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Industrial Products & Processes

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Technology & Digital

June 2016
The engineering and construction industry has been slow to adopt new technologies and has never undergone a major transformation. This will change very soon—and very dramatically.
March 2016
Digitization is becoming an imperative for service providers, offering numerous productivity-improvement opportunities for existing services and many options for creating new services and business models.
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.
December 2015
Additive manufacturing may not be ready to replace assembly lines. But used in the right applications, it is proving to be a disruptive technology.

Automotive

May 2016
The stunning consumer response to Tesla’s new Model 3 has already shaken up the automotive world. Competitors should start studying the company's innovative business model.
May 2016
As incumbents in the auto industry and in many others know, it's hard to respond to new rivals that have new business models and run your business at the same time.

Engineering & Construction

May 2016
Revolution is long overdue in the engineering and construction industry. Change is inevitable, however, as several global megatrends continue to unsettle the industry.

Aerospace & Defense

February 2016
As the US defense industry becomes more competitive and as government budgets shrink, contractors must take systematic steps to analyze and reduce costs among their suppliers.
February 2016
Amid a wave of consolidation, A&D companies can maximize merger synergies and position the combined company for success from the moment the deal closes.
June 2015
Much of the conventional wisdom about value creation in aerospace and defense is wrong. To deliver sustainable shareholder returns, it’s important to separate myths from facts.

Chemical Industry

March 2016
The specialty chemical market in North America is growing rapidly. In response, suppliers are shifting to third-party distribution, creating new opportunities for suppliers and distributors alike.
Shipping
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.
June 2015

As much as 10 percent of container traffic between East Asia and the U.S. could shift from West Coast ports to East Coast ports by 2020.

March 2015
The eagerly anticipated uplift has not yet materialized, as companies continue to grapple with challenges stemming from overcapacity and a highly fragmented industry structure.