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Ad Punctum's work gets to the point. We distil research to create clear messages, supported by substantive analysis. We bring insight, creativity and passion to problem solving. We are a boutique team that believes in helping our clients develop their understanding of the business environment and drive productivity in their enterprise. Our consulting work covers four business areas: strategy, business improvement, project management and training.
Our research aims to be informative, objective and interesting. It leverages real-world experience in a range of roles from operations, through to finance and strategy. It's an industry we know and love.
Ongoing tracking of automotive industry trends and the strategies of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers and disruptive start-ups... and anything else that is really interesting.
To us, strategy is about deciding where you want to be in the future and how to get there. You know your business but we can help you to choose the destination and journey that is right for you.
We love problem solving and process improvement. We have a track record in many different environments where we have helped find practical and sustainable solutions to business challenges.
Sometimes project management takes up too many of your best people. You want their thoughts and energy engaged on winning new customers or transforming the business. We can help keep your crucial projects on track.
We believe that high performing teams are essential for long term success and we love developing the skills, engagement and motivation to foster that culture in your business. In too many businesses the phrase “people are our best asset” is an over-used cliché. Don’t be one of them.
Some Of Our Most Recent Research
The future of on-demand mobility from first principles
An in-depth report into the physcials behind on-demand mobility, we look at:
- Patterns of human travel today and the implications for the cost and availability levels that on-demand must reach
- How on-demand mobility can achieve price points that are lower than car ownership
- How quickly people might adopt on-demand mobility in preference to other forms of transport
- What the impact on car production would be if people switched en-masse to subscription mobility services (spoiler alert: it's bad news)
How OEMs can participate in on-demand mobility
The first in a series about on-demand mobility, we look at:
o How the value stream will change versus today
o Why OEMs can't do everything they are currently trying
o What OEMs can learn from other sectors
(the presentation has a conversational style - please let us know what you think)Read It Here
How combining PSA with Opel and Vauxhall will yield savings
Our analysis of the savings the combined business will be able to make:
o We believe that PSA's savings target is achievable
o The savings PSA target could mean 6,000 - 8,000 job lossesRead It Here
The strategy problems that on-demand mobility creates for carmakers
The second publication in our series about on-demand mobility, we look at:
- Why the strategy challenge is different to current OEM core business
- What to look at to assess the robustness of an OEM's approach
- What it means if the answers are unsatisfactory
Implications of Brexit on OEMs in the UK
An in-depth report into possible Brexit outcomes, we look at:
o The key potential impacts of Brexit for the automotive sector
o Current market position of the major OEMs
o How each OEM would be impacted by each of the different factorsRead It Here