Strategic Planning Challenges and Improvement
Strategic Planning, Challenges, and Improvement
Strategic planning refers to processes that substantiate the enterprise vision and mission. Strategic plans are frequently well crafted to offer value through a driving force for the consideration in the external and internal business environments. The facilitation of business managers provides a communication channel for all stakeholders of activity within and without the company. The main issues to be addressed coupled with strategic goals are specified towards the planning of groups, staffs, and consultants while focusing on the SWOT results and environmental scans. Strategic planning identifies changes within the current strategies within which there are requirements for reaching the goals and addressing the issues (Cooperrider, Barrett, & Srivastva, 1995). This means the identification of potential new strategies and suggesting changes to emphasize on priority. The presentation of performance requires the inclusion of the key staff for decisions and discussion.
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Personal Marketing Plan
The microbrewery business is booming in America, and my skills as a brewer will enhance the quality of both the beer and the business of brewing. Combining adept marketing skills with a being a third-generation brewer, I have a unique personal portfolio. Breweries in the United States will be proud to have me on board, as I will help them reach and also expand their target market.
To promote my services as both brewer and brewery business consultant, I have been using the tools of social networking. Befriending brewery websites has allowed me to keep abreast of industry trends, including new brewery openings and expansions. Moreover, I am thoroughly networked within the beer community. Attending local, national, and international beer tasting events has been a boon for my presence in the industry. I shall continue to network, which is the best way to achieve recognition and success…… [Read More]
Digitalization: Framework for Digitalization in the Organization
Framework for Digitalization in the Organization: Digitalization
In this digital age, organizations are faced with the responsibility of ensuring that they stay current with the use of digital media. Failure to do that places them at a high risk of failure and lack of a competitive edge. This text outlines a strategy that organizations could use to make themselves current with the use of digital technology.
Bringing an Organization Current with the use of Digital Media
Successful organizations usually have a clear direction, vision, and roadmap defining the way they plan to operate in the future. Failure to have these three instruments places an organization at a high risk of failing to create continuous shareholder value. One of the elements that can be used to assess an organization's sense of direction in this age is its digital strategy. An organization that lacks a…… [Read More]
components of value-based purchasing (VBP) that are most pertinent to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) based on its vital mission to provide high-quality health care services to the nation's veterans while identifying opportunities to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in ways that promote improved clinical outcomes in measurable ways. The study also describes the three departments of a VA medical center that will be most important in implementing VBP, purchasing services, nursing services, and ambulatory care services and provide appropriate goals for this purpose. Because the three selected departments are at different stages of their VBP implementations, the preparation needed to achieve their VBP-related goals will vary, but staff will need to be educated and trained concerning the basics of VBP and how they apply to their unique departmental situations and all three departments must develop appropriate performance measures that can be used to determine the cost-effectiveness of…… [Read More]
Frisbie Tool & Die
Summery: In this article we take a look at a company Frisbie Tool & Die whose owner has a few alternatives available to him about his future directions. Several analysis techniques are used to determine the company's future directions. This paper has two references.
In this article we take a look at the Frisbie Tool & Die Company whose owner Alex has been building his business for the past 23 years. Frisbie Tool & Die finds itself in a difficult market position, facing competition from imported products and in spite of the strengths that Frisbie has in the form of the experience and expertise of its owner, there are several alternatives available to Alex, the company owner.
In this article, we consider the alternatives available to Frisbie Tool & Die and analyze the company's position. Several different techniques are used and are presented in the analysis…… [Read More]
Criminal Justice Trends
The trends of the past, present and future that outline the borders connecting the criminal justice system components and their links adjoining the society is, beyond doubt, an authentic relationship that the law and society have established. Criminal justice has been affected by various trends in the times gone by. This is because trends keep changing with the passage of time. Therefore, it is exceedingly important for the criminal justice system to try even harder if it wants to achieve success and go beyond such trends that give rise to innovative crimes. It is not easy for anyone to find out the connections linking the criminal justice system and trends of criminal activities as they are inconsistent. As a consequence, the criminal justice system is affected by the continuous changes in crime patterns and trends. However, in the contemporary world of today, the criminal justice system is…… [Read More]
A competitive advantage can be founded on expenditure or separation. Michael Porter recognized three industry independent general strategies from which the company can choose (the Strategic Planning Process, 2010).
The chosen strategy is put into practice by way of programs, budgets, and measures. Execution entails organization of the company's capital and inspiration of the employees to attain goals. The manner in which the strategy is put into practice can have an important impact on whether it will be victorious. In a big corporation, those who put into practice the strategy likely will be dissimilar individuals from those who devised it. Therefore, concern must be taken to speak about the strategy and the motive behind it. If not, the execution might not do well if the strategy is not understood or if lower-level supervisors resist its execution because they do not understand why the particular strategy was chosen (the Strategic Planning…… [Read More]
Strategic Analysis of Dell
Strategic management is a combination of continual dynamic processes. These include: strategic alternatives and recommended strategies, the implementation of strategies, and continuous ongoing evaluation and control. Each phase must include: environmental analysis, implementing an organizational course of action, creating organizational strategies, applying those strategies, and evaluating and modifying them as needed. The construction of a strategic analysis includes factors which are internal and external to the company, are weighted and scored. Strategic management is a critical tool to insure the organization's continued existence. (Wheelen & Hunger, 2007) This is a strategic analysis of Dell
Strategic Analysis of Dell
Dell Company History:
Michael Dell founded the company in Austin, Texas in 1984 with an innovative sales plan. Dell implemented direct sales to customers, taking orders and delivering custom computing solutions to individuals and companies with no brick and mortar stores. 5.4 million customers interact with Dell daily…… [Read More]
PAWS SWOT Analysis
The SWOT analysis is a comprehensive analysis and review of the organizational dynamic, inclusive of the internal and external environmental analysis. The internal analysis is a function of the internal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The effectiveness of the analysis ostensibly reveals the level to where the organization can be identified, relative to industry competition. Prior to engaging into the SWOT, a brief literature review is included to embolden the thought process regarding the analysis of the strategic landscape for Pets Assisting With Students (PAWS).
