Evaluation of the Nespoli Group’s SMA System and Conclusions
Several considerations can be done about the Nespoli Group’s experience. However, it is important to stress that what we described is only the initial part of a long and challenging process. The final goal is to implement a rich set of procedures not only aimed to support the management, but that will also evaluate the Group’s performance.
The Nespoli Group is a multinational, multilingual ensemble of companies, formed over a quite long time. The definition of a common SMA is the first effort to implement a common management background. A relevant aspect has been the definition of a common timing for data collection and subsequent elaboration of reports and documents. The SMA system homogenizes the data, the process to create reports and reports themselves. Moreover, the system acts as communication media within the Group, and it replaces all other means of communication.
Even if the SMA system was born according to the needs of the Group’s headquarter, the implementation of the system in all the companies eased dramatically the management of each company of the Group itself. While preserving the autonomy of each legal entity, the adoption of SMA eases the coordination within the Group. The SMA facilitates the vertical integration between legal entities’ management and Nespoli Group’s management. In this way, it is ensured an effective coordination, and both local entities’ and Group’s strategies can be reached.
In this respect, the Nespoli Group’s experience is highly positive. Against a relevant investment in terms of structures and management empowerment, the Group has acquired an invaluable tool that turned to be irreplaceable to manage each legal entity composing the Group and the Group itself.
Finally, this model allows Nespoli Group’s management to keep checking whether it is possible or not to meet the demands of a particular market and then decide whether to continue or to leave the market itself.