In 1997, Mike Volkema was the difficulty of trying to revive a once dynamic new organization. Volkema wondered how he, in society as a whole, while also revitalizing the product focus, Herman Miller had made great progress in subsidiaries, such as Miller SQA to integrate the business model innovation. This case details Herman Miller, the development of the business model designs for each of its market segments and the development of his famous cabinet office system to a … Read more »

In 1997, Mike Volkema was the difficulty of trying to revive a once dynamic new organization. Volkema wondered how he, in society as a whole, while also revitalizing the product focus, Herman Miller had made great progress in subsidiaries, such as Miller SQA to integrate the business model innovation. This case details Herman Miller, the development of the business model designs for each of its market segments and the development of his famous cabinet office system on a new design for the twenty-first century. Herman Miller’s traditional focus on product design was complemented by a new focus on specific business models. Students can analyze the changes, including market expansion, the reintegration of the fragmented value chain and sharing capabilities throughout the organization that Volkema to redirect the company introduced more growth. The details of the customer-oriented business model design examined. Concludes with a series of questions for organizational processes and structures to a company to manage innovation on several fronts. Including color exhibits.
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Source: Harvard Business School
17 pages.
Publication Date: Oct 24, 2001. Prod #: 602024-PDF-ENG
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