Are you wondering what chain direction and architecture can do for your organization? Why others are so enthusiastic about this field? And above all: how can other companies be so successful with this? How do they respond quickly to the customer’s wishes and thereby greatly increase their own turnover and profit?
Also become acquainted with the field and discover what chain direction and architecture can mean for your organization. Asintik provides the Business architecture workshop at your location. The workshop is tailor-made and can vary from 1 to 3 half-days.
What are the benefits of this workshop?
- After this workshop you will be more aware of the interactions in your chains
- You have a broader picture of the impact of decisions in the innovation chain
- You have a broader view of the impact of decisions in the supply chain
- You know how to start applying chain management
You will also become familiar with concepts such as:
- Business performance
- Supply chain architecture
- Product architecture
- Commonality & diversity
- Allocation decisions
What is business architecture?
Business architecture focuses on improving business performance. The performance of the company or the chain as a whole. This is done through decomposition and adaptation of building blocks and interfaces in the areas of products, processes, equipment, supply, distribution and market. Because business architecture focuses on the entire chain, it is also often called “integrated architecture. Architecture focuses on identifying the right (new or modified) options. The building blocks (options) within each discipline are combined into various scenarios for the chain design as a whole. Chain direction focuses on optimizing these scenarios.
The goal of this workshop is for participants to experience and discover the importance of “architectural thinking” for the company and for their own work. This workshop promotes awareness of the importance of architectural thinking and working and provides participants with tools to contribute to business performance.
The starting point of the workshop is practice, the daily frame of reference of many companies, departments and employees. Often the question “how can they decide that!” is alive. These (apparent) conflicts of interest between departments can be prevented. Of course, everyone usually does their best but an important starting point should consistently be what is best for the company as a whole.
So the question must become, “how can we become stronger together? This involves interactions between the decisions that are made. The goal is to make participants aware of these interactions and teach them to actively deal with them with a focus on the company as a whole rather than the department or their own work.
The workshop is conducted in a number of rounds. In each round, participants build a business. In doing so, decisions must be made within the disciplines of the innovation chain and the supply chain. Together, the decisions (the options chosen) form the blueprint (the scenario) of the company. It then quantitatively determines the performance of the entire company. It is determined based on financial criteria and time aspects.
In each subsequent round, with the same information, but applying the basic principles of chain direction and architecture, a better performance is achieved. The changes in the way of working are discovered by the participants themselves and at the same time form the practical skills of thinking and working using chain direction and architecture.