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Alcoa - Arconic - Twins
In early 2016 Alcoa’s management announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to separate Alcoa into two independent, publicly-traded companies, culminating Alcoa’s successful multi-year transformation. The separation will launch two industry-leading, Fortune 500 companies.
Zappos Entrepreneurial Shoaling
Culture is to a company as community is to a city: it's about values, innovation, serendipity, participation, upward mobility, and attraction of smart startups and the creative class. Tony Hsieh is applying his successful Zappos corporate culture model to help build the most community-focused large city in the world in the place you would least expect it: downtown Las Vegas.
Boston Beers Jim Koch
With the strategy of operating in a decentralized and dispersed manner using a chain of contract brewers, Boston Beer was able to market its specialty crafted beers nationally without incurring shipping expenses. From 500 barrels per year during its inception years to brewing close to 2 million barrels per year now, Samuel Adams has grown to be the largest craft brewer with 1 per cent of the total US beer market (www.bostonbeer.com). The success of Samuel Adams has become an inspiration.
Cisco-Connected Manufacturing
Optimizing your business in response to these trends may have fragmented your value chain across global suppliers, customers, and channels, making it more difficult to navigate the economic turbulence. To simplify and address these complexities, organizations need to intelligently connect all parts of the value chain to quickly and easily share information with every department, employee, partner, customer. http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/docs/manufacturing/cisco_connected_manufacturing.pdf
CircleUp
CircleUp helps consumer entrepreneurs and investors do what they do, better.
For years, we saw passionate consumer entrepreneurs struggle to find the support they need to grow their brand—to hire more employees, produce more product, and share their dream with more consumers.
Quirky Crowd / Shoaling Innovation
There are thousands of ideas submitted to Quirky every week. Deciding which of these ideas are the best is in your hands. Go ahead and vote on the ones you love, and help our inventors make their products better.
Li & Fung Limited
An exemplary global supply chain management organization emphasizing dispersed manufacturing and sourcing practices.
Puzzle Phone - Smarter Shoaling Form
Puzzle Phone philosophy is rooted in a blend of beauty, usability and sustainability. Its Design focused on subtle and functional forms, optimal use of available resources and materials. Longer-lasting products with carefully selected eco-friendly materials, which combines beauty with practicality. Excellent modular, dispersed and shoaling form of value chain/suppliers to make and distribute mobile phones.
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