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Operating Model Canvas

Operating Model Canvas

Operating Model Canvas Template

Operating Model Canvas Template

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Business Model Canvas Template

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Value Proposition Canvas Example

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Guide and Best Practices

The operating model canvas is a visual tool that is used to translate a strategy into operational choices. It gives a high-level overview of the current operations to the heads of operations and helps them design the detailed work processes. It’s an important step between strategy and the decisions that need to be made to create a functioning organization. The operating model can be a one-page document or span to include over 100 pages; the operating model canvas on the other hand is a one-page model that focuses on the mnemonic POLISM (Processes, Organization, Locations, Information, Suppliers, and Management system.

How to Use the Operating Model Canvas

  • Open the Creately operating model canvas. Add collaborators as necessary or share a document edit link with your peers to collaborate with them in real-time as you work out the details on the operating model canvas.
  • Processes: in this section, list down the primary work or the value chain that needs to be carried out in the organization in order to deliver its value proposition to its customers.
  • Organization: in this box on the canvas, capture information about the people who will be working on the processes, how they relate to each other (reporting structure), and the authority they have to make decisions with regard to the work.
  • Location: refers to where the people who carry out the work are going to be located. It can be different countries the operations are carried out in, or cities, or even different parts of the same facility.
  • Information: put down information about the software applications that are needed to assist the processes identified above.
  • Suppliers: this is where you capture thoughts and information about the suppliers who are important to support the work steps in the processes.
  • Management System: this space is for collecting information on the planning, budgeting, performance management, and continuous improvement processes needed to keep the organization functioning effectively.

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