybrid Cloud: Built for your benefit http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=810&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=810&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Hybrid-Cloud-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Hybrid Cloud: Built for your benefit" title="Hybrid Cloud: Built for your benefit" /></a>Today "Cloud" is a term that is present in everyone's ears. Companies across all industries consider the new concept to profit from cost-effectiveness and operational efficiency. Yet there are essential concerns about the technology that keep many potential customers away from taking the last step towards cloud integration. However, these concerns can be dissolved using the "Hybrid Cloud", that enables tailored solutions including sufficient security rules for proper data protection. In this Insight, we show the opportunities for companies to enjoy the benefits of cloud without threatening their business through lacking security consideration.</p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=810&source=rssreports The China light van segment http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=808&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=808&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/The-China-light-van-segment--100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The China light van segment" title="The China light van segment" /></a>The light van market in China seems to be a long-forgotten segment for foreign OEMs. The market is mostly in low-tier cities and rural areas where customers have limited budgets. As a result, most foreign OEMs have not paid too much attention to it, despite the size of the market (around 3 million units in 2014). Yet upcoming regulation and a shift in customer usage may modify the current market landscape and open a new door for foreign players.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=808&source=rssreports Safety governance: Getting it right http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=805&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=805&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Safety-governance-Getting-it-right-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Safety governance: Getting it right" title="Safety governance: Getting it right" /></a>As companies become increasingly consolidated, the challenge for their boards and executive leadership teams are to decide what form of corporate safety governance is required, and how leadership will support the effective implementation of this governance across their company's constituent businesses.</p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=805&source=rssreports Where now for oil? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=803&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=803&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Where-now-for-oil100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Where now for oil?" title="Where now for oil?" /></a>The recent precipitous fall in oil was predicted by almost no-one. In this viewpoint we attempt to explain the economics of the change and highlight an emerging "new normal" for oil prices in which a medium term recovery occurs, but prices stay below US$80 per barrel. We also highlight the implications of this new normal.</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=803&source=rssreports Systematizing Breakthrough Innovation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=791&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=791&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Breakthrough100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Systematizing Breakthrough Innovation" title="Systematizing Breakthrough Innovation" /></a>It is increasingly important for companies to be able to deliver a pipeline of Breakthrough (or Radical) Innovations in order to respond to emerging competition, disruptions to core business, and increasing customer power. For example, in five years' time, companies in our survey expect the revenue contribution of Breakthrough Innovations to be double the current levels. Yet despite this, nearly all (88%) of companies are unsatisfied with their efforts to date. In order to achieve replicable, effective Breakthrough Innovation, our survey indicated several key success factors, including having an explicit Breakthrough strategy with clear and quantified goals, single-point accountability and commitment at top management levels, cross-functional involvement, ring-fenced funding, active intrapreneur roles and agile processes. </p> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=791&source=rssreports French media in the crisis: storm or tsunami? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=800&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=800&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Media-Flow-of-FundsFR100_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="French media in the crisis: storm or tsunami?" title="French media in the crisis: storm or tsunami?" /></a>The French media market is undergoing a profound transformation as a result of the economic crisis, but also because of structural changes such as the development of digital media and the emergence of new forms of consumption. With its unique Media Flow of Funds methodology Arthur D. Little provides insight into the speed and main beneficiaries of this transformation.</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=800&source=rssreports Convergence of banking and telecoms http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=794&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=794&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Convergence-of-banking-and-telecoms100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Convergence of banking and telecoms" title="Convergence of banking and telecoms" /></a>Telecom operators and retail banks have been converging for years. As remaining barriers vanish and extrinsic factors push further convergence, banks will see increasing competition from telecom operators, which will aggressively enter into financial services, especially in transactional lines of business. In this Viewpoint, we explore the opportunities for competition or co-opetition between these industries that are ready for cross-fertilization.</p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=794&source=rssreports The future of lignite power http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=792&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=792&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/The-future-of-lignite-power100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The future of lignite power" title="The future of lignite power" /></a>After nuclear, the future of lignite will be the next big discussion on the energy agenda. The German "Energiewende" is the world's most ambitious program to transform the electric energy system of a country: at the same time energy efficiency and the share of renewable energies has to increase while use of nuclear power and other fossil-fuel energy practices has to be stopped. It allows lignite power to exist under economically viable conditions, but close monitoring of risks, regulation, management and strategy are key to staying ahead of the developments and proactively shaping the framing conditions.</p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=792&source=rssreports Management audits, the great unknowns http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=789&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=789&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Management-audits-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Management audits, the great unknowns" title="Management audits, the great unknowns" /></a>During the last years there have been circumstances (high debt ratios, lack of capital and markets crisis in certain industries) that have pushed for public investment into private companies and whole industries to turn around critical situations. To ensure the fulfilment of this objective, especially considering public scrutiny over the investments, it is advisable to establish governance practices to assure that the situation is solved, properly and on time. One of these governance practices is the Management Audit.</p> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=789&source=rssreports Reforming the energy subsidy system in the Middle East http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=786&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=786&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/EnergySubsidySystems100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Reforming the energy subsidy system in the Middle East" title="Reforming the energy subsidy system in the Middle East" /></a>Half of the world's total energy subsidies bill of USD 480 bn comes from the Middle East, eating up more than one-quarter of governments' revenues. Energy-intensive industries and households make the region require more fuel to produce a unit of GDP than any other region. Positive demography and economic growth, driven by energy-intensive production, are driving up overall energy consumption even more. Without reforming or abandoning energy price subsidies, governments are very likely to see further increase in their already-high subsidy costs, further compromising more other economically efficient public spending priorities. It is evident that the pressure is on and governments must simply reform their energy price subsidies. However, they face a number of real challenges when revising their energy pricing systems, as energy pricing reform has potential to induce two major effects: decline in households' welfare, and erosion of regional industries' global competitiveness. So what, then, are the key considerations and success factors governments should consider and reflect in their efforts to reform their respective subsidy systems, but at the same time ensure that potential negative politico-economic and social implications are efficiently mitigated? Does the region need a leader whose reform outcomes would set examples of successful reform policies that are sharable across the region and create reform momentum?</p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=786&source=rssreports Creating value in telecoms consolidation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=784&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=784&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/CreatingValueInTelecomsConsolidation100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Creating value in telecoms consolidation" title="Creating value in telecoms consolidation" /></a>Europe and in fact the world experiences a record wave of telecom merger activity. Mergers are generally expected to create significant value via the realization of synergies - not just in the Network and IT area (remaining the bulk synergy source) but also in Distribution and Marketing, SG&A and - more uncertain - in the revenue area. The challenge for shareholders, lenders and merger / post-merger integration executives is to actually achieve these synergies. This becomes ever more important as synergies tend to justify ever higher proportions of the purchasing price. Our viewpoint provides analysis, lessons-learned, benchmarks, time needed to achieve synergies and hands-on tips derived from a close look at four mobile-mobile mergers in the EU and largely valid for any combination of telecom mergers.</p> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=784&source=rssreports Unlock the hidden value of infrastructure http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=775&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=775&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Unlock-the-hidden-value-of-infrastructure100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Unlock the hidden value of infrastructure" title="Unlock the hidden value of infrastructure" /></a>Airports, PT stations, railway stations, stadiums, highways, clinics and hospitals are diversifying their activities in retail and services to secure sustainable new growth relays and enhance customer experience. The need for additional value creation and customer experience improvement is leading infrastructure operators to redesign their commercial and services strategies. Airport hubs are already changing infrastructures to the "airport city" concept - a destination in itself. Infrastructures are at a turning point, and should catch up with the example of airports by setting new objectives, upgrading offers and designing new industrial strategies. Read more to find out about the value engine and strategies for success.</p> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=775&source=rssreports Next-Generation Product Cost Management http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=773&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=773&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/NextGenerationProductCostManagement100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Next-Generation Product Cost Management" title="Next-Generation Product Cost Management" /></a>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 comprises a comprehensive guideline on how to align the organization with framework requirements, how to define roles and responsibilities therein, and how reporting and communication should be managed within the product development process. </p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=773&source=rssreports Digitization: Do or Die! http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=770&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=770&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Media-Flow-of-Funds100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Digitization: Do or Die!" title="Digitization: Do or Die!" /></a>The Media & Entertainment sector in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom ("EU5") is going through a massive digital transformation which creates a complex and volatile environment in particular for traditional players. With its unique Media Flow of Funds methodology Arthur D. Little provides insight into the speed and main beneficiaries of this transformation. The objective of this report is to enable media corporations to identify opportunities for vertical or horizontal integration, as well as to guide portfolio optimizations and go to market strategy. Financial investors will be able to identify the most attractive market segments and acquisition targets. Policy makers can identify areas where excessive value capture is leading to economic imbalances during the transformation. Academia can build on a strong base of data and a framework, which can be used to deepen research into the transformation of individual segments of the media industry.</p> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=770&source=rssreports Managed Services http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=768&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=768&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Managed-Services100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Managed Services" title="Managed Services" /></a>The global market for Managed Services is expected to grow from USD 160 billion in 2014 to USD 286 billion in 2019. As such, while growth prospects in traditional connectivity are limited, Managed Services represent a very attractive alternative for Telecom operators. We believe that Telecom companies remain best positioned to play a major role in Managed Services as they possess all the capabilities and processes to manage their networks and assets. Thus, Managed Services could represent a natural extension to their existing capabilities. However, providing Managed Services to customers brings its own set of challenges. The required capabilities, both for go-to-market and for designing service delivery, represent a significant departure from the traditional best-effort model operators typically deploy to their customers. In order to succeed in Managed Services, Telecom operators must open their internal operating models to customers. This requires seamless collaboration between commercial, technical and operational units. For many Telecoms this means an in-depth transformation of the mental model currently at work.</p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=768&source=rssreports Global open innovation survey http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=764&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=764&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Global-open-innovation-survey100_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Global open innovation survey" title="Global open innovation survey" /></a>In April 2014, MEDEF launched an initiative dedicated to promoting Open Innovation in France in conjunction with Arthur D. Little and Bluenove. One of the first initiatives of the Committee was to develop an analysis of the French enterprise maturity level in the Open Innovation domain.  On November 26, 2014, the results of a global survey were presented during a conference organized by MEDEF on the Open Innovation and Collective Intelligence theme. Many speakers from large and medium-sized French companies participated. Following the conference, several dimensions will be developed in 2015 to propose pragmatic solutions for overcoming the roadblocks to Open Innovation that were identified in the study.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=764&source=rssreports Agility for Successful Supply Chains http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=761&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=761&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Agility-for-Successful-Supply-Chains100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Agility for Successful Supply Chains" title="Agility for Successful Supply Chains" /></a>Most manufacturing companies are facing volatile and unpredictable demand due to trends such as increased global competition, shorter business cycles and broader product ranges. To survive in this competitive and fast-changing environment, it is necessary to improve flexibility and become truly agile. The required flexibility levels have to consider volume fluctuations, product mix fluctuations and customer lead time requirements. Tools and strategies that enable the supply chain to meet these requirements, without compromising on the unit cost, must be implemented. </p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=761&source=rssreports Big Data in Procurement http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=759&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=759&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Big-Data-in-Procurement-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Big Data in Procurement" title="Big Data in Procurement" /></a>The terms "Big Data" and "Advanced Analytics" have become buzzwords in many business fields. For procurement organizations, Big Data can deliver significant business value by uncovering previously unknown interrelations among supplier and economic data. This paper discusses potential benefits from applying Advanced Analytics methods to procurement and offers a practical prototyping and implementation approach.</p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=759&source=rssreports New report from Arthur D. Little Future of Urban Mobility Lab http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=757&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=757&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/FUM-Chengdu-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="New report from Arthur D. Little Future of Urban Mobility Lab" title="New report from Arthur D. Little Future of Urban Mobility Lab" /></a>As a global management consultancy llinking strategy, innovation and transformation, Arthur D. Little aims to help its clients succeed in this "new world of innovation." The Future of Urban Mobility (FUM) Lab is our contribution to tackling the urban mobility challenge. With its FUM studies, Arthur D. Little aims to support cities and nations in shaping the extended mobility ecosystems of tomorrow and facilitate an open dialogue between urban mobility stakeholders. January 2014 saw Arthur D. Little release the second version of the "Future of Urban Mobility" study, including an updated version of the Urban Mobility Index. In this study, Arthur D. Little highlighted what was holding cities back, and, together with its partner, the UITP - the International Association of Public Transport - identified strategic directions and imperatives for cities to consider when defining sustainable urban mobility policies and strategies. This new report, "Strategic Directions and Ecosystems to Address China's Urban Mobility Challenges", was released for the 2014 edition of the Michelin Challenge Bibendum (November 10th-14th 2014, Chengdu) of which Arthur D. Little is knowledge partner. It summarizes some of the key insights from the "Future of Urban Mobility 2.0" study, and puts them in perspective by looking into specific challenges and opportunities within Greater China.</p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=757&source=rssreports AIM for Risk Management http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=754&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=754&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/AIM-for-Risk-Management100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="AIM for Risk Management" title="AIM for Risk Management" /></a>In the future the changing risk profile of a business will be used as a tool in day to day management. The steady increase in data available on companies' assets (both tangible and intangible) presents an opportunity for delivering this through the integration of big data with risk and opportunity management systems.  This paper discusses the benefits and the need for businesses to change both asset information and risk management systems so as to grasp them.</p> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=754&source=rssreports Creating the Optimal R&D Organization http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=751&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=751&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Creating-the-Optimal-R_D-Organization100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Creating the Optimal R&D Organization" title="Creating the Optimal R&D Organization" /></a>Driven by the need to respond to global hyper-competition and the increasing clock speed of technological change, companies are relying heavily on their R&D functions to accelerate innovation whilst maintaining tight budgets. However organizational structures for R&D in large international companies are often sub-optimal, and act as a major barrier to performance improvement. From our extensive work with the R&D functions of global companies we have identified 8 imperatives to ensure a successful transformation across the three dimensions Structure, Governance and Process.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=751&source=rssreports TowerCo MNOs: a win-win opportunity? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=749&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=749&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Telecom_antennas__square_Insight_TowerCo-MNO_Oct2014_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="TowerCo MNOs: a win-win opportunity?" title="TowerCo MNOs: a win-win opportunity?" /></a>Media and TLC Operators look at tower deals as a source of cash in response to increasing competition, decreasing prices, high debt positions and increasing Capex requirements. From its experience with TowerCo deals, Arthur D. Little describes four fundamental variables that shape a deal, presents a use case with sensitivity analysis and offers further considerations.</p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=749&source=rssreports Feed the Lion http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=746&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=746&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Feed-the-Lion100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Feed the Lion" title="Feed the Lion" /></a>The African continent is seeing rapid economic growth, coupled with a substantial increase in middle-class population and disposable income levels. Global companies are eyeing the African market for future growth and investing accordingly, especially in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment. For companies planning to enter/expand in Africa, the key is to look beyond the obvious and invest in emerging economies in the African continent for sustained growth. In this paper, we have identified countries within the African continent that have the potential to yield above average returns for FMCG companies, using a two-tiered screening process. Furthermore, we have highlighted the unique consumer characteristics and market dynamics of the selected countries along with some key challenges that warrant consideration for FMCG companies.</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:31:13 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=746&source=rssreports Arthur D. Little's "Future of the Internet Study" Broadens the Open Internet Debate http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=744&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=744&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/The-Future-of-the-Internet100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Arthur D. Little's "Future of the Internet Study" Broadens the Open Internet Debate" title="Arthur D. Little's "Future of the Internet Study" Broadens the Open Internet Debate" /></a>The internet has rapidly evolved from a static data platform to become a streaming video platform, and is soon expected to see its next wave of growth in machine-to-machine and any-to-any video communications. By 2030, the `Internet of Everything' potentially adds trillions of euros in value to the public and private sectors. This report investigates the drivers of this growth and the investment incentives in the `upstream' part of internet IP connectivity where all the autonomous networks of the world interconnect. The study shows that the internet remains vital, dynamic and competitive, driven by a sector that is in transition. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Content & Application Providers (CAPs) are constantly innovating the way they interconnect. Existing IP interconnection agreements such as transit and peering are seeing a significant increase in and growing imbalance of IP traffic as the result of streaming video. Most of the industry is adapting flexibly to new business models. For example, disputes concern less than 1% of all interconnection agreements. New interconnection agreements (e.g. paid peering, deep caching) are implemented to support the trend of storing popular content close to the access networks. Global CAPs invest in proprietary Content Delivery Network (CDN) infrastructures (server parks). Commercial CDN services have become affordable to small CAPs as interconnection costs are strongly falling, up to 30% per year. Combined with the very competitive market for last mile broadband internet services in Europe, this market seems well positioned for growth, investment and innovation.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=744&source=rssreports Escaping the Safety Performance Plateau http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=740&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=740&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Escaping-the-Safety-Performance-Plateau100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Escaping the Safety Performance Plateau" title="Escaping the Safety Performance Plateau" /></a>A challenge facing many organizations striving for safety improvement is plateauing in safety performance. Executive-led safety development programs can fuel significant initial improvement in performance, with high levels of engagement and demonstrable benefits evident throughout the organization. But as the easy wins grow scarce, it becomes harder to maintain the initial levels of engagement in those charged with delivering improvement, and targets start to be missed. The temptation may be to push even harder from the top of the organization, but this may not work, and different approaches are required to escape the safety performance plateau.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=740&source=rssreports Winning the Telecom Famine http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=738&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=738&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Winning-the-Telecom-Famine100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Winning the Telecom Famine" title="Winning the Telecom Famine" /></a>In today's challenging market environment, telecom management often implements spend-based segmentation and reactive pricing with a focus on short-term subscriber acquisition goals. This approach, however, has been at the expense of significant market value and a paradigm shift is now needed to escape the downward pricing spiral. Arthur D. Little has created a value management approach based on advanced analytics that is proven to preserve market value rather than destroy it; our work with operators in Europe and MENA region has resulted in an increase of total monthly gross add value by more than 20 percent. </p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=738&source=rssreports Postal Operators http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=742&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=742&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Postal-Operators100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Postal Operators" title="Postal Operators" /></a>Postal operators are stressing business diversification as the core element of their strategies, in order to increase revenue and the utilization of assets, but at the same time adding complexity to their already complex portfolios and pricing structures. Players addressing portfolio complexity, have the opportunity to dramatically reduce the number of products and rates without impacting their revenue generation.</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=742&source=rssreports Risk Intelligence of Leaders http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=736&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=736&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Risk-Intelligence-of-Leaders100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Risk Intelligence of Leaders" title="Risk Intelligence of Leaders" /></a>Leaders can, and must, influence the safety culture in their organization through their behavior, but measuring the characteristics that they need to perform this role can be a challenge. However, if the leaders `mindfulness' of risk issues is enhanced and focused, the safety within the organization can be improved. The concept of `risk intelligence' has emerged from research on the role of mindfulness and how we can learn from High Reliability Organizations. We have developed a tool to measure this quality both for individual leaders and a leadership team. This tool has been shown to drive safety improvement through changing leaders' behaviors by challenging their perceptions and attitudes. The tool not only highlights areas to change in individual's behaviors, but also identified organizational gaps to address to strengthen the implementation of safety management systems and safety culture, driving improvement throughout the organization.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=736&source=rssreports Riding the Mobile Ticketing Wave http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=734&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=734&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Riding-the-Mobile-Ticketing-Wave100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Riding the Mobile Ticketing Wave" title="Riding the Mobile Ticketing Wave" /></a>Transport operators across the globe implement mobile ticketing services to increase customer convenience, handle ever increasing passenger numbers and operational efficiency. Airlines continue to be a front-runner, followed by municipal mass-transit commuter systems and railway operators. While new mobile ticketing applications, including NFC (Near-Field Communication), provide the opportunity for better ease-of-use, implementation is very complex. Numerous partners have to agree on a suitable solution in spite of competing for the "driver seat". Transport operators, manufacturers (SIM-cards, chipsets, smartphones), public and private owners and telecom operators / system integrators face tough decisions in spite of uncertain business cases and already existing complex ticketing application landscapes (paper, online, 2D-Barcode mobile ticketing services etc.). Arthur D. Little's viewpoint "Riding the mobile ticketing wave" highlights key opportunities and challenges that players in the converging telecom, IT and transport operator industries face.</p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=734&source=rssreports Fit for Customer Interaction http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=767&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=767&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Fit-for-Customer-Interaction100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Fit for Customer Interaction" title="Fit for Customer Interaction" /></a>The customer is moving more and more toward the focus of interaction, leading to more frequent and intensive customer dialogues in different channels. For companies selling their products in multi-level sales structures, this will require enormous alignment and coordination efforts in the future. Due to its complexity, customer dialogue in companies will need to take place on several levels. Reasonable and clear allocation of the dialogue functions to the sales levels is crucial to achieving efficiency.</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=767&source=rssreports Succeeding with Digital Health http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=731&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=731&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Succeeding-with-Digital-Health100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Succeeding with Digital Health" title="Succeeding with Digital Health" /></a>Globally the market for digital health is expected to double its volume within the next three years and by 2020 to surpass USD 200 bn. The growing mobile health market is one of the main contributors to this development; its mobile solutions, applications and services will generate an increase in adjacent markets such as wireless network technologies, sensors and devices. This is an invitation to new players to enter the market and it will disrupt existing business models. Established pharma and healthcare companies are urged to take part in this attractive development. Arthur D. Little has elaborated nine principles to gear digital offerings to success.</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=731&source=rssreports The 1st Middle East Conference on TeleMedicine and mHealth http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=729&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=729&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Paradigm-Shift-in-Healthcare100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The 1st Middle East Conference on TeleMedicine and mHealth" title="The 1st Middle East Conference on TeleMedicine and mHealth" /></a>As technology continues to redefine the way healthcare is delivered and managed, the event's aim was to bring together all major stakeholders of the e-Health ecosystem from within the Gulf states as well as globally to network, share best practices & show case innovative solutions in Telemedicine and m-Health during relevant sessions and at the concurrent exhibition. With the recent advancements in mobile technology; clarity of regulations and standards; sufficient evidence behind Telemedicine and m-Health; and the ever increasing lifestyle-based chronic disease burden, it is vital that these tools are used effectively for better healthcare outcomes.