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Food contamination: Understanding and preventing risks

A structured approach to fostering food safety and defense

Globalization and increasing legislative complexity have brought high levels of market pressure to food companies, hampering production and supply chain management. Companies are urged to develop risk-based management frameworks to prevent notable losses and protect their reputations and licenses...
Consumer goods & retail, Risk

Can food and beverage leaders find their footing?

A new approach yields faster, lower-risk innovation

New growth outside the core business is at the top of the CEO agenda for many companies in mature sectors. Large food and beverage companies are in a race to increase the “rate of change,” deploying a variety of strategies to stay flexible, broaden their product portfolio, and keep their brands...
Consumer goods & retail, Technology & innovation management

The Breakthrough Incubator

How to rapidly create and launch a new step-out business

Creating a new step-out business is not easyAchieving the revenue growth that markets expect can be challenging: growth by acquisition is expensive, and organic growth is often too slow and incremental. Therefore, a key priority for global corporations is to improve performance in breakthrough...
Consumer goods & retail, Public services, Technology & innovation management

The Breakthrough Incubator - how to create and rapidly

Despite businesses focusing their efforts on improving breakthrough innovation performance, many still fail to create sustainable new businesses of scale. The Breakthrough Incubator model, a new approach built on radical collaboration across the innovation ecosystem, covering the entire process...
Consumer goods & retail

Food & Beverage in Spain

Consumer shifts will unlock further growth

Changes are occurring in the food & beverage industry regarding consumers providing opportunities to unlock growth.In Arthur D. Little, we summarize them in four key trends:Demographic Variations. The importance of the segment of the elderly, a segment in which much of the purchasing power is...
Consumer goods & retail

Markteintritt in Schwellenländern

die Entscheidung, neue Märkte in schnell wachsenden Schwellenländern zu erschließen, erfordert eine umfassende Bewertung der Marktstrukturen, Kundenanforderungen, lokalen Konkurrenten und potenziellen Geschäftspartner entlang der Wertschöpfungskette. Ein gemeinsames Merkmal vieler Wachstumsmärkte...

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. However looking deeper, adequate measurement of procurement success is a big issue...
Consumer goods & retail, Operations management

Marketing & Sales Excellence in the Crisis

Reduce costs without jeopardising sales generation capabilities

Chief executives are preparing their companies for worst-case scenarios and at the same time gearing up to emerge in a strong position once the crisis has passed. This climate provides an excellent opportunity for forward-looking marketing and sales leaders to optimise their cost bases, while at...
Industrial goods & services, Consumer goods & retail

The Hidden Value In Your Accounts Receivable

The hidden value in accounts receivable - how to use 3rd party services

First-class accounts receivable management increases a firm’s value. Overlooked by many companies, reducing accounts receivable by use of 3rd party services, is a value creation lever frequently addressed by private equity owned companies. 3rd parties offer a wide range of services, from debt...
Industrial goods & services, Consumer goods & retail

Manufacturing Network Concentration

Now Could Be the Time to Act

Manufacturing networks drive unnecessary costs, capital and obstruct service if not aligned with products, sales and production technology. Historic events and organisational heritage often lead to manufacturing networks that are not optimal from these perspectives. Although companies are often...
Industrial goods & services, Consumer goods & retail