The following financial services Supply Value Chain (SVC) Framework shows four stage processes. The stages in this process are Customers, Wealth Management, Investment, Product, Analytical, Trade Processing, Client Servicing. Market insight/proposition design & engineering falls under Customers. However, distribution/front office falls under consumer and corporate segments. The Value Chain framework is a model that helps to analyze specific activities through which firms can create value and competitive advantage. Companies use value chain analysis to deliver the most value for the least possible total cost. If a company can create efficiencies by analyzing one or more of the five primary value chain activities, it can gain a competitive edge and boost profits.