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McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 11, 2019

Accelerating the impact from a tech-enabled transformation
Industrial companies that follow a comprehensive playbook can capture more than twice as much value as organizations focused on technology alone.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 11, 2019

Chemicals and capital markets: Searching for a way back to the winner's podium
Chemicals have lagged in global capital markets since early 2018. The industry needs a new set of value drivers to win back investors' interest.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 11, 2019

Getting the right care to the right people at the right cost: An interview with Ron Walls
At face value, the problem is simple: Getting the right care to the right people at the right cost—but anyone who has touched or worked in the industry knows that it's a lot more complicated. As part of our series looking at productivity, Dr. Ron Walls, COO at Brigham Health discusses the opportunities to improve healthcare productivity—and the steps that leaders could be taking today to improve healthcare delivery.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 08, 2019

Reboost: The changing powertrain component market and how suppliers can stay competitive
New research on the potential developments of 28 powertrain component markets suggests the shifts that are coming—and suppliers should start preparing for them now.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 07, 2019

Resilience in chemicals: How to prepare for the next downturn
Economic downturns take their toll—and chemical companies are no exception. Here's what resilient companies did to outperform their peers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 07, 2019

Consumer-data privacy and personalization at scale: How leading retailers and consumer brands can strategize for both
Customer concerns about the security and privacy of their online data can impede personalized marketing at scale. Best-practice companies are building protections into their digital properties.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 07, 2019

Answering society's call: A new leadership imperative
How do transparency, empathy, and meaning work in practice?

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 07, 2019

Turn slow-moving inventory into fast profits
For industrial-services organizations, slow-moving inventory can be a drag on financial performance. Why not transform it into a profit booster?

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 07, 2019

Why industrials should pursue a tech-enabled transformation now
Shifting market dynamics and rising competition compel industrial companies to overhaul their organizations to harness technology.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 07, 2019

Will robots take your job before you even graduate?
Workers aged 18 to 34 hold almost 40% of the US jobs that could disappear due to the automation in the next decade, write Liz Hilton Segel and Susan Lund in Quartz.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 06, 2019

What do we do about the biases in AI?
AI can help humans with bias, but only if humans are working together to tackle bias in AI, write James Manyika, Jake Silberg, and Brittany Presten in Harvard Business Review.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 06, 2019

Beyond the Rubicon: Asset management in an era of unrelenting change
North American asset managers face unprecedented challenges. In order for the industry's position to stay the same—earning premium growth, profitability, and valuation—everything will need to change.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 06, 2019

Bias busters: Avoiding snap judgments
When making important business decisions, it's critical to put first impressions aside and explore the facts.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 06, 2019

How Chinese airlines can brace for impending turbulence
The coming years could prove challenging for Chinese airlines, which are already battling economic losses. They should focus on five opportunities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 06, 2019

Rethinking public-sector contract negotiations to secure value for taxpayers
Key negotiation practices can result in significant cost savings in public-sector procurement.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 06, 2019

Insights into better integrated eligibility systems
Implementing integrated eligibility systems can be fraught with challenges, making it difficult for states to claim success. However, there are five observations they can use to ensure triumphant future execution.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 05, 2019

‘Don't be the villain': Niall Ferguson looks forward and back at capitalism in crisis
The roots of discontent with global capitalism run deep, according to the historian. By looking back, business leaders can get a clearer view of what's coming.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 04, 2019

A primer in resilience: Maximizing value beyond earnings
Empowering the finance organization to take decisive action to strengthen the balance sheet is critical to achieving organizational resilience.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 04, 2019

Driving value creation through G&A: Five ways to rethink your approach
General and administrative (G&A) costs are usually the first target for cuts. But they can actually be hidden sources of value for companies that know where—and how—to look.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 04, 2019

IT modernization in insurance: Three paths to transformation
Insurance companies can reap significant benefits from overhauling their core IT systems. Deciding which approach to choose depends on a range of considerations.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 04, 2019

Pivoting to modular construction: An interview with Mark Skender
Achieving a fully integrated modular construction offering relies on pragmatic leadership and a people-first culture.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 01, 2019

Working together to tackle the UK housing crisis
Encouraging UK governments and construction companies to scale modern methods of construction can help address concerns over diminishing housing as well as prepare the emerging workforce to manage it.

