Strategy Consulting

Business Strategy

  • Formulation of Business Strategy
  • Strategic Planning and Advisory
  • Organization Diagnostics and Planning
  • Organization Structuring and Restructuring
  • Business Analytics

The key areas of business strategy consulting include:

  • Drawing up of Business Plans
  • Business Performance Management
  • Business Transformation
  • Business Process Management
  • Cost Optimization
  • Cash & Working Capital Management
  • Organisation Design & Human Resource Advisory
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Development of a dynamic corporate culture
  • Finance Function Transformation

As part of GSC’s strategic planning and advisory services, we offer accurate market interpretations through strategic analysis. Each study is uniquely tailored to meet the specific needs of the client.

The analysis conducted includes identifying competitive strengths and weaknesses, challenging existing theories within a company, looking into expansion and divesting opportunities and analyzing risk.

The activities include:

  • Medium, Long-Term Planning
  • Industry Reviews
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Reviews of Product and Service Portfolio
  • Commercial Due Diligence
  • Asset Benchmarking
  • Return on Assets
  • Corporate Benchmarks
  • Competitor Behavior

Organization Diagnostics and Planning

It is a comprehensive ‘corporate health check’. It is a hugely beneficial service that helps clients better understand their company’s strengths, deficiencies and opportunities for improvement and articulates a targeted intervention. GSC uses various relevant and modern diagnostic models to scan the organization from various perspectives – organization structure, capital structure, business model, financial model, technology, processes and people. The client is then presented with a detailed report at the end and a set of recommendations

Business Analytics

It is the use of technology and tools to look at past and present time frames in order to find out how the business has performed. It involves lots of number crunching and putting a management decision support system into place that results in speedy real-time monitoring and exceptional tracking so that quick intervention can take place when required.

Performance Management & Scorecards

The balanced scorecard is a strategic planning and management system that is used extensively in business to align business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization, improve internal and external communications, and monitor organization performance against strategic goals.

GSC uses the balanced scorecard tool developed by Dr Kaplan and David Norton besides other performance management tools to assess the company from 4 important aspects – learning and growth, business process, customer and financial perspective. We then create strategy maps with detailed performance enhancement measures across all these 4 areas.

Feasibility Studies

  • Financial Feasibility Studies on setting up of new ventures
  • Revenue Modeling
  • Pricing Strategy

The purpose of a feasibility study is to make a predictive analysis of a proposed venture in order to enable management decision makers and evaluators to make constructive and informed decisions.

It is estimated that only one in fifty business ideas are actually commercially viable. Therefore a business feasibility study is an effective way to safeguard against wastage of further investment or resources.

The need of a feasibility study is felt when an organization is faced with the complex task of analysis of a new business initative like introducing a new product/service into an existing market or launching an existing product/ service into a new market. GSC takes a 360 degree view of the opportunity in terms of regulatory, technical, financial and operational standpoints and after a thorough assessment, makes its recommendations in the form of a report. As part of the research methodology, primary and secondary data is collected through various sources including industry reports and statistics, company reports and interviews with various personnel within the organization and those connected to it on the outside. Financial feasibility analysis is a critical part of the process and involves activities like capital modelling, cost-benefit analysis, P& L projections, scenario planning and sensitivity analysis, evaluation of capex, fixed costs, infrastructure costs and cash flows, and risk mitigation strategies.

GSC has a wealth of experience in conducting feasibility studies for numerous clients across all major industries. Our success stems from a combination of intensive market research and analysis of numerical data coupled with qualitative, experience-based documentation and interpretation.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

  • Developing Standard operating Procedures
  • Developing Policies and Procedures manuals
  • Accounting Manuals

The objective of an SOP is to create a structured and documented approach to each operational process across various departmental functions.

SOPs are the lifeblood of any successful company. Well-written SOPs provide direction, improve communication, reduce training time, improve work consistency and enhance quality and speed of decision making.

We at GSC understand that it is not sufficient to create an isolated SOP document and so we develop SOPs based on the overall business model, organization structure and systems which can be then integrated seamlessly with the IT system.

Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)

  • Reengineering of business process
  • Process alignment with IT systems
  • Gap Analysis between process and IT systems

Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) is the fundamental rethinking and radical redesign of core business processes to achieve dramatic performance improvements in cost, quality, service, and speed. BPR involves optimizing & orchestrating processses related to 4 disciplines – organization, technology, strategy and people, with the objective of increasing efficiencies.

GSC consultants are adept at using a variety of BPR and change management tools, including the most complex and dynamic data modelling facilities. We spend a great amount of time analysing the ‘As-Is’ state of the selected core process, reviewing business strategies and understanding end-user requirements through questionnaires, focus group discussions and interviews, before identifying improvement opportunities and documenting the re-engineered process. We also use effective communication channels and training models to ensure that all end-users are aware of the vision for the future.