Our Latest Thinking on Operations

Improving operations has never been easy, and the rise of digital has ushered in new challenges and opportunities. Capitalizing on big data, machine learning, and AI to boost efficiency is essential, but it requires new skill sets and a cultural overhaul. Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on digital operations and more.

Featured Insights

Supply Chain Management

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Climate Action Starts with Supply Chains

Supply chains generate 11.4 times more emissions than in-house operations, but only 39% of businesses engage suppliers on climate topics. Here’s how to engage them.

How Heineken Europe Is Transforming Its Supply Chain

The brewer launched a supply chain transformation program to reduce complexity, build new ways of working, and reduce its carbon footprint. Here’s how it succeeded.

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BCG-WEF Project: AI-Powered Industrial Operations

Manufacturers need to optimize for increased productivity, improved sustainability, greater resilience, and a stronger workforce. How can they harness the latest technologies to realize these goals?

Procurement

Green Public Procurement: Catalyzing the Net-Zero Economy

Public procurement accounts for 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions annually. Because governments can create demand for clean energy technologies, they can have a direct impact on reducing the world’s carbon footprint.

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Executive Perspectives

BCG Executive Perspectives: The CEO’s Dilemma

In this series, we examine the disruptive forces that are bearing down on business leaders today, so that they can understand where opportunities exist amid the uncertainty.

Manufacturing

Redrawing the Global Manufacturing Map

Amid shifting dynamics, transforming the global footprint can improve companies’ resilience and sustainability and cut manufacturing and supply chain costs. How are successful companies doing it?

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The Lowest-Cost Path to Net Zero

By applying levers that reduce both carbon emissions and costs, industrial companies can generate savings to invest in further decarbonization initiatives.

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Profit from the Source: BCG’s Book on The New Role of Procurement

To succeed in challenging times, CEOs must do the seemingly impossible: capture cost savings while achieving additional competitive advantages, including innovation, sustainability, and resilience. CEOs can do all of this by taking what may seem like a surprising step: empowering their procurement function to liberate new value from their top supplier relationships.

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Service & Support

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The Service Factory of the Future

Giant call centers, commodity offerings, and rigid scripts for dealing with customers will give way to agile, AI-enabled organizations that combine hyperpersonalization with ultraindustrialization.

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BCG’s Latest Operations Insights

Operations touches all aspects of the product journey, an increasingly interdependent and globalized process. Follow BCG on Operations on LinkedIn for a collection of insights and news from BCG’s Operations practice.

Capital Project Management

Secrets Behind Successful Large Capex Projects

To keep projects on track, managers must excel on multiple fronts–including fostering transparency into project challenges, encouraging collaboration among all stakeholders, and candidly assessing project risks.

Think Big

Behind Think Big is transparency and collaboration. That's how BCG conceives a successful large capital project. Let’s think big to make big things happen.

Operational Excellence

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