52 episodes

Join us as we swap ideas with thinkers, innovators and doers from around the world and around L.E.K.

Presented by consulting powerhouse L.E.K. Consulting (www.lek.com), Insight Exchange™ is a new forum dedicated to the free and open exchange of the most interesting, important, and urgent ideas in the world of business. From the farthest-reaching environmental issues to innovations in retail, industrials, and healthcare, every installment of Insight Exchange™ invites luminaries to tell us what they’re working on, what they’re worried about, what they’re excited about, and what’s coming next.

Join us on an intrepid journey of discovery as we take nothing for granted, pull no punches, and follow the research no matter where it leads. In its 30+ year history, this is what L.E.K. has done better than anyone in the world. And that’s why Insight Exchange™ is the podcast only L.E.K. could have produced. If you’re a growth investor, an advanced student, an employee, a researcher, an executive, an entrepreneur, an inventor, or a board member, we invite you to join us for Insight Exchange™. If you’d just like to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in business, retail, education, healthcare, industrials, energy, media, or life sciences, we invite you to join us for Insight Exchange™.

Insight Exchange by L.E.K. Consulting L.E.K. Consulting

    • Business
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

Join us as we swap ideas with thinkers, innovators and doers from around the world and around L.E.K.

Presented by consulting powerhouse L.E.K. Consulting (www.lek.com), Insight Exchange™ is a new forum dedicated to the free and open exchange of the most interesting, important, and urgent ideas in the world of business. From the farthest-reaching environmental issues to innovations in retail, industrials, and healthcare, every installment of Insight Exchange™ invites luminaries to tell us what they’re working on, what they’re worried about, what they’re excited about, and what’s coming next.

Join us on an intrepid journey of discovery as we take nothing for granted, pull no punches, and follow the research no matter where it leads. In its 30+ year history, this is what L.E.K. has done better than anyone in the world. And that’s why Insight Exchange™ is the podcast only L.E.K. could have produced. If you’re a growth investor, an advanced student, an employee, a researcher, an executive, an entrepreneur, an inventor, or a board member, we invite you to join us for Insight Exchange™. If you’d just like to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in business, retail, education, healthcare, industrials, energy, media, or life sciences, we invite you to join us for Insight Exchange™.

    Investment Trends and Strategic Priorities in the Specialty Chemicals and Materials Industry

    Investment Trends and Strategic Priorities in the Specialty Chemicals and Materials Industry

    In today’s episode, we will focus on the influential trends and investment priorities shaping the specialty chemicals industry. Our subject matter experts will discuss the surge in innovation, digital transformation, and sustainability in the chemicals sector and highlight the strategic responses to recent industry challenges.
    Key points/topics covered:
    Current investment trends and strategic priorities, such as innovation in alternative feedstocks and diversification in the specialty chemicals industryThe implementation and impact of digital strategies, including operational efficiency and business growth, within chemical companiesThe significance of sustainability goals and consumer demand for sustainable products, which are driving specialty chemical manufacturers to innovateActions taken by the chemical industry to promote more sustainable raw materials and leverage biosimilar opportunities and recyclingFuture directions for the chemicals industry, including addressing supply chain optimization and operational efficiency
    To provide insights on these topics, you will hear from L.E.K. Consulting Managing Directors Carol Wingard, Peter Walter, Morgan Callahan and Amanda Davis Winters.
    Interested in learning more? Read our Article, Key Issue Insights Into the Future of Specialty Chemicals.
    Connect with our experts on LinkedIn:Carol Wingard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolwingardlek/Peter Walter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterwalterlek/Morgan Callahan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/morganjcallahan/Amanda Davis Winters: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adaviswinters/


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    • 11 min
    Scope 3 Emissions: A Strategic Imperative for Pharma Companies

    Scope 3 Emissions: A Strategic Imperative for Pharma Companies

    In this episode of “Insight Exchange,” we explore the crucial role of Scope 3 emissions reduction in the pharmaceutical industry. Listen to L.E.K. Consulting experts Verena Ahnert and Max Cambras, who share their insights on the significance of Scope 3 emissions, the current state of commitments in pharma and how emissions reduction is both a strategic consideration and mutually beneficial to both pharma and the environment.
    Key points/topics covered:
    Explanation of Scope 3 emissions and their importance in pharma
    The current state of Scope 3 commitments in the pharmaceutical industry
    Key drivers of Scope 3 emissions in pharma
    The strategic co-benefits of Scope 3 emissions reduction in the pharmaceutical industry
    The path to achieving strategic co-benefits through emissions reduction in pharma
    Tune in for a deep dive into a pressing environmental issue that’s reshaping the pharma industry’s strategies and operations.

    Interested in learning more? Read our Special Report, Scope 3 Emissions: A Strategic Imperative for Pharma Companies.
    Connect with our experts on LinkedIn:Verena Ahnert, Partner, L.E.K. Consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verena-ahnert-7a449a2/Max Cambras, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/max-cambras-08348411/

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    • 19 min
    Navigating US Packaging Trends: The Current Opportunities for Brand Owners

