(Moynihan D. & Titley B. 2000) Advantages • Most of the governments companies run on sound business as they as they have their surpluses to their projects. • It provides a strong competition for the private sector companies • The formation of government companies is very easy because it is formed like other joint stock companies Disadvantages • As many of the government companies take the support of civil servants, they cannot exercise better for the efficiency of the organization because they are not technical persons. (involvement of unskilled employees) • Government companies are not focused on new innovations and not familiar with new technologies. Government companies are independence in theory, but in practice it is not independence because political groups obstruct in the day-to-day operation of the companies Government
Marcus loves the products and he thinks that it is smart for him to invest. However, when he visits the location, he was dismayed that the company has only one length and size for all their products. Marcus is aware that the company is already making a big name in the industry, but he thinks it can go bigger and reach more people with some important changes. He observed that Mike has some lapses with how he operates his company and how he views the market. The problems\ The KOTA Longboards are expensive.
Zara is a subdivision of a large group Inditex which specializes in manufacturing and retailing different clothing. Group «Inditex» is a global specialized retail corporate structure that develops, manufactures and sells clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and children all around the world. Zara is the biggest and the most internationalized
Nike looks out for individuals which are resilient, flexible and optimistic self-starters who are willing to bring world-class capabilities in their area of expertise. A large majority of their employees work in retail stores. Nike has a pretty standard HR process where it looks to reduce the cost per hire and improve the overall quality of talent hired into the business; and it is able to achieve this through the help of Job partners who provide Nike with e-recruitment solutions which enable the Recruitment process to be more effective and quick. They created an e-recruitment form named "Active Recruiter". This offers Nike to be more flexible and enhances its employer brand in the market place.
Walmart asks suppliers to offer their products at very low prices and most suppliers comply. Otherwise, Walmart would not sell their products. Knowledge-based Capital The premise that price drives sales volume has been core to the Walmart’s productivity loop. As it repeats and whips, the inputs grow in multiples and in exponential terms than mere addition. As lower costs leads to lower prices which eventually results in higher volume of sales.
Hanes is the world’s largest marketer of basic apparel that sells a variety of products such as bras, panties, shapewear, sheer hosiery, men 's underwear, children 's underwear, socks, T-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece and other active wear (Hanesbrands Inc.) The Hanes Company is based in Winston-Salem, N.C., has approximately 63,500 employees in more than 40 countries, and primarily operates its own manufacturing facilities. (Hanesbrands Inc.). This case study analysis applies the evolving nature of branding as per McEnally, de Chernatony (1999) to show that the Hanes brand shows evidence as brand reference, as a personality brand, and as an icon throughout the years. Unbranded
LGT2106 Case Study Case9 Jossey Menswear -The Supply Chain Project Name: Hung Yan, Kishi SID: 14091853D Class: Tue 1130-1230 Word Count: Introduction Jossey company sells reasonably stylish both women and menswear in the mid-range sector. It owns more than 200 shops. Q1. Why was the QR approach significant in improving the company’s supply chain performance? Quick response (QR) refers to a manufacturing style in daily necessities industry such as fashion retail and efficient consumer response (ECR) industry which the production is mainly based on demand information.
This is a tool that locates a business in the environment in which it operates and both the internal and external capacities versus threats. All these factors are based on the business environment. Strengths Wal-Mart identifies its brand name, its vast establishment and resources, a large customer base, huge presence and excellent locations, a huge workforce with wide range of skills and latest online marketing among other as its main strengths. The main strength that stands out most is inclusion of all income groups in the product and service line which enables every market segment to fit as a customer. The low prices are value added by the capacity to bring together its huge size with speed and responsiveness to customer needs.
Additionally, Nike Inc. entered a globalized market because the organization had a solid financial base that could support its factories abroad. Though critics argued that Nike implemented a cheap labor policy to manufacture its products, nevertheless, without a stable financial base, it would have been difficult to globalize the organization. In a related development, Nike’s presence in the globalized market encourages a massive inequality in the society. While suppliers were much better off, the laborers were worse off and the organization looks the other way because it was part of doing a business in the globalized market. So, it is fair to say that entering a global market costs Nike Inc. its reputation so to
STRENGTHS • Channel leadership/Brand equity Avon is the world’s leading direct selling cosmetics and toiletries company, with 6.4 million Avon representatives in over 100 countries making Avon the largest sales forces. • Variety of retail channels Direct selling through representative is the company’s principal sales model. However, Avon also sells via catalogues, shopping mall kiosks, a day spa (Avon Salon and Spa in New York), and online websites. This multi-tiered approach can strengthens Avon’s offer at times when the direct sales channel encounter difficulty. • Self-own manufacturing facilities Avon owns its manufacturing and distribution facilities.