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Mobility of the future: China speeds ahead

Mobility of the future: China speeds ahead

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 23:33 -12

China is fast becoming the driver of global innovation in the automotive industry. In the race to claim a slice of the future market for mobility services, the Middle Kingdom has taken the lead. One in every two electric cars sold in the first half of 2018 went to a customer in China.

The future of trucking: Autonomous driving, electrification and digital connectivity are set to make smart logistics and up to 40 percent lower operating costs a reality

The future of trucking: Autonomous driving, electrification and digital connectivity are set to make smart logistics and up to 40 percent lower operating costs a reality

Press releases   •   Sep 13, 2018 22:39 -12

Trucking is the leading mode of freight transportation in the world today. Some 70 percent of goods are shipped by road in Europe and the United States, with the figure in China topping 75 percent. And there will be no let-up in demand in the years to come.

Financial service providers aren't keeping pace with digitalization despite some progress – As the customer interface gets crowded they are increasingly losing direct customer contact

Financial service providers aren't keeping pace with digitalization despite some progress – As the customer interface gets crowded they are increasingly losing direct customer contact

Press releases   •   Aug 28, 2018 22:33 -12

Digitalization and new business models have created a growing gap between product creation and product sales in the banking sector. Digital platforms are already giving incumbent banks' competitors access to the majority of their customer base and could enable them to market their services to consumers on an even greater scale in the future.

Global bike sharing revenues set to grow to as much as EUR 8 billion within four years – European providers under pressure

Global bike sharing revenues set to grow to as much as EUR 8 billion within four years – European providers under pressure

Press releases   •   Aug 20, 2018 22:28 -12

More and more people are choosing pedal power to get from A to B in the urban environment – and bike sharing enables them to do so quickly, cheaply and conveniently. The dynamic pace of growth in this field has done much more than merely bring the big Asian bike sharing providers into the arena – it has triggered a veritable race to control the market.

Global market for predictive maintenance to grow between 20 and 40 percent per year through 2022

Global market for predictive maintenance to grow between 20 and 40 percent per year through 2022

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2018 22:21 -12

Eight out of ten companies are currently devoting time and resources to the issue of predictive maintenance in a bid to improve the cost-benefit ratio of their products, plant and systems. But their engagement often goes no further than collecting operational data. Yet predictive maintenance is about so much more than that.

E-mobility: Automakers must invest in battery development and recycling

E-mobility: Automakers must invest in battery development and recycling

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 22:11 -12

The world's seven leading automotive nations – Germany, France, Italy, the US, Japan, China and Korea – are pressing forward emphatically with their e-mobility efforts.

Procurement functions must reframe their role to avoid jeopardizing their company's ability to compete

Procurement functions must reframe their role to avoid jeopardizing their company's ability to compete

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2018 22:04 -12

From e-mobility to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 5G and digitalization, the list is almost endless. These disruptions lead to the emergence of new products, services and business models in the blink of an eye. In this volatile environment, procurement plays a crucial role across all industry verticals.

Pace of progress quickens for electrical propulsion in aircraft

Press releases   •   Jul 18, 2018 21:48 -12

Electrical propulsion in aerospace is set to bring low-noise, low-emission, and potentially even safer hybrid-electric flight to market within the next 15 years. The pace of development is quickening: With roughly 100 different aircraft programs in development, the number of projects has increased by more than 30 percent since 2017.

Corporate headquarters under pressure from digitalization

Corporate headquarters under pressure from digitalization

Press releases   •   Jul 12, 2018 21:44 -12

Around one quarter of companies are not satisfied with the performance of their headquarters. The main reason is that corporate HQs (CHQ) are not up to the challenge of digital transformation and the pressure to innovate. It is evident that CHQ's claim to support modern, digital structures and processes is far removed from reality.

Fashion and lifestyle industry: Anywhere/anytime consumption and fast rotation force firms to professionalize supplier management

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2018 21:38 -12

Fashion and lifestyle companies need to operate with speed and flexibility to cope with the tough competition from fast-fashion retailers, the need to be present in digital channels and the changes in the way modern consumers communicate and shop. Players have no choice but to adapt their entire supply chain to the new customer demands they face.

Think:Act on artificial intelligence: Roland Berger's corporate magazine wins gold again

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2018 21:29 -12

Roland Berger has won gold once again in the Best of Content Marketing Award (BCM Award) with a Think:Act magazine on the subject of artificial intelligence. Attracting almost 800 entries, the award is Europe's largest competition for content-driven corporate communications. It recognizes outstanding examples of corporate publishing and other communications.

