Supply Chain Shifts in the Ever-Tumultuous Health Industry

Posted by Robert Flynn on Jan 19, 2018 3:33:19 PM

Supply Chain Shifts.jpgCapitalism has its flaws. Economists as diverse as Adam Smith to Karl Marx would agree to this premise. Yet one strength that capitalism brings to bear in the marketplace is efficiency, particularly the ability to identify and capture substitute products and services when supply and demand constrains efficient market activity. Nowhere is this dynamic more apparent than in the seemingly ever-tumultuous health industry.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Pharma, Scenario Analysis, Competitive Strategy, Robert Flynn, Pharmaceuticals

The Rideshare Opportunity in Kenya and Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted by Ben Price on Jan 16, 2018 4:04:51 PM

Nairobi, Kenya, the hub of East Africa, is a bustling city marked by contradictions – for example, it houses a combination of highly developed corporate high-rise offices and traditional African trade markets consisting of temporary kiosks and relatively permanent dukas. A more tangible contradiction is in transportation. A recent boom in automobile sales has plagued the city with horrendous traffic due to poor road infrastructure. Yet for those many who cannot afford to own a vehicle, transportation comes in the form of taxis, mutatus (buses), and Uber.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Product Roadmap, Brand Insights, Scenario Analysis, Competitive Strategy, Early Warning

Upcoming Event: Robert Flynn Speaking at Pharma CI US Conference & Exhibition September 14th

Posted by Fuld + Company on Aug 23, 2016 9:19:47 AM

Join us this month at the Pharma CI Conference & Exhibition taking place September 13th - 14th at the Hilton Parsippany in Parsippany, New Jersey.

The Pharma CI Conference & Exhibition is the largest assembly of senior level pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device professionals seeking the latest news and the chance to network with all the industry’s luminaries.

Members of our Life Sciences team will be at our booth to find out how we can address your competitive intelligence and strategy development needs in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and diagnostics industries. Robert Flynn, Principal, Strategic Accounts, will be giving a talk on early warning through scenario planning on Wednesday, September 14th.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Early Warning Monitoring, Fuld + Company, Pharma, Scenario Analysis

Of Course Nobody Saw Brexit or Donald Trump Coming

Posted by Ken Sawka on Jul 6, 2016 2:22:24 PM

I recently ran a scenario-based strategic planning engagement with a European online entertainment company. In it, we created five future, plausible scenarios that described what the external operating environment could look like for our client in the next five to seven years. 

In one scenario, the global entertainment industry underwent massive consolidation as technological advances enabled cheap, on-demand entertainment of all sorts that provided the largest entertainment companies an incredible opportunity. In another, trade wars broke out restricting the free flow of intellectual property, leading to a proliferation of “black market” entertainment operations in which shady operators offered products based on questionable access to content. 

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Scenario Analysis, Competitive Strategy

New Video: What is Strategic Planning?

Posted by Fuld + Company on Mar 4, 2016 11:17:03 AM

Effective intelligence gathering depends on a well-articulated strategic plan.

Implementing strategy means setting goals and outlining tactics, but that can't happen without first defining optimal competitive positioning. 

Ken Sawka, CEO + President, discusses the nature of strategic planning with Tarun Mehra, Principal, Market Insights, in our latest video, pointing out the link between an accurate assessment of the external environment and a sustainable competitive advantage:

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Topics: War Games, Fuld + Company, Scenario Analysis, Competitive Strategy

Meeting Emerging Competitive Threats Head On

Posted by Fuld + Company on Feb 29, 2016 3:50:55 PM

For companies needing to understand, and potentially neutralize, an emerging competitive threat, sound competitive intelligence (CI) lays the foundation for unbiased strategic advice.

CI clarifies the nature and severity of the challenge so that you can develop actionable contingency plans and counter-measures to dampen the impact of the emerging threat before it fully materializes.  

Emerging competitive threats can take many forms:

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Fuld + Company, Innovation, Market Analysis, Scenario Analysis, Competitive Strategy

New White Paper: Navigating Risks in Emerging Economies

Posted by Fuld + Company on Feb 19, 2016 10:53:04 AM

Emerging markets present unique competitive challenges. While companies may account for obvious obstacles such as institutional voids and evolving infrastructure, they can fall victim to subtle cultural differences by neglecting to complete on-the-ground research prior to expansion. Local competition knows the rules of the game better than even the most savvy international firm.

Packed with exemplary successes and cautionary tales, our newest white paper - authored by Nathaniel Emmons, Director, Diversified practice - lays out the need for a systematic approach when entering frontier economies. Based on insights from security experts and seasoned investors, the paper offers a four part framework for identifying, analyzing, and reacting to risks and includes an Overseas Expansion Checklist.

To add real-world applicability, the paper focuses on bureaucratic hurdles, political risks, and security issues in diverse African and Asian countries:

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Consumer Goods, Early Warning Monitoring, Manufacturing/Industrial, Market Analysis, New Market Entry, Scenario Analysis, Travel/Hospitality, Competitive Strategy

Fuld + Company and Agromeris Partner to Expand Services for Food and Agriculture Industry

Posted by Fuld + Company on Dec 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BOSTON, MA, December 14, 2015 -- Fuld + Company, a competitive intelligence, strategy, and consulting firm, announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Agromeris, a food and agriculture consulting firm.

The partnership provides Agromeris with methodological expertise and research capacity, drawn from Fuld + Company's 35+ years of experience. Agromeris brings to the partnership 30 years of deep domain expertise across the entire food production value chain, from field to table.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Consumer Goods, Fuld + Company, Manufacturing/Industrial, Market Analysis, Scenario Analysis, Product Positioning, Competitive Strategy

New White Paper! New Strategies for Health Care Industry Convergence

Posted by Fuld + Company on Nov 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM


Consumer retail, enterprise IT, consumer electronics, health insurance, and health care delivery are rapidly converging to improve the customer/patient experience. 

Relying on tried and true approaches to strategy development may no longer be good enough when multiple markets collide. As health care delivery, payment, and reporting evolve in response to shifts in demographics, technology, and political influence, population health management becomes the key to controlling costs.

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Topics: Fuld + Company, Market Analysis, Scenario Analysis, Technology/Telecomm, Healthcare, Industry Convergence, Competitive Strategy

New Videos! R&D, Innovation, and Scenario Planning

Posted by Fuld + Company on Nov 12, 2015 10:26:24 AM

Are you developing R&D strategies in a vacuum? What avenues for collaboration do innovation models open up? Is consolidation a long-term solution in declining industries?

CEO and President Ken Sawka speaks with Sr. Vice President, Head of Diversified Practice Diane Borska about how uncovering competitor priorities can answer these questions.

 

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, War Games, Fuld + Company, Innovation, Scenario Analysis, Competitive Strategy

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