Publications

  • How to Breathe New Life into Life Insurance

    January 17, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Life insurers can reinvigorate themselves by setting bold goals, attacking legacy costs and investing in technology to drive a step change in efficiency and an improved customer experience.

  • Demystifying R&D Performance in Chemicals

    January 10, 2018 | Bain Brief

    One great idea used to make chemical companies, but the nature of innovation has changed. Effective R&D now depends on getting closer to customers, understanding their needs and adapting to deliver quickly.

  • Betting on Zero-Based Budgeting’s Trifecta

    November 22, 2017 | Livemint.com

    Zero-based budgeting can reawaken a company’s ownership mindset, eliminating the clutter that makes it hard for employees to do their jobs and simplifying the organization.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.