What is a value chain?
The value chain is the set of steps determining the ability of a strategic business area, a company or an organization to gain a competitive advantage.
These steps correspond to the company’s departments or, arbitrarily, to the complex interlocking activities that make up the organization. (Michael Porter)
Why a value chain?
Value chain analysis essentially makes it possible to:
– Identify priority or promising sectors, activities or sub-activities
– To highlight the benefits, the advantages, the potentials of a given product in a well-defined region.
– To bring together the actors concerned and the partners around a common objective.
– To value endangered products or to protect a vulnerable population
How to choose a value chain?
To allow you to choose or select a value chain or a promising sector, several criteria and parameters are taken into account.
– Carefully study the context, moving from national and regional policy, through the policy of the branch and arriving at the notion of value chanine in the project region.
– A benchmark study in order to carry out the necessary technical-economic calibration.
– Study the profitability and the different socio-economic impacts of the chain.
– Do not forget or neglect the social and societal responsibility aspect with economic, environmental, social and institutional components.
How to set up a value chain?
Once chosen, we assist you in setting up the value chain in order to achieve the targeted objectives and the desired impacts, and to do so, our experts will:
– Follow and apply recognized methods such as Value Links and Calidena
– Help you identify and choose the project leader.
– Guide you to identify members and federate the project team.
– You support the implementation of actions in the short, medium and long term.
Evaluation of a value chain?
Once set up and implemented, even in part, our expert evaluators will help you evaluate the realization of the chain, its implementation and especially the importance of the different impacts.
Among the impacts that will be evaluated will be the focus on:
– The choice of strategic options
– Areas of intervention for improvement
– Individual, regional, national and international benefits if necessary
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