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Vantage Point is Wilson Perumal & Company's quarterly business journal that describes the new management practices and approaches companies need to win in today's complex world. Its purpose is to encapsulate our latest thinking about strategy, operations, and general management in a practical, no-nonsense way that helps leading executives succeed.
From popular business magazines to academic journals, these pieces offer a short introduction to our point of view.
Our one-pager whitepapers packed with novel concepts and new approaches.
Growing Profit with Revenue

4 factors to assess scale potential

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The Operating Model Imperative for Operational Excellence Learn More
Achieving Operational Excellence While Slashing Costs

The 10 Things You Must Get Right

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Reshaping Your Portfolio

The "Big Six"Mistakes of Portfolio Optimization and How to Avoid Them

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Dynamic Scenario Planning

3 essential steps for effective strategic planning in an unpredictable environment

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Grocery Retail In Flux

Harnessing Five Key Trends Currently Shaping The Industry

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Tailoring your Diligence Approach to Bring M&A Success in Emerging Markets Learn More
Diversify for Profits, Not Growth

Increase Value and Reduce Risk by Diversifying Your Business the Right Way

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Operational Discipline

Doing the right thing, the right way, every time

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Retail Promotions that Deliver

Avoiding the Six Promotion Pitfalls

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Creating a Culture of Operational Discipline that leads to Operational Excellence

Applying lessons from High-Reliability Organizations

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of being an Occasional Acquirer

How infrequent acquirers can learn from the Professionals to execute a successful M&A strategy

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A Simple Approach to Retail Clustering

Gain the benefits of localization without breaking the budget on new systems

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Achieving Operational Excellence

In the Face of Complexity The 7-Element Management System that addresses the failings of Lean Six Sigma

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The Shockproof Supply Chain

Eliminating the sources of catastrophic risk in today's global supply chain

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Making Complexity Reduction Count

How to Plan for Benefit Capture from the Start

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Localization with Scale

Six lessons from retailer Macy's in how to attain scale economies while building customer intimacy

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PDMA: Visions

Up to 80% of Your Products are Losing Money

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The European Business Review

WP&C's 'Bigger is no longer Better: Complexity and the New Frontier'

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Dallas Business Journal

Dynamic Scenario Planning is key to thriving in a volitile crude price environment

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WP&C's Lessons from the Front

A Practitioner's Guide to Waging War on Complexity

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CEOCFO Magazine

A Management Consulting Firm that Helps Companies Win in a Complex World

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Chief Executive magazine

Waging War on Complexity Costs: What the CEO Needs to Know

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Oil and Gas Investor

Making Waves: Water recycling Investment

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Guest authors for CNBC.com

Cadbury's Success: Keep It Simple and Sweet

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The European Lean

Six Sigma for a Complex World

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The American Management Association’s journal

A Fresh Take on Complexity Costs

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The European

2x by 2020: Developing a growth oriented model

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INSTORE Retail Magazine

If I Owned a Jewlery Store by S. Wilson, guest columnist

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Operational Excellence and Risk Management

The Cultural Characteristics of High-Reliability Organizations

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Six-Facets Approach to Portfolio Optimization

There is more to portfolio optimization than just cutting the unprofitable tail

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Complexity Costs

Complexity costs are hidden and grow exponentially. How to find and reduce the sources of these costs

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Complexity Cube

The Complexity Cube frame and illuminate the types, interactions and impact of complexity

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Profit Scaling Curve

Profit Scaling Curves show the relationship between sales of a given group of products and profitability based on their complexity profiles

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Plant Loading

Effectively managing capacity to improve inventory, manufacturing, and distribution costs

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Square Root Costing

WP&C's proprietary methodology for allocating complexity costs

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Substitutability

Substitutability, often ignored, can be an effective weapon in portfolio optimization

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Whale Curve

Companies' complexity-adjusted product profitability often follows a Whale Curve—70-80% of products ruin 200% of profits.

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