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Rethinking Cost Efficiency In Power and Gas Retail

The increasingly competitive landscape in power and gas retail is driving utilities to improve efficiency through cost reduction. Most companies have implemented traditional cost-cutting programs.

Process Safety Management

Are your Facilities as Safe as you Claim?

Effective safety management still remains a significant challenge to many operators in the process industry. From our strategic safety reviews and independent process safety management (PSM) system audits, we continue to detect significant weaknesses in PSM performance that are unknown to the...

Risk

Mega-Aviation Cities' Project

In the context of rapid growth in world air traffic and increasing connectivity, the airport industry stands at the cornerstone of its brief history.

The Struggle for Survival

Helping automotive dealers in enhancing business profitability through effective operational practices

The last years the European automotive industry has faced an unprecedented downturn dramatically impacting sales volumes and profit margins both at OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and automotive retailers' level.

Automotive

China’s Automotive Market

A Bumpy Ride Ahead? – How automotive OEMs can plan for a smoother journey

China has become one of the most important markets in the world for the automotive industry. Multinational companies have identified significant business opportunities but are they fully aware of the challenges and risks associated with the Chinese market?

Automotive

Worldclass Purchasing

Central results from the "Purchasing Value Excellence" (PVE) study

The global financial and economic crisis appears to have pulled out of its low point. An economic turnaround is expected in 2010.

Consumer goods & retail Operations management

Procurement Performance Measurement

What CFOs expect from measuring Procurement Success

Procurement excellence is increasingly becoming an important factor in delivering efficient operations within successful companies. On the surface, effectively measuring procurement performance is not rocket science.

Consumer goods & retail Operations management

Operational Performance Excellence

Die Finanzkrise wirkt sich auf alle Branchen aus. Unternehmen müssen jetzt zügig reagieren, um die negativen Auswirkungen sinkender Nachfrage und begrenztem Zugang zu Kapital zu umgehen.

Operations management

Money's not all banks buy

Strategic Supplier Management for Financial Services Organisations

Purchasing, as a rule, is not part of a bank or insurance company’s core business. As a result, financial services organisations often underestimate both the risks associated with purchasing and the advantages of managing suppliers and product groups in a systematic way.

Financial services Operations management

Capital efficient chemical companies

Outperformers in a changing environment

Cash is king in business, and during a downturn it becomes the main concern of every company.

Chemicals