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Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick
To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected

a strategic tool for erp planning implementation  4: Real Options in a Strategic Sense Real Options Similar 'Strategic' Option Growth options - investment creates future growth options above and beyond the returns generated by the initial investment Infrastructure projects such as investments in a new platform Timing options - delay investments until more data is available, thereby reducing risk Delaying new technology until more stable or standards accepted Staging options - invest in stages rather than all at once, allowing decisions (new options) at

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Production and Supply Planning RFI/RFP Template

Strategic Supply Chain Planning, Operational Planning, Procurement Collaboration, Order Management, Fulfillment, and Channel Integration, Utilities for Planning Systems, Systems Integration, Product Technology  

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