FIGHTING BUREAUCRACY - SUSTAINABLE REDUCTION OF CORPORATE COMPLEXITY
Under the umbrella of ‘functional excellence’ almost all companies have pursued major, mostly successful efficiency programs. Functional cost went down, standardization increased, automation went up. Also, speed and flexibility of internal support functions to react to changing business needs have improved. So are we all there yet?
Attack of the Nonbanks - Agenda for the New Banking Economy
Thousands of new FinTechs have shot out of the ground, and they don’t limit themselves to payment transactions anymore; they are competing directly with the core business of traditional banks...
Cost Out - How to successfully cut costs
Global competition forces companies to optimize their cost structures – even those companies that did not have to worry about price-oriented competitors in the past due to their superior technologies and outstanding product characteristics...
Lean 4.0 - Ensuring Sustainable Functional Excellence
PLANNING 4.0 - Mobilizing Potential in the Planning Process
The evolution of corporate planning has been characterized over the last decade by more attention to detail, new planning tools and extended planning horizons. The increased complexity that this brings with it, however, today impedes companies‘ ability to act and quickly react in a volatile market environment.
Why Own It? Separating Ownership from Operations with Capital Light
The low interest rates and excess liquidity in the market have reached unprecedented levels. Institutional investors are desperately searching for alternative investments. At the same time, several industries face a significant need for investment but operate at a relatively high cost of capital.