Unformatted text preview: plan for the manufacturing unit may “involve the design, testing, and installation of the equipment needed to produce the line” (Bateman & Snell, 2009, p. 138). In conclusion, three major differences between strategic and tactical planning can be identified as analyzing the managerial level, level of detail, and time horizon. More specifically, strategic planning is developed by top management and it has a low level of detail. Further, the time horizon is long (3 to 7 years). Conversely, tactical planning is developed by middle management level and it has medium level of detail. Finally, the time horizon for tactical planning is medium; usually, 1 to 2 years (Bateman & Snell, 2009). References: Bateman, T.S. and Snell S. (2009). Management: leading and collaborating in the competitive world (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin...
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