Arthur D Little upholds legacy in helping companies adopt latest innovations
- As ADL celebrates its 135th anniversary this year, it looks to further support industries through more collaborations with research and development organisations and start-ups.
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When chemist Arthur Dehon Little put up a contract-research outfit in Boston in 1886, he was laying the foundation for the world’s first management consultancy firm. Known today as Arthur D Little (ADL), the company helps organisations worldwide embrace latest innovations – from 5G and artificial intelligence to those relating to sustainability such as green packaging and renewable energy. In Asia, the company has become a one-stop shop for all client concerns, not only helping them grow revenues and streamline costs, but also navigating complex modern challenges such as digital transformation and energy transition.
“We’re at the frontier of blending technology and business as we support companies and governments through market changes driven by innovation,” says Henry Umebayashi, principal at ADL in Singapore. “Throughout its existence, the company has always been involved in groundbreaking discoveries that have served as tipping points in history.”
True enough, ADL helped develop the communication module for the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Today, the company maintains its legacy by helping clients develop and use new innovations, and supporting global and local companies across the consumer, telecommunications, oil and gas, automotive and other industries on their growth strategies and operational efficiency. Driving this initiative is ADL’s twin approach of working side by side with clients while using a lean and open consulting network of engineers and PhDs worldwide.
As ADL celebrates its 135th anniversary this year, it looks to further support industries through more collaborations with research and development organisations and start-ups. ADL is similarly building local teams of data scientists and software designers to help clients with their digital transformation projects.
“There’s a lot of innovation happening in the industry right now, and companies can rely on us to support them completely through their transformation,” Umebayashi says. “We’re always committed to deliver 120 per cent of what clients expect from a project.”