Performance Improvement Publications

  • Five Questions to Shape a Winning 3-D Printing Strategy

    July 20, 2015 | Bain Brief

    3D printing has demonstrated it can deliver “complexity for free”. That leads to improvements in product functionality and a potential cost advantage in making complex parts. To reap the benefits requires setting a 3D printing strategy that’s right for a company’s individual circumstances, then

  • Winning with 3D printing

    July 20, 2015 | Bain infographic

    How additive manufacturing—popularly known as 3-D printing—can help companies rethink product design.

  • Complexity management - Bain Seoul

    June 22, 2015 | Performance Improvement | Maekyung Economy

    Complexity creates headaches and management issues, yet we see companies inadvertently create complexities in their organizations that are highly dysfunctional and downright ineffective.

  • How Transport is Changing in China

    June 22, 2015 | World Economic Forum

    As rapid urbanization transforms China’s urban mobility landscape, car owners are increasingly forced to contend with deteriorating driving conditions and tighter regulations, making car ownership in these large urban areas more expensive and less convenient and safe—hence, less attractive.

  • Tackling Complexity: How to Create Simple and Effective Organizations

    June 17, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Executives consider excess complexity to be a top concern. It proliferates as a natural consequence of success and left unchecked, it can hurt growth. Top-performing companies keep their organizations as simple as possible, rooting out complexity where it hides.

  • Operational Performance Improvement in Industrial Companies

    June 16, 2015 | Bain Brief

    By simplifying operational procedures and focusing the product ranges, companies can reduce complexity and increase revenue while reducing costs.

  • Decision Rights Tools

    June 10, 2015 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Decision Rights Tools help companies to organize their decision making and execution by setting clear roles and accountabilities and by giving all those involved a sense of ownership of decisions: when to provide input, who should follow through and what is beyond their scope.

  • Big Data Analytics

    June 09, 2015 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Big Data Analytics enables the rapid extraction, transformation, loading, search, analysis and sharing of massive data sets.

  • Disruptive Innovation Labs

    June 09, 2015 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Disruptive Innovation Labs foster disruptive innovations—high-risk, high-return breakthroughs that often start at the bottom of a market but eventually displace established competitors.

  • Satisfaction and Loyalty Management

    June 09, 2015 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Loyalty Management tools grow a business's revenues and profits by improving retention among its customers, employees and investors.