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.
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 per cent to 15 per cent within 5 years.
The ever increasing rate of technology development and the combination of new disciplines places increasing demands on competence management in R&D and, if companies fail to develop or target the wrong areas, the consequences are greater and it’s harder to recover in time.
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.
The customer is moving more and more toward the focus of interaction, leading to more frequent and intensive customer dialogues in different channels.
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 –...