Corporate Strategy

Contemporary corporate strategy is about sorting out the dilemmas you know now while building in flexibility for future uncertainty

Key challenges

In today's business environment companies are facing many challenges related to strategy development, e.g.:

  • How do you strike the right balance between a medium term strategic direction and a short term action plan?
  • Should you choose between a problem focused strategy or a 360 degrees strategy?
  • How should companies think about strategy given the many approaches out there, e.g., core competences, playing to win, moon shots, light houses, must-win battles?
  • Should you develop an inside-out or outside-in strategy?
  • How real is the risk of digital disruption and how should that affect the strategy?

 

Our services

We work with corporate executives on formulating and implementing the overall strategy for the multi-national group, for a business unit, a customer or product segment. Naturally, this includes exploiting digital & technology opportunities where relevant.


Services include: 

  • Corporate strategy
  • Business unit strategy
  • Growth strategy, incl. market segmentation, competitor analysis
  • M&A screening, due diligence and post merger integration
  • Digitization strategy
  • Turn around strategy execution
  • Product strategy and product portfolio management
  • Product innovation
  • Business development

Most relevant for: CEO, CFO, Head of Business Unit or Head of R&D

 

Examples of our proprietary concepts and methods 

  • Comprehensive framework for exploring an extensive set of possibilities for growth and increased competitive advantage
  • Systematic and 360 degree external and internal strategic review and strategy development
  • Concept and method for product portfolio development strategy
  • Digital innovation for value & experimentation, a set of structured approaches and processes for unlocking the opportunities of digitization
  • An approach and tools for advanced business case development for winning proposals
  • Activity area cost & transaction analysis, including internal and external benchmarking
  • Concept for performing a due diligence of a business unit
  • Structured innovation approach, processes and cultural change techniques

Selected case studies

Growth strategy and new operating model for leading supplier of spare parts and services

Growth strategy and new operating model for leading supplier of spare parts and services

A global supplier of aviation spare parts had invested heavily in global processes and technology, but had not seen sign…

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Improving commercial setup in major UK energy company through best practice change management

Improving commercial setup in major UK energy company through best practice change management

A large company in the UK energy market, while expecting a period of growth and transformation, was determined to improv…

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Design of new project governance model

Design of new project governance model

The client was managing a multi-billion portfolio of investment projects, which they were also implementing. As the busi…

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Product strategy for an industrial company

Product strategy for an industrial company

A business unit of a large industrial conglomerate of Danish origin was unsure where to invest future R&D spend to meet…

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International growth strategy for offshore service provider

International growth strategy for offshore service provider

A large and complex multi-service provider to the offshore energy sector was determined to improve its top line growth a…

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Consolidation strategy for a major energy company

Consolidation strategy for a major energy company

The power generation business in one of Europe’s major energy companies was established as a separate business area and…

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Go-to-market strategy for a ground breaking innovation

Go-to-market strategy for a ground breaking innovation

A US based technology company wanted to find the best way to approach the market for a ground breaking innovation within…

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Selected perspectives

Big Data: The Six I’s To Value Impact

Big Data: The Six I’s To Value Impact

April 2016

Sorting out how to leverage Big Data in a business strategy is just as crucial as dealing with the voluminous nature.

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Think Outside The Organisational Box

Think Outside The Organisational Box

January 2013

Managers should spend their time differently after a big organisational change.

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Making Decisions in an International Management Team

Making Decisions in an International Management Team

October 2015

Take better and quicker decisions by using an approach that fits both the corporate and national business culture.

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Smart Homes: Clever Strategies Needed

Smart Homes: Clever Strategies Needed

June 2019

Three competitive battles are likely to play out in the near future as the war for convenience, design and sustainabilit…

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Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

February 2016

Digital businesses are innovative and disruptive but not always valuable – Meet the Digital Illusionist, Digital Idealis…

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Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

February 2012

If your purchasing people are sourcing and your line managers are procuring you are not exploiting your organization’s b…

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