Strategy

Clients achieve continual improvement in corporate value through integrated strategy consulting services

These are rapidly changing times in which impending developments are difficult to foresee. As business lifecycles grow shorter in this time of rapid change, corporations are finding it increasingly difficult to sustain competitive advantage over the long term. They can no longer survive merely by building or sustaining competitive advantages through product and service share expansion and productivity enhancement in their current business fields. They are finding it necessary to run business operations that continuously create value streams for customers. They must build competitive advantages through business ecosystem development, and the creation of unique markets and businesses (i.e., strategy implementation and sustained transformation). Digital technology and the data generated and accumulated from it have altered the significance of the value delivered by corporations. The fact that data crisscrosses global networks so freely makes it clear that metanational management is a must, making full use of the management resources found in various countries and different time zones.

These are times in which paradigm shift impacts corporate management and business growth. To help our global corporate clients continuously achieve sustained increases in corporate value, we must maintain a complete up-to-the-minute understanding of the current management environment as we integrate the full range of business domains, from companywide strategy to business process transformation. ABeam Consulting’s Strategy Business Unit responds to digital transformation and globalization as multidisciplinary trends that are taking on a new significance. This enables us to provide our corporate clients with integrated strategy consulting services that comprehensively and consistently support business across all domains.

Overall Picture of Services Provided

Overall Picture of Services Provided

Service Theme

Companywide Strategy

In order to formulate a companywide strategy, we need to address two key issues: ① how to sustain competitive advantage in existing business areas, and ② how to gain competitive advantage in new business areas. Amid the digital transformation that increasingly characterizes business situations, the source of competitive advantage tends to vary over a short period of time. Corporations holding strong competitive advantages are replaced by other companies with even stronger competitive advantages in short-term cycles. With our deep understanding of the business environment, we provide our clients with strategy formulation that sustains and gains competitive advantage for them. This is how we ensure adherence to corporate governance standards and pay attention to corporate finance for sustained increases in corporate value.

 

Service Themes

・Medium-term Business Plan Formulation Support
・Support for Designing Portfolio Strategy Formulation

Growth Strategy

In order to ensure that temporary competitive advantages emerge on a regular basis, we enter new business areas proactively, rather than remaining bound by the current, fiercely competitive product and service frameworks. We must identify the sources of value streams and design sustainable growth scenarios. In this way, growth strategy formulation and implementation serve as guiding principles for new market entry. We provide our clients with total support ranging from medium-term to long-term growth domain research (surveying promising markets and identifying when to enter markets) to new business model design including alliances to business startup and operation.

 

Service Themes

・Growth Strategy Formulation / Implementation Support
・New/Overseas Market Entry Support
・New Business Planning / Launch Support

M&A/Alliance

Integration of the planning and implementation of M&A and alliances with companywide strategy is key. To accomplish this, we must carry out ① M&A strategy formulation, ② candidate company/business assessment, strategic negotiations with candidate companies, and ③ highly feasible integration plan formulation and implementation. In structuring the plan, we must make on optimum selection from the options available. These range from management integration or merger to launching joint-venture startups. By fully understanding the key structural issues, we can provide our clients with a one-stop service that includes everything from M&A strategy formulation to integration, all of which contributes to increased corporate value.

  Service Themes

・M&A Strategy Formulation Support
・Transaction Support
・PMI Support
・Joint Venture Launching Support

Corporate Structure Transformation Support

The question of whether active strategy implementation can be motivated within an organization is just as important as the question of whether the strategy is a good one. Our Company Structure Transformation Support service provides corporate clients with assistance in organizational design factors such as ① decision-making responsibility and authority, ② function deployment and ③ ensuring governance. We can smoothly implement each of these elements to transform the corporate client’s organizational structure in line with their strategy. We carefully select drivers affecting business performance, proposing pre-emptive management by the client prior to announcement of the results, and implementing the PDCA cycle so that each employee of the corporate client is prompted to take appropriate action.

  Service Themes

・Business Management Transformation Support
・Organization Transformation / Corporate Governance Transformation Support

Strategic personnel managements

Hiring, training and deploying superior personnel affects strategy implementation significantly. Such issues should not be dealt with by the personnel division alone. Rather, they should be regarded as a management issue. Our strategic personnel management service clarifies talent requirements for future strategy implementation, and provides the client with measures and systems, thus filling the gap between the present and the future. We assist our clients in strategy implementation by providing them with training programs titled “It Takes One Day to Change Your Actions,” as well as a next-generation human resource development program that draws on integrated consulting knowhow.

  Service Themes

・Human Resource Management Transformation Support
・Business Skill Development Support

Business Process Transformation

This is a service that provides our corporate clients with total support for productivity and quality enhancement of their business processes. Based on a systematic perspective on business transformation and the initiatives taken at leading companies, we utilize cutting-edge digital technology including RPA/AI to significantly increase productivity. We also utilize multifaceted approaches to strengthening client-specific business structures. Our service provides our clients with business transformations ranging from reduction in external procurement cost at an early stage to work-style transformation that radically changes the inefficient decision-making meetings commonly held in Japanese companies.

  Service Themes

・Operation Transformation Support
・Cost Reduction Support
・Short-term Profitability Improvement Support
・Meeting Transformation Support
・RPA Business Transformation Support

  • Key Trend

     

    Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation (DX) Strategy

As innovations in digital technology such as AI and IoT advance, access to technology is spreading to more business situations and the amount of data involved is increasing exponentially. Disruptive innovations that exploit these technologies are emerging everywhere. Numerous emergent issues include the question of what footing a company should compete on as the boundaries between industries become increasingly blurred. Also, which data sets should be used in “job” solutions for diversified customers? How should systems be developed to allow for customization to lock in customers for continuously increasing revenue? And how should open innovation methods like CVC be utilized to expand capabilities? We provide our clients with solutions to deal with major management issues like these in the DX age.

 

Service Themes

・Growth Strategy Formulation / Implementation Support
・New Market Entry / Overseas Market Entry Support
・New Business Planning / Launch Support
・Innovation Organization / System Transformation Support

Digital Business Transformation

Digital business innovation is an important element to consider in business transformation. ABeam is fully conversant with digital technologies that are useful for business operations, such as RPA/OCR/AI/CTI/IoT. By combining the perspectives of BPR and digitization, we can remove spatial restrictions and time constraints on business implementation. Digitization also helps us process enormous volumes of data accurately and speedily, which cannot be handled by manpower alone, and helps us improve our client’s productivity significantly.

  Service Theme

・RPA Business Transformation

  • Key Trend

     

    Globalization/Metanational strategy

Overseas Business Enhancement for Japanese Companies

This service helps corporate clients expanding their business worldwide manage their headquarters and local offices. We leverage our strengths as a Japan-based global consulting firm, and our deep understanding of Japanese companies and global networks, to transform our client’s business operations with an operational framework comprising our overseas office members. We take into account the client’s specific circumstances including current stage of business development, local office background, regional characteristics, etc., to assure the client of thorough group strategy implementation.

 

Service Themes

・New/Overseas Market Entry Support (field survey for market and competition)
・PMI Support (integrated support for local investment)
・Business Management Transformation Support
・Organization Transformation / Corporate Governance Transformation Support
・Strategic Personnel Management
・Operation Transformation Support
・Overseas Subsidiary Audit

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