strategic Planning and Control

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PLANNING WITHOUT CONTROLLING IS MEANINGLESS. SIMILARLY, CONTROLLING IS BLIND WITHOUT PLANNING.IF THE STANDARDS ARE NOT SET IN ADVANCE, MANAGERS HAVE NOTHING TO CONTROL.WHEN THERE IS NO PLAN, THERE IS NO BASIS OF CONTROLLING.

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PLANNING AND CONTROL: The physical design ofan operation should have provided the fixed resourceswhich are capable of satisfying customers demands.Planning and control are concerned with operating thoseresources on a day-to-day basis and ensuring availabilityof materials and other variable resources in order tosupply the goods and services which fulfill customersdemands.Within the constraints imposed by its design, anoperation has to be run on an ongoing basis. Planning andcontrol is concerned with managing the ongoing activitiesof the operation so as to satisfy customer demand. Alloperations require plans and require controlling, althoughthe degree of formality and detail may vary.What is planning and control?Planning and control is concerned with the reconciliationbetween what the market requires and what the operationsresources can deliver. Planning and control activitiesprovide the systems, procedures and decisions which bringdifferent aspects of supply and demand together.Difference between planning and control: Planning is aformalization of what is intended to happen at some time inthe future. But a plan does not guarantee that an event willactually happen. Rather it is a statement of intention.Although plans are based on expectations, during theirimplementation things do not always happen as expected.Control is the process of coping with changes in thesevariables. It may mean that plans need to be redrawn in theshort term.

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