Risk Factors of Bloomingdales Risk factors play a major role in today’s economy. Since we are stuck in the stagnation period and do not seem to be recovering for quite some time, businesses have to come up with a proper marketing plan that will help sell their products. All businesses suffer from the same risk factors. Some common risk factors include: product quality, price, brand loyalty, competition, managerial skills, etc. Many customers are shopping at lower priced stores because the economy is not allowing them to spend extra money.
Planning and Measuring Performance for Costco Corporation Roger Scmidt MGT/521 February 25, 2012 Roberto Guzman Planning and Measuring Performance for Costco Corporation My week 3 Organizational Plan Assignment was the Costco Wholesale Corporation. I identified its current goals as 1) control costs by reduction of inventory and careful selection of high quality goods and services and careful expansion of its’ domestic market. To elaborate, Costco has been very successful at keeping costs down by minimizing waste and storage expenses with a rapid turnover of its’ inventory. This is at least in part due t0 its’ ability to sell high-demand goods and services for very low prices. Additionally, Costco has a goal of 3) maintaining its employee workforce, as high employee job satisfaction has translated into exceptional customer service and low employee turnover (Costco, 2012).
Cost savings can be computerized accounting programs reduce staff time doing accounts and reduce audit expenses as records are neat, up-to-date and accurate. This system allows them to record business transactions accurately and generate financial reports quickly for management review. However if Rumble carry less transactions this means they won’t need to have computerised accounting system because it is very expensive for them to use. In this case it is best for them to have manual accounting system because it is reliable, cheap and easy to use. They can easily do their transaction without problems.
MGMT 4020 June 24, 2013 Homework Assignment #2 Competition is very high in the North American wholesale club industry. Every wholesale club wants to sell top-quality products at prices less than others in order to attract draw customers. And they all want to display low prices on pallets or inexpensive shelving, therefore, they have very low costs for store decor and fixtures, have comparatively low labor costs, and spent minimally on advertising and customer service. Five Forces Analysis 1. Bargaining Power of Buyers is moderate.
Also, Urban Outfitters makes sure they have the current trends, Sears and Wal-Mart stores are just behind the curve when it comes to fashion. 3. Identify at least three reasons why exclusivity is valuable. Exclusivity is valuable for many reasons; not as much competition, supply and demand, and uniqueness. These all can make the prices higher and distribution can be controlled much easier.
However, due to limited financial and human resources as well as the risk associated, only one market entry at a time is feasible. Genicon’s Strategy As 80% of its business is derived outside the United States, Genicon’s strategy is clearly based on international expansion and growth in order to sell the premium-priced disposables. In this context and in regard to the limited human and capital resources it is critical to enter the right market. Market entry mistakes, high-up front costs, or long start-up times will jeopardize the continuity of the small company. Although, the products are categorized as premium-priced and high quality and economies of scale, due to the small size of the company, cannot be realized, production and distribution costs are relatively low.
The new organization forced country managers to be concerned with diversity of other countries' tastes and needs in developing and marketing of new products. This was a distinct contrast to the previous culture. Coping with this diversity across countries to create a Pan European brand was difficult. Internal frustrations at Unilever created barriers of communication as country managers were frustrated by their loss of autonomy and an increased burden of international coordination of strategies. A global approach to a new product kept development and country managers from focusing on consumer variances in consumption habits.
Having such “space-friendly” package allows the warehouses to contain sizeable amounts of furniture and trucks to transport significantly much bigger quantity. All of this process reduces the overall cost of storage and transport, therefore, creating a core competency for Ikea. Furthermore, considering the fact that customers have to mount their furniture themselves automatically induces that Ikea won’t need any employees for the assembly like most shops do. This allows Ikea to concentrate their employees in different tasks, saving them a lot of money. The only counter-part of this aspect would be the fact that customers have to take time mounting the furniture, which Ikea considers being a source of fun and a social activity.
(2) Their lead time lasts only a few weeks thanks to their rapid production capabilities and this is a key differentiator compared to other apparel retailers. Designers are highly productive and they come up with almost 24. 000 new product each year, but only one third of it is produced. Zara represents three to four times more products than traditional retailer. (3) Zara spends little money on advertising, for instance their advertising costs are equivalent to 10% of competitors’ expenditure.
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