Modes of Strategic Planning
There are three different modes of strategic planning. These are depicted in a diagram, listed and explained as follows:
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1. Entrepreneurial Mode
In entrepreneurial mode, strategic planning is done by one person. He takes the full responsibility of planning for the production department. That is, he does production planning on behalf of the production department. He has entrepreneurial skills. That is, he is good in planning, organizing, motivating, etc. He is also a strong and bold leader.
2. Adaptive Mode
In adaptive mode, the production managers go on changing his plans according to the changes in the environment. He first makes a big plan, then he breaks it into smaller plans. This is done to adjust with the dynamic environment. Then he tries to combine all these plans to make a strategic production plan. In this method, the production manager is not at peace. He works in a disorganized environment. Therefore, his planning is also disorganised.
3. Planning Mode
In planning mode, the production manager makes the plan after analyzing the objectives and resources of the organization. He carefully considers all the factors before making the plan. In this method, his approach is very rational. He gives prime importance to management science. Therefore, his plan is very logical.
So, there are many methods of strategic production planning. The company can use any of the above methods or modes of strategic planning.
However, strategic planning for production must be consistent with the overall strategies of the company. That is, it must support the main strategies of the company. It must not clash with the prime strategies. Similarly, it must also not clash with the strategies of other departments, especially of marketing department.