Strategy & Execution

Developing an Effective Strategic Management Process that Drives Performance

An energy holding company, which includes a regulated utility and two unregulated businesses, was putting a new strategy in place that required aggressive top line and bottom line growth. Their existing planning, budgeting and performance management processes were not well coordinated, nor were they necessarily fostering the same desired behaviors. More

TAGS: Growth Strategies (Profitable Growth), Business Planning, Strategy

Consumer Segment Profitable Growth Strategy

A leading microprocessor manufacturer with a foothold in the consumer market was looking to increase segment profitability. Bridge helped identify target segment opportunities through reallocation of marketing resources, repositioning of the value proposition (brand promise), and the establishment of a robust performance measures. More

TAGS: Customer (Market) Insights, Growth Strategies (Profitable Growth), Business Planning, Marketing Resource Management, Sales Force Effectiveness, Pricing Strategy, Consumer & Retail

Consumer Segment Profitable Growth Strategy

Listening to the Voice of the Market

Despite its market leadership, a global building products manufacturer had consistently delivered sub-par profitability relative to its main competitors. More | PDF

Freshening Up Strategic Planning

We have recently come through times where it was quite common to hear that things are changing too quickly to make strategic planning worthwhile, or that ‘‘real-time’’ processes are required to deal with rapid market shifts and competitor moves — with more value being placed on quick reactions rather than on well-reasoned responses. More | PDF

TAGS: Growth Strategies (Profitable Growth), Business Planning, Business Model Design, Commercial & Industrial

Freshening Up Strategic Planning

Coal-Plant Plunge Threatens Billions

Emission regulation and low gas prices are causing coal-fired electric power assets to plummet in value and putting in jeopardy billions in emission upgrade investments. More

TAGS: Business Planning, Supply, Gas, Regulatory Relations

More and More Mergers

Bob Zabors, Director of the Energy Practice Group, shares his outlook on Mergers and Acquisitions activity in the US utility industry in the July/August issue of EEI's Electric Perspectives. More | PDF

TAGS: M&A Support, Strategy

More and More Mergers

Powering the Future: Energy at a Crossroads

The energy sector is at a crossroads, and tomorrow's consultants will need new skillsets to deal with the challenges that await them and their clients. More | PDF

TAGS: Customer (Market) Insights, Growth Strategies (Profitable Growth), Business Planning, Supply, Delivery, Customer Operations, End Use Solutions, Strategy, Smart Grid, Electric Vehicles (EV), Regulatory Relations