Articles

  • Urban India’s healthcare requires holistic, disruptive and collaborative solutions

    March 04, 2014 | Healthcare | The Economic Times

    India's healthcare outlook is troubling. A tsunami of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancer, cardiac ailments, and diabetes is hitting our shores. That means economic loss, besides being the leading cause of death: Responsible for more than six—and up to eight—in 10 deaths in urban

  • What Does It Really Take for Grocers to Win in Emerging Asia?

    February 12, 2014 | Retail | Bain Brief

    Despite the dazzling macro trends that make emerging Asia so attractive to grocery retailers, there are a host of obstacles that also make this region a tricky one. We’ve identified the nine critical rules any successful company must follow to win in this region, and three important

  • Saving to grow: Using procurement to win in Asia

    January 23, 2014 | Performance Improvement | Forbes.com

    Procurement represents the lion’s share—as much as 80%—of overall costs in some industries, and companies like Wal-Mart and Apple have demonstrated that procurement leaders are cost leaders in their industries, with a clear edge over rivals. Nowhere is the pressure to improve procurement as intense

  • Winning with procurement in Asia

    December 11, 2013 | Performance Improvement | Bain Brief

    Companies have set aggressive targets to squeeze cost savings from procurement, but a Bain study finds that many executives feel ill-equipped to meet those goals. Just as the need to improve has never been greater, they're saddled with insufficient processes and under-developed talent. Fortunately,

  • Companies adopting Big Data analytics to deal with challenges

    November 20, 2013 | Technology | The Economic Times

    Companies with the most advanced analytics capabilities are outperforming competitors by wide margins—the leaders are twice as likely to be in the top quartile of financial performance within their industries. But to get in the Big Data game, a company needs three kinds of table stakes: large

  • Cracking the code of innovation

    October 06, 2013 | Strategy | Business Standard

    Successful innovators combine creativity and imagination with business and analysis at every phase of product development.

  • The window of opportunity in India's power sector

    September 19, 2013 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    International utilities are eyeing India's power market and its tremendous growth potential. But the country's fragile infrastructure, huge transmission losses and fuel bottlenecks raise red flags. Fortunately the government is acting to improve the regulatory climate and spur more investment, in

  • Challenges & growth: Strategy in an era of continuous uncertainty

    September 03, 2013 | Strategy | The Economic Times

    After six years in economic doldrums—and despite the US market's rally—many business leaders across the globe still seem paralysed when it comes to growth strategies. However, the companies that hesitate can quickly be eclipsed by competitors in today's business environment. Senior managers in

  • Challenges & growth: Strategy in an era of continuous uncertainty

    September 03, 2013 | Strategy | The Economic Times

    After six years in economic doldrums —and despite the US market's rally —many business leaders across the globe still seem paralysed when it comes to growth strategies.

  • Founder's Mentality®: The southward winds

    June 13, 2013 | Strategy | Bain capability brief

    Large multinationals often struggle against forces that threaten to turn the power of incumbency into the pain of bureaucracy.