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Strategy is the driver for growth and profitability. It’s essential but, too often, organizations either mistake annual planning for strategy or get buried in day-to-day tactics and abandon it all together. It’s also not uncommon for organizations with established strategies to maintain that status quo, even though it was based on outdated thinking.

Strategy isn’t simply the output of a brainstorming session in a board room. There’s a strategy design and development process that’s far more analytical than conceptual. Getting outside perspective will help provide an alternative view and potentially uncover things that might otherwise get overlooked. We can help.

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Strategy Thought Leadership

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    While the Section 232 investigations of steel and aluminum elicited the reactions you’d expect, these new investigations on automobile imports are receiving negative reactions from all segments of the automotive industry. What can you expect going forward?
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  • Benchmarking plastics processors: Know your competitive set
    Plante Moran’s North American Plastics Industry Study (NAPIS) has offered insights and analysis to plastics processors for over 20 years. Take advantage of this treasure-trove of benchmarking data — participate in the survey and see where you stand in the marketplace.
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  • How to prepare yourself for likely cyberattacks
    After the United States’ decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, many are concerned about retaliation in the form of cyberattacks. How can you and your organization prepare? Read more at Crain’s Detroit Business.
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  • IT roadmap helps Midwestern health plan develop a data analytics strategy
    Medicaid health maintenance organization enhanced their data analytics capability with a strategic IT roadmap focused on developing people, optimizing processes, and leveraging technology.
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Our Team

What’s it like to work with our team? We become an extension of your team, taking a practical and collaborative approach in working with your management team to get you where you want to be. That starts by fully understanding where you are today and what’s needed to reach your goals.

Once that’s defined, we’ll gather and synthesize the necessary data, perform our analysis, and provide strategic recommendations and tools that are actionable and tailored according to your specific needs. We’ll also help you generate custom-built reports to monitor performance over time.