Modern businesses are made up of a complex interconnected fabric of processes, all dedicated to delivering business outcomes. Every company has a given execution capacity to perform these processes, based upon the level of resources that it has, multiplied by a factor of the time it can allocate to each process.
But many of these processes are not optimized in terms of their ability to deliver. Breaks in the fabric start to emerge, often because these enterprise processes are trapped inside of rigid and fragmented IT systems. It is a predicament that inherently limits an organization’s execution capacity.
It could be late payments that affect working capital, credit blocks that end up causing late deliveries, or slack inventory management combined with poor sales forecasting. Where the execution of business processes isn’t happening smoothly is often easier to see than the reasons why it is happening in the first place.