Improving strategic planning processes by means of cross-company collaboration along the value chain
by Reinhold Decker, Abdullah Dagasan
International Journal of Business Performance Management (IJBPM), Vol. 12, No. 2, 2010

Abstract: The necessity of continuously improving managerial planning processes to support cost reduction ambitions is a constant topic in dynamic business environments. Against this background we explore the importance of collaboration in strategic planning processes. Starting from the relevant literature we develop a quantitative approach which is used to demonstrate the benefits achieved through collaboration by means of computer-based simulation. The results suggest that economic benefits can be realised by softening inter-firm boundaries regarding the strategic planning processes and collaborating along the value chain.

Online publication date: Mon, 24-Jan-2011

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