Publications

  • Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a Nafta Overhaul?

    August 03, 2017 | Bain Brief

    In the 23 years since adoption of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), companies operating in the US, Mexico and Canada have been designing their supply chains for a trade regime of minimal cross-border barriers.

  • Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a Nafta Overhaul?

    August 02, 2017 | Bain infographic

    In the face of Nafta uncertainty, leadership teams should consider three types of actions that minimize risk.

  • Firm of the Future: Managers and the End of Hierarchy

    July 13, 2017 | Bain video

    Eric Garton, who leads Bain's Global Organization practice, outlines three characteristics that surviving firms will display in the future.

  • Firm of the Future: Workforce of the Future

    July 13, 2017 | Bain video

    Eric Garton, who leads Bain's Global Organization practice, outlines how managers can create a working environment that inspires employees.

  • The Digital Opportunity in Paper & Packaging

    June 12, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Three steps paper and packaging companies can take to become digital leaders.

  • Balancing Cohesion and Volatility in a Chemical Portfolio

    April 06, 2017 | Forbes.com

    Regular portfolio reviews can reduce exposure to volatility and uncover opportunities across the business.

  • The future lies in automation

    April 06, 2017 | Industrial Goods & Services | The Economist | Media mention

    Factories of the future can be summed up in a single image: a hybrid assembly line where shiny Japanese robots are mingling with human workers. Peter Guarraia, a partner with Bain & Company, explains that the big global trend in factory automation is “co-bots”: robots designed to collaborate safely

  • Land and ag companies trade at discount: Bain & Co.

    March 27, 2017 | Industrial Goods & Services | AgriInvestor | Media mention

    Fernando Martins, a partner with Bain & Company, told Agri Investor that characteristics of farm businesses, mainly their small size and infrequent turnover, make it difficult for public markets to value their assets and the investment vehicles tied to them. The Bain report, Before You Go and Buy

  • Global land rush expected to calm as "perfect storm" passes

    March 10, 2017 | Industrial Goods & Services | Reuters | Media mention

    The beginning of the 21st century brought a new wave of corporate farming to the world's fields as lower transportation costs and abundant capital sent investors searching for new land to buy. But the conditions that fueled the global land rush and often violent conflicts over territory are

  • Three Ways That Digital Technology Can Help Chemical Producers

    February 08, 2017 | Forbes.com

    Chemical companies are awash with data that can help them understand their customers, improve operations and create new products and services.