McKinsey Quarterly
Nov 01, 2019

The pursuit of excellence in new-drug development
Innovations in biomedical sciences and technology fuel the opportunity to transform R&D for new-drug development holistically—500 days faster, better tailored to patient needs, and 25 percent cheaper.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 31, 2019

How the British Army's operations went agile
Military commanders have had to change the way they operate in the field. Corporate executives should take note.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 31, 2019

Breaking the mold: The construction players of the future
The engineering and construction industry, long berated for lagging behind in terms of digitalization, is picking up steam. New business models are changing the game.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 31, 2019

Building agility in the British Army's headquarters
Three leaders from British Army headquarters lay out what it took to bolster agility and flexibility in its operations.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 31, 2019

A conversation about the future of Asia
Asia will account for more than half the global economy by 2040. What opportunities and risks lie ahead as "the Asian century" unfolds?

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 30, 2019

Navigating the EU rail-market liberalization
The European Union's liberalization of the commercial long-distance passenger-rail market will have sizable impact for both operators and investors, potentially benefiting the entire rail industry.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 29, 2019

Auctioning of Indian mining leases—the next disrupting factor in the iron ore market?
A closer look at the lease auctioning process in India suggests a potential shift in the country's iron ore trade position.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

Alternative proteins and the future of meat
Four McKinsey experts share what they see—and foresee—in the evolving meat and protein market.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

‘It's our job to evolve with consumers': Tyson Foods on alternative protein
Justin Whitmore is the head of alternative protein for one of the world's largest meat companies. In this interview, he shares his views on the future of food.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

Changing the game: A conversation with Katerra's Michael Marks
As Katerra strives to digitally disrupt the construction industry and "productize" the way we build, CEO Michael Marks discusses lessons learned and aspirations.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

Eliminating roadblocks to Accelerated Performance Transformation
A three-step Accelerated Performance Transformation can help industrial, technology, and consumer companies obtain benefits that eluded them in the past.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

Ensuring resilience and the strategic imperative: A conversation with Kevin Laczkowski
A strategic transformation that focuses on resilience will allow a company to adapt to changing economic scenarios.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

Five Fifty: Innovating bold
Want a more innovative company? Check your aspirations—and your willingness to make tough

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

Managing industrials' commodity-price risk
Industrial companies can hedge an ever-increasing number of commodities, but effective hedging requires a comprehensive approach.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

Insights into China's dynamic auto market from Daimler's Hubertus Troska
In this interview with Daimler's board member responsible for Greater China, Hubertus Troska discusses changes in the market and how his company has upped its game in the premium-car segment.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

How digital and advanced analytics can boost growth in Asian insurance
Asian insurers have achieved remarkable growth in recent years, but disruptors are looming. To maintain their momentum, these insurers must ramp up their digital and advanced analytics capabilities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

Small plant, big protein
Could a tiny aquatic vegetable become the primary source of protein for millions of people worldwide? An Israeli start-up believes so.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

The future of insurance claims
Four McKinsey partners describe their Claims 2030 vision.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

The future of packaging
McKinsey experts expect tomorrow's packaging to be smart, personalized, and reusable.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 28, 2019

The power and potential of AI in insurance claims
Githesh Ramamurthy, chairman and CEO of CCC Information Services, shares his views on the future of claims.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 25, 2019

The mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs
The CEO's job is as difficult as it is important. Here is a guide to how the best CEOs think and act.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 25, 2019

Sustaining the base: A new focus in shale's quest for cash
Production from shale wells declines quickly, but operators can cushion the fall. Sustaining base production is often the best use of capital, a quick way to generate cash, and a key pillar for producers seeking to transform their operations.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 25, 2019

Reinventing the CFO for the digital age
Digitization raises the demands on CFOs, along with the scale and influence of the role. How should finance chiefs reinvent?

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 25, 2019

Focusing on customers and team mind-sets to deliver growth
The key to achieving sustainable growth at Danone is a strategy focused what customers want and building up a growth mind-set within the business.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 24, 2019

Setting the bar for global LNG cost competitiveness
By 2035, unmet LNG demand could reach 100 to 140 MTPA. With more than 100 pre-FID projects totaling over 1,100 MTPA in contention to meet this demand, how can operators improve their competitive position?

