Learning the intricacies and details of the manufacturing process is one of the key requirements for conducting an accurate financial assessment of a company’s performance and making further forecasts. In turn, manufacturing may be quite difficult to embrace for the uninitiated, which calls for a brief yet effective tool for building nuanced knowledge of the manufacturing process. The action plan for the specified process will involve three primary steps, which will be rooted in the exploration of the industry, the product, and the service.
First, to understand the primary characteristics of the external environment where the company functions, one must perform an analysis of the key factors affecting the financial performance of the company. It is worth noting that, apart from financial indicators determining the performance of the organization, other factors including economic, political, sociocultural, technological, environmental, and legal ones must be embraced. Thus, one will have a clear concept of the risks that the target set includes.
Afterward, to learn about the product, a study of its main functions, purpose, and essential characteristics must be performed. Followed by the assessment of the product’s popularity and its target customers, the analysis will be concluded by the evaluation of the brand’s place among the ones created by the company’s key competitors. Thus, a detailed picture of the risks that the organization may face when setting the pricing strategy for its product and services, as well as the threat associated with the competition, will be discovered. Finally, the services offered by the organization will need to be assessed. The described stage will require examining the supply chain of the firm carefully. Thus, essential risks that may entail extra costs when performing key SCM-related processes will be identified.
It is believed that, by assessing the industry, the product, and the service related to the target organization, one will be able to build a sustainable financial strategy. As a result, the organization will be able to survive the strong competition observed in the target market. Moreover, a careful strategy for mitigating financial risks and building financial sustainability will allow the firm to gain an additional competitive advantage.