Long-term capital planning decisions are becoming increasingly complicated given the long life cycles of infrastructure, the dynamic requirements of assets with an evolving customer and market, and the likelihood of technology and policy disruptions.
With such added uncertainty and volatility, infrastructure owners will need to develop sophisticated data- and analytics-driven solutions, factoring in a range of future scenarios to identify the long-term investment plan that provides the most business value. Smarter capital planning will require learning to quickly adapt to new realities driven by disruptive market forces.
As accelerated change becomes the new normal, identifying key trends that are shifting historical forecasts and integrating those expectations into capital planning solutions is critical to staying ahead of future needs and identifying areas to integrate real options to manage long-term organizational value. With smart investment solutions and tools, organizations can gain the business flexibility of long life cycle infrastructure that can enable organizations to adjust to changes in feedstock costs, supply chain disruptions, regulatory impacts or other unplanned impacts.
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