Performance Improvement Publications

  • Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Brexit?

    February 06, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies can limit the negative consequences of a hard or soft Brexit by adopting a different approach to strategy—one that anticipates a number of future scenarios.

  • The Best Companies Don’t Have More Stars—They Cluster Them Together

    February 03, 2017 | HBR.org

    It turns out that what separates the best-performing companies from others is the way they deploy talent.

  • Facebook Live with HBR: Michael Mankins on Unlocking Your Team's Productivity

    February 01, 2017 | HBR.org

    Michael Mankins, coauthor of Time, Talent, Energy, discussed how to combat organizational drag in a Facebook Live session hosted by Harvard Business Review.

  • Davos 2017: The New Silk Road

    January 18, 2017 | Bain video

    , an Expert Vice President with Bain's Performance Improvement practice, discusses a new report by Bain, in collaboration with The World Economic Forum, about the effort to restore old trade routes and streamline the transport of goods from Asia to Europe. More Bain at Davos 2017 >

  • Davos 2017: Leadership and Life

    January 18, 2017 | Bain video

    Bain Partner Paul Meehan discusses the importance of authentic leadership in today's world.

  • The Outlook for US Companies in China

    January 18, 2017 | Bain infographic

    A look at the 2017 China Business Climate Survey, including the top business challenges and objectives for US companies in China.

  • China Business Climate Survey Report 2017

    January 18, 2017 | AmCham Review

    An overview of the performance of AmCham China member companies in 2016, their assessment of the new normal and their plans to maintain profitability in the next year.

  • Jason Heinrich: The Zero-Based Budgeting Trifecta

    January 17, 2017 | Bain video

    Zero-based budgeting is about driving cultural change and organizational simplification throughout a business.

  • ZBB (Zero-Based Budgeting) - Bain Seoul

    January 11, 2017 | Performance Improvement | Maekyung Economy

    ZBB is a tool to rebuild your cost structure from zero base, hence the name zero-based budgeting. The biggest driver of ZBB is productivity analysis. As you build your productivity baseline and enhancement plan, you can build your cost structure around it. There are three ways to categorize your

  • Procurement Savings That Stick

    December 19, 2016 | Bain infographic

    External purchasing is the largest single expense at most companies. Businesses that think differently about procurement can reap big rewards.