Consistent planning exploiting of the competitive factors time and speed to late on the market is the best product, i.e. the right product can still become the wrong product: when it is not available at the right time. In many markets, 70 to 90 percent of the total income of a product in the first half of the product run-time are achieved. The time factor must be in addition to the classic price and performance ratio as a contest critical variable. The value is changed in the course of a product’s life cycle”or the cost / benefit ratio of product for the customer, the Mitteil – and demonstrating ability of the value, the complexity of the product, the degree of standardization, the compatibility of a product, as well as many other technically and economically relevant characteristics.
It follows from these changes particularly for short product life cycles due to the time factor to be taken into consideration in addition, it must set a correspondingly dynamic planning process underway. The targeted Describe tracking and implementation of the speed aspect is the concept of speed management”. “From the understanding that the resource time” could be decisive for the survival of the company, will speed management more and more to the part of the Repertoire of planning. See on strategic aspects of Jorg Becker: strategy-check and balance of knowledge, ISBN 978-3-8370-7305-8. A more conservative attitude shows a company that retains the previous way of the long development time with sporadic, but major steps of innovation. While it could be dislodged in small market niches with small sales potential and then in this way in the long term do not survive.
I.e.: who want to be mobile on the market, i.e. faster in concrete products must implement customer wishes, can only in the context of progressive planning tools make sure to be with innovative products to the market first. A waiting stance only companies can afford almost from the second row”out the market master. Here in this strategy sometimes deliberately with innovations maintained: i.e. in parallel developments are forced to surprise the market with a better quality product, as soon as the competitors from the cover has come. Only one time that simultaneously planning organization can thus also ensure the right things at the right time to be done. CF. Jorg Becker: strategy-check and balance of knowledge, ISBN 978-3-8370-7305-8. The map, to achieve competitive advantages, speed seems not yet maxed out in planning processes. The objectives of speed management to achieve competitive advantages are anchoring the fast performance of the company, finding time-oriented competitive factors for the planning support, organizational planning to moving and directly measurable market power units, simplification of planning and consensus processes at the decision-making level, reduction of lead times for quotation and order processing, shortening of product cycles and process innovations, flexibility of production and concentration on a few power areas, as well as continuous flow of materials from the supplier to the customer. Against the background of comprehensive packages of measures for the practical use of knowledge balances see also Jorg Becker: intellectual and business planning, ISBN 978-3-8370-7564-9 Jorg Becker