Corporate and Business Unit Strategy

Monitor Deloitte's Corporate and Business Unit Strategy practice helps the largest and most innovative companies define their strategic direction and make key choices both at the level of the whole corporation and for specific business units or geographies. This includes strategic planning, corporate portfolio optimization, growth identification (organic and inorganic), competitive strategy, new market entry, and scenario planning. We also go beyond strategy definition to help organizations take the next steps to execute their strategy and make it real. This includes strategic cost reduction programs, capability design, M&A strategy, and dynamic strategic planning systems. From strategy to implementation, we offer custom-tailored services and deep industry insights to tackle the most complex challenges in business.

Address fundamental questions of corporate strategy

What should be the make-up and relative investment across our portfolio businesses? How can we best add value as a corporate entity to improve the competitiveness of our individual businesses? What should be our roadmap of investment, corporate level moves (acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and/or partnerships), and actions to enhance our value creation prospects?

Assess and strengthen the positioning and performance of individual businesses

We consider fundamental industry dynamics, current and changing customer needs, costs to serve, existing or required capabilities, and competitor strengths and reactions.

Develop high-value, long-term growth platforms

Sustaining profitable growth over the longer term requires the continuous nurturing of the foundations of competitive advantage. We help clients renew and expand their growth horizons by creatively analyzing the interaction of structurally attractive markets and unique combinations of assets and capabilities. We look beyond one-off opportunities, toward reinforcing combinations of initiatives that can form the basis for ongoing growth investments and sustained advantage.

Navigate and make choices in an increasing uncertain and complex environment

What discontinuities or wild cards could disrupt my industry, and how should I respond? Am I missing or under-estimating important risks? Is my portfolio balanced for both the short and long run? Will my strategy be robust, given potential changes in our industry/market? What new products and services will best meet the evolving needs of our customers? How can I ensure a successful product launch in a highly dynamic marketplace?

Elevate the quality and impact of strategic planning processes and capabilities

We have particular expertise in assisting clients to diagnose the quality and sufficiency of existing planning processes and retool them to enable better and faster decisions, enhance the quality of strategic dialogue, and more clearly link to operational and financial planning.