Publications

  • Scenario and Contingency Planning

    April 02, 2018 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Scenario Planning allows executives to explore and prepare for several alternative futures. Contingency Planning assesses what effect sudden market changes or business disruptions might have on a company and devises strategies to deal with them.

  • Price Optimization Models

    April 02, 2018 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Price Optimization Models are mathematical programs that calculate how demand varies at different price levels, then combine that data with information on costs and inventory levels to recommend prices that will improve profits.

  • Mission and Vision Statements

    April 02, 2018 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    A Mission Statement defines the company's business, its objectives and its approach to reach those objectives.

  • Internet of Things

    April 02, 2018 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is an expansive network of connected sensors and smart devices combined with advanced analytics to draw insights from the data they produce in order to monitor equipment and improve services.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    April 02, 2018 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Acquisitions occur when a larger company takes over a smaller one; a merger typically involves two relative equals joining forces and creating a new company.

  • Digital Transformation

    April 02, 2018 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Digital Transformations integrate digital technologies into an organization’s strategy and operations.

  • Customer Satisfaction Systems

    April 02, 2018 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Customer Satisfaction Systems grow a business’s revenues and profits by improving retention among its customers, employees and investors.

  • Customer Relationship Management

    April 02, 2018 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a process companies use to understand their customer groups and respond quickly—and at times, instantly—to shifting customer desires.

  • Customer Segmentation

    April 02, 2018 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Customer Segmentation is the subdivision of a market into discrete customer groups that share similar characteristics.

  • Complexity Reduction

    April 02, 2018 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Benchmarking improves performance by identifying and applying best demonstrated practices to operations and sales.