Turning complexity into a competitive advantage
Complexity affects every aspect of a global business, from day-to-day operations at the lowest level right up to senior management strategic planning. So much so, that economies of scale, scope and skills can often appear in danger of being checkmated by the ‘economies of complexity.’ Very few organisations have really come to grips with the strategic challenge of improving market share and driving innovation and profitability, while managing complexity in the process. The good news is that excessive complexity can be reversed and prevented and if you can identify the unique nature of the complexity in your company, a third of the task is already behind you.
Celerant Consulting has run more than 1,500 projects across the globe involving varying degrees of complexity. Our approach focuses on three dimensions for the achievement of business performance: understanding customer standards, eliminating structural divergence and minimising process complexity. We know there’s no silver-bullet solution that can be universally applied, but whatever the industrial sector, company size or its level of globalisation, our experience has shown that Asset Management, Process Excellence, Business Performance Management Organisational Effectiveness are the fundamental areas that need to be considered to effectively manage complexity.