Performance Improvement Publications

  • Patrick O'Hagan: Shared Services

    November 17, 2017 | Bain video

    Bain Partner Patrick O'Hagan discusses how successful companies can accelerate profitable growth using shared services.

  • Amit Nagar: A Smarter Approach to Digital Operations

    November 17, 2017 | Bain video

    Bain's Amit Nagar summarizes five guidelines companies can follow when deciding how to invest in the future of digital operations.

  • Winning the Battle for Mobile Customers

    November 16, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Today's mobile users are constantly connected, using more bandwidth and expecting a faster, more reliable usage experience. Here's how telcos can satisfy the massive surge in demand.

  • Supply Chain Management

    November 07, 2017 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Supply Chain Management synchronizes the efforts of all parties—suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, customers, and so on—involved in meeting a customer's needs.

  • Total Quality Management

    November 07, 2017 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Total Quality Management (TQM) is a systematic approach to quality improvement that marries product and service specifications to customer performance.

  • Scenario and Contingency Planning

    November 07, 2017 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Scenario Planning allows executives to explore and prepare for several alternative futures. Contingency Planning assesses what effect sudden market changes or business disruptions might have on a company and devises strategies to deal with them.

  • Strategic Alliances

    November 07, 2017 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Strategic Alliances are agreements among firms in which each commits resources to achieve a common set of objectives.

  • Strategic Planning

    November 07, 2017 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Strategic Planning is a comprehensive process for determining what a business should become and how it can best achieve that goal.

  • Price Optimization Models

    November 07, 2017 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Price Optimization Models are mathematical programs that calculate how demand varies at different price levels, then combine that data with information on costs and inventory levels to recommend prices that will improve profits.

  • Organizational Time Management

    November 07, 2017 | Performance Improvement | Bain & Company guide

    Organizational Time Management views time as a scarce resource that must be invested as effectively as financial resources.