Bain Technology Insights

  • Employment opportunities and challenges in the context of rapid industry growth

    November 09, 2008 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    The wind and wave & tidal industries in the UK face a number of significant barriers to growth. Building on our experience in the renewable energy sector, Bain & Company has focused this analysis on employment and skill-related issues.

  • Getting the e-payments payoff

    May 22, 2008 | Financial Services | American Banker

    The Internet ushered in "frictionless commerce" nearly a decade ago. And yet the vast majority of business-to-business payments—exchanges that total $27 trillion annually—remain stuck in the counting-house age, moving by paper invoices and old-fashioned checks.

  • Lean Six Sigma for the manufacturing industry

    May 19, 2008 | Performance Improvement | Bain Brief

    As a methodology for improving both factory output and quality, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has gained widespread popularity. The approach, which aims to help companies create leaner manufacturing operations and boost product quality to no more than 3.