To do a resource-based analysis of any organization, it needs to go through different steps, first identify the three categories of the resources , the tangible ,intangible, and the human resources , second identify the capacity of the organization to put its resources for a desired end and in good use, third to decide on suitable strategy for the organization we need to do SWOT analysis to determine the organization strength and weakness compared to the competitors, third what are the key successful factors of the organization that can be determine by identifying the customers of the organization and their needs, and what the organization will do to survive the competition ( Hall&Keynes,2015) also audit analysis to Ford resources , and value chain analysis to Ford activities . In the next section, there will a brief explanation about the steps mentioned above , followed by an application to each step to, Ford motor which was incorporated in Delawae in 1919, it is a global automotive industry leader in Dearborn and Michigan, distributed vehicles across six continents the core business of Ford , designing and manufacturing cars, marketing , financing and servicing a full line of Fords cars, trucks, SUVs, and electrified cars, and Lincoln luxury car (Ford annual report,2015).
Value chain analysis is a set of inter - linked value creating activities performed by the organisation that begin with inputs, go through processing and continue up to outputs manufactured to customers. It is the set of activities that creates additional value for the customer. Value chain plays a central role in improving cost efficiency, quality and customer responsiveness. Each activity in the value chain adds to the value of product in each process from its creation to delivery. According to Porter’s value chain analysis company activities are divided in Primary and Supportive activities. Primary activities are directly related to creation of product, process sale and services. Supportive activities are provided to sustain primary activities. For a worldwide retail outlet like Target to add a value on its product depend upon the continuous supply of cost effective merchandise and add value to the costumers.
The first Converse All Star shoes was made in the middle 1900 as a shoes for basket ball players. In the 1920 Chuck Taylor turned into the representative for Converse and for the following couple of decades the Converse tennis shoes was the main shoes in basket ball. During the 1960 to 1970 the tennis shoes started to move from games footwear to easygoing footwear and turned into an image for the cheap and grime cultures. after sometime converse launch the denim ,t-shirts cap and everything related to sports. and they got success as well but they continue with their same design so after some time all people avoid the brand product because there is a huge competition in the market because lots of company 's available to compete for example Nike, Adidas, puma ,Reebok ,etc these are the company 's they always change their product with the fashion. so there is a big opportunities for converse from these companies. because now a days all people not buy alder fashion product. so converse have to change their policy to stable in the current market. And change their design with the change of fashion.
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.
Verizon implements a value chain analysis to understand the parts of the daily operations that create value, and those parts that do not. The value chain analysis is used to determine the level of competition, the type of products and services the consumer needs, and to figure out the ways that Verizon can stay sustainable and remain the market leader in the industry. This is vital because if done correctly Verizon will be able to gain high returns within the telecommunications industry by creating greater value to the customer. Verizon breaks their value chain into primary and support activities. The primary activities are research and development, infrastructure, marketing and sales, and customer
Boots UK Limited is a pharmacy chain operating in United Kingdom and Ireland which sells health and beauty products along with operating an optician service. It was first established in 1849 by John Boot, and was formerly known as ‘Boots the Chemist’. Boots ( the trading name of the company) has achieved many successes throughout its career that it can be called a very successful, pharmacy-led health and beauty company, despite its ups and downs which are going to be mentioned further in this assignment. Boots UK is officially branch of a multinational company, Alliance Boots GmbH which operates in over 25 countries around the world.(Boots-uk.com, n.d.)
Today through the help of mainstream media sneaker have made a huge impact not only in fashion but also in the market. Its influence gained a long way from the “training shoe in 1917” (O’Connor) to the multi-billion-dollar market of today. The influence created by the media, that spread through the help of the internet, celebrity endorsements, and television, played a significant role in the growth of the sneaker culture. The hype grows as a result from the intentionally low supply of each sneaker released by big sneaker companies. Due to the popularity of the sneakers in today’s market, sneaker culture opens an opportunity for the sneaker collectors and comes up with the idea of the resale market that led to the impressive growth of the secondary market for sneakers.
Re-invention and targeted approach towards achieving competitive advantage were the key strategic actions taken to make Trader Joe’s (TJ) from a glorified regional convenience store to a nationwide specialty retailer, and that might just be the most important thing in the supermarket business. The footprint of this success lies in the efficient utilization of the company’s resources and their unique capacity to deploy its resource and capabilities(BB835). The result of such unique circumstances helped TJ to stay far ahead of its competitors in terms of customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. This TMA proposes that, through a company’s resources and capabilities TJ managed to imitate Key Success Factors (KSF) that created value,
Johnson & Johnson currently has a 10.4% market share of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing industry. They have the second largest share of this industry, just behind Amgen at 10.9%. By looking at the revenue and operating income for Johnson & Johnson, we can see their margins and evaluate their performance. Johnson & Johnson’s operating profit margin improved from 2015 to 2016 but decreased significantly from 2016 to 2017. The operating profit margin for the company as a whole in 2016 was 28.72% and in 2017 it was 24.07% (Appendix A). This means from 2016 to 2017, there was a decrease in profit. This is common in companies in their mature stage, which Johnson & Johnson is.
This report aims to analyze the effect of external analysis and the various other forces of change that has an effect on the business environment of Zara. External environment is an important consideration while planning the strategy for future as well as for venturing into the international markets. Every company irrespective of the sector of operation faces a phase of stagnation in the domestic market at one point in time and there is a need to take stock of situation and reframe the strategy to move ahead. External environment comprises of many dynamic forces like political, technological, social, cultural and environmental factors. These factors form the macro environment of the company. For the purpose of this paper, Zara has been chosen
The value chain model of Amazon in itself is internally and operationally the best that adds value and maintains competitive advantage. The primary activities include Inbound logistics for example quality control, receiving, raw materials, control and supply schedules; Operations for example packaging , maintenance, quality control; Outbound Logistics for example finishing goods, order handling, delivery, dispatch, invoicing; Sales & Marketing for example customer management, order taking, promotion, market research, sales analysis; Servicing for example warranty, maintenance, education and training. Support activities of Amazon include administrative and finance infrastructure; human resources management; product & technology development and procurement. This leads to less cost and more profit margins.
Superior quality and innovation are important to achieving superior customer responsiveness. The ability to satisfy the needs of your customers will allow for your company to stay ahead of your rivals. Customers will be more likely to choose a company if they feel like their voice or opinion is being heard. Another part of this building block is the customer response time. Customers want their products quickly, so ability to deliver the product or service at a quicker rate is important. Customers will be a loyal customer if their opinions and needs are met by a company. I believe this is the most important building block. I have worked as a manager of a retail card and gift store in Wantagh for the past five years. Throughout my five years, I take great pride in the customers that shop with us. If there is something that I can do to help my customers or order them a certain product, I don’t hesitate. Sometimes you can’t help them 100% of the time, but the effort they see you put in will mean more to them. Customer service is my first priority because customers that are loyal to us and will tell their friends or family about
Flipkart is an Indian e-commerce company headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka. It was started in the year 2007. In its formative days Flipkart mainly dealt with books but now, it has expanded to electronic goods and a variety of other products. Primary categories of products sold at Flipkart are: