Addressing Changes in CSR Awareness

DESCRIPTION The public opinion on how a manufacturing company (or any company for that matter) should be operated is increasingly making demands based on climate, Covid-19, CSR, increased globalization, change in energy sources, the UN 17 goals for sustainability, and more. Hence, there is a need to look profoundly at how the company should look […]

Investing In Startup Companies – for Corporates

DESCRIPTION Investing in startup and early-stage companies as a chosen strategy to quickly and/or alternatively get new products or services or to launch R&D projects, without setting up an internal team might be some of the arguments for looking at these companies for investment. However, it is not without challenges to investing in startup companies, […]

Corporate Branding

DESCRIPTION The company is in a situation where the market is either new (new brand-name, new geographic or product market), is fragmented, or its products are perceived as generic? How does the company position itself when some or more of these characteristics describe the market situation? A concurrent issue is that the market is business-to-business, […]

Efficiency and the PMO

DESCRIPTION After having made all (or most) of the possible adjustments when it comes to making processes more efficient (LEAN) and removed or changed the excessive use of resources, there are still more openings to become more efficient. One such opening is through introducing a Project Management Office (or PMO for short). The basic idea […]

Managing Growth

DESCRIPTION Having experienced a period of growth may have had the consequence that business processes have become less efficient and may also have influenced company culture so that cost focus/awareness has become somewhat distant. Market demand may equally be above the company capacity which will either open for new competitors and/or strain the company as […]

M&A – Acquisitions

DESCRIPTION This topic is about navigating through obstacles, and in the end, having a successful acquisition that improves total company performance. It isn’t necessarily easy being in a situation where the purchase of a supplementing company may be an answer, as a way to either create growth, access new markets or customers, add to the […]

Investment and Future Markets

DESCRIPTION Trying to foresee what the next profitable market will look like, either geographically (new BRIC’s) or product/service is important to the company investment profile. The essence of this seminar is, if there are any tell-tales that may be derived from current markets/products/services both existing and potential. Part of this is also how to narrow […]

Corporate Positioning

DESCRIPTION Positioning of the company in the global marketplace – including price, product lines, marketing, and other factors that determine the company’s position – is constantly being challenged by the competitive battlefield. Not only the direct competitors – but clients, suppliers, local governments, etc.? SPECIFIC ISSUES AND KNOWLEDGE NEEDED TO MAKE DECISIONS Can the company […]

Go-To-Market Strategy

DESCRIPTION Increasing demand on being more efficient in meeting the market and the existing development of market demand, new ways introducing and trading company products and services are called for. One such way may be through the more creative use of e-business and more thorough integration with customers and suppliers. This includes an evaluation of […]

Growth In Mature Markets

DESCRIPTION Normally there are a few well-known ways of addressing a mature market such as cost-leadership, a brand strategy, M&A, and R&D. However, in many cases, these known strategies do not suffice to meet the market development, so how does one address a mature market immune to “normal” behavior if you wish to grow your […]