A company's corporate strategy is as essential as it gets. The role of corporate strategy is to ensure that the whole value of the enterprise is more than the sum of its parts.
Developing a winning corporate strategy requires a relentless focus on value creation and thoughtful attention in three important areas:
Set a clear, shared, long-term vision, that motivates the team and engages investors. Where do we want to be in five or ten years?
Then define a portfolio strategy, to realize the vision. Which businesses should we be in? Where should we expand and where is it best to divest?
Finally, establish the corporate policies and processes, that reflect the corporation's parenting approach. How do we link strategy to value creation?
Business Unit Strategy
In today's increasingly turbulent markets, characterized by digital disruption and blurring industry boundaries, devising and executing a winning strategy is harder than ever.
Each business unit within a corporation needs its own strategy to prevail over existing and potential rivals. A successful business unit strategy would get results fast.
Business unit strategy is a critical complement to corporate strategy. If corporate strategy is about determining the optimal allocation of capital across a portfolio of strategic business units, the objective of business unit strategy is to decide how best to deploy that capital to create value.
A business unit only prospers if it can satisfy the changing needs of its chosen customers both more fully and more profitably than its competitors.
While many leading organizations understand the power of purpose, they find that activating it through their strategies and realizing its full value is much more challenging.
Our purpose is to support you on the journey to successfully define and activate your purpose.
ACS Consulting is driven to ask and answer the bigger, better and more impactful questions about purpose. We can help you uncover and activate your organization’s real purpose by jointly defining your business strategy that inspires your customers and employees to act.
Innovation & Strategy
Innovation is not optional. It is a must. To not only survive, but thrive 10 years from now, companies will need to create businesses and cultures capable of driving the duality of optimal performance today and innovation for the future.
Generating ideas is only 5% of the challenge. At least 95% of innovation success is based in the ability to execute and bring amazing things to customers at full global scale.
ACS's innovation approach is based on the premise of making hard things easy and imagining the art of the possible. As the future is many, not one, we jointly build and validate scenarios with you.
We work with you to shape your future business model and deploy new offerings. We are constantly evolving to help you drive your business forward, turning threat into opportunity.
Companies are operating in an uncertain world, where they must continuously adapt to business disruption. In this “constant state of emergence,” companies must evolve at a speed that matches the pace of digital technology adoption.
Every business model and every business process is vulnerable whether they are focused on growing, optimizing or protecting their business.
Any company that fails to take advantage of existing and emerging digital technologies to reinvent itself will be left behind. But it’s not just about adapting to and implementing new technology, it’s about running a business like a digital leader.
At ACS Consulting, we believe that converting these threats into opportunities and riding the next wave of uncertainty requires a different kind of strategy i.e. a “re-strategy” manifesto that constantly evolves at digital speed.
Growth & Strategy
ACS Consulting can help you develop a growth strategy that exploits sales potential and puts your organization in a strategically favourable position to gain market share.
We understand the importance of considering market demand, specific products and services, relevant tax, trade and risk implications, and an advantageous go-to-market approach.
In summary, we help to provide both the vision and strategy to achieve growth. This involves traditional growth strategy, developing new and assessing existing portfolio, market and footprint strategies. In addition, we support you in driving your growth agenda.
Setting or changing pricing strategy has huge implications for earnings and market perceptions.
Over the past few decades, the growth of pricing discipline, which can generate significant market value, has accelerated.
We help your organization develop innovative pricing strategies that support your broader market and business strategies and apply analytics to better understand price performance and help create value.
Like the industrial age before, the Transformative Age is changing how we live, work and play. Quick fixes no longer will suffice. Instead, organizations need to be thinking about fundamental transformation that will give them the agility to adapt.
In today’s environment, companies experience constant change due to shifting stakeholder expectations. Employees, customers and investors are seeking deeper reasons for engagement. Therefore, organizations need to be thinking about fundamental transformation to meet these expectations.
ACS Consulting can help you unlock the inherent value along the entire transformation spectrum. Whether it is purpose, business and operating model, process and function, or tools and technology. Together, ACS can provide better outcomes and long-lasting results, from strategy to execution.
Purpose-Led Transformation is a new approach to driving strategic transformation, innovation and growth.
We define purpose as an organization’s clear reason for being that serves to set strategic vision and decision-making.
A strong purpose focuses the business strategy on delivering value and meaning for customers, employees and other stakeholders, which finally boosts the prosperity of your organization.
Enterprise Operating Model
External forces - changes in technology, customer preferences, and competitive environment - and internal forces - strategy shift, operational cost increase, and leadership change - trigger the need for companies to change their operating model to stay competitive.
Enterprise Operating Model supports strategy execution and drives value through:
Unlocking top-line growth: pursuing new business models or restructuring existing ones to deliver integrated client outcomes
Differentiating core capabilities (including performance): increasing operational effectiveness
Driving sustainable profitability: optimizing enterprise costs
Enterprise Cost Reduction
For every organization, the focus is not just on growth, but also on profitability: it’s important to ask what measures have been taken to grow profitability.
It’s about aligning cost structure with corporate strategy and controlling costs and using those savings to unlock growth. This results in operational and capital efficiencies that improve the bottom line while serving customers and shareholders more effectively.
ACS identifies, prioritizes and helps implement initiatives that address a wide range of cash, cost and capital challenges.
The detailed frameworks and change management methodology supports ACS clients to achieve their current objectives and their future aspirations.