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Issues We Solve

Operational Issues

Operational decisions are made every day and can often involve multiple players, each with their own goals and perspectives.  When it is recognized that the actions and reactions and diverse interests of these parties need to be considered, a game theory analysis is likely to be very valuable.  Of particular value is the internal alignment that results from the Open Options Process.

Open Options has helped some of the world’s largest and most successful companies make better decisions in their operations, significantly affecting their bottom line.

Below is a selected list of some of our success stories, in helping our clients manage their operational issues. Please contact us to learn more about our process and review a relevant case study.


  • Long Range Product Planning – “Crystal Ball” Show more

    Open Options helped a Fortune 50 manufacturer clarify its 15-year, $1 billion per annum, research budget plan, accounting for anticipated actions by developed and developing nations, established and emergent competitors, NGO’s, and several parallel industries.

  • Supply Chain Issues – “Weak Links” Show more

    A global manufacturer faced potentially large cost increases from a key segment of their supplier base.  Government regulatory changes impacting the supplier base were the trigger for increased revenue demands aimed at our client.  The Open Options game theory process took into consideration the actions and reactions of the client’s competitors, key existing suppliers, regulators, and alternative supplier companies.  

  • New Competition – “Disintermediation - Supply Chain” Show more

    A component manufacturer was having its traditional relationships with its OEM customers threatened by sub-assemblers increasingly bypassing it in the supply chain. Something needed to be done. The degree of complexity was daunting, with several firms at each stage in the supply chain. The Client had to manage many players including suppliers, distributors and competitors.

  • Restructuring – “Divided We Fall” Show more

    A financial services company with numerous regional divisions and a strong tradition of local autonomy was deeply divided on how to re-structure the company to remain competitive. The company was divided along regional offices and between those who favored a strong centralized management and those who favored more regional autonomy. The firm was trying to come to an internal agreement on how best to serve large complex customers without losing the smaller customers.

Open Options has experience in the following aspects of operational issues:

  • Offshoring
  • Outsourcing
  • Supplier management
  • Supply chain management
  • Organizational restructuring
  • Product portfolio management
  • Facility location decisions