Progressive deregulation in the industry has revealed that there is little perceived product/brand differentiation in traditional utilities (water, electricity, gas, etc.). The customer, used to contracting utilities from Government-designated suppliers, does not associate certain qualities to the supplying brand as it is the case in other industries. This has coincided with the emergence and consolidation of technological advances and mass data processing capabilities, as well as with a changing environment due to regulatory changes, a modified global energy map and a complex economic situation that affects energy consumption.
These circumstances pose many management challenges related not only to the effort of “defending” the current positioning and to diversification, but also with how to measure, support and effectively manage business with proper monitoring and control of the various risks and opportunities associated with these activities, as well as with ensuring best practices are implemented with a view to complying with business obligations.
Additionally, corporations face a transformation challenge (as a result of the global macroeconomic environment and of numerous mergers, acquisitions, business segregations etc.), which requires them to focus on improving efficiency and on their ability to create value for their customers and shareholders. Organizations are thus focusing on innovative initiatives that will allow them to maximize their potential.
At Management Solutions, we help to maximize each company’s core business and join the company in its diversification challenges by optimizing its potential and taking account of the structural impacts on its organization.
In order to achieve success, we help clients redesign their value chain in terms of operational excellence and technological innovation, as well as appropriate management of their cost structure and risks.