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=729&source=rssreports Industrial Park Governance http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=727&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=727&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Industrial-Park-Governance100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Industrial Park Governance" title="Industrial Park Governance" /></a>Governments often resort to the creation of industrial parks to catalyse the economy of a region or of the whole country. They invest tax-payer money into infrastructure projects with a view to attract investors into the park. If the park is thriving, these investors will in turn pay land rentals or dividends through their joint ventures with the park's governing entity. They will also bring jobs to the region or the country, corporate tax income to the state or federal government and will enhance the park's visibility with their own stature. Economies of scale and synergies are driving the creation of large industrial parks. However, governments often struggle to establish an effective and empowered governing entity to administer and develop these parks. This article stresses the benefits of a governing entity, discusses the key questions faced by most governing entities, as well as governance models observed around the world and their characteristics. Finally, it establishes what criteria should be used to choose the best model and applies them to select it.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=727&source=rssreports The Automotive CO2 Emissions Challenge http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=725&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=725&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Emissions-Challenge100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Automotive CO2 Emissions Challenge" title="The Automotive CO2 Emissions Challenge" /></a>Oil dependency and climate change are topics highly debated by governments and communities, and as a consequence, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must define investments, control manufacturing costs and review their car portfolios constantly to cope with worldwide future challenges. To predict the future development of automotive CO2 regulations up to 2020, Arthur D. Little defined key trends and regulation stability in different countries.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=725&source=rssreports Rethinking Cost Efficiency In Power and Gas Retail http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=723&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=723&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Rethinking-Cost-Efficiency100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Rethinking Cost Efficiency In Power and Gas Retail" title="Rethinking Cost Efficiency In Power and Gas Retail" /></a>The increasingly competitive landscape in power and gas retail is driving utilities to improve efficiency through cost reduction. Most companies have implemented traditional cost-cutting programs. Although these are valid in some circumstances, many retailers are finding that results quickly follow the marginally diminishing curve. Our experience with some of the leading retailers suggests that other perspectives should be taken into account, exploring new opportunities to build sustainably competitive businesses.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=723&source=rssreports Beating the Unknown http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=721&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=721&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Beating-the-Unknown100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Beating the Unknown" title="Beating the Unknown" /></a>Businesses continuously face unsteady and challenging waters as the world becomes more complex and change happens every day. Nonetheless, most businesses support their decision-making processes using simple and static net present value or internal rate of return calculations - neglecting to assess the uncertainties present in the underlying assumptions. Drawing from a recent project in the energy & utilities sector, Arthur D. Little presents a pragmatic approach based on the Monte Carlo method, which allows thorough evaluation of the risk in business cases. Using this approach, businesses can reduce their downside potential and maximize the outcomes of their decisions.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=721&source=rssreports Heading for New Shores http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=719&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=719&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Heading-for-New-Shores100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Heading for New Shores" title="Heading for New Shores" /></a>The decision to enter new markets requires a comprehensive assessment of market structures, customer demands, local competitors and potential business partners along the value chain. One of the major obstacles in the way of companies entering foreign markets, especially emerging growth markets, is lack of appropriate and reliable market intelligence. For our clients we develop first hand insights based on proprietary research with our local teams.  Based on these exclusive insights we design hands-on strategies and accompany our clients from insight to initial discussions with distributors, business partners or acquisition targets. Think local, act global is our daily business in emerging markets.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=719&source=rssreports Media & Entertainment: Flow of Funds http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=716&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=716&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Flow-of-Funds100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Media & Entertainment: Flow of Funds" title="Media & Entertainment: Flow of Funds" /></a>The size of the media & entertainment sector in Spain decreased by 26% between 2007 and 2013, from e23.000 to e16.900 million. In Spain, as well as in other countries, this sector is going through an accelerated transition towards the digital world. However, this transition is far from compensating for the collapse of consumers' and advertisers' contribution to the traditional industries due to the crisis, piracy and lack of effective online commercialization models. The actual economic recovery environment fosters an optimistic outlook for the coming years, although most of the value will have to be captured in a different manner to traditional ways. It seems that the necessary conditions exist for digital business models to start taking off with strength. In order to capture the value that can be generated in the sector: <ul><li>Overall, participants must join forces to tackle the piracy problem, adequately measure and monetize online activity, and seize the opportunity that the Internet offers to enter new markets.</li><li>In particular, several opportunities are appearing for different players, emphasizing the following: i) develop a high-speed Internet offering, ii) monetize the use of telecom networks made by OTT applications, iii) partner with telecom operators in content offering, iv) adopt favorable content-delivery strategies on a long-term basis, and v) implement and monetize the value of targeted advertising.</li></ul></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=716&source=rssreports After Sales: Customer Orientation Unsatisfying http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=766&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=766&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Customer_Orientation100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="After Sales: Customer Orientation Unsatisfying" title="After Sales: Customer Orientation Unsatisfying" /></a>The competitive situation in automotive after sales has continuously changed in the recent past. Independent workshops and repair shop chains have gained significant market share. Within this set-up, the neglected process stability and unsatisfying customer orientation of OEMs and their service locations are alarming. Apparently there is still work to be done to avoid losing customers to competition.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=766&source=rssreports Process Safety Management http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=713&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=713&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Process-Safety-Management100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Process Safety Management" title="Process Safety Management" /></a>Effective safety management still remains a significant challenge to many operators in the process industry. From our strategic safety reviews and independent process safety management (PSM) system audits, we continue to detect significant weaknesses in PSM performance that are unknown to the senior management team. Whilst many operators have invested heavily in engineering measures, only a select few have made significant progress in understanding their key process safety risks, implementing effective control processes,  achieving a sustained step change in safety culture and proactively monitoring process safety performance. Failure to detect, understand and manage key PSM weaknesses can result in inappropriate and poorly targeted safety-related investments that ultimately fail to reduce a facility's risk profile.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=713&source=rssreports Digital Signatures http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=710&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=710&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Digital-Signatures100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Digital Signatures" title="Digital Signatures" /></a>Digital signature solutions are quickly replacing paper-based signatures and have the potential to dominate signature-related processes. The financial services industry is the pioneer in the adoption and development of digital signature solutions, and we expect other industries, such as telecommunication, commerce, utilities, notaries and healthcare, to follow soon. The primary benefits of digital signatures include increased efficiency, lower costs and increased customer satisfaction. This report, which is based on Arthur D. Little's survey of 50 market experts, provides an overview of the digital signature technology, its current and potential market, as well as the benefits and challenges it brings. We also present examples of practical applications of digital signature solutions. </p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=710&source=rssreports Healthcare Innovation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=708&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=708&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Healthcare-Innovation100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Healthcare Innovation" title="Healthcare Innovation" /></a>The rapid growth of specialty pharmaceuticals is creating structural changes across the entire healthcare landscape. Substantial differences between specialty and traditional pharmaceuticals - not only structurally and chemically but often in terms of distribution, marketing, and regulation - are creating new market opportunities while simultaneously challenging the current healthcare ecosystem. The discovery, development, manufacturing, delivery, and sales of specialty pharmaceuticals require new and advanced tools, technologies, and expertise. While these structural changes present significant challenges to traditional pharmaceutical manufacturers to comply with new health regulations, they also present opportunities for a variety of stakeholders from biotechnology and diagnostics companies to new entrants, such as third party logistic providers, packaging manufacturers, health economics, information technology, and telecommunications firms.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=708&source=rssreports The Future of Active Safety http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=706&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=706&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/The-Future-of-Active-Safety100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Future of Active Safety" title="The Future of Active Safety" /></a>Active safety and driver assistance systems are taking big steps towards greater autonomy, as systems are becoming increasingly "connected" and algorithms to process the data are becoming more and more advanced. Nissan has announced plans to develop a fully autonomous car by 2020, Volvo aspires to have autonomous cars on roads by 2017, Mercedes demonstrated its self-driving S-class in 2013, and Google has been testing its self-driving car on Californian roads since 2012 for a planned product launch by 2018. Many passive safety features and driver experience attributes in today's cars make the cars heavy, bulky and costly. Taking human error out of the equation enables OEMs to rethink the car. OEMs and automotive suppliers who excel in managing the technology portfolio, project risk and partnerships can reshape personal transport and capture the future value it will bring.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=706&source=rssreports Leveraging ICT for a World-Class Education System http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=704&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=704&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ICT-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Leveraging ICT for a World-Class Education System" title="Leveraging ICT for a World-Class Education System" /></a>It is widely accepted that education is paramount in a knowledge-based society. Young Shim Dho, South Korea's ambassador to UNWTO, once said, "Education is what transformed our country from poverty to the 14th-largest economy in the world." Yet, education itself is today on the brink of the most significant transformation ever experienced. The underlying vehicle of this change is information and communication technology (ICT), which has already transformed other industries and is now introducing myriad opportunities for students to improve their learning, as well as their results.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=704&source=rssreports Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2014 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=702&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=702&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/exane_2014_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2014" title="Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2014" /></a>The 13th edition of the joint annual report by Arthur D. Little and Exane BNP Paribas focuses on the investment in the telecoms industry. We held 118 meetings in the telecom-media-technology arena, across 24 countries. We foresee revenue decline for European telecoms operators (-1.6% 2013-2016e CAGR), with a contraction in mobile and growth in fixed broadband. We believe that despite the planned decline in revenue, telecom capex will continue to rise, driven by new network deployments and fostered by increased competition by cable and mobile leaders. This will drive consolidation of the market. If you would like your own full copy of the report, please contact Isabelle Tisserant ( ).</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=702&source=rssreports The Headquarters Redesign http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=698&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=698&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/The-Headquarters-Redesign100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Headquarters Redesign" title="The Headquarters Redesign" /></a>For a long time, steering a corporation from its head offices was like a long-distance drive on a straight and broad highway: a smooth and comfortable ride - no sharp turns, constant speed and high reliability. For most corporations, the global economic crisis in 2009 changed this driving mode to "off-road". Today we frequently need radical turns to steer the corporation in the right direction. The role and effectiveness of a corporate headquarters become more important to mastering megatrends as well as industry specific changes. This development affects whole industries. In this Viewpoint, Arthur D. Little portrays a new governance paradigm and a lean head office set-up that adds significant value to the organization. We have to focus on the governance methodology. There are four levers that we have been using successfully to improve governance. Such an exercise touches habits, roles, responsibilities, traditional workflows and beliefs. It can be extremely effective - replacing frustrations with ineffective headquarters with pride in a truly agile organization that steers well.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:08:48 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=698&source=rssreports The Struggle for Survival http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=695&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=695&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/The-Struggle-for-Survival100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Struggle for Survival" title="The Struggle for Survival" /></a>The last years the European automotive industry has faced an unprecedented downturn dramatically impacting sales volumes and profit margins both at OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and automotive retailers' level. Despite analysts forecasting a rebound in 2014, sales volumes are not expected to be back at the pre-crisis level in the years to come. Until now OEMs and their NSCs (National Sales Companies) have reacted to the crisis by undertaking short-term tactical actions. Instead they should invest in more structural measures such as the rethinking of the distribution model and the restructuring of their retail network. Arthur D. Little can support OEMs and NSCs in driving the change by both implementing Operational Excellence Programs to enhance dealer profitability in the short-term and reshaping the car distribution model for the years to come.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=695&source=rssreports Future-proof & lean DMS integration http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=691&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=691&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Future-proof_lean_DMS_integration100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Future-proof & lean DMS integration" title="Future-proof & lean DMS integration" /></a>Efficient processes and systems in automotive retail are gaining importance for OEMs. They actually are a critical success factor to reach sales targets by enabling efficient customer facing processes and lean processing of large sales quantities. Dealer management systems (DMS) play a major role in this field. Therefore in-depth knowledge and capabilities need to be developed how to overcome costly and complex DMS integration and support new business opportunities like online sales, better customer experience and analytics as well as connected cars.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=691&source=rssreports From Silos to Layers http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=689&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=689&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/From-Silos-to-Layers100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="From Silos to Layers" title="From Silos to Layers" /></a>The industry dynamics of telecoms services has lead to an increasing disintermediation of the value chain and the emergence of new interfaces between operators and external partners. The "IP-ization" of networks requires telecoms operators to rethink their organizational design beyond the traditional Sales, Network and IT. Telecoms operators will need to embrace a new "layered" business model - not only necessary for future market success, but also required to generate significant benefits in the process landscape and hence reduce the cost base for an operator.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=689&source=rssreports Transformation by Radical Innovation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=687&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=687&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Transformation-by-Radical-Innovation-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Transformation by Radical Innovation" title="Transformation by Radical Innovation" /></a>Is your company sufficiently innovative? Most CEOs and CTOs would like to say yes, although Arthur D. Little's recent Global Innovation Excellence study reveals that most companies are focusing on incremental, rather than radical, innovation. The most successful innovators in the study, in terms of EBIT and sales from new products, spend as much as one third of total R&D resources on radical innovation activities. <i>"The most successful companies spend 1/3 of their R&D budget on radical innovation"</i> While in the past, successful companies prospered by focusing on incremental innovation, tweaking existing products and processes, today they face difficulties competing with start-ups and younger companies with game-changing offerings. While new entrants usually benefit from lean and flexible organizations suited to the culture and processes needed for radical innovation, previously successful incumbents struggle to adapt their bigger and more cumbersome organizations. In this article, Arthur D. Little shares its perspective on how larger companies can become "radical innovators" by focusing on three critical key success factors.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:36:50 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=687&source=rssreports Online media and content winning http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=685&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=685&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Online-media-and-content-winning-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Online media and content winning" title="Online media and content winning" /></a>This report presents a detailed look at the developments in the German media industry from 2007 until 2013, and in particular highlights the shift in the flow of funds between offline and online players. The report provides recommendations for media players on how to position themselves in order to benefit from the developments identified. As the media ecosystem has shifted online over the last several years, the physical home video market and traditional (offline) Pay TV are holding up against online video. Physical music distribution has been hit the hardest. Content producers, online aggregators and search engines are capturing more and more value. Broadcasters and Publishers were most resilient, effectively protecting their value capture against new entrants and business models. These and further detailed insights are presented in this recent study on the Media industry. </p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=685&source=rssreports Spinning the Wheel Online http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=683&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=683&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Spinning-the-Wheel-Online-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Spinning the Wheel Online" title="Spinning the Wheel Online" /></a>The internet has a massive impact on the customer behavior. Automotive clients research more than ever online before purchasing a car or arranging a repair. Manufacturers as well as retail are replying to these needs with increased multi-channel marketing and online customer care. Experience shows though, that the digital transformation potential is not fully tapped yet. In our study "Spinning the Wheel  Online", experts of Arthur D. Little analyzed eight international markets, how online experience of customers influence the behavior in dealing with traditional automotive sales channels - as well as the latest strategies of manufacturers (OEMs and OES), dealers  and workshops addressing these changes. You will find five core recommendations how to improve your sales strategy respectively.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:52:57 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=683&source=rssreports The Future of Urban Mobility 2.0 - Full study http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=681&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=681&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/FUM2_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Future of Urban Mobility 2.0 - Full study" title="The Future of Urban Mobility 2.0 - Full study" /></a>By 2050 urban mobility will be one of the biggest challenges of cities around the globe. The second version of Arthur D. Little`s report on the "Future of Urban Mobility" delivers answers to the pressing issues of tomorrow. It includes an updated version of the Urban Mobility Index with an extended scope of 84 cities worldwide as well as an extended set of 19 criteria. It highlights what is holding cities back and identifies three strategic directions for cities to better shape the future of urban mobility. </p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=681&source=rssreports At the Other End of Innovation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=679&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=679&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/At-the-Other-End-of-Innovation-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="At the Other End of Innovation" title="At the Other End of Innovation" /></a>The focus on innovation, and the ever-faster introduction of products, is building larger and more complex product port-folios. At the "Other end of innovation" we find that many companies are not managing to phase-out old, low volume or low margin products at the same pace that new products are added. Furthermore, market adaptations, customizations, and product line extensions keep adding variants to both new and old products, all with good intentions to generate revenue growth. However, there is a risk that these will drive internal inefficiencies and potential margin erosion. Arthur D. Little's experience is that companies should devote more attention to, and develop efficient and effective approaches for product phase-out. In this viewpoint we share some fundamental concepts that have produced tangible results for our clients.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=679&source=rssreports Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=677&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=677&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Opportunities-and-Challenges-in-Consumer-_-Electronics-Home-Appliances-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances" title="Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances" /></a>India has been trailing behind ASEAN countries in terms of production, quality and export of consumer appliances. Performance levels of most of the factors of production such as quality manpower, capital investment, infrastructure, technology etc., need to be enhanced through conscious policy interventions and managerial action in order to boost competitiveness of the sector. In this context, an attempt has been made to understand the productivity and competitiveness of consumer appliances eco-system in India and recommend solutions to make the sector internationally competitive. The study also attempts to identify the factors hindering the progress of the sector and suggest possible measures to overcome the difficulties.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:37:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=677&source=rssreports The e100 billion opportunity http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=675&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=675&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/The-100-billion-Euro-opportunity-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The e100 billion opportunity" title="The e100 billion opportunity" /></a>Partnerships are key to innovating the electromobility ecosystem. However, the course of electromobility over the last years has not met expectations. Our new study on electromobility partnership performance reveals that only a minority of current partnerships display strong performance. By analyzing top performing electromobility partnerships, we find that applying the right methodology can improve the likelihood of transformation and positive returns. We also identify key risks and success factors for partnerships during different stages in their development and provide guidelines to what measures should be undertaken to improve performance. For stakeholders, a proactive stance is crucial; understanding current partnership performance, leveraging strengths and building new ones will be `make or break' for partnership transformation. The e100 billion opportunity is there to be grasped.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=675&source=rssreports Impact of Digital Health on the Pharmaceutical Industry http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=673&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=673&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Impact-of-Digital-Health-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Impact of Digital Health on the Pharmaceutical Industry" title="Impact of Digital Health on the Pharmaceutical Industry" /></a>Digital Health will transform the business models of the Pharmaceutical industry. Although many companies have not yet formulated a concise Digital Health strategy, industry executives expect that by 2020, Digital Health will enable Pharmaceutical companies to activate new business segments as well as to significantly improve their competitive advantage. This is the result of a global survey conducted in the Pharmaceutical industry by Arthur D. Little and the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) to capture the current thinking and the expectations regarding the transformative impact of Digital Health.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=673&source=rssreports Field Telecoms in Oil & Gas http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=669&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=669&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Field-Telecoms-in-Oil-_-Gas-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Field Telecoms in Oil & Gas" title="Field Telecoms in Oil & Gas" /></a>Field Telecommunication technologies are a key enabler for Digital Oil Fields that are essential to support efficient exploration in ever more hazardous and remote terrain, increasing production from existing assets, reducing onsite personnel support, and improving health and safety. This paper addresses the following key questions: <ol><li>What are the key oil & gas sector field communications requirements which Field Telecoms suppliers need to deliver?</li><li>Which technologies are currently being used, or could be used in the future, to address these requirements?</li><li>Who are the key suppliers of those technology solutions, and what are the different engagement approaches by which those solutions are deployed?</li><li>What are the key trends in the Field Telecoms market and what are their implications on the key industry participants, including Oil and Gas companies and their suppliers?</li></ol></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:51:34 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=669&source=rssreports Managing Capital Projects Successfully http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=671&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=671&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Managing-Capital-Projects-Successfully-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Managing Capital Projects Successfully" title="Managing Capital Projects Successfully" /></a>Recent instances of substantially over-budget and behind-schedule energy projects have demonstrated that even the most sophisticated energy companies are not able to "get it right" every time. In this report we explain the best practice approach that we take to help our clients to identify and resolve deficiencies and manage their capital projects successfully.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=671&source=rssreports Reinventing Telecom Distribution http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=667&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=667&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Reinventing-Telecom-Distribution-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Reinventing Telecom Distribution" title="Reinventing Telecom Distribution" /></a>CEOs of telecom operators are getting concerned that distribution networks are increasingly becoming a driver of costs rather than revenues. Historically the main source of acquisitions, retail has become an expensive inheritance for telecom operators in mature markets and needs to be rethought. Telecom operators need to rationalize their distribution footprint, leverage multichannel opportunities, innovate store concepts to meet new market trends and, as a result, be able to restore the use of distribution networks as a strategic lever.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:35:33 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=667&source=rssreports Suppliers - on the Road to Redemption? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=665&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=665&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Suppliers-on-the-Road-to-Redemption-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Suppliers - on the Road to Redemption?" title="Suppliers - on the Road to Redemption?" /></a>This report reviews the performance of leading telecom equipment suppliers, based on our global survey of over 150 Chief Technology and Chief Procurement Officers. After four tough years and significant M&A activity, the industry is showing initial signs of market repair, but cash generation remains an issue. Mid- to long-term, our interviewees expect the industry to move toward a competitive landscape with four financially-healthy players with comparable product portfolios. Suppliers and operators will need to work together to manage the transition from growth to efficiency, while taking advantage of emerging opportunities. </p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:55:18 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=665&source=rssreports Forget Big Data - Value Data wins the battle! http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=662&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=662&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Forget-Big-Data-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Forget Big Data - Value Data wins the battle!" title="Forget Big Data - Value Data wins the battle!" /></a>Big Data is a hot topic for many corporations. Yet many have struggled to find the right entry point or failed in implementation. A key learning is: Big is not enough. Hence, the value needs to be uncovered.   In order to be successful it requires a strategic approach with a clear roadmap and a new mindset in the organization.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=662&source=rssreports Manage IT Value to Improve http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=660&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=660&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Manage-IT-Value-to-Improve-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Manage IT Value to Improve" title="Manage IT Value to Improve" /></a>While IT's value is undisputed, who actually knows how much that value is? Roughly 70% of companies still measure and manage their IT only by cost indicators. 74% see IT as an important factor for the long-term success of their business while 27% of them rate IT as business critical. These outcomes of our global IT Value Study addressing IT and business executives offer some food for thought. We at Arthur D. Little believe it is essential to create transparency about IT value, establish a measurement system to outline the benefits and actively manage and improve IT value in three essential steps.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=660&source=rssreports Network Cooperation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=658&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=658&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Network-Cooperation-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Network Cooperation" title="Network Cooperation" /></a>This report provides insight into the common pitfalls, and key factors necessary in order to make network sharing a success. It is based on Arthur D. Little's expertise in conceptualizing network-sharing ventures, obtaining alignment between the key parties, detailing the venture and assisting our clients side-by-side till successful GoLive!