show LNG to be a very attractive solution when compared to other compliance solutions, although the breakeven time
will depend on several parameters such as the age of the vessel, the cost differential between LNG and traditional fuels, and the time spent in Emissions Control Areas (geographic areas with stricter emission standards under the MARPOL treaty).
And this high CEO involvement correlates strongly and significantly at the global level, with the strongest correlates found among the North American firms, with key corporate competitive measures such as technology leadership and decreased breakeven time (both measures to be defined later).
Strategically, R&D Intensity also correlates strongly with overall newness of the firm's technology, but it relates negatively to improving breakeven time and to perceived competitive performance in satisfying manufacturing.
We examined the correlates of decreases in breakeven time and found several with statistically significant indicators.
Again, those concerned with data consistency in the study will be pleased to know that for the entire sample there are strong correlations among the responses in regard to decreased breakeven time, improved time to market, perceived R&D timeliness, meeting target dates for product/service commercialization, and meeting target dates for process implementation (albeit each of these is a separately measured concept).
But except for the previously identified possible influences on time to market and breakeven time, which do indeed seem important, the statistical analyses reveal no other important consequences from the adoption of these managerial techniques.
VRM's automation capabilities greatly reduce the time to scale to large deployments, helping organizations like Man Group accelerate breakeven time
, while eliminating the need to write and maintain scripts or in-house utilities that are normally required during production roll out phases.