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It is a report type of paper,
Individual Supporting Contributions to Group Presentation about Nissan & BMW

Learning outcome assessed:
Critically analyse a case situation in terms of strategic issues and make justified recommendations.

• Each student is required to provide supporting documentation within a stipulated allowed maximum of 3000 words from each student.
• The required content of the supporting documentation produced by each student also is required to be within the following maximum word lengths (in brackets) and to cover the specific categories listed:
(a) Provide an executive summary for their personal and individual research and work undertaken for the topic set-required in Executive Report standard format: 5 marks
(b) Indicate and identify the key areas of research and sources which the student has had to identify and undertake to contribute to the group report and their key sources of research/references/literature search sources related to the topic selected. 5 marks
(c) A critical discussion of strategic models from the evidence identified by the individual student related to the topic set (blue ocean, Pestel, 5 forces, strategic group map,Porters generic, obsterwaider business, Johnsons& Scholes. 40 marks
(d)An indication of the individual key conclusions and findings related to strategic theories and models and the practical implications. 20 marks
(e) Identification of the key issues and conclusions which the student has learned as a result of undertaking the group assignment on the topic set and an idenfication of the success or failure of their group-team endeavours. 10 marks
(f) An indication of the way in which their individual contribution impacted on Group Discussion by listing the action points included in the report 20 marks

•Each student will receive an individual mark for their submission of their individual supporting contributions and documentation. It is emphasised that this aspect of the assessment is to be the work of the individual student and should reflect individual researches; comprehension of the tasks involved; views; critical awareness; use of theory; interpretation and judgements; use of evidence; evaluation and a systematic approach to the use of research
•(Max 3000 words, 100 marks/ 50% weighting)

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Use Ansoff Matrix and BCG Matrix to analyze the competitive advantages of Heineken.
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Apple Inc. – Managing a global supply chain. Read the attached case study and then prepare a paper answering the questions asked in the “Apple Case Questions.docx” Textbook is: Contemporary Strategy Analysis 8