Supply Chain & Procurement

February 2016
Some companies are achieving dramatic returns on their digital investments, thanks to much more powerful technologies—and a set of key strategies.

Cost & Efficiency

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.
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.
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.


September 2015
The use of advanced industrial robots is nearing takeoff, lowering labor costs, boosting productivity, and changing the competitiveness of major manufacturing economies.
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.
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.
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.

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.