Just as physical products are open to innovation and change, so are new services. An example of this type of innovation is Frederick Smith who is the American entrepreneur responsible for the multi-million dollar international company, Federal Express. He created a new and better way of moving packages between people. New services, like physical products can also have positive movement due to branding. It is beneficial for entrepreneurs to think more along the lines of all product and service aspects instead of in silos and just thinking about producing “products” alone or “services.” That concept is imperative for entrepreneurs to understand as customer service can be added as an additional component as well to a physical product.
Apple’s employees, local government official’s that help control regulations and third party energy supplies all take a role in providing renewable energy to Apple’s retail stores, corporate offices, and data centers. By Apple ensuring that by 2025, all their offices are using renewable energy will help leave our planet in a better condition than it was when Apple first opened for business over thirty years ago. Organizational Change Management Strategies Apple’s computer’s organizations culture plays a major role in obtaining their goal of using 100 percent renewable energy in all their retail stores, corporate offices, and data centers. The company’s passion for creativity and innovation helped shape the company’s culture into using renewable energy. Strategic planning need to make sure that every level of the company is informed of the goals for renewable energy.
Innovation impacts the cost of production as well. Even the innovation helps in lowering the cost of production and making economies more efficient – producing more outputs with the same number of inputs. Technology affects market structure. In today’s market world, technology advances more rapidly because individuals gain incentives, in the form of profits, to discover new and cheaper ways of doing things. Even the dynamic efficiency refers to a market’s ability to promote cost-reducing or product-enhancing technological change.
Apex Chemical Company is facing a difficult decision as to which path to invest in, compound A-115 or compound B-227. With limited resources and two divergent market paths it will be critical to invest in the correct course. After reading the case brief and applying the 5C Framework for Innovation, I believe that Apex should pursue the plastic oxidizer, Compound B-227. Apex’s corporate growth strategy determines the scheme and mechanisms that define how the organization will achieve sustainable enterprise growth by providing the framework for how the company will make money. This overreaching growth strategy will help facilitate the proper course of action.
Effect of Systems on Business By Phil Newmark CIS/207 Mar 02, 2015 Bob Juszynski Effect of Systems on Business With the growth of the consumer market place and the demand for faster delivery of products and services it is the roll of Information Systems to streamline everyday transactions both for the consumer and for the organizations they do business with. Properly identifying those IS systems and learning how they can be used to improve productivity can be best analyzed by looking at current technology, determining the improvements they have made and looking ahead to what the future holds for companies using these systems. By understanding our past technologies we can improve them to better serve the goals of an organization and the people who interact with it. Office Automation Systems Creating documents, communication and other tasks you would see done in an office environment everyday have been simplified and incorporated into systems we now use every day. Word processing and spreadsheets replace typewriters and accounting ledgers and information storage allows workers and managers instant access to critical information about sales, client or employees.
A procedure can be build to help the managers and consultant at the customer interface achieve new insights into the customer’s requirements and favorites. Lastly, customer-focused strategy is to enter industry that has strong strategic relations to the core adjoining industries. This is a mainly tempting alternative when the core industry is moving toward its operating effectively, produce surplus cash for reinvestment and full capabilities. Therefore industries are most situated to this strategy because it creates relationship with the customers. The executive growth strategy- The three customer-focused growth strategies explains the need supporting infrastructure to raise the chance of victorious implementation.
to become a niche player. Increased number of CSAs could erode the competitive advantage of Smart Mart, hence by being a niche player SmartMart can build on its existing transactional level stakeholder management capability and thus should continue competing based on their intangible assets – their strong relationship with suppliers, employees and customers. (Carrol, Archie B& Bucholtz, p109) Maintaing status quo right now might not be ethical as company's values and missions is to constantly grow and create more value for its stakeholders. Hence my decision of going niche is more of a stakeholder synthesis approach then a multi fiduciary approach. (Carrol, Archie B& Bucholtz, p91).
Strategic Plan: Part II Anonymous BUS/475 February 23, 2000 n.a. Strategic Plan: Phase II Several trends and forces, both external and internal factors can lead businesses on different pathways. Trends and forces are necessities that must be analyzed by organization and fostered as a tool to increase revenue. Organizations that respond and react to changes and modify their strategic plan when necessary will remain superior in the industry and competition. In order for a business to thrive in today’s shifting business environment, the administration of that particular organization must have the capability to respond to changes in the trends and forces in the business setting.
Medisys Corp. 1) What are the forces that are compelling change at MediSys? a. The main force compelling change at MediSys is tough industry competition. Two of MediSys’s key ccompetitiors with a lot of money and great market expertise were threatening to move into MediSys’ key markets and produce a product that would compete with IntensCare. 2) Describe the team dynamics b.
Starbucks’ strategy is one built on developing its core competencies to add value to its products and establish an image of luxury and elegance. Core competencies, as defined by Prahalad and Hamel (1990), are “the collective learning in the organization, especially how to coordinate diverse production skills and integrate multiple streams of technologies” (p. 81). Starbucks’ core competencies are evident in its capability to harmonize its expertise in real estate, excellent marketing strategies, management capabilities, operational efficiency and human resource management. Starbucks’ founder Howard Schultz wants to build a company that is truly unique. The famed CEO capitalised on the company’s core competencies in order to gain competitive advantage and strategic competitiveness in the business.