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 24, 2019

Modular construction: Priorities for real-estate developers
Real-estate developers are in prime position to lead the shift to modular construction. Crafting their product strategies and supplier partnerships are good places to start.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 24, 2019

The innovation commitment
To catalyze breakthrough growth, leaders must set bold aspirations, make tough choices, and mobilize resources at scale.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 24, 2019

What you need to know about women at work
Around the world, women are paid at lower rates and wages than men and are less likely to be promoted. They also tend to work in different sectors. The implications are everyone's business.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 23, 2019

Unlocking Africa's $100 billion public-finance opportunity
African governments face stagnant tax revenues and rising public debt. Yet they have wide scope to reform tax systems and improve spending efficiencies. Across Africa, public-finance transformation could deliver $100 billion a year in new revenues and savings.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 23, 2019

Unlocking the full power of automation in industrials
The automation of nonphysical core processes is an often-overlooked source of value in industrials.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 23, 2019

Pricing: The next frontier of value creation in private equity
Few PE firms systematically focus on pricing transformations, though such programs can create substantial value. Here's how pricing value can be captured at any stage in the deal cycle.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 23, 2019

Early strategic assessment: A conversation with Kevin Laczkowski
By plotting strategy early in a strategic transformation, companies avoid making precise plans for the wrong future.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 22, 2019

Digital transformation: Improving the odds of success
Most digital transformations don't yield the benefits that leaders expect. New research shows that five practices maximize the chance of extraordinary outcomes.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 22, 2019

China auto consumer insights 2019
Here's what you need to know to navigate the road ahead in the world's largest auto market.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 22, 2019

A new approach to Accelerated Performance Transformation
New technologies are transforming industrial, technology, and consumer companies. How can they improve their margins and growth while funding innovation?

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 21, 2019

Global banking annual review 2019: The last pit stop? Time for bold late-cycle moves
As growth slows, banks across the globe need to urgently consider a suite of radical organic or inorganic moves before we hit a downturn.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 21, 2019

Key success factors in a strategic transformation: A conversation with Kevin Laczkowski
Leadership plays a critical role in building conviction and commitment for a sustained strategic transformation.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 21, 2019

The role of academic-based health systems: An interview with Catherine Jacobson and Thomas Zenty
Catherine Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, and Thomas Zenty, CEO of University Hospitals, explain how their academic medical centers and academic-based health systems are finding their niche in the healthcare ecosystem. As these centers develop, how do changing consumer expectations and social determinants of health change their vision for the future?

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 21, 2019

The next wave of consumer M&A: Executing for value
New research on recent mergers shows that leading companies follow disciplined playbooks to extract maximum value.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 21, 2019

The next wave of consumer M&A: Searching for growth
M&A has become more difficult of late. Consumer-goods companies need to rediscover why acquisitions succeed.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 17, 2019

The numbers behind successful transformations
Crunching the numbers on transformations suggests good news for companies that go broad, move fast and renew often, prioritize health, and keep stretching their aspirations.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 17, 2019

Managing a moonshot: Keeping large industrial projects on track
Smarter capital expenditure management can save large industrial companies up to 25 percent on every project.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 17, 2019

Fashion's new must-have: Sustainable sourcing at scale
Sustainable sourcing is fast becoming a top priority for fashion companies. A survey of sourcing executives reveals ambitious targets—and highlights the transformation needed.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 16, 2019

How women can help fill the oil and gas industry's talent gap
New research identifies why women fail to advance—and suggests what the industry can do about it.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 16, 2019

Reviving innovation in Europe
Innovation is of fundamental importance for Europe's economic and social system. These five paths could build on its strengths and help the continent regain its competitive edge.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 16, 2019

The role of strategy in a transformation: A conversation with Kevin Laczkowski
A holistic approach to transformation ensures that a company is positioning itself for long-term success.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 15, 2019

Women in the Workplace 2019
Five years in to our research, we see bright spots at senior levels. But companies need to focus their efforts earlier in the pipeline to make real progress.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 15, 2019

Has Southeast Asia taken a firm grip on the nickel value chain?
A closer look at the future of the nickel market considers the role of ore exports from Southeast Asia.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 15, 2019

Five Fifty: Fast and modular
Want to move faster, fly higher, and generally perform like a top technology company? Try the modular approach to platforms.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 14, 2019

Building operational excellence in higher education
The example of one university shows the potential value in transforming administrative operations.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 14, 2019

How private equity can maximize value in US financial services
The industry may be on the cusp of a new and less forgiving era. Private owners can take steps now to get ready.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 14, 2019

The coming of AI Spring
Artificial intelligence can generate tremendous value for us all, if policymakers and businesses act swiftly and smartly to capture its full benefits and mitigate the inevitable risks, write James Manyika and Jacques Bughin in Project Syndicate.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 11, 2019

Unlocking the value of digital operations in electric-power generation
To stay competitive in electric-power generation, gas- and coal-powered plants need to improve fuel efficiency and performance. A digital-enabled operational transformation allows them to do so.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 11, 2019

Managing your external supply system for innovation
To accelerate innovation, more companies are turning to outsiders for help—especially their suppliers. Getting supplier innovation to work means rethinking incentives, relationships, and management.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 11, 2019

Rethinking the renewable strategy for an age of global competition
Renewable-based power generation is rising. As the market evolves, what will it take to succeed, and what kinds of players will win?

