The philosophy of OC&C Strategy Consultants is to treat each problem as unique, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.
This selection of OC&C's publications illustrates our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.
In this section you can view and download our strategic "Insights"; short provocative pieces that we write as food for thought for our clients.
7 surprising facts about grocery price optimisation
It’s common for grocery retailers to dwell on the topic of Pricing. Pricing is of course a massive lever on profitability. But there are some surprising truths about grocery price optimisation
A new go to market opportunity for China...
Amazon recently announced it would be closing China's market place business in domestic eCommerce.
Mend not end - designing the 21st century sales force
Big companies like Merck and Microsoft have been laying off thousands of sales reps. Even Harvard Business Review has carried articles titled “How to Downsize Your Sales Force.”
Putting the AI in retail (Yes, there's an a and I in retail)
Last week my two World’s collided when on Wednesday, the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest society of computing professionals, announced three winners of the Turing Award for their work as pioneers in Artificial Intelligence
Smartphone addicts and the reversing trend of driving safety
You read a lot about the zero-collision nirvana of autonomous driving, but cars have been getting safer for a long time
SKU cannot negotiate with gravity
“The odds catch up. Probability is like gravity: you cannot negotiate with gravity.”
The era of the dynamic menu is upon us
McDonald's $300m acquisition of an Artificial Intelligence company heralds a new era in the way in which food menus will be adjusted and optimised in real time
Reclaiming the commons - government's increasing role in mobility
Two news items today highlight that the boom in mobility is causing a tragedy of the commons: increased congestion on the roads and at the curbside.
The juggernaut rolls on...
Fascinating to hear the latest speculation on Amazon's moves into the mainstream Grocery market. The alleged move to open up a chain of mid-sized more affordable grocery stores has sent a number of retail investors running for the hills.