SWOT ANALYSIS STRENGTHS | WEAKNESS | OPPORTUNITIES | THREATS | The ability to help busy customers with their grocery needs. | Prices are higher than other supermarkets. | They can expand all across the world to open up new stores. | When other supermarkets offer online shopping. | Longest lasting online grocery chain.
Strategic planning is crucial at this stage and there are tools available to help any business perform the analysis needed to succeed. Kudler Fine Foods is an upscale food store specializing in foods and services that appeal to a niche market; gourmet chefs and gourmet chefs in training. The firm had good initial success with its first two stores, but its third store is suffering with lower than expected sales. The firm wishes to continue expansion and increase profitable growth. Before moving forward the company’s owner, Kathy Kudler, needs to understand her company fully and have accurate knowledge about the firm’s internal and external environment.
A company like Perfect Paints has to buy the materials it used before it can sell finished products. For business working with supply chain, it may create smoother and faster ways of dealing with the firms we regularly buy from or sell to. It also can save costs and get products out faster. Therefore for Perfect Paints to engage in supply-chain activities, this involves delivering sales or services to consumers, shipping products, negotiating with suppliers, trade partners, managing inventory tracking orders and any other tasks. Thus the Internet offers to Perfect Paints a chance to manage the supply chain, speed up suppliers and integrate businesses along the chain.
American Intercontinental University Unit 1 Individual Project MKTG 205 – Principles of Marketing March 7, 2012 Abstract In this paper I will identify marketing environment forces that could influence a locally owned restaurant. I will further discuss strategies to overcome obstacles and to capitalize on opportunities that will arise from these market forces. Market Forces Introduction Many things can influence whether a restaurant is successful. Poor decisions can lead to catastrophic failure very quickly in this type of business. Management must be aware of these things in order to offer their product to a customer at a reasonable price if they want to stay in business.
What are the benefits to businesses (and others) of using information technology for doing work tasks? The benefits to business of using information technology are that it saves time, allowing a business to work more efficiently and be more productive and also be more accurate. Information technology means a business can communicate faster with its clients, suppliers and potential customers. It can store large amounts information electronically including orders and accounts so takes up less room with filing and storage. Also the internet can be used to research thing quickly and easily, whether this is cheaper postage better quality raw materials etc.
Online learning allows more employees to gain access to these types of programs in a quicker time period than if face-to-face instruction is used. a. True b. False 29. Simply providing learning control ensures that trainees will use all the features provided by online learning.
The previews web application used external links to provide supporting information, which consumed more time. Web 2.0 applications make it easy for writers to insert pictures, videos, and animations in one single web-based document. This is quite an advantage if taken under consideration that people preference of media may differ from one to another. Some audiences find video content helps them to pay attention longer, thus making easier to understand the information. With so many people around the world entering information online, there was a need to properly categorized data so it can be found by the search engines.
a) E-commerce and the Internet Customers can make the orders online at any point and any time through E-Commerce and the internet. After the inception of E –Commerce the customer’s shopping model changed a lot. most of the internet applications today are so effective that they can actually be integrated with the existing databases to provide sales and customer demand information at different stages of the supply chain. This advancement in technology definitely helps in alleviating the bullwhip effect since the upstream stages of the supply chain can plan and have an idea of the changes in customer demand for a product. All the stages in the supply chain can make effective and efficient decisions, to involve in similar inventory polices and planning activities so that the whole supply chain can be optimized rather than any sequence.
First of all, is obviously easier to search for results on a web search tool, like Google, than having to choose a book about the subject you are dealing with, and then look up on its appendix, to see if it contains the piece of information you need. Secondly, the amount and variety of information you can get through the suggested web sites is bigger, because they are not only from books, they can also be from magazines and even essays and projects of college, that students share on internet. Finally, you don’t have to travel to the library, and as if it weren’t enough, you don’t need to write down the information while reading, because of the function “copy” and “paste”. It seems like this wonder couldn’t have any flaw, but in fact it does. Web sites are sometimes not as reliable as books.
For instance, through the online chat forums, I can grasp the innumerous different opinions and perspectives from people regarding topics from education to the latest movies. By learning from what other people are thinking, it helps me become more open-minded. Technology affects every aspect of our lives, as communication and information travels faster and faster, the world seems smaller and smaller. Living in such a globalised world, this has large implications on how we view the world around us. The internet connects people closer to each other, thus, the barriers of distance between people narrows or in some cases, even disappears.