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Rising Auto Markets

October 2013
Established markets offer slow or no growth, while the best opportunities in BRICs have been taken. Where next for automotive companies seeking fresh growth?
July 2013
Russia’s auto industry is back from the brink of collapse. Can it ride the recovery to emerge as a truly global competitor?

Manufacturing

January 2014
As the challenges intensify, European automotive suppliers need a strategic approach to risk assessment, restructuring, and growth. Their survival may depend on it.
June 2013
Integrating suppliers into a lean production system can reduce inventories and diminish scrap and rework. It can also be a first step toward a strategic partnership.
August 2013
Today’s manufacturing-skills gap in the U.S. is far more limited than many people believe. But aggressive action is needed now to prevent future talent shortages.
August 2013
Exports of American-made goods are projected to surge. A big reason: the U.S. is becoming the low-cost manufacturer of the developed world.
February 2013
Improvements in maintenance productivity can enable 10 to 20 percent savings in the costs of labor, parts, and utilities while boosting manufacturing productivity.
The Growth Imperative
January 2014
How have some companies found growth despite the odds? BCG research offers lessons from “uphill growers.”
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.
Opportunities in Auto Insurance
December 2013
Telematics—the wireless technology that delivers safety services, route information, and entertainment to motor vehicles—presents auto insurers with a significant opportunity to create value.

Organizing for Success

June 2013
By following an approach based on the answers to four questions, organizations can reshape the organizational context, reset behaviors, and achieve the culture they want.
May 2013
“Ingenious enterprises” bring a distinct, highly sophisticated approach to problem solving, one ideally suited to today’s increasingly complex business environment.
May 2013
How can corporate centers make their business portfolios worth more than the sum of their parts? By translating parenting strategy into organizational design. Here’s how.

SourcingProcurement

August 2013
Buyer-supplier collaborations have been around for decades. But many programs are managed informally and fall short of expectations. Here’s a way to do better.
July 2013
A strategic approach to contracting and contract management can do much to ensure that IT outsourcing efforts deliver on their promise.
May 2013
Procurement is becoming a powerful strategic function. To fulfill their new mandate, procurement departments must build and apply advanced capabilities that materially improve the bottom line.