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Operations Strategy versus Business Strategy
Edie
What are the the differences between the operations strategy and the business strategy? And what do they have in common? Thanks for your replies.
 

 
Operations Strategy versus Business Strategy
Sam Hwambo. BA Hons. Bus Stud (Open), Accountant, Zimbabwe, Member
Operations strategy relates to the day-to-day running of the business and is short term in nature.
The business strategy is the ove...Sign up
 

 
Operation versus Business Strategy
Rajeev Kumar, Manager, India, Member
There is no clear demarcation between operation and business strategy. However the business strategy is more holistic and affects the business ...Sign up
 

 
Operation Strategy and Business Strategy
KOVIT SKULSANGJUNTR, Management Consultant, Thailand, Member
Operation is what you do to achieve business results. Operation strategy is mainly considering your internal available resouces and supply, whi...Sign up
 

 
Operations - versus Business Strategy
Kroon
Although the business strategy and operation strategy form an integrated whole, they both require a different set of skill and focus.
- The bu...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Business Strategy
Robert, Consultant, United States, Member
Business strategy is the bigger picture plan looking ahead for "WHAT" your company should do and be; Operations strategy is "HOW" it will be governed ...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Business Strategy
Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos, Business Consultant, Greece, Member
Kroon from South Africa has given the best description.
Although we rarely talk about "operations strategy" but simply "operations" we nee...Sign up
 

 
Operations and Business Strategy
Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos, Business Consultant, Greece, Member
Tomas, your answer is OK. To put it more simply, "strategy" refers generally to business. When we talk about "operations" we mean "execution...Sign up
 

 
Operation is Part of Business Strategy
Dr Gary Jones, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
A link that seems to be missing here is that strategic management is carried out to obtain the corporations strategy. It is the implementation ...Sign up
 

 
Operations Strategy versus Business Straegy
Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos, Business Consultant, Greece, Member
If I am reading Gary Jones' comment correctly, he is not saying that operations is part of business strategy; he is saying, correctly, that it is i...Sign up
 

 
Control and Evaluation of Strategy
Dr Gary Jones, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
Whatever title you give strategy, it is imperative that you have a measurement of its success. Without measurement you have no control over str...Sign up
 

 
Control and Evaluation Strategy
Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos, Business Consultant, Greece, Member
Yes, but you have to take all elements of managerial actions in a logical sequence, otherwise you risk confusing concepts and the different ind...Sign up
 

 
Control and Evaluation Strategy
Dr Gary Jones, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
Yes I agree - it is consistent with my initial entry in this forum. Strategic management is the prioritization of strategic actions and initiatives. L...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Business Strategy
Steven Cofrancesco
This is an interesting thread, and I hope I can contribute:
There are considered to be three (or possibly four) levels of all organizations: c...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Business Strategy
Dr Gary Jones, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
Steven good answer. Corporate strategy is strategic planning (rationalist paradigm). The business strategy as defined by yourself is the processualist...Sign up
 

 
Operations and Business Strategy should be Bidirectional
Steven Cofrancesco
Thanks for your response, Gary. I think you are absolutely correct, that strategy formulation is not only top down or bottom up, but rather bidirectio...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Business Strategy
Dr Gary Jones, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
Steven its very difficult to get out ideas out in so few words. But I will have a go. By definition if the long term strategic planning (rationalist p...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Business Strategy
Steven Cofrancesco
Gary, I'm not sure I'm understanding your main point: are you saying that because any corporate or business strategy requires implementation, which th...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Business Strategy
Joseph Pangilinan, Turnaround Manager, Philippines, Member
Strategy, at any level, has to do with the efforts of a company to win & to keep winning in the marketplace, i.e. to gain & sustain competitive advant...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Business Strategy
Dr Gary Jones, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
Steven. Different words - same meanings. Strategic planning relies on its strategic processes to encompass the power and efficiency required to...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Business Strategy
Steven Cofrancesco
Thanks for your input, Joseph. I think you make a good point about alignment of strategies across levels.
Gary, I understand your point now; than...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Business Strategy
Dr Gary Jones, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
Steven. Best way for me to sum up what I am saying is refer you to an article by Henry Mintzberg and Joseph Lampel 'Reflecting on the Strategy Process...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Health of the Goose, not Just Golden Eggs
Joseph Pangilinan, Turnaround Manager, Philippines, Member
What is the point of doubling sales, if you end up with half your sales and/or production force?
Strategic management (planning, organizing, l...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Business Strategy
Steven Cofrancesco
Thanks once again, Gary. I think one more point deserves attention: now I see that you are talking about the strategy process as a whole (the f...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Strategy
Dr Gary Jones, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
Hi Steven and all that are watching us butt heads. You are exactly right. There is an inception point to every subunit of strategy. This is strategic ...Sign up
 

