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Planning & Validation

Do you have a plan to handle double the volume of sales within 5 years

If you’re a manufacturer – especially in the automotive industry – you should have a strategy plan. The number of Tier One and Tier Two suppliers has shrunk from 10,000 in 1988 to 3,000 today. In the next five years, that number will be cut in half. The companies that survive need a plan in place today that allows them to double their volume.

There are, of course, other unknowns to contend with – supplier bankruptcies, foreign competition entries, raw material cost fluctuation, etc.

The best way to prepare is to equip your company with an effective, practical strategic plan. At Plante Moran, we have a deep and profound understanding of the drivers of financial and operational excellence, most particularly in the fields of automotive manufacturing, healthcare and not for profit. We bring a depth of knowledge to the process that is, frankly, unmatched.

Let us help you construct a business model that has powerful differentiation and customer change barriers in order to produce robust profitability despite the unknowns that lie ahead.

Strategic validation — insight when you need it

When requested by a company’s board, Plante Moran will evaluate the company’s strategic plan – applying the disciplines of both strategic planning and market segmentation assessment – in order to offer a data driven, impartial assessment.

We identify areas where the plan is strong and where it might be at risk. We also offer insight on ways to overcome such risks with strategies that are consistent with the company’s core competencies

“Plante & Moran has assisted us with a multitude of services, from auditing to manufacturing consulting to strategic planning to family and estate planning. Regardless of our needs, they bring a level of intelligence to every situation; they’re consummate professionals.

In the role of manufacturing consulting, they’ve served as consultants to our board of directors. In addition, we’ve participated in several benchmarking studies conducted by both Plante & Moran and the Precision Metalforming Association; those studies have been extremely helpful, not only in terms of benchmarking the Su-Dan Company but also in helping us fulfill our QS and TS certification requirements.”

Dennis Keat
The Su-Dan Company