Thursday, August 25, 2011

Are Your Advantages Expired?

Unfortunately, competitive advantages do not come in the prescription bottles with clearly displayed expiration dates. But advantages do expire: Competitors adopt them so it is no more a differentiation, the capability becomes too commonplace that it simply becomes a basic expectation, it gets commoditized and loses its value. Understanding that the competitive advantages have a window-of-opportunity can help corporations better prioritize their capital investments targeted at creating new capabilities. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mastered TCO? Now Learn TVO.

The total cost of ownership or TCO has long been the focus of sourcing and procurement  A new report from Accenture says the pioneers are now moving towards total value of ownership or TVO. Just semantics or real evolution: Decide for yourself though there are definite ideas that are worth emulating.