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  • Lubes growth opportunities remain despite switch to electric vehicles

    Lubes growth opportunities remain despite switch to electric vehicles

    Lubricating oils have traditionally been one of the most attractive areas in the oil and gas value chain, but disruption is on the horizon with the rise of electrification in the transport sector.

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  • The cloud as catalyst for retail

    The cloud as catalyst for retail

    For retailers, the cloud can do much more than reduce the cost of computing and data storage. To maximize value from cloud, retailers need to prioritize workflows that can best benefit from it. We...

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  • The European public-procurement opportunity: Delivering value in medtech

    The European public-procurement opportunity: Delivering value in medtech

    Value-based procurement is a reality today. To capture the opportunity in today’s European medtech-public-procurement market fully, winners need to adapt to new realities quickly.

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  • Megadeals: How data and analytics can dramatically boost success

    Megadeals: How data and analytics can dramatically boost success

    Megadeals are tricky and so rare that companies think there’s not enough data to be useful. But the data isn’t as scarce as they think.

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  • Natural language processing in healthcare

    Natural language processing in healthcare

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being adopted across the healthcare industry, and some of the most exciting AI applications leverage natural language processing (NLP). Simply put, NLP...

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  • The Operations 4.0 podcast: Productivity and ‘pilot purgatory’

    The Operations 4.0 podcast: Productivity and ‘pilot purgatory’

    The value from Operations 4.0 comes from how it unleashes productivity gains across a wide range of measurements. But to achieve those results, businesses must do more than launch pilot after pilot.

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  • Profiling tomorrow’s trendsetting car buyers

    Profiling tomorrow’s trendsetting car buyers

    Our latest survey offers a glimpse of the customers who will set the pace in the future auto market: young, urban, tech smart, and adept at mobility.

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  • Catalyzing the growth of the impact economy

    Catalyzing the growth of the impact economy

    A mature impact economy would help power economic growth while solving global social and environmental challenges. Here’s what it will take to accelerate the impact economy’s development.

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  • Building a tech-enabled ecosystem: An interview with Ping An’s Jessica Tan

    Building a tech-enabled ecosystem: An interview with Ping An’s Jessica Tan

    A culture of innovation and failing fast drives the Chinese financial conglomerate’s expansion beyond traditional sector boundaries and its early adoption of emerging technologies.

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  • The future of automated ports

    The future of automated ports

    The challenges are significant, but careful planning and implementation can surmount them.

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  • Reviving grocery retail: Six imperatives

    Reviving grocery retail: Six imperatives

    In the United States and Western Europe, many traditional grocery retailers are seeing their sales and margins fall—and things could get even worse. Here’s how to reverse the trend.

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  • Zero-based productivity—Organization: Using zero-based principles to forge a purpose-built organization

    Zero-based productivity—Organization: Using zero-based principles to forge a purpose-built organization

    By redirecting resources and employees to higher-value areas, companies can ensure that organizational structure and spending align with business strategy.

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  • The new CFO mandate: Prioritize, transform, repeat

    The new CFO mandate: Prioritize, transform, repeat

    Amid a raft of new duties for CFOs, our survey suggests that finance leaders are well positioned to lead the C-suite agenda by championing transformations, digitization, and capability building.

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  • What it takes to go agile

    What it takes to go agile

    McKinsey partners offer perspectives on the essential elements to become a truly agile organization.

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  • Permian, we have a gas problem(s)

    Permian, we have a gas problem(s)

    The Permian is experiencing its first natural gas problem. Gas production is starting to exceed pipeline capacity exiting the Permian, and in-basin prices are falling as a result. Paradoxically,...

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  • Building the zero-based culture

    Building the zero-based culture

    There’s a soft side to zero-basing. Businesses that want zero-basing’s changes to last ignore it at their peril.

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  • OFSE quarterly: Volatile end to a positive quarter

    OFSE quarterly: Volatile end to a positive quarter

    Crude oil prices rose during the third quarter to reach their highest level in four years, while increased E&P capital expenditures and continued efficiency improvements resulted in better OFSE...

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  • In pursuit of prosperity

    In pursuit of prosperity

    Why do some emerging economies grow rapidly while others languish? New research highlights the role of public policy, effective government, and globally competitive companies.

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  • Rethinking the African business opportunity

    Rethinking the African business opportunity

    Hopes are high for Africa’s long-term growth, driven by technology and basic services rather than resources. Survey respondents in Africa report more optimism—and better business practices—than...

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  • Seeing your way to better strategy

    Seeing your way to better strategy

    Viewing strategy choices through four lenses—financial performance, markets, competitive advantage, and operating model—can help companies debias their strategic dialogues and make big, bold changes.

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