1000+ documents containing “internal environment”.
Critical activities and combinations of activities
Reduce labor costs, close plant and pay down outstanding debt
Activities are strategically important
Addressing customer demands, quality and helping to maintain a low cost structure
Ford's Profit Margins
The analysis of the value chain shows how Ford is taking steps to increase their profitability, by dealing with a host of issues that could have an impact upon quality. This is important, because this is helping to improve Ford's ability to compete and increase their profit margins
Is the company stronger or weaker than key rivals?
Evaluate the company vs. key competitors on key success factors
When you look at how Ford is comparing with key competitors, they are at an impasse. As the company can be able, to take a significant portion of market share from competitors who are beginning to face considerable challenges. A good example of this can be seen with Toyota, where the company would have a major….
Auto Manufacturers. (2010). Yahoo Finance. Retrieved from: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/in?s=F+Industry
Ford Fusion vs. Hyundai Sonata. (2010). True Delta. Retrieved from: http://www.truedelta.com/comparisons1/Fusion-vs.-Sonata-price-comparison.php?session_code=
Ford Issue Prompt Fix. (2010). Consumer Reports. Retrieved from: http://blogs.consumerreports.org/cars/2010/02/ford-issues-prompt-fix-for-fusion-hybrid-brakes.html
Ford Motor Company. (2010). Y Charts. Retrieved from: http://ycharts.com/companies/F/pe_ratio
INTENAL ENVIONMENT ASSESSEMENT JACKSON MEMOIAL 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
yder Trauma Center
Surgical (Perioperative) Services
Other services provided include:
Health Awareness & Education
Injury Prevention, Presentations and Demonstrations
Access and eferrals to Jackson Primary Care Centers
Employee Work/Life Services
2) Description of the unit in which you are working
I work in IT/PACS (Picture archiving and communication system). We store, organize and retrieve radiographs. We interact with all levels of hospital personnel including….
Hammer, M. & Champy, J. (1993), Reengineering the corporation. New York: Harper Business
Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) website, http://www.um-jmh.org/
Jackson, C.A., Pitkin-Derose, K., Chiesa, J. & Escarce, J.J. (2002) Hospital Care for the Uninsured in Miami-Dade County: Hospital Finance and Patient Travel Patterns, Retrieved from http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1522/
Picone, G., Chou, S.Y., & Sloan, F. (2002). Are for-profit hospital conversions harmful to patients and to Medicare? RAND Journal of Economics, 33(3),507-523.
The two major differences that appear to impact exact replication seem to go to the very nature of nonprofits. The accountability of nonprofits is one of a zero sum game. Although balance sheets should always zero out, profit and loss statements for nonprofits are also a zero sum or loss figure. The logic here, as opposed to the private sector, is that a nonprofit showing profit means that the funding sources gave too much money and that during the next budget submittal, their grant size could possibly be reduced. Showing a loss is a positive incentive at these agencies in some respect. This will show that the agency cannot operate without more funding. The mindset is often just the opposite in for-profits and the strategic planning a long-term objective for finance certainly needs to be adjusted.
The other factor is the social service nature of nonprofits. This pervades not only….
External and Internal Environments
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the external and internal environment of McDonald's in the light of general environmental forces (social and demographical forces and economic forces), competitive environment (rivalry among existing competitors and the bargaining power of customers), internal strength and weaknesses, and external opportunities and threats. The paper also analyzes the company's core competencies, resources, capabilities, and value chain which have helped it in becoming the top market leader in the Global fast food industry.
McDonald's is the world's leading fast food restaurant chain with more than 34,000 outlets and fast food restaurants in 119 countries. It is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Oak Brook and business operations in all the six operating regions of the world. McDonald's serves more than 69 million customers every day -- a fact which speaks about the success of this large scale corporation in the Global fast….
