The purpose of Supply Chain Segmentation for a company is to use and develop different supply chain management to able fulfill different level need in more efficient and effective ways. Nowadays, more and more international business is apply Supply Chain Segmentation strategy to take competitive advantage in this competitive market and this is the unique and compulsory for them to fulfill their huge customers and distribution channels. So, the single supply chain will be often lost their competitive advantage and very hard to live long in this competitive market place. The most important is, what is the reason for a company to apply the Supply Chain Segmentation and apply the ways to Supply Chain Segmentation is the most important question and issues for a company to pay high attention. Moreover, the botto-line benefits is need to set up by a company and what actions, steps and technologies need to be apply and begin for a company?
However, GE is a huge company in comparisons to their competitors and through diversifying their business GE is able to broaden their competitive scope. Furthermore, GE relies a lot from its suppliers in delivering those raw materials and components used in their product. Therefore, a disruption in deliveries from their suppliers may cause a huge effect on their businesses. Each questions asked in the playbook corresponds to different aspect of the business. The first question, for example, is a question asked on the market condition of each of their business unit (BU).
Today’s stakeholders want more accountability. The debate over Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has shifted from whether companies should engage in CSR to how to make substantial commitment to CSR? The added pressure from stake holders has increased as accountability plays a key role for the demand for favourite brands grow. Consumers are more demanding than ever. Safeguarding the brand image and corporate reputation has become important as markets all over the world have become very competitive and image has become more vulnerable.
Multinational logistics companies The largest competitors that UPS face in its European logistics business are DHL, FedEx and TNT. In logistics industry, a critical success factor would be a company’s logistics network within the region, which normally suggests the need of a huge amount of capital to build it. A larger stream of revenue coming from the region would suggest a firm with higher capability of achieving such. An analysis on the market share of the companies in the European market (in terms of revenue share) is hence conducted. As a subsidiary of Deutsche Post, DHL has the strongest brand and network penetration in Germany, the largest exporting country in Europe (World’s Top Exports, 2015), which provides it with a huge competitive advantage in sourcing business.
For that reason, one of the world’s leading retail organisation Zara particularly focus on their organisational resources in order to get the competitive advantage over their competitors. Some of the key organisational resources of Zara are demonstrated below: Market-oriented Strategy However, in the retail industry the competition is very high that is why the customer is considered as a king for them and they have to make them loyal as much as they can for the reason that they will not move to other brands quickly. Moreover, by focussing on customer‘s requirement and likings, reinforced by its operational approaches and Zara shows their assurance towards their precious clients. For that reason the customers of Zara‘s are quite loyal that help them to reach better position in the market (Finney, et al., 2008). Staff-Education It is found that the top officials of Zara are quite keen and focussing on customer service; therefore, the basic requirement to train their employees is one of their topmost importance.
Porter’s article has strong analysis and provides persuasive examples to support his argument. He carefully explains the five forces and demonstrates how they affect the competition in business. For example, when discussing about rivalry among existing competitors, Porter briefly mentions about different forms of rivalries and its intensity. After that, he analyzes the situations that lead to different level of intensity in rivalry carefully. Porter illustrates that “ The intensity of rivalry is greatest if: Competitors are numerous or are roughly equal in size and power…Industry growth is slow…Exit barriers are high…Rivals are highly committed to the business and have aspirations for leadership, especially if they have goals that go beyond
Otherwise, competition is one of the main threats that most of the companies would have face. Unilever has to face huge competition as its competitor is so strong. Furthermore Unilever has many other sub competitors who provide substitutes of their products and their closeness is very
The overall performance of the Indian manufacturing sector has widespread implications for various aspects of the economy; employment, being one of the chief areas of impact. Since this sector generates large scale employment for low and medium skilled workers, it is imperative to develop features which will create a conducive environment for industries to grow further. The Make in India campaign by the government has given the much needed push to the manufacturing sector. So we can say that India is performing decently and there is huge opportunity for India to grow and increase forex reserve and attract more FDI and FII by expanding its International
Porter’s five forces is a framework that provides analysts with knowledge of the external factors regarding their company and the development of business strategy. These shows people how attractive a company is in a certain industry. I have chosen to develop the porter’s five forces strategy regarding Cisco and the information received. I will evaluate the competiveness, threat of substation, buyer power, supplier power and the threat of new entry. Competitive rivalry The brand name for Cisco is very strong however competitive rivalry is high.
Services Customer’s expectations towards Mobilink are exceeded, so in this way Mobilink provides services to their customers before and after purchasing. It has the largest customer services division in the company, which includes • Customer services operations (front end) • Customer services systems (contact center) • Quality assurance, standardization & training Competitive Advantages of PTCL & MOBILINK PTCL & Mobilink success lies in the development of strong, fundamental and long term business plans, created to sustain economic challenges in the country. They has invested heavily in infrastructure, technology, human resources, marketing and customer services which has given driving force for a wide based future planning strategy. In this manner they have a competitive advantage of making tremendous investments in Pakistan which nobody else had made before with respect to telecom. Both organizations have large number of corporate customers using PTCL landlines and Mobilink post paid and pre paid connections, which is a very big achievement for both