The CFO Agenda

March 2015
Before investing in new performance management systems, leaders need to identify the metrics that really matter and design processes for translating data into effective decision making.
April 2014
VF Corporation’s CFO explains how a relentless focus on total shareholder return drove a far-reaching transformation of the company’s business.
March 2014
For Rich Veldran, the primary mandate of the CFO is to be the champion of total shareholder return.

Public Sector

March 2015
The ultimate test of any government policy is whether it makes the difference intended. Too often, the results fail to match the goal. BCG's new Centre for Public Impact will help governments achieve what they set out to do.
June 2014
The public sector has made good progress in delivering digital services, but most countries are not moving as quickly as users would like, and the big challenges still lie ahead.
July 2014
Citizens around the world are taking advantage of digital government services. This infographic points to opportunities to improve satisfaction and increase participation.

Manufacturing

March 2015
Auto suppliers are under pressure to open more factories close to their customers’ assembly plants—and, simultaneously, to cut costs. These conflicting demands pose an industry-wide challenge.
February 2015
A scenario-based approach allows manufacturers to assess the implications of their make-or-buy decisions across product lines and manufacturing locations.
January 2015
Technological developments and a pressing need to boost productivity are likely to accelerate the adoption of new advanced-manufacturing technologies, which could transform many industries.
August 2014
Manufacturing cost structures around the world have changed so dramatically in a decade that many old perceptions of low-cost and high-cost nations no longer hold.
Metals & Mining
March 2015
Drawing on econometric and other analyses, the World Gold Council and BCG demystify the forces shaping the gold-recycling industry and propose success strategies for industry players.
January 2015
Far-flung teams in the mining industry, working under unpredictable conditions, have long struggled to operate with disciplined efficiency. But an integrated automation strategy just might change that.
Transformation
November 2014
Transformation is now an imperative for most companies, necessitating fundamental change in strategy, operating model, organization, people, and processes. The right approach comprises three steps.
October 2013
Many corporate-transformation efforts fail to deliver lasting competitive advantage. BCG has identified the factors that lead to successful transformations—and the common traps that characterize failures.