During the last twenty years, businesses migrated from vertical integration to a virtual model, outsourcing all their non-core functions. This has created challenges in aligning the strategies and activities of all these functions dispersed across the supply chain, each in separate legal entities. The next phase of evolution to emerge is the "dynamic federation", or federated supply chain which is governed differently than both vertical and virtual businesses.
telco and business process management
the cable company (or Telco carriers or wireless provider), pharmacist, grocer, delivery company, and others. The concierge eliminates the aggravation of finger pointing when something goes wrong, and takes care of the hassle of integrating all this stuff behind the scenes. The concierge concept would also be highly valuable for helping small businesses get through all the heavy lifting involved in getting a company off the ground—finding and hiring trusted advisors (e.g., lawyer, accountant, etc.),