Making Good Ideas and Sound Strategy Happen
An organization is unlikely to achieve sustainable growth if it fails to effectively convert good ideas into sound strategies, and successfully translate those strategies into workable and effective actions which are successfully implemented and executed. Developing the capacity to visualize your organization's strategies and their outcomes and impact can ensure your organization is free from wasting resources in the development of strategies and plans that, never get implemented and executed.
Achieving Sustainable Growth and Competitive Advantage
Most firms are seeking much more than survival; the quest is for sustainable competitive advantage and growth. Even if a firm creates a competitive advantage through its core competencies and innovation strategies that advantage is frequently temporary and not sustainable. Achieving sustainable growth and competitive advantage requires an organization to develop the capacity to manage growth and the day-to-day operations decisions and activities that create and deliver value to customers while meeting stakeholders' expectations.
Strengthen Strategy Execution Capacity
Strategies are largely invisible to the organization itself and the people that must intervene to implement and execute them to have value to the organization. Effective execution assumes the existence of sound and successfully implemented strategy, and execution system and model to support management actionable decisions and decision-making. Successful strategy implementation and execution results in organizational change and growth at a number of points such as: in the enabling environment, an organization, and within individuals.
Users can create a variety of models to help them assess and visualize the gaps in organization capacity development required to deliver the strategy. Users can then identify the core issues areas and factors (the levers) where change would have the greatest impact in strengthening organization capacity development to achieve the strategic objectives and mission.
Crafting Sound Strategies
Crafting a sound strategy requires managers to identify problems of strategic relevance through strategic issues diagnosis then formulate appropriate strategies to solve them. This is a difficult task which requires some framework to guide managers and staff towards coherent decision-making and results.
A model based approach to crafting strategy enables managers and strategists to follow a systematic and coherent approach to discovery and definition of problems to be solved; and analysis and synthesis to inform their decisions in formulating /designing sound strategies to solve those problems.
Models of the formulated strategies can be reviewed to enasure they are acceptable to the relevant stakeholders, and evaluated throuigh simulation to determine the likelihood of the expected outcomes and impact prior to investment in their mplementation.
Optimizing Operations Capacity
Capacity is the limiting capability of a productive unit to produce within stated time periods, normally expressed in terms of output units per unit of time. Effective capacity is the maximum amount of work that organization is capable of completing in a given time period due to constraints such as quality problems, delays, material handling, etc.
Operations Management strategically, involves decisions on design and development of operations capacity in terms of design of a tailored Operations System with its competencies aligned with the competitive position the firm seeks over time. Operations Management, tactically, is concerned with utilizing the Operations System to provide the best match (fit) of supply with demand.
Users can create models of the operations system design to run simulation experiments in determing the optimum effective capacity for a particular configuration of an organization's Operations System .
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