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.

  • 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.

  • Employee Engagement Surveys

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

    In the face of slowing or declining sales, companies often downsize their employee base as a means of cutting costs to boost profitability.

  • 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.

  • Customer Segmentation

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

    Customer Segmentation is the subdivision of a market into discrete customer groups that share similar characteristics.

  • Customer Relationship Management

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

    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a process companies use to understand their customer groups and respond quickly—and at times, instantly—to shifting customer desires.

  • Core Competencies

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

    A Core Competency is a deep proficiency that enables a company to deliver unique value to customers.