Publication Spotlight

In this insightful yet practical book, L.E.K. Consulting's Alan Lewis and Dan McKone articulate a mindset that helps leaders recognize and capitalize on the substantial opportunities for growth that are often hidden in plain sight, at the edge of the core business.

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Special Report

How should CEOs of global industrials respond to critical challenges rooted in slow growth, disruptive technologies, unforeseen competitive threats and the impact of the Industrial Internet of Things? New special report provides a comprehensive analysis.

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Thought Leadership

What will the transition to a Trump administration mean for the healthcare industry’s key constituents? While experts of all stripes are asserting predictions, they are typically long on speculation and short on evidence. In a moment of political uncertainty, it is most useful to know which issues and stakeholder “tensions” to watch closely. This Executive Insights will highlight some of these questions.

Cybersecurity is a key concern today for businesses around the globe. There is no shortage of advice, however most focus is on IT risk, with little attention paid to the broader, strategic causes and implications. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting partners Clare Chatfield and Larry Verge recommend a holistic approach to cybersecurity that addresses both the technology and people-based risks.

As today’s consumer brand leaders assess their strategic options, it’s always tempting to “think bigger” — but it’s not always the best way achieve and sustain long-term growth. This Executive Insights examines the merits behind “thinking small” and cites multiple successes of consumer brands that are winning big with this approach.

Remarkable advances in genomics technologies bring the promise of extraordinary changes in healthcare — and some of those changes are arriving now. What’s unfolding are nine trends that we think will shape the life sciences markets in this accelerating genomics revolution.

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Business models that were cornerstones of our economy over the past century — the taxi industry (vs. Uber), the TV industry (vs. OTT services like Netflix) — are already suddenly starting to look questionable within a very short period of time. In this Executive Insights, London partner Ashish Khanna discusses how companies should think about evaluating projects and products, and how equity investors can value companies in this new world of disruptive technologies.

What do 7.5-oz Coke “mini cans,” Heinz “Fridge Fit” ketchup bottles and Campbell’s Ready-to-Serve soups have in common? All are food-packaging innovations borne out of consumer demand, as well as customers’ willingness to pay extra for unique features and benefits that have ultimately led to profitable bottom-line growth in flat or declining categories.

While grocery penetration of private-label products has stagnated in recent years, there are a number of compelling reasons that lead L.E.K. Consulting to believe the next wave of private-label growth actually might be right on the horizon. This Executive Insights takes a closer look at the significant opportunities for retailers, private-label manufacturers and branded consumer packaged goods companies seeking to catch the next wave of growth in private-label products.

The constantly changing relationship between online and offline retail channels is making the task of store network planning more than challenging than ever as retailers strive to maximize profit margins. In this Executive Insights, London partner Jonathan Simmons explains how sophisticated network planning tools and advanced data analytics can help retailers to plan effectively and achieve greater profitability.

Becoming an outcome-centric organization is arguably one of the most important strategic decisions a company can make. In this Executive Insights, we focus on how foodservice equipment manufacturers can work strategically across marketing and sales, product development, pricing, and after-sales support teams to meet the needs of their customers in becoming outcome-centric.

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