An UCLA management professor identifies the attributes of what he calls “bad strategy” and lays out a three-step process to build effective business strategies.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Between 2009 and 2011, successful execution of business strategy gained the highest momentum among retailers perception of risks. Retailers are less worried about the consumer spending, however, the consumer trends still rule: Retailers still want to know what interests consumers most and how to translate that into their merchandise on the shelf. Another significant finding from the BDO USA’s report on retailers’ perception of risks in 2011 reveals that they are much more focused on defining and executing a successful business strategy. The report is based on SEC 10-K filings of the 100 largest US retailers.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Not having a good demand forecast can create business inefficiencies from sub-par price realization, higher inventory costs, higher replenishment costs, and significant lost sales. But the same is true when companies have too many (disparate) demand forecasts driving these functions. What is an enterprise to do? Create a single demand forecast that addresses their various needs, across functions and across time, and create plans that are fully aligned with each other.