This will achieve the goals of the company by increasing occupancy rates and business travellers. The constraints placed on the company will be achieved. Return on Investment is greater than 15% and operating profit % of revenue will be greater than 11%. GR has a good reputation and skilled management team which will make this a smooth transition. The current locations are great to make this move as they reside by the airport and will target the business travellers.
WestJet’s competitive priority relates to cost, quality and delivery. Cost – WestJet has been able to reduce its operating costs through standardization. By purchasing only one type of plane WestJet is able lower both maintenance and training costs, resulting in higher profits. These savings and profits allows WestJet to provide lower cost airfares to its customers, thereby having a competitive advantage over its competitors. Quality – WestJet’s culture emphasizes a fun and friendly atmosphere for all travellers and empowers employees with bottom-up management.
Off-the-shelf software is cheaper than developing custom software. Conversely, due to Boeing’s massive scope and size, outsourcing certain elements would be inefficient. Outsourcing payroll or sales force management with 158,000 employees in 70 countries would be an extremely difficult, let alone expensive, task. Processes like payroll and sales force management often require much human interaction in order to work properly, so outsourcing these elements could create major roadblocks for employees and employers alike. On the other hand, why would Boeing develop in-house some of the software applications used in conjunction with its products?
What advantages would such an approach give Boeing? a. Value Propositions Due to the mature market, operational excellences have been one of the choices for airline business to compete in the low-cost airline trend of the business. With IT system linked the significant information Boeing improve operational efficiency both itself and its customers, all of which want to pursue in aviation supply chain. b. Differentiation Boeing create total solution
Based on the book when there are competitive markets such as airlines, a company certainly needs to look at costs and revenue very closely. (Brickley, Smith, & Zimmerman, 2009, p. 180) In this case I believe that the flights from San Francisco t Washington DC should be discontinued. Even though United Airlines is a large company and profitable if they continue these flights in the long run they will lose money. The other option that they would have would be to increase the fares to cover those costs, but since the airline industry is a competitive market people are more likely to go with a lower cost airline. The first thing the airline must do is look at the firm supply.
IPO is the first sale of shares to the public by a private company like JetBlue. Whether going public is very important because JetBlue can obtain large amount of capital to fund its growth and expansion (i.e. purchase new aircrafts) and to offset the portfolio losses by the venture-capital investors, and JetBlue can also be able to get potential future benefits (e.g. quickly raising large funds from the public and obtain favourable terms from debtors) from listing by changing the debt to equity ratio. Meanwhile, going public can also increase the publicity of JetBlue and attract more potential customers, which may result in a greater market share of JetBlue in the airline industry.
Advances such changing engines from piston to jet engines and new software allows aircrafts to function more efficiently with less wear and tear and for longer period of times. Additionally, Delta’s changes in depreciation from 1986 through 2006 had a positive effect on the company’s financial statements. Although depreciation does not affect cash flows or revenue, it does have an effect on the bottom line. By stretching out depreciation, Delta decreased its depreciation expense resulting in higher net income. This is very beneficial for Delta; the airline industry is always being pressure to show more profits and results.
Highly competitive industry 2. Unsuccessful implantation of growth strategy 3. The hiring of competent staff who maintain the culture of JetBlue JetBlue’s strategy of maintain customer excellence and providing needed low cost service is a definite way to stay up above the competition, customers want a low cost airline that gives them what they need in terms of pricing as well as destination. JetBlue, will be in a position of failure if a growth strategy is not in place to increase capital and foresee methods in which to cover debt and make a profit “ Achieving our growth strategy is critical in order for our business to achieve economies of scale and to sustain or increase our profitability” (JetBlue,2004) Gating is an important issue that must be looked at, due to the fact it could limit their sales “We will also need to obtain additional gates at some of our existing destinations. Any condition that would deny, limit or delay our access to airports we seek to serve in the future will constrain our ability to grow” (JetBlue, 2004).
Evolution of Boeing Monique Ayuyu History of Aviation in America Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – World Wide Evolution of Boeing The Boeing Company has a reputation for being known as the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer, producing efficient, reliable, and durable aircraft materials that are specifically crafted for the ever growing standard market essentials in today’s society. Boeing has been diligent in the evolution of its aircraft. It launches its company with just a small seaplane branched out by building military bombers, Stratocruiser, jet liners, and jumbo jets, which are the safest planes ever built in the world. In 1916 William E. Boeing partnered up with Conrad Westervelt, who was a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an engineering degree and then became a Navy engineer. During their partnership they founded the Pacific Aero Products Company in Seattle and completed the definitive assembly of the B & W seaplane in his boathouse in Lake Union.
Critique the overall marketing strategies of the two aircraft makers as demonstrated in this case. Those two aircraft makers have different advantages. Airbus: it is better investment return: 1. could be more easily integrated with their current planes that are helping to save money in long run; 2. already less expensive to purchase. Boeing: 1. the more seats allowing additional earnings of about $8,000 more per flight; 2. less expensive to operate and maintain; 3. emphasized comfort and operating costs. 3.