Service Modularity

  • How to organize service organizations so that they become truly customer-focused by using modularity
  • How to combine the internal issues of the organization with external demand
  • What is the role of modularity enhancing the service provider to proactively develop and manage scalable value propositions


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Last updated: 16.6.2015