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Si2 supports the Service Community UK

 May 14, 2016
On May 12, 2016, Nick Frank from Si2 hosted the Service Community event at Cranfield University’s Virtual/Augmented Reality Lab. Over 30 service professional came together to share experiences on how to drive service businesses forward. At Si2 we are passionate about the growth role services play in modern manufacturing and […]

Managing international service operations: One size fits all doesn’t cut it

 April 30, 2016
Latest thoughts from the Service in Industry Blog by Titos Anastassacos, Managing Partner Si2 Partners in which he highlights 5 key points The trajectory for international expansion is usually different for services than products as service growth strategies need to allow for very different local market dynamics and installed base growth rates Strategy […]

My Kingdom for a horse? – A reality check on Value Based Pricing

 April 22, 2016
Latest thoughts from the Service in Industry Blog by Titos Anastassacos, Managing Partner Si2 In previous articles on pricing, we gave an overview of three generally accepted approaches: “cost plus”, “competitive” and “value based” pricing (VBP) and briefly described a methodology for the latter. In management literature, VBP is often expounded as the apex […]

Si2 at the Field Service Summit, UK

 April 16, 2016
Si2 was asked to run a series of round tables on scheduling, mobility and big data at the Field Service Summit held in Oxford on the 12th April. Attended by over 100 service professionals, this event was all about rethinking the role of Field Service.  As an expert contributor, Si2 […]

Si2 Partners: Helping Clients Leverage Services to Win in Industrial Markets

 March 31, 2016
Si2 Partners helps industrial companies leverage services and take advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or Industry 4.0 to beat the competition and win in their markets. Si2 provides innovative consulting solutions, business execution services and “On-Demand Advisory & Support” for forward thinking clients worldwide. Clients can develop their business more effectively and […]

Servitization needs top caliber leadership: How to secure it!

 March 16, 2016
In industrial product companies a career in service, primarily understood as after sales service or some enhancement thereof, has not usually been associated with a path to the very top of the organization. Service has traditionally been defined as a support activity which does not provide sufficient exposure to the […]

Ideation to Commercialisation – by Vikram Singla

 March 04, 2016
Latest guest contribution on the Service in Industry blog by Vikram Singla, Busines Development Director, Oracle UK Servitization – as defined by Aston Business School – is the concept of manufacturers offering services tightly coupled to their products and hence moving from a transactional to a relationship-based business model. These services […]

Si2 speaking at the Field Service Insight UK

 March 03, 2016
Nick Frank from Si2 will be hosting a discussion at Field Service Summit on the 9th March on ‘Driving Business Growth through Servitization and Proactive Maintenance’. He will host an interactive discussion on the Internet of Things and the benefits this can bring a business, drawing on real examples of business […]

Industry, services and the sharing economy

 February 27, 2016
The so called „sharing economy“ is a very big deal, as the huge valuations of Uber, Airbnb and others attest. It is often conflated with Peer-2-Peer (P2P) Apps, however it is mainly about sharing assets that would otherwise be underutilized, whether or not some form of labor is included: cars, […]