Charles-Edouard Bouée reelected as CEO of Roland Berger

Press releases   •   Jun 22, 2018 21:21 -12

At their regular biannual meeting in Munich, the Roland Berger Partners reelected Charles-Edouard Bouée as the CEO of the firm. The reelection of the 49-year-old Frenchman follows a period of strong global business development. Stefan Schaible was reappointed as Deputy CEO. The meeting also saw the election of 17 new Partners.

Purpose-built vehicles for ride-sharing services: Global demand to rise to 2.5 million cars by 2025

Purpose-built vehicles for ride-sharing services: Global demand to rise to 2.5 million cars by 2025

Press releases   •   May 25, 2018 21:12 -12

The growing demand for ride-sharing services is giving rise to a new category of vehicles: Cars with a flexible interior that can be individually tailored to the needs of their users. In Europe, the United States and China alone, one million of these specially designed vehicles, many of them electric, are set to be sold by 2020, with the demand already expected to reach some 2.5 million by 2025.

AI STARTUPS AS INNOVATION DRIVERS: EUROPE MUST TAKE ACTION TO ESTABLISH A COMPETITIVE ECOSYSTEM

AI STARTUPS AS INNOVATION DRIVERS: EUROPE MUST TAKE ACTION TO ESTABLISH A COMPETITIVE ECOSYSTEM

Press releases   •   May 17, 2018 21:00 -12

Artificial intelligence (AI) is deemed to become one of the century's main drivers of economic competitiveness. In this field, startups – not multinational corporations – have become the most powerful drivers of innovation, developing technologies such as image recognition, natural language processing and automated driving.

On course for growth: US companies in Germany and German companies in the US

Press releases   •   Apr 20, 2018 20:52 -12

The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (AmCham Germany) and Roland Berger will present the results of the Transatlantic Business Barometer 2018 today. The survey shows that the fiscal year 2017 was successful for US companies in Germany. Three-quarters of the companies increased their sales revenue, more than half increased both investments and the number of employees.

Roland Berger Expands Operations Practice: Procurement Expert Sven T. Marlinghaus Joins Roland Berger

Roland Berger Expands Operations Practice: Procurement Expert Sven T. Marlinghaus Joins Roland Berger

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2018 20:39 -12

Consultancy Roland Berger continues to expand its global Operations practice and brings procurement and supply chain management expert Sven T. Marlinghaus onboard as a Senior Partner.

Connected White Goods Will Be the New Standard by 2022 – Uncharted Territory for Many Mid-Sized Manufacturers

Connected White Goods Will Be the New Standard by 2022 – Uncharted Territory for Many Mid-Sized Manufacturers

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2018 02:55 -12

The domestic appliances market is rapidly consolidating, with the top ten MDA suppliers dominating almost two thirds of the global market. While incumbents operating in saturated markets see their margins falling, Asian producers have been able to significantly expand their position worldwide. This represents a critical challenge especially for mid-sized players, whose R&D budgets are limited.

Roland Berger Oil Price Forecast: Oil-Producing Countries and Institutions Expect USD 54 per Barrel in 2018

Roland Berger Oil Price Forecast: Oil-Producing Countries and Institutions Expect USD 54 per Barrel in 2018

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2018 02:49 -12

Institutions and oil-producing countries expect a moderate increase in oil prices from USD 51 in 2017 to USD 54 per barrel WTI (West Texas Intermediate) in 2018. While both demand and supply grew in 2017, the market experienced its first period of undersupply since 2013. This development and the resulting increase in prices can be attributed to OPEC's decision to reduce production in 2016.

Digital Solutions and Mobility Patterns Herald New Opportunities for Profitable Growth in Motor Fleet Insurance

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 02:40 -12

Motor fleet insurance has traditionally been a difficult area for insurers to be involved in. Indeed, policies aimed at meeting car users' end needs, coupled with the sheer negotiating power of fleet owners, have combined to turn the business into a major loss-maker for insurers.

Energy Sector: Just 23 Percent of Utilities Have a Clearly Defined Strategy for Artificial Intelligence

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2018 02:36 -12

Utility companies are experiencing a rapid transformation. They are witnessing their industry shifting from a regulation-driven, reliable environment to a technology-driven, uncertain and altogether more sophisticated marketplace where real-time data on energy supply and demand and energy prices are increasingly crucial.