A Firm’s Competitive Strategy Starts with its Value Proposition Described by its Value Chain Model

By Donald Jess


This value proposition and required capabilities can be identified using the Strategic Capability Networks. The capabilities must be in alignment with a consistent Enterprise Operations Model with regard to the extent of business process integration and standardization. Capabilities execution is enabled by a portfolio of underlying enabling services. The capability the enabling service provides to a firm’s competitive differentiation, the Sourcing Decision Model will provide guidance on service provider. A linear programming analysis is a potential solution to best allocate enabling services.