automotive quarterly – q42017

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Operational Excellence (Englisch)

Vermögensverwalter, die weltweit Kundengelder investieren, brauchen aufgrund unterschiedlicher legaler oder technischer Gewohnheiten in den verschiedenen Ländern exzellente Operations zur Verwaltung Ihrer Einlagen. Arthur D. Little bietet einen fünfstufigen Ansatz zur Entwicklung einer geeigneten...
Operations management

Exzellenz in Working Capital Management

Forderungen rasch einzutreiben, Vorräte gering zu halten und diese schnell umzuschlagen sowie Zahlungsziele für Lieferanten möglichst lang zu gestalten - diese Stellhebel des so genannten Working Capital Management sind in der unternehmerischen Praxis grundsätzlich bekannt: Primäres Ziel dabei ist...
Operations management

How to manage portfolio companies when the economy is down

Strategies to Turn an Economic Slump to Portfolio Companies’ Advantage

Management summary The current U.S. economic environment has profoundly hurt companies of all sizes and ownership structures. Rising raw material costs, driven by volatile commodity prices and rising supply chain costs, have crippled EBITDA margins. Adding to the pain, companies...
Private equity

The accidental distressed investor

Optimizing investment recovery

Management Summary As the credit and economic crisis deepens, many investors aresuddenly finding themselves in possession of assets or portfolio companies that are closing in on default scenarios.Managerial under-performance and over-leveraged balance sheets coupled with the economic...
Private equity

Arthur D. Little

Breakthrough enablers

Arthur D. Little is the first management consulting firm in the world. While we have invented management consulting, we have very much remained focused on innovation, and believe the current times are extremely exciting, as we are entering an era in which success will be predicated on...