Travel by train is great, especially in the Netherlands. We have one of the best train systems in the world in terms of density and comfort (with a bit of a hard time when the leaves start falling, or when we have serious snow).
This is the last posting of this blog series which includes the case study. The case study helps portray the theoretical concepts that have been covered in the previous blog posts: the strategy, the canvas, and the implementation.
Posted by Henry Franken on February 4th, 2014 | Number of views: 1074
This is the third posting in my series on strategic use of business models. I will pick up where I left off in the previous posting, where I discussed the notion of strategic issues and the need to reconcile them in order to define ones strategy.
Posted by Henry Franken on January 28th, 2014 | Number of views: 591
The term “strategy” is perhaps one of the most misused, and misunderstood concepts in business literature. On the one hand it is referred to with a connotation of long term planning (i.e., strategy – tactics – operations) and on the other it may refer to positioning the firm with respect...
Business models are helpful tools for setting out a strategy and steering an organization in the “right” direction. Furthermore, business models foster discussions on the way organizations want to deliver value to their customers. Building business models is fun! Thinking about your organization and its future in an abstract manner...
Posted by Henry Franken on January 21st, 2014 | Number of views: 803
Times are tough: many businesses are struggling to stay afloat in the wild economic currents. Many organizations attempt to find a “blue ocean” of uncontested space, but let’s face it: most of us are stuck in a “red ocean” with a lot of competition, growing power of both suppliers and...
Posted by Bas Beuger on January 9th, 2014 | Number of views: 616
In this blog I will describe how to elaborate the identified processes in order to specify the requirements. In my first blog regarding ERP implementation I presented an effective approach for ERP implementation. In my second blog I discussed the first three steps of this approach.