terça-feira, fevereiro 22, 2011

"Demand now rules" e isso faz toda a diferença!

A leitura de "How Companies Win" de Rick Kash e David Calhoun foi uma constante espécie de reconfortante "dejá vu" relativamente às ideias defendidas neste blogue e no nosso trabalho nas empresas:
"3. Supply Chain Management

no longer the decisive factor it once was.

Supply must be tempered, channeled, and directed by an equivalent attention to the demand side of the equation. Your supply chain can’t truly be optimized unless you thoroughly understand the demand it is built to serve" (Moi ici: Dá para recordar logo "este artigo da Harvard Business Review na internet "Lean Consumption" de James P. Womack e Daniel T. Jones, onde se pode ler:
"Shoe stores don’t do any better. By relocating most production for North America and Europe to Southeast Asia and putting retailers on 150-day order windows, the shoe industry has created a marvel of low cost at the factory gate in combination with an extraordinary array of styles (about half of which only endure for one three-month selling season). But suppose you want the size nine “Wonder Wings” in gray? The chances are only 80% (an industry average) that they will be in stock; and there is a good possibility (because of the long order window) that they will never be in stock again. Not to worry, though. There are millions of size nine Wonder Wings in pink available and many more on the way because the order flow, once turned on, cannot be turned off and the replenishment cycle is so long. As a result, the shoe industry fails to get one customer in five the product he or she actually wants, while it remainders 40% of total production (pink Wonder Wings, for example) through secondary channels at much lower revenues."
E ainda o início da coluna "The perils of efficiency" neste outro artigo da Harvard Business Review de Outubro de 2004 "The Triple A Supply Chain" de Hau Lee").

4. Alignment and Execution
No organization can win if its parts are not all aligned to execute the same strategy and achieve the same goals.

The company that has not aligned its internal resources in pursuit of a precisely defined goal is wasting resources (Moi ici: concentrar uma organização no que é essencial!) it can no longer afford to squander. And the company that can’t execute with ever greater speed is one that risks being left behind.

1. The Primacy of Demand

demand is the new game changer. You can’t win anymore through great supply chain management alone; it remains necessary, but it is no longer sufficient. Today, almost every industry and category is in a significant oversupply situation, and any company that expects to maintain strong profitability and outpace its competitors must compete on demand. Demand now rules, and it will for years to come.
2. Adding the Fifth P: Precision
For forty years, most business students have been taught the four P’s of marketing: product, price, place, and promotion. This model has proven to be remarkably influential and enduring. But to win in this new competitive environment we need to add one more P to the mix: precision. The greater the precision in analyzing demand, the tighter the alignment between what you want to sell and what the customer wants to buy. (Moi ici: Ainda recentemente encontrei o mesmo termo "precision markets" nas palavras de Jonathan Byrnes).

3. Innovation as a Science of Demand
In the demand economy, a spirit of innovation must now permeate the entire organization.

Successful innovation is to find unsatisfied profitable demand and fulfill it.

4. Developing a Clear Thesis for Winning
… powerful thesis for how they will win in the marketplace that can be expressed in simple terms the entire organization can understand.

5. Building the Mental Model
It is not enough to simply express your company’s strategy for competing and winning against the competition. Rather, that strategy must be supported, endorsed, and believed in by the people inside the company. This is best accomplished with the creation of a clear statement of how the company will win, and then that statement must be promulgated through every part of the company until it becomes second nature to every employee. A successful Mental Model of how you will compete and win is shared throughout your organization." (Moi ici: é aqui que um mapa da estratégia faz maravilhas como suporte para a comunicação e o alinhamento das mentes)

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