Strategic Supply Chain Management

October 2015
What keeps supply chain leaders at consumer packaged goods companies awake at night? See the findings of the GMA/BCG 2015 Supply Chain Benchmarking Study.
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.

January 2015
Big data and advanced analytics represent the next frontier of supply chain innovation. Three areas offer high potential.
November 2014
A new BCG forecasting methodology can help companies more accurately predict consumer and customer demand, hold down inventory, improve on-shelf availability, and reduce waste.

Lean Advantage

September 2015
BCG has developed a comprehensive approach to help companies identify and quantify opportunities to reduce nonpersonnel costs, select targets and improvement measures, and sustain improvements.


April 2015
Industry 4.0 will make production systems up to 30 percent faster and 25 percent more efficient and elevate mass customization to new levels.
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.
February 2015
A scenario-based approach allows manufacturers to assess the implications of their make-or-buy decisions across product lines and manufacturing locations.
January 2015
Technological developments and a pressing need to boost productivity are likely to accelerate the adoption of new advanced-manufacturing technologies, which could transform many industries.
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.
The Innovation Edge
October 2014

Innovation is hard. Breakthrough innovation is harder. What sets breakthrough innovators apart? And which were the most innovative companies of 2014?

October 2014
Explore the shifting patterns behind BCG’s 2014 list of the most innovative companies.

Made in America

February 2014
Because of lower energy costs, the average U.S. household is saving as much as $725 a year. By 2020, annual savings could equal nearly 10 percent of discretionary income.
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.
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.
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