Project Stakeholders • Kudler customers • Kudler Foods • Vendors supplying redemption rewards • Specialty food distributors Project Objectives • Business objectives with supporting measures of success for the project • A description of the current business process or system • Identification of the scope or boundaries of the project • Project constraints, including finances, time, resources, and organizational policies or culture • Business functional requirements • Description of the new business process or system – Use the process objectives model and the system objectives model. • Design requirements, including input or output design, interface design, data model, and network model • A cost–benefit analysis Preliminary assignments and tasks for each group member • Steven Pardus will provide
Chipotle has a well-defined and transparent advancement structure that encourages loyalty from part- and full-time employees, thus reducing turnover and training costs. Brand Identity is the second key factor. Chipotle recognizes the value in cultivating a dining experience that places ownership upon the customer, basically saying: "You know what you want, tell us what you'd like and we'll customize it to your specifications, as quickly as possible." Providing this highly customizable, affordable menu mostly consisting of whole foods is a cornerstone to the Chipotle experience. The final key factor is Ingredient Transparency.
According to Pearce and Robinson (2011) by thoroughly developing and exploiting its expertise in a narrowly defined competitive arena, the company achieves superiority over competitors that try to master a greater number of product and market combinations. As stated in their Declaration of Interdependence: “Whole Foods Market is a dynamic leader in the quality food business. We are a mission-driven company that aims to set the standards of excellence for food retailers. We continually experiment and innovate in order to raise our retail standards”(Whole Foods Market, 2012). Through identified niche markets, WFM can leverage some of their customary strong points by recognizing innovated uses for current goods using market penetration.
Do the mission/vision and the core values underlying it (case Exhibit really matter at this company or are they just nice words and cosmetic window dressing? Explain. Yes, looking at the company’s profits and growth I believe John Mackey has an excellent strategic vision for this company and employees. He has managed to maintain a top quality product, expand stores all over the country, offer good employee incentives and expand his food store chains all over the USA and some locations abroad, while still making good profits. The motto to me isn’t two impressive it is just a play on words to somehow match the stores name “Whole Foods” the Motto “Whole
To increase its scale and scope, KFF will expand geographicaly first through acquiring similar stores so as to sell more of the same product. This will increase its marketability and popularity at a reduced cost while increasing scope through synergism. The more stores KFF acquires, the greater its market power over suppliers and other smaller specialty grocery stores. This increase in marketing power will bolster bargaining power, which will help control cost, increase its output capability, and increase Kudler’s chance to reach
In your opinion, does the compensation program motivate executives to achieve strategic success? Kroger The company has a strategy of expanding its middle market by increasing the variety of its fresh foods and produce departments as well as adding an assortment of prepared meals. Kroger believed this would cater to the mainstream markets and still protect their operating margins. They also tried to increase the number of visits by adding fuel stations and a customer loyalty program. From the table we can see that Kroger has set up several different forms of compensation.
Integrative Network Design Project: PART I There are many considerations that have to be looked at in order to create a new network for Kudler Fine Foods that will allow the company to perform well in the current market, be able to expand and grow, and connect all locations together as well as keep each facility running at optimal conditions. In order for the new network to be successful, considerations have to be taken in the use of LANs and WANs in the network, other wireless technologies used in the company, various other parts included in today’s data communication networks, and the types of security used in all of these items. Each of these elements are important in building a network that will operate for the company in a manner that is required. Additionally, these elements will further improve communication within the different stores of Kudler Fine Foods and allow for future network growth within the company. Kudler Fine Foods will
As in any company, it has a set of strategies for each element to obtain the greater one. Growth and location are major strategies within Whole Foods. To be the provider of “the Whole Planet”, it needs to find ways to grow as a company as a whole as well as it’s locations. They are doing this by acquiring and procuring premier real estate sites in high traffic areas of higher metropolitan areas. By doing this, they are able to appeal to the higher educated populous and draw some appeal from the surrounding areas.
Q1. - The retailers around the world are facing different issues & challenges. - Debbie Robinson and chief executive of NACS claim that the growth of profit is relate with the population of people, but the operating process is the main key point to sustain the growth. - Sheetz point out the market is all about the people, people build the market, market build the business. Rutter mentions that the technology is one of the skills to attract more the customers and need to be investing more.