Strategy

A new model

We worked with an industry Research and Development Corporation on developing a model to facilitate and manage innovation development and dissemination across a major agrifood processing sector. We consulted with industry participants and stakeholders; researched various innovation models and workshopped the challenges and opportunities with management and staff to create a business model that would be agile, proactive and responsive and ensure the organisation is better placed to maximise the return on invested levy funds. We assisted management determine the optimum way to implement the model within their organisation, identifying priorities to encourage collaboration across functions and other capacity development.

A sustainable future

We worked with the board of a key provider of industry leadership and insights to understand the future context of their business and the opportunities and threats it faces. Relying heavily on volunteers to plan and deliver conferences, the current model was deemed unsustainable. Through a structured process of internal discussion, stakeholder consultation, and competitor research we developed a detailed strategic plan which provides a pathway to build the business, amplify its messages and ensure ongoing relevance.

Developing scenarios

We developed a range of plausible and challenging future dairy scenarios for the Australian Dairy Industry as a key part of a strategic study into medium to long-term prospects and priorities. From this work, we developed and articulated a vision for the desired future state of the dairy industry as part of the Horizon 2020 project.

Industry plan

We assisted AOF in the development of a strategic plan for the Australian Oilseeds industry for 2015-25, drawing on insights from food industry megatrends, as well as the consultation input from various stakeholders and participants in the sector.

Strategy development and implementation

We worked with enterprise owners to develop a strategic plan for a significant milk production business based on a clear view of the preferred destination, articulating the priority strategies, development projects and KPIs.

The plan has been used to refinance expansion activities and to seek investor interest in long-term partnership.

We are working with the board and management of a listed agribusiness processor in the development of strategic priorities to enhance business financial performance and sustainability over the medium to long term.

This has included the evaluation of options to enhance capacity utilisation, increase the processing footprint and extend services to suppliers and customers.

We undertook analysis to support the development of strategy by a major beef production business located in Northern Australia, focused on evaluating the scope for further downstream integration into food value chains into various domestic and export markets.

This assessed value chain dynamics in a number of key markets and competitor industries, assessed price-setting mechanisms and the scope to create and capture value.

Industry vision-setting

We assisted the Australian dairy industry’s peak stakeholder organisation, Australian Dairy Industry Council, in facilitating the development a vision statement and a set of priority areas for industry action. This process drew on the outcomes from Horizon 2020 as well as a number of other industry planning processes.

Future innovation demands

We developed a strategy for the improvement in the effectiveness of collective industry investments in dairy manufacturing and processing R&D, taking account of future demands on innovation and the requirements of effective business models for delivery.

We believe strategic planning at industry or enterprise level is only worthwhile if there is a commitment to effective projects that will deliver the desired result.

We develop challenging future dairy scenarios for agribusiness industries, articulate and facilitate the development of vision statements and take strategy through to action at an enterprise level.

  • Developing future dairy scenarios – we developed a range of plausible and challenging future scenarios for the Australian Dairy Industry as a key part of a strategic study into medium to long term prospects and priorities. From this work, we developed and articulated a vision for the desired future state of the dairy industry as part of the Horizon 2020 project.
  • Strategy development and implementation – We worked with enterprise owners to develop a strategic plan for a significant milk production business based on a clear view of the preferred destination, articulating the priority strategies, development projects and KPIs. The plan has been used to refinance expansion activities and to seek investor interest in long-term partnership.
  • We undertook analysis to support the development of strategy by a major beef production business located in Northern Australia, focused on evaluating the scope for further downstream integration into food value chains into various domestic and export markets.