Like most other PC companies, it concentrated on building and selling systems, relying on others to provide components, software and services. Unlike most others, however, it sold directly to the end user, thus cutting out the distributor and reseller. However, as Dell expands its boundaries beyond simply selling PCs, it has replaced the simple value chain with a new model that we call the value web or the virtual
CONCEPT 3: THE RELEVANCE OF STRATEGIC PLANNING IN NURSING PRACTICE This concept is taken from Block 2, Module 3 which is entitled as ‘Elements and Process of Administration-1’. Strategy can be defined as plan of action designed to accomplish or fulfill a certain task. Planning is the act of making course of action or formulating plans. Margaret Rouse defined Strategic planning as a review and planning process that is undertaken to make thoughtful decisions about an organization’s future in order to ensure its success. 3.1 Personal context Strategic planning is an important planning process that is of great help to the organization.
The structure of the Organisations Dell Business Model Dell is one of the largest multinational computer technology companies in the world. Dell was ranked #51 in fortune 500 in 2013. Recently, however CEO Michael Dell has changed Dell Inc. into a private company. As a successful company, dell has utilised and combined several business models and a dynamic sales and support operation in order to keep pace with the changing technological requirements of its customer and client base across the world. Dell uses a combination of the following business models Direct Sales Build to Order Production This combination of concepts is quite simple, it is however, quite complex to execute and maintain.
Strategic planning plays an important role for an organization. It is a discipline and process to guide decisions, actions and shape what and why the organization is and does. Strategic planning and long-term planning cover several years. However, strategic planning requires organizations to check what it is and its working environment (Christine, 2015). Strategic planning also assists the organization to focus its attention on those key issues and challenges.
Generally, strategic management is based on setting an organization‘s long-term development direction. The main business objective of this is to achieve a competitive advantage over other organizations by properly controlling resources and maximizing competencies within the organization. The culture of the business, the skills
Dell introduces the latest available technology faster than companies with slow moving indirect distribution channels turning inventory much slower as compared to Dell .Dell was able to extend its build to order model from suppliers to the customer while continuing to maximize operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. Customers were able to save money as well as order a machine according to their custom needs. Also by having an efficient CRM system Dell was ranked 28 by the Fortune 500 companies as they have had a persistent focus upon providing the best customer
To be successful, they worked any jobs to earn a living and pursue their dream. One of the most famous entrepreneurs is Michael Dell who is founded Dell Computer in 1984 with only $1000 initial capital, and now Dell Computer (known as Dell Inc.) is the world's leading direct computer systems company. Michael Dell runs his own business
The plants all use the ‘same systems’ that are ‘measured in the same way’ this led the company to be in a position to ‘identify best practices’. (Anon., 2012). Also this in turn ensures consistent quality throughout all the Dell manufacturing plants. Taylors concept of having a standard procedure to maximise productivity and efficiency is evident
Competitive pricing pressure from a flooded market has forced significant consolidation and has shifted the landscape of the PC market and computer hardware industry. Some group of multinationals companies leads and have managed to maintained double-digit worldwide market share for several years. Specially in the Personal Computer industry, the two computers named as Dell and Hewlett-Packard- dominate the landscape. They have significantly more market share than their closest competitors (Microsoft, IBM, Sony, Fujitsu, Apple) on a global scale (34% of all PC shipments) and they account nearly half of domestic sales. A lot of these new shipments have reflected the demand for "volume servers" and enterprise servers, often a lower-end
Being in an optimal state of mind Michael Dell could generate new ideas. His contribution to the computer world, however, was born not from his technical background, but from his ability as Initiative man to see that what needed improvement were not just the computers themselves, but the way in which they were sold. The process of exploring multiple avenues of actions or thoughts by Michael Dell has made the company recall of four million laptop batteries after a series of reports of those batteries catching fire and stiff competition from Gateway in the mid-1990 's. However, Dell 's successes far outweigh its setbacks. The company 's entry into the printers and servers market was seen as a huge gamble.