Industrial Products & Processes

   
      

Industrial Products & Processes

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Engineering & Construction

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.
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.
August 2015
While the productivity of the U.S. economy keeps rising, the productivity of the engineering, construction, and services industry has decreased by 19 percent since 1964. Learn why.

Manufacturing

March 2016
Today’s metals manufacturers must actively manage inventory by keeping it down, keeping it simple, keeping it moving, and keeping an eye on it.

Aerospace & Defense

February 2016
As the US defense industry becomes more competitive and as government budgets shrink, contractors need to 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.

Editor’s Choice

November 2015
Technological change is transforming the $112 billion global lighting market, altering competitive dynamics and changing what it takes to win across the value chain.
June 2015
As nations like China become the world’s biggest car markets, automotive suppliers based in emerging markets are projected to catch up with multinationals by 2020.

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.
Commodities
October 2015
By modeling changes in the drivers of supply and demand, companies and investors in natural-resource-based industries can generate a range of pricing scenarios—and make savvier strategic choices.
April 2013
A BCG survey revealed the top hedging challenges that senior procurement executives face. This article reviews the survey’s findings and offers guidelines for addressing those challenges.