Strategies: What is Your Market Saying to You?
this difficult time for business, companies failing to reinvent
their business models are in danger of becoming commoditized, competing
on the downward spiral of costs alone through undifferentiated offerings.
In a normal business cycle, that can spell reduced profitability,
but in an economic downturn it can lead to financial ruin.
can a business maximize offerings using the Internet? The key is
to evaluate your markets and your value chains with an eye to separating
atoms from bits. Let's explore some business patterns and how to
address and capitalize on them. What patterns are playing out in
your industry? You can't vanquish an enemy you don't know. Follow
the links to investigate the pattern types.
cut across multiple industries for extended periods of time.
They earn the label "mega" because of their impact
and their scope.
are the new, nontraditional criteria for value chain moves as
formerly stable industries are being compressed, broken up and
put together again in new ways.
Patterns are emerging across a variety of industries, while
their behaviors display similar, repeatable opportunities.
Patterns outline changes in distribution patterns as power
and influence shifts downstream, closer to customers.
Patterns show changes in the power equation as shifts transfer
influence to brands, blockbusters and solutions.
Patterns are the primary assets in a new generation of wealth
Patterns are the strategic changes in management that must
occur to capitalize on the New Economy.
content based upon Profit Patterns, by Slywotzky, Morrison,
Moser, Mundt and Quella, published by Times Business, Random House,
copyright © 1999 Mercer Management Consulting, Inc.