To answer the question if the top management were making decisions on the right things with GSC, it requires analysis of the state of affairs of Corning, using the following tools and models: i. Industry analysis; Corning’s competitive environment (using Porter’s 5 forces). • Understanding the industry environment would allow Corning to better compete with its competitors, increase market share, and develop intelligent business strategies. Analysing the threat of new entrants, bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, threat of substitutes, and rivalry among competitors, will demonstrate that this is an attractive industry with high profit potential. Porter’s 5 Forces Analysis • The threat of new entrants is low in view of the following: a) there
Costco, regardless of external pressures from other wholesalers such as BJ’s Wholesale and Sam’s Club has distinguished itself and experienced tremendous success as a result. In 2010, Costco brought in a net income of 1.3 billion whereas its competitor BJ’s Wholesale drew in only 132 million. The following year, Costco’s net income grew to 1.46 billion while BJ’s’ fell to 95 million. Ever since the mid-2000’s, Costco’s profit has steadily increased while it’s competitors have struggled to simply keep their profits from plummeting. Part of the reason Costco’s profits remain so high is because they outnumber their competitors in terms of store locations.
The risks associated with taking on debt are mitigated due to SNC’s decreased leverage. This creates shareholder value by allowing the return to be stimulated by the assets and equity of the company. The return on the assets and equity of the company can be directly correlated with operational efficiency, return on investments, and overall optimal business decisions. SNC was able to continually create value in each of the three phases through pre and post strategic financial analysis that enabled leadership to make beneficial decisions. Leadership learned that although there are many decisions to make within the short term, a vision of long-term sustainable growth is critical to the success of a business.
Allocation of customers also takes away the customers right to chose, because the service provider has chosen you one is n longer entitled to their preference. An open market also gives the customer to get the service at a cheaper price due to presence of competitiveness that is initiated by their right to chose. How to ethically approach the Anti-trust law? The ethical way to attract customers is by following the correct competition laws designed by the
through lower pricing strategy, reducing costs, and providing new value propositions to the customers. Twitter, Inc. has to manage all these challenges and build effective barriers to safeguard its competitive edge. How Twitter, Inc. can tackle the Threats of New Entrants • By innovating new products and services. New products not only bring new customers to the fold but also give an old customer a reason to buy Twitter, Inc. ‘s products. • By building economies of scale so that it can lower the fixed cost per unit.
Competitive advantage can be defined as a business having a leading advantage over other businesses within the industry in this case being the retail industry, it is also gained by means of giving the customers value for their products in terms of having lower prices and having better benefits for its customers, while insuring that the business is efficient and effective. Business Logistics Management (2016). According to TFG Full Annual Report (2011:135-137). The Foschini group logistics is in charge for the management of stock that they receive from their different suppliers. They then must distribute it to the different group stores in an effective and efficient way to ensure that gain a competitive advantage over other businesses within the industry in South Africa.
By changing product strategy, it needs to increase prices or lessen the range of products offered whereas, if company chooses to change strategic capabilities, it will need to have continuous improvement of value chain or improve product design. Sadly, adapting competitive pressure is simpler than changing strategic capability. An important lesson to be learnt from continuous process improvement is that changing product strategy competitive pressure is a short-term solution. This is because company has the decision to give up markets or increase prices so it may benefit in the short-run, but, majority of a company’s strength lies in a superior ability to contribute value to customers which is due to company’s consistency in improving strategic capabilities. Therefore, increasing strategic capabilities through continuous improvements is through activities that will decrease or eliminate batch-level activities, lessen batch-sizes and reducing non-functional differences between products.
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Those benefits can build a good relationship with the customer because they like to pay less and get many benefits to purchase products and services. Furthermore, customers may find lower prices or higher discounts with a small number of firms in the oligopolistic market. The others will also cut prices to prevent losing their market share when a business started to cut down its price. Firms might have to sacrifice some profits in order to keep customers or reduce the rivals while lower prices to benefit consumers. For example, customers can find discounted air fares which allow them to enjoy the best flight deals with Air Asia.