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.

The Retail Sector

February 2015
Digital technologies in stores can help retailers improve operations and help customers shop faster and smarter. BCG explains the organizational changes needed to bring digital into stores.
December 2014
The retail industry—including eight U.S. companies among the sector's top ten—delivered sizable value to investors from 2009 through 2013, despite a volatile business environment.
August 2014
Consumers’ growing preference for “click and collect” shopping is putting a premium on the speed, accuracy, and reliability of retailers’ supply chains and in-store processes.

Technology

December 2014
Many leaders think that a digital transformation reduces IT complexity and fosters agility. But to reap the rewards of digitization, companies should simplify IT simultaneously.
September 2014
As digitization's role in companies' operations grows, vulnerability to data theft, leakage of intellectual property, and the like is growing apace. Many companies are underprepared.
March 2014
CIOs face a range of difficult challenges and decisions in today's rapidly evolving, increasingly high-stakes technology environment. How are they responding?

The Internet Economy

February 2015

By 2017, the mobile Internet will generate revenues of $1.55 trillion in the 13 countries that account for 70 percent of world GDP.

December 2014
In the EU5, the mobile Internet economy generated about €90 billion ($120 billion) in revenue in 2013 and an economic surplus for consumers of almost €770 billion ($1 trillion).
January 2014
The BCG e-Friction Index quantifies the factors inhibiting growth in the Internet economy, so policymakers, businesses, and other stakeholders can “grease the wheels” by addressing friction sources.