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 11, 2019

Fit for the future: The common challenges facing healthcare systems—and how to meet them
Across the developed world, health systems must adapt to aging populations, changing patient needs, and advances in technology that could both reduce costs and revolutionize clinical care.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 10, 2019

Smarter, faster asset allocation for more coverage at lower cost
With careful planning, the latest technologies mean businesses can grow their asset bases without growing their cost bases.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 10, 2019

How smart platforms can crack the complexity challenge in project industries
Modular platform strategies—originally developed and used by high-volume automotive players—can drive value in complex, project-based industries as well. Here's what you need to know.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 10, 2019

Unlocking private-sector financing in emerging-markets infrastructure
Three levers can help governments and development finance institutions increase private-sector financing for infrastructure, narrowing some of the sector's largest investment gaps.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 10, 2019

Transform the whole business, not just parts
In a business, the parts link together and compose the whole. And so to improve the whole, you must improve the parts—right?

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 10, 2019

The race for cybersecurity: Protecting the connected car in the era of new regulation
The car industry's digital transformation exposes new cybersecurity threats. Learn what OEMs can do to protect their cars and customers from hackers.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 10, 2019

Why your next transformation should be ‘all in'
Increase the odds of a successful business transformation by going "all in"—combining five big moves to improve your company's performance and portfolio.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 09, 2019

What's next for semiconductor profits and value creation?
Semiconductor profits have been strong over the past few years. Could recent changes within the industry stall their progress?

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 09, 2019

Transforming infrastructure operations for a hybrid-cloud world
Despite the rapid growth of public-cloud adoption, internal-infrastructure teams are well positioned to add unique value. But they'll need to change their approach and evolve their service.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 09, 2019

How Prudential Financial is tackling the future of work
Prudential Financial vice chairman Rob Falzon discusses the criticality of people to digital growth, how Prudential is preparing its workforce for the future, and partnerships with the education sector.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 09, 2019

How Singapore is harnessing design to transform government services
Singapore has put design at the heart of its public sector improvement initiatives—making it a potent source of learning for other governments.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 08, 2019

The climate risk you may not be thinking about
The most significant risk from climate change in the near term is not from a future of extreme weather — we know it is coming — but whether we have adapted to an increasingly volatile present, write Dickon Pinner and Jonathan Woetzel in GreenBiz.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 08, 2019

Automation and economic disparity: A new challenge for CEOs
The automation age could widen economic disparities between high-growth cities and struggling rural areas, thus affecting where companies hire, invest, and locate.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 08, 2019

The risk-based approach to cybersecurity
The most sophisticated institutions are moving from a "maturity based" to a "risk based" approach for managing cyberrisk. Here is how they are doing it.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 07, 2019

Scotiabank's chief risk officer on the state of anti-money laundering
Daniel Moore talks about finding bad guys, creating good money, and everything in between.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 04, 2019

The future of work in black America
Research shows that automation trends may be widening the racial wealth gap. This article reveals possible interventions that may help African American workers prepare for the future.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 04, 2019

How to harness technology for growth in South Africa
Digitisation and automation could result in a net gain of up to 1.2 million jobs in South Africa by 2030. But if companies don't act swiftly to take advantage of the opportunities these technologies present to drive innovation and growth, the country will suffer.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 04, 2019

A Nobelist on government's role, the power of ideas, and how to measure progress: An interview with Paul Romer
"Ideas mean that we can have sustained economic growth, and we will not only have more stuff but be better people."

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 04, 2019

How companies can seize opportunity in Vietnam's growing retail market
Vietnam's economic stability and growing middle class create an attractive retail environment. Companies need to embrace three key trends to translate the opportunity into profitable enterprises.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 04, 2019

Value over volume: Shale development in the era of cash
Despite rising production, most US shale producers are showing negative free cash flow. To improve capital efficiency, they need to optimize development strategies for economic value, not volume.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 03, 2019

Focusing on culture to drive growth
Embracing a growth mind-set and working with customers to develop innovative new products has been the recipe for growth at Amcor.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 03, 2019

Bioelectronics ‘jump-start' the next wave of device therapeutics
Blurring the lines between pharmaceuticals and medical technology, cybermedicine has the potential to become a pillar of medical treatment and play a key role in the future of medtech innovation.

McKinsey Quarterly
Oct 03, 2019

The Asianized world has arrived
By 2040, Asia is likely to generate more than 50% of world GDP, and could account for nearly 40% of global consumption, write Jonathan Woetzel and Jeongmin Seong in Project Syndicate.

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