</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:57:08 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=658&source=rssreports Agile Safety http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=657&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=657&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Agile-Safety-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Agile Safety" title="Agile Safety" /></a>This paper seeks to start to explore the challenges of agile safety and build on a view that agile, when done well, could be safer than other (more conventional) approaches to safety management.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:14:58 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=657&source=rssreports Leading for Safety http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=656&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=656&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Leading-for-Safety-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Leading for Safety" title="Leading for Safety" /></a>Businesses everywhere are seeing their safety performance plateauing. Busy agendas and behavioral drivers frequently mean that energies for further safety improvement initiatives are diverted elsewhere. Beyond the moral and legal imperative to protect life and limb, safety is a robust metric for highlighting the financial health of operations - there is money to be made in safety - and also to be lost. The increasing focus on the role of leadership for delivering effective safety is clear. By leadership we're talking of what leaders do and how leaders behave.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:13:28 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=656&source=rssreports "Keeping the Lights on" http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=654&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=654&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Keeping-the-Lights-on-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt=""Keeping the Lights on"" title=""Keeping the Lights on"" /></a>Triggered by higher volatility in both supply and demand, the need for balancing services in high-voltage electricity networks is increasing. How can transmission system operators, traditional energy players and potential new entrants generate business value from this growing opportunity?</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=654&source=rssreports U-Channel Retail - Update Fall 2013 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=652&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=652&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/U-Channel_Retail_100_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="U-Channel Retail - Update Fall 2013" title="U-Channel Retail - Update Fall 2013" /></a>While retail has always been at the heart of everyday life, it has never stopped evolving and has never been changing as rapidly as it is today. Although many retailers are still transitioning to online retail, with varying degrees of success, the new wave of change in retailing is already upon them. As new customer needs emerge, today's new technological solutions are supporting the development of new business models. This evolution naturally concerns the traditional high street retailers but also the wide spectrum of B2C companies with developed retail activities. This includes banks, telecommunication operators, postal operators, utilities providers and many more. In this article, we provide insights into how companies should capitalize on this new form of "U-channel retailing", which will profoundly remodel the landscape of any company with a retail function and require them to begin to scope the field, understand the challenges at hand and position themselves to seize the opportunities associated with this evolution.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=652&source=rssreports Managing Well Integrity http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=650&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=650&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Managing-Well-Integrity-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Managing Well Integrity" title="Managing Well Integrity" /></a>Successful well integrity management is a critical and evolving theme across the oil and gas industry. The Macondo incident, the Elgin field leaks and other, less prominently reported incidents demonstrate that even sophisticated energy companies are not able to "get it right" all the time. Technical insight clearly lies at the heart of well integrity assurance systems but in this paper we highlight another important and often overlooked aspect of well integrity assurance, namely the organization and application of these skills. Ensuring that all relevant skills are effectively organized can also be of great help in enhancing well integrity capabilities. This often involves the set-up of a single coherent well integrity unit, ensuring full alignment of interfaces, processes and management systems to give senior management comprehensive assurance that well integrity will be successfully managed on their watch.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=650&source=rssreports The Growth Accelerator http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=647&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=647&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/The-Growth-Accelerator-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Growth Accelerator" title="The Growth Accelerator" /></a>Growth is on the top of the management agenda as shareholders simply demand return on invested capital and current business is not delivering. So what is the best route companies can take to achieve it? How can companies create and accelerate growth? To succeed, companies must take a systematic approach to go beyond their core business.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=647&source=rssreports TV Platforms in Germany http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=645&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=645&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/TV-Platforms-in-Germany-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="TV Platforms in Germany" title="TV Platforms in Germany" /></a>The German TV market is well developed and intensely competitive. It will become even more dynamic as a result of current technological, market, and regulatory trends.  This report presents a detailed look at the current state of the German TV market and assesses how these trends could impact its future development. Arthur D. Little's Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis provides insights into the various TV platforms and their overall competitiveness. </p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=645&source=rssreports Third Party Access in Gas Transportation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=643&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=643&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Third-Party-Access-in-Gas-Transportation100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Third Party Access in Gas Transportation" title="Third Party Access in Gas Transportation" /></a>Introduction of TPA regulation is one of the most important levers for driving liberalization in the gas markets of the emerging economies. The objective is to foster competition in the gas market, improve supply efficiency, and bolster infrastructural investments, thereby strengthening the energy security. Insights into the potential consequences of variations in TPA will help players avoid the potentially detrimental impacts on their businesses and enable the shaping of their strategy to reflect the new rules of the game.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=643&source=rssreports Automotive Customer Experience http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=641&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=641&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Automotive-Customer-Experience-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Automotive Customer Experience" title="Automotive Customer Experience" /></a>Today we see the need for automotive OEMs to shift from being product-focused to customer-focused companies. As opportunities for product-wise differentiation for the average driver seem to diminish, customer treatment becomes the key differentiator for the future. As customer journeys become increasingly diverse, automotive players must focus on systematically bringing customer care to the next level.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=641&source=rssreports Maximizing Quality of Experience http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=639&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=639&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Maximizing-Quality-of-Experience-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Maximizing Quality of Experience" title="Maximizing Quality of Experience" /></a>The deployment of 4G networks gives consumers access to higher mobile Internet speed, as well as new services and applications. Customers are increasingly turning to interactive services and applications, and are highly aware of service experience. As mobile operators migrate towards full service operation, competitive pressure is increasing and market revenues are continuing a declining trend. Operators that build high-performing networks, meet user needs, and offer more innovative services will survive the competition. Implementing customer experience management (CEM) is imperative in order to provide superior telecom services and to manage churn. An "open door" organizational approach is a critical requirement to achieve excellence in Customer Experience. Sharing information effectively throughout the whole customer lifecycle interaction path, from touch-points to back office, is fundamental to determine how service delivery will affect customer experience and vice versa. This viewpoint illustrates the key levers necessary to implement an effective Customer Experience Management System with specific focus on Technical Department and Customer Care.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=639&source=rssreports Two Realities for Renewables http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=637&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=637&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Two-Realities-for-Renewables-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Two Realities for Renewables" title="Two Realities for Renewables" /></a>Large scale commercial deployment of renewable energy is now a reality, yet many component supply companies are struggling to succeed in this supposedly booming environment. Arthur D. Little explains why some companies succeed and others fail, in order to highlight key success factors for companies operating in these industries. Yet a second reality is that many companies are struggling to succeed in the industry. Waves of bankruptcies and falling profitability in many segments, rapidly changing legislation and incentive regimes, and significant reductions in investment pose a considerable challenge. In this article we draw on recent experiences with our clients to demonstrate why some companies succeed and others fail, in order to highlight key success factors for companies operating in energy and related industries.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=637&source=rssreports Getting Ready for New Network Regulation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=632&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=632&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Website_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Getting Ready for New Network Regulation" title="Getting Ready for New Network Regulation" /></a>The European energy sector is facing significant changes which require regulatory authorities to adopt innovative approaches based on individualized regulatory methodologies. To remain profitable and succeed in this new environment the utilities sector must become more proactive and adopt a new approach to regulatory management. From the point of view of regulated companies, the current developments in regulatory approach represent a clear shift towards the regulation of outputs.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=632&source=rssreports Handle with Care http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=629&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=629&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/handle-with-care.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Handle with Care" title="Handle with Care" /></a>As the role of asset management increased, it became a key success factor in any capital intensive business. Putting asset management in the centre of organization can generate double-digit savings.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=629&source=rssreports Mega-Aviation Cities' Project http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=700&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=700&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Mega-Aviation_Cities_Project100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Mega-Aviation Cities' Project" title="Mega-Aviation Cities' Project" /></a>In the context of rapid growth in world air traffic and increasing connectivity, the airport industry stands at the cornerstone of its brief history. Airports are facing higher competition in all their target business segments, which is far away from the traditional image of "local monopolies." Most exposed to this new competition paradigm are the existing and upcoming Mega-Aviation Cities around the globe. Given the massive operational challenges, limited financial resources and strategic ambition at stake, Mega-Aviation Cities are among the most critical projects across the globe. Therefore, these projects are highly dependent on robust strategic business and implementation plans that are shared by airport managers, partner airlines, investors, political and economic leaders and organizations.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=700&source=rssreports The Future of Medtech http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=627&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=627&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/MedTech100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Future of Medtech" title="The Future of Medtech" /></a>In the medtech industry new products stand for a large share of profits. The Arthur D. Little recent global Innovation Excellence study identified that innovation systems impact significantly the profitability and the time-to-market for new product development thus demanding high performance in this domain. To address current and future industry challenges we revealed six imperatives for excellence in innovation management which are critical e.g. offering complete solutions covering entire healthcare work flows or managing regulatory complexity. Nevertheless each company's journey towards innovation excellence needs to be based on the own prerequisites. Applying the power of innovation will be imperative to becoming a winner in the future landscape of medtech and the race is on to claim the innovation leadership top spot.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=627&source=rssreports Deepwater Developments http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=626&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=626&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Deepwater-Developments100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Deepwater Developments" title="Deepwater Developments" /></a>Technology is a key enabler for deep-water development but players still face a myriad of critical challenges and decisions which require close attention for successful delivery.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=626&source=rssreports Protecting what matters for your business http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=624&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=624&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Enterprise_Security100_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Protecting what matters for your business" title="Protecting what matters for your business" /></a>Attacks on corporate data take on a new quality. As recent incidents show, a pure IT focus is not enough. Instead, a holistic approach is required, which includes strategy, people, processes, and technology. While an absolute security cannot be achieved, attackers seek the easiest targets first. Key success factor is, to be better protected than your neighbors and competitors. Arthur D. Little provides holistic analysis support to identify the weaknesses with respect to industry benchmarks. On basis of a quick assessment we show experience based and actionable steps to close security gaps.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=624&source=rssreports National Energy Security - Coal and Beyond - An India Case Study http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=620&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=620&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/National-Energy-Security-Coal-and-Beyond100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="National Energy Security - Coal and Beyond - An India Case Study" title="National Energy Security - Coal and Beyond - An India Case Study" /></a>For sustainable economic growth and development, energy security of a nation is of utmost importance.  We are witnessing countries across the globe striving to be energy secure.  At the same time, India has been struggling to become an 'Energy Secure' nation. The reasons for this situation range from inconsistent access to a resource pool to outdated technology to inefficient operations. Over and above dependence on coal, increasing demand for energy and irresponsible consumption have added to the woes.  Through this report in collaboration with PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry of India, Arthur D. Little suggest a prescription for goals and aspirations for a successful energy policy for India.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=620&source=rssreports Major new Arthur D. Little / Defra study in food and drink innovation released http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=622&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=622&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/defra_study100.png" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Major new Arthur D. Little / Defra study in food and drink innovation released" title="Major new Arthur D. Little / Defra study in food and drink innovation released" /></a>Arthur D. Little have produced a major study concerning future innovation in the food and drink industry for Defra, the United Kingdom Government's Department for Food and Rural Affairs. The study seeks to identify opportunities for more sustainable, healthier food and drink production. The report sets out the main drivers for innovation activity, the technological challenges which food and drink companies must address, and potential long term technology solutions to address these priority challenges.  It provides recommendations for Government and industry on how to stimulate innovation in the food and drink industry, in order to deliver against one of the greatest scientific needs facing the world today.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=622&source=rssreports The German Internet Industry 2012 - 2016 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=619&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=619&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/2013_Report_TIME_eco_Deutsche_Internetwirtschaft_100_01.png" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The German Internet Industry 2012 - 2016" title="The German Internet Industry 2012 - 2016" /></a>The Internet economy remains one of the main growth drivers of the German economy with a projected growth rate of over 11% per year until 2016. Thereby the German internet economy is becoming a crucial job engine for Germany. In this study, conducted for the second time since 2009 together with eco - the Association of the German Internet Industry - a new market model is presented. It describes and provides background information on the key figures and key trends. The study also takes a look at the surpassingly growing segment of the IT security. The study also contains hypotheses about the future development of mobile, content, security and "Big Data".</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=619&source=rssreports Cutting the Profitability Gordian Knot http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=617&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=617&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Cutting-the-Profitability-Gordian-Knot100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Cutting the Profitability Gordian Knot" title="Cutting the Profitability Gordian Knot" /></a>The public transport industry displays increasing demand, flat capacity development, and squeezed margins. A number of fundamentals suggest that the industry's value chain and competitive landscape may change significantly in the coming years necessitating further innovation of operations and services for players involved. By mastering operational and innovation excellence, market players can increase their profit pool, attract cross industry partners, and take the lead towards system innovation. In this paper we share our thoughts on operational and innovation excellence as key elements to excel and be a winner in the public transport industry going forward.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 15:01:09 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=617&source=rssreports Battle for Sales in the Premium Segment http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=615&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=615&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Battle-for-Sales100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Battle for Sales in the Premium Segment" title="Battle for Sales in the Premium Segment" /></a>For 2020, all three German premium automotive brands aim to become No. 1 in sales. In fact, worldwide demand for premium cars by far outgrows the global market, mainly due to the strong demand for premium vehicles from China and the US. For premium OEMs, the resulting challenge is to conquer new, additional customer segments while simultaneously transmitting authentic brand values to existing customers. This viewpoint presents six key levers in order to lead the marketing and sales models to strategic and operational excellence. </p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=615&source=rssreports Hitting the Bulls-Eye: Value Sourcing http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=612&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=612&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Value_Sourcing100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Hitting the Bulls-Eye: Value Sourcing" title="Hitting the Bulls-Eye: Value Sourcing" /></a>The traditional procurement model does not help organizations achieve additional and sustainable financial targets. The CFO is asked to use the procurement department as an internal value partner to address and discuss new ways of spending the budget; often called value sourcing. Cost savings of up to 25-30% can be realized in many industries such as automo¬tive, consumer goods, energy & utilities, financial services and engineering & manufacturing. In this viewpoint, Arthur D.Little showcases three project experiences from the telecommunication and travel & transportation industry to explain the goals, mode of operation and the impact of value sourcing.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=612&source=rssreports UK Energy Policy http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=611&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=611&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/UK-Energy-Policy100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="UK Energy Policy" title="UK Energy Policy" /></a>The UK is facing major energy challenges. Aging infrastructure, greater reliance on gas imports and tighter controls on emissions, mean that the landscape is changing. Investment is required on a huge scale in order to maintain security of supply and affordability to consumers, while at the same time reacting to environmental goals.  We have cast a critical eye over the policy measures, which have been under development for several years and are currently making their way through parliament. We suggest that rather than complex interventionist policy, the market needs a clear long-term framework within which it can work to solve the problems we are facing and attract external investment.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=611&source=rssreports Utilities Flash Report http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=610&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=610&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Utilities-Flash-Report100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Utilities Flash Report" title="Utilities Flash Report" /></a>The Arthur D. Little's Italian Utilities Flash Report , is a quarterly publication aimed to highlight the financial and industrial results of the most important Italian listed Utilities' companies as well as to describe the main events of all the sectors covered by the report (natural gas, electricity, water, and waste). The attached report focuses on full year 2012 results. Even if 2012 was characterized by significant uncertainty surrounding the global macroeconomic situation, the full-year figures confirmed the positive trend already seen in the previous quarters for almost all Utilities in the panel. Despite the high cost of the commodities, the negative macroeconomic situation, the uncertain regulatory framework and the end of CIP6 incentives, most of the companies were able to turn their increased revenues into higher margins. The financial structure too shows an improvement for most of the companies thanks to the growth of their marginality and to the reduction of their net financial position (NFP) through corporate rationalization strategies. The report depicts also the key challenges to watch in 2013, for the Italian utilities: <ul><li>An unstable regulatory environment that impacts all Local Public Services that does not allow Utilities to have a clear vision on the medium-long term</li><li>The huge amount of planned investments for energy infrastructures as well as to acquire new customers and the increasing difficulty to obtain loans</li><li>The impact of technological innovation on utilities' business models: e-mobility (offering and business model), smart grid and smart home (management models and relationship with telco) and storage</li><li>The general trend towards the concentration of operators in different modes as recently occurred (mergers, joint ventures with financial investors), rather than through target acquisitions</li></ul></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=610&source=rssreports Electricity Trading beyond "Buy and Sell" http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=608&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=608&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Electricity-Trading-beyond100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Electricity Trading beyond "Buy and Sell"" title="Electricity Trading beyond "Buy and Sell"" /></a>Electricity trading has become a common and important value chain component in most large energy utilities in liberalized markets. Trading acts as an essential link between a utility's own electricity production, the wholesale market and sales. In most non-EU countries currently preparing for electricity market liberalization, electricity trading and wholesale markets are still in an early development stage. We suggest several business models for electricity trading that enable an utility to develop its trading capabilities step by step.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=608&source=rssreports Technology Application in Mid-Sized Oil and Gas Companies http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=607&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=607&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/TAMSOGC_Device_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Technology Application in Mid-Sized Oil and Gas Companies" title="Technology Application in Mid-Sized Oil and Gas Companies" /></a>Mid-sized upstream oil and gas companies often make relatively low investments in technology development and lack the leverage over service and equipment companies that is held by the larger E&P companies. In this viewpoint, Arthur D. Little describes the results of a review in which it found that those mid-sized E&P companies with more proactive approaches to the adoption of technologies and stronger technology management processes generally seemed to yield better overall business performance expressed in both cost and resource replacement terms. This suggests that improving technology strategies can bring substantial benefits to the business performance of mid-sized E&P companies.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=607&source=rssreports Project Risk Management - An Executive Concern http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=604&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=604&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Project-Risk-Management100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Project Risk Management - An Executive Concern" title="Project Risk Management - An Executive Concern" /></a>The main objective of this paper is to highlight how important it is for companies to proactively manage risk in the delivery of their capital projects to ensure that capital projects are completed on time and to budget. Risk management is one of those areas which is assumed to be well established in most companies, yet many projects suffer significant cost overruns and delays, so it is worth asking the question why is the risk management process failing? We have also highlighted in this paper how some of the softer aspects / risk culture is as important as some of the harder aspects, such as processes, methodologies, etc. In some of our recent client engagements we have helped clients understand their risk exposure at a project portfolio level and take the right decisions for the organization as a whole.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=604&source=rssreports National Fibre Strategies http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=602&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=602&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/National-Fibre-Strategy100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="National Fibre Strategies" title="National Fibre Strategies" /></a>The socioeconomic benefits of advanced telecommunications infrastructure and services are intuitive, as well as definitive. Arthur D. Little studies have demonstrated the links between advanced telecommunications and the diversity and strength of economies.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=602&source=rssreports Utilities Online - a Case Study of Italy http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=601&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=601&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Utilities_Online100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Utilities Online - a Case Study of Italy" title="Utilities Online - a Case Study of Italy" /></a>"The dynamics of online competition are affecting the gas and power retail markets. The number of different offers, their widespread accessibility and increasing energy costs has caused a transformation in customers' behavior that is already noticeable in other industries. The growing willingness of consumers to change supplier has significantly increased switching rates in major European countries and is leading operators to review their approach to communicating with customers. Arthur D. Little analyzed more than 100 web offers, related to domestic and small business markets, in order to capture new customer oriented strategies".</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=601&source=rssreports New GDP guidelines: looking beyond http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=599&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=599&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Picture_GDP_Insight100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="New GDP guidelines: looking beyond" title="New GDP guidelines: looking beyond" /></a>In 2013, the EU-guidelines on GDP of Medicinal Products for Human Use have been augmented: Now for example, the required storage conditions of pharmaceuticals are to be maintained during transportation. In addition, new requirements apply concerning cleanliness and security of any intermediate storage facility. Although increasing complexity these specifications create space for opportunities such as differentiation or benefit from cost advantage over competition.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=599&source=rssreports Launch excellence for new medicines http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=597&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=597&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Launch-excellence-for-new-medicines100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Launch excellence for new medicines" title="Launch excellence for new medicines" /></a>After years of low productivity, R&D in leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies is starting to deliver on its promises and the number of New Molecular Entities (NMEs) approved by the US FDA has leveled out. Once approval has been gained there needs to be a launch. However, complexity of global market access has substantially increased. In this viewpoint, Arthur D. Little assesses the key success factors for launch excellence in times of global market access challenge.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=597&source=rssreports Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2013 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=595&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=595&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Exane_2013_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2013" title="Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2013" /></a>The 12th edition of the joint annual report by Exane BNP Paribas and Arthur D. Little focuses on 4G LTE. We held 91 meetings in the telecom-media-technology arena, across 15 countries. Overall, 4G is unlikely to restore pricing power in the European mobile industry. We see no capacity shortage before 2020 and differentiation is elusive, with spectrum imbalances in favour of challengers. European telecom operators` revenues will further decline by -1.8% pa until 2016.   If you would like your own full copy of the report, please contact .</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=595&source=rssreports A Glint in the Eye of the Customer http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=592&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=592&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/CEX100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="A Glint in the Eye of the Customer" title="A Glint in the Eye of the Customer" /></a>Today, differentiation from competitors by just delivering a failure-free customer journey across all touch points is not enough anymore. Companies need to take Customer Experience Management (CEx) to the next level and surprise customers with outstanding "wow-effects". Arthur D. Little showcases a methodology to design such effects of high appreciation and positive astonishment, by the implementation of a service innovation process that ties the customer's emotional response to a product or service.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=592&source=rssreports Arthur D. Little's Global Innovation Excellence Survey http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=589&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=589&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Innovex2013_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Arthur D. Little's Global Innovation Excellence Survey" title="Arthur D. Little's Global Innovation Excellence Survey" /></a>Arthur D. Little completed its 8th Global Innovation Excellence Study, a global, cross-industry survey of trends and best practices in innovation management. Uniquely, this study explores in some depth the processes and approaches used by companies for innovation management, shows how these contribute to innovation success, and enables participating companies to benchmark themselves against their peers. Drawing on over 650 responses across 2010 and 2012, the study sheds new light on the basic key question: What are the important innovation management techniques to invest in to achieve a better return on innovation investment?