Performance Improvement Publications

  • Supercharging Zero-Based Redesign

    September 14, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Automation and decision-making technologies are evolving rapidly, expanding the potential of a clean-slate approach to cost reduction.

  • A Smarter Approach to Digital Operations - Bain Moscow

    September 05, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Диджитал-дилемма: с одной стороны, откладывание инвестиций в модернизацию операционной деятельности приводит к росту рисков, а с другой — ставка не на ту IT-тенденцию может обойтись не менее дорого

  • A Smarter Approach to Digital Operations

    September 05, 2017 | Bain Brief

    As the leadership team at a consumer products company debated its digital strategy, two opposing views emerged. To stay competitive, some argued, the company needed to invest several hundred million dollars to automate its existing network of large regional plants.

  • Engaging Employees with Zero-Based Budgeting

    August 26, 2017 | Khaleej Times

    Zero-based budgeting is becoming popular among companies, but many have not fully appreciated the benefits of it.

  • Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a Nafta Overhaul?

    August 03, 2017 | Bain Brief

    In the 23 years since adoption of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), companies operating in the US, Mexico and Canada have been designing their supply chains for a trade regime of minimal cross-border barriers.

  • Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a Nafta Overhaul?

    August 02, 2017 | Bain infographic

    In the face of Nafta uncertainty, leadership teams should consider three types of actions that minimize risk.

  • Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a NAFTA Overhaul?

    July 30, 2017 | HBR.org

    Leadership teams can limit the negative consequences of a possible NAFTA withdrawal and currency moves by adopting an approach that anticipates several future scenarios.

  • Thomas Kwasniok: Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Brexit?

    July 28, 2017 | Bain video

    Thomas Kwasniok, a partner with Bain's Performance Improvement practice, shares three types of actions executives can take to limit risk and prepare for the outcome of Brexit.

  • Cost Reduction for Utilities in a Zero Load-Growth World

    July 26, 2017 | Bain Brief

    North American utilities will need to cut $15 billion, about 20% of operations and maintenance costs, over the next 5 years to meet their commitments to investors.

  • How to Deal with "CAVE People" Who Stand in the Way of Change

    July 25, 2017 | Managing Change Blog

    How do you deal with employees who not only dig in their heels when they learn about a change program, but also encourage colleagues to resist, too?