The modern world is fast moving and difficult to predict. Situations requiring decisive military intervention can emerge in days or weeks, and decision makers need to be able to respond rapidly to wide ranging demands across conflict prevention, humanitarian aid and disaster relief, crisis management and combat operations. Hence the critical need for immediate access – for all levels of decision makers – to reliable information about current availability and capability of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) units and equipment.
This is a case study about the development of a goal-based, five year strategic plan for a government owned, commercially operated organisation. In these times of austerity Government spending priorities are constantly under review. Defence has consistently taken cuts in recent years; given that the MOD is this organisation’s primary customer, this is creating an increasingly vulnerable future for it.