Publications

  • New study by Bain & Company and Acumen unveils how to scale adoption of agricultural innovations

    November 18, 2014 | Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Agribusiness | Press release

    In parallel, the report addresses why very few pioneer firms have been able to achieve the scale needed to provide smallholder farmers with access to agricultural products and services that have the potential to increase their yields and pull them out of poverty.

  • Outsourcing can do much more than just cut costs

    June 14, 2010 | Performance Improvement | Forbes.com

    Companies that successfully create and sustain value year after year are rare. Many try to, but a recent study of 2,000 companies over 10 years by our consulting firm, Bain & Company, found that only one in 10 achieved sustained, profitable growth.

  • When offshoring, think functions not factories

    June 07, 2005 | Industrial Machinery | IndustryWeek

    Till Vestring, based in Singapore, directs Bain & Company's (www.bain.com) 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.

  • Strategic sourcing: From periphery to the core

    January 31, 2005 | Organization | Harvard Business Review

    As globalization changes the basis of competition, sourcing is moving from the periphery of corporate functions to the core. Always important in terms of costs, sourcing is becoming a strategic opportunity. But few companies are ready for this shift. Outsourcing has grown so sophisticated that even