However, there have been addendums to the methodology inherent to the effective practice of conducting a SWOT analysis. The strategic change includes the focus to the resources-based SWOT analysis that does analyze the resource structure of the firm as a function of the internal and external environment, relative to the market share of the organization and the total available market within the…… [Read More]
IOM Future of Nursing Report
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), which is located in Princeton, New Jersey and was founded from the Johnson & Johnson fortunes, is the largest health-focused philanthropy in the United States. The foundation provides grant money to successful applicants seeking to improve the health of U.S. citizens and to improve the provision of American health care. Grants offered by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are sizable, collectively amounting to approximately $400,000 million annually, and address a variety of health issues including these major categories: access to care, obesity in children, and training for doctors and nurses. Grants are often awarded for topics tangential to healthcare, such as access to fresh food, poverty and housing quality, and violence. Research conducted at the Institute of Medicine has contributed to the efforts of the Institute and RWJF to design, articulate, and implement nurse-led models of innovative practice with…… [Read More]
In its Pavilion dm1-3101ea laptop, Hp has used the latest technology to make this product the most innovative, fastest, and the most liked electronic gadget in the market (Dixons 2011). To stay competitive, HP has to keep on introducing the latest models of its Pavilion laptops so that no other competitor can snatch its market share.
Social factors such as education, income levels, preferences, and other cultural factors influence demand patterns in the different regions and therefore affect how a company operates in different regions. The education and income level of consumers affect the perception of brand of different laptop manufacturers (Oliver 1999). The prices of laptop must be ascertained considering the income levels and other social factors affecting the purchase decisions of the consumers. HP has to keep in mind all these factors in order to attract the most potential customers from the target market (Farley 1964).…… [Read More]
76). As automation increasingly assumes the more mundane and routine aspects of work of all types, Drucker was visionary in his assessment of how decisions would be made in the years to come. "In the future," said Drucker, "it was possible that all employment would be managerial in nature, and we would then have progressed from a society of labor to a society of management" (Witzel, p. 76). The first tasks of the manager, then, are to coordinate an organization's resources and provide a viable framework in which they can be used to produce goods and services effectively and efficiently. The second set of tasks concern guidance and control. In Drucker's view, this role is almost entirely proactive: "Economic forces set limits to what a manager can do. They create opportunities for management's action. But they do not by themselves dictate what a business is or what it does" (Drucker,…… [Read More]
Strategic Management: Management, Organizational Structure, And Corporate Strategies
Manager, management, and organization
The significance of managers .
Size and strategy of a company
Mission, vision, and corporate strategy
In an organizational setting, strategy has always been more of a high stakes game where the management team identifies the company's mission and makes important decisions that focus all the company's capital, resources, and energy towards its attainment. With the dynamic nature of the current business environment, managers need to constantly analyze their internal and external environments to avoid losing their customers to the competition and losing grip of their market share. This text evaluates the importance of managers to an organization, the importance of organizational structure and culture, and the formulation of corporate strategies.
Manager, management, and an organization
To understand the operations in any business environment, it is important define a manager, management, and an organization. An organization…… [Read More]
The nurses are however trained not to get too intimate with the patients as this is against professionalism Braithwaite, Makkai, & Braithwaite, 2007.
They also offer informational sup-port giving the resident the right information and guidance in making certain decision.
The facility also helps some resident who have been unable to foot their bills to pay up. However, this is after the facility has ascertained beyond doubt that the individuals are not in a position to clears such bills. The targets of this facility is the older generation who are often suffering from several ailments and need long-term care nursing services. It also targets people with temporary and permanent disabilities either inborn or resulting from ailments such as diabetes.
Sources of the Finance for the facility
Willow oak nursing is a profit making institution and get some of its finances form Medicaid and the rest from the clients' contribution. Old…… [Read More]
UXB2B: Chinese Taipei
The case of UXB2B speaks of a rather new technological procedure and application to resolve e-commerce issues related to internet security and e-finance logistics for trading partners in the supply chain industry. However, I digress. UXB2B is an e-commerce company that specializes in the development of e-business applications designed to enable supply chain integration through a streamlined and secure software link. Leadership Information: The CEO of the company has a research background in national defense and an educational background in computer and information science
The software, UXB2B had e-everything as its selling point. For example the software enabled eSales, eProcurement, and eFinance; collectively called "SaaS (Software as a Service)"
SaaS met the requirement that UXB2B sought to bring to the market place. The software enabled e-communication amongst all stakeholders to exchange information to open and close transactions via an interconnected system. At first glance, success in the…… [Read More]
Samsung's production is always dependent external environmental factors to achieve its goals and objectives in the market.
