Boston Consulting Group

Strategic cost savings differ from cutting costs

Thursday, May 9, 2024 · Brian Straight
When the term cost control gets tossed around, it often means layoffs. But a strategic approach to controlling costs is more effective and can often strengthen organizations, argues Boston Consulting Group’s Laura Juliano.

40% of procurement leaders ignoring sustainability, study reveals

Thursday, April 4, 2024 · Brian Straight
Many procurement professionals are ignoring sustainability initiatives as they battle pressure to control spend.

Supply Chains Facing New Pressures as Companies Seek Cost Savings

Friday, March 15, 2024 · Brian Straight
A Boston Consulting Group survey of global executives found a majority are targeting supply chain and manufacturing costs as the biggest areas to achieve cost savings in 2024.

Can Data Solve Retail’s Goldilocks Problem?

Thursday, January 11, 2024 · Bridget McCrea
Retailers are notorious for either having too much or too little stock, but new technology and data collection may be the answer to getting inventory just right.

The Shift from China is Leading to India

Friday, November 17, 2023 · Amy Wunderlin
India has seen a 44% increase in exports to the U.S. as American companies looking to diversify their supply chains turn away from China.

Accenture Makes 2 Deals, Acquiring Reverse Logistics, Procurement Firms

Friday, November 3, 2023 · Brian Straight
Accenture has made two acquisition announcements this week, announcing the intention to acquire procurement firm The Shelby Group and reverse logistics specialists OnProcess Technology.

DispatchTrack report finds operational costs, inflation, inventory continue to vex supply chain

Thursday, June 8, 2023 · Brian Straight
A new survey conducted by DispatchTrack found that operational costs, inflation and inventory concerns remain challenges for supply chains, but there is plenty of optimism for the remainder of the year.

Missing your target? Successful implementations begin at procurement

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 · Brian Straight
Only 30% of digital transformations meet or exceed a company’s expected target value. The reason? The wrong procurement process was used, say experts.

CEO outlook: Optimism, and caution, pave the road ahead

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 · Brian Straight
A Boston Consulting Group survey finds CEOs generally optimistic, but focused on executing strategic cost-cutting that leaves their businesses poised for success.

KPI Integrated Solutions acquires Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors

Thursday, July 21, 2022 · SCMR Staff
The acquisition further strengthens KPI’s capacity and expertise to provide data-driven network and warehouse designs.

New BCG Report: Designing Resilience into Global Supply Chains

Thursday, August 6, 2020 · Patrick Burnson
BCG’s new report outlines how companies must build more resilience into their manufacturing and supply networks—even if that resilience leads to extra costs.

The Boston Consulting Group Issues “Reality Check” for Container Lines

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
Container lines must accelerate their internal-transformation efforts and extract more value from their alliances in order to restore profitability, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Hemispheric supply chain may generate new jobs says The Boston Consulting Group forecast

Monday, November 7, 2011 · Patrick Burnson
Transportation goods such as vehicles and auto parts, electrical equipment including household appliances, and furniture are among seven sectors that could create 2 to 3 million jobs as a result of manufacturing returning to the U.S.—an emerging trend that is expected to…



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