Performance Improvement Publications

  • 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 Asian companies can beat the recession

    October 27, 2008 | Performance Improvement | BusinessWeek Online

    As the financial crisis spreads across the globe, businesses are recasting plans to deal with uncertainty. Recessions tend to shuffle the deck: When business slows, the opportunities to make mistakes or take advantage of weaker players increase.

  • Multinationals can learn from Chinese companies

    January 23, 2007 | Fundamentals of Growth | China Daily

    But unlike their regional counterparts, Chinese companies have mostly done away with sequencing, instead condensing three phases into one. It took Japanese and Korean firms on average 25 years to reach global leadership; Chinese companies will achieve this in 10 to 15 years.

  • Manager@Work: The fulcrum for growth

    September 24, 2006 | Complexity management | The Edge

    Asia is enjoying rapid growth, with Malaysia and other Southeast Asian economies on track for gross national product increases of 5% or more for the year.

  • Keeping up with your customers

    September 02, 2006 | Customer Loyalty | The Edge

    Ford's recent ranking as the highest in customer satisfaction in a recent industry survey in Malaysia is clearly good for the company. But kudos in surveys do not always translate to superior business performance.

  • B for Asia financial sector

    January 17, 2002 | Financial Services | The Business Times (Singapore)

    Capital adequacy is generally up across the region and some of the worst banking debacles (remember Bangkok Bank of Commerce!) have largely been addressed.

  • Merger mania set to affect dotcoms

    June 30, 2001 | Performance Improvement | Revolution

    Amidst the rubble of Asia's short-lived tech boom, hundreds of under-capitalised start-ups are still struggling for survival. For many, the logical end game is to merge with better-capitalised competitors or strategic investors.

  • Ready Or Not, the On-Line Revo Hits Asia

    June 21, 1999 | Strategy | The Wall Street Journal Asia

    There are still many executives in Asia who feel that perhaps, just perhaps, the Internet won't affect their business. They are dumbfounded that Amazon.com could already have the market capitalization it took Walmart 27 years to achieve, that eBay trades at over 300 times its revenue per share.

  • Broadband Services - Success Second Time Around

    March 31, 1999 | Strategic Due Diligence | Global Telecoms Business

    Broadband services are back at the financing trough -this time with their hunger for growth financing backed by adequate consumer and small business demand. Global capital markets will be asked for more than $100 billion of broadband network construction funding over the next three to five years.