</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=589&source=rssreports Energy Efficiency http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=585&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=585&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Energy_Efficiency100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Energy Efficiency" title="Energy Efficiency" /></a>There is a clear trend towards improved energy efficiency in industrial products and systems. The trend is driven more by market factors than by governmental intervention. Leading companies are setting energy efficiency targets and launch development programs to deliver more energy efficient products and systems. 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.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=585&source=rssreports Inbound Supply Chain Development: being in charge beyond the first supplier interface http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=584&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=584&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Supply_Chain_Development_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Inbound Supply Chain Development: being in charge beyond the first supplier interface" title="Inbound Supply Chain Development: being in charge beyond the first supplier interface" /></a>As manufacturing companies shift towards buying on a system level rather than component level, driven by outsourcing and low cost sourcing strategy, the inbound supply chain becomes somewhat of a "black box" with little transparency beyond the first tier supplier interface. These supply chains, often complex, stretching over several geographical and organizational boundaries, have made it increasingly challenging to respond rapidly to changes in market demand. Arthur D. Little's experience is that companies which take control and use a systematic approach for inbound supply chain development (SCD) can achieve high flexibility in supply chain and still reap the fruit of outsourcing and low cost country sourcing.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=584&source=rssreports U-Channel Retail http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=583&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=583&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/U-Channel_Retail_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="U-Channel Retail" title="U-Channel Retail" /></a>The retail landscape is undergoing major changes driven by external trends and due to a challenging economic environment, spending and recovery continues to be challenging. Tomorrow's customer wants to complete purchases when they want and where they want - and rapidly evolving mobile and online sales platforms enable this. In response, retailers are adapting their business models and we are seeing the appearance of U-channel retailing.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=583&source=rssreports Why invest in China now? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=581&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=581&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Invest_China_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Why invest in China now?" title="Why invest in China now?" /></a>In the last decade, China has become an essential player in the world's economic landscape and has been the favored investment target for countless companies located in the mature markets. Although China has been a driver of economic success for most of these companies, in the last few years the world economy has changed fundamentally and has been drastically reshaped by several crises. In its recent study, Arthur D. Little conducted a survey in order to answer the question "Why invest in China now?" and identified and analyzed the key trends and success factors in terms of investments in China.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=581&source=rssreports Catching the Smart Home Opportunity http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=580&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=580&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/smart_home_opportunity100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Catching the Smart Home Opportunity" title="Catching the Smart Home Opportunity" /></a>Smart Home services are poised for strong growth and represent an attractive opportunity for telecom operators to expand their services and revenue streams. Telcos have several competitive advantages, including their internet gateways, strong customer relationships, and sales and support networks. However, partnerships are essential and timing is critical.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=580&source=rssreports Innovating for Increased Public Transport http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=579&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=579&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Increased_Public_Transport100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Innovating for Increased Public Transport" title="Innovating for Increased Public Transport" /></a>Doubling the market share of public transport by 2025 is an ambitious objective. It is however a must for many cities worldwide to avoid urban mobility chaos. We argue that the objective is realistic, but will not happen overnight and not by a single stakeholder. It will require joint and coordinated efforts by multiple parties in the public transport ecosystem - What we call "System innovation". The players who understand and find their roles in this will thrive, they will be winners in a growing and changing value chain.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=579&source=rssreports The Business Benefits of 4G LTE http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=578&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=578&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Business_Benefits_4G_LTE_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Business Benefits of 4G LTE" title="The Business Benefits of 4G LTE" /></a>As Information and Communications Technology (ICT) continues to develop, the business world is applying it ever more broadly - and across increasingly diverse applications. Critical to this is the development of mobile communications technology. The latest such technology, 4G LTE (`Fourth Generation - Long Term Evolution'), provides substantial performance improvements over previous mobile technologies, and offers the promise that connectivity will no longer be a barrier to realising the benefits of enterprise mobility.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:32:33 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=578&source=rssreports "Make IT Faster, Better, Cheaper" http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=586&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=586&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Sales-Force-Industrialization100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt=""Make IT Faster, Better, Cheaper"" title=""Make IT Faster, Better, Cheaper"" /></a>IT units have always been under pressure, but in recent years the bar has been raised even higher. The business imperative to reduce costs, expedite time to market and increase service quality at the same time are particularly a challenge for IT organizations with heterogeneously grown environments and a resulting variety of operated infrastructure. Against this background Arthur D. Little has developed an IT Industrialization Model that shows how levers such as standardization and automation can help achieve first class IT operations. With cost saving potentials of up to 30%, zero touch operations is the name of the game, referring to fully automated IT operations without any manual - and error-prone - intervention.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=586&source=rssreports Telco and Utility: Friend or Foe? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=576&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=576&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Telco_and_Utility100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Telco and Utility: Friend or Foe?" title="Telco and Utility: Friend or Foe?" /></a>The energy market is undergoing a tremendous transformation. All parts of the electricity value chain are on their way to becoming "smart". This creates new market opportunities - and players are evolving to take advantage of them. Telecommunications companies (telcos) consider this an excellent opportunity to diversify their own product and service portfolio into "smart" energy. This poses a potential threat to utilities companies, who need to reconsider their traditional business models and defend their established position against these new market entrants, and avoid becoming mere electricity producers in a market with higher value opportunities. How can utilities respond? Should they protect their electricity value chain against telcos, or should they pursue a certain degree of cooperation and collaboration, or should they ignore? In order to stay competitive on the future energy market, utilities need to carefully assess their strategic options and decide which path to follow.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=576&source=rssreports Offshore Wind Meets Nuclear http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=574&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=574&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/OffshoreWindMeetsNuclear100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Offshore Wind Meets Nuclear" title="Offshore Wind Meets Nuclear" /></a>Offshore wind projects often embrace expertise from the Oil & Gas industry. Facing increasing delays and other challenges it might be the right time to also have a look at an industry which is often considered an antagonist of wind power: nuclear energy. The nuclear new build projects' challenges may sound familiar to offshore owners and developers: Weak planning, advancing technology maturity, misjudgment of capabilities, dependency on external issues, and unsuitable organization design. Arthur D. Little's expertise in large capital investment projects in both industry segments and beyond can help to make your project a success.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=574&source=rssreports The Growth Accelerator - Benefit http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=572&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=572&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Growth_Accelaerator100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Growth Accelerator - Benefit" title="The Growth Accelerator - Benefit" /></a>Implementing a targeted and impactful Growth Accelerator initiative typically yields an average return of 13 percentage points incremental CAGR (compound annual growth rate). While organizations concentrate on serving existing business to fulfill annual targets and shareholders' expectations, they often have limited or no strategies to address the tremendous potential outside their core business in the mid- and long-term. Arthur D. Little can help you to identify and realize growth opportunities. Our Growth Accelerator is targeted, impactful and replicable: It is end-to-end, from ambition to realization and from Strategy and Marketing to R&D and Operations. The Growth Accelerator is about helping companies on their continuous growth journey.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=572&source=rssreports How to overcome the IT innovation dilemma... http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=568&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=568&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Innovation_dilemma100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="How to overcome the IT innovation dilemma..." title="How to overcome the IT innovation dilemma..." /></a>IT innovation is often perceived as the invention of the next Google, Facebook, or Kindle. We argue that CIOs can significantly transform business models through much smaller endeavors that can be highly effective for the company. <b>Innovation Management can help to reposition IT from a cost driver to a value creator, and therefore boost operational efficiency, grow the business, and establish transformational opportunities.</b> </p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=568&source=rssreports Online Sales in the Automotive Industry http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=565&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=565&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Online_Sales100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Online Sales in the Automotive Industry" title="Online Sales in the Automotive Industry" /></a>The role of online sales channels is gaining increasing importance for the automotive industry. The OEMs need to integrate this channel in their sales concepts as a full-fledged option - meaning that the limitation as an information instrument needs to be overcome: the OEMs need to decide for each product if, and which part, of the sales process should be covered by the online channel. We have recently completed a comprehensive customer survey analyzing the internet as a sales channel in automotive business. To validate demand and identify critical success factors and requirements for online customers, approx. 1,000 survey results were collected from customers from Germany, China and the USA. To successfully develop the online sales channel six actions should be considered by the OEMs: <ol><li>Align product portfolio to online and offline sales channels</li><li>Establish a digital sales ecosystem for true multichannel retail</li><li>Gain support of the dealer network</li><li>Offer a clear benefit</li><li>Educate the customer</li><li>Reduce commercial risk</li></ol></p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=565&source=rssreports The Growth Accelerator - Framework http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=561&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=561&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/groth_accalerator100_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Growth Accelerator - Framework" title="The Growth Accelerator - Framework" /></a>In the midst of the financial turmoil and macroeconomic challenges most companies improved their cost structure and cash position. Now, despite the continuous political and economic challenges, organic growth and innovation returns to the corporate agenda. Arthur D. Little's Growth Accelerator can help you to identify growth opportunities based on unmet needs and new markets combined with your ability to define winning solutions. It helps to answer the two fundamental questions of growth: Where do we find growth opportunities and how do we deliver on the growth strategy? The Growth Accelerator is end-to-end, from ambition to realization and from Strategy and Marketing to R&D and Operations. It is modular, since we build on available IP, competencies and insights and only accelerate those areas that need more focus.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=561&source=rssreports The Projects, Technology & Procurement Organization http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=558&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=558&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/emergence_of_projects100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Projects, Technology & Procurement Organization" title="The Projects, Technology & Procurement Organization" /></a>The integration of Project management, Technology and Procurement functions into an integrated unit can improve performance by achieving better control, project cost reduction and the opportunity to achieve performance leadership through technology. This organizational form has the potential to help the industry deal with some its greatest challenges - this white paper describes the approach and the trends that led to is adoption and extracts some key lessons from two case studies from the lead adopters (Shell and Statoil) of this organizational form.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:11:34 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=558&source=rssreports Over-the-Top Video - "First to Scale Wins" http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=556&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=556&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ottv100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Over-the-Top Video - "First to Scale Wins"" title="Over-the-Top Video - "First to Scale Wins"" /></a>Over-the-top (OTT) video services focusing on professional long-form content, such as Hulu, Lovefilm and Netflix, saw tremendous growth in subscribers and revenues over the last few years. We are revisiting this topic again, less than 12 months after our last TV report, as the rapid pace of new business models being formed, radical partnerships being announced and the sheer endless stream of new players entering the market requires immediate action by all players concerned. While many industry analysts expect pure, global OTT players to dominate, Arthur D. Little is convinced that there is a window of opportunity for strong national players to establish dominant platforms in their market. We believe that large, US-based OTT players, like Netflix and Apple, face significant challenges to going global. Furthermore, success in the mid- to long-run will only be achieved through partnerships between players that unite content and large subscriber bases.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=556&source=rssreports Performance Excellence Networks http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=562&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=562&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/pen100_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Performance Excellence Networks" title="Performance Excellence Networks" /></a>Global operations networks are challenged by three global trends: the maturing of emerging markets which changes consumers' attitudes in these countries, the current and ongoing global and regional macroeconomic instability and the inherent inability of many companies to overcome these challenges with their current operations footprint. Arthur D. Little's latest report `<b>Performance Excellence Networks</b>' outlines how by implementing key principles, companies can make a major step forward to tap the full potential of their global network and become significantly more flexible in reacting on changing market situations rapidly. Three widely spread defects within companies are true around the globe: <ul><li>In most companies, the global operations networks are complex and not focused due to the fact that their current organization is the result of historical developments.</li><li>They are missing transparent and consistent governance structures, competencies, processes and an open collaboration culture which leads to inefficiency.</li><li>Operations networks are not optimally networked internally and externally, hindering a continuous best practice exchange and flexible adaptations of the global network. </li></ul> But how can companies solve the operations footprint puzzle to transform towards an open, focused and networked global setup while consistently improving local performances in practice? Arthur D. Little and St. Gallen University have developed a `networked operations approach' - a set of measures to help companies with the transformation towards focused, open and networked global operations.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=562&source=rssreports Manage Risk for Product Launch http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=555&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=555&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Manage-Risk_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Manage Risk for Product Launch" title="Manage Risk for Product Launch" /></a>Delivering new products just right on time and designing them for just the right customers remains among the most difficult challenges in product development. While risk management has been a well-established notion in hedging and safety related issues, it is not really applied yet in product development. This paper shows why project risk management matters and how to implement it successfully.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=555&source=rssreports Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2012 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=546&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=546&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/exane12_image100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2012" title="Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2012" /></a>The eleventh edition of the annual Arthur D. Little-Exane BNP Paribas joint report is an in-depth analysis of the implications of an all-IP world where everything is connected. For operators it brings pros and cons: it threatens their core voice and SMS revenues but it also offers significant opportunities to enter adjacent markets. But they have to act quickly. The report discusses various issues: is the opportunity linked to innovative services larger than the risk to legacy revenues? What are the key strategic choices available to telcos across Europe? In preparing the report, we have met with 105 organisations in the telecom-media-technology arena and beyond, across 15 countries. If you would like your own full copy of the report, please contact </p> Thu, 24 May 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=546&source=rssreports Networked Procurement http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=636&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=636&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Networked-Procurement-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Networked Procurement" title="Networked Procurement" /></a>Due to the increase in economic tension companies have optimized the organization, processes and systems in procurement over the last years and achieved related savings. Nevertheless companies are realizing that they have not yet reached the full value-added potential in procurement. The underlying reason being the low degree of networking of procurement with other functions, which often can be explained through the amendable qualification of procurement employees and the resulting lack of acceptance for procurement.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=636&source=rssreports Construction Trade Convergence http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=551&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=551&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ctc100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Construction Trade Convergence" title="Construction Trade Convergence" /></a>The trend towards energy efficiency, "green building" solutions, renovation or value-added services, means that previously distinct construction trades and value chain structures are beginning to converge. Established construction companies, material suppliers or technical building equipment providers: who will win the race to gain most of future market share? Is it time now for forward looking entrepreneurs to start innovating their business to outcompete their peers?</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 14:44:54 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=551&source=rssreports Marketing & Sales Excellence http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=550&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=550&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/MSE100_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Marketing & Sales Excellence" title="Marketing & Sales Excellence" /></a>Marketing and Sales Excellence is critical to success: Our compelling benchmark study across industries identifies room for improvement for your company. Arthur D. Little and the Leipzig Graduate School of Management are jointly running an ongoing cross-industry benchmarking study to identify key drivers and determinants of Marketing and Sales Excellence across various industries. Over the last years, more than 130 mainly internationally operating companies have already participated in the regularly updated study. Comparison of the cross-industry insights allows for new starting points to achieve Marketing & Sales Excellence according to best in class performance of individual companies and industry sectors. The INSIGHT provides a first overview on the study and potential benefits. For more information, please see </p> Tue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=550&source=rssreports The Curing Company http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=548&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=548&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Curing_Company100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Curing Company" title="The Curing Company" /></a>Highly successful drugs, sometimes known as blockbusters, have a great impact on healthcare as they treat a large number of patients, and are most frequently indicated in common, often chronic conditions. This guarantees a high level of usage and therefore a profitable drug, however the premium placed upon producing such drugs can result in smaller conditions being neglected. Due to the private nature of the pharmaceutical industry, and because there is more money in developing `blockbuster' drugs capable of treating common diseases, the healthcare industry faces numerous challenges as rarer diseases which may be just as life-threatening see fewer drugs entering trials. In this article, we propose a new business model using the available technologies to achieve the necessary transformation.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=548&source=rssreports Managing the Customer Experience http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=553&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=553&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/MCE100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Managing the Customer Experience" title="Managing the Customer Experience" /></a>In its latest Viewpoint "Managing the Customer Experience: Going from Good to Great", Arthur D. Little presents thoughts, experiences and methodology on how to become great at customer experience management. Despite the fact that Customer Experience Management (CEX) has been around for many years now, most companies still struggle to become great in delivering a superior experience to their customers. Today, Customer Experience Management is more important than ever as it plays a critical role in companies' ability to differentiate. Also, companies outside the telecommunications industry, such as Apple or market players offering OTT services, are raising the bar of customers' expectations of products and services. How does a company go from good to great? In our view, it is about delivering a branded, personalized, end-to-end experience across all touch points. For most companies, this requires a major transformation to become customer-centric across all activities. The ultimate objective is for the experience to exceed customers' expectations, appeal to the customer on an emotional level and turn him into a fan.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=553&source=rssreports 'Triangulate' your IT for Business Value http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=544&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=544&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/triangualte100_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="'Triangulate' your IT for Business Value" title="'Triangulate' your IT for Business Value" /></a>The days of IT as a pure enabler function for companies are over - and with it the role of the CIO/CFO. Instead, his role is shifting towards the "balancing" power in enterprises, being responsible for operational stability, innovation and business value generation simultaneously. How companies can do their homework and prepare the ground for the CIO of tomorrow.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=544&source=rssreports LTE Spectrum and Network Strategies http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=542&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=542&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/lte_spectrum100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="LTE Spectrum and Network Strategies" title="LTE Spectrum and Network Strategies" /></a>The LTE spectrum auctions across Europe are the start of LTE becoming market reality. Operators are focusing on one of two spectrum strategic options: major investments into 800 MHz or smart hybrid multiband solutions with >1GHz spectrum on 1800, 2600 FDD and TDD bands. These options are linked to their network deployment strategies and are increasingly implemented via network cooperation agreements. By choosing smart spectrum and network deployment strategies, operators can improve their position in dynamic 4G markets.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=542&source=rssreports The Connected Car - Finally Coming True? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=540&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=540&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/The_Connected_Car_100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Connected Car - Finally Coming True?" title="The Connected Car - Finally Coming True?" /></a>The vision of the "connected car" or more general "connected vehicle" has been around for some time without significant impact in the industry. Today however, the mobile internet is growing in importance and the topic is back on the agenda of the OEMs - but despite a more standardized and capable infrastructure, the key questions remain the same: What are the most relevant services for customers, OEMs, and other service providers such as banks and insurance companies? How to position and manage this complex ecosystem? And finally: How to generate revenues through "connected vehicle" services?</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=540&source=rssreports Mobile Vertical Applications http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=594&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=594&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Mobile_vertical_Applications100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Mobile Vertical Applications" title="Mobile Vertical Applications" /></a>Mobile applications are having an increasing and significant impact in the workplace. More and more organisations clearly see the value they can bring - whether increasing sales, improving productivity or delivering customer and employee satisfaction - and use is increasing. The mobile application landscape is diverse, with applications aimed at a variety of end-user types and ranging from relatively standard "horizontal" solutions through to highly-specialised applications that serve a specific industry need. While it is only relatively recently that some sectors have begun to explore the benefits of "vertical" applications tailored to their specific industry, there are already some exciting success stories from early adopters.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=594&source=rssreports Let the Shop Come to You http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=537&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=537&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Handy-Shopping110.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Let the Shop Come to You" title="Let the Shop Come to You" /></a>Game-changing smartphone applications in the Consumer Goods and Retail industry are impacting the way consumers shop, communicate, access information, and plan their time. For retailers, at the end of the day, it's about how and where the consumer decides to spend his money.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=537&source=rssreports Disruptive Threat or Innovative Opportunity? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=533&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=533&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ott110.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Disruptive Threat or Innovative Opportunity?" title="Disruptive Threat or Innovative Opportunity?" /></a>Many traditional Telcos are complacent that voice OTT is either a niche technology championed by cash strapped challengers unlikely to cause major upset or an opportunity of modest proportion hampered by poor monetization, inferior QoS and challenged business models. Pending choices both in terms of operator responses, regulatory action and monetization efforts among the OTT players themselves, OTT could remain as it has in the past - an innovative breeze only - or develop into a disruptive force. The mobile voice OTT development scenarios under which these options may result in are outlined in this viewpoint. Whichever the scenario, operators must adjust their strategies to a world of OTT presence.</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:29:22 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=533&source=rssreports The Future of Urban Mobility http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=534&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=534&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/future_lab100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Future of Urban Mobility" title="The Future of Urban Mobility" /></a>Management consultancy Arthur D. Little's new global study of urban mobility assesses the mobility maturity and performance of 66 cities worldwide and finds most not just falling well short of best practice but in a state of crisis. Indeed it is not putting it too strongly to say that many cities' mobility systems are standing on a burning platform and if action is not taken in the very near future they will play a major role in slowing the growth and development of their host nations.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=534&source=rssreports WOWing Customer Service Strategies http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=532&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=532&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/wow.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="WOWing Customer Service Strategies" title="WOWing Customer Service Strategies" /></a>Excellent customer service is a critical success factor for businesses across all industries. But how many organizations can really claim to be giving fantastic, WOW factor customer service across all customer touch points? Particularly in B2C related business segments involving a high number of customer driven transactions (e.g. Telco, airline, utilities, financial services) customer expectations have grown tremendously over the last decade and most customers are dissatisfied with the service they receive. That's why companies with a strong brand image for excellence in service, like Apple, O2, Zappos, Virgin or Coca Cola, invest heavily in their service strategy and are thus winning the biggest market share.</p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:55:54 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=532&source=rssreports Global CAPEX & Maintenance Forecast http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=531&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=531&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Maintenance.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Global CAPEX & Maintenance Forecast" title="Global CAPEX & Maintenance Forecast" /></a>Arthur D. Little's energy practice forecasts growth in Global CAPEX and maintenance spending of 3.8% CAGR from 2011 to 2016 with most of the growth driven by new investments in exploration and production. By 2016 we predict that spending on new-build facilities in selected energy-based industries will increase by 3.8% CAGR, with maintenance spend showing overall growth of 4.1% CAGR to 2016 with most of the growth coming from outside Europe and North America. Our overall global forecast for growth for specific maintenance consumables used in new-build and maintenance suggests a CAGR of 4.2% with the strongest growth coming from the petrochemical and E&P segments and the Middle East, Asian and Latin American markets showing the strongest growth opportunities. In contrast, ADL forecasts that the market for consumable products in Europe and North America will experience relatively weaker growth of 3.1%-3.4% CAGR over the period 2011 to 2016.