1886
Arthur Dehon Little and Roger Griffin form first consulting firm devoted to improving processes and products

1893
Released 'The chemistry of paper making' the industry standard reference for many years to come

1902
Solved major electrical contacts malfunction for the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company

1906
Advised the US forest service on making paper pulp from different kinds of wood leading to new national research centre and US forest product laboratory

1907
'Other peoples troubles are our business' Arthur D Little slogan

1909
Arthur D. Little is incorporated as the world's first company seeking to apply technology to industrial growth

1911
Organized first R&D lab for GM

1914
First released The Little Journal what would be a long series of company publications

1916
Commissioned by The President of the Canadian Pacific Railway to undertake a survey of Canada's natural resources

1920
Company Director Earl Stevenson is granted the first of two dozen patents including ones for recovering potash and borax from brines, extracting turpentine and rosin from pine wood, and for moulding plastics.

1921
Created a PR Coup by disproving the proverb 'you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear'

1930
Advised Campbell Soup on how to environmentally utilise their waste from tomato soup manufacture

1931
The firm contributes significantly to the development of fibreglass

1941
Developed oxygen masks for pilots of high-altitude unpressurized US war planes

1947
Commissioned to conduct extensive research into the effect of monosodium glutanate as a flavour enhancer on the food to which it was added.

1949
Pioneered application of operations research (developed during World War II) to industrial problem.

1951
Projects with Johnson & Johnson and General Electric led to the development of modern logistics management.

1953
Harvard Business Review publishes a watershed paper written by Arthur D. little on 'Operations Research for Management', marking the transformation of the companies focus from technical research to mangement consulting

1960s
Developed SABRE (first real-time, on-line, computerized reservation system) for American Airlines with IBM.

1962
Developed first computerized inventory control package for IBM.

1968
Designed NASDAQ stock exchange system (selected for London and Tokyo).

1969
Designed and developed five key experiments for the Apollo lunar landing; the laser ranging reflector is still used for measuring the precise distance between the earth and moon.

1970
Helped Brazil speed rate of industrialization of Minas Gerais State, bringing in $4.7 billion + new investments.

1970
Developed word processor and licensed Savin to manufacture.

1976
Helped design and launch first fiber optic, inter-active cable television system, near Osaka, Japan.

1975
Developed innovative information and mail handling technologies for all operations of the U.S. Postal Service.

1978
Identified priorities for removing non-tariff barriers to trade in the EEC so Europe could become a single enlarged market.

1979
Planned and monitored establishment of a modern telecommunications system throughout Saudi Arabia, allowing the Kingdom to advance 100 years.

1980s
Produced European Commission's first White Paper on telecommunications deregulation.

1981
Completed first worldwide telecommunications database on phones installed, markets, technical trends, services and regulatory information.

1980 – 1985
Works extensively with State owned industry and Procordia. The projects focus on improving competitiveness and the survival of base industry. Among others a strategic audit of the Beroxo project.

1988
Pioneered research into the entire future of the solar energy industry concluding that there would be commercial solar power by 1996

1990s
Developed a partial-oxidation fuel processor that will allow fuel cell vehicles to operate on gasoline as well as alternative fuels.

1990s
Helped transform Cemex, a Mexican cement company, into an international industry leader and learning organization.

1990s
Received more than 30 patents in our development of a highly advanced solid lithium polymer electrolyte battery for small-cell rechargeable applications.

1994
Worked closely with Argentine government to restructure and privatize its state-owned oil company YPF, resulting in unprecedented profits and $4 billion in stock sales.

1995
For the U.S. Navy, assisted South Carolina Research Authority in developing flexible computer integrated manufacturing.

2000 – 2001
Improved factory productivity by 100 – 150% in a performance improvement program for one of the world’s largest telecom equipment producers.

2000 – 2002
Pioneered fuel cell research within the company Nuvera, that in 2002 received 20% of the US Energy department’s total budget for fuel cell research.

2002 – 2004
Pioneered new policies and strategies for exploiting the regional science base in the U.K., including technology and innovation databases with portal access and creation of regional science-industry councils.

2005 – 2007
Took the lead in setting up Saudi Arabia's new telecoms system. Additionally supporting CITC, the telecommunications regulator in Saudi Arabia, in liberalising the telecoms sector; specifically the award of fixed and mobile licenses.

Pioneered early steps towards managing sustainability and climate change, including carbon strategies for the aerospace and defence sector, corporate responsibility for the pharmceuticals and energy sectors, and sustainable procurement strategies for the telecoms sector.

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