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The Art of Systematic Surveillance

Intelligence Management – "To be defeated is forgivable, to be surprised is not!"

"Great leadership isn’t about solving problems after the fact, but foreseeing potential problems and eliminating them before they occur" Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, once said. Intelligence Management is a systematic approach that leverages both internal and external...
Technology & innovation management

Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2012

Let’s face it

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...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Energy Efficiency

Capture growth while managing the risk of over-engineering

 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.
Industrial goods & services

Catching the Smart Home Opportunity

Room for Growth for Telecom Operators

In this report, Arthur D. Little reviews the key trends driving the potential for Smart Home solutions, presents an overview of four main segments and provides recommendations for telecom operators in the launch of Smart Home services. A Smart Home is a home or building that is equipped with a...
Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy

The Growth Accelerator - Framework

Accelerating profitable growth through innovation in promising opportunity spaces

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...
Strategy

The Business Benefits of 4G LTE

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. These improvements...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Manufacturing Performance Excellence

Produzierende Unternehmen sind mehr denn je dazu gezwungen, ihre Fertigung möglichst effektiv und kosteneffizient zu gestalten um sich im Rahmen steigenden, krisenbedingten Wettbewerbsdrucks und verstärkter Low Cost Country- Konkurrenz erfolgreich zu positionieren. Die Schlüsselfrage hierbei ist:...
Operations management

Marketing & Sales Excellence in the Crisis

Reduce costs without jeopardising sales generation capabilities

Chief executives are preparing their companies for worst-case scenarios and at the same time gearing up to emerge in a strong position once the crisis has passed. This climate provides an excellent opportunity for forward-looking marketing and sales leaders to optimise their cost bases, while at...
Industrial goods & services, Consumer goods & retail

Excellence through the Downturn

Repositioning the Company in the Competitive Landscape

Progressive companies are seeing the current environment as a 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 to reduce extraneous costs and re-investing a...
Operations management

Pricing in a downturn

The value of a structured pricing approach

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.
Strategy