Publications

  • The Future of Car Sales Is Omnichannel

    September 13, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Auto makers and dealers must change their sales and operating models to meet the needs of car buyers as they shift to buy online.

  • Amazon's Whole Foods Price Cuts Brought 25% Jump in Shoppers

    September 11, 2017 | Retail | Bloomberg | Media mention

    If Amazon was willing to break even at Whole Foods, it could reduce prices across the board by as much as 15 percent, according to an estimate by Mikey Vu, a partner and grocery expert with Bain & Company.

  • Will your next new co-worker be a robot? Automation is hitting office jobs in Chicago

    September 09, 2017 | Advanced Analytics | Chicago Tribune | Media mention

    When it comes to automating white-collar jobs versus blue-collar, "technology is colorblind," said Chris Brahm, a partner with Bain. "If it's something that's relatively routine it gets automated."

  • What Separates Marketing Leaders

    September 08, 2017 | Bain infographic

    With consumers increasingly using smartphones to make buying decisions, companies have an opportunity to capture the "magic" of the medium.

  • Front Line of US Healthcare 2017: The State of Medtech

    September 07, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Buying medical equipment has become more collaborative between surgeons and procurement.

  • Why Leading Medtech Companies Are Putting Customers Ahead of Products

    September 07, 2017 | Bain Brief

    The leadership team at a global technology company had to move fast. Its products were losing market share as customers switched to integrated solutions. Worse, clients cited the company’s lack of responsiveness as a main reason for switching.

  • Are You Picking the Right Wallet?

    September 07, 2017 | Bain Snap Chart

    It’s critical to understand each customer’s total potential spending by the relevant product category.

  • Bundling equipment purchases saves providers money and improves care

    September 07, 2017 | Healthcare | Modern Healthcare | Media mention

    Providers that are rapidly growing their footprint have an opportunity to expand their vendor relationships and streamline their capital acquisition process, said Julie Coffman, a partner with Bain & Company. That can facilitate better usage patterns, reducing training requirements, taking less

  • United Technology merges with Rockwell Collins

    September 07, 2017 | Airlines & Transportation | The Economist | Media mention

    Airlines are moving production in house-- resulting in a consolidating supply chain, says Jim Harris, a partner with Bain & Company. Gaining scale gives suppliers clout with their customers and with their own supply chains.

  • How Leading Companies Build the Workforces They Need to Stay Ahead

    September 06, 2017 | HBR.org

    Leading companies are taking three steps to attract new talent and widen their lead over rivals.