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  • Publications | Pharmaceutical and life sciences | PwC Ireland | Industries
    Pharma 2020 series 18th Annual Global CEO Survey Key findings in the pharma and life sciences industry Pharmaceuticals and life sciences fight against bribery and corruption Operating performance in the Medtech industry Trends and imperatives 18th Annual Global CEO Survey Key findings in the pharma and life sciences industry Pharma life sciences CEOs are confident of revenue growth despite being more worried than CEOs in other sectors about disruption to their industry They are beginning to explore other industries and looking for new ways to compete They re focusing on adopting digital technologies developing diverse and dynamic partnerships and tapping new talent pools to find people with the skills they need February 2015 Pharmaceuticals and life sciences fight against bribery and corruption Pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector analysis of PwC s 2014 global economic crime survey October 2014 Operating performance in the Medtech industry Trends and imperatives How can medical technology companies create value for their shareholders in a sluggish economy and an increasingly regulatory environment Since operational performance is a critical driver of shareholder value PwC have created an Operating Performance Index OPI The findings of the OPI are included in this report helping you to better understand industry trends and the key levers for improving operational performance of Medtech companies October 2012 Pharma 2020 From vision to decision The pharmaceutical industry is at a critical juncture The tools to develop remarkable new medicines are materialising demand for its products is increasing and the barriers to free trade are falling But pharma also faces major economic and operational challenges if it s to capitalise on these opportunities and create more value for healthcare payers providers and patients This publications outlines how companies can reach 2020 in a position to maximise benefit from these more favourable conditions November 2012 Pharma

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/industries/pharma/publications.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Public sector research centre | Industries | PwC Ireland | Public sector
    East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Public sector research centre The public sector research centre is the PwC s centre for insights and research into best practice in government and the public sector including the interface between the public and private sectors The centre has a particular focus on how to achieve the delivery of

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  • Our team | Industries | PwC Ireland | Public sector
    team John Dillon George Reddin T 353 1 792 6415 Email John Dillon John Dillon is a partner in our Assurance practice and specialises in working with clients across a range of sectors John has considerable experience of advising a number of Irish publically quoted companies and commercial semi states organisations In addition to his audit client work John helped establish our specialist IFRS advisory team in Ireland and has worked with a significant number of our audit and non audit listed clients on their transition to IFRS He has also provided services and advice to clients in a wide variety of areas including completion accounts stock exchange circulars finance raising forensic examinations valuations and restructuring John also has considerable experience of the financial services sector having spent a number of years working with the PwC Ireland banking and insurance team John is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland T 353 1 792 6348 Email George Reddin George Reddin is a partner in the Tax Services practice and specialises in advising Irish publicly quoted companies and semi State entities George has extensive experience advising on both the domestic and international tax aspects of significant business transactions

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  • Publications | Industries | PwC Ireland | Real estate services
    Publications RSS feeds Careers Experienced careers Student careers Executive search Ireland International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Publications What s new Publications Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2016 Real Estate 2020 Building the future Compare and contrast Worldwide Real Estate Investment Trust REIT regimes Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2016 Capital flows and city rankings will always attract the headlines but this year Emerging Trends Europe shines a spotlight on fundamental changes at the business end of the real estate industry It reveals an industry trying to come to terms with the needs of occupiers and the disruptive forces of technology demographics social change and rapid urbanisation January 2016 Real Estate 2020 Building the future As confidence returns to real estate the industry faces a number of fundamental shifts that will shape its future We have looked into the likely changes in the real estate landscape over the coming years and identified the key trends which we believe will have profound implications

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/real-estate/publications.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Growing revenue | Industries | PwC Ireland | Retail and consumer
    PwC territory sites Growing revenue What clients are telling us How can I grow revenue and respond more effectively to changes in consumer demand The new consumer priority is value for money You must give customers what they want at the right price Retailers have traditionally focused on what s selling rather than what a potential customer might have purchased Your ability to adapt your current offering in response to this gap is now critical How effective is your in store merchandising Are promotions effective Are you measuring on shelf availability which can often equate to almost 5 of sales Take every opportunity to understand customer loyalty and capture feedback walk the shop floor make customer service a renewed employee focus and leverage new social networking sites and other new media As a consumer goods company working more closely with retailers in this area should be the priority Is this an opportunity to take a fresh look at your overall strategy Have you considered new sales channels or markets and speciality niche segment opportunities Is now the time to make a move At present the marketplace offers huge value and opportunity to quickly achieve scale through expansion and acquisition A

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/retail-consumer/growing-revenue.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Maintaining margins | Industries | PwC Ireland | Retail and consumer
    United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Maintaining margins What clients are telling us Intensive pressure to discount prices has forced down margins over the last number of months Reduce direct costs by taking an innovative approach to re negotiating key contracts Deconstruct and critically challenge every link in your supply footprint to unlock hidden opportunities and cost Ensure your working capital cycle is equally efficient Retailers need to understand the dynamics of customer category product and basket level margin Is your store lay out and product mix giving you the best possible return We ve seen a number of companies achieve savings by really analysing a number of core metrics and taking decisive action on unprofitable products and ranges As a consumer goods company are you maximising your total spend on promoting and displaying your products Discounts and rebates paid to retailers hidden promotion and other distribution costs can account for up to 23 of the product sales price However promotions frequently run with little regard to specific consumer segments and effectiveness is often poorly monitored Simplifying product pricing by linking any deductions to in store performance of the product and promotions will deliver results Working and sharing

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  • Reducing costs | Industries | PwC Ireland | Retail and consumer
    extract further cost without affecting productivity or impacting customer service levels How can we retain and develop key talent in this period of pay cuts and uncertainty Most companies have been through at least one cycle of cost cutting and it s becoming harder to deliver sustainable cost reductions Analyse what elements of your offering and product range customers value and for which they will happily pay a premium Cut cost categories which will not support such a premium Allocate ownership for every bucket of cost Focus on a small number of key metrics to drive performance and savings People costs are often a company s largest expense Over the past number of months natural attrition pay cuts and recruitment freezes have become commonplace As the focus increasingly turns to core activities decisions on headcount can directly impact on short and long term success During this process it s also critical to maintain brand reputation and an external business as usual approach Identify core and non core activities Scale down where reductions are most appropriate and reinvest for growth in response to changes in consumer demand Unfortunately we ve seen employers implement workforce reduction initiatives without fully exploring the range

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  • Tax opportunities | Industries | PwC Ireland | Retail and consumer
    East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Tax opportunities What clients are telling us Am I missing any opportunities I need to deliver a tax strategy which consistently delivers optimal savings while also ensuring robust compliance The Commission on Taxation has focused attention on environmental and employment related tax recommendations among others Introduction of the recent intellectual property regime has also created much debate on the scope of the definition of intellectual property This can range from more traditional brands and trademarks to the less obvious know how and website domain names It s worth considering planning opportunities in this area From a tax planning perspective a number of companies have achieved significant cost savings through supply chain reorganisations We ve found these to be most effective where tax and trading logistic partners are working together to fully assess the impact of any proposed changes Planning and tax efficient financing opportunities also exist around property and pension schemes both corporate and personal A number of companies have also identified impressive levels of quick win savings by reviewing the tax efficiency of their working capital cycle From

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