1.0 Executive Summary Dell Company was established on 4 November 1984. It is one of the largest information technology companies in the world, employing around 103,300 employees worldwide. Dell Company’s founder is Michael Dell. He was the youngest CEO to guide a company to a Fortune 500 ranking. Dell Company is using customer satisfaction as the main important concern to integrate each of their operations, to understand and try to produce as well as deliver products and services that capture their customers’ trust and satisfaction.
Introduction I would recommend that the Ford Motor Company adopt the virtual integration strategy, currently used by Dell. The virtual integration strategy combines both forecasting and information technology. Virtual integration combines both efficient and responsive supply chain. Virtual Integration Dell uses virtual integration to build direct relationships with their customers and carry less inventory. The emphasis is given to forecasting and information technology.
In 2009, Dell announced they were closing their manufacturing plant in Limerick and moving to their facility in Poland with the loss of 1900 jobs. These job losses were especially devastating on the Limerick area as it was the lower skilled factory workers who suffered. This was done as the cost of labour in Poland is much cheaper than Ireland. In this case, Dell are putting the interests of the shareholders ahead of their employees by moving to a different location. Dell’s chief executives only concern is profits and will try to achieve this no matter what.
DEW relies on a complex distribution system in order to get their products to its customers. Only about 30 percent of the firm’s total sales are purchased directly from DEW. Smaller companies and retailers usually make purchases through one of the many independent distributors. Unfortunately, it’s been recently discovered that the results are terrible and profits are down 30 percent from this same quarter time last year. In order to boost sales, senior management has decided to eliminate all direct sales from DEW, distributors are now required to maintain a minimum inventory level which is higher than before, and form a task force to study and propose ways that the firm can recapture its lost market share.
Ford Motor Company is an American global automotive industry leader. Ford Motor Company was originally founded by Henry Ford. He was one of eight children and was born on the family farm near Dearborn, Michigan in 1863. He began his career early with an eighth grade education. The first job he landed was part-time at Westingtonhouse Engine.
Introduction The Walt Disney Company is one of the biggest entertainment and media conglomerates worldwide. The company was founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy Disney in the year of 1922. The company started off as an animation film studio named Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, but gradually expanded their business to build their own empire and become a leading company in the world. The corporate’s mission to be one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information is still in progress. Presentation of enterprise Overview Disney’s diversification strategy over the past decades has been successful, in which the company is successfully operating in the industry of film, media networks, theme parks, and resorts.
Based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, the automaker was founded by Henry Ford, on June 16, 1903. Ford Motor Company would go on to become one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, as well as being one of the few to survive the Great Depression. The largest family-controlled company in the world, the Ford Motor Company has been in continuous family control for over 110 years. Ford now encompasses two brands: Ford and Lincoln. Ford once owned 5 other luxury brands: Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Mercury.
Technological Factors Technology has its ramifications in every sphere of life. For the companies like Walt Disney, the technological attributes like innovation have played a great role. The Walt Disney brand is very much prone to innovation and has always followed the contemporary trends. The technology gives it possible to spread the innovation within seconds and the fashionistas are there to purchase the trendy stuff. Therefore, for the luxury entertainment brands like Walt Disney innovation is and should be the key feature to follow for the success.
According to DELL, M (2015) achieved through seeing great success and high place where it become DELL now a global leader company in electronic industries. In addition to that DELL now it has the strength and good reputation through the application of vision in production speed and high quality characterized by DELL.