How to move fast: Innovation at speed and scale

2019-05-17T01:38:55+00:00 By |Business|

Leading start-ups innovate, go to market, and scale quickly with limited resources. What can large companies learn from the start-up playbook? In this episode of the Inside the Strategy Room podcast, McKinsey partners Stacey Haas and Brian Quinn, along with senior external adviser Julie Baskin, lead us through conversations they have had with leading entrepreneurs about the lessons larger consumer companies can [...]

The coming shakeout in industrial distribution

2019-05-17T01:45:30+00:00 By |Business|

And five keys to outperformance in the years ahead. DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES Article (PDF-1MB) Full Report (PDF-2MB) Powerful trends that have disrupted industries around the world are now affecting industrial distributors. A few are quickly building scale, making advances in commercial and operational excellence, and digitizing to create the seamless, omnichannel experiences that customers now demand. But we [...]

‘Power partnerships’: Manufacturer–retailer collaborations that work

2019-05-17T01:42:49+00:00 By |Business|

Our research shows that when consumer-goods manufacturers collaborate more closely with retailers, they outperform their competitors. We identified four principles for fruitful partnerships. DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES Article (PDF-634KB) Consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) manufacturers are feeling pressure from all sides. For one, consumers are becoming more value conscious and less brand loyal. They’re also steadily shifting spending away from traditional brick-and-mortar [...]

Giants can dance: Agile organizations in asset-heavy industries

2019-05-17T01:44:03+00:00 By |Business|

The agile revolution is sweeping across industries, and asset-heavy companies are taking note. We explore how and where they can capture the benefits of agility while preserving safety and assurance. DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES Article (PDF-579KB) Agility is neither a new concept nor one exclusive to tech industries. Lockheed Martin, for example, established its “skunkworks” teams back in 1943 [...]