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Manufacturing

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.

Lean Advantage

April 2015
Lean-engineering champions are developing better products, reducing development time by up to six months, and staying 35 percent closer to products' target costs.
September 2014
One of the most frequent reasons for financial institutions’ underperformance when it comes to lean programs is an insufficient understanding of the role that culture change plays.
August 2014
By combining market and supply chain insights, companies can strike the right balance between the cost of complexity and the value of diversity in their product portfolios.

Strategic Supply Chain Management

January 2015
Big data and advanced analytics represent the next frontier of supply chain innovation. Three opportunities 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.
November 2014
Sooner or later, there will be no low-cost countries left to meet apparel makers' needs. But keeping labor costs down is not their only option.
August 2014
Consumers’ growing preference for “click and collect” shopping is putting a premium on the speed, accuracy, and reliability of retailers’ supply chains and in-store processes.
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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