In the startup phase of Lululemon Athletica they had a high bargaining power. This was due to a desire to work with leading fabric suppliers and increased investments. A majority of their apparel production was in Asia however they are willing to use Canada as well as the United States for production facilities as they are required. There are many suppliers competing for retailer’s business. Common materials used in apparel making such as rubber and cotton are readily available. This gives Lululemon a lot of choice in picking who they want to buy supplies from. In this situation, the suppliers have a low level of bargaining power.
Government policies supporting active and healthy lifestyle can have effect on Lululemon. With growing market, there will be opportunity to grow. Canadian government introducing Workplace Fitness Program Policy, and many other countries that Lululemon operate have also such policies. It is opportunity for Lululemon.
One of the possible solutions to the above issues is to continue with the Product Lifecycle Initiative, but with a refined scope. As proposed, Patagonia might repair any garments regardless of their brands. Such services may benefit its competitors at the expense of Patagonia’s profits as it will incur extra cost to boost repairing capacity. Therefore, Patagonia may consider to provide such services to other brands only when they agree to pay a price for it. Also, outsourcing the repair services to reliable and high quality provider can keep their repair cost at a low level.
With this Under Armour therefore is unable to use cost leadership as a means of attracting consumers but rather must turn to differentiation of product. Under Armour is able to differentiate itself from other apparel companies by the use of synthetic material in the production of its clothing and
Due to internal reverse factor in the market is not growing so are the negative side. the internal factor is not in favor of the company due to fashion and change. Funding is also a major problem. Despite this talk about the external factor and here we can see that there are many competitors in the market otherwise. Example puma sneakers launch.
This paper presents an overview of Kmart retail supply chain in New Zealand. Various IT systems and software used by Kmart are presented in this paper. The new IT systems and business applications are also proposed. In retail sector, IT is involved at every point right from supply chain management to POS terminals for transaction processing. Efficient use of technology and IT systems can bring innovation. The paper highlights an SLA and business case for a new business application proposed for Kmart New Zealand. The paper also through light on critique of created IT plan for Kmart and comparison with another plan.
Porter’s five force model. Threat of New entrants (low): Although Walgreens and CVS are the giants in the retail pharmacy industry, there is a plenty of chances to small competitors. Entry into the brick-and-mortar prescription drug business is feasible even on a small scale.
Computers permit large amounts of data to be stored, either on the computer's hard disk or in portable diskettes. Data Manipulation and Processing Data manipulation and processing are performed to obtain useful information from data previously entered into the system. Data manipulation embraces two types of operations: operations needed to remove errors and update current data sets and operations using analytical techniques to answer specific questions formulated by the user. The manipulation process can range from the simple overlay of two or more maps to a complex extraction of disparate pieces of information from a wide variety of sources. Data Output Data output refers to the display or presentation of data employing commonly used output formats that include maps, graphs, reports, tables, and charts, either as a hard-copy, as an image on the screen, or as a text file that can be carried into other software programs for further analysis.
Porter’s Five Forces Porter’s Five Forces framework is to identify the level of competition within the industry and to determine the strengths or weaknesses which can utilise to strengthen the position. The framework consist of five elements: threat of entry, bargaining power of supplier, bargaining power of buyer, threat of substitutes and industry rivalry. Forces Analysis Implication Threat of new entrant Low Threat Diversified of product There are high demand of furniture and electrical appliance.
Threats of substitute product - high • Buyers are likely to shift to other products considering the weather conditions. • Low price jeans. • Substitute like formals and trousers Bargaining power of customer – high • The power of buyers is comparatively high considering the fact that they can simply change to other brands. • Converting cost is low. • substitutes Competitive rivalry – high • high chance for customers to shift to substitute brands – ( CK jeans , guess jeans, DKNY jeans and Diesel) • mid – class employees prefers low rated jeans • Low level of product difference will increase competition because of no brand ID.
Sales record: Every organisation have to produce some product that has to be the sale into the market. The product is made for full filling the need of the customer through that company generate the profit. The product has to be a sale to the customers. Their records of sealing the product provide the data.
This theory is based on the concept that there are five forces that determine the competitive intensity and attractiveness of a market. Porter 's five forces help to identify where power lies in a business situation. This is useful both in understanding the strength of an organization 's current competitive position, and the strength of a position that an organization may look to move into. Strategic analysts often use Porter’s five forces to understand whether new products or services are potentially profitable. By understanding where power lies, the theory can also be used to identify areas of strength, to improve weaknesses and to avoid mistakes.
(Refer to figure 5) Using this model, Uniqlo was able to successfully differentiate itself from other retailers by developing unique products based on innovations than fashion trends. They are able to make quick adjustments to the production according to the latest sales trends and minimise store operation costs. This has allowed Uniqlo to sell high-quality clothes at affordable prices. Uniqlo is now working on a new supply chain that combines both their real and virtual business together. They have engaged one of Japan’s largest home builders, Daiwa House Industry, to help construct a state-of-the-art distribution center in Tokyo.
Each of the forces is determined how competitive in that industry as well as the structure of the industry. Porter’s five forces factors are consists of competitive rivalry, the threat of new entrants, the threat of substitutes, bargaining power from