Paper & Forest
As the forest industry continues to grow in light of the sustainable society, so does the challenges. New application areas are emerging ranging from biofuels and construction products to the use of wood fibers in new materials. The traditional industry is undergoing a transformative change
ISEA supports forest products companies in improving their operations in the changing business environment and moving in new strategic directions. Our experts approach challenges in early stage innovation, as well as during consolidation in more mature businesses.
Co-opetition – Collaborate With Competitors to Get Ahead
Originating from game theory, co-opetition describes how competitors can cooperate to get ahead, or reach a common goal, by working together. Despite its benefits in the prevailing business climate, competitors are – as you might know – often hesitant to collaborate, and as a result, they miss out on favorable opportunities...
Keep focus on core competencies
By collaborating and utilizing each other's strengths, companies can focus on their core competencies. As an example, when Ford exchanged their 10-speed transmission for GM's 9-speed transmissions, both parties were able to reap the rewards of each other's strengths while saving time and money in addition to freeing up resources to work on new strategic initiatives to gain a competitive advantage...
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