Aerospace Supplier Squeeze – Ways Out?

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Manufacturing February 2014

Aerospace Supplier Squeeze – Ways Out?

Arthur D. Little’s strategic recommendations for commercial aerospace suppliers

The aerospace and defense 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 figures are up 37% since 2008, with an expected 50% surge of the profit pool by 2020. 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 struggle to enhance shareholder value. Which strategies should players take to surf the growth wave? [...]

Future-proof & lean DMS integration

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Automotive February 2014

Future-proof & lean DMS integration

How to overcome costly and complex DMS integration and support new business opportunities such as online sales, better customer experience and analytics, as well as connected cars

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. [...]

Transformation by Radical Innovation

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Technology & Innovation Management February 2014

Transformation by Radical Innovation

Turning Megatrends and Emerging Technologies into Growth Opportunities

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. [...]

From Silos to Layers

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TIME February 2014

From Silos to Layers

How Operators Need to Change Their Operating Model to Cope With Industry Dynamics

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. [...]

Online media and content winning

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TIME January 2014

Online media and content winning

Arthur D. Little’s Media Flow of Funds Analysis – Germany

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. [...]

At the Other End of Innovation

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Technology & Innovation Management January 2014

At the Other End of Innovation

Product Portfolio Complexity Reduction

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. [...]

Urban Mobility Index – Viewpoint

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Travel & Transportation December 2013

Urban Mobility Index – Viewpoint

Summary of the major findings

Our new viewpoint from Arthur D. Little`s second and updated version of the “Future of Urban Mobility” study outlines mobility trends, general strategic imperatives for cities and the Urban Mobility index comparing 84 cities around the globe. The index finds most cities are still badly equipped to cope with the challenges ahead indicating there is still significant potential for improvement. [...]

Reinventing Telecom Distribution

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TIME December 2013

Reinventing Telecom Distribution

How to Rationalize and Innovate Telecom’s Physical and Online Retailing

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. [...]

Suppliers – on the Road to Redemption?

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TIME November 2013

Suppliers – on the Road to Redemption?

Arthur D. Little’s 2013 Telecom Infrastructure Supplier Outlook

This report reviews the performance of leading telecom equipment suppliers, based on our global survey of over 150 Chief Technology and Chief Procurement Officers. [...]

Forget Big Data – Value Data wins the battle!

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Information Management November 2013

Forget Big Data – Value Data wins the battle!

… from hype to real business value – now is the time for strategic planning!

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. [...]

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