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:21:22 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=531&source=rssreports China's Automotive Market http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=528&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=528&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/chinas_automotive_market100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="China's Automotive Market" title="China's Automotive Market" /></a>China has become one of the most important markets in the world for the automotive industry. Multinational companies have identified significant business opportunities but are they fully aware of the challenges and risks associated with the Chinese market? Based on in-depth market insight and a long track record of delivering strategic projects for major automotive companies in China, Arthur D. Little assesses the outlook for the Chinese automotive market and identifies five key topics that should be on the CEO agenda for any international automotive OEM doing business in China.</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:08:17 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=528&source=rssreports Building a New Equilibrium http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=527&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=527&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_New_Equilibrium100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Building a New Equilibrium" title="Building a New Equilibrium" /></a>Hydrocarbons continue to be the world's most economical, prevalent and reliable energy source. However global tensions occur when the economic, social and environmental impact of exploration and production activities are combined with market, geopolitical and technical risks. In fact, resource owners, Oil & Gas managers, regulators, investors, environmentalists and communities, frequently find themselves in opposing camps as they debate strategies to safeguard the reliable and sustainable supply of this fundamental resource (In previous analyses1 Arthur D. Little focused on the changing relationship between International Oil Companies (IOCs), National Oil Companies (NOCs) and host countries).</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:50:18 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=527&source=rssreports Major Transformation in CEE TV Markets http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=525&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=525&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/transformation_in_europe_tv_markets100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Major Transformation in CEE TV Markets" title="Major Transformation in CEE TV Markets" /></a>TV markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are booming, with strong growth in multichannel households, viewing time and revenues. Fuelled by this rapid growth, the rules of the game are changing and competitive pressure is increasing. With digital terrestrial TV (DTT) and over-the-top TV (OTT) on the horizon, who will be the winner of the ongoing platform competition?</p> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:36:03 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=525&source=rssreports Are Suppliers Poised for a Turnaround? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=521&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=521&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/adl_suppliers.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Are Suppliers Poised for a Turnaround?" title="Are Suppliers Poised for a Turnaround?" /></a>After its successful 2008 Telecoms Infrastructure Supplier Outlook, Arthur D. Little has again reviewed the performance of leading telecom suppliers and conducted a global survey of Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) for an update on their perspective on sector developments and challenges ahead. Products and services were reviewed in the same three areas as in the previous report: access network infrastructure, core & transmission network infrastructure, core & transmission network infrastructure and services.</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:15:01 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=521&source=rssreports Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2011 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=526&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=526&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/adl_exane_2011_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2011" title="Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2011" /></a>This tenth edition of the annual Arthur D. Little-Exane BNP Paribas joint report focuses on the prospects of super fast broadband (fiber and cable) in Europe: Are operators about to announce more capex to deploy wider fiber networks to connect homes across Europe? Who does fiber benefit and who's under pressure? In preparing the report, we have conducted 115 meetings with 94 organisations in the telecoms-media-technology arena as well as local authorties and utilities across 16 countries. If you are interested in the full report, please contact </p> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=526&source=rssreports Capturing Value in the mHealth Oasis http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=519&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=519&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/adl_mHealth_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Capturing Value in the mHealth Oasis" title="Capturing Value in the mHealth Oasis" /></a>Mobile Health has been hailed as the next major development for mobile networks operators (MNOs), but could it be just wishful thinking from a sector desperately seeking additional revenues to offset margin erosion? While few commercial offers currently exist, mHealth is firmly on the agenda for many MNOs. In this viewpoint, Arthur D. Little assesses the key success factors that lay the foundations for operators to successfully navigate the mHealth minefield.</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=519&source=rssreports Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2011 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=539&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=539&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/exane2011.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2011" title="Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2011" /></a><div>This tenth edition of the annual Arthur D. Little-Exane BNP Paribas joint report focuses on the prospects of super fast broadband (fiber and cable) in Europe: Are operators about to announce more capex to deploy wider fiber networks to connect homes across Europe? Who does fiber benefit and who's under pressure? In preparing the report, we have conducted 115 meetings with 94 organisations in the telecoms-media-technology arena as well as local authorties and utilities across 16 countries. If you are interested in the full report, please contact  </div></p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=539&source=rssreports Managing Technological Discontinuities http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=516&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=516&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Managing_Technological_.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Managing Technological Discontinuities" title="Managing Technological Discontinuities" /></a>"The winners are found among those who can capture, protect and internalize `new to industry` and `new to world` technologies." The increasing importance of information and communication technologies (ICT) for innovation in many industry sectors comes with new opportunities for competitive advantage. A systematic approach to dealing with the potential impact of ICT is crucial for future success.</p> Tue, 01 Feb 2011 14:40:34 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=516&source=rssreports @Banks: Stay Tuned With Your Customers http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=508&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=508&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Banks_Stay_tuned.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="@Banks: Stay Tuned With Your Customers" title="@Banks: Stay Tuned With Your Customers" /></a>After the turmoil in profitability and reputation in recent years, global attention on strengthening regulations and more severe capital requirements, banks need to capture new competitive advantages. There are two main ways: differentiate and renew value proposition with innovative services and products; and make customers and their needs the focal point of the business model.</p> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:17:37 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=508&source=rssreports The New Reality of Network Cooperation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=507&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=507&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_RAN_Cooperation.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The New Reality of Network Cooperation" title="The New Reality of Network Cooperation" /></a>Mobile operators are increasingly turning to active Radio Access Network sharing, especially on 3G and LTE, in order to manage new CAPEX requirements and to achieve new levels of business performance. Successful deals in infrastructure partnership in many markets are evidence of a new business reality. Market players see significant economic benefits from Radio Access Network (RAN) sharing. However, the best partnering options are finite and those who move first have the most to gain, while simultaneously limiting options for followers.</p> Tue, 09 Nov 2010 12:08:09 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=507&source=rssreports Captive Auto Insurances http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=506&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=506&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Captive_Auto_Insurances.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Captive Auto Insurances" title="Captive Auto Insurances" /></a>Parts and service are the largest profit generators for car manufacturers. This substantial  business has attracted independent low-cost repair shop networks, which have increasingly become preferred suppliers to insurers trying to keep costs down. OEMs have started to counter this business drainage by introducing own-label insurance products, but the results so far leave room for improvement.</p> Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:23:56 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=506&source=rssreports Strategic Options in the Fleet Service Market http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=500&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=500&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Strategic_Options_in_the_Fl.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Strategic Options in the Fleet Service Market" title="Strategic Options in the Fleet Service Market" /></a>Business customers account for almost 50% of the passenger car fleet in Europe, but after-sales service to these customers is generally neglected by major market players. However, declining residual values and the need for cost savings are reshaping the after-sales business. Here we highlight the emerging opportunity in fleet service and identify the key questions each player needs to address.</p> Mon, 04 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=500&source=rssreports Executives must rethink http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=496&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=496&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Executives-must-rethink.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Executives must rethink" title="Executives must rethink" /></a>Many companies and institutions focus on the investment side of the business case as they assess IT investments. In some cases, IT investments are even treated as costs. The return is seldom understood, along with the correlating IT expenditures, and neither is it assessed to a similar level of detail. Hence, significant imbalances between IT spend and return are built into the business case.</p> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:34:14 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=496&source=rssreports FTTH: Double Squeeze of Incumbents - Forced to Partner? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=495&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=495&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Double_Squeeze.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="FTTH: Double Squeeze of Incumbents - Forced to Partner?" title="FTTH: Double Squeeze of Incumbents - Forced to Partner?" /></a>This paper should be a wakeup call to EU governments and regulators. For ten years, discussions about how to regulate NGA (Next Generation Access) have been on-going. Meanwhile, the current regulatory policy is failing. Governments and regulators need to support FTTB/H investments now. Otherwise, the fibre gap between Europe and the United States, Asia and now the Middle East will further widen, and Europe's strategic and economic competitiveness will be affected.</p> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:02:50 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=495&source=rssreports Making Value Management Work, at Last http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=499&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=499&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Making_Value_Management_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Making Value Management Work, at Last" title="Making Value Management Work, at Last" /></a>The telecoms industry has reached a turning point and is shifting from a period of exponential growth towards optimization. While many operators have implemented some form of Value Management, they have focused too closely on short-term results to capture the full benefits of these programmes. Operators now need to implement new techniques and transform their business models around customer value. By doing so, they can generate two to five points of incremental margin and create long-term competitive advantage.</p> Wed, 18 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=499&source=rssreports Realigning UK Energy Policy http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=490&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=490&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Energy_Utilities_Realigning.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Realigning UK Energy Policy" title="Realigning UK Energy Policy" /></a>For more than a decade, the UK government has pursued inconsistent policies in electricity, flip-flopping between conflicting objectives that if implemented would probably lead to a high-cost, low-quality system that would not deliver the desired climate change objectives. Lower-cost solutions are possible. The question is whether the coalition government has the will to change direction. </p> Thu, 05 Aug 2010 16:19:36 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=490&source=rssreports M-Payments in M-BRIC http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=488&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=488&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/m_payments.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="M-Payments in M-BRIC" title="M-Payments in M-BRIC" /></a>Mobile financial services are experiencing a global surge, especially in emerging markets. Global total transaction volume is expected to reach approximately USD 280 billion by 2015. Clearly, there is an enormous potential for M-payments in M-BRIC countries, but how to best capture it? This article provides an overview of the best entry strategies and indicates how players in each country must consider specific local requirements in order to succeed in the m-payment market.</p> Fri, 16 Jul 2010 16:54:46 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=488&source=rssreports IT Governance Wins You the Battle http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=487&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=487&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/it_governance.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="IT Governance Wins You the Battle" title="IT Governance Wins You the Battle" /></a>Thirty-nine per cent of CEOs and 44 per cent of CIOs are not satisfied with their IT governance. This is one of the key findings of the Arthur D. Little IT Governance Study 2009, which shows that many large corporations want to make fundamental changes to the way they organize their business IT. The Arthur D. Little IT Governance Approach provides a solid basis for optimizing IT governance.</p> Fri, 16 Jul 2010 16:41:59 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=487&source=rssreports Finding the right track http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=502&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=502&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Finding_the_right_track.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Finding the right track" title="Finding the right track" /></a>Public transport in Northern Europe is changing rapidly with increased outsourcing, shifts in the public's traveling needs and significant regulatory changes. These trends put pressure on traffic operators to not only improve operations but also to rethink their strategic and tactical agenda.</p> Sun, 04 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=502&source=rssreports The German Internet Industry 2009-2012 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=505&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=505&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADLecoPix.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The German Internet Industry 2009-2012" title="The German Internet Industry 2009-2012" /></a>The joint study carried out by the eco-Association of the German Internet industry and Arthur D. Little is the first systematic analysis of the German Internet industry. It sheds light on the complexity as well as the size of the industry and covers important indicators pertaining to the future development of market segments.</p> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=505&source=rssreports Nuclear New Build Unveiled http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=483&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=483&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Nuclear_New_Build_Unveiled.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Nuclear New Build Unveiled" title="Nuclear New Build Unveiled" /></a>Building new nuclear power plants is one of today's most complex technical undertakings and involves tremendous financial risks. Inaccurate understanding of projects risks and inaccurate prioritization of critical activities often lead to significant delays and budget overruns. The study "Nuclear New Build Unveiled" analyzes the current status, trends and challenges within the nuclear industry.</p> Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:17:12 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=483&source=rssreports Putting the Focus Back Where it Belongs - on Business http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=481&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=481&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/xco_survey_2010.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Putting the Focus Back Where it Belongs - on Business" title="Putting the Focus Back Where it Belongs - on Business" /></a>As our 2009 global survey revealed, companies made short-term cost reductions to cope with the collapse in demand from the financial and economic crisis, but they also took actions to prepare for business beyond the downturn. What actions have resulted in enduring benefits? More importantly, what are businesses doing to outpace competitors in the post-crisis world?</p> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:32:46 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=481&source=rssreports Improving Management of Potentially Catastrophic Risks http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=479&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=479&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/risks.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Improving Management of Potentially Catastrophic Risks" title="Improving Management of Potentially Catastrophic Risks" /></a>Recent catastrophic events show that the impact of residual risks can present significant damage to an oil & gas company's balance sheet. This has turned industry attention to the assessment of Exposure to Risk (EtR) - the concept of the maximum potential loss associated with catastrophic risk - providing a basis for strengthening long-term stability of the balance sheet.</p> Mon, 14 Jun 2010 16:43:33 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=479&source=rssreports Smart Grid opportunities for telcos http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=477&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=477&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Smart-Grid.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Smart Grid opportunities for telcos" title="Smart Grid opportunities for telcos" /></a>Existing electricity grids are not capable of satisfying the increasing demand for a reliable electricity supply in the long run. The growing proportion of decentralised electricity generation based on renewables is making electricity transport and distribution significantly more complex, yet the existing electricity network, which in many cases originates from the middle of the last century, is reaching its capacity and capability limits. A "Smart Grid" - one that links innovative information and communication technologies with traditional electricity components - will deliver intelligent and highly automated grid maintenance and management. New business models and emerging players will change the rules of the game!</p> Wed, 09 Jun 2010 14:06:20 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=477&source=rssreports Untying the Gordian Knot http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=475&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=475&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Untying_the_Gordian_Knot.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Untying the Gordian Knot" title="Untying the Gordian Knot" /></a>The media debate regarding DRM the past few years has pitted two groups against each other: End users accused of wanting a free lunch (e.g., through file sharing) and content owners who sometimes have been overambitious in building fences around their rights.</p> Thu, 27 May 2010 10:25:48 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=475&source=rssreports Winning on the E-mobility Playing Field http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=473&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=473&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_E-Mobility.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Winning on the E-mobility Playing Field" title="Winning on the E-mobility Playing Field" /></a>In the middle of the current automotive crisis, everyone seems to be electrified. Most OEMs are investing significantly in developing e-technology and governments are rolling out plans to subsidize e-mobility. At the same time, the development of adequate business models is receiving little attention. Which business models are viable on this new e-mobility playing field?</p> Tue, 04 May 2010 10:11:20 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=473&source=rssreports Arthur D. Little Exane report 2010 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=503&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=503&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Arthur-D-Little-Exane-repor.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Arthur D. Little Exane report 2010" title="Arthur D. Little Exane report 2010" /></a>This ninth edition of the annual Exane BNP Paribas-Arthur D. Little joint report focuses on European mobile operators: Can they return to growth? If so at what cost? In preparing the report, we have conducted 87 meetings with 75 organisations in the telecoms-media-technology arena operating across 12 countries. If you are interested in the full report, please contact </p> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=503&source=rssreports Space for Creativity http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=471&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=471&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/SfC.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Space for Creativity" title="Space for Creativity" /></a>The Central and Eastern European region (CEE) is a mosaic of 21 countries at various stages of development. While looking for solutions that best fit the local conditions, operators have often chosen previously untested, innovative solutions, and deployed new technologies earlier and faster than their Western counterparts. This bold approach has driven the growth in the broadband market, contributed to the hegemony of mobile telecommunications, and has effaced the line between telecom companies and TV operators. This white paper provides insights into the primary telecommunications trends in the region, specific examples of solutions in individual countries and take-away lessons that current or new operators can employ in the CEE region or elsewhere. If you are interested in the full report, please contact .</p> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 13:35:08 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=471&source=rssreports Pathways to Innovation Excellence http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=469&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=469&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Pathways_to_Innovation_Excellence.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Pathways to Innovation Excellence" title="Pathways to Innovation Excellence" /></a>In our 2010 groundbreaking benchmarking study, we found that the majority of global companies generate far less sales and earnings from the introduction of new products and services than the world's top corporate innovators. Most companies, while considering innovation a top priority, are selling themselves short. Our follow up study of Innovation Excellence (released in Feb 2013) is also available .</p> Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:41:14 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=469&source=rssreports Cost Reduction in the Telecom Industry http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=463&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=463&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Cost_Reduction.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Cost Reduction in the Telecom Industry" title="Cost Reduction in the Telecom Industry" /></a>The telecoms industry in Europe and the US is at risk of becoming a low profit business. If the current trend cannot be reversed, industry margins are at risk of dropping from the current figure of 35 - 40% to 15% within 5 years. Cost management has to become an inherent core competence for wireless and wireline operators. Significant cost reductions are only possible with substantial changes in the business/operating model. New pressures will mean a change in mindset and the ability to `think outside the box'. Arthur D. Little has successfully managed this process with many operators.</p> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 17:55:56 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=463&source=rssreports Research & Technology Institutes http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=464&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=464&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Research_Technology_Institutes.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Research & Technology Institutes" title="Research & Technology Institutes" /></a>Research and technology institutes around the world are facing strategic and operational challenges: changes in their role, pressures on funding, more global competition and increasing demands from sponsors and customers. To adapt, they need to revisit their role and strategy, sharpen the focus of research activities and make real changes to operational processes, organization and incentives.</p> Thu, 04 Mar 2010 12:00:14 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=464&source=rssreports Manufacturing Network Concentration http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=460&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=460&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Manufacturing.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Manufacturing Network Concentration" title="Manufacturing Network Concentration" /></a>Manufacturing networks drive unnecessary costs and capital and obstruct service if not aligned with products, sales and production technology. Arthur D. Little argues that now is a good time to review and restructure manufacturing networks and offers a pragmatic yet rigorous method to quickly come to the right decisions and put implementation plans and structures in place.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:24:48 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=460&source=rssreports The Art of Systematic Surveillance http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=459&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=459&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Intelligence.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Art of Systematic Surveillance" title="The Art of Systematic Surveillance" /></a>"Great leadership isn't about solving problems after the fact, but foreseeing potential problems and eliminating them before they occur", General Electric's Jack Welch once said. Intelligence management is a systematic approach that leverages internal and external knowledge in new ways. It creates an environment that aggressively responds to competitive threats and market challenges.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=459&source=rssreports Worldclass Purchasing http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=457&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=457&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Worldclass_Purchasing.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Worldclass Purchasing" title="Worldclass Purchasing" /></a>What purchasing departments can learn from very successful purchasing organizations, including which best practices they can purposefully adopt and how they can benefit, was identified in detail by Arthur D. Little in cooperation with the University of St. Gallen and the German Federal Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME) with the 2009 PVE Study.</p> Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:20:24 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=457&source=rssreports No Stone Unturned? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=635&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=635&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/No-Stone-Unturned-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="No Stone Unturned?" title="No Stone Unturned?" /></a>The recession means that Private Equity Associations must face the challenge of supporting their investments. For many, a ruthless reconstruction of redundancies is necessary, which regularly leads to friction. Without doubt, reducing purchasing costs would be a more amicable solution, and would also have a positive effect on the short-term cash flow. The following approach demonstrates how Private Equity Associations can support their portfolio companies' purchasing process through joint purchasing. When grouped together, even unattractive assets can offer appealing potential. In recent projects, Arthur D. Little's customers achieved savings of up to 25%, with the overall average being 6.3%.</p> Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=635&source=rssreports Supply Chain Performance Excellence http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=485&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=485&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_OM_Supply_Chain_Performance_Exzellenz-_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Supply Chain Performance Excellence" title="Supply Chain Performance Excellence" /></a>A research study by Arthur D. Little shows that many companies are not taking advantage of supply chain excellence practices. Excellence practices can help companies to identify the precise service levels below which any further decrease causes changes in the consumer's decision to purchase. With this knowledge, companies can develop supply chains tailored to specific service needs. </p> Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=485&source=rssreports Time for Change http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=451&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=451&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Time_for_Change.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Time for Change" title="Time for Change" /></a>Structural changes taking place in the oil supply outlook are making it very complex for international oil companies to pursue their key twin targets: reserves replacement at sustainable cost and operational efficiency to sustain profitability. We propose a holistic approach to asset management - one that supports consistent and integrated decision-making at each level of the asset portfolio. </p> Thu, 17 Dec 2009 11:56:27 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=451&source=rssreports Open Standards for IPTV Set-Top Boxes http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=448&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=448&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Open_standards.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Open Standards for IPTV Set-Top Boxes" title="Open Standards for IPTV Set-Top Boxes" /></a>The global IPTV-industry has experienced impressive growth, but penetration levels are still modest. Set-top boxes represent a not insignificant part of the total costs of providing such services to the end consumer.</p> Tue, 08 Dec 2009 13:43:19 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=448&source=rssreports Future of Television http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=444&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=444&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Future_of_television_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Future of Television" title="Future of Television" /></a>The future of TV will be defined by the enrichment of linear TV with interactive, on-demand services, a mash-up of professional and user-generated content, an increasing availability of TV on multiple devices and 3-screen access. Successful business models will be based on a hybrid model, i. e. a combination of free services to attract users to the respective platform and paid services. Upselling opportunities will depend both on the reach and ease of use of the platform as well as the quality of the content. While short-form user-generated was enough to grow for first movers in the middle of the 2000s, this content won't be enough to compete with the increasing online offer of commercial broadcasters. Relevant content - and this might be Hollywood studio productions as well as niche specialties from independent studios - will provide reach and stickiness which are the ultimate enablers for upselling and the placement of advertising.</p> Fri, 27 Nov 2009 12:50:23 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=444&source=rssreports Total Market Orientation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=446&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=446&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Total_Market_Orientation_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Total Market Orientation" title="Total Market Orientation" /></a>Arthur D. Little and the Leipzig Graduate School of Management recently undertook a cross-industry benchmarking study to identify the key levers to achieving marketing and sales excellence. The study finds that the engineering, manufacturing and high-tech sectors have huge untapped potential for improving their performance across all categories that contribute to excellence in marketing and sales.</p> Fri, 27 Nov 2009 12:45:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=446&source=rssreports Procurement Performance Measurement http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=445&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=445&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_OM_Procurement_Performance_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Procurement Performance Measurement" title="Procurement Performance Measurement" /></a>Arthur D. Little's latest study on procurement performance identifies the key challenges that companies currently face in developing CFO-friendly procurement performance measurement. This report suggests a best practice approach to overcoming these challenges and consistently measuring purchasing success in the future.