Performance Improvement Publications

  • Enabling Trade: Catalysing Trade Facilitation Agreement Implementation in Brazil

    January 22, 2015 | World Economic Forum

    New border procedures in Brazil could generate cost savings of $1.5 billion annually and add $24 billion to Brazil’s gross domestic product.

  • Enabling Trade: Increasing the Potential of Trade Reforms

    January 22, 2015 | World Economic Forum

    Reducing supply chain barriers benefits nations, producers and consumers. World Economic Forum research has determined that the measures to streamline border administration in current agreements are not enough. Improvements in infrastructure, the business environment and market access are also

  • Why Procurement Matters

    January 22, 2015 | Bain video

    Procurement is often a leading cost item, but companies struggle to make the most of the savings opportunity.

  • Molly Kerr: Cost-cutting with no regrets

    December 28, 2014 | Bain video

    Efforts to contain costs don’t have to cause gloom and doom. In the best companies, says Bain partner Molly Kerr, cost programs spur major improvements in operating effectiveness along financial, customer, employee and other metrics. The key is to regularly and aggressively hunt for “no regrets”

  • Joshua Hinkel: Effective sales and operations planning

    December 19, 2014 | Bain video

    In this brief video, Bain Partner Joshua Hinkel explains why the most effective and efficient sales and operation planning links to the company’s strategic decisions about its supply chain.

  • Jason Heinrich: Transforming legal department effectiveness

    December 19, 2014 | Bain video

    Transforming corporate legal departments can increase their effectiveness and add more value to the company. Partner Jason Heinrich explains how in this short video.

  • Gerry Mattios: Enabling trade

    December 19, 2014 | Bain video

    The inefficiencies and choke-points that hobble the global supply chain turn out to be a much bigger factor than government-imposed tariffs in restricting the flow of goods and services across borders, says Principal Gerry Mattios in this short video.

  • Jeff Melton: High-velocity performance system

    December 12, 2014 | Bain video

    Using a High Velocity Performance System®, companies can combine the lean principles, behavioral science and digital technology to boost performance. Jeff Melton, practice leader for Bain's Performance Improvement practice in the Asia-Pacific region, explains how in this short video.

  • Raymond Tsang: Winning with procurement in Asia

    December 07, 2014 | Bain video

    In this short video, Raymond Tsang explains how a world-class procurement process is essential to success in these developing markets.

  • Russ Torres: Capturing the full potential of the supply chain

    December 07, 2014 | Bain video

    Companies have plenty of reasons for neglecting the big questions about their supply chains. In this short video, Partner Russ Torres discusses how companies can design more effective supply chains.