Capability

Strategy

Oliver Wyman provides corporate and portfolio strategy and brand management and market entry strategy for our global clients.

As one of the world’s premier corporate strategy consulting firms, Oliver Wyman helps leading enterprises develop, build, and operate strong businesses that deliver sustained shareholder value growth. We look at strategy from the "outside in," finding strategic insight through a robust understanding of current and future customer priorities. We harness thought leadership in the areas below to deliver breakthrough recommendations to clients.

Growth Strategy and Corporate Portfolio

Oliver Wyman helps clients make critical strategic choices that set the agenda for the enterprise and maximize value. We work with our clients to ensure they get the most out of their portfolio of businesses and to build the businesses they need.

Non-Organic Growth and M&A

Although half of all mergers fail to deliver growth and value creation, M&A combined with strong post-merger integration (PMI) capabilities can be highly effective for creating value growth. M&A activity is increasingly being driven by strategic reasons rather than consolidation and cost cutting.

Performance Improvement

Attempts to improve performance are often incomplete, resulting in hard-won but ultimately unsustainable shifts in performance. Oliver Wyman takes a holistic perspective that recognizes and leverages the interconnectedness of your business design (starting with the customers you choose to serve through to your assets, activities, and organization) to deliver fundamental, sustainable improvement.

Business Design and Innovation

Success today requires a new mindset involving a customer-centric not a product-centric focus, an expansive view of opportunity, and a dynamic perspective on the future market environment. Oliver Wyman calls this mindset the discipline of Business Design, and we use it to consistently create new value for clients.

Corporate Center and Shared Services

Oliver Wyman is highly successful in helping clients to improve speed-to-market and efficiency by implementing best practices in shared services, where support functions are industrialized to provide better, faster services to business units at less cost.

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning has become a sterile annual exercise that managers endure, but a few leading companies are creating value through strategic managing by linking strategy and execution. Oliver Wyman assists its clients in reliably crafting and implementing winning strategies by helping them follow 10 identified best practices and move from strategic planning to strategic managing.

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