Executive Insights

Volume XIX, Issue 70 | November 21, 2017 | By: David Bishop, David Ferrarin

Amazon will launch its Australian platform in late 2017. In this Executive Insights, we share perspectives on the key factors and impact mitigation strategies for retailers.

Volume XIX, Issue 69 | November 4, 2017 | By: Bill Frack, Andrew Garibaldi

Through over-reimbursement and under-reimbursement, Medicare Advantage — the first real “retail” health insurance market of scale — has consistently penetrated the Medicare marketplace over the past 20 years. This Executive Insights looks at factors behind the continued growth Medicare Advantage enrollment.

Volume XIX, Issue 68 | November 3, 2017 | By: Simon Horan, Tim McGrath, Peter Smith, Aubry Pierre

It’s the moment when the rubber hits the road: You have made the strategic choices, or refreshed your operating model, or set ambitious performance improvement targets. It is time for action, but regardless of the choices you’ve made, it all comes down to the critical question of how best to activate change. Frankly, what is the best way of “getting stuff done”?

Volume XIX, Issue 67 | November 2, 2017 | By: Peter Ward, Diogo Silva Write-off rates on lending to UK individuals Market value of prime vs. non-prime car finance in 2015 Relative attractiveness of banking products in terms of opportunity size, risk, capital requirements and political / regulation risk

Challenger banks and specialist lenders are cautious as big banks return to lending areas they had previously left at the onset of the financial crisis. However, as L.E.K. explains in this Executive Insights, there are still many sustainable opportunities available for them, provided they take some crucial steps to ensure their ongoing success.

Volume XIX, Issue 65 | November 1, 2017 | By: Aubry Pierre, Simon Horan, Tim McGrath The six steps required to transform strategy into action Diagnostic analysis of capability development priorities

Many companies find turning strategy into action very challenging, not because of a weakness in the strategy itself, but because the organization is not aligned to, or focused on, its success. In this Executive Insights L.E.K. identifies six critical steps organizations need to take to transform strategy into action and delivery.

Volume XIX, Issue 64 | October 31, 2017 | By: Aubry Pierre, Remy Ossmann

In this Executive Insights Partners Aubry Pierre and Remy Ossmann set out their Five Pillars framework, an integrated and holistic model developed to help companies transform their pricing strategy and delivery processes, enabling them to become more profit-focused in their approach.

Volume XIX, Issue 63 | October 30, 2017 | By: Karin von Kienlin

In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting explores the factors that separate success from failure in European M&A, and reveals three key findings that are essential to achieving successful M&A transactions.  

Volume XIX, Issue 62 | October 27, 2017 | By: Peter Walter Key trends transforming the agribusiness sector Growing investment in AgTech spans three main segments Increasing focus on purchasing clean-label foods Composition of U.S. agricultural exports

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 61 | October 12, 2017 | By: Maria Steingoltz, Alex Evans Personalized beauty is at the convergence of four major trends Next-generation personalized beauty market

The cluttered field of health and beauty products has a new kid on the block: personalized beauty. This emerging area offers an alternative to “one size fits all” offerings. Players in this space use information gathered on a person’s genetic composition and lifestyle choices to design products that best meet the customer’s specific needs.

Volume XIX, Issue 60 | September 20, 2017 | By: Eric Navales The evolution of a sales model Potential responses to the impact of disruptive technology

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?