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Becoming a Next Practice Business

How to apply the strategy and management practices of creative disruptors to transform established businesses

Everyone knows the real world is complex. And everyone knows the digital era has created a level of uncertainty, disruption and possibility that has never been seen before. And yet management culture embedded in some of the world’s largest companies merely serves to artificially simplify the real...
Digital problem solving

Innovation through contracting in the oil and gas sector

How contracts with external partners drive innovation in the oil and gas sector

An increasing number of CEOs see innovation as a key lever for growth and critical to achieving sustained competitive advantage across the oil and gas sector. To be more innovative, firms increasingly complement their internal innovation capabilities with solutions, ideas, and technologies from...
Oil & gas, Strategy, Organization & transformation, Technology & innovation management

Dead end approaches for high- sulfur fuels

Refiners’ time window shrinks - they need to act

Demand switch to low-sulfur fuels has been uneven across the globe, but environmental and engine regulations are pressing sulfur specs to extremely low limits. Refiners need to act accordingly since there will not be place to sink high-sulfur fuels anymore.Demand for ultra-low-sulfur on-road fuels...
Oil & gas

Saudi Arabia: World leader in solar power?

Can KSA meet >50% of its electricity demand through solar?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has laid out an ambitious plan to modernize the country and move its economy away from its dependence on oil. A key part of this plan is to begin meaningfully tapping one of the country’s most abundant natural resources: solar power. Already, the Kingdom has...
Utilities & alternative energy

The Breakthrough Incubator

How to rapidly create and launch new step-out businesses

Achieving the revenue growth that markets expect can be challenging, especially when core business growth prospects are limited, or when disruptions or convergence mean that the company has to move into new or unfamiliar areas. Growth by acquisition is expensive, and organic growth is slow and...
Technology & innovation management

When will the electric vehicle dream become a reality?

Insight on the inflection point

Ever since the Government of India made public its intention to electrify all new vehicles by 2030, a sudden wave of excitement has gripped the global automotive industry. Several global and local OEMs in India have begun work on their respective India electric vehicle (EV) strategies. Arthur D....
Automotive, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Virtual Power Plants – At the heart of the energy transition

Increased competition and ongoing consolidation: A survival game for aggregators? Opportunities for utilities and investors?

Energy utilities are evolving towards greater reliance on flexibility to respond to an increasing supply-and-demand imbalance. In that context, the role of aggregators has become predominant in optimizing electricity generation and demand through virtual power plants (VPPs) and complementing...
Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy, Organization & transformation

The Future of Mobility 3.0

Reinventing mobility in the era of disruption and creativity

The mobility landscape is being completely reshaped, and urban mobility poses a massive challenge to metropolitan authorities and businesses as well as great opportunities. The global demand for passenger mobility in urbanized areas is set to double by 2050. Meanwhile, the number of individual...
Travel & transportation

Loss prevention framework for insurance companies

An innovative approach to measuring and controlling risk

Innovative, homogenous and structured risk valuation approaches have played a unique role in reducing risk exposure and uncertainty surrounding insurance companies. However, market resilience, lack of information and specialty business require a tune-up in subjective and swung risk valuations. A...
Financial services, Strategy, Organization & transformation, Risk

Multi-brand airline groups: A winning approach?

Arthur D. Little analyzes the winning strategies of airline groups for owning and operating multiple carriers

Legacy airlines have long struggled with choosing the best strategy to adopt in the era of hyper-competition, having been faced with i) the rise of low-cost carriers, first in the short-to-medium-haul segment, and now also in the long-haul segment; as well as ii) the natural trend of travelers in a...
Travel & transportation