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Rethinking Independents

How the US’s role as an exporter shifts the strategies of independent operators

To survive and thrive, independent US operators must position themselves for long-term value creation through new business models that consider the risks and opportunities of excess production and delivery to global markets.The development of shale oil and gas production in the US has been truly...
Oil & gas

The sixth sense of risk

Building foresight to navigate the emerging risk landscape

Today’s executives face an increasingly uncertain risk landscape. The business environment exposes organizations to greater vulnerabilities, more complex dependencies and less predictable competition than ever before. At the same time there is intensifying pressure and expectation on the CEO’s...
Risk

Transforming business resilience

Implementing key risk indicators

The risk landscape of the modern business environment is constantly evolving, and companies need to maintain continuous oversight to deal with key risks that could threaten their businesses. Over the past decade, a number of highprofile corporate crises, many directly attributed to failures in risk...
Risk

Airport digital transformation

From operational performance to strategic opportunity

In the context of sustained growth in air travel, rapid advancements in digital technology and ongoing cost pressures in the global aviation sector, Arthur D. Little has conducted a research study to examine the potential for digital technology to reduce total airport operating costs.What the study...
Travel & transportation

Proposed Gas Directive amendment and the EC-Gazprom settlement

Could the proposed amendment compromise the progress made in the settlement

During the spring of 2018, after seven years of deliberations, the European Commission concluded its investigation of Gazprom regarding alleged abuse of its market position in Central and Eastern European gas markets. The outcome is a finely crafted settlement setting out rules and guidelines for...
Oil & gas

Gas Directive amendment and relations with third countries

What would the need for new or renegotiated agreements mean in practice?

The proposed amendment to the EU Gas Directive aims to extend EU Internal Gas Market legislation to import pipelines from third countries. This would mean imposing third-party access, ownership unbundling, transparency and EU-regulated tariffs on infrastructure outside the boundaries of the...
Oil & gas

Time for a pivot

Going it alone has proven to be neither faster nor further

The cloud is the playing field of the digital economy. However, most financial services companies have only been able to scratch the surface. Working within its existing operating practices and vendor ecosystem, it seems impossible to look beyond the lowest-hanging fruit. We make the case that it...
Technology & innovation management

The Lebanon municipal solid waste crisis

Insights into long-term solutions

Most developed countries have established solid waste management practices to deal with different types of waste in economical and environmentally friendly ways, including industrial and hazardous waste, medical waste, construction and demolition waste, agricultural waste, waste-water sludge and...
Public services, Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Breakthrough Incubator

Rapidly creating and delivering new step-out business

New growth outside the core business is at the top of the CEO agenda for many companies in mature sectors. Our Breakthrough Incubator service is a unique and powerful model for creating and delivering new step-out businesses. Using this approach Arthur D. Little (ADL) acts as lead delivery partner...
Technology & innovation management

Capacity effect of autonomous vehicles

Impact of autonomous vehicles on the capacity of traffic

Arthur D. Little conducted a real-world simulation analysis that demonstrates that switching to totally autonomous vehicles dramatically reduces urban congestion, but that a mix of human and robot drivers actually increases traffic jams. The micro-simulation was based on a major intersection in...
Automotive, Strategy, Organization & transformation