"Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all."
- Peter Drucker
"In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality."
- Harold Geneen
“Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion”
– W. Edwards Deming
"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, Tactics without Strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu
"It doesn’t matter how many resources you have. If you don’t know how to use them, it will never be enough."
SPARK Research Labs is a regional research and consulting firm that develops solutions for clients from private, public and non-for-profit sectors. We are applying in-depth knowledge, looking for a deep understanding of the root causes and deliver inclusive solutions for each client.
OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE
INDUSTRIES OF EXPERTISE
Telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) companies are creating the digital environment for other industries. Being visionary and agile in projecting and developing new products as well as the ability to put in place efficient processes to provide those products on the market, are some of the core tasks. One of the differentiators in this market would be the capacity to extract knowledge out of data and ability to foster the customer loyalty. The leadership role in the development of the ecosystem of hardware providers, end device suppliers and content creators will ensure a long-lasting benefit for TMT companies in any emerging market.
RETAIL & WHOLESALE
Retail & Wholesale businesses are constantly challenging the traditional ways of building durable relations with their clients. It is the time when the voice of the customer needs to be collected, analyzed and acted upon through the most efficient and intuitive processes. The price wars, unbalanced inventories, harsh conditions from suppliers and high exposure to exchange rates and import-export regulations, oblige R&W companies to get more efficient. Redefining the business models and setting up systems of business performance measurement as well as relying on scientifically based solutions to manage portfolios help ensure better financial results and brand attractiveness.
FOOD PROCESSING & WINE INDUSTRY
Food processing and Wine industry companies are under the scrutiny of regulatory bodies as well as more and more educated consumer. High expectations on quality standards on one hand and growing competition, on another hand, incline companies to restructure their value chains incorporating cutting edge technologies and management methodologies into their processes. New products have shorter life cycles while products with tradition, face a reaffirmation challenge in the minds of the customers. All these makes portfolio management, strategic planning and operational efficiency to be main points in the agenda of the top managers of the industry.