    Navigating US Packaging Trends: The Current Opportunities for Brand Owners

    In this discussion, we dive into the world of brand packaging, examining the responses from a thorough survey amongst over 400 brand managers. The episode is led by the expertise of L.E.K. Consulting managing directors Thilo Henkes, Jon Moss and Jeff Cloetingh, as well as Roger Zellner, who analyze the balancing act between innovative packaging solutions and the unfolding pressures of inflation. The conversation explores the far-reaching implications of protective packaging innovation, the pivot towards sustainability in the industry, the necessity of SKU rationalisation, and the nuanced impact of packaging on consumer experiences.
    Key Points/Topics Covered:
    The evolving panorama of protective packaging innovation and digital tools enhancing brand experience and supply chain efficiency.The delicate dance brand owners face in managing packaging, ingredients, freight, and transport costs during periods of significant inflation.The drive towards sustainability in packaging, with brand owners hastening investment to meet consumer expectations and industry benchmarks.The strategic considerations behind SKU rationalisation efforts, aimed at streamlining the supply chain and boosting profitability, yet still fostering packaging innovation.Interested in learning more? Read our Article, Brand Owner Sentiment Points to Attractive Opportunities for Packaging.
    Connect with our experts on LinkedIn:Thilo Henkes, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thilohenkes/ Jon Moss, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-moss-a71896158/ Jeff Cloetingh, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffcloetingh/ Roger Zellner, Former Director of R&D Packaging, Mondelez International (Current Advisory Board Garlock Flexibles & Industry Consultant): https://www.linkedin.com/in/rogerzellner/


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    • 36 min
    Achieving Expected Value in M&A – The Integration Triangle

    Achieving Expected Value in M&A – The Integration Triangle

    Throughout this episode, our experts will discuss the intricacies of merging and acquiring businesses and the importance of the Integration Triangle, a framework we have developed to ensure successful outcomes. Host Cristina Barquero is joined by Phil Roux, a partner with 20 years of experience in M&A, and Tom Marshall, a principal in L.E.K. Consulting’s Organization and Performance practice, who share their expertise in creating sustainable value for clients and driving synergy value realization. The discussion explores the criticality of taking a pragmatic stance in mergers, the elements of the Integration Triangle, potential issues if those elements are not well integrated and best practices to follow.
    Key points/topics covered:
    The critical need for a pragmatic stance in M&A to ensure value creationOverview of the Integration Triangle framework, encompassing value creation, the combined operating model and integration strategyChallenges and risks that arise when there is a lack of alignment between value creation objectives, the combined operating model and integration strategyBest practices for leveraging the Integration Triangle, including early planning, continuous refinement and comprehensive ownership of all three elementsThe expected outcomes of adopting an effective approach to integrating the elements of the Integration Triangle, such as increased value creation, broader buy-in and improved negotiation stance
    Connect with our experts on LinkedIn:Phil Roux, Partner, L.E.K. Consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pgdroux/Tom Marshall, Partner, L.E.K. Consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-marshall-1078671b/Cristina Barquero, Practice Manager (O&P), L.E.K. Consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristina-barquero3108/

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    • 21 min
    Health and Wellness: Who's Your Target Consumer?

    Health and Wellness: Who's Your Target Consumer?

    In this episode, L.E.K. Consulting’s health and wellness experts discuss their survey of 1,800 consumers, which they conducted to understand evolving trends in health and wellness, and the seven distinct consumer archetypes they identified. From the traditionalist to the trendspotter, these archetypes each have a different attitude, preference and spending pattern in health and wellness. Discover how consumers are incorporating digital solutions into their wellness routines and how brands and retailers can leverage this consumer research to better understand and cater to their customer base.
    Key points/topics covered:
    The shifting landscape of health and wellness, including expanded perspectives beyond just fitness and nutritionThe seven distinct consumer archetypes identified, such as traditionalists, health enthusiasts and trendspottersThe incorporation of digital solutions and fitness apps into health and wellness routines, and the influence of different archetypes on digital fitness contentThe surge in the use of ingestible beauty products, particularly among millennials and womenThe expansion of consumer definitions of healthy living to include recovery, good sleep habits and mental wellness, and the implications for brands and retailers in catering to different consumer archetypesInterested in learning more? Read our Special Report, Health and Wellness: Who's Your Target Consumer?.
    Connect with our L.E.K. experts on LinkedIn:Alex Evans, Managing Director: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexevanslek/Geoff McQueen, Managing Director: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoff-mcqueen/ Alison Schilling, Managing Director: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-schilling/Maria Steingoltz, Managing Director: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariasteingoltz/

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    • 20 min
    The US Healthcare Provider Landscape in 2035 — Part 2

    The US Healthcare Provider Landscape in 2035 — Part 2

    In this episode, our hosts Kevin Grabenstatter, Frazer Dorey, Rozy Vig and Vance Moore discuss how the healthcare landscape is evolving, with a focus on the blurring lines between payers and providers, the entry of big box retailers and tech giants into care delivery, the growing role of private equity, and the trend of regional health system mergers. They explore the opportunities and challenges that these changes present for traditional provider organizations. This episode delves into the landscape of U.S. healthcare providers in 2035 and the implications of significant industry shifts. 
    Key points/topics covered:
    Blurring lines between payers and providersImpact of big box retailers and big tech in care deliveryRole of private equity in healthcare deliveryCross-regional health system mergersStrategies for traditional provider organizations to adapt to industry shiftsTune in to gain valuable insights and strategies that could shape the future of healthcare delivery.Interested in learning more? Read our Executive Insights, Looking Ahead: The US Healthcare Provider Landscape in 2035, Part 2.
    Connect with our experts on LinkedIn:Kevin Grabenstatter, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kgrabenstatter/Frazer Dorey, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frazerdorey/Rozy Vig, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rozyvig/Vance Moore, a former executive at Mercy Health and current Executive in Residence at L.E.K. Consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vancebmoore/

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    • 20 min

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