The following articles were written by Strategy& partners and other senior professionals on key topics in the operations sector.
Changes in the oil-field services and equipment sector in Saudi Arabia mean that both multinational corporations (MNCs) and their local partners need to review their strategies and approaches to partnerships.
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)1 armed forces face an information security conundrum. On the one hand, they need to develop “information superiority” — the ability to meet the information requirements of supported forces with greater timeliness, relevance, accuracy, and comprehensiveness than an adversary.
GCC militaries’ logistics systems are often not performing to expectation as these armed forces lack sufficient experience with actual operations. By changing their mindset and developing and testing plans to support specific operational contingencies...
Consumers have grown accustomed to getting things their way. With customer demands growing more sophisticated and customization becoming more popular in several categories, the number of products on the market in almost every industry has skyrocketed. Complexity is here to stay, and manufacturers must adapt.
Large GCC group organizations which master the art of group-wide collaborative sourcing can capture significant amount of value through such factors as product standardization, economies of scale, reduction in supply chain complexity, strengthened negotiating power with suppliers, and improved sourcing capabilities.