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"Top-Down Strategic Planning - From Vision to Business Plans" Webinar

February 03, 2021
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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"Top-Down Strategic Planning - From Vision to Business Plans" Webinar

Joint meeting via Zoom with ISM-NJ and APICS-CJ

This session is interactive and involves participants in the process of completing a high-level Strategic Plan. It describes activities of top-down planning from a corporate Vision & Mission Statement to the creation of performance metrics for individual business units.  The material is appropriate for middle to upper management, as well as those who aspire to executive positions.

The following topics are covered via hands-on individual exercises:

  • Create Vision & Mission Statements (who we are; our purpose)
  • SWOT Analysis (identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)
  • Competitive Priorities (where we compete – what the market values)
  • Performance Measurements (criteria to keep us on target)

Participants work individually to create their own business organization and develop plans as part of the session activities. Participants will complete exercises that demonstrate the process of strategic planning and take away a complete understanding of the SP process.

The facilitator will utilize a slideshow presentation, storytelling, interactive discussion, strategic planning exercises, and summary Q&A. This event promises to provide valuable tips, tools and techniques while ensuring the participants have a fun and engaging experience. This represents the epitome of training that is “edu-taining”!

Speaker:  Michael D. Ford, M.S.I.S.E., CFPIM, CSCP, CLTD, CQA, CRE, CQE, ACPF, CPSM, CSSGB, Supply Chain Exper, TQM Works Consulting

Michael provides innovative solutions, based on 30 years of experience in retail, distribution, manufacturing, and consulting.  His work history includes software implementation, business planning, inventory control, distribution planning, and corporate training.  This includes a broad range of experience from ETO (Engineer to Order) to MTS (Make to Stock), as well as non-profits, service, and Department of Defense.

Michael has presented at 380+ industry events throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, Nigeria, S. Africa and Australia, and has provided 5,800+ hours of classroom training, averaging 4.5/5.0 on evaluations. Mike combines his technical expertise with personal skills, to develop a unique “outside the box” approach to life’s challenges.  He is a charismatic speaker who specializes in delivering training that is “edu-taining.”