The environment offers the local and raw materials that are essential in the production processes.
Most of the raw materials used to make chips are obtained from the environment.
The environment has also been helpful in making sure that Samsung has the right expertise people who can carry the strategies for the growth of the company.
The environment has been influential in formulating the market and the production avenues within the company.
Moreover, what has been so special, and will always continue being special with Samsung is that its production processes are conscious of the need to protect the natural environment, through the many software materials developed within the Smartphone
Samsung is also conscious of the local environment.
The process of maintenance of production has been made to be sensitive to…… [Read More]
Nike could have avoided the downturn had it been more receptive to ongoing change. One of the things it could have done differently was to "periodically analyze the organizational environment and identify forces for change." It is evident that Nike did not do this until it saw its sales slump. There were several underperforming divisions, and more importantly there were several untapped new product areas. An environmental scan would have allowed Nike to identify those much sooner, and perhaps respond more quickly. By being slow to respond to its external environment, Nike put itself in a more vulnerable position. Nike was forced in the to embark on revolutionary change, rather than evolutionary, because of its slow response. Ultimately, it could have adopted the revolutionary approach by being in tune with its environment, and by creating an organizational culture that was in general more receptive to change.
That said,…… [Read More]
Policy Communication: HITECH ACT
Health policy communication: HITECH Act
Part of the 2009 U.S. Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) are the provisions of HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health), a major overhaul of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Under HITECH, monetary incentives are delivered to healthcare providers and schemes, for employing electronic health records (EHRs); the target is to ensure EHR implementation in every single U.S. health facility by the year 2014. Further, HITECH adds stricter privacy rules, which include overseeing business partners for healthcare plans, clearinghouses and providers, notification prerequisites and further penalties for noncompliance. The requirements take effect on different dates, further complicating the process of compliance (HITECH, 2009).
HITECH laid down civil financial penalties, criminal penalties, and mandatory federal reporting requirements for security breach that caused patient privacy loss. Additionally, it offered financial support to compliance audits. The…… [Read More]
External environment plays a key role in the manager's roles. Different factors in the external environment create opportunity and present threats to which the organization needs to respond. It is important for managers to conduct an environmental scan in order to better understand the environment in which they operate. Juervicius (2013) explains one system, the PESTLE system, which forces managers to think about the different external factors that affect their business.
The PESTEL model features an analysis of the political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal environments. For the manager, each of these provides the framework for analyzing the operating environment. These factors are all significant, and unrelated to other external factors like competition and demand drivers. For example, where there is political risk (like a government shutdown), the manager can better understand this risk by working through the PESTEL framework. The economy is a critical input, and technological changes…… [Read More]
Evidence-Based Practice & Transformational Leadership
Transformational leadership may be defined as an innovation as it is not in wide or general practice across the medical and healthcare fields. An innovation must, by definition be characterized by benefits that are accrued only through adoption of the innovation into practice or general use. Transformational leadership has been shown to have benefits for patients and patient care, as well as for those practice transformational leadership in their work, and the colleagues that are directly impacted by these transformational leaders. Because of the benefits that accrue to those who practice transformational leadership, it is anticipated that the attrition of nurses may be ameliorated by a diffusion of transformational leadership into the practice.
Diffusion of innovation theory. A variety of change models have been employed to describe the introduction and adoption of innovations in professional practice. The diffusion of innovation theory, a change…… [Read More]
The airline industry is a service industry, but one where several firms have been able to innovate their service offering. Such innovations have been to create viable low-cost carriers (RyanAir, EasyJet, Air Asia) while other innovations have led to the creation of high-service airlines (Emirates, Qatar, Singapore). In either case the process of innovation has been roughly the same for all of these companies. The first component of the map is searching. All of these companies searched for niches that were either not being served at all (such as price-focused customers in Europe and Asia) or were not being served effectively (passengers traveling on routes between Europe and Asia).
Of the six airlines mentioned above, only Singapore is a legacy carrier. The others have entered their markets in the few couple of decades, and brought with them a number of critical service innovations. After identifying a core market whose…… [Read More]
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Market research is important since it enables the company management to make informed decisions that maximize their profit, increase sales, minimize risk and determine the strategic positioning of the company and its products. It involves gathering, recording and analyzing primary and secondary data in order to find correlations with the needs and wants of the target audience and how the company can fulfill these. It helps to create a link between the consumers or customers and the marketer of the product through information. The information collected is then used to identify and define the marketing opportunities that exist as well as the problems that may be encountered in marketing the product. Before the company's…… [Read More]
Base in the U.S.: McCarran International Airport.
The city and country selected: San Paulo, Brazil.
Brazil remains one of the most influential countries in South America. Its economy has been rising over the last few years and the country continues to be regarded as one of the largest democracies in the world. The country has in place a democratic federal republic form of government and its current president is Michael Temer. It is important to note that although the country still experiences a wide gap between the rich and the poor, various policies have been adopted by the government in recent times to remedy the situation. With a population of 208 million, the country ranks as number 5 in a country comparison index - according to population comparison estimates done by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - effectively making it one of the most populous countries in the…… [Read More]
Child Abuse, Organization Canada World Youth, 2017
Conduct a SWOT analysis.
A SWOT analysis of Canada World Youth (CWY) is provided in Table 1 below.
SWOT analysis of Canada World Youth
• The organization has a proven 40-year track record of success in working with youth groups.
