In general the application of a systematic process is regarded as a means of management aimed at reducing the number and severity of mistakes, errors and failures due to either human or technological functions involved.
Use of systematic process in strategic planning has been both challenged, due to rapid change in market conditions, and advocated as a source of improvement. For example, "Many OECD countries have a transparent and systematic process of public consultation to enhance the quality of the regulatory process by guaranteeing that the impact on citizens and businesses is taken into account."
- Elaine B. Johnson, Contextual teaching and learning: what it is and why it's here to stay, 2002, p.103
- Rudolf Grünig, Process-based Strategic Planning, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2006, pp.45-46
- China: defining the boundary between the market and the state, OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2009, p.113