Distribution businesses are not often thought of as sexy. Functioning as middlemen in highly fragmented industries, these businesses often require large amounts of capital investment and generate thin margins in return. Parts Town (“PT” or “the Company”), however, has effectively […]
M-PESA has transformed the everyday lives of most Kenyans, disrupting the traditional banking system and capturing the previously unbanked market. Allowing whole businesses to be run from a mobile phone, the secret to M-PESA’s impressive performance can be found backstage.
Wesco Aircraft is a highly efficient and cost-effective distributor of C-Class aerospace parts and chemicals due to superb supply chain management and inventory control.
The global fashion retailer Inditex, best known for its Zara brand, continues to chart the course of “fast fashion” through the intimate alignment between its operating and business models.
The marriage between Disney’s “Business Model Canvas” and its five core operating assets should allay fans’ concerns that Star Wars has fallen to the Dark Side.
Zappos has effectively set the standard for other e-commerce operations and, with annual sales in excess of $2 billion dollars, it’s clear that Zappos has been able to align its business and operating models. However, as they continue to experiment in these operating areas, they should be wary of misalignment going forward.