New Industrials Imperatives

L.E.K.’s John Goddard and Carol Wingard discuss findings from a new special report: “New Imperatives: Why Global Industrials Must Shift Strategic Priorities” where CEOs of major global industrial firms discuss how they’ll respond to critical challenges rooted in slow growth, disruptive technologies, unforeseen competitive threats and the impact of the Industrial Internet of Things. Watch now to learn more about why global industrials must shift strategic priorities or potentially get left behind.

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Special Report

Global pharma companies face growing uncertainty over changes to Japan’s drug pricing system. The market is moving away from a system that has historically provided relatively favorable pricing and access to one that is likely to be more value-oriented and restrictive. New special report summarizes the issues, proposes possible future states and highlights imperatives for the pharmaceutical industry to adapt to the changing reality of the Japanese market.

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Thought Leadership

UnitedHealthcare’s recently announced acquisition of Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) represents the latest signal that the $30 billion ambulatory surgery center (ASC) segment is moving to the forefront of the rapidly evolving healthcare market. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting looks at the various factors favoring further share gains for these value-oriented care facilities.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is forecasting global profits for the airline industry of approximately $30 billion in 2017,* down from a peak of roughly $36 billion in 2016E given an uptick in expected fuel costs. With this backdrop, L.E.K. sees the next five years as critical for airlines to continue their transition from subsistence to sustainability via investments in both product and customer-facing services.

French retailers have focused on pricing for too long and have lost track of other key components of in-store client satisfaction. In this Executive Insights L.E.K. explores the three core components of a winning in store customer experience strategy

With growing income, Chinese consumers have been demanding higher standards with regard to safety, health and quality of life. Benefiting from the rapid growth of such needs, the Chinese cold chain market has grown at over 20% p.a. over the past five years. Persistently increasing demand for fresh food and drugs will continue to drive growth in the cold chain industry. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. examines each stage of the value chain and identifies the “hot” spots for investing in China’s cold chain.

The market for personalized nutrition programs looks promising. These programs present an alternative to conventional, one-size-fits-all strategies by utilizing information about an individual’s genetic and metabolic characteristics to design a bespoke plan comprising specific foods and supplements. This Executive Insights examines the conditions favoring further expansion of an already vibrant field.

In this Executive Insights London partners Peter Ward and Ashish Khanna look at the evolution of the Lloyd’s markets and the position of Lloyd’s today, and explain why the current environment presents an exciting time for ambitious mid-tier players.

The U.K.’s ageing population offers huge potential for the wealth management market. However, in order to capitalise on the opportunity, providers need to adjust their service offerings, engagement models and products to better suit the market and increase the take-up of advice. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. set out four key actions to address the wealth management advice gap.

The building products and materials industry has watched the dislocation of consumer markets by digital disrupters like Amazon, ASOS and Uber, and is nervous about the shape and speed of the digital threat coming its own way.

The ongoing transformation of traditional healthcare has compelled providers to restructure practice locations, medical affiliations and processes in order to maintain profitability without ceding market share, care quality or convenience. In this Executive Insights, we look into current outpatient trends and highlight a number of “hot topic” practices that come up for discussion frequently.

Our recent survey of sports fans in the U.S., examined market shifts in viewership and fandom. In Part 2 of this Executive Insights series, we identify specific strategies, from new broadband-delivery services to fantasy and eSports, that have the potential to boost engagement particularly among Millennial consumers, with the goal of making digital services a larger part of the sports ecosystem.

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