• Build a Digital Supply Chain That Is Fit for the Future

    March 13, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Complaints from frustrated customers were mounting at a major US retailer. More than 20% said they could not find the company’s branded products in shops because items were out of stock. The problem was that efforts to improve service disrupted the company’s low-cost distribution model.

  • Banking's Amazon Moment

    March 05, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The e-commerce juggernaut may be taking the plunge into banking, but it is not invulnerable. Banks that focus on customers over products, on fast test-and-learn over business cases, can thrive.

  • The B2B Elements of Value

    February 20, 2018 | Harvard Business Review

    The B2B elements of value allow managers to identify what matters most to each set of important stakeholders and how the company can stand out from the competitive pack.

  • Three Benefits of Electric Vehicles, and How to Unlock Them

    February 15, 2018 | World Economic Forum

    Electric vehicles are poised to support cities’ ambitions and provide customers with cheaper, safer and greener mobility.

  • Organizing for a Digital World

    February 08, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Virtually all large companies, even those in old-line industries such as machinery and agriculture, have gone digital to some extent. But at many companies the efforts are falling far short of their potential.

  • How CMOs Can Get—and Keep—Their Marketing Mix Right

    February 07, 2018 | Bain Brief

    All CMOs have access to the same tools, but the leaders focus on the full range of conditions necessary for results.

  • Insurgency from the Inside

    February 06, 2018 | Bain Brief

    One group of incumbents does have the ability to keep ahead of the upstarts: the companies that have kept a Founder’s Mentality®. They maintain speed and agility, and have avoided becoming bogged down by bureaucratic processes and organizational complexity.

  • Digital Strategy for Utilities

    January 31, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Understanding the disruptive forces changing the electricity sector can help executives focus on the most promising opportunities.

  • Post-Holiday Recap and Resolutions for 2018

    January 18, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Retail sales this holiday season rose an impressive 5.6%, far above most predictions. Here are six resolutions for how retailers can invest to carry their momentum into 2018 and beyond.

  • How Robot Taxis Will Change Mobility Over the Next 10 Years

    January 10, 2018 | World Economic Forum

    A silent revolution is arriving on our streets—autonomous vehicles could make up 30% or more of the market by 2030.