Strategy is an often misused word. People in the business world talk a lot about it, yet fail to grasp the concept as it’s intended. Developing a winning strategy is neither a trivial matter nor an easy task. It takes thought, reflection, analysis and a willingness to be self-critical. It also takes guts.
A great strategy must have MUSCLE. That is, it possesses the following characteristics: it is Meaningful; it is Unique; it is Sustainable; it is Core-centric; it has Linkage; and it is Exploited by the organization.
QIS will help you assess the competitive landscape, choose a winning strategy, then help you bullet-proof that strategy by building strategic force-fields and early-warning detection systems for when your strategy comes under attack.
There may not be a more exhilarating endeavor that a company can undertake than the acquisition of another company. There is probably also no greater threat to a company’s financial health than an acquisition “gone wrong”. According to most research by major consulting groups and academic scholars, the majority of acquisitions fail to meet the financial objectives promised to stakeholders prior to the consummation of the deal. When this occurs, shareholder value is generally destroyed.
A good integration plan cannot guarantee success, but it can greatly lessen the probability of failure. Our systematic approach for managing the steps of an integration will help your company achieve its financial objectives in a timely and efficient manner, while ensuring critical elements of communication and cultural sensitivity are present.
Do you ever wonder why so many LSS (Lean and Six Sigma) programs and projects look identical? Why do they all seem to focus on essentially the same metrics? (Intra-industry movement of black belts and green belts is probably one culprit). The fact that LSS training has been watered-down and so generalized for the masses is yet another. So how can LSS be implemented to better “align” with strategy? One must first assume that the organization deploying LSS has a strategy in the first place. If not, then the organization is simply deploying the program in a mad rush to a new level of parity with its rivals.
Just like any activity a business undertakes, there should be alignment or harmony between it and other activities in support of the Value Strategy. We have designed a unique approach to coaching in the areas of Lean and Six Sigma; we want it aligned to your strategy. Let us help you use LSS as an enabler within your strategic “sandbox” to differentiate yourself from your competition
Strategy Formulation & War Gaming
M&A Business Integration Management
Strategic Lean & Six Sigma Systems Design
Market research is not a new concept. It has literally been done for centuries. The problem with most market research however, is that it fails to uncover areas for innovation. One of the biggest myths within the area of consumer research is, “the customer doesn’t know what he or she wants.” Nothing could be farther from the truth. The customer may not be able to describe the solution, but be certain, he or she can describe the “inadequacy” that currently exists with the offering.
Our process of market research is based on sound, reliable and validated techniques for uncovering requirements, then facilitating a process for uncovering solutions that lead to true innovations. More importantly, by incorporating the latest in analytical techniques to the market research process, we can help you simulate market acceptance, competitor response impact, and key value-drivers for your product.