 
Ambiguous Terms..
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
Steven, Gary, unfortunately there is no common and agreed definition of the terms 'strategy', 'strategic management' and 'strategic planning':
- ...Sign up
 

 
Operations versus Business Strategy
Steven Cofrancesco
Thanks once again, Gary; I think it's been a beneficial discussion.
The Editor also makes a very accurate point about no agreed upon definitions...Sign up
 

 
Business Strategy versus Operations Strategy
Nasir Awan, Strategist, Saudi Arabia, Member
In fact once the business strategy is well set than the next steps are execution and integration in the whole operations.
Getting the business st...Sign up
 

 
Strategic Planning Going to Lower Levels
Jose R Paz Barahona, Professor, Costa Rica, Member
In the practical day to day reality, I don´t feel that strategic planning must always go top and down, back and forth, sometime it must be set up and ...Sign up
 

 
Business Strategy versus Operations Strategy
Lesley Govender, South Africa, Member
Both are intertwined. However there is an hierarchy to eventually achieving results. Whilst business strategies are competitor / mandate related, oper...Sign up
 

 
Operations Strategy versus Business Strategy
Ajai Dayal, Business Consultant, India, Member
The "operations strategy" is traditionally / normally referred to as "operations planning and control".
It has a time horizon of approx 1 year. C...Sign up
 

 
Operations Strategy versus Business Straegy
Prof. Alkis S. Magdalinos, Business Consultant, Greece, Member
Dear Ajal, you are quite right. A long period of time is far more difficult to extrapolate than a short period, since the chances of extreme changes a...Sign up
 

 
Strategy: Business and Operations
Joe N.Cavada, Management Consultant, Philippines, Member
@Robert : I agree business strategy focuses on WHAT, while operations strategy focuses on the HOW.
Being stra...Sign up
 

 
Operations Strategy versus Business Strategy
rio-roshi merit, Student (University), Nigeria, Member
- Operations strategy takes into consideration only the day-day activities.
- The operations strategy acts on the foundation made already/availab...Sign up
 

 
Who is Dealing with Operations Strategy versus Business Strategy?
Moses Mutethia Muriungi, Strategy Consultant, Kenya, Member
I like these scholarly managerial contributions from all of you, and I concur that business strategy focuses on the bigger picture pointing to the dir...Sign up
 

 
Operations Strategy versus Business Strategy
Moodley
Business strategy is when a Mark Zuckerberg decides to design a new generational social network website for millions around the world; operations stra...Sign up
 

 
Three Levels of Strategy
Steven Delport, Consultant, South Africa, Member
Depending on the type of organisation there will be three or two levels of strategy - corporate, business and functional.
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Operations versus Business Strategy
Alan Kennedy
If we accept Henri Fayol's observation, in General and Industrial Management, 1916, that there are strategies common to all organizations, we can see ...Sign up
 

 
Business Strategy versus Operations Strategy
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, Premium Member
Operations Strategy is about HOW to go,
Business Strategy is about WHERE to go.
Operations refers to the machine you are running, Business i...Sign up
 

 
Response to Sams Reaction
Thomas Solomon, Student (University), Nigeria, Member
@Sam Hwambo. BA Hons. Bus Stud (Open) what you take to be business strategy is not, but rather an organisation visio...Sign up
 

 
Operations Strategy versus Business Strategy
Ajai Dayal, Business Consultant, India, Member
Business Strategy is
1. Choosing an empty space to conquer when there is no competition
2. Choosing specific direction /parameter where it c...Sign up
 

 
Business Strategy versus Operations Strategy - an Oxymoron?
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
If the business strategy is to compete with the operational strategy in a business the result must be failure.
Business strategy and operational ...Sign up
 

 
Operations Strategy versus Business Strategy
mattwatson, Business Consultant, Member
Basically Operation strategy is a small side of Business strategy. A business strategy should be planned quite early when starting a business. The ope...Sign up
 

 
The Good Ship Strategy
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
Assume, for an instant, that the business is a ship. The overall determination of destination and functioning of the ship is the responsibility of the...Sign up
 

 
Operations Versus Business Strategies
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Operations Strategy is typically dealing with: cycle time; working capital; customer service; cost; process activities; technology; skills and knowled...Sign up
 

 
Understanding Operations versus Business Strategies
rajiv gupta, Business Consultant, India, Member
A simple analogy is to equate business strategy with 'doing the right things', which is usually in the context of customer segment(s)/market selection...Sign up
 

 
Doing the Right Things Right
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, Premium Member
The business strategy handles the "raison d'ętre" of a business. It focuses on the business model, the market conditions etc.
The operational str...Sign up
 

 
 


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