Operations

   
      

Operations

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Supply Chain Excellence

February 2016
To effectively optimize their logistics networks, major B2B enterprises must forgo their siloed view of those networks. Five key levers can help.
December 2015
CPG companies can no longer afford to treat all products, customers, and channels alike. Segmentation can stanch waste and unnecessary expenditures—and help boost profitability.
January 2015
Big data and advanced analytics represent the next frontier of supply chain innovation. Three areas offer high potential.
July 2015
With growing transport congestion a global megatrend, smart companies are taking control of their fate with strategic, game-changing actions that cut time and costs from the supply chain.

Procurement

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.
January 2016
BCG’s design-to-value approach is propelled by “catalyst events,” during which cross-functional stakeholders generate ideas for designing the best products with minimal complexity and cost.
May 2013
Procurement is becoming a powerful strategic function. To fulfill their new mandate, procurement departments must build and apply advanced capabilities that materially improve the bottom line.

Manufacturing

March 2016
It’s time for automotive OEMs and suppliers to transform quality into a source of advantage. Six imperatives can help accelerate their journey to quality.
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.
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.
September 2015
The use of advanced industrial robots is nearing takeoff, lowering labor costs, boosting productivity, and changing the competitiveness of major manufacturing economies.
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.
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.

Cost & Efficiency

August 2013
Corporate leaders are facing mounting pressure to reduce costs. BCG’s proven framework can deliver cost reduction that improves operations and is sustainable over time.
July 2015
Companies have applied BCG’s Exercising for Excellence approach to reduce the costs of support functions by up to 35 percent while increasing productivity by approximately 50 percent.
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.

Lean Advantage

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.