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Brexit: The bigger picture—Rethinking supply chains in a time of uncertainty

– UK companies can and should see the current high-uncertainty environment as a spur to rethink their supply chain strategies and make them more resilient.

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Brexit: The bigger picture—Revitalizing UK exports in the new world of trade

– UK companies can navigate shifts in global trade patterns by focusing on fast-growing services and digital trades, redoubling efforts in emerging markets, and digitizing their supply chains.
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Solving the United Kingdom’s productivity puzzle in a digital age

– New research explains why the United Kingdom has been experiencing historically low productivity growth and what can be done to return to long-run averages.
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Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

– Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position.
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Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

– Global housing stock has not expanded quickly enough to keep up with a surge in demand, but cities can focus on three supply-side... solutions to make progress.
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Remaking the bank for an ecosystem world

– Global banking-industry performance has been lackluster. Now comes the hard part: the rise of nonbanking platform companies targeting... the most profitable parts of the banking value chain.
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What is the future of work?

– A new podcast series from the McKinsey Global Institute explores how technologies like automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence... are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills we need to work.
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Productivity: The route to Brexit success

– The United Kingdom’s post-Brexit future is uncertain. But one thing is clear: boosting economic growth will depend heavily on... addressing long-standing productivity challenges.
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Why diversity matters

– New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.

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Cracking the code of repair analytics

– Innovative industrial companies are swapping a reactive, manual, and labor-intensive repair lifecycle for one that’s proactive... and automated, with machine learning and advanced analytics at its core.
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Getting a grip on bad debt: Practical steps to help utilities boost their resilience

– Utilities that reshape their credit and collections processes could position themselves well in advance of a downturn—and see... other benefits, such as improving customer experience and loyalty.
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Instilling a company-wide growth mind-set to achieve both short- and long-term growth

– Growth for Scout24 requires a “three-sided” view of the customer.
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Practice makes perfect: What sets programmatic acquirers apart

– While there is no shortcut to outperformance in deal making, a new survey finds that expert acquirers take a different approach... to strategy, deal execution, and integration.
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Accelerating the impact from a tech-enabled transformation

– Industrial companies that follow a comprehensive playbook can capture more than twice as much value as organizations focused on... technology alone.
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Chemicals and capital markets: Searching for a way back to the winner’s podium

– Chemicals have lagged in global capital markets since early 2018. The industry needs a new set of value drivers to win back investors’... interest.
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Getting the right care to the right people at the right cost: An interview with Ron Walls

– At face value, the problem is simple: Getting the right care to the right people at the right cost—but anyone who has touched... or worked in the industry knows that it’s a lot more complicated. As part of our series looking at productivity, Dr. Ron Walls, COO at Brigham Health discusses the opportunities to improve healthcare productivity—and the steps that leaders could be taking today to improve healthcare delivery.
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Reboost: A comprehensive view on the changing powertrain component market and how suppliers can succeed

– New research on the potential developments of 28 powertrain component markets suggests the shifts that are coming—and suppliers... should start preparing for them now.
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Answering society’s call: A new leadership imperative

– How do transparency, empathy, and meaning work in practice?
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Consumer-data privacy and personalization at scale: How leading retailers and consumer brands can strategize for both

– Customer concerns about the security and privacy of their online data can impede personalized marketing at scale. Best-practice... companies are building protections into their digital properties.
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Resilience in chemicals: How to prepare for the next downturn

– Economic downturns take their toll—and chemical companies are no exception. Here’s what resilient companies did to... outperform their peers.
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