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.

  • Amit Sinha: Winning with procurement in Asia

    November 05, 2014 | Bain video

    Amit Sinha, a partner in Bain's Performance Improvement practice, explains how 4th-generation procurement techniques can help companies meet savings goals.

  • 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

  • Winning with procurement in Asia

    December 11, 2013 | Performance Improvement | Bain Brief

    Companies have set aggressive targets to squeeze cost savings from procurement, but a Bain study finds that many executives feel ill-equipped to meet those goals. Just as the need to improve has never been greater, they're saddled with insufficient processes and under-developed talent. Fortunately,

  • 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.

  • Outsourcing can do much more than just cut costs

    June 14, 2010 | Performance Improvement |

    Companies that successfully create and sustain value year after year are rare. Many try to, but a recent study of 2,000 companies over 10 years by our consulting firm, Bain & Company, found that only one in 10 achieved sustained, profitable growth.