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.
Digital innovation, where China's underdevelopment is an advantage
China's digital development has attracted global attention. Last week I joined a digital camp run by one of the leading global retailers in Shanghai to discuss the new retail brand, HEMA, launched by Alibaba
Telecoms channel – Ripe for disintermediation
The results of our recent (2018) nationwide customer survey on telecoms retail experience are in and they don’t look good… not if you’re a telecoms operator
AVs allow proposition reinvention, not just driver automation
As Henry Ford may have said: "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses"
Alibaba's JV with YNAP: a short-cut to bridge their trust gaps with Chinese shoppers and with brands
In OC&C’s recent research on Chinese luxury online shoppers, we found that International platforms like YNAP and Farfetch scored among top 5 for overall satisfaction by Chinese users
Autonomous vehicles will clog our roads and line the pockets of maintenance and repair providers
Prepare for the mega traffic jam of the future. As cars become more and more available through on demand services we may see a tremendous rise in traffic. Up to 90% on some forecasts
The first rule of disruption
We've asked leading Retail sector disruptors how they see the evolution of the industry. They challenge the fundamental notion of disruption and set the wider retail industry 3 critical questions to answer
A new way to think about growth in China
One of the questions we're often asked when we develop China growth strategy is how to segment the market, in tiers of cities, clusters or regions. China is the size of a continent so one strategy for the whole of China is rarely relevant
The new polyglots
How many languages do you speak? English? French? Maybe whatever you happen to remember from GCSE German? What about R? SQL? Python? Julia? Perl or Java?
Heading for a fall?
The anticipatory impacts of Brexit are already writ large across the UK's food and drink producers. Our latest review of the UK's Top 150 producers shows that whilst inflation-driven growth has returned, that same inflation has squeezed margins and sent ROCE to 30 year lows