Second, although the company may feel that they offer the best product, if the public feels that the competitor is offering a better product, they may want to consider changing their supplier of certain food products. Since price is not a factor in their customers' eyes, they can charge higher prices for better quality product. Last, and probably the most important reason to have competitive intelligence is to find out what the competitor is not doing and do it and do it better than they could. The main purpose of competitive intelligence is to be creative and
They allow firms to adjust its product market portfolio and in this case diversify within markets of Pharmaceuticals. Mergers and acquisitions can reduce financial risk, increase market share and utilize research and development if managed properly . However it has become conventional for companies to over pay for targets and suffer post-acquisition disorder to later sell off the entity at a loss down the road. The most prominent example of this would be the AOL-Time Warner merger. However, if the acquisition is managed properly the transaction can dramatically alter the competitive landscape giving them a competitive advantage over their rivals.
Acquire or Develop Talent Tanglewood should acquire talent, because it wants to keep performance and customer service at high levels. In addition, while old stores under Tanglewood have the same basic look, the management styles and human resource can use some improvements. Acquire talent is very helpful for new stores, because employees would “hit the ground running” and be at the peak performance the moment they arrive. Hire Yourself or Outsource Personally, I think Tanglewood should hire itself. Outsourcing is more practical for small and medium companies.
It would also increase the awareness of the company beyond the three locations which could exponentially expand the demand for the products and services of KFF, leading to online sales and more brick and mortar locations. But would this diminish the quality that the small company offers? There is an appeal to the locally supported stores. KFF wants to maintain that familiarity with any expansion and going public could strip any authenticity from the
The strengths of the company are beneficial for sustenance; however, the weaknesses could pose a threat to the company’s long-term viability and its desire to remain a leader in the region. The structure of Kudler is a monopolistic market structure because there are many stores offering similar products, but differentiated. If Kudler Fine Foods implements the recommendations, it can continue the substantial lead it has in the market as well as expand to become a nationally recognized
It does this because it means that it’s not using retained profits to purchase property as this will reduce access to ready funds. It also allows the business to move on quickly if the new market proves to be unprofitable. In addition, Ikea leases some of its equipment such as cash registers because it provides the business with the latest technology and remedial action if the machines have a problem. Through the use of leasing as a funding option, Ikea is able to increase profits, grow into new markets, remain liquid and solvent and use its assets efficiently, thereby meeting its financial
The ability to tap into the global labor market will make the company more competitive by being able to offer competitive prices on products due to lower overhead cost associated with the offset in the labor cost. Attracting employees to join the company is the better option unless there is a management position that requires exceptional talent to fill the position. Relocation of prospective employees can be costly to the company and there is no guarantee that they will be long term employees of the company. With the company's plans for expansion I would recommend overstaffing. This will allow the company to stock pile talent for future
This is so any extra funds that are accumulated can go towards a new marketing strategy so that customers may be rewarded for being loyal to Kudler Fine Foods. A second action plan that may be needed to increase revenue is to increase the efficiency program. Here is where Yvonne Reynolds along with the inventory manger will have to find out how to decrease the amount of food that is being kept therefore; the company can save funds to create better and improved marketing strategies Lateral Collaboration and Vertical Collaboration Kudler’s management team has worked to develop a plan for transforming the stores and its employees to align with the mission and vision statements. The purpose of this strategic direction is to clearly state the major areas of focus for the organization. In order to achieve its objectives it is of utmost importance that Kudler have reliable lateral and vertical collaboration.
240). Using this strategy of promotion could cause more exposure for KFF and help them become more globalized. If the company carries and sells the products the right way, the consumers will think “this company means business, let’s show our appreciation”. To make any company grow individuals need to promote it in the right way because promoting a company the wrong way could cost the business
* Our organization’s overall marketing strategy is in order to satisfy consumer and increase the market volume, we need to give them better quality and performance of products with lower price. A fundamentally product must create better feeling than the old version of itself. We also open new branch in some other parts of the world, which has high demanding quantities of product like Vietnam, Thailand and