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Industry Eco-System

An Industry Eco-System describes the end to end “Value Streams”, or processes, from an organization’s original suppliers to the end consumers of their products or services.  This provides important input to developing an effective Enterprise Architecture.It is important to understand where an organization sits within its Industry Ecosystem - this is an Outside-In perspective for an Enterprise Architecture, as shown below.

     

Below is an example of an Industry Eco-system model for a distribution company.

Notice that the Industry Ecosystem identifies:

   

  • The end to end flow, from the original manufacturer of firearm components to the end consumer

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  • All of the Channels from the Manufacturers to the end Consumer

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  • Competitors to “ABC” Distributors

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  • Regulators, like the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, that have a significant impact on the way the industry operates

An important subset of an Industry Ecosystem is the “Extended Enterprise” definition for the organization. This perspective describes the end to end “Value Streams”, or processes, from an organization’s original suppliers to the end consumers of their products or services.

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