Value Chains and Industries

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Elias, Israel

Value Chains and Industries

Interestingly, different industries often emphasize different activities in the value chain. For example, retailers traditionally focus on inbound and outbound logistics and procurement, while manufacturing companies might focus on operations and technology development. Many software companies focus on marketing and sales, and typically banks are good at services and firm infrastructure.


Gian Z., Netherlands

Value chains and Industries

That would be a combination of focus, core competencies and specific vertical markets (within banking you can further segment, uncovering even more broad trends...)
In my opinion it all boils down to the strategy and positioning of that particular company. The framework is particularly interesting (to me...) when setting up new organizations... It can then be used as a blueprint.

Warren Miller, USA

Value Chains and Industries

Porter's value chain is much overrated. Unlike his five-forces framework, for which he recently wrot... Sign up

Wendy, UK

Value Chains & Industries

Elias, I agree. Organisations tend to focus on those parts of the value chain in which they perceive... Sign up

Gustav, Denmark

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I think that the work by Stabell and Fjelstad is a valuable supplement to Porter value Chain model. ... Sign up

Enzo Zamboni, Argentine

Value Chain and Industries

I agree, Elias.. but depending on the point of view from the organization to Michael Porter´s Value ... Sign up

Mohamed A. Farah, Uganda

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The success or failure of an organisation depends on how it correlated the primary and seconday acti... Sign up


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