The operational plan charts out a roadmap to achieve the tactical goals within a realistic timeframe. This plan is highly specific with an emphasis on short-term objectives. “Increase sales to 150 units/day”, or “hire 50 new employees” are both examples of operational plan objectives. Performance monitoring measures progress in achieving specific objectives and results in relation to an implementation plan whether for programmes, projects, strategies, and activities. Evaluation 7. Evaluation attempts to determine as systematically and objectively as possible the worth or significance of an intervention, strategy or policy.
In 1998, IKEA started its retail operations in China. To meet local laws, it formed a joint venture. IKEA may face some India-specific challenges such as varying laws in different states ruled by different political parties. This could make its operations, especially distribution and logistics, a bit challenging.