Bain briefs and books

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Betting on Zero-Based Budgeting's Trifecta

    October 17, 2016 | Bain Brief

    The popular budget initiative can improve cost performance, but truly effective zero-based budgeting also energizes employees and spurs growth.

  • Unearthing the Hidden Treasure of Procurement

    October 12, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Companies that think differently about procurement strike a rich vein of savings.

  • Organizations Don't Change Behavior, People Do

    August 04, 2016 | Bain Brief

    How to inspire employees at all levels to want to change in a time of transformation.

  • The Intangible Benefits of a Digital Supply Chain

    April 13, 2016 | Digital | Bain Brief

    Does your digital supply chain serve your strategy, add value for existing customers or open the door to new ones?

  • Good Sales and Operations Planning Is No Longer Good Enough

    April 13, 2016 | Bain Brief

    High-performance S&OP can stop last-minute surprises, eliminate the underlying sources of harmful variability and unlock topline growth.