Publications

  • David Schottland: Portfolio Strategy for Chemical Companies

    November 22, 2017 | Bain video

    Chemical companies who are trying to put together a coherent portfolio should focus on strategy-sharing and volatility when making important portfolio decisions.

  • Nate Anderson: Accelerating Digitalization in Chemicals

    November 21, 2017 | Bain video

    Bain Partner Nate Anderson explains that as executives plan their strategy for optimizing the digital potential, they can ask themselves three questions in order to act quickly and be successful.

  • Chinese investment in US crude pipeline could be 'new model' for energy exports

    November 06, 2017 | Industrial Goods & Services | S&P Global | Media mention

    A deal between a foreign oil and gas company and U.S.-based private equity is unusual. Beyond this, according to Whit Keuer, a partner with Bain & Company, the integrated value chain makes the prospective China deal particularly competitive.

  • 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