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The future of lignite power

The future of lignite power

A viewpoint on the “Energiewende” and its impact on lignite power

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.

Datum: Februar 2015

Datei herunterladen: ADL_FutureOfLignitePower_01.pdf (.PDF, 2.2 MB)

Die Zukunft der Energieversorger: Vom Produkt- zum Lösungsanbieter (Deutsch)

Die Zukunft der Energieversorger: Vom Produkt- zum Lösungsanbieter

Energiedienstleistungen als Wachstumsfeld der Branche

Die krisengeschüttelte Energiebranche blickt optimistischer in die Zukunft. Wie aus unserer Studie hervorgeht, können Energiedienstleister bis 2020 mit einem jährlichen Wachstum von vier Prozent rechnen. Die in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Verband für Wärmelieferung e.V. neue Studie „Wachstumschancen Energiedienstleistungen – Entwicklungen des deutschen Energiedienstleistungsmarktes bis 2020“ zeigt außerdem, dass sich die strategische Bedeutung von digitalisierten Energiedienstleistungen voraussichtlich verdoppeln wird. Darauf müssen sich vor allem die Energieversorger einstellen, wenn sie am Markt weiterhin erfolgreich sein wollen.

Datum: Februar 2015

Datei herunterladen: ADL_Energiedienstleistungsstudie_2015.pdf (.PDF, 1.6 MB)

Reforming the energy subsidy system in the Middle East (Englisch)

Reforming the energy subsidy system in the Middle East

Who could lead the region?

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?

Datum: Februar 2015

Datei herunterladen: ADL_ReformingEnerySubsidySystems_01.pdf (.PDF, 870 Kb)

Digitization: Do or Die! (Englisch)

Digitization: Do or Die!

Arthur D. Little EU5 Media Flow of Funds 2014

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.

Datum: Dezember 2014

Datei herunterladen: ADL_MediaFlowOfFunds_01.pdf (.PDF, 4.1 MB)

Managed Services (Englisch)

Managed Services

A new Telecom operating model to extract value in B2B

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.

Datum: Dezember 2014

Datei herunterladen: Managed_Services_Opportunity_for__Telcos_01.pdf (.PDF, 1.5 MB)

Global open innovation survey

Global open innovation survey

Results & for thoughts

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.

Datum: November 2014

New report from Arthur D. Little Future of Urban Mobility Lab (Englisch)

New report from Arthur D. Little Future of Urban Mobility Lab

Strategic Directions and Ecosystems to Address China’s Urban Mobility Challenges

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.

Datum: November 2014

Datei herunterladen: Report_The_Future_of_Urban_Mobility_2.0_Challenges_China_01.pdf (.PDF, 4.5 MB)

Feed the Lion (Englisch)

Feed the Lion

FMCG Opportunities and Challenges in Africa

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.

Datum: September 2014

Datei herunterladen: ADL_2014_FeedTheLion_01.pdf (.PDF, 1.6 MB)

Arthur D. Little’s “Future of the Internet Study” Broadens the Open Internet Debate (Englisch)

Arthur D. Little’s “Future of the Internet Study” Broadens the Open Internet Debate

Driving Investments, Growth and Quality of Experience in the Internet of the Future

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.

Datum: September 2014

Datei herunterladen: ADL_LibertyGlobal_2014_FutureOfTheInternet_01.pdf (.PDF, 7.5 MB)

Winning the Telecom Famine (Englisch)

Winning the Telecom Famine

Applying Analytics to Create Value in Saturated Markets

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.

Datum: September 2014

Datei herunterladen: ADL_2014_WinningTelecomFamine_01.pdf (.PDF, 1.6 MB)