Sysco Porter's Five Forces

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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 …show more content…

Another company is Sysco, a food-service distributor in the U.S. Porter demonstrates that “It led the move to introduce private-label distributor brands with specifications tailored to the food-service market, moderating supplier power. Sysco emphasized value-added services to buyers such as credit, menu planting, and inventory management to shift” (Porter, 2008, p. 90). Like Paccar, Sysco knows how to make them different from their competitors in the high competitive industry. In food industry, customers is very sensitive with price because they have many options for substitute, so companies must have a competitive prices. However, Sysco decides that they should add values to their products and improve connection with their suppliers. As the largest company in the industry in North America, Sysco easily implements their strategy as redividing profitability. By adding values to their products, customers don’t just buy food as normal. Instead, customers recognize certain values that they receive from the food they buy. Increasing the value also becomes common in today business because there are many companies in the same industry provides similar products or

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