• CWY has developed an extensive network of international partnerships.
• CWY has an influential patron (the Governor General of Canada since March 2012), a strong management team as well as a highly effective and dedicated board of directors.
• CWY continues to rely on unpredictable levels of public donations for funding.
• Cross-cultural differences between CWY's leadership team and partner organizations in other countries.
• Any political scandals involving CWY's patron could damage the organization's reputation.
• Expand the indigenous youth programs and partnerships throughout North America.
• Develop a program model-based CWY's…… [Read More]
Yes, managers are important to organizational success. But this is a logical fallacy question. All organizations, both the successful ones and the utter failures, have managers. So the question isn't about whether managers are important to success -- mathematically there is 100% correlation between having managers and being successful, but also 100% correlation between having managers and being unsuccessful.
Then there is the issue of where organizational success comes from. First, one must define success -- is it profitability? Or exceptional profitability? Short-term, long-term? And there are a lot of variables that contribute to organizational success, not just the actions of management. Further, to determine whether managers are integral to success, and to what degree, would require a control. It is almost impossible to define a control. You could say the managers at Google are really good, but unless there is a parallel universe Google with different managers, how…… [Read More]
Business -- Annotated Bibliography
Drucker, P.E. (1994,). The theory of business. Harvard Business Review, September-October. Retrieved from http://www.mindz.com/images/Ronaldvandenhoff/file/the_theory_of_business_drucker.pdf
Credibility: Author Analysis
Peter Drucker was the Clarke Professor of Social Science and management at the Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California. The university has named the Drucker Management Center in his honor. This article was the thirty-first article for Harvard Business Review. Business students across the globe know Drucker's seminal work in business theory as it plays a prominent role in business school curricula.
Credibility: Intended Audience
The intended audience for this article is executives in the C-suite -- particularly chief executive officers (CEOs). This article is a call to action pointed at business executive and directors who are equipped to influence business thought leadership.
Drucker cites many actual businesses in his argument for addressing the obsolescence of business theories.
Drucker presents four specifications for a valid…… [Read More]
Coca-Cola. According to the company's 2012-Year in Review, one of the objectives that the company had coming into 2013 was to improve the strength of its product portfolio. The company wanted to find products where there was untapped potential, and take steps to exploit that potential and improve the overall portfolio strength. To that end, Coca-Cola was able to take an ownership stake in Core Power, which makes protein drinks in the United States, and entered into a partnership with Aujan, which is a maker of juice, sparkling beverage and malt beverages in the Middle East. The company also continued to enjoy strong growth from some of its targeted brands, notably I LOHAS and Ayataka, both of which reached the billion-dollar mark in sales in the past year (Coca Cola, 2012).
As a result of these efforts, the company was able to enjoy broad-based success. Volume was up 4%, and…… [Read More]
Effects and issues related to the promotion and use of women and their skills into the American workforce
This paper explores the promotion of women within the American workforce. Specifically the aim of this study is to discover whether organizational systems within the U.S. are utilizing women to their fullest potential. The aim of the researcher is to examine whether or not women are still subjected to a 'glass ceiling' or barriers to advancing to the highest levels of organizations (senior and executive management roles in particular). For purposes of this study a survey was conducted of women and men in the workforce. The aim of the study is to examine what limits females desiring career advancement may face, and what common beliefs and perceptions are regarding female leadership and innovations within organizations.
In addition to the fieldwork portion of this research study, a literature review was examined to…… [Read More]
London 2012 Olympic Games
How do the Closing Ceremonies in the Beijing 2008, the Athens 2004, and the Atlanta 1996 rate?
Beijing 2008. A viewer would be hard pressed not to like the Beijing Closing Ceremony, especially if they were a fan of fireworks. When the Olympic athletes wave goodbyes to the audience, it is always jubilant and often free-form -- a favorite was two middle-easterners in their formal white robes standing stark-still and modestly waving their country flags, whilst all around them, athletes from other countries cavorted with abandon. The "tower of Babel" idea was interesting and was, at least, easier to view than other performances on the flat arena floor. Again, though the detail of what was happening on the tower was easily lost. The lengths of fabric that were first pulled up to the top of the tower and then raised like petals on an opening Chrysanthemum…… [Read More]
HR and Corporate Strategy
The work entitled "Overcoming the Barriers to Strategic HR Management: Old Issues. New Solutions" states that strategic HR "is characterized by being forward-thinking, proactive and, most of all, creative...Strategic HR is also about thinking about possibilities and connecting those possibilities in concrete ways to the business that you support." (ADP, 2007) This work intends to address organizational strategic HR management as it relates to the: (1) sales; (2) marketing; (3) operations; and (4) finance departments of the organization.
The objectives stated by the VP of sales are the following: (1) Increase the number of field sales representatives (FSR) from 20 to 30; (2) Increase gross sales by 8%; and (3) Create positions for four regional sales managers so that FSRs do not report directly to the VP of sales.
The objectives stated by the VP of marketing are those as follows: (1) Develop marketing…… [Read More]
Change Plan for SBAR Implementation
Change Proposal - Healthcare
The benefits of the SBAR are apparent to the nursing staff in the Labor, Deliver, Recovery, and Postpartum Unit of St. Johns Hospital Birth Center. All nursing staff receives training in SBAR and it has been implemented -- successfully -- for a few months at a time. However, nursing staff soon return to the historical ways of communicating about patient care, which has predominantly been by giving a verbal report.
