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

Companion diagnostics (CDx) are key to delivering personalized medicine in oncology. However, commercializing CDx products remains a challenge for pharmaceutical companies as it may require touching unfamiliar stakeholders and processes as well as performing a range of incremental activities.

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.

In the late 2000s, the Brazilian Development Bank established Profarma, a program with a line of credit intended to create a Brazilian national super-pharma company. But Profarma did not deliver. This Executive Insights will examine how economic recovery, new regulations and competition will drive the future of Brazil’s pharmaceutical market.

While maximizing shareholder value is an important corporate objective, it is not specific and accountable enough for operating management, who must also know which factors most influence value and which factors can be most easily affected. This Executive Insights presents an approach to increasing performance that will forge stronger links between operating performance measures and shareholder value creation.

In the midst of the continuing uncertainty related to the “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), those with an eye on Medicaid programs are bracing for reduced funding in some form, whether or not they manifest in block (per capita) payments. This Executive Insights examines the range of mechanisms by states to incentivize MCO performance and includes case studies from the District of Columbia, Ohio and South Carolina.

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.

In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Partners Peter Ward and Diogo Silva set out the key challenges facing UK building societies, highlight five possible business models in the sector and provide a road map for strategic review as a foundation for future success.

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.

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.

Airlines have long understood that trust is essential to their relationship with customers. Building trust between traditional competitors does not come naturally. The success of JVs depends on airlines’ ability to construct equitable and flexible partnership arrangements. This Executive Insights cites research and market examples to help airlines seeking to maximize the value of joint ventures.

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