The significance of these fluctuations impacts the balance of the territories, making virtually more lucrative than others which will generally lead to objurgation and complaints to management from the disadvantaged salespersons. Furthermore the disadvantage extends in that the control units with the higher number of employees will require much more effort to turn potential customers into customers and to adequately support them
Our success depends on the satisfaction of our customers and we are committed to giving them the ultimate shopping experience. SWOT Analysis Strengths: 1. Stores are clean and well designed. Aisles are open and clutter-free which makes it comfortable for customers to shop. The lighting is fantastic, making it easy to see products clearly.
Question 1: Despite its growth and size, why is Inventec not very profitable? Inventec is not very profitable due to: 1. Extensive industry competition: a. ODMs are fragmented. There are many existing large ODM competitors such as Asustek, Compal and Quanta who all have larger economy scales than Inventec in terms of their sales revenue. Meanwhile, as OEMs tend to primarily outsource ‘commodity technology’, EMSs and ODMs are increasingly competing for the same client base.
Dell has grown quickly and has been able to finance that growth internally by its efficient use of working capital and its profitability. Dell’s management principles as well as its supply chain (including inventory) is founded in “Build-to-Order” philosophy, and this philosophy is lies of exchanging inventory for information, because information is easier to store, to move, to discard and less expensive than inventory. Graphic 1 shows Dell´s working capital advantage over competitors by the DSI (days sales of inventory). In 1994 and 1995, Dell’s DSI was about half the level of its competitors. Graphic 1 This strategy seens very reasonable in this sector because, dispate the conservation of capital, Dell’s low inventory has other substantial advantages, once the industry’s short product life cycles can cause component prices to drop by 30% a year as new technology is introduced.
As Sainsbury's have a hierarchical structure they are most likely to lose a lot of money because for the marketing and research and development departments to carry out their functions they would need funding from the finance department. For this information to get to the finance department a lot of time would have been wasted and also for the finance department to reply to them, all this would cost them a lot of money. Advantages of Sainsbury's is that the power they have would be successful for the business as when work is being done the communication of the workers together when given commands from the manager and having to work better for the manager to impress them in order for more work to be done and at a more well-organized rate then if there was no pressure from the manager. Disadvantages would be that the workers would start to get stressed from having to complete the workload at too fast a pace for them to work at all times that they will start to work less and dislike there job and some days may not want to work as they are stressed to do work which is too much for them to cope as they are trying too hard to impress, this could lead to employees wanting to quit their job. Advantages are that when having to complete work set out by the manager to the employees it can be done efficiently so that the manager will be able to assess the employee and they could get a promotion to a higher part of their job.
Progressive provides quotes of its own insurance policy as well as those of its competitors in its advertising campaign. It does not mean that Progressive’s policy is always lower than that of its competitors’, but it has a better chance that people will look at its website first rather than its competitors’. One of the Progressive’s advertising campaigns that I found the most impressive is that it gives people an option to name their price and it builds a policy around that budget. Progressive attracts people by giving them a sense of power and
The simplistic font of the ‘NEWS’ title denotes a straightforward and sophisticated image, that connotes to the reader that the BBC tells the stories as straightforward as possible allow the information to be easily accessible. The Centre images also known as a ‘bleed image’ is of Gordon Brown. The picture is anchored in a side shot of Gordon Brown with the British Flag in the background. The way this picture is anchored it connotes to the readers that Gordon Brown is proud to be British and will stand by Britain. The strap line supporting the centre image is ‘UK will lead the away says Brown.’ The reader could interpret this in two ways; one being that it is a reassuring message from the prime
1. What are the reasons for the increase in variability in Barilla’s supply chain? Ans: Currently Barilla’s supply chain is facing various problems ranging from complete stock outs of products when needed, poor communication within the organization, additional emphasis on promotional activities, increased lead time. The main reasons for increase in variability in Barilla’s supply chain are listed below: 1. Price Variations: Barilla’s Sales strategy was totally dependent on the promotions to market the product.
This is important because cost-plus contracts have several advantages. In fact, a major advantage of this type of contract is flexibility. In a project such as The Chunnel, where changes are inevitable, a cost-plus contract allows these changes without much difficulty. For procurement purposes, I feel this was an extremely smart move. Project Management Area Strengths Major strengths for this project from a project management stand point can be seen when considering quality.
Case Study: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TAKES OFF WITH BETTER SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 1: Why is parts inventory management so important at Southwest Airlines? What business processes are affected by the airline’s ability or inability to have required parts on hand? Ans: Parts inventory management system is so important for the company like Southwest Airlines because the company claims itself to be excellent in customers services i.e. getting passengers from one place to another with minimum delay and if the repairing of craft takes much time it may hamper its image and profitability. The effective inventory management system helps to get the repairing done so easily and efficiently at any point in time.