Benefits of SBAR. SBAR stands for Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation and it is a framework for communication about patients' conditions that is used by members of a healthcare team. The following discussion is from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (2011) website. The benefits to using SBAR by hospital staff are: (a) It is an easy-to-use, easy-to-remember mechanism; (b) it is a concrete way to frame conversations that fosters effective and…… [Read More]
Innovation is a key success factor for many businesses. Fostering innovation, however, can be challenging. For much of the 20th century, management focused on push strategies for innovations, where managers would push resources into areas deemed in greatest need. This system is designed around the idea that scarce resources must be carefully allocated to meet anticipated demand (Brown, 2005). In more recent years, the pull approach to innovation has increased in popularity. This approach is characterized by allowing outsiders to create solutions to problems. This process resembles in some ways using customer feedback to identify new market opportunities -- the genesis of the innovation is external, the company is being requested to innovate and begins the process from there (Brown, 2005). This technique is more responsive to customer needs, and can be more efficient in the allocation of resources, but pull innovation is not likely to outperform push innovation in…… [Read More]
The usefulness of the planning methods used to meet the leadership requirements at strategic level
Planning is a very important process at every level of the organization, it is the process being used by the leaders to set the organizational goals, come up with the strategies and set the time limit for the tasks which are relevant to help achieve the set objectives. All the leaders need to have plans which can deliver the organization from its current position to meet its future goals. Various planning methods can be applied by the leaders which require various leadership skills and quality in order to accomplish the set goals and objectives. The type of leadership style being used in an organization determines the planning methods that the organization can adopt. The plans can be very effective and easy to implement if the organization work on the plan as a team.…… [Read More]
A Sustainable Method of Price Analysis
As a person involved in business at the leadership level, at the acquisition level or somewhere in the supply chain requiring procurement decisions, pricing will be an issue of the utmost concern. Indeed, it is particularly useful for one in this position to possess a default strategy for price analysis that can be used to navigate a wide variance of business and acquisition scenarios. For this reason, the discussion here offers a price analysis methodology with the appropriate versatility to serve in this capacity and, consequently, provides a rationale for this discussion. Accordingly, we propose that the Comparison of Competitive Bids is sufficiently effective and universal as a standard for price analysis that if one were confined strictly to its usage through the duration of one's career, one might still be sufficiently served.
The method of Comparison and Competitive Bids holds perhaps…… [Read More]
Marketing Management - Use of 3 -- Circle Model
Marketing Management Using 3-Circle Method
The benefits of using the 3-Circle Model for evaluating a company, brand, or product are readily evident since the approach considers customer, company, and competitive aspects of the environment. While not customer-centric -- a view that would limit assessment -- the model does fold the consumer perspective into the evaluation. This is a different perspective than many strategic planning models which tend to focus primarily on the competitive environment. In this day and age, a considerable amount of power has shifted from companies to customers, enabling consumers to define the nature of the transaction in which they are willing to engage. For this reason, the customer circle is crucial to an assessment. The company circle is invaluable for determining how and where to locate assets to maintain and develop core competencies. Finally, the competitive circle utilizes…… [Read More]
This invention allows the draw tape to have the tactile advantage of a low density polyethylene, making it comfortable for consumers to use as a handle, while also having the heat sealing capacity of this same low density material, yet have the strength afforded by a high density polyethylene material, that otherwise would be uncomfortable for the consumer.
Glad Quick-Tie = Patent # 5,246,110:
Patent # 5,246,110 focuses specifically on trash bags. The patent applicant notes that bags that are typically used for storing and transporting garbage or refuse, prior to collection or transport to disposal, are made from plastic material. When these bags are in their flat condition, they are comprised of two rectangular panels, which are connected on three of the four sides. The fourth, open, side is used to insert matter into the bag. These types of bags are typically made via a tubular extrusion process ("United…… [Read More]
Strategy Management: 'Strategic Planning
The purpose of this work is to explain in a precise manner several elements that strategic planning is inclusive of and further to tell how the planner should properly perform a strengths and weaknesses through the SWOT model and determine the impact of the findings which is what is given consideration for planning. Further to distinguish this from long-range planning and financial-planning as well as to discuss the relationship between mission statements, planned change, and unplanned change with use of illustrations and finally having confirmed to conclude.
Strategic planning can be stated as the evaluation of the internal and external environment of the organization and deducing the necessary adjustments based on findings focused on the future goals. There are several "essential steps in the strategic planning process. The steps begin with what is termed:
The identification of the vision and mission…… [Read More]
UK National Environment
In UK, the allocation of resources is purely based on the forces of demand and supply. This form of economy is a free economy in which competition is embraced and firms have to become efficient to increase their level of competitiveness. The government only intervene to provide the necessary infrastructure and to ensure that consumers are not exploited by the businesses. Besides, the government will formulate policies that ensure fair competition and collect revenues for the country development agenda. With these, businesses must ensure that they operate within the law and abide by the regulations that are set by the state. Barr Company can therefore conduct business in a competitive industry without government interference on what form of business to do or the amount of prices to charge on their products. The management has large latitude of choice to make on how to produce, what to produce,…… [Read More]
STEP 8 - INTERVENTION IMPLEMENTATION PHASING
The initial implementation of the automated calling system will require a significant amount of data entry concerning patient contact data; however, this data can be integrated in digital form from existing healthcare information management system as discussed further below.
PLANNING MODULE III - DETAILED HIMS PLANNING and COSTING
Although the actual acquisition of the automated calling system selected for this initiative will be completed by the hospital's purchasing department, a preliminary review of available representative systems that meet the needs of the ENT department is provided in Table 1 below.
Representative Automated Calling Systems and Specifications
BroadcastByPhone: Automated dialing software can reach people by phone or by voice mail with personalized messages the auto-dialer uses a computer to deliver personal calls or leave answering machine messages in a human voice or a computer-generated voice. Calls are delivered…… [Read More]
INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT ASSESSEMENT JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Miami, Florida
Major services/products provided including key technologies
Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Florida offers a variety of services and uses state of the art technology. In addition to patient medical services, it also provides educational programs, a clinical research facility and a variety of community service programs. Their list of patient medical services includes the following:
Bloodless Medicine & Surgery
Biscayne Imaging Center
Breast Health Care
Cardiology - Heart & Vascular
Ear Nose & Throat
HIV / AIDS
Mental and Behavioral Health
Neurology & Neurosurgery
Ryder Trauma Center
Surgical (Perioperative) Services
Other services provided include:
Health Awareness & Education
Injury Prevention, Presentations and Demonstrations
Access and Referrals to…… [Read More]
5% and 2.35% over that period but opposite the trend of fluctuation in overall spending
The result is approximately $23.5 billion spend each year in the U.S. attending sporting events like the 82 games per year at the Boston Garden
Average U.S. households spent more attending sports events while incomes fell after 2007, and less as incomes increased since then
Households in the Northeast region including Boston spend higher on "apparel and services" and more or the same compared to all other regions and the national average for complementary local amenities "fees and admissions" (the Garden) and "food away from home" and "alcoholic beverages" (neighboring sports bar)
Bostonians spend higher than the region on entertainment and less on apparel and alcohol than the regional average, for the most recent years available, 2007-2008
Bruins season tickets are already sold out, which suggests weak 2010 economic fundamentals may take second place to…… [Read More]
The Company for Cooperative Insurance cites the origins of its name and how it affects their corporate culture: "Tawuniya is the simplification of the Arabic word for 'co-operative' and was already established amongst the related customer base by this name. The new name and identity takes ownership of this insurance category and evokes a strong emotional connection to customers as 'co-operative,' which is the only accepted form of Islamic insurance" Tawuniya Overview, 2010, para. 3).
According to Chaudry, though, the enormous amounts of oil-based revenues flowing through Saudi Arabia's coffers has created a very real need for informed and well-managed insurance companies that are capable of competing in an increasingly competitive financial market. In this regard, Chuadry notes that, "The financial systems that developed in [Saudi Arabia] in the 1970s was the product of capital abundance, not scarcity. Unlike most countries in the initial stages of economic development,…… [Read More]
Business Strategy -- Kudler Fine Foods
As companies grow a build customers bases and increase services to meet these demands there is a need to enhance information technologies to continually "Strategic management involves major decisions, business choices and actions that chart the course of the entire enterprise" (Gomez-Mejia et al., p 156). The undertaking of strategic planning is usually the responsibility of executive staff of a company and in this case consists mainly of owner Kathy Kudler. She, in fact hired an intern to help her to create Kudler Fine Food strategic plan. Kudler Fine Foods focus is to enhance and grow utilizing the initial concepts of the gourmet food store. Because her concepts consists of overall control of customer service, hiring of company staff and ordering of products the growth is emanate, but a strategic plans is necessary in order to meet the changes in business needs. This paper…… [Read More]
Barnes and Noble Strategic Analysis
In evaluating a business strategic positioning, the research approach relates towards Barnes & Nobles' seven main areas of focus relating towards the company's annual report, investor relations summary notices, and corporate governance. By reviewing a variety of available public company's governance, proper research can start to measure strategic approaches effectively. In doing so, the organizational vision, mission, and value statements are from the Barnes & Noble Governance initiative that influences all other strategies, either internally or in the external environment.
The intention behind every organization is to have a successful manifestation of plans and objectives that will elicit equitable control methods and strategies in the company. Barnes & Noble is a multifaceted company that incorporate a number of strategies and planned options to carry out its business entities in the global market. Marketing options involved are rudimentary to the tastes and preferences of the social…… [Read More]
Open Systems ISA, Inc.
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Whether one goes to a large medical facility or to a free community clinic, step one is generally the same: Someone in the organization initiates both a financial and a physical assessment of your condition. It's as if the doctor needs to know your symptoms and what resources are at hand before he or she can even consider how to plot out their response.…… [Read More]
Rural poverty is a concerning matter in many areas mainly because farmers there have had access to limited education concerning attitudes they need to employ in order to be successful in their field of work. Conserving soil is not only beneficial for the environment, as it also plays an important role in helping individuals in rural areas. "Reducing land degradation is more likely to be achieved by supporting NGOs that focus on agriculture and the environment, promoting nonfarm activities, and controlling population growth or facilitating emigration from the highlands, thus reducing soil erosion and nutrient depletion" (Nkonya x).
In many cases cultural values are extremely important in influencing locals to take on a more respectful attitude toward the environment. By being provided with education emphasizing nature's dependence on them concomitantly with their dependence on nature, individuals are probable to acknowledge that it would be in their best interest to fight…… [Read More]
The real world companies that are being studied are Starbucks, Apple and FedEx. These three companies face different external environmental challenges and have focused on shifting their internal environments in order to better compete in their external environments. The PEST analysis will be used as the analytical framework (QuickMBA, 2012).
Starbucks operates in the quick service restaurant industry, and is one of the top brands in that business (QSR Magazine, 2011). The political environment is generally favorable, with no major impediments to business. The company is focused on international expansion, and to this point has been able to perform well in most foreign markets. The ones where it has failed (Australia, Israel), the failure was not because of the political environment. The economic environment, however, has proven to be a challenge for Starbucks. The company saw its revenues and profits decline heading into the recession (MSN Moneycentral, 2012), as…… [Read More]
Business Decision-Making Process
Decision-making through Business Environmental Scanning
As a relatively new research agency in the market research industry, our firm has two main objectives for this year. The first objective is to increase profitability through increased number and/or higher research costs. The second objective, meanwhile, is to increase the firm's "visibility" in the market research industry, and be recognized as one of the major players in it. In order to achieve these objectives, our firm looked into the business environment of the market research industry, assessing its strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities. The following are the considerations the firm has discussed and taken into consideration in evaluating its performance for the year, using these decisions as the basis for next year's business plan.
Currently, the market research environment is technology-centric -- that is, market research agencies and firms mainly compete with each other through the technology they have. Technologies…… [Read More]
This result showed that there was no association between schizophrenics and the 14 candidate genes that were previously identified genes (DTNB1, DISC1, RGS4, STX7, NRG1, DRD2, DAOA, CHRNA7, ARVCF, COMT, PPP3CC, TAAR6, DAOA, and AKT1). Only chance variation was seen in the distribution of the data from the study.
Environmental factors in the onset of schizophrenia
In the research of the environmental factors that influence the onset and development of schizophrenia, researcher not only look at the dwelling of a person (house and neighborhood) but also look at other environmental aspects such as their nutrition, social life, chemical and hormonal environment as relates to development during pregnancy and other dynamics such as education, drug abuse, use of supplements, etc.
Research has shown that children who are born during the months of winter i.e. January to about April have a risk that is 10% higher than average of developing schizophrenia. Those…… [Read More]
Identity Theft Corp (ITC) is a new company specializing on the identity theft service. The company assists customers to monitor their credit report in order to identify any suspicious charge. The company will also provide the leg work to clean up the mess left behind because of the identity theft and assist customers to rebuild their credits.
The objective of this proposal is to provide strategic planning and implementation for Identity Theft Corp. The report uses SWOT model to analyze the internal and external environments that ITC will be operating.
SWOT model involves analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the ITC internal factors and using the opportunities and threats to asses the company external factors. The analysis will assist the company to formulate an effective strategy to achieve its mission.
Strength: The strength of the ITC is its technical and professional skills that the company has already possessed for the…… [Read More]
Digital Perceptions is a four-year-old company that manufactures digital cameras that are sold to retailers at a wholesale price of $150 each. It employs 100 workers that work 20 days per month and produces 6,000 units of output. The firm's total expenses per month exceed the total revenue. Retained Earnings has declined $100,000 as loses have been apparent every month for the last six months. Fair market value of the total assets is $350,000. Total long-term liabilities are $250,000. Last year's Annual Income Statement showed a profit of $50. Because of the company not being able to pay the monthly bills, the credit rating has taken a decline in the rate. The major competitors are Panasonic, Sony, Nikon, Canon, Kodak, and Fuji.
Environmental risk factors include a recession, rising interest rates, deterioration of the financial markets, rapid declines in product prices, and financial difficulty of customers (Annual Report 2010, 2010).…… [Read More]
Waste Management: A Strategic Case Analysis
General Environmental Analysis
103.1.6 Global Segment
103.1.7 Summary of General Environmental Analysis
113.1.8 Driving Forces
123.2 Industry Analysis
123.2.1 Description of the Industry
123.2.2 Industry Dominant Economic Features
133.2.3 Market Size
133.2.4 Market Growth Rate
143.2.5 Industry Trends
153.2.6 Five Forces Analysis
173.2.7 Industry Key Success Factors
184.0 Internal Analysis
184.1 Organizational Analysis
194.1.1 Corporate Mission
194.1.2 Products and Services
204.1.4 Organizational Culture
214.1.7 Summary of Organizational Analysis
214.2 Analysis of Firm Resources
214.2.1 Tangible Resources
224.2.2 Intangible Resources
234.2.3 Summary of Firm's Resources
244.3.1 Value Chain Analysis
254.3.2 Core Competencies and Sustainable Advantages
254.3.3 Summary of Firm's Capabilities
264.4 Financial Analysis
264.4.1 Valuation Analysis
264.4.2 Growth Analysis
274.4.3 Profitability Analysis
274.4.4 Financial Strength Analysis
284.4.5 Management Efficiency Analysis
284.4.6 Summary of Financial…… [Read More]
strategic plan II
An environmental analysis is an important component, and indeed a prerequisite, to the strategic plan. It stands to reason that you cannot set a course for the future without knowing the route you will take, and you cannot know the route until you have the lay of the land. The environmental analysis is "a process in which you look at the outside factors that can have an impact on your business" (Arthur, 2014). The strategic plan depends on the information you gather about the trends in and nature of the external environment, so it is incredibly important that the environmental analysis is taken seriously. There are a number of different tools that have been developed in the management literature that can assist with creating an effective environmental analysis, including the SWOT Analysis, the PESTLE analysis, the Five Forces analysis and the value chain analysis (Downey,…… [Read More]
Coca-Cola's industry conditions, according to the Five Forces analysis, are generally favorable. The environmental conditions, according to the PEST analysis, are also generally favorable. This means that with few obstacles, Coca-Cola should be able to achieve its business objectives.
