Editor’s Choice

January 2016
Five observations—which lead to a host of questions for all kinds of companies—topped the collective report card of the BCG team visiting this year's Consumer Electronics Show.


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.
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.
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.
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.

Innovation & Growth

August 2014
The “IP truce” declared by Tesla Motors surprised many. BCG’s IP strategic-intent framework illuminates the move and helps other companies chart smarter IP strategies.
July 2014
Three trends—the increasing complexity of cars, the growing role of nontraditional players, and the rising influence of connectivity—will reshape the European automotive aftermarket.
January 2014
Some 60 percent of new cars may soon be “connected”—just one of the developments marking a new era of automotive innovation.
Alternative-Fuel Landscape
June 2014
BCG examines the benefits and shortcomings of the emerging niche market for compressed-natural-gas vehicles in the U.S.
October 2013
With legislation and incentives in place, the effort to replace hydrocarbon-based transportation fuels and greenhouse gases with renewable biofuels and natural gas is under way.