Once identified the portfolio of partners, infrastructures, facilities and service suppliers needed to start operating the platform, it is necessary to envision the necessary service capacity or carrying capacity for each of them throughout the subsequent development stages. This entails determining the needed capacity for every business and facility in each of the destination areas in a reference day, foreseeing the expansion of the model to the utmost of its potential.
There should not only be planned the service capacity of facilities, infrastructures and service businesses, but also for the entire portfolio of experience providers, to guarantee a balance in the variety of experiences offered throughout the destination, according to the demand.
The service planning serves as a layout for the expansion of the model, setting the direction on which services and facilities have to be developed in which location, ensuring a balanced and harmonious development in every stage of the model’s expansion. It depicts the type of businesses, facilities and infrastructures that have to be developed in each phase of the model expansion, specifying the service capacity of everyone. Such service capacity planning should be flexible for both facilities and service businesses, in different ways:
- For facilities, some resources such as personnel should be flexible to adapt variable costs to the needed service capacity according to demand. Every facility should have an established maximum service capacity, but its associated costs would depend upon the needed capacity.
- For service businesses, there would be an initial plan of the service portfolio, which could be changed as long as the experienced demand for every kind of service advises to do so.
Would you add any other consideration when planning the service capacity throughout the expansion phases of the model?