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Success starts with strategy

Strategy is the driver for powerful business results. Creating and updating your strategic plan to account for an ever-changing business environment is essential. Too often, businesses make the mistake of only planning for strategy once a year or every few years. Or worst, they get buried in the day-to-day tactics and abandon it altogether. Strategy can be fraught with risk — from too narrow a focus that doesn’t consider global strategies for driving growth and transformation, to getting bogged down and overwhelmed with regulatory changes or emerging technology.

We’ll help you focus while providing the direction you need. Our strategic recommendations and tools are both practical and executable. We’ll deliver a detailed blueprint that includes the who, what, when, where, and how to help drive your success.

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Our Unique Advantage

Our focus is strategic value. We know that to be effective, strategies need to account for market uncertainties, regulatory changes, and disruptors. We keep you — and your strategic plans — up to speed through industry-specific updates on current and future trends, market insights, and potential disruptors. As your business partner, we’ll use tailored modeling tools and provide in-depth — and always current — market research to keep your business ahead of the curve. And, with a design and development process rooted in data and fact, we provide unbiased, actionable guidance and recommendations.

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Strategy Thought Leadership

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    Is your cybersecurity program strong? Are you confident of your organization’s cyber posture? We cover seven key questions to help evaluate your cyber posture.

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    Specialty engineering services companies are attracting strong interest from private equity investors. Listen to Huron Capital and Plante Moran discuss the challenges and opportunities of this fragmented market. Listen below or read more at ACG Global Middle Market Growth.
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  • USMCA: Implications for the automotive sector

    Following last minute negotiations, we have a proposed NAFTA replacement: The United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA). What’s in it for the auto sector? In this article we look at implications for the supply chain, regional content, and labor.

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  • Data-rich, information-poor: Leverage your data to improve costing
    Customer expectations are adding complexity and driving cost. While many businesses have amassed a wealth of data, simply collecting data won’t deliver the information you need for decision-making. Here’s how to leverage it and improve your costing system.
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Your goals are our goals

We’ll become an extension of your team, working collaboratively to get you where you want to be. We won’t just spit out a report or offer canned advice. We’ll be there, on site, working with your people to understand the nuances of your organization and how that affects your goals. Our personal approach makes your goals our goals, and your problems our problems. When we work as a team, it allows us to drill down to the root cause of concerns and solve them in a logical and structured manner.

The result? A custom, executable strategy that you can implement today for ongoing success. In the words of our strategy practice leader, Daron Gifford, “Looking forward is absolutely critical to future success — and to me, a great strategy means one that’s applicable today, tomorrow, and 10 years from now.”

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