• Premium customers hold key to success in electric cars

    January 04, 2010 | Automotive | The Times

    It is one thing for the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to announce that he plans to make London the electric-car capital of Europe, it is quite another to understand who will buy or sell those vehicles. He is not alone though.

  • Oil & gas industry consulting

    March 29, 2009 | Oil & Gas | Bain slip sheet

    As the first quarter of 2009 draws to a close, the global Oil & Gas industry continues to work through challenging times. Oil prices remain volatile, investment and activity levels are uncertain and the financial sector is still turbulent. To improve the odds of success in such conditions:

  • Employment opportunities and challenges in the context of rapid industry growth

    November 09, 2008 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    The wind and wave & tidal industries in the UK face a number of significant barriers to growth. Building on our experience in the renewable energy sector, Bain & Company has focused this analysis on employment and skill-related issues.

  • Nuking Europe's Energy Problems

    November 30, 2005 | Industrial Machinery | The Wall Street Journal Europe

    Nothing commands the attention of politicians, business people and consumers alike in quite the same way that rising energy prices do. But concerns about energy supply and demand, geopolitical stability and environmental protection seem to be working at cross purposes.

  • Making the cost-migration decision

    July 03, 2005 | Industrial Machinery | IndustryWeek

    Companies today have unprecedented opportunities to move functions to low-cost countries and tap into the capabilities of overseas suppliers. But the plethora of options at their disposal poses difficult challenges.

  • When offshoring, think functions not factories

    June 07, 2005 | Industrial Machinery | IndustryWeek

    Till Vestring, based in Singapore, directs Bain & Company's ( Asia-Pacific Industrial Practice. Ted Rouse, based in Chicago, directs Bain's Global Industrial Practice, and Uwe Reinert, based in Dusseldorf, directs the firm's European Industrial Practice.

  • Making the move to low-cost countries

    February 28, 2005 | Industrial Machinery | Bain Brief

    Migrating costs to low-cost countries (LCCs) has moved from being an "interesting idea" to an imperative for most industrial companies, but it's a "must do" that too often is managed with ambivalence.

  • Supply Chain Management in the European Chemicals Industry

    December 31, 2002 | Industrial Machinery | Bain Brief

    Study outlining the current status as well as major trends and future requirements for supply chain management competitiveness in the European chemical industry.