Publications

  • A Smarter Approach to Digital Operations - Bain Moscow

    September 05, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Диджитал-дилемма: с одной стороны, откладывание инвестиций в модернизацию операционной деятельности приводит к росту рисков, а с другой — ставка не на ту IT-тенденцию может обойтись не менее дорого

  • A Smarter Approach to Digital Operations

    September 05, 2017 | Bain Brief

    As the leadership team at a consumer products company debated its digital strategy, two opposing views emerged. To stay competitive, some argued, the company needed to invest several hundred million dollars to automate its existing network of large regional plants.

  • Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a Nafta Overhaul?

    August 03, 2017 | Bain Brief

    In the 23 years since adoption of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), companies operating in the US, Mexico and Canada have been designing their supply chains for a trade regime of minimal cross-border barriers.

  • Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a NAFTA Overhaul?

    July 30, 2017 | HBR.org

    Leadership teams can limit the negative consequences of a possible NAFTA withdrawal and currency moves by adopting an approach that anticipates several future scenarios.

  • Cost Reduction for Utilities in a Zero Load-Growth World

    July 26, 2017 | Bain Brief

    North American utilities will need to cut $15 billion, about 20% of operations and maintenance costs, over the next 5 years to meet their commitments to investors.

  • What the New Silk Road Needs Is a Digital Revolution

    April 17, 2017 | Forbes.com

    The path to an efficient and cost-effective New Silk Road begins by systematically addressing the four pain points of the digital supply chain.

  • Finding the "X" Factor in Product Design

    April 12, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Using a technique called design-to-X, companies can identify and prioritize the key elements of product design. Finding the X factor helps companies discover what customers truly value.

  • European Companies Use Old-School Budget Tactic to Cut Costs; Zero-based budgeting is gaining popularity again at companies such as Unilever, Anheuser-Busch

    April 07, 2017 | Performance Improvement | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Zero-based budgeting is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. "Companies are looking for a new set of tools in their tool kit to drive productivity and efficiency in times of lower economic growth," said Jason Heinrich, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • A Smarter Approach to Procurement

    February 24, 2017 | IndustryWeek

    Successful companies achieve greater savings by creating a collaborative partnership between procurement and the business.

  • Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Brexit?

    February 06, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies can limit the negative consequences of a hard or soft Brexit by adopting a different approach to strategy—one that anticipates a number of future scenarios.