Once again, this amendment is very clear.
In addition, investment in technology for services enabled GE to sign long-term service agreements, deliver rapid payback to customers, increase customer intimacy, and increase service margins e. Gaining the benefits of these initiatives requires both a GE-like commitment to bringing improvements to the bottom line and a Welch-like championing of only one or two initiatives at a time in every internal forum for several years.
But as GE has shown, it can be done. Starting Point for Strategists While Welch provides initiatives you can use, in The Art of Profitability Warner Books,consultant Adrian Slywotzky offers 23 profit templates that can provide the skeleton for a business strategy — just as the battle of Cannae provided the skeleton that Hoffmann and Ludendorff fleshed out into the strategy for Tannenberg.
One of our clients begins its strategy process by evaluating which three or four of the profit patterns might work in a business unit, fleshes out each of these patterns into a strategy, and then chooses among them. We also liked the style and structure of The Art of Profitability.
Slywotzky has adopted a novelistic approach to describing the development and application of corporate strategy. A Process of Ongoing Improvement North River Press,he eavesdrops on the conversation between a strategy guru and a midlevel manager, drawing us into a dialogue about how companies make money.
The format is surprisingly effective: People embrace stories, and economic logic communicated through dialogue is more engaging than the traditional didactic approach. Dell is now deploying a Web service application to reduce inventory at the vendormanaged hubs: Web services offer the functionality of electronic data interchange EDI systems, with much lower investment.
Dialogue is more effective than the didactic approach. Because Web services leverage existing technology investments, incremental costs are low, supply chain partners have a greatly enhanced payback from participating, and additional functionality can be deployed incrementally. Despite the technical complexity, Out of the Box is an easy read for anyone with even basic familiarity with information technology.
He sees four major strategic opportunities created by Web services technology: Web services offer all companies a low-cost, low-investment way to realize the digitization opportunity that Jack Welch describes.
Strategies for Achieving Profits Today and Growth Tomorrow through Web Services Harvard Business School Press,provides a much better — and more actionable — definition of its opportunities and challenges.
Recent academic studies confirm what every manager knows from experience: Although information technology is an essential enabler of major changes in strategy, it slows implementation, requires major investment, and often forces compromises in execution.
Hagel, former chief strategy officer of 12 Entrepreneuring Inc. Dell illustrates the power of the Web services approach. Each component supplier, vendor-managed BEST 02 sultant authors — how to cite examples of less successful companies without angering past or prospective clients — by using fictionalized stories of companies.Best Business Books ; ‘Enrons’ of our time are the ones who do not want change.” And to tell the sad truth, public opinion polls give comfort to the foot-draggers.
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