Performance Improvement Publications

  • Finding the "X" Factor in Product Design

    April 12, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Using a technique called design-to-X, companies can identify and prioritize the key elements of product design. Finding the X factor helps companies discover what customers truly value.

  • The Potential Effect of Brexit on Supply Chains

    March 29, 2017 | Bain infographic

    A hard Brexit poses significant risks to supply chains. Here is a look at Brexit's potential impact and how businesses can adjust their strategies.

  • Improving Procurement Efficiency - Bain Moscow

    March 09, 2017 | Procurement | Vedomosti

    Даже если компания уже сэкономила на масштабе, резервы для улучшений не исчерпаны.

  • A Smarter Approach to Procurement

    February 24, 2017 | IndustryWeek

    Successful companies achieve greater savings by creating a collaborative partnership between procurement and the business.

  • Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Brexit?

    February 06, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies can limit the negative consequences of a hard or soft Brexit by adopting a different approach to strategy—one that anticipates a number of future scenarios.

  • The Best Companies Don’t Have More Stars—They Cluster Them Together

    February 03, 2017 | HBR.org

    It turns out that what separates the best-performing companies from others is the way they deploy talent.

  • Facebook Live with HBR: Michael Mankins on Unlocking Your Team's Productivity

    February 01, 2017 | HBR.org

    Michael Mankins, coauthor of Time, Talent, Energy, discussed how to combat organizational drag in a Facebook Live session hosted by Harvard Business Review.

  • Crisis Management - Bain Seoul

    January 25, 2017 | Performance Improvement | Maekyung Economy

    There are basically three types of failed companies who mis-react to crisis ahead of time. The first type is when the CEO, or even executives, don’t feel the temperature change of the market fast enough, and by the time they recognize it becomes too late to react.

  • Davos 2017: The New Silk Road

    January 18, 2017 | Bain video

    , an Expert Vice President with Bain's Performance Improvement practice, discusses a new report by Bain, in collaboration with The World Economic Forum, about the effort to restore old trade routes and streamline the transport of goods from Asia to Europe. More Bain at Davos 2017 >

  • Davos 2017: Leadership and Life

    January 18, 2017 | Bain video

    Bain Partner Paul Meehan discusses the importance of authentic leadership in today's world.