Simply put, strategic planning is a necessary review of a business’s operational status that determines the goals of the organization and where it is going over the next year or more. Typically, a strategic plan will set goals, create a plan, and determine measurements for success.

There are a variety of perspectives, models and approaches used in strategic planning and usually the way that a strategic plan is developed depends on the nature of the organization’s leadership, culture of the organization, complexity of the organization’s environment, size of the organization, expertise of planners, etc. Developing a strategic plan takes time, dedication, and an in-depth review of an organizations current state of affairs. It’s no easy task, and often management skips this essential process simply because there are not enough hours in the day.


It’s just good business
Your business needs a strategic plan for the same reasons your personal life needs a financial plan. Without one, you’re simply going day to day, without any idea what is coming or going, where your assets are, how you are managing them, and if you are reaching your goals or not. By creating a plan, you can see exactly where you started, where you are headed, what you intend to accomplish, and have measurable checkpoints of success along the way.


You don’t have the time.
Strategic planning is time consuming. You simply don’t have the resources. But we do – and we can help.

You don’t know what you don’t know.
Ascension Logistics is in the business of consulting with supply chain giants to help them create executable plans that generate greater ROI, reduce overhead, and increase profits. We’ve seen it all, and sometimes the most valuable thing you can bring in to your business is a fresh set of eyes. You’re close to it all, boots on the ground. Sometimes it’s hard to see where the mines are when you’re in the field. Our experts know where to look, and can help you see the forest through the trees.


Ascension Logistics provides organizations of all sizes with expertise in supply chain systems and processes. Richard Barnes is the Operations Transformation Executive and Supply Chain expert for Ascension Logistics and has over 25 years of experience helping company’s like yours solve difficult supply chain problems.

Richard recently published Ascension Logistics Digital Distribution Point of View to our White Papers, which highlights how to properly utilize our clients’ existing distribution network to satisfy digital/Omni-Channel orders. Also posted on White Papers is our Supply Chain of the Future Point of View, Supply Chain Best Practice Diagnostic and Distribution Best Practice Diagnostics.

Contact Richard today to arrange a consultation, and see how Ascension Logistics can assist Our value proposition is to make every one of our clients the best at what they do and to transform their operations to be a competitive advantage. To schedule a Slotting Assessment or to discuss this unique offer further, please call Richard at 630-338-6005 or email