</p> Thu, 26 Nov 2009 14:22:14 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=445&source=rssreports Post-Merger Integration of R&D http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=435&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=435&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Post-merger-integration.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Post-Merger Integration of R&D" title="Post-Merger Integration of R&D" /></a>An in-depth study conducted by Arthur D. Little notes that while the potential gain of merging R&D departments is substantial, integration of R&D activities exposes the business to significant risks, is more difficult and takes longer than in other areas. The solution is careful tailoring of a full R&D integration approach that deals with the "enablers" early on.</p> Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:03:06 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=435&source=rssreports Telecom Operators in a Carbon Constrained World http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=432&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=432&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/telecom_operators.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Telecom Operators in a Carbon Constrained World" title="Telecom Operators in a Carbon Constrained World" /></a>As the world awaits a global carbon reduction commitment, Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) telecoms operators must do more to ensure that energy and carbon management positively affect their future growth, according to a new report by Arthur D. Little and Dubai Internet City.</p> Wed, 04 Nov 2009 10:24:40 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=432&source=rssreports The Hidden Value In Your Accounts Receivable http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=428&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=428&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Hidden_value.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Hidden Value In Your Accounts Receivable" title="The Hidden Value In Your Accounts Receivable" /></a>First-class accounts receivable management increases a firm's value. Overlooked by many companies, reducing accounts receivable by use of third-party services is a value-creation lever frequently addressed by private equity-owned companies. Arthur D. Little shares its insight into these services, their properties, business cases, financial effects and implementation.</p> Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:14:41 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=428&source=rssreports Ensuring Survival http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=427&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=427&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Ensuring_Survival.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Ensuring Survival" title="Ensuring Survival" /></a>Much to everybody's surprise the low-carbon bandwagon survived even a global downturn. We have reached the end of a period when carbon became established as an issue but action appeared optional for individual governments, businesses and societies. In this publication, we present four assertions that we believe highlight the dangers of complacency.</p> Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:19:16 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=427&source=rssreports Optimizing Involvement in the Development of Sustainability Related Public Policy http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=425&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=425&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/image_0909.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Optimizing Involvement in the Development of Sustainability Related Public Policy" title="Optimizing Involvement in the Development of Sustainability Related Public Policy" /></a>Public policy is increasingly influencing the corporate sustainability agenda, as is the need for companies to engage in its development. This is by no means a simple task. In this Viewpoint we identify key steps in the policy development process and highlight how companies can optimize their involvement.</p> Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:25:55 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=425&source=rssreports Emerging markets in microinsurance http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=421&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=421&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Microinsurance_02.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Emerging markets in microinsurance" title="Emerging markets in microinsurance" /></a>Low-income households feel the impact of adversity more heavily than most in society, yet have little access to affordable insurance products that could help to protect them. However, as insurance providers become increasingly aware of this unmet need, a new microinsurance industry is emerging. To gain a foothold in this market, insurers need to confront a number of challenges.</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2009 08:15:10 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=421&source=rssreports Do more IT for less http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=419&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=419&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Do_more_IT_for_less.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Do more IT for less" title="Do more IT for less" /></a>Economic downturns force a cost-orientation, especially for "commodities" like Information & Communication Technology (ICT). The pressure on ICT organizations to improve efficiency and effectiveness rises - but best-in-class companies act beyond pure cost-cutting. The Arthur D. Little ICT performance radar contains a well proven set of levers to unveil these improvement potentials.</p> Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:39:21 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=419&source=rssreports Shifting Centers of Gravity http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=414&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=414&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Shifting_Centers_of_Gra.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Shifting Centers of Gravity" title="Shifting Centers of Gravity" /></a>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. This report by Arthur D. Little identifies some of the strategies that emerging challenger OEMs will adopt and the key battles established triad OEM champions will face.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2009 14:04:04 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=414&source=rssreports Tourism industry in turbulent times http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=412&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=412&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Tourism_industry_in_turbulent_times.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Tourism industry in turbulent times" title="Tourism industry in turbulent times" /></a>The economic crisis is putting existing tourism industry business models under pressure. In this Viewpoint, Arthur D. Little analyses the main impacts of the downturn on the core business segments of brokers, tour operators, accommodations and destinations. Based on a survey of industry experts and by analysing the business models of successful companies, it reveals ways out of the crisis.</p> Mon, 20 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=412&source=rssreports Pricing in a downturn http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=410&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=410&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/adl_pricing.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Pricing in a downturn" title="Pricing in a downturn" /></a>In today's economic environment, most companies are focused on projects that provide immediate payback. Proactive executives are currently engaging in typical downturn-management activities such as cost cutting and working capital management.</p> Mon, 29 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=410&source=rssreports Powertrain at the Crossroads http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=408&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=408&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/powertrain.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Powertrain at the Crossroads" title="Powertrain at the Crossroads" /></a>The late impact of the global financial crisis on the truck and bus industry has been profound. However, other forces - equally powerful but currently attracting less attention - are also driving significant changes in the powertrain industry. These forces will fundamentally change the rules of the game for players in the truck and bus industry, affecting OEMs, dealers and suppliers alike. As the transformation taking place in the passenger car industry shows, the changes now happening are so great that they may reshape the industrial structure of countries that are heavily dependent on the commercial vehicle industry.</p> Tue, 23 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=408&source=rssreports Excellence through the Downturn http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=404&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=404&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/bild_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Excellence through the Downturn" title="Excellence through the Downturn" /></a>It goes without saying that the global economic downturn is severely impacting businesses in ways not seen since the period immediately post World War II. Fortunately this downturn follows a rather long period of great business prosperity so many businesses have reasonable cash reserves with which to weather the storm. With this reserve in place the conventional reaction of many business leaders to this situation is to "hunker down" and try to protect their position by cutting costs and stopping investments until they see an upturn in the economy. More progressive companies however are seeing this environment as a period of tremendous opportunity to create value by strengthening their positions and emerging from the downturn in a new and competitively advantaged position. They are applying innovative thinking and approaches to reduce extraneous costs and re-investing a portion of the savings in a selected number of promising initiatives with a high-likelihood of future returns.</p> Tue, 16 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=404&source=rssreports Capital efficient chemical companies http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=400&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=400&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Capital_efficient_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Capital efficient chemical companies" title="Capital efficient chemical companies" /></a>Cash is king in business, and during a downturn it becomes the main concern of every company. With the credit crunch in full force, a superficial analysis would suggest that capital intensive industries would be hardest hit, and that their executives cannot avoid having to prepare for very lean times ahead.</p> Tue, 12 May 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=400&source=rssreports Dealer Risk Assessment and Contingency Plan Development http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=398&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=398&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Dealer_Risk_Assessment.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Dealer Risk Assessment and Contingency Plan Development" title="Dealer Risk Assessment and Contingency Plan Development" /></a>For a longer period of time car dealers have been struggling with diminishing profitability figures due to increasing operational cost and strong competition. But now the financial crisis and the credit crunch take their toll on automotive retailers even more all over the world. For example, the level of dealer bankruptcies skyrocked from a 200 dealerships plateau up to 900 business failures per year in the USA in 2008. Dealer insolvencies directly translate into increasing risks in terms of sales volume to the car manufacturers. Therefore, systematically assessing this risk is key and the first move towards taking appropriate countermeasures that help the dealers to keep their business operations. For this purpose Arthur D. Little has developed the so-called Dealer Risk Assessment.</p> Thu, 07 May 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=398&source=rssreports Marketing & Sales Excellence in the Crisis http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=395&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=395&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Marketing_and_Sales_Excellence.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Marketing & Sales Excellence in the Crisis" title="Marketing & Sales Excellence in the Crisis" /></a>Chief Executives are having to prepare their companies for worst case scenarios and at the same time are gearing up to emerge in a strong position once the crisis has passed. Painful measures are already being taken in order to sustain business. Perhaps contrary to intuition and short-term pressures, this climate provides an excellent opportunity for forward-looking marketing and sales leaders to optimize their cost base, while at the same time increasing sales performance, thus paving the way for future market competitiveness. "Rigorous cost management across all functions" is an immediate need, especially for strong export orientated engineering and manufacturing companies whose order intakes are facing a steep decline with no likelihood of a short-term recovery. For marketing and sales executives, in particular, it is of paramount importance to successfully navigate the key challenge of how to reduce costs without jeopardizing sales generation capabilities in order to sustain and secure top-line results.</p> Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=395&source=rssreports Driving After Sales excellence http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=392&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=392&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_AMG_Driving_after_sales_excellence_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Driving After Sales excellence" title="Driving After Sales excellence" /></a>In the current automotive market environment, the After Sales sector represents one of the few remaining opportunities to generate substantial operating profits. However, as pointed out in Arthur D. Little's recent two After Sales Viewpoints, this remaining stronghold of profitability is already under increased competitive threat. Given the structural complexity of After Sales and today's fast changing business situation - how should an After Sales company know where to focus on?</p> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=392&source=rssreports Future of Mobility 2020 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=386&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=386&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Future_of_Mobility_2020.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Future of Mobility 2020" title="Future of Mobility 2020" /></a>The automotive industry is caught in the middle of a crisis of a magnitude the industry has never seen before - an entire industry is paralyzed, in disagreement about whether the bottom of the crisis has already been reached or the market will continue to slip downhill. Over the short and medium term, the restructuring actions initiated now will help optimize cost structures, but will the long-term ability to compete be safeguarded? Will the automotive market return to its pre-crisis state or will new business models change the future of mobility?</p> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=386&source=rssreports Global M-Payment Report Update - 2009 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=389&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=389&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/321432412.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Global M-Payment Report Update - 2009" title="Global M-Payment Report Update - 2009" /></a>In the last five years, markets with mobile payment offers have matured with a variety of players entering the industry value chain and new services being launched. Initially, there was a race to enter the market and a strong rivalry between different technological propositions that would facilitate mobile transaction channels. Today, we observe that, in many national markets, only one or two dominant mobile payment platforms have prevailed, and key issues now being addressed include cross border interoperability and standardisation. </p> Fri, 24 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=389&source=rssreports Online Gambling: All In? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=397&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=397&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_OG_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Online Gambling: All In?" title="Online Gambling: All In?" /></a>The online gambling market is progressively opening throughout Europe, with annual revenue forecast to reach e8 billion within three years. Many telecom operators and media companies looking for new revenue opportunities have a card to play, thanks to their privileged access to customers. However, these players need to carefully elaborate an entry strategy leveraging their core capabilities and protecting their brand image.</p> Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=397&source=rssreports Islamic finance comes of age http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=387&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=387&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/FinancialService_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Islamic finance comes of age" title="Islamic finance comes of age" /></a>With the recent announcement by the Saudi capital market of four IPOs in April 2009, Islamic finance is riding high. The traditional values of Islamic finance are growing in appeal for Western investors seeking a safe haven from the current financial storms. With capital market regulators in the Middle East working hard to improve the region's regulatory system and to offer a wider range of Shariah-compliant investment vehicles, new opportunities are opening up. Arthur D. Little identifies the <br />markets and countries that Western financial institutions should focus on in 2009 if they do not want to miss out.</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=387&source=rssreports Mastering Airport Retail http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=466&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=466&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Mastering_Airport_Retail.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Mastering Airport Retail" title="Mastering Airport Retail" /></a>Prospects for airport retail in the mid-term remain positive even if forecasting has been a risky excercise in the current climate. This report forecasts that duty-free sales will be six points above traffic forecasts for the period 2008-2012.  The report states five success factors airports and operators will need to focus on in order to outperform the market in the coming years.</p> Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=466&source=rssreports Banking on the go http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=383&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=383&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/bankingonthego.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Banking on the go" title="Banking on the go" /></a>The mobile phone is now one of the most important items consumers in Western markets - and increasingly in developing regions - carry with them. As some banks begin to exploit the mobile phone to offer customers services characterized by a previously unimaginable level of accessibility, convenience and personalization, a profound transition in the relationship between people and their finances is underway. This paper looks at how banks can convert this opportunity into value for their customers and shareholders.</p> Tue, 07 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=383&source=rssreports Managing Capital Investment Programs http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=382&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=382&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_CAPEX-Management.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Managing Capital Investment Programs" title="Managing Capital Investment Programs" /></a>Effective project selection and management is not a new message - some would say that the following observations are "obvious". However, the litany of recent over-budget and over-schedule oil and gas projects demonstrates that even the most sophisticated upstream companies are not able to "get it right" every time. Arthur D. Little believes that our lifecycle approach to capital investment helps to identify the causes for failure of projects and provides insight into increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of infrastructure capital.</p> Mon, 06 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=382&source=rssreports Waking up in a new world http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=378&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=378&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_waking_up_in_a_new_world.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Waking up in a new world" title="Waking up in a new world" /></a>If only it was just a nightmare. Unfortunately the harsh reality is that virtually all economies and all sectors worldwide are simultaneously going through a brutal downturn. The speed and depth of the fall over the precipice have caught us all by surprise. But six months into the financial and economic crisis, let's no longer dwell on the pain it is inflicting. Let's rather focus on what the crisis means to business and how business can prepare for the time beyond the downturn.</p> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=378&source=rssreports Exane Report 2009 - Reviving the fixed line http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=417&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=417&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/adl_reviving_the_fixed_line.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Exane Report 2009 - Reviving the fixed line" title="Exane Report 2009 - Reviving the fixed line" /></a>This eighth edition of the annual Exane BNP Paribas-Arthur D. Little joint report on telecom operators focuses on the move by operators into content. In preparing the report, we have conducted 95 interviews with 83 companies in the telecoms-media-technology (TMT) arena operating in 17 countries.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=417&source=rssreports The Burning Question http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=377&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=377&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/149cb381fcd8ed8.1015045149.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Burning Question" title="The Burning Question" /></a>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 world faces a critical moment in the development of global energy policy and regulation.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=377&source=rssreports Evolution of the species http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=375&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=375&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Evolution_of_the_Species.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Evolution of the species" title="Evolution of the species" /></a>Few IT departments are in good enough shape to meet the challenges arising from the current financial crisis. Their typically complex and inflexible systems generate high costs and hinder business innovation. Optimizing the IT sourcing model can provide a solution. Arthur D. Little proposes a service integrator approach: by outsourcing IT to a service integrator, companies can focus internal resources on core competencies, escape the complexity trap and position IT for a successful future.</p> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=375&source=rssreports Cost Down, Environment Up http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=372&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=372&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Sustainable-IT.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Cost Down, Environment Up" title="Cost Down, Environment Up" /></a>Organizations may be tightening their belts in current economic times, but green IT's global momentum shows no sign of slowing down, according to the Arthur D. Little market survey in January 2009. The CIO must combine Green IT initiatives with cost improvement programs to convince executive management. Savings potentials of Sustainability IT programs are in the range of 6 to 11% of total IT costs.</p> Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=372&source=rssreports The Moment of Truth http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=371&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=371&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_The_Moment_of_Truth.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Moment of Truth" title="The Moment of Truth" /></a>Due to consistent investment in network and new technologies, cable operators are not only increasing their market share, but have also developed a cost-effective evolution path to meet future demand. In the foreseeable future, customer experience over cable will be comparable to that of fiber access networks, despite the attractive technological features of fiber. Investors should consider investment opportunities in cable infrastructure and balance their portfolios and policymakers should take into account cable as a part of NGA platforms.</p> Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=371&source=rssreports Tapping potential in Europe's card market http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=369&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=369&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Tapping_potential.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Tapping potential in Europe's card market" title="Tapping potential in Europe's card market" /></a>Cards are the fastest growing form of non-cash payment around the world, with both the number and volume of transactions growing by over 13% annually. Despite the current global economic crisis and particularly difficult conditions in the financial services industry, the European card market retains huge potential for growth - currently 80% of transactions in Europe are still made in cash. European card issuers can draw on trends in mature markets to identify the strategies they need to realize this potential. These include building more sophisticated reward programs, introducing enhanced services and developing targeted offerings for different segments.</p> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=369&source=rssreports Mobile TV http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=366&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=366&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Report_Mobile_TV.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Mobile TV" title="Mobile TV" /></a>Broadcast Mobile TV is a new and complex business at the crossroads of the media/TV and broadcast/ telecommunication industries. Therefore it is not surprising that broadcast mobile TV has, in spite of about 40 million active broadcast mobile TV users worldwide, disappointed expectations on subscriber uptake and on revenue generation. However, key players continue to improve the underlying business model: They work on reducing the costs to deliver the service and on improving the user experience of mobile TV. At the same time, mobile operators increasingly realise the value of mobile TV as a contributor to support customer acquisition/ retention and to sell high value service bundles. And the next generation of broadcast mobile TV networks is already pending: At least three major consortia are working on launching mobile TV based on hybrid satellite/terrestrial networks which would cover entire world regions. In consequence, the number of broadcast mobile TV users should increase to about 140-200 million by 2011, which will generate substantial direct and indirect benefits for the media/TV and broadcast/telecommunication industry players. We therefore recommend to executives to stay tuned rather than to switch off on the mobile TV evolution.</p> Mon, 09 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=366&source=rssreports Setting priorities in the crisis http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=361&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=361&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/adl_socrisis_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Setting priorities in the crisis" title="Setting priorities in the crisis" /></a>Since 1997 Arthur D. Little has been investigating the common factors that underpin the exceptional performance of six global companies. Revisiting these companies during the current crisis, we have established that the findings we made during the recession of the early 2000s still hold true. In general, our selected companies still outperform their peers. The eight common factors identified by ADL over ten years ago still form the basis of each company's strong performance as well as supporting the overall hypothesis that, especially in turbulent times, focusing on the "basics" can make the difference between mediocre and exceptional performance.</p> Sat, 21 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=361&source=rssreports Reshaping the Corporate Center http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=362&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=362&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/iStock_94960877_MEDIUM_Skyscrapers_in_The_City_licence_standard-102_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Reshaping the Corporate Center" title="Reshaping the Corporate Center" /></a>Despite their success in improving operational efficiency, many corporates struggle when it comes to optimizing support and back-office functions. Simply cutting cost and setting crude targets for these functions results in little more than frustration for everyone involved. Arthur D. Little uses a different approach; one that looks not just at the cost of each function but also at the value of the services it delivers. Our approach offers a far more precise assessment of what needs to be kept, what needs to be done differently and what needs to be discontinued. The result? Corporate headquarters many companies have never dared to imagine: business-focused, flexible, lean where possible, strong where necessary - a true support for the business.</p> Fri, 20 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=362&source=rssreports Flying on tracks http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=363&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=363&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/adl_flying_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Flying on tracks" title="Flying on tracks" /></a>Air France-KLM and Veolia, a major European airline and one of the leading private operators of rail based passenger transportation, have announced the start of a new joint business concept: the offering of TGV-style high speed rail (HSR) services under Air France brand and livery from 2010 onwards. Introducing an airline operated railway service might represent an effort of Air France to recover the significant share of travellers European airlines have lost to competing high speed rail services. This Arthur D. Little Transportation Viewpoint looks at the key implications of airlines moving into high speed rail: What is the business logic behind airlines offering their own high speed rail services? What are possible characteristics of the competition between airline rail services and incumbent rail operators? What do airlines need to do in order to set up a feasible business model for HSR operations and how can rail operates answer this challenge?</p> Fri, 20 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=363&source=rssreports The Beginning of the End for Oil? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=356&source=rssreports <p>The consensus is that oil will resume its long-term growth trend when the world emerges from the current recession. However, there is a distinct possibility of a radical shift in the energy path the world is following and an uncertain future for oil demand.</p> Wed, 18 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=356&source=rssreports Survival of the Fittest http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=355&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=355&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Survival_2.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Survival of the Fittest" title="Survival of the Fittest" /></a>After years of record growth, the European leasing market will see a projected negative growth of about minus ten per cent in 2009 and the number of leasing providers is set to decrease by up to 30 per cent over the next five years. A turbulent market environment, combined with slowing investment, reduced liquidity and cost of funds issues, all combine to create that background against which only the best companies will prosper. Which players will survive and what business model do they need to adopt in order to succeed?</p> Thu, 12 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=355&source=rssreports Delivering the brand http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=353&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=353&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Delivering_2.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Delivering the brand" title="Delivering the brand" /></a>Following dramatic improvements in vehicle quality and reliability over the past decade, OEMs are increasingly focusing on brand rather than product differentiation in order to compete effectively. The customer experience delivered by dealers is an important component of the total brand experience and has a direct impact on overall customer satisfaction. By adopting a structured approach to developing customer satisfaction at key touch points in the dealership, OEMs can reap substantial benefits in terms of customer retention, cross-selling and new customer acquisition.</p> Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=353&source=rssreports Winning the Merger Decathlon http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=349&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=349&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Decathlon_2.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Winning the Merger Decathlon" title="Winning the Merger Decathlon" /></a>Just as winning the Olympic decathlon requires a combination of strength, endurance and technical skill, so mergers require organizations and individuals to excel in a broad range of disciplines. By mastering the challenges of the "merger decathlon", organizations can improve their chance of turning their next deal into a success story.</p> Tue, 13 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=349&source=rssreports Defying Downturn through Innovation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=351&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=351&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Defying_the_Downturn.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Defying Downturn through Innovation" title="Defying Downturn through Innovation" /></a>Amid the restructuring of innovation activities that takes place in response to the recession, businesses must take care to position themselves to take advantage of the upturn when it comes. Successful innovators redirect part of the financial and personnel resources released through restructuring into growth and innovation programs. Only by simultaneously adopting a prudent approach to streamlining operations and focusing clearly on developing their technology, innovation and product portfolio will businesses be ready to grow when the economic climate improves. In fact, there has not been a better opportunity for a long time to acquire new technologies.