Strategic Planning

The strategic planning process should be thought-provoking, illuminating, inspiring, empowering, and galvanizing.

Government agencies and businesses face a plethora of challenges today including—and often combining—major economic, policy, regulatory, market and stakeholder changes. Factors that are within or beyond their control often leave organizations with mounting costs and shrinking returns — and no clear direction or shared vision for determining and achieving short-term objectives and long-term goals.

Strategic planning is the key to translating business goals into operational realities. The result is a clear and tight linkage between ambitions and operations, delivering top-line growth while reducing bottom-line costs to achieve sustainable economic benefits.

The Artlin Advantage

Artlin recognizes the uniqueness of each organization, its operational reality, its culture and its aspirations. We believe successful strategic planning involves cultivating a common vision and developing shared objectives within a collaborative environment.

We start by ensuring that senior sponsors, upon carefully balancing their organization’s ambition with its capacity to absorb change, are aligned and committed to the vision. Then, we appraise the full potential of the organization and link objectives to actions and resources necessary to achieve them.

Cost Reduction:

Artlin approaches the challenge of strategic cost reduction first, from an operational standpoint to achieve immediate economic value. This includes simplifying and automating systems to generate procurement reductions, inventory reductions, and other process improvements.

We then address structural issues to achieve sustained efficiency and long-term growth. Our integrated cross-functional approach seeks to maximize investments in existing systems and explore advanced technologies to implement new, high return solutions. Such solutions include off-shoring or out-sourcing services; strategic asset acquisitions; or system integration.

  • Analyze customer; company performance and strategies; competitors; industry/environment
  • Conduct external and internal SWOT analysis
  • Develop strategic matrix addressing SWOT results
  • Define strategies (objectives, key strategies, short and long-term goals, operational plans)
  • Review strategies, goals, plans, adjust as necessary