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Strategy
Envision Beyond Today. Execute for Tomorrow.

Strategy

Transformation Starts Here
Strategy is the driver for powerful business results. It is essential but, too often, businesses either mistake annual planning for strategy or get buried in the day-to-day tactics and abandon it altogether. It is also not uncommon for businesses with established strategies to overlook reevaluation of potentially outdated thinking. In today’s competitive marketplace, it is no surprise that many C-suite executives are recognizing the need to take a closer look at strategy and its impact on growth and profitability.

Objective Perspective
Strategy is not simply the output of a brainstorming session in a board room. There is a strategy design and development process that is far more analytical than conceptual. Getting an outside perspective can help provide an alternate view and potentially uncover things that might get overlooked. Businesses are also recognizing that they cannot always do it themselves due to bandwidth or want to rid of potential biases.

A Practical Approach
We work with your management team to help get you there by fully understanding where you are at today and the factors needed to get you where you want to be tomorrow. Our output consists of strategic recommendations and tools that are practical and executable. They include methods of accountability for their execution and implementation. They offer a detailed blueprint that includes the who, what, when, where, and how. They have an expected outcome that can be monitored and measured – increasing their probability of success.

Our strategy services span the enterprise, business areas, and products and services and include:

Vision Creation

We begin with an assessment of existing business strategies then facilitate leadership visioning sessions. During and after the sessions, we serve as advisors for you and your key decision makers.

Company Assessment

Our first step is fully understanding your business and operational capabilities. We can then provide you with a baseline analysis of business plan and historical performance. We can also help identify current customer wants/needs and benchmark best practices for you.

Market Dynamics

We will take a deep dive into the analysis of existing and new markets and help you understand your competitive positioning. We can provide a comprehensive SWOT market analysis and even help provide insights into barriers to market entry. We can also provide strategies for pricing and promotion.

Core Competencies

To reach your vision, we can help you identify the core competencies needed and any gaps that might exist. We can also assess the skills and culture change required and identify the operational capabilities to be developed to help get you there.  You can count on us to assist you with commercialization of new technologies, products, and services.

Strategy Synthesis & Planning

This is the pivotal stage where we Integrate analysis into strategy alternatives and models and work on development of long and near term strategic business plans

​Tailored to Your Need

Our strategy design is one of customization – tailored accordingly for you based on your specific need. We spend considerable time gathering the necessary data then integrating and synthesizing all data, performing the analysis, providing recommendations, and generating custom-built reports to monitor performance over time.

“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