Performance Improvement Publications

  • Sudarshan Sampathkumar: Operational Performance Improvement in Industrial Companies

    June 23, 2016 | Bain video

    Bain Partner Sudarshan Sampathkumar discusses levers that enable companies to achieve full potential at every stage in the value chain.

  • Building Efficient Organizations

    April 13, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Over the next 12 months, thousands of companies will launch initiatives to make their operations more efficient. They will name a leader and a steering committee, build task forces, assemble project plans, set targets—and make the initiative top priority.

  • Performance improvement amid a lingering downturn

    April 04, 2014 | Performance Improvement | Businessworld

    With India experiencing seven consecutive quarters of sub-5 per cent GDP growth after a dismal third-quarter figure of 4.7 per cent and core sector output falling to 1.6 per cent in January, more companies are looking for out-of-the-box methods to enhance performance, capture growth and reduce

  • Saving to grow: Using procurement to win in Asia

    January 23, 2014 | Performance Improvement |

    Procurement represents the lion’s share—as much as 80%—of overall costs in some industries, and companies like Wal-Mart and Apple have demonstrated that procurement leaders are cost leaders in their industries, with a clear edge over rivals. Nowhere is the pressure to improve procurement as intense

  • Companies think procurement costs are outside their control—they are not

    June 07, 2013 | Performance Improvement | The Economic Times: Corporate Dossier

    The strong headwinds of declining GDP growth and weak industrial output are focusing managers' thinking once again on the need to improve efficiencies and cut costs.

  • How global telcos can profit from India's wireless experience

    March 19, 2011 | Telecommunications | Bain Brief

    As many wireless telecommunications operators around the world reach saturation points in consumer penetration, they fear hitting a growth wall. These companies face mounting competition, declining average revenue per user (ARPU) and steeply rising costs.

  • Managing in the age of global uncertainties

    August 25, 2010 | Performance Improvement | Mint

    As the global economy emerges from the depths of the Great Recession, a lot of attention naturally focuses on trying to anticipate the speed and strength of the rebound. Some forecast a quick snap-back, driven by years of pent-up demand.

  • Cash is not only king, it's strategic

    September 22, 2009 | Corporate Renewal | The Economic Times

    Companies that manage cash and liquidity aggressively, and use the data that come with it to gain forward visibility, have a big advantage in facing headwinds, say Ashish Singh and David Sweig.

  • India managers more upbeat during crisis than China's

    July 22, 2009 | Performance Improvement | Mint

    A Bain and Co. global survey shows that less than 40% of Indian managers think their decisions are guided by short-term financial considerations instead of long-term strategies.

  • For cost reduction, streamline support services

    April 01, 2009 | Performance Improvement | Mint

    When cost reduction becomes a priority, one of the first places executives look for savings is general and administrative (G&A) expenses-the cost centres that provide front-line support and back-office functions such as finance, information technology and human resources.