About McDonald's, (2011). Sustainability Scorecard. Retrieved on May 6th, 2013, from
Blythe, J., & Megicks, P. (2010). Marketing Planning: Strategy, Environment and Context, 3rd Edition. U.K: Prentice Hall
Hitt, M.A., Ireland, R.D., & Hoskisson, R.E. (2011). Strategic Management: Competitiveness & Globalization - Concepts, 9th Edition. Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning
Jenny, M., & Scammon, D.L. (2010). Principle-Based Stakeholder Marketing: Insights from Private Triple-Bottom-Line Firms, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 29 (1): 12-26
EXTENAL AND INTENAL ENVIONMENT-CATEPILLA INC.
External and Internal Environment
Caterpillar: General Environment
Supplier power: Medium
Buyer power: High
Addressing the competitive forces
External threats and opportunities
esources, capabilities, and core competencies
How Caterpillar leverages resources
Vlaue chain analysis for improvement
The external and internal environment of an organization significantly impacts the firm's performance and its ability to compete within the respective industry to which it belongs. Whereas internal environment is important in context of enhancing firm's performance, it is the external environment that impacts the firm's ability to stay competitive in the industry. This paper is aimed at describing the internal as well as external environment of a corporation and position within its own industry sector. Themes such as how the specific firm anticipates threats in external environment and how it leverages upon internal capabilities will also be highlighted. esource materials will be accessed from the website of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) through its corporate data….
Bloomberg. (2013). Caterpillar Inc. CAT: U.S.. Bloomberg. Retrieved from: http://www.caterpillar.com/investors/financial-information
Caterpillar. (n.d.). Advisor Comments: 2010 Sustainability Report. Retrieved from: http://www.caterpillar.com/cda/layout?m=389975&x=7&id=2646152
CAT Form 10-K. (2012). CATERPILLAR Form 10-K. Washington D.C: Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved from: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/18230/000001823013000075/cat_10-kx12312012.htm#s8E2DA65E1985D0FC40606A099A36A029
Caterpillar Inc. (n.d.). Welcome to the Caterpillar Worldwide: About Caterpillar Inc. Retrieved from: http://www.cat.com/cda/components/fullArticleNoNav?m=76100&x=7&id=285577
Coach's mission statement is found on the company's website, a surprisingly good source for information about the company. The mission statement is: "Coach seeks to be the leading brand of quality lifestyle accessories offering classic, modern American styling." Coach does not elaborate on overall business objectives, but in a general sense it is safe to assume increasing revenue, increasing profit and increasing market share are all on the list.
Coach's brand is its most unique asset, and the elements that back up that brand also contribute to competitive advantage. The company has established itself as a leading luxury goods provider, especially for its handbags. The Coach name is widely recognized as a leading luxury brand, and that allows it to launch new products and enter new markets, gaining acceptance right away. The brand has been ranked as the #7 retail brand in the United States by Interbrand, behind algreens….
Berfield, S. (2009). Coach's Poppy line is luxury for recessionary times. Business Week. Retrieved April 8, 2012 from http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_26/b4137040272361.htm
Burkitt, L. (2011). Coach hitches its wagon to China. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 8, 2012 from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204517204577043701556706074.html
Coach.com (2012). Company information. Coach.com. Retrieved April 8, 2012 from http://www.coach.com/online/handbags/genWCM-10551-10051-en-/Coach_US/CompanyInformation/InvestorRelations/MissionStatement -
Interbrand. (2012). Best retail brands 2012. Interbrand. Retrieved April 8, 2012 from http://www.interbrand.com/en/BestRetailBrands/2012-Best-Retail-Brands.aspx
Glaxo SmithKline is a British pharmaceutical company based in London. The company was formed by the successive mergers of a number of pharma companies, the most recent being Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham. The current company is jointly listed on the London and New York Stock Exchanges under the ticker symbol GSK.
There are several components to the external environment of a business. These include the political/legal/regulatory environment, the economic environment, the competitive environment, external demand drivers and the technological environment (Anderson, 2013). Of these, the two most important to Glaxo are the political/regulatory environment and the external demand drivers. The political/legal/regulator environments are linked as one because it is the politicians who are the drivers of the legal and regulatory environments; though there are some distinctions between them, they are linked. This environment is particularly challenging for a multinational pharmaceutical firm, because governments define the terms of competition in….
Anderson, A. (2013). Five components of an organization's external environment. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved November 1, 2013 from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/five-components-organizations-external-environment-17634.html
Glaxo SmithKline 2012 Annual Report. Retrieved November 1, 2013 from http://www.gsk.com/content/dam/gsk/globals/documents/pdf/GSK-Annual-Report-2012.pdf
Medicaid.gov. (2013). Federal upper limits. Medicaid.gov. Retrieved November 1, 2013 from http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Benefits/Prescription-Drugs/Federal-Upper-Limits.html
Porter, M. (2008). The five competitive forces that shape strategy. HBR Magazine. Retrieved November 1, 2013 from http://hbr.org/2008/01/the-five-competitive-forces-that-shape-strategy/
Internal Environment Analysis
Strategic Plan Part 2: Internal Environmental Analysis
Strategic planning is informed by both the organization's external and internal environments. Internal factors are particularly important drivers of an organization's strategic direction. Among other internal factors, management and employee competencies, organizational culture and structure, product portfolio, and financial performance significantly influence the strategic decisions an organization makes (Hill & Jones, 2012). This text provides an internal environment analysis of WEX Inc., a payment processing and information management services firm with operations in the U.S. and beyond. The text particularly focuses on the most important strengths and weaknesses for the organization and its competitive position in the payment processing industry.
Important Strengths, Weaknesses, and Internal Environment Factors
WEX was established in 1983. More than three decades in operation means that the organization boasts fairly extensive operational experience in the payment processing industry, a major strength for the company. Over the years, the company has….
Hill, C., & Jones, G. (2012). Essentials of strategic management. 3rd ed. Boston: Cengage Learning.
King, R. (2015). Visa: the world's largest payments processor. Retrieved from: http://marketrealist.com/2015/06/visa-worlds-largest-payments-processor/
WEX Inc. (2015). 2015 WEX Inc. Annual Report.
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 provides….
Gomez-Mejia, Luis R. Balkin, David B. (2002). Management Strategy and Decision Making. The McGraw Hill Companies.
Kudler Fine Foods Virtual Organization. Retrieved January 3, 2011. University of Phoenix rEsource, MBA-502 course material.
Turban, Efraim. Rainer, R. Kelly. Potter, Richard E. (2003) Introduction to Information
Technology. New York: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Internal Analysis SWOT Analysis
esource-Based View (BV) analysis in Kraft Foods Company
esources in Kraft Foods Company
Kraft Foods Company has an advance of physical resources. These resources are meant for production and creation of a sustainable environment of productivity. Within the notion of productivity, Kraft Foods Company benefits from the resources since they offer the company a positive strength or capability to perform in the market. Increase in the amounts of resources translates to increase in productivity within the organization. Therefore, fullness of resources within the company has fostered its existence and strength of productivity in the market. Physical resources are the tangible facets that are used in production. For instance, the company relies on manufacturing structures, tools, and transportation mechanisms like trucks. These tangible resources are of immense assistance when it comes to productivity within the organization.
The physical resources give the company strength of productivity. The availability of the resources….
Henry, A. (2007). The Internal Environment: A Resource-Based View of Strategy.
Understanding Strategic Management. Oxford University Press. Retrieved on November 6, 2012 from http://www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199288304/henry_ch05.pdf
The Value Chain. (2007). Retrieved on November 6, 2012 from:
INTENAL ENVIONMENTAL ANALYSISUnited Airline Holdings: Internal Environmental AnalysisStrategic ole of Corporate Strengths/Weaknesses in the Internal Strategy Analysisa) Corporate-Level StrategiesIn basic terms, an enterprises corporate-level strategies refer to the approaches embraced by the top management in efforts to steer the entire organization towards success (Godfrey, 2015). Towards this end, they tend to have an impact on the entire organization. With this in mind, the corporate level strategies of United Airline Holdings could be conceptualized as all the organizational undertakings meant to further promote the entire companys competitive advantage in the airline industry. Strategies of this nature would also relate to the determination of the overall direction that the company takes going forward.With the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic now behind us, United Airline Holdings appears to be focused on stability. In the words of Brandoni (2018), stability strategy could come in handy when a company finds that it should continue….
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Kaplan vs. Porter
The author of this report has been asked to compare and contrast two very popular models when it comes to strategic business decisions and the management involvement surrounding the same. One of those two approaches is the work of Kaplan and Norton while the other is that of Porter. Kaplan and Norton had a "notion," per the assignment parameters, of a strategic management system while Porter's work as come to be known as the Five Forces. The two frameworks are similar in some ways but they are also very different in other ways. This brief report shall compare and contrast the two approaches in several ways so as to reveal what makes them different and what makes them the same. While the two approaches being compared and contrasted in this report are different, they are both aligned toward the same overall goal and are centered on the same….
MindTools. (2016). Porter's Five Forces: Assessing the Balance of Power in a Business Situation. Mindtools.com. Retrieved 18 March 2016, from https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_08.htm
SASB. (2014). Sustainability and the Five Forces Model. Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. Retrieved 18 March 2016, from http://www.sasb.org/five-forces/
VBM. (2013). Summary of Strategy Maps - Kaplan Norton. Abstract. Valuebasedmanagement.net. Retrieved 18 March 2016, from http://www.valuebasedmanagement.net/methods_strategy_maps_strategic_communication.html
Analysis of California Pizza Kitchen Strengths and Weaknesses
California Pizza Kitchen has been able to rise above the difficult economic conditions in their largest markets by concentrating on the most strategically important process areas first. At the center of their strengths, the chain has is the ability to support their global brand with a unique, branded dining experience (Fair Disclosure Wire, 2010). Creating the integration between a restaurant's global brand and having the dining experience support and accentuate the brand's messaging and value is elusive and yet very profitable (McCaw, 2009). This is the greatest strength that California Pizza Kitchen has been able to attain in its history including its growth across geographies.
The second greatest strength of the company is its ability to continually create unique food entrees and continually keep the in-restaurant dining experience new and exciting even for the most loyal customers. This ability to create a continual new….
Dasu, S., & Chase, R.. (2010). Designing the Soft Side of Customer Service. MIT Sloan Management Review, 52(1), 33-39.
Event Brief of Q2 2010 California Pizza Kitchen Earnings Conference Call - Final. (5 August 2010). Fair Disclosure Wire
Monica Hanefors & Lena Mossberg. (2003). Searching for the Extraordinary Meal Experience. Journal of Business and Management, 9(3), 249-270.
McCaw, B. (2009, September). Brand Licensing. The Licensing Journal, 29(8), 23-26.
This study demonstrates that different total P. fraction releases may differ between two bodies of water under similar oxygen conditions (Kisand & Noges, 2003). This study is important in that it highlights the complexity of understanding P. fractions in any given body of water. There are a multitude of potential reactions in any body of water. Oxygen plays a role in the reactions of any individual lake, but one cannot make predictions based on oxygen level alone.
Shallow lakes differ from stratified lakes in many ways. A stratified lake typically reaches equilibria in such a manner that it becomes divided into regions. This is not the case with shallow lakes. With a shallow lake, the entire lake may change from clear water to macrophyte dominated to algae dominated, each phase has its own state of equilibrium (Dokulil & Teubner, 2003). Total chlorophyll to phosphorus ratios are different in these various….
Burger, D., Hamilton, D., Pilditch, C., & Gibbs (2007).Benthic nutrient fluxes in a eutrophic polymictic lake. Hydrobiologia. 584, 13-25.
Dokulil, M., & Teubner, K. (2003). Eutrophication and restoration of shallow lakes - the conceptof stable equilibria revisited. Hydrobiologia. 506-509, 29-35.
Farmer, J., Bailey-Watts, a., Kirika, a., and Scott, C. (2006).
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 4 (1): 45-56.
Presently, the ed Line consists of three segments Downtown LA, Wilshire Center and N. Hollywood and the total coverage is 17.4 miles. Apart from this, the review identified the possible financial and schedule risks. It was inferred that the cost and completion schedules were justified; however funding risks were present for the North Hollywood segment. Apart from that, MTA's overall finances and the operating budget shortfalls might impact the ed Line. Therefore it was recommended that FTA need MTA to keep its finance plan up-to-date and to clearly find out and make priority in its different capital and operating costs revenues by source, and the specific revenues which are to cover specific costs. FTA approved the recommendation. Finally the report concluded that the ecovery Plan's 7-year projections of revenues and costs can be supported and were justified. Nevertheless MTA would be encountering a deficit of $1.1 billion. ("Transportation Investment….
Albrecht, Steven. (1996) "Crisis management for corporate self-defense." American
Management Association, New York.
"Case Study: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) District of Columbia" pp: 39-48. Retrieved 10 May, 2007 from http://www.cutr.usf.edu/security/documents/UCITSS/WMATA.pdf
Gibbs, Michael. (2002, October) "Home on the Page: Retail Burglary" Security
Business - Advertising
Critical activities and combinations of activities Reduce labor costs, close plant and pay down outstanding debt Activities are strategically important Addressing customer demands, quality and helping to maintain a low cost structure Ford's…Read Full Paper ❯
INTENAL ENVIONMENT ASSESSEMENT JACKSON MEMOIAL 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…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
The two major differences that appear to impact exact replication seem to go to the very nature of nonprofits. The accountability of nonprofits is one of a zero…Read Full Paper ❯
External and Internal Environments The purpose of this paper is to analyze the external and internal environment of McDonald's in the light of general environmental forces (social and demographical forces…Read Full Paper ❯
EXTENAL AND INTENAL ENVIONMENT-CATEPILLA INC. External and Internal Environment Caterpillar: General Environment Economic Political Competition forces Supplier power: Medium Buyer power: High Addressing the competitive forces Supplier power Buyer power External threats and opportunities esources, capabilities, and core competencies How Caterpillar leverages…Read Full Paper ❯
Coach Situation Analysis Internal Environment Coach's mission statement is found on the company's website, a surprisingly good source for information about the company. The mission statement is: "Coach seeks to be the…Read Full Paper ❯
Glaxo SmithKline is a British pharmaceutical company based in London. The company was formed by the successive mergers of a number of pharma companies, the most recent being Glaxo…Read Full Paper ❯
Internal Environment Analysis Strategic Plan Part 2: Internal Environmental Analysis Strategic planning is informed by both the organization's external and internal environments. Internal factors are particularly important drivers of an organization's…Read Full Paper ❯
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…Read Full Paper ❯
Internal Analysis SWOT Analysis esource-Based View (BV) analysis in Kraft Foods Company esources in Kraft Foods Company Physical resources Kraft Foods Company has an advance of physical resources. These resources are meant for…Read Full Paper ❯
INTENAL ENVIONMENTAL ANALYSISUnited Airline Holdings: Internal Environmental AnalysisStrategic ole of Corporate Strengths/Weaknesses in the Internal Strategy Analysisa) Corporate-Level StrategiesIn basic terms, an enterprises corporate-level strategies refer to the approaches…Read Full Paper ❯
Kaplan vs. Porter The author of this report has been asked to compare and contrast two very popular models when it comes to strategic business decisions and the management involvement…Read Full Paper ❯
Analysis of California Pizza Kitchen Strengths and Weaknesses California Pizza Kitchen has been able to rise above the difficult economic conditions in their largest markets by concentrating on the most…Read Full Paper ❯
This study demonstrates that different total P. fraction releases may differ between two bodies of water under similar oxygen conditions (Kisand & Noges, 2003). This study is important…Read Full Paper ❯
Presently, the ed Line consists of three segments Downtown LA, Wilshire Center and N. Hollywood and the total coverage is 17.4 miles. Apart from this, the review identified…Read Full Paper ❯