Executive Insights

Volume XVI, Issue 32 | September 19, 2014 | By: Michael Connerty, Carol Wingard Criteria in Determining Location of Manufacturing Facilities Importance of Shale Gas by Industry Uses of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) by Industry Factors Hindering U.S. Manufacturing from Achieving Growth

In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Managing Directors Michael Connerty and Carol Wingard discuss five critical themes that are playing out across several manufacturing industries. One thing is clear — optimism about the future of U.S. manufacturing is relatively buoyant, as 68% of the executives surveyed agreed that U.S. manufacturing will experience accelerated growth in the next five years. L.E.K. discusses the trends in U.S. manufacturing and whether a renaissance is really on the rise.

Volume XVI, Issue 31 | September 18, 2014 | By: Michael Connerty, Nicole Mooljee Damani Most Urgent Needs by Hospital Decision Makers Mapping Operational Performance to Growth Challenges

The medical device industry can be credited with numerous examples of improving healthcare delivery and enhancing the quality of life for many patients. However, the changing healthcare environment is contributing to several growth challenges for these MedTechs. Increasingly, OEMs are focused on operational excellence to help combat shrinking growth rates and margins. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Managing Directors Michael Connerty and Nicole Mooljee Damani address the four largest growth challenges for MedTechs.

Volume XVI, Issue 30 | September 9, 2014 | By: Nicole Mooljee Damani, Massimiliano Rubin

L.E.K.'s Executive Insights "Beyond The Product: Service Expansion Opportunities for MedTechs" outlined the possibilities for expanding into broader services, given hospitals' need for cost containment and integrated support. Now, L.E.K. MedTech Partners Nicole Mooljee Damani and Massimiliano Rubin give their perspective on the dynamics of this sector in Europe.

Volume XVI, Issue 29 | September 4, 2014 | By: Andrew Allum, Owen Hazell Variables Tested and Included in Marketing ROI Calculation (Example) Isolation of Factors Influencing PCT Revenue (Indicative Example)

In this Executive Insights, L.E.K partners Andrew Allum and Owen Hazell present a proven solution to the common Passenger Transport Companies (PTCs) marketing challenge - lack of funding. By accurately filtering out non-marketing factors and deploying a high degree of analytical rigor in the ROI calculation, L.E.K. successfully shows a clear relationship between marketing expenditure and revenue generation.

Volume XVI, Issue 28 | July 9, 2014 | By: Martin Pilkington, Geoff Parkin The Four Key Elements of Innovation Best Practice Minimum Loveable Product Approach Innovation Cycle of an Online Travel Retailer

In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting examines exactly how digital specialists handle innovation and what separates them from competitors who struggle to achieve such fast innovation cycle times.

Volume XVI, Issue 27 | July 2, 2014 | By: Thilo Henkes, Martin Bundschu The sustainable packaging market is segmented into three categories

Sustainable packaging is now a $27 billion market and growing at nearly 4% annually across three distinct segments: reusables, recyclables and degradables. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting examines the sustainable packaging market, its three segments and the drivers of these packaging trends to find out who will be the winner in sustainable packaging.

Volume XVI, Issue 26 | June 11, 2014 | By: Simon Horan, Peter Walter, David Ogilvy Generator Full Potential (GFP) Value Driver Tree (subset shown) Identifying Systemic and High Cost Unplanned Offloads Client Outcomes

L.E.K. Consulting has worked with baseload coal-fired generators to help drive transformation with significant results. Through our experience we have developed a robust transformation approach – "Generator Full Potential" (GFP). GFP addresses the full suite of improvement levers for generators, covering both cost efficiency (operating and capital costs) and availability optimization. Moreover, it ensures the sustainability of results through building the necessary supporting management practices, systems and performance management regimes.

Volume XVI, Issue 25 | June 10, 2014 | By: Alex Evans, John Westwood Current devices and future ones

In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting's Alex Evans and John Westwood offer a framework for understanding how the market for wearable wellness technology will mature – from a snapshot of current, passive activity trackers to a vision of FDA-approved tools to manage specific health conditions.

Volume XVI, Issue 24 | June 9, 2014 | By: Alex Vadas, Sue St. Sure The key to personalized medicine is data The ways in which two oncology networks are building a personalized approach

Personalized oncology--matching patients with treatments based on measurably objective characteristics--promises to transform cancer treatment, and be the test case for personalized medicine, more broadly. But for those seeking the payoff of longer and better lives for cancer sufferers, as well as the potential competitive advantages and economic gains in a vast and growing market, significant obstacles remain. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting outlines the major barriers to realizing the vision of personalized oncology.

Volume XVI, Issue 23 | June 8, 2014 | By: Remy Ossmann, Jon Weber Areas Where Restaurant Chains Can Find Value-Creating Opportunities L.E.K.’s Four Stage Process for Evaluating Restaurant Chains’ International Expansion Strategies Examples of How Market Features Dictate Preferred Entry Strategy

Value-creating opportunities for growth in home markets for casual dining restaurants may be limited, but there is real potential for success overseas. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K.'s Remy Ossmann and Jon Weber set out the case for international expansion.