</p> Sat, 03 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=351&source=rssreports The BRIC Battle http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=342&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=342&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/adl_bric.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The BRIC Battle" title="The BRIC Battle" /></a>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 globalization philosophies or risk losing out to a new generation of ambitious, fast growing emerging market companies. </p> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=342&source=rssreports Expatriate Games http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=343&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=343&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Expatriate_Games.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Expatriate Games" title="Expatriate Games" /></a>Where is the Long Term Value? In the 1970's the Middle East saw the beginning of a dramatic rise in oil and gas exploration and production activity, with an equally dramatic growth in the expatriate community. </p> Wed, 10 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=343&source=rssreports Sleeker by Design http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=336&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=336&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Sleeker_By_Design.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Sleeker by Design" title="Sleeker by Design" /></a>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.</p> Wed, 03 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=336&source=rssreports Mastering IT separation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=344&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=344&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/MasteringITseparation_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Mastering IT separation" title="Mastering IT separation" /></a>Corporate restructuring is one aspect important for private equity carve-out strategies to increase the value of a business. De-merger projects that split up a company to increase market visibility or operational flexibility need to consider corporate restructuring, too. Since IT has evolved into a "business enabler" it comes into focus of carve-out and de-merger projects. IT redesign has proven to support corporate restructuring activities. But how to master the complex separation of IT processes and systems needed? This paper shows how IT Separation works.</p> Tue, 02 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=344&source=rssreports Advanced Metering Management http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=337&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=337&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Smart_Metering.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Advanced Metering Management" title="Advanced Metering Management" /></a>Recent environmental and economic pressures have seen many utilities reconsidering the use of smart metering technology to end the high operational costs associated with traditional energy usage monitoring and enabling a broader range of service offerings to consumers. In its latest report, Arthur D. Little outlines how utilities providers can deploy this new monitoring technology without facing a business loss.</p> Tue, 02 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=337&source=rssreports Six Habits of Highly Efficient Insurers http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=338&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=338&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/125image.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Six Habits of Highly Efficient Insurers" title="Six Habits of Highly Efficient Insurers" /></a>Efficiency in Europe's insurance industry has improved significantly in recent years. At first glance, these improvements might seem to be the result of high-profile programs to reduce costs and increase operating profits. However, closer inspection shows that the most efficient companies are, in fact, likely to adopt a far broader range of strategies to achieve their efficiency targets. A study by Arthur D. Little has identified six key areas that the most efficient companies focus on in order to drive down the cost of generating income from premiums.</p> Mon, 01 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=338&source=rssreports The Future for Telecoms Suppliers http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=333&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=333&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_The_Future_for_Telecoms_Suppliers.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Future for Telecoms Suppliers" title="The Future for Telecoms Suppliers" /></a>Traditional telecom infrastructure suppliers are coming under severe pressure both from evolving operator demands and from new heavyweight competitors in the form of IT players and emerging Asian suppliers. This double pressure means that selling fixed and mobile network equipment in both developed and emerging markets with sustainable margins is becoming ever more challenging for incumbent manufacturers.</p> Sun, 30 Nov 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=333&source=rssreports Driving Banks' Value Through M&A http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=332&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=332&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Driving_Banks_Value_Through_MA.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Driving Banks' Value Through M&A" title="Driving Banks' Value Through M&A" /></a>The crisis in the financial markets is providing additional momentum for already increased M&A activity, with a number of sizeable institutions suddenly up for sale. How can banks manage post-merger integration successfully to realize true growth in value?</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=332&source=rssreports The Water Margin http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=331&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=331&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_The_Water_Margin.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Water Margin" title="The Water Margin" /></a>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. According to the new report, this is broken down by product/service, by value chain position and by geographic region. A proactive approach to water management assesses value drivers such as water security, regulation and expectations of stakeholders.</p> Fri, 21 Nov 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=331&source=rssreports The Accidental Distressed Investor http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=330&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=330&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_The_Accidental_Distressed_Investor.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Accidental Distressed Investor" title="The Accidental Distressed Investor" /></a>As the credit and economic crisis deepens, many investors are suddenly in possession of distressed portfolios where few remedies exist to effect even partial recoveries. ADL takes a unique holistic approach of analyzing financials, cash flows, market outlook and immediate operational improvements needed to facilitate a restructuring or exit strategy that optimizes investment recovery.</p> Wed, 12 Nov 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=330&source=rssreports Operational Performance Excellence http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=326&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=326&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Operational_Performance_Excellence.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Operational Performance Excellence" title="Operational Performance Excellence" /></a>The financial crisis has consequences for all industry sectors. Companies need to react rapidly to offset the negative impacts of reduced market consumption and limited credit availability (credit crunch). One major approach that offers a high and sustainable improvement potential involves optimizing the value chain.</p> Thu, 06 Nov 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=326&source=rssreports Microfinance on the Rise http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=329&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=329&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Microfinance_on_the_Ris_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Microfinance on the Rise" title="Microfinance on the Rise" /></a>Microfinance has already reached millions of households worldwide. This practice of extending small loans to very poor people for self-employment projects does not limit itself to third world countries, but can also be found increasingly in European countries. Too often lending to the financially challenged is being confused with the bad mortgage dilemma in the US. This is highly unjustified, since most microfinance institutions (MFIs) actually surpass the repayment rate achieved by traditional lending institutions and exhibit promising risk/return ratios. As a result of the unmet demand for microfinance which is estimated to stand at around $250 billion, microfinance looks set to emerge as a significant new asset class.</p> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=329&source=rssreports OEM After Sales Strategy http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=307&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=307&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_OEM_After_Sales_Strategy_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="OEM After Sales Strategy" title="OEM After Sales Strategy" /></a>With sales of new cars slowing and profit margins decreasing, after sales is becoming an increasing important source of revenue for many OEMs. But they face stiff competition in this arena from new players intent on seizing a share of the after sales market.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=307&source=rssreports Carbon Futures http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=303&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=303&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Carbon_Futures.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Carbon Futures" title="Carbon Futures" /></a>Carbon trading can have a significant influence on the bottom line and is here to stay. Its future, however, is uncertain and is driven by emerging legislation for the period after 2012. In the face of this uncertainty, what should executives responsible for investment outcomes post-2012 be doing now to ensure they maximize competitiveness and minimize risk?</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=303&source=rssreports Sunken Treasure http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=302&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=302&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Sunken_Treasure.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Sunken Treasure" title="Sunken Treasure" /></a>Over the past four years revenues in the subsea oil and gas sector have been growing at an impressive rate. The next five years are expected to bring a period of consolidation and a number of challenges that could present opportunities for companies in the sector.</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=302&source=rssreports All at Sea http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=298&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=298&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_All_at_Sea.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="All at Sea" title="All at Sea" /></a>Offshore wind is clean and renewable, and can be deployed well away from public view. It is well supported by the public and governments as a way of meeting their renewables targets. However, the future of offshore wind is by no means assured. Supply constraints, logistical difficulties and technical concerns present significant obstacles to the expansion of the sector. We examine the challenges and highlight what needs to be done.</p> Tue, 07 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=298&source=rssreports Rethinking the corporate center http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=301&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=301&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Corporate_Center.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Rethinking the corporate center" title="Rethinking the corporate center" /></a>Despite their success in improving operational efficiency, many financial services companies struggle when it comes to optimizing support and back-office functions. Simply cutting cost and setting crude targets for these functions results in little more than frustration for everyone involved. Arthur D. Little proposes a different approach. The result? Corporate headquarters many companies have never dared to imagine: business-focused, flexible, lean where possible, strong where necessary - a true support for the business.</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=301&source=rssreports Real Options for the Future Energy Mix http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=296&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=296&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Real_Options_for_the_Future_Energy_Mix_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Real Options for the Future Energy Mix" title="Real Options for the Future Energy Mix" /></a>In the coming years, both the demand for climate-friendly energy generation and the replacement of aging conventional generation facilities will lead to large capital investments and planning efforts in the utility sector. With these massive investments ahead, the competitiveness of nearly all electricity utilities depends on meaningful ways of valuing these multi-billion euro investments. </p> Tue, 23 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=296&source=rssreports Strategies to Turn an Economic Slump to Portfolio Companies' Advantage http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=295&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=295&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Manage_Portfolio_Compan.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Strategies to Turn an Economic Slump to Portfolio Companies' Advantage" title="Strategies to Turn an Economic Slump to Portfolio Companies' Advantage" /></a>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 creation.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=295&source=rssreports What Future for Biofuels? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=292&source=rssreports <p>Biofuels have gone from being the great hope for clean transport fuels of the future to being in the dock accused of causing deforestation and increases in food prices for the world's poorest people. Against this context, the UK Gallagher Review of the indirect effects of biofuels production has delivered a sober and timely assessment of the industry and its future.</p> Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=292&source=rssreports Regaining control http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=634&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=634&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Regaining-control-100.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Regaining control" title="Regaining control" /></a>Complexity poses one of the biggest challenges that operations managers face today. Rapid advances in technology make it possible for businesses to increase product variants and service offerings to meet customer demands. In addition, value chains are far more complex than ever before. In fact, the diversification of products and markets has reached such a level that aligning the overall portfolio with the operations system is now a major concern for operations managers worldwide. To manage this everincreasing complexity, Arthur D. Little has developed an Operations Management Framework to support structured decision-making on complexity issues. By bringing their business's inherent complexity in line with their capacity to manage complexity, companies can escape the complexity trap and secure long-term profitability.</p> Mon, 15 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=634&source=rssreports Lean http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=291&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=291&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_lean.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Lean" title="Lean" /></a>Players in virtually every industry recognize the lean approach as a powerful way to boost performance by improving cost, quality and customer service simultaneously. Central to the lean approach is its ability to mobilize people to eliminate waste, variability and inflexibility.</p> Fri, 12 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=291&source=rssreports Stepping off the roller coaster - Net Emotions Score http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=300&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=300&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Stepping_off_the_roller_coaster.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Stepping off the roller coaster - Net Emotions Score" title="Stepping off the roller coaster - Net Emotions Score" /></a>Pressure to cut costs and to achieve operational excellence often pushes financial services companies to adopt a stop-start approach to actions designed to support and develop client satisfaction. The Arthur D. Little "Net Emotions Score" concept helps companies to measure and increase the strength of their business relationship with clients by aligning internal and external perceptions and comparing delivered quality with perceived quality.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=300&source=rssreports Hybrid TV http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=286&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=286&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Hybrid_TV.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Hybrid TV" title="Hybrid TV" /></a>Until recently, telecom operators have put their faith in IPTV to protect margins and to allow them to occupy all channels to the customer's home. As a result, DSL operators across Europe have been rolling out CAPEX-intensive networks to provide customers with IPTV and to strengthen their position in the face of growing competition from cable companies. But now, new approaches emerge... </p> Thu, 21 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=286&source=rssreports Mergers & Acquisitions: Bust or Boom in CEE Telecoms? http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=284&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=284&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_MA_Bust_or_Boom_in_CEE_Telecoms.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Mergers & Acquisitions: Bust or Boom in CEE Telecoms?" title="Mergers & Acquisitions: Bust or Boom in CEE Telecoms?" /></a>Telecommunications transactions in CEE reached a volume of EUR 3.9 billion in 2007. But will CEE M&A activity remain at high levels in spite of the credit-crunch situation? This insight assesses three drivers for continued high transaction activity: Privatisation, license tenders and a consolidation wave.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=284&source=rssreports Value in Focus http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=283&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=283&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Value_in_Focus.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Value in Focus" title="Value in Focus" /></a>This study of 51 major European banks, conducted by Arthur D. Little's Global Financial Services Practice, aims to identify the most efficient commercial banks in Europe. Cost-efficiency gives a bank freedom to manoeuvre. Strong, free cash flow gives a bank the means to invest in new markets, products or technologies, to reward its shareholders or to channel value back to its customers. Conversely, low relative cost-efficiency limits a bank's options in the marketplace, and makes it vulnerable in times of financial crisis.</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=283&source=rssreports Traveller 2020 - Change of Mind http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=486&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=486&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Studie_Traveller_2020_Change_of_Mind_01.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Traveller 2020 - Change of Mind" title="Traveller 2020 - Change of Mind" /></a>The nature of travellers is changing as well as their requirements and buying behaviour. In this abstract, Arthur D. Little analyzes the "change of mind" of the traveller in 2020 compared to today's travellers. The travel industry must significantly change its business model to prepare for the upcoming challenges within the next decade. We define the relevant future trends.</p> Mon, 04 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=486&source=rssreports Automotive After Sales 2015 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=281&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=281&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Automotive_Insight_August_2008.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Automotive After Sales 2015" title="Automotive After Sales 2015" /></a>Rapidly declining profit margins in the new car sales business together with the continuous extension of car life are making the after sales business increasingly important. At the same time, growing consolidation in the after sales market is putting OEMs' market share at risk. In a comprehensive study on the future after sales markets, Arthur D. Little has identified relevant trends and developed strategic options to help the OEMs adjusting their after sales business to meet tomorrow's global after sales market requirements.</p> Sat, 02 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=281&source=rssreports Five Habits of Highly Efficient Banks http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=282&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=282&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Five_Habits_of_Highly_Efficient_Banks.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Five Habits of Highly Efficient Banks" title="Five Habits of Highly Efficient Banks" /></a>If, as shareholders recognize, cost-efficiency is an indicator of a well-run bank, how can it be achieved? An Arthur D. Little survey found that Europe's most efficient banks have important characteristics in common: very cost-conscious cultures with a focus on embracing revenue-creating costs and pragmatic key performance indicators and straight-through processes and heavy investment in IT. Flat hierarchies with short communication channels and a high degree of decentralization dominate. </p> Fri, 01 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=282&source=rssreports Demystifying the Credit Crunch http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=259&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=259&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Demystifying_the_Credit_Crunch.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Demystifying the Credit Crunch" title="Demystifying the Credit Crunch" /></a>The term "credit crunch" has entered the popular lexicon. Barely a day passes when the media is not opining on the topic. Rarely does an economic event have such a profound ripple effect on institutions and individuals throughout the world.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=259&source=rssreports 2013: creating a better journey http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=288&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=288&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Transport_Report_2008.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="2013: creating a better journey" title="2013: creating a better journey" /></a>Transport is fundamental to the economy as a means of connecting people and moving goods. Years of economic growth have stretched our transport systems beyond levels where they can operate as reliably and efficiently as we demand. A joint Arthur D. Little report examines these trends and potential solutions ...</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=288&source=rssreports Private Equity Value Creation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=257&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=257&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Private_Equity_Value_Creation.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Private Equity Value Creation" title="Private Equity Value Creation" /></a>The private equity industry has survived cyclical downturns, recessions and even double digit interest rates over the last three decades. As we enter a period of market uncertainty, Arthur D. Little's latest thought piece outlines the techniques used by successful private equity firms to ensure they survive a downturn by continuing to create value for investors and their portfolio companies.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=257&source=rssreports Opportunity Construction China http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=276&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=276&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Opportunity_Construction_China.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Opportunity Construction China" title="Opportunity Construction China" /></a>The construction market in China, alongside the Middle East and Eastern Europe, represents one of the major growth opportunities for global construction suppliers and service providers. This growth is fuelled by the ever growing 'middle segment' and forces multinationals into developing ever more innovative strategies to succeed in this competitive and aggressive marketplace.</p> Sat, 05 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=276&source=rssreports Money's not all banks buy http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=299&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=299&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Money_is_not_all_banks_buy.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Money's not all banks buy" title="Money's not all banks buy" /></a>Purchasing, as a rule, is not part of a bank or insurance company's core business. As a result, financial services organizations often underestimate both the risks associated with purchasing and the advantages of managing suppliers and product groups in a systematic way. However, strategic management of suppliers can deliver considerable benefits, including a significant reduction in purchasing costs for the organization, support for the development of sustainable procurement, as well as an enhanced role for the purchasing department.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=299&source=rssreports Pressure on Energy Prices http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=254&source=rssreports <p>Energy utility companies across Europe are feeling huge customer and political resistance to recent and forthcoming price increases. The increases have highly visible causes. Oil, gas and coal prices have all hit record highs in recent months. Meanwhile, massive investments are needed to meet both customer and regulatory requirements</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=254&source=rssreports Outlook and Opportunities in the Building and Construction Industry http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=285&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=285&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Construction.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Outlook and Opportunities in the Building and Construction Industry" title="Outlook and Opportunities in the Building and Construction Industry" /></a>It has been a challenging year for companies operating in the building and construction industry, but there are plenty of bright spots amid the gloom. That was the message some 250 industry players took away from the half day conference co-hosted by Arthur D. Little and Lincoln International in New York.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=285&source=rssreports Green Purchasing Power http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=253&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=253&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Green_Purchasing_Power.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Green Purchasing Power" title="Green Purchasing Power" /></a>As stakeholders become increasingly insistent that 'promises made' by the CEO become 'promises delivered', business leaders will need to extract and manage increasing innovation from suppliers as well as employees to deliver on commitment to sustainable performance.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=253&source=rssreports The Challenge of Creating Lean Media http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=258&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=258&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_The_Challenge_of_Creating_the_Lean_Media.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Challenge of Creating Lean Media" title="The Challenge of Creating Lean Media" /></a>The digital revolution has made cost restructuring a strategic necessity for media companies. Many have already taken action to optimise their cost structure, but there is one area that tends to escape such measures: the editorial department. Applying cost-optimisation initiatives to this department is often seen as the equivalent of performing surgery on the DNA of the company.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=258&source=rssreports Journey 2.0 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=248&source=rssreports <p>Rising costs and a lack of integrated solutions encompassing operations, processes and technology are threatening revenue in the transport sector. Arthur D. Little's latest white paper, "Journey 2.0", examines how businesses can enhance revenue streams through collaborative strategies.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=248&source=rssreports Design to Customer Value http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=277&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=277&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Insight_Design_to_Customer_Value.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Design to Customer Value" title="Design to Customer Value" /></a>"Design to Customer Value" is a cross-functional approach that simultaneously optimizes the product in terms of customer benefits and product life-cycle costs. Key elements include an analysis of customer requirements and product functions and a technical competitor benchmarking. Delivering average product cost reductions of 15-20%, the approach also improves performance, functionality and quality.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=277&source=rssreports Sustainable Performance http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=233&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=233&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_sustainable_performance_nordic.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Sustainable Performance" title="Sustainable Performance" /></a>Scratch the surface of many companies' claims on sustainable performance and what lies beneath leaves much to be desired. Research by Arthur D. Little, for example, shows that even among Nordic companies, widely regarded as among the most environmentally responsible of corporate citizens, the response to the challenge of sustainability lacks rigour.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=233&source=rssreports Innovation Culture http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=240&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=240&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/2008-06-03_1035.png" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Innovation Culture" title="Innovation Culture" /></a>With speculation of an economic slowdown enough to bring some organizations' R&D investment to a grinding halt, a new report released by Arthur D. Little today warns businesses that, even when times are tough, innovation capacity cannot be first place to wield the cost-cutting axe.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=240&source=rssreports Winning the Retail Game http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=255&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=255&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Automotive_Insight.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Winning the Retail Game" title="Winning the Retail Game" /></a>With cut-throat competition characterizing stagnant automotive retail markets,  high-performing dealer networks are becoming essential to OEMs' market success. Although automotive manufacturers invest heavily in developing and training their retail partners, many programs do not generate the expected results.</p> Fri, 30 May 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=255&source=rssreports Sustainable Performance Delivered http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=223&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=223&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/adl_Sustainable_Performance_Delivered.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Sustainable Performance Delivered" title="Sustainable Performance Delivered" /></a>Having established the connection between Integrity + Innovation = Sustainable Performance CEO's now need to establish how to deliver the concept. In this second paper of the series Arthur D. Little's demonstrates I plus I in the real world going on to show how companies such as GE, Dow and Novo Nordisk are unlocking value through sustainable business.</p> Thu, 29 May 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=223&source=rssreports Bridging the Talent Gap http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=211&source=rssreports <p>Despite booming oil prices the industry is being constrained by  resource shortages in oil supply, refining capacity and talents across the sector despite a 20% increase in investments by IOC's and NOC's.</p> Thu, 22 May 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=211&source=rssreports A Mobile Playground http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=210&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=210&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/adl_mobile_advertise.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="A Mobile Playground" title="A Mobile Playground" /></a>Arthur D. Little predicts that in the coming years mobile advertising is poised to be the next major digital platform for brands to reach customers, and that the key telecom players need to get to this market early.</p> Tue, 20 May 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=210&source=rssreports Value added Logistics http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=207&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=207&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/screenshot_04.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Value added Logistics" title="Value added Logistics" /></a>While innovation has always been judged as the growth engine of society, in the field of logistics its importance is still underestimated. However, a recent study by the European Logistics Association (ELA) and Arthur D. Little shows that innovation excellence in logistics does lead to significant improvement in performance.</p> Fri, 09 May 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=207&source=rssreports Exzellenz in Working Capital Management http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=279&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=279&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Exzellenz_in_Working_Capital_Management.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Exzellenz in Working Capital Management" title="Exzellenz in Working Capital Management" /></a>Arthur D. Little's interdisciplinary approach to working capital management optimizes working capital from both a financial and production/ logistics perspective. It also incorporates a top-down/ bottom-up working mode, which integrates the whole organization when identifying und implementing potential for improvement.