Performance Improvement Publications

  • IT Marketing in China: How to Master the Channel

    January 24, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Multinational companies are finding that the key to regaining the ground they've lost to homegrown competitors is to develop a dynamic channel strategy.

  • How to Breathe New Life into Life Insurance

    January 17, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Life insurers can reinvigorate themselves by setting bold goals, attacking legacy costs and investing in technology to drive a step change in efficiency and an improved customer experience.

  • New Bank Strategies Require New Operating Models

    May 15, 2017 | Bain Brief

    It’s high time for banks to shake up creaky structures and ways of working—and time is running short for responding to incursions by nonbank technology firms.

  • Are Global Insurers Too Big to Succeed?

    November 30, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Large insurers are able to reduce costs and accelerate growth if they address the heart of the problem: their complexity.

  • Digital Opportunities for Chemical Producers

    August 10, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Executives in the chemical industry, awash with digital possibilities, need to identify and focus on those that will help them meet customer needs.

  • Rethinking Supply Chains in the Asia-Pacific Region for Global Growth

    April 08, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Asia-Pacific’s over-stretched supply chains won’t help companies support the next wave of global growth in a vastly different cost environment. Fully 70% of supply chain executives interviewed agree that their supply chain is now a top management priority, but only half believe their organization

  • How conglomerates flourish in Southeast Asia

    November 21, 2014 | The Edge

    Conglomerates in Malaysia and the rest of Southeast Asia not only outperform conglomerates in developed markets but also deliver higher shareholder value than companies in the region that focus on a single business.

  • Removing the Trade Obstacles

    August 05, 2014 | Jakarta Post

    Globally, up to 1.3 billion tons of food are lost or wasted each year because of unnecessary trade barriers, and hunger is a dramatic consequence.

  • What does fourth-generation procurement look like?

    April 24, 2014 | Performance Improvement | Bangkok Post

    As we mentioned in the first column of this two-part series, our candid interviews with 60 executives throughout Asia-Pacific helped us see where they feel they are lagging in procurement capabilities at a time when such mounting pressures as cost volatility make it more important than ever to

  • Why procurement needs an overhaul in Asia-Pacific

    April 08, 2014 | Performance Improvement | Bangkok Post

    Procurement represents the lion’s share—as much as 80%—of overall costs in some industries such as automobiles, textiles and electronics. Yet the vast majority of executives readily admit their companies rely on procurement capabilities that are no better than those of their competitors or are