Archive: business model

Are companies optimizing the suboptimum?

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EY Performance-optimizing the suboptimum

What are the links between addressing the financial operating model to reduce complexity and migrating controlling activities to shared service centers? Read more.

Publication date: 2013-08

Market experience with global business services

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The concept of shared services is proven but has come of age now Read more.

Publication date: 2013-05

Improving margins through smarter pricing

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For manufacturers, visibility of the elements needed to price products optimally has been relatively blurry, but emerging tools and specialists can change that. Read more.

Publication date: 2013-05

Own or lease: what’s right for your truck fleet?

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Do you know if leasing versus owning your fleet of trucks is the “right choice”? Many fleet owners may answer “yes,” but Ernst & Young’s study could help your company drive out costs previously overlooked. Read more.

Publication date: 2013-02

CHQ redesigns during times of crisis

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Companies seem to have revised their opinions: corporate headquarters (CHQ) appear to be more than a cost factor that can be easily slashed. Read more.

Publication date: 2012-11

Im Gespräch…Wie kommt man bei Henkel von der Idee zum erfolgreichen Geschäftsmodell?

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Starke Marken und Produkte mit Dienstleistungen zu neuen Konzepten zu verbinden: so sieht für Lutz Mehlhorn eine ganzheitliche Marketingstrategie aus. Read more.

Publication date: 2012-08

The digitization of everything

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This article explores the challenges for businesses as they face the implications of digital change: in particular, the loss of control over the customer relationship, increased competition and threat of commoditization, and the need to engage digitally not just with customers but also with suppliers, partners and employees. ... Read more.

Publication date: 2012-06

How does business strategy influence innovation?

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Collaborative innovation can increase efficiency and effectiveness but also complexity, costs and loss of knowledge. Therefore, the question remains: what’s the right balance of open versus closed innovation to maximize performance? Two successful companies (EADS and Henkel) are examined to show how this balance can be derived from business strategy. ... Read more.

Publication date: 2012-06

People power

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EY Performance-People Power

Consumers expect to exert a more tangible influence on companies, moving beyond the role of purchaser toward co-creator. This article examines how organizations that engage proactively and collaboratively with customers can devise more effective product development strategies, while fostering feelings of ownership among consumers and so increasing brand loyalty. ... Read more.

Publication date: 2012-06

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