or later known as Macy’s Inc. acquired R.H. Macy’s in 1994 then became the world’s largest premier department store company as the Federated Department Stores operated over 400 department stores and more than 157 specialty stores in 37 states. As from 1995 until 2006, Federated Department Stores have also acquired several department stores converting to the Macy’s nameplate such as A&S Department Stores, The Broadway Department Stores, I. Magnin, Jordan Marsh Department Stores of Boston, Stern’s Department Stores, Liberty House operations and finally The May Department Stores Company. Macy’s Inc. now currently have approximately 800 stores in virtually every major geographic market in the United States including their official website, the “macys.com”. Macy’s Inc. also is currently a parent company of 3 subsidiaries companies which are Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Bluemercury Inc. where Bluemercury was acquired recently in March 2015 by Macy’s Inc.
The management at Zappos attracts customers through exceptional service that has created a “WOW” philosophy and embedded it within the fabric and culture of the company. Zappos has several competitive dimensions in which they compete with other online retailers in the market. The company has always maintained its sales growth rate on the long-term basis at a certain output level. Therefore, the competitive advantages of Zappos have always been sustainable. The corporate culture of the company is nurtured and developed by its management team.
ZARA’s business scope including clothe, accessory, shoes, hat and perfume. Because of their excellent operating capability, they can become successful each and every year. Clothes, food, shelter and travel are the four elements for life. Clothes being priority in order to shows how important it is. China have more than 1.3 billion people nowadays, enormous people formed enormous clothing consumer market.
STRATEGIC ANALYSIS OF ZARA Name of Student: Student’s ID INTRODUCTION Zara was found in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalia Mera. It is Spanish clothing and accessories retailer. Zara is the biggest and most internationalized of the six retailers that Inditex claims, that is, Zara, Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius, and Oysho. Zara at present has 1,751 stores around the world.
Abstract The PRADA Group is an Italian luxury fashion house, founded in Milan in 1913. The Group is composed by four brands which are: Prada, Miu Miu, Church’s and Car Shoes. Prada is an international large sized firm that operates in 70 different countries around the world, with 551 directly operated stores (at 30 April 2014) . The company presents a total number of 11,518 direct employees and had net revenue equal to 3,587 million Euros in the end of January 2014 .
Historically most of the production sites were found in Spain, Portugal and Morocco amongst other European countries. (Ferdows & co. 2014 p9), of which 11 were owned by Zara, and located near the headquarters. With the growing developments of the brand, Zara slowly started to develop close relationships with many competent suppliers at a world scale. Their suppliers mostly work single-or double shifts, and are managed as profit centers would be. (Ferdows & co. 2014 p8)
This could be done by performing internal audits quarterly with precise accuracy so that no information is missing or misled. Once this is done, the management can work on improvements if the target was not met or aim higher if target was met with great deals. This is one way Zara could keep track of their management control with efficiency as its done quarterly. Another way where Zara could control their management is by using Concurrent control. Concurrent control takes place while an activity is in progress involving the regulation of ongoing activities that are part of the transformation process to ensure that they conform to organizational standards.
One advantage of this globalization is the possibility of creating international fashion chains accompanying consumers wherever they are. Inditex took advantage very well that factor. • MICRO: It is formed by forces close to the company that affect its ability to satisfy customers, the business, consumer markets, marketing channels used, competitors and public. Zara 's main competitors are: Sfera, H & M, GAP, Mango, Pull & Bear and Stradivarius. In the graph we see as Zara drink market both national and European business.
INTRODUCTION Human resource management is the strategic approach to the management of an organization 's most valued assets - the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the goals of the business (Armstrong, M., 2006). In other words, human resource management is a to work with employees, and for the employees, to help them solve their problems. Therefore, human resource is a complicate department, as they deal with people who already work there, they also deal with several issues which happen among new employees, such as recruitment, selection and so on. Nowadays, employee retention becomes one of the most significant issue in the organizations, and managers are aiming to find the best employees
SP18 MGMT3341.02/03 - Human Resource Planning, Staffing, & Selection Team #6 - Heather Fralish, Craig Gil, Emerald Kormah, Jennifer Restivo, Bianca Tolentino Team Exercise: Chapter 2, Case Study (page 44-45) Integrating McDonald’s Business, Human Resource, and Staffing Strategies This week, we were asked to take a closer look into the business of McDonald’s and to discuss the importance of people to the organization. As we all know, all businesses thrive on one main person: their consumers. Without them, no business could be successful! But in order for the consumers to be happy, a business thus begins with another person: their workers.
For that reason, the top officials of Zara consider this problem at the time of formulating their strategy that will certainly bring encouraging retort from the society regarding their products (Peng, 2008). Production strategy However, due to the increasing competition, Zara applies one of the most advanced strategies that support them to execute their paper plan practically and get the possible competitive advantage over their competitors. It is noted that Zara have team of experts that are able to assess the quality of raw material that help them to take quick action before proceeding it further and it will ultimately assist them to minimise their cost and lead time to some extent (Lockett, et al., 2009).
Zara is vertically integrated and takes care of designing, manufacturing and distributing its products. This gives it an immense hold on the market as most of the operational inefficiencies are eliminated by the company’s on employees who identify with the larger goal and value proposition of the brand (The New York Times, 2012). Zara works along with the consumers to understand them more closely rather than imposing its own predictions on them. Zara creates an environment of artificial scarcity in its stores for every design it manufactures so that consumers get a feel of exclusivity rather than stock pile up (Johnson, 2012). This gives them a sense of pride to buy a limited edition of products which they find at Zara stores only.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Zara can be identified as one of the largest international fast-fashion organizations which is owned by the fashion group Inditex. Their first store was opened in 1975 and from that point of time, they have had an unstoppable growth throughout the years as up to now. After 42 years of operations, today Zara has been able to expand themselves with 2169 stored over 82 countries all over the world. Rather than they were a high fashion brand in the country, Zara has focused themselves as a fast fashion brand where they will change their fashions at a great pace where no one can reach them. Also, the most attractive thing is that all those latest fashion designs are introduced to the public at an affordable price.
These days, fast fashion become very diverse and almost all countries have fast fashion shops. Put simply, the fast fashion is cheap, easy to buy, and fashionable products. In Japan, there are a lot of native fast fashion brands such as Uniqlo, and Shimamura. However, recently, there are not originally from Japan brands too, for example, H&M, Zara, and Forever21. These fast fashion brands became great social phenomenons, and its sale is increasing rapidly.
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Apple Inc. has followed different organizational structures and the changes that came depending upon the time frame and when situations called for it. Our objective is to find out the advantages and disadvantages of different organization structure that Apple Inc. has implemented till now. Apple Inc. has followed a flat structure of organization. Basically this flat structure has encouraged employees to contribute to the decision making process by directly participating in it.