</p> Thu, 08 May 2008 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=279&source=rssreports Middle Market Private Equity Challenge in an Economic Downturn http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=158&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=158&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/mmbs_2008_report_3-26.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Middle Market Private Equity Challenge in an Economic Downturn" title="Middle Market Private Equity Challenge in an Economic Downturn" /></a>The credit crunch of the summer is not abating, and recent economic data indicates that the U.S. economy is very likely heading into a recession in 2008. The Middle Market Buyouts Symposium 2008 in New York on January 8 addressed the question "How can middle market private equity funds survive the economic downturn?" The consensus was that funds with care and patience in managing their investment portfolio and good management teams leading their portfolio companies should continue to do well, despite the difficult environment. </p> Wed, 26 Mar 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=158&source=rssreports IT Rightsizing http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=159&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=159&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Information_Management_Insight_03-2008_IT_Rightsizing.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="IT Rightsizing" title="IT Rightsizing" /></a>The credit crisis, increasing energy prices and overheated stock markets are all indicators of a possible economic downturn. After several years of growth, most industries are set to face tougher conditions and will have to apply downward pressure to costs as a result. Like all budgets, IT budgets will be cut, with every IT cost item coming under intense scrutiny as businesses look for possible savings. IT 'rightsizing' is a balanced approach to cost reduction which generates sustainable savings while maintaining the strategic and operational value of IT. From our experience 20% reduction is a realistic target.<br /> </p> Tue, 25 Mar 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=159&source=rssreports Meeting the automotive CO2 challenge http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=157&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=157&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL-Automotive-Insight-Marc.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Meeting the automotive CO2 challenge" title="Meeting the automotive CO2 challenge" /></a>The CO2 debate is changing the automotive landscape. While technology solutions will take years to implement, changes in buying criteria and their impact on automotive sales could become a real challenge for automotive OEMs in the short term. While discussion tends to focus on national regulatory developments, we believe that the large global cities will be the real pacemakers of regulation in the short term.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=157&source=rssreports In the eye of the telecom-media storm http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=287&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=287&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Telecom_Operators_Report_2008.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="In the eye of the telecom-media storm" title="In the eye of the telecom-media storm" /></a>The principal structuring trend in the European Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) sector during the next few years will be the advent of mobile broadband. This will be the key driver of revenue growth throughout the value chain: in access, offsetting the decline in traditional telecom revenues.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=287&source=rssreports Making the network count again http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=83&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=83&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Viewpoint_Network.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Making the network count again" title="Making the network count again" /></a>With competition in the mobile industry growing, mobile operators are now considering flat-rate pricing as the best way to meet customer expectations and to stimulate the take-up of mobile broadband services. Although mobile customers will appreciate the freedom to talk or be online as much as they like, operators will eventually face a very serious issue: How to meet growing capacity requirements in the network, while ARPUs are constantly decreasing? We think, it's time to put the network access back into the pricing equation by establishing and offering distinct network based service classes for different customer groups.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=83&source=rssreports Innovation for Value http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=77&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=77&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/adl_i4v_cover.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Innovation for Value" title="Innovation for Value" /></a>Ensuring innovation investment is maximized in competitive and fast-moving businesses takes far more than just a CEO reiterating a commitment to research and development in the annual report - but is there a formula for securing increased performance per R&D dollar spent? Arthur D. Little's latest report "Innovation for Value" examines and articulates how businesses can strategically review their innovation culture and processes to create business value and long-term competitive advantage.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=77&source=rssreports The role of green branding in the race to innovate world energy markets http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=78&source=rssreports <p>At "Solutions for Sustainability", the 12th Annual Conference of the German-British Forum held in London on 11th and 12th October 2007, David Lyon, Senior Manager, Sustainability and Risk, Arthur D. Little UK, emphasized the role of green branding. He comments: "We are seeing consumer-driven market innovation. With green electricity tariffs, some consumers are willing to pay an ecological premium. Green branding plays an increasingly important role - especially when public policy is increasingly supportive of new decentralized generation technologies." For more information on the 2007 conference visit: For articles on sustainability by David Lyon and other ADL consultants visit our website.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=78&source=rssreports The Carbon Margin http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=72&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=72&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/adl_report_the-carbon-margin.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The Carbon Margin" title="The Carbon Margin" /></a>The Carbon Margin urges all business sectors to view emerging carbon constraints as an opportunity to develop new profit streams and gain competitive advantage. The report provides a guide to the specific risks and opportunities carbon exposure presents for each major industry sector, and explains how a profitable carbon strategy is conceived: through a careful balancing of technological innovations with customer-based solutions.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=72&source=rssreports The World is becoming flat... http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=71&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=71&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/ADL_Viewpoint_The.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="The World is becoming flat..." title="The World is becoming flat..." /></a>Flat fee offerings are emerging for voice, data and for multimedia services in many countries around the world. As flat fee offers become increasingly aggressive, it can be already observed that they cause severe quality problems for all customers consuming voice, data or multimedia services. Therefore, any pricing move is not merely a pricing move but must be accompanied by means which go beyond a cost reduction strategy. In this article we will highlight the main infrastructure issues for a mobile operator and how they could be overcome.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=71&source=rssreports Low Carbon London http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=70&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=70&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/LCL-web_square-image.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Low Carbon London" title="Low Carbon London" /></a>Now is the time for action - and London leads the way! A Victorian terraced home with a twist, No.1 Lower Carbon Drive, opened on the 4th of December to provide Londoners with examples of ways in which they can alter their homes and domestic lifestyles to reduce the city's CO2 emissions. Management consultancy Arthur D. Little worked with the London Development Agency (LDA) to develop the model home as part of the mayor's Climate Change Action Plan. The Plan aims to encourage all Londoners and businesses to help in reducing the capital's carbon dioxide emissions to 60 per cent below 1990 levels by 2025.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2007 01:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=70&source=rssreports Innovation Excellence in Logistics http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=69&source=rssreports <p>Innovation has always been perceived as a catalyst for growth - in the field of logistics, the importance of innovation is still underestimated and under exploited.  However, the current fluid market place offers many opportunities to provide innovative logistics services, coupled with advances in technology, to boost efficiency and create real value.  This study was conducted by the European Logistics Association (ELA) together with the international management consultancy Arthur D. Little and covers more than 100 logistics service providers and shippers across 15 European countries.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=69&source=rssreports Broadband market development http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=73&source=rssreports <p>In the past Germany was repeatedly criticized because of what appeared to be its underdeveloped Internet market when the number of broadband connections per household was compared with other industrialized countries. On this basis, the EU commission in particular exerted pressure on those responsible in government to strengthen the sector-specific regulation in this market and to intervene in market behaviour. The report shows that on basis of a one-dimensional view alone such conclusions are not justified and a broader spectrum of indicators shows that Germany holds a good position in the market for broadband Internet access when compared to other European countries.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=73&source=rssreports New Report: integrity + innovation = performance http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=61&source=rssreports <p>The Sustainability Value Formula examines how leading companies are building long-term sustainable performance through an intense focus on integrity and innovation. This paper brings clarity to the issues of where and how corporate responsibility delivers value to the firm - issues that until now have been clouded by much confusion and ambiguity. We preview research which indicates that the key ingredients to long-term sustainable performance are the fundamental value drivers: integrity and innovation.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2007 17:12:21 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=61&source=rssreports Telecom Operators http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=60&source=rssreports <p>More than ever, European telecom operators must juggle between shrinking revenues in their traditional businesses on the one hand, and opportunities to capture growth in attractive new markets on the other, driven by the development of fixed and mobile broadband.</p> Thu, 10 May 2007 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=60&source=rssreports HSPA and mobile WiMax for Mobile Broadband Wireless Access http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=57&source=rssreports <p>The advent of mobile broadband access is accompanied by significant uncertainties over the likely future successes of the new technology choices that are becoming available. In particular, the relative commercial and technical advantages and disadvantages of operating HSPA vs. mobile WiMax remain unresolved. Operators, regulators and vendors are developing their plans for the future in a cloud of hype, biased comparisons, and easily misinterpreted statistics.</p> Thu, 03 May 2007 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=57&source=rssreports Improving satisfaction throughout the customer life-cycle http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=68&source=rssreports <p>It is becoming ever more crucial for companies not only to keep customers happy but to keep the right customers happy. But how can they measure the value of customers through the whole customer life-cycle? In this article the authors explain the methodology developed by Arthur D. Little that helps companies to measure satisfaction levels and translate the results into actions with sustainable results.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=68&source=rssreports Fitting China into your global footprint http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=67&source=rssreports <p>China is no longer just a low-cost country suited to cheap mass production. It has now also developed the capabilities to serve as an R&D base. Companies must therefore design a new strategy fitting China into their global manufacturing and R&D footprint. This article outlines the key principles and benefits of a "China fit" logic and explains how to apply them in a step-by-step approach.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=67&source=rssreports The fit between business strategy and R&D organisation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=66&source=rssreports <p>Corporations constantly struggle to get the right fit in their R&D organisation. It should neither be too global nor too focused, and at the same time it must fit into the company's overall strategy. It's a combination that can be hard for managers to come to grips with. This article shares the insights from a study undertaken by Arthur D. Little of the link between business strategy and R&D organisation and shows through a concrete example how these insights can be applied.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=66&source=rssreports Delocalization of R&D http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=54&source=rssreports <p>Discussion of the development footprint is omnipresent in western media. In our survey which we have conducted across 54 global companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Manufacturing and Electronics industry we found out that most of the R&D headcount growth in the next five years (~15%) will occur off-shore. We investigated the off-shore destinations, the rationales behind, and the critical success factors.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=54&source=rssreports Web 2.0 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=30&source=rssreports <p><a href="http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=30&source=rssreports" title="Read more ..."><img src="http://www.adlittle.se/uploads/tx_extthoughtleadership/Web_2_001.jpg" width="100" height="100" style="float:right; margin-right:10px; margin-left:10px; border:1px solid #505050;" alt="Web 2.0" title="Web 2.0" /></a>Arthur D. Little has led a number of Web 2.0 projects. One of the lessons learned out of these projects is that Web 2.0 is not only gaining speed in the US but also in Europe. Recent deals, such as the acquisition of MySpace by the News Corporation, the acquisition of myvideo.de by ProSiebenSat1, the partnership between Soonr and Swisscom or the success of Jajah.at, are just a few examples of the rising importance of new Web applications all over the world. In our white paper, we show the most important trends driving Web applications, detail our view of Web 2.0, analyse the underlying business models and show the implications of the "New Web" on the TIME industries.</p> Tue, 05 Dec 2006 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=30&source=rssreports Coping with pressure in European air traffic control http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=35&source=rssreports <p>Over the last decade, air traffic in Europe has grown by more than 50%. Europe now has close to 8.5 million flights per year and up to 28,000 flights on busy days. More planes carrying more people and more goods to more destinations are exerting ever-increasing pressure on Europe's Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) to handle the traffic safely and without delays. This report highlights the findings from a study of developments in the European Air Navigation Services landscape to see where the industry stands today and how the ANSPs are reacting to the pressures.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=35&source=rssreports Broadband Vision 2011 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=28&source=rssreports <p>In our third report on the Broadband industry, we have assessed three basic industry scenarios, namely operator dominance, shift of value towards internet companies and sponsored environments to provide a broad understanding of the Broadband Vision 2011. The report also highlights evolution of services like high-end video services, implied bandwidth requirements and provides a comparison between different broadband access technologies.</p> Wed, 27 Sep 2006 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=28&source=rssreports Making new product launch decisions in an uncertain environment http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=65&source=rssreports <p>Making new product launch decisions, such as where and in which sequence, is becoming ever trickier, as the environment into which the product will be launched changes constantly. In this article, using a new medicine as a case example, the authors examine the problem and offer a pragmatic and effective solution.</p> Fri, 01 Sep 2006 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=65&source=rssreports The Social and Economic Impact of Publicly Funded Research in 35 Participating Universities http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=45&source=rssreports <p>Arthur D. Little was commissioned by 35 universities to conduct a study of the impact of research in their institutions - primarily from the 'post-92' group. The study showed that such institutions play a key part in sustaining what England's Higher Education Funding Council calls "A dynamic and internationally competitive research sector". </p> Fri, 01 Sep 2006 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=45&source=rssreports How to Make Belgium a Hotspot for Innovation http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=46&source=rssreports <p>The Federation of Enterprises in Belgium and Arthur D. Little jointly undertook a study to measure the satisfaction of managers of companies in Belgium with the boundary conditions that influence the innovation capacity of their company. The study focused on the boundary conditions set by the public authorities, such as taxes, financial incentives, the labor market, education, environmental regulations, permits, and technology transfer from university research.</p> Tue, 01 Aug 2006 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=46&source=rssreports Optimal results http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=31&source=rssreports <p>Effective portfolio management has become more important than ever for energy companies. It can reduce costs and improve earnings significantly and the current volatile price environment and requirements for risk management makes it even more compelling. Stringent regulation, coupled with increasingly complex markets, also means portfolio management is no longer a nice-to-have option, but an essential working practice.</p> Fri, 02 Jun 2006 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=31&source=rssreports "Knowledge is the only resource that increases through use" http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=64&source=rssreports <p>As Arthur D. Little celebrates its 120th anniversary we reprint snapshots from a selection of Prism articles from the Nineties to see how the concepts and thoughts presented back then fare in today's light.</p> Thu, 01 Jun 2006 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=64&source=rssreports Challenges & success factors for multinational automotive suppliers in China http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=42&source=rssreports <p>China is the most important emerging market for the Automotive industry - but also a market, where many suppliers currently make no money. This Arthur D. Little study illustrates the current situation of foreign, "multinational", suppliers in the Chinese automotive market. It shows areas of improvement and levers to improve operations of foreign companies in the Chinese market within a mid-term timescale and concludes with a set of specific recommendations.</p> Mon, 22 May 2006 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=42&source=rssreports Profitable Growth through Service http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=36&source=rssreports <p>Innovative service strategies offer a large potential for increasing growth and profitability in the investment goods industries as in these mature markets competitive pressure is rising continuously and differentiation through physical products becomes more and more difficult. In this situation service strategies offer an opportunity for good revenue and profit growth - but: Which services should be offered? What are the strategies of and methods applied by successful companies? How do these companies develop new services? In this paper we give a summary of the major results of our 'Service Innovation Study' and additionally develop five major levers to achieve growth in the service business.</p> Fri, 12 May 2006 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=36&source=rssreports Site Selection in China http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=37&source=rssreports <p>Driven by the need of global presence on the one hand and cost efficiency on the other hand the decision for setting 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 following questions: Why the decision is important? What is a regular selection process? What are the major criteria to be considered and how to prioritize them? What are the clues in dealing with Chinese officials?</p> Mon, 08 May 2006 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=37&source=rssreports The Real Issues in a New Nuclear Programme http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=32&source=rssreports <p>The public may have the impression that any "new nuclear power" decision in the Energy Review is a simple yes / no. But any decision by the Government in favour must say how. A simple "yes" from the Government will not persuade the private sector to finance and build a nuclear power programme.</p> Tue, 11 Apr 2006 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=32&source=rssreports Telecom Operators: Facing off on Convergence http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=27&source=rssreports <p>The white paper is an update of last year's study "More effort required" and is based on a survey conducted by Arthur D. Little and Exane BNP Paribas of selected industry experts, such as telecommunications operators, suppliers, regulators and content aggregators in Europe. The report highlights fixed-mobile convergence and related strategic options for telecom operators.</p> Mon, 27 Mar 2006 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=27&source=rssreports Mobilizing Enterprise http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=25&source=rssreports <p>Mobile Enterprise Solutions have reached a development stage in which they can bring considerable benefits to companies. Arthur D. Little and the communications solutions provider, Ericsson, recently conducted a joint survey of current trends in Mobile Enterprise Solutions. The study found that Mobile Enterprise enables a company to realize significant cost savings, improve customer and employee satisfaction, and increase employee flexibility, and thus flexibility of the entire company.</p> Wed, 01 Mar 2006 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=25&source=rssreports Deregulation of the Telecom Sector and its Impact on the Overall Economy http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=24&source=rssreports <p>Deregulation is being discussed in many countries as a means to provide incentives for investments into new infrastructure. This includes the EU, where deregulation is likely to be brought forward as one aspect of the forthcoming review of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications and services. In its analysis, Arthur D. Little assesses deregulation and its impact on telecommunications market performance and the overall economic development. The impact of deregulation is critical, especially in terms of the current debate in many countries about whether or not investments into new infrastructure, such as fibre to the home or to the curb, should be subject to regulation.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2006 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=24&source=rssreports Commercial Vehicle Trend Study Towards 2015 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=38&source=rssreports <p>While numerous studies have analysed developments in the passenger car industry, the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry has largely remained a blind spot. That is why Arthur D. Little decided to conduct a technology trend study on the future of trucks. After intensive desk research and interviews with fleet managers across Europe, we elaborated hypotheses on several issues which we then tested in about 30 interviews with key decisionmakers at all European truck OEMs and selected first-tier suppliers.</p> Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=38&source=rssreports Government and transport sector urged to change attitudes of travelling public http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=34&source=rssreports <p>Arthur D. Little and Cambridge Consultants hosted the Intelligent Journey workshop at Castle Ashby in Northampton. Decision makers, opinion formers and experts from the whole spectrum of the transport industry came together to explore how the intelligent journey jigsaw is best pieced together. The summary of the findings from this session have been published in 'The Intelligent Journey - Putting the Jigsaw Together'. The report looks at what the travelling public really want; the value chain and the role of central Government; seven concepts that the group thought necessary if the Intelligent Journey is to be sucessfully implimented; and what part new technologies will play.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2006 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=34&source=rssreports M-Payments Making Inroads http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=23&source=rssreports <p>Arthur D. Little's Global M-Payment Update 2005' M-Payments Making Inroads is an update to last year's Global M-Payment Report 2004. The purpose is to provide an update on the events in the m-commerce/ m-payment sector over the last year, and to highlight developments in particular countries. For companies already active in m-payments, it provides an overview of current trends and a review of the activities of companies in other markets. For companies currently considering the introduction of m-payment services, it will provide ideas and guidelines on where to begin and lessons learned from other markets.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2005 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=23&source=rssreports Collaborative Engineering in the Automotive Industry http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=40&source=rssreports <p>Collaborative Engineering covers all activities between company organizations 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. The content of this empiric benchmarking study covers the following issues: organization, processes, partners, projects and systems in Collaborative Engineering.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2005 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=40&source=rssreports Increasing the Efficiency of your Automotive Software Development http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=39&source=rssreports <p>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 and this study to follow our 2002 automotive electronics study and focussed on the following objectives: to understand the key challenges in embedded software development faced by both automotive manufacturers and suppliers and secondly to identify the most important efficiency improvement levers at their disposal and the ways to operate them: "Automation", "Re-Use and standardization" and "Delocalization of Development".</p> Sat, 12 Nov 2005 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=39&source=rssreports Automotive Power Electronics 2015 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=41&source=rssreports <p>This Arthur D. Little study deals especially with the future use of power electronics in the automotive technology. Beginning with an overview of the power electronics market and then developing the five mega-trends in the automobile electronics which will drastically influence the motor industry, we have detailed the role of power electronics in the automotive components: engine and auxiliary units, alternative propulsion systems (hybrids, fuel cell), transmission systems, driving dynamics, power management, comfort systems and the electronic architecture in general.</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2005 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=41&source=rssreports Strategic Planning for Telecom Companies 2005 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=22&source=rssreports <p>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. Arthur D. Little has conducted a global study to analyse the various approaches to planning strategies in the telecoms industry. 24 high profile interviews were conducted in 20 countries such as the USA, Germany, UK, South Korea and Japan' with 18 incumbent operators participating in this comprehensive study which provides a global and in-depth overview of current planning techniques, best practices and lessons learned.</p> Sat, 08 Oct 2005 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=22&source=rssreports The Innovation High Ground http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=13&source=rssreports <p>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.</p> Thu, 21 Jul 2005 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=13&source=rssreports Arthur D. Little Global Broadband Report Update 2005 "Growth Fuels Disruption" http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=20&source=rssreports <p>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).</p> Sun, 10 Jul 2005 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=20&source=rssreports A Director's Guide to Corporate Responsibility Reporting http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=14&source=rssreports <p>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 (CR). It helps directors and senior managers understand their current CR reporting strategy and the key issues they need to consider in order to deliver greater value to their business and those they are reporting to.</p> Fri, 01 Jul 2005 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=14&source=rssreports Beyond Voice: A Survey of Voice-Enhanced Services http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=26&source=rssreports <p>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.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2005 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=26&source=rssreports A User's Guide to Successful M&As http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=63&source=rssreports <p>The global number of mergers and acquisitions has rebounded strongly since 2004. Many top executives are wondering whether it's worth getting back into M&A as a tool for growth - and if so what best-practice maximises the chances of success. As Vantrappen and Kilefors explore in their 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.</p> Wed, 01 Jun 2005 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=63&source=rssreports Innovation Excellence Study 2005 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=53&source=rssreports <p>How leading companies are using innovation matters, and firms realize 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. According to the study, innovation excellence can boost profit (EBIT) margins by 4 percentage points from 15 to 19%. However companies struggle to get innovation management right. The 25% best innovators are still getting 10 times more output (new products, services etc) than the 25% worst innovators! This study gives a clear insight in what the top 25% actually do, to achieve their superior performance.</p> Sun, 01 May 2005 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=53&source=rssreports Business Case for Corporate Responsibility http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=12&source=rssreports <p>In 2003, Arthur D. Little collaborated with Business in the Community to produce a concise report on current thinking on the business case for corporate responsibility, arguing that specific corporate responsibility initiatives and programmes require specific business cases. This report provides some generic arguments to engage decision-makers in the value of corporate responsibility and has proved to be extremely useful for companies just starting to develop effective corporate responsibility strategy.</p> Mon, 01 Dec 2003 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=12&source=rssreports Speaking the same language http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=9&source=rssreports <p>Investors and companies are still not having a meaningful dialogue about the business value of corporate responsibility. But there is a strong desire to change this and to find agreement on the best way forward. This report was produced in 2003 in partnership with the UK Social Investment Forum and Business in the Community. It explores the relationships between the investment community and companies and provides a map of the SRI (Sustainable and Responsible Investment) community.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2003 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=9&source=rssreports Profits from poverty http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=11&source=rssreports <p>Some 4 billion people - approximately two-thirds of the world's population - live on less than $1000 a year. They outnumber the rich, or at least those earning $10,000 or more, by a factor of eight to one. Though they are individually cash poor, as a group they constitute a significant target for business. Making profits from poverty may make good financial sense, but is it ethically acceptable? This document summarises discussions from one of Arthur D. Little's 'Naked Lunches' designed to strip sustainability issues down to their bare essentials. It illustrates that there is a need for businesses to sell to the poor and identifies how a number of companies target these communities using a variety of strategies for their own commercial benefit, but also to improve the quality of life of the poor.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=11&source=rssreports Corporate Responsibility in the Food Industry http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=10&source=rssreports <p>Food is a global industry, led by multinational corporations. Brand-labelled, processed foods dominate the market and the majority of profits are made from value-added industrial-scale production and distribution, rather than primary crop-growing and animal husbandry. Within this context, Arthur D. Little held a 'Naked Lunch' to examine the role of the food company, and in particular where their corporate responsibilities should begin and end. </p> Thu, 01 Aug 2002 00:00:00 +0200 http://www.adlittle.se/reports_se.html?view=10&source=rssreports