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Identifying new growth frontiers in Indian passenger vehicle mark

Building a case to develop an online platform leveraging used-car sales data to penetrate tier-three cities in India

India may be the third-largest passenger vehicle market by 2020, clocking 5 million units in annual sales. A strong demand, growing market and a thriving supplier ecosystem have attracted several players in the Indian passenger market in the last 8 years, the most recent being Jeep and Kia Motors....
Automotive

The rapid growth of bike sharing in China

The explosive growth of the bike sharing business in China, and the implications for new mobility

With significant venture capital injected, bike sharing has been booming rapidly in China since the second half of 2016, and already looks to be impacting the future development of the urban mobility ecosystem. Arthur D. Little considers the market dynamics and competition landscape, as...
Automotive

Digital platforms in freight transportation

A true industry disruptor?

The wind of change is blowing strongly in transportation & logistics. Digitization is in full swing: it is opening a whole portfolio of new opportunities to reduce costs, differentiate product offerings and redefine business models. Digital freight platforms are driving the transformation. The...
Travel & transportation, Strategy, Organization & transformation

In praise of perpetuity

National oil companies manifesto

Perpetuity is every national oil company’s mission. Their articles of incorporation proclaim that they must toil for future generations. While international operators can wander from one country to the next according to the circumstances and various regulatory frameworks of producing countries,...
Oil & gas

Unlocking GigaWorld Innovation

GigaApps in a GigaWorld

The GigaWorld is defining a new internet cycle, with additional network requirements The second cycle of the internet is reaching maturity. Today’s internet – and its enabling applications such as e-mailing, web browsing and video streaming – require asynchronous and/ or one-way near real-time...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Innovation in the Indian life insurance industry

Improving customer retention through predictive analytics

Predictive analytics provides the necessary tools to Indian life insurance companies to improve customer retention, optimize business processes and improve profitability.In India, there are 24 life insurance companies. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), a Government of India-owned...
Financial services, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Digital Lean Management

Unlock potential and achieve next performance levels

Unlock potential and achieve next performance levelsSuccessful companies have achieved outstanding performances by incorporating Lean Management at the center of their corporate transformations. At the same time, the potential of digital technologies to transform performance has become widely...
Operations management

Digital workplace

The foundation of the digital organization

Reshaping the workplaceDigitalization brings radical changes for all organizations, independent of industry and size. The competitive landscape is transforming, as existing business models face disruption and traditional value chains disintegrate. In their stead, new value networks are emerging, in...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy, Organization & transformation

Energy hand in hand with telco

Is a wave of merging electric utility and telco assets imminent?

Liberalization of telco and energy sectors incentivized traditional telco and energy companies to look for new revenue sources beyond their traditional business scope. Telco companies have started to sell energy, gas and heat while energy companies often offer telco services. Simultaneously, we...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Utilities & alternative energy

The digital (r)evolution of data models

From a product-centric data model towards a “connected” and true customer orientation

Across industries the digitalization changes the way how real world is represented in company data structures. Product or channel orientation is being replaced by customer centricity:Truly customer centric data view of relevant data objects (One customer withan individual service portfolio of many...
Technology & innovation management, Digital company transformation