Question 2 Advances in technology drive a great amount of the change that occurs in business organizations. The competitive advantage in today 's business environment includes staying on top of technological advancements that impact your industry. Business strategies that include acquiring new technologies should be guided by best practices that consider the impact on the firm, customers, employees, vendors and other stakeholders. Dream Destinations has too many odds against them in such a competitive market and so technological changes must be implemented if they wish to satisfy their shareholders. Dream Destination goals must be revisited.
Terms of Reference H&M also known as Hennes & Mauritz is one of the most leading apparel companies globally; one of creativity and style. The company is one which believes that it should offer to its customers fashion and quality at the best price. The aim of this report is to assess H&M’s company organizational culture as well as the core competencies and capabilities of the company; and how it has used these to attain the position at which it is at today in the fashion and apparel industry.
Today, almost every person caries a smart phone with them and some can’t survive the day without it. There are many companies and manufacturers who build smart phones like the popular ones such as Htc, Nokia, Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Motorola, Sony and many more, but what makes those companies not alike are the phones they release through the years, but are they that different? To compare, let us take an example of two leading rival companies in the field of smart phones, Samsung and Apple, who newly released their flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Apple iPhone 6 plus. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7 inch Super Amoled touch screen, a 16 megapixel back facing camera, an octa core processor with 3 gb of Ram and a 3220 mah battery whereas the Apple iphone 6 plus comes with a 5.5 inch retina display touch screen, an 8 megapixel back facing camera, dual core processor with 1 gb of Ram and a 2915 mah
Concerning apple products, their life cycle is a quite interesting issue. The demand for Apple products, particularly on iPhone is so tremendously high, that millions of them are sold from the first week of sales. After the introduction of iPhone 6, 9 million iPhones were sold during the first week of sales. However, the life cycle of Apple cell phones is not long. In order not to lose its positions to the most powerful and serious competitor in cell phone industry, Samsung, Apple invents and produces new modernized models of cell phones every year.
Sensitive market to these kinds of products are commercial line and offices those has to get technological interface to attain day to day tasks. Samsung has contributed in so many innovative products to make users life easy such as tablets, mini laptops, and televisions to provide with the wide range of technology for personal use. Samsung is known for its colors and picture quality in the
Coordinate with customer relationship management to identify customer articulated needs 2. Select materials and suppliers in conjunction with procurement 3. Develop production technology in manufacturing flow to manufacture and integrate in to the best supply chain flow for the product/market combination G. Manufacturing Flow Management The manufacturing process produces and supplies products to the distribution channels based on past forecasts. The production process has to be flexible to respond to market changes and Mass Customization must absorb.
Samsung implements the strategy of “ Red Ocean;” which shows that a firm gains competitive advantage by venture into the current market and constructing on the weaknesses of other competitors in the field of similar products. Thus, Samsung“floods the market with many products” which are made by other companies within short duration of time ( Travos,2002). It seems that Samsung made these new products through developing many of manufacturing products of its Smartphones. However, such attitude is considered to be as a massive cost advantage over other firms that make such product. Samsung has improved its “competition position internationally through developing its present competitive strategies” , through depending on the other manufacturers`
COST STRUCTURE OF SAMSUNG Low cost structure of Samsung and high responsiveness to economic events has made Samsung more competitive. For example, initially Samsung focused more on volume and domination on market rather than increasing profitability. However, in 1990s, during the Asian financial crisis, Samsung cut costs and reemphasized product quality and manufacturing flexibility, which allowed its consumer electronics move from project phase to store shelves within next six months. Under the resources-based view of strategic management, effective resources available to a firm, as well as the competency of a firm is responsible in affecting competitive advantage received by a firm.
And this is a great example of competitive advantage created through advanced technology that makes the production process extremely cost-effective in response to customer needs. At
Marketing strategy Customers Youth, families, tourists, older customers and the middle working class Product life cycle. According to Kotler, P. & Gary, A. (2011), the product life cycle has five stages namely product development, introduction, growth, maturity and decline stage. The stages are determined by the market share of the product.
• There is a thought at company that new approach shall help the production of New Models and increase the product Quality. • But they also have a alternative thought that it may be difficult to change the Designs during Development Cycle.
1.2. International expansion Samsung Electronics started as one of the biggest suppliers of international high-tech companies producing chip, battery and memory. After a few years of experience, they extended their activities for the public market by producing TV, screens, micro-waves and so on. Samsung takes advantage of their
Porters Five Forces Analysis: Samsung Electronics Introduction Samsung Electronics focuses in three specific areas; Consumer Electronics, IT & Mobile Communications and Device Solution. Porter’s Five Forces model has been used to analyse Samsung Electronics competitive position within the global market they operate in. By using this model, an evaluation of their current position will highlight which of the five forces are “affecting the intensity of competition in an industry and its profitability level” (Jurevicius, 2013). Nevertheless, when conducting analysis on an international company such as this, studying of market trends is already carried out thoroughly to ensure that they are fully aware of that market, in order to achieve success and maintain within it. With this in mind, it would be considered that Samsung Electronics would have a relatively good competitive advantage against other rival companies.
Technology factor Technology factors affect Rolls Royce in both advantage and disadvantage way. Advance support of technology allows Rolls Royce to boost its business competitive advantage. For example fuel- efficient engines, flight control in helping pilot’s training, in-flight Wi-Fi etc. This is an important factor as Roll Royce uses advance technology for daily tasks, maintenance and production. However, it is unfavorable for Roll Royce when its rivals adopt its latest or new research and development (R&D) in manufacturing engines, turbine etc.
In this fast-paced industry, Samsung Electronics Company (SEC) has done a remarkable job in turning the company around and reaching a top-of-mind brand awareness over the past few years. The Samsung brand identity and values were poorly regarded up until the early 90s. The brand was positioned as a low-end electronics company that was mainly manufacturing consumer televisions and VCRs. Samsung was not able to compete with the industry’s leaders (i.e. Sony) in the global market. A positive change was needed to reinvent the company’s culture and brand position at that time.