Industrials Insights

Volume XIX, Issue 62 | October 27, 2017 | By: Peter Walter

The agribusiness industry is undergoing a period of considerable change across numerous fronts. In this Executive Insights, we examine nine key trends that are driving transformation within the industry.

Volume XIX, Issue 60 | September 20, 2017 | By: Eric Navales

U.S. industrials have been facing a number of challenges over the past year and a half, resulting in slow end-market growth. They are also grappling with evolving value chain dynamics, a continuing stream of new technologies, and uncertainty about some of the regulatory and policy moves of the new administration. Where should U.S. companies be focusing their efforts?

Volume XIX, Issue 58 | September 18, 2017 | By: Robert Haslehurst, Alan Lewis

There’s no doubt that over the long term, autonomous vehicles (better known as self-driving cars), combined with electrification and shared mobility, will have a massive impact on society. This Executive Insights examines three key challenges to commercializing the first fully self-driving vehicle.

Volume XIX, Issue 51 | August 3, 2017 | By: Tom Diplock, Peter Walter

In this Executive Insights Tom Diplock, Peter Walter and Harpreet Singh explain how industrial companies can leverage their data and new analytical possibilities to seize the advanced analytics opportunity, and set out four key building blocks to ensure they create the right strategy.

Volume XIX, Issue 46 | July 13, 2017 | By: Chris Kenney, Matt Korsch

One common theme that we hear as we speak to executives industrial companies is the enormous challenge they face in achieving growth. This Executive Insights examines how industrial companies can employ an Edge Strategy® mindset to create incremental profits by presenting customers with additional offers that surround the core product or service that defines their business.

Volume XIX, Issue 38 | June 20, 2017 | By: Paulo Vandor

Economic recovery, regulatory updates and the need to upgrade Brazil’s existing terminals are turning port terminals into attractive opportunities for investors. This Executive Insights examines why the timing is right for port infrastructure investment in Brazil.

Investment Spotlight | May 25, 2017 | By: Matt Korsch, Eric Navales

A confluence of factors, including rising global demand and recently announced production cutbacks by OPEC, is expected to provide a tailwind for the currently rebounding oil and gas industry. In this Investment Spotlight, we explain how the market’s current pace of recovery points to potentially attractive growth opportunities for well-positioned companies.

Volume XIX, Issue 32 | May 16, 2017 | By: Thilo Henkes, Alan Lewis

Brand owners seeking successful marketing strategies in a highly competitive marketplace are increasingly turning to digital printing to produce innovative packaging designs. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting looks at if, when and how digitally printed packaging could change the game across labels, cartons, flexible pouches and corrugated containers. Digital printing has the potential to transform the packaging industry, but it will be a marathon, not a sprint.

Volume XIX, Issue 31 | May 15, 2017 | By: Helen Chen

Industrial gases have been dubbed the “blood of the industrials market” and play an important role in China’s national economy. However, given the current economic downturn, slowdown in growth and excess capacity reduction, investors may be hard-pressed to determine where new investment opportunities and growth prospects lie. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting assesses investment opportunities in this market.

Volume XIX, Issue 19 | March 9, 2017 | By: Geoff Parkin

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.