Industrial Products & Processes

Industrial Products & Processes


Industrial Products & Processes


Engineering & Construction

October 2016
By strengthening their position over the long term, leading companies in the engineering, construction, and services industry have demonstrated that it is possible to sustain profitable growth.
March 2016
Productivity in the engineering and construction industry has long been stagnating. By leveraging digital technologies, companies are now making big leaps.
December 2015
Leading general contractors have applied a lean approach, significantly reducing completion times and costs, boosting their company-wide margins, and enhancing quality and safety.

Metals & Mining

December 2016
Shrinking shareholder returns have left investors skeptical about mining’s future. To win back their trust, miners must master a three-step process for fueling sustainable growth.
September 2015
Mining companies that combine investment in people with commercial excellence and maximized asset productivity will prove tough acts to beat in this increasingly challenging industry.
July 2016
The sustainability imperative could erode demand for metals and mining companies’ offerings. To survive in the long run, companies must master three strategies.

Building Materials

February 2017
Building information modeling is about much more than object libraries. Materials companies can use BIM to showcase their capabilities, develop new offerings, and move into services.
November 2015
Digitally enabled direct distribution will reshape the building materials industry through 2030. Producers should take action now to adapt their strategies and capabilities.

The Chemical Industry

December 2016
In the chemical industry today, the choice of business model may be a better determinant of a company’s total shareholder return than any other factor.

Container Shipping

November 2016
Container repositioning is the bane of every carrier. But it doesn’t have to be. Online marketplaces can help carriers find container interchange opportunities and radically reduce repositioning costs.
November 2016
The global container-shipping industry faces stiffening headwinds. To survive, carriers must continue to drive change aimed at boosting performance. Six moves can help.
November 2015
By sharing empty containers, the top 100 container carriers could save up to $4.5 billion annually. BCG has developed a global marketplace for making this happen.

Transportation & Logistics

October 2016
Recent BCG research points to a wide range of success factors for transportation and logistics companies seeking to achieve the elusive goal of profitable growth.

Aerospace & Defense

October 2016
Airplane manufacturers sit atop the value chain but trail suppliers in profitability. Can they shift the profit balance, or is this the permanent state of the industry?


October 2016
A BCG study cuts through the hype surrounding agriculture technology to help executives identify the most valuable opportunities and the best strategies for pursuing them.
April 2015
Growing demand for high-quality farm outputs, new sociopolitical priorities, changes in farming structures and practices, and developments in biotechnology will promote new business models in agriculture.
August 2016
For dairy companies, it’s still a two-speed world. Success in both mature and emerging markets hinges on end-to-end operational excellence and the right value-creating strategy.
February 2013
Agricultural companies were hard to beat from 2007 to 2012. Here’s how the best companies achieved their high returns—and how they can keep up the momentum.