Strategic Solutions

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Chart your organization's strategy for success.


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In today's competitive environment, growing a business requires planning, efficient processes, leadership, and customer focused innovation. Whether you desire assistance in one area or a comprehensive approach, we provide actionable steps to get you to the next level and beyond.

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PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT

Strategic Planning

Our staff can guide and facilitate an organization in establishing an operating plan. Emphasis is on strategic and long-range planning: developing Mission, Vision and Values; assessing the environment; setting balanced goals; aligning strategies; establishing objectives and accountabilities; determining performance measurements; and converting objectives into action plans.

Business Assessment – Enterprise Discovery Guide for Executives

The Enterprise Discovery Guide (EDGe) was developed by a team of experienced business consultants and manufacturing specialists from MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) Centers across the country. Content is based upon their collective expertise in helping small U.S. manufacturers adopt Best Business Practices to achieve profitable growth and global competitiveness. The EDGe is designed to address all aspects of the enterprise - its leadership, financial and operations management, business processes and operating practices, technology, organization culture, business information and people systems. The Discovery Guide serves as a gateway to co-discovery, relationship building, and collaborative enterprise development.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

In order to keep up with the ever changing market, companies must challenge the organization's employees to adapt and improve business processes and practices. Organizational changes can be either holistic or tactical. Having a structured approach to developing a clear vision of a future state, communicating that vision to all involved, and leading the change by executing the strategy is critical to the success of any level of change effort.

Additionally, companies must have a clear understanding of the differences between leadership and management and how to effectively engage the organization at multiple levels. Our staff has helped many customers with change management, through a variety of levels of effort. From one on one executive coaching to training the larger numbers of staff, we have a solid record of achieving success.

CUSTOMER-FOCUSED INNOVATION

Innovation Engineering Leadership System

The Innovation Engineering Leadership System is a simple yet disciplined approach that quickly identifies and validates new ideas to increase top-line revenues, using proven idea-creation and deployment methodology.

Product Innovation, Development & Commercialization

Product Innovation, Development & Commercialization services available at Southwest Research Institute improve the efficiency and productivity of the design process, including optimizing product characteristics to fit with customer desires or demand. Comprehensive testing and validation services are available from our globally respected facilities to assist in the development of successful products and services.

Success Stories

TMAC South Central

Texas cities in the South Central TMAC Region include: Austin, Georgetown, New Braunfels, Round Rock, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Marcos, Seguin, Temple, Uvalde, Victoria, and Waco.

Related Terminology

strategic planning  •  business assessment  •  change management  •  lean leadership  •  manufacturing assistance  •  process improvement  •  benchmarking  •  innovation  •  business reengineering  •  transformation

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.
07/13/16