Chapter 5ForesightGetting Ahead of Change and Chaos

Arvind Mills is nestled in the epicenter of India's textile industry in the western city of Ahmedabad.1 At the time of Indian Independence, in 1947, the city was known as the Manchester of the East, named after England's center of textile production during the Industrial Revolution. In those days there were over eighty-five clothing mills situated in and around the region, today there is just one—Arvind Mills. How did Arvind become the world's third-largest denim manufacturer when every neighboring competitor failed? Their success is due in large part to their unique process for strategic planning. This process has enabled them to look into the future with clarity and change course even in ...

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