The industry code for Coca-Cola is 312111: Soft Drink and Ice Manufacturing (U.S. Census Bureau, 2007).
Porter's Five Forces
Porter's Five Forces explain the ability of firms to earn profits in their industry. The bargaining power of suppliers is relatively low. Coca-Cola is a high volume buyer -- the highest in the industry -- and for most suppliers this volume is critical to the business. The inputs are not well-differentiated, so the switching costs for Coke are not especially high. The bargaining power of buyers is moderate. Most wholesale and retail buyers are all but obligated to carry Coca-Cola, given the popularity of the firm's products. Some…… [Read More]
Nike is a world known company which deals and supplies footwear, accessories clothes and equipment to different clients. The company also offers services and marketing to many countries around the globe. It has more than 1400 opened stores in different countries (Kreng & Wang, 2013). Nike is also the biggest distributor of sports garments to many athletes. The National Basketball Association has signed a contract with Nike to be providing basketball jerseys to more than thirty teams.
Basic configurations, Flow of Products and Typical Participants
As a retailer, Nike’s management ensures that it has established a successful basic configuration of the firm. The basic arrangement of the company ensures that it has defined its goals and targets. In this case, it is important for every company to define their codes that can help improve the organization’s performance. Besides, Nike usually has a basic configuration on each of its stores…… [Read More]
It is not known what cost FedEx will have to pay for a durable but reliable smartphone. Most such devices are not designed with longevity in mind, and FedEx normally utilizes devices with long lives. FedEx would be equipping upwards of 200,000 workers, so even negotiating a deal to pay $200 per unit would cost the company $40 million. In all likelihood, however, the cost will be much higher, once the cost of developing all the different software is taken into account, and building out the interface between the information and the different end users. The project's cost could exceed $100 million easily, and could therefore take years to roll out. Worse, another major technological shift could necessitate another change of handset technology within just a few years.
That said, implementation should be relatively easy, since the base technology (both hardware and software) is off-the-shelf. There is little that should…… [Read More]
SWOT Analysis: Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast
Since 2011, a new quaint bed and breakfast business in California's central coast opens, called Charmed. Located in Santa Cruz, California along Monterey Bay, its meager beginnings wowed the locals, which created quite a demand. However, Charmed became concerned, as another nearby bed and breakfast business opened shortly thereafter. Undoubtedly, the wine country area was an ideal location that parlayed many other quaint and unique businesses, such as wine tasting establishments, coffee houses, art galleries, antique shops, and now six bed and breakfast homes. Charmed never conducted a thorough scan of its external and internal environment to assess its viability. If specified variables and contingencies were outlined, it would have heightened awareness as to the strategic direction that is needed for business sustainability. Viability and sustainability are key factors for business survival. Therefore, an effective research approach for a bed and breakfast…… [Read More]
In 2002/2003 alone, sale of Canadian red wine increased by more than 15% over previous years ("Wineries in Canada" para. 2).
In the domestic Canadian market, Canadian consumers have been drawn to Canadian coolers, but domestic beer and wine have been losing ground to imports, with imported beer and wine products posting an average growth rate of 15.5% and 10.4%, respectively, over the last five years. Red wine has countered this trend to a great degree so that red wine shows a clear dominance over white wine, with 55% of the total volume of red and white wine being red wine. Between 1993 and 2000, red wine increased in sales volume more than did imports, but this trend slowed after that time. For the provinces, only Saskatchewan, Yukon, and Prince Edward Island show higher sales for domestic red wine than for imported brands, as can be seen in the following…… [Read More]
People are fed up, I believe, with government bail-outs and as taxpayers are reeling from the recent Wall Street Bailout, Obama's poll numbers have declined as people begin to feel that taxpayers will again foot the bill for the BP oil spill cleanup.
My cartoon shows Obama trying to tread water, first of all, all the while holding up his accomplishments for the world to see. He struggles to even keep his head above water and as he begin to reach people with these accomplishments, a huge tidal wave of an oil slick is bearing down upon him. This symbolizes the fact that the oil spill has tarnished his accomplishments and overshadowed much of the positive that he has worked so hard (treading water against the political currents) to make people aware of. The person in this cartoon is real and the artist's cartoon inspired me to create a response…… [Read More]
Smuckers has a number of strengths from which to gain competitive advantage. The company has a roster of leading brands that are household names (2009 Annual Report). It has saturation-level distribution around the nation. The company is consistently profitable and has a healthy balance sheet (MSN Moneycentral, 2010). It is liquid, has a low debt ratio and the company is growing faster than the industry average -- impressive since its business tend to be mature. One weakness of Smuckers is that its brands lack dynamism -- they are staples and do not excite consumers. The company's margins typically lack those in the industry over the past five years, indicating that Smuckers has lower pricing power than its competitors.
There are a number of opportunities in the market. Smuckers can place increased emphasis on the growing organic segment. Organic groceries have grown from $1 billion in 1990 to $23 billion in…… [Read More]