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China’s Automotive Market

A Bumpy Ride Ahead? – How automotive OEMs can plan for a smoother journey

China has become one of the most important markets in the world for the automotive industry. Multinational companies have identified significant business opportunities but are they fully aware of the challenges and risks associated with the Chinese market?

Automotive

Worldclass Purchasing

Central results from the "Purchasing Value Excellence" (PVE) study

The global financial and economic crisis appears to have pulled out of its low point. An economic turnaround is expected in 2010.

Consumer goods & retail Operations management

Procurement Performance Measurement

What CFOs expect from measuring Procurement Success

Procurement excellence is increasingly becoming an important factor in delivering efficient operations within successful companies. On the surface, effectively measuring procurement performance is not rocket science.

Consumer goods & retail Operations management

Operational Performance Excellence

Die Finanzkrise wirkt sich auf alle Branchen aus. Unternehmen müssen jetzt zügig reagieren, um die negativen Auswirkungen sinkender Nachfrage und begrenztem Zugang zu Kapital zu umgehen.

Operations management

Money's not all banks buy

Strategic Supplier Management for Financial Services Organisations

Purchasing, as a rule, is not part of a bank or insurance company’s core business. As a result, financial services organisations often underestimate both the risks associated with purchasing and the advantages of managing suppliers and product groups in a systematic way.

Financial services Operations management

Capital efficient chemical companies

Outperformers in a changing environment

Cash is king in business, and during a downturn it becomes the main concern of every company.

Chemicals

Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer Electronics & H

India has been trailing behind ASEAN countries in terms of production, quality and export of consumer appliances.

Chemicals

Leading for Safety

Developing culture to break through the safety performance plateau

Businesses everywhere are seeing their safety performance plateauing. Busy agendas and behavioral drivers frequently mean that energies for further safety improvement initiatives are diverted elsewhere.

Risk

U-Channel Retail – Update Fall 2013

Transformation of the retail function toward a new model that is Ubiquitous, Universal and Unique

While retail has always been at the heart of everyday life, it has never stopped evolving and has never been changing as rapidly as it is today. Although many retailers are still transitioning to online retail, with varying degrees of success, the new wave of change in retailing is already upon...

Consumer goods & retail

Networked Procurement

Networking as future strategy delivers measurable higher and sustainable value for your company

Due to the increase in economic tension companies have optimized the organization, processes and systems in procurement over the last years and achieved related savings. Nevertheless companies are realizing that they have not yet reached the full value-added potential in procurement.

Operations management