Insights

Innovation through contracting in the oil and gas sector

How contracts with external partners drive innovation in the oil and gas sector

An increasing number of CEOs see innovation as a key lever for growth and critical to achieving sustained competitive advantage across the oil and gas sector. To be more innovative, firms increasingly complement their internal innovation capabilities with solutions, ideas, and technologies from...
Oil & gas, Strategy, Organization & transformation, Technology & innovation management

Dead end approaches for high- sulfur fuels

Refiners’ time window shrinks - they need to act

Demand switch to low-sulfur fuels has been uneven across the globe, but environmental and engine regulations are pressing sulfur specs to extremely low limits. Refiners need to act accordingly since there will not be place to sink high-sulfur fuels anymore.Demand for ultra-low-sulfur on-road fuels...
Oil & gas

Saudi Arabia: World leader in solar power?

Can KSA meet >50% of its electricity demand through solar?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has laid out an ambitious plan to modernize the country and move its economy away from its dependence on oil. A key part of this plan is to begin meaningfully tapping one of the country’s most abundant natural resources: solar power. Already, the Kingdom has...
Utilities & alternative energy

The Breakthrough Incubator

How to rapidly create and launch new step-out businesses

Achieving the revenue growth that markets expect can be challenging, especially when core business growth prospects are limited, or when disruptions or convergence mean that the company has to move into new or unfamiliar areas. Growth by acquisition is expensive, and organic growth is slow and...
Technology & innovation management

When will the electric vehicle dream become a reality?

Insight on the inflection point

Ever since the Government of India made public its intention to electrify all new vehicles by 2030, a sudden wave of excitement has gripped the global automotive industry. Several global and local OEMs in India have begun work on their respective India electric vehicle (EV) strategies. Arthur D....
Automotive, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Loss prevention framework for insurance companies

An innovative approach to measuring and controlling risk

Innovative, homogenous and structured risk valuation approaches have played a unique role in reducing risk exposure and uncertainty surrounding insurance companies. However, market resilience, lack of information and specialty business require a tune-up in subjective and swung risk valuations. A...
Financial services, Strategy, Organization & transformation, Risk

Multi-brand airline groups: A winning approach?

Arthur D. Little analyzes the winning strategies of airline groups for owning and operating multiple carriers

Legacy airlines have long struggled with choosing the best strategy to adopt in the era of hyper-competition, having been faced with i) the rise of low-cost carriers, first in the short-to-medium-haul segment, and now also in the long-haul segment; as well as ii) the natural trend of travelers in a...
Travel & transportation

Analysis of the proposed gas directive amendment

White paper

This report reviews the recently proposed amendment to the Gas Directive, as put forward by the European Commission, which has been submitted to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU in November of 2017.The proposed amendment suggests the extension of the Third Energy Package, to...
Oil & gas

Pharmacovigilance literature review in the age of precision medi

Injecting technology solutions into the literature-review Process

Over the years, pharmacovigilance (PV) processes have involved PV professionals manually going through high volumes of data to identify, assess and report adverse event (AE) information. This set-up will face increasing challenges, as more and more work needs to be done in fixed amounts of time....
Healthcare & life sciences

Finding the needle in the PV haystack

Injecting technology solutions into the literature review process in pharmacovigilance (PV)

Many life science companies are exploring, with limited success, the application of digital technologies to business operations. One area that has failed in recent years to deliver the promised benefits or required quality is the automation of scientific and medical literature review for reportable...
Healthcare & life sciences