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Volume XVIII, Issue 30 | August 9, 2016 | By: Peter Smith L.E.K.'s Seven Step Dynamic Performance Management Process Metrics that Reflect How the Business Really Works Economic Framework to Model Future Cash Flows Critical KPI Identification KPI Prioritization Matrix Data Capture Process and New Supporting Technologies

There are only a few KPIs which have a large influence on profitability – but defining and understanding how they interact with each other can be difficult. L.E.K. has developed a Dynamic Performance Management tool which can help businesses to address this problem and improve profitability by more than 30%.

Volume XVIII, Issue 20 | June 3, 2016 | By: Peter Debenham, Jeremy Wheatland Factors influencing the future oil prices Workforce capability sustainment strategy Cross-functional improvement levers of an enhanced sourcing strategy

It may not feel like it, but amid the continuing slump in the price of oil, companies servicing the oil and gas industry have a golden opportunity to enhance their competitive position and maximize their advantage when the price recovery occurs. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. presents a three-part strategy to address both the challenges and the opportunities of a world in which lower oil prices are the norm.

Volume XVII, Issue 27 | August 18, 2015 | By: Manny Picciola, Peter Walter, Maria Steingoltz Committed Consumers’ Willingness to Pay by Food Category Purchasing frequency by food category Commitment prevalence by food category and generation

L.E.K. conducted a consumer study to identify what motivates their food purchases and how committed they are to buying specialty foods. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. outlines the implications for Big Food and agribusiness resulting from the tectonic shift that consumer behavior has taken, and how they can meet the soaring demand for more specialty food options.

Volume XVI, Issue 40 | November 24, 2014 | By: Vassilis Economides, Manny Picciola, Simon Horan The Four Dimensions of Strategy Activation The Strategy Activation Roadmap

Typically, organizations have adopted a traditional two-stage approach which separates a strategy’s theory from the practice of its implementation. However, this approach is not appropriate for most modern organizations and increases the cost of strategic change, while reducing its chances of success. L.E.K. partners Vassilis Economides, Manny Picciola and Simon Horan explain why the traditional two-staged approach is no longer fit for purpose, and present an alternative solution: the "strategy activation" approach.

Volume XVI, Issue 15 | April 23, 2014 | By: Peter Walter, Chris Kenney, Carol Wingard World population growth by region Estimated number of active global agribusiness funds by asset class & Global private placement in the agribusinesses total number of deeds Global agricultural value chain profitability by segment

In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting discusses the recent major trends in agribusiness investment as well as the most promising current agribusiness investment areas, including value chain integration and technology and biotech. The near term future is likely to be a period of great change, and many attractive opportunities exist for investors. However, the winners will be those who invest in sound, value-creating strategies given the shifting industry landscape. 

Volume XVI, Issue 12 | April 3, 2014 | By: Peter McKelvey Relative Attractiveness Continuum

In this Executive Insights, President of L.E.K.’s Americas Practice Peter McKelvey lays into a five-step process for effective scenario planning.