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From Push to Pull: "Over the past century, institutions have been perfecting highly efficient approaches to mobilizing resources. These approaches may vary in their details, but they share a common foundation. They are all designed to “push” resources ... [Read More]

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enquilenit

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Rohan Jayasekera

I think there's a sixth broad force favouring pull models: increasingly sophisticated information technology. I see at least two reasons: (1) information about actual demand can be rapidly collected, transmitted, and incorporated into production activity, and (2) many variations of a product can be made available cost-effectively. In the most extreme case each unit can be produced only to order and only to spec, but one need not go that far for technology to assist pull models.

For push models, forecasting of demand is a "batch" process done almost as well with 1950s' technology as today's. Pull models by contrast gain sharply from modern real-time information networking.

William Raiser

Good paper. Key concepts. I look forward to the book.

I note in the body of the paper you shift from CRM to Customer Managed Relationships. Key for pull perspective.

I think a shift from supply chain management to demand network management fits in a similar manner.

An insight gained from an article read 20 years ago: the opposite of centralization is not decentralization, it is mutual adjustment. Key concept for understanding network operation.

I think you have hit on another key shift. The market economy is the economy of last resort. We are seeing, and you are talking about, the relationship economy. Fits better with European and Asian cultural patterns than US, so the US may be quite slow on the uptake.

GrahamHill

John

Another good thought piece.

You may find it interesting to look at John Arquilla & David Ronfeldt's research on "Swarm Warfare" available for free from the Rand Corporation. Their work looks beyond traditional aproaches to warfare such as massing forces to gain a numerical advantage or manoevering forces to take advantages of the enemy's structural weaknesses (both centralised push models), towards swarming where electronically networked but decentralised forces swarm together in response to a perceived threat (a decentralised pull model). Whilst not a replacement for traditional warfare, swarm warfare is much more effective when the enemy is dispersed.

I know many in business have a reluctance to learn from advances in military thinking, however I used some of the swarm thinking in the reorganisation of a major credit card company in the UK to great effect.

To relate to the "edgy" world you talk about, perhaps it is easiest to think of massing as being similar to corporations or their brands, manoevering to departments or marketing promotions, and swarming to stakeholders or customer innovation.

Just a thought.

See http://www.rand.org/pubs/documented_briefings/2005/RAND_DB311.pdf and http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR1382/ for more information on swarm warfare

Graham Hill
Independent Management Consultant

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