is important to understand that a number of goals must be attained
before the strategic plan can be achieved. Similarly, each goal
in the strategic plan will in turn require a number of objectives to be successfully
achieved. The figure opposite is a simple illustration showing that each of six goals has two objectives. In reality, the number of objectives needed for each goal can be anything but the usual range is 1 to 6.
The table below also shows how a number of objectives (in this case four) is needed for a goal to attain 1000 members.
Strategic planning has been criticized for attempting to systematize strategic thinking and strategy formation, which Henry Mintzberg argues are inherently creative activities involving synthesis or "connecting the dots" which cannot be systematized. Mintzberg argues that strategic planning can help coordinate planning efforts and measure progress on strategic goals, but that it occurs "around" the strategy formation process rather than within it. Further, strategic planning functions remote from the "front lines" or contact with the competitive environment (., in business, facing the customer where the effect of competition is most clearly evident) may not be effective at supporting strategy efforts. 
We operate what we believe to be the world’s two largest, most sophisticated single-pick grocery stores: CFC Hatfield and CFC Dordon. At the end of 2016 we commenced operations in our latest CFC in Andover, Hampshire. This site houses the first implementation of our new, internally developed, integrated MHE and associated software. At maturity, the solution will be capable of driving significant productivity and fulfilment benefits in a highly modular and flexible fashion, and we expect it will increase our fulfilment capacity by around 65,000 orders per week, or approximately £350 million in sales value. All of our CFCs are designed and built to handle the unique challenges that exist in picking groceries with speed, accuracy and efficiency, including: