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Food contamination: Understanding and preventing risks

A structured approach to fostering food safety and defense

Globalization and increasing legislative complexity have brought high levels of market pressure to food companies, hampering production and supply chain management. Companies are urged to develop risk-based management frameworks to prevent notable losses and protect their reputations and licenses...
Consumer goods & retail, Risk

Can food and beverage leaders find their footing?

A new approach yields faster, lower-risk innovation

New growth outside the core business is at the top of the CEO agenda for many companies in mature sectors. Large food and beverage companies are in a race to increase the “rate of change,” deploying a variety of strategies to stay flexible, broaden their product portfolio, and keep their brands...
Consumer goods & retail, Technology & innovation management

Private Campus Networks

Customers are willing to spend – are operators ready to take their money?

The demand for Private Campus Networks offers operators an opportunity for value generation – we estimate the global market size to be €60-70bn by 2025. If operators do not act now and prepare accordingly, they risk missing out. Enterprises have economically sensible use cases and technologically...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Corporate/ start-up collaboration

How to get the most out of it?

Why is it important for large corporations to work with start-ups?It’s well known that businesses are being disrupted faster than ever before. Innovation launch and adoption cycles are dropping. For credit cards to reach 100 million users? 25 years. Online banking? 10 years. WhatsApp? 2 years....
Technology & innovation management

R2V platform: The 5G growth engine

Real-to-virtual/virtual-to-real platform, the next growth engine driven by 5G

While most telcos around the world have been preparing for 5G, little attention is paid to B2C services in this regard. Most developments are focused on various vertical industries. However, telcos haven’t been quite successful in B2B use-case areas; most of their revenues have come from the B2C...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Driving acquisition value with efficient commercial spend

How telecom operators can rationalize commercial spend without sacrificing acquisition

Telecom operators in emerging markets face the challenge of continuously optimizing their commercial architecture to stay economically healthy. Playing in highly competitive markets can lead to overspending to maintain acquisition activity. Aligning commercial spend with acquired value is key to...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

The low-cost puzzle for long-haul trains

Will we see low-cost carrier models in rail?

Long-haul (high-speed) rail has been gaining popularity globally in recent years – especially in Western Europe and East Asia. Due to the growing popularity among travelers and branching out of incumbent operators, it is likely that we will see diversification of business models in the near future...
Travel & transportation

After the hype: Where is the carbon car?

Opportunities for carbon composites in the automotive industry

In 2013, the “carbon hype” in the automotive industry reached a peak when BMW presented an electric mega-city vehicle, the i3, with a fully carbon body. At that time, EVs and stricter CO2 targets were expected to bring the breakthrough for carbon fiber cars. However, five years later, applications...
Automotive

What’s next for TSOs?

Leading the way in the energy transition

Within the energy ecosystem, the transition towards a more sustainable future mostly materializes through rapid increases in renewable energy sources, distributed generation and energy storage at large. The increasing share of intermittent generation sources is redefining the rules of the game –...
Utilities & alternative energy

Automotive Quarterly – Q3/2018

Die regelmäßig berichteten Kenngrößen über die deutschen OEMs sowie eine Referenzgruppe internationaler Hersteller auf den ersten vier Seiten basieren auf veröffentlichten Finanzberichten sowie teilweise auf ergänzenden Quellen und Analysen.Zum ersten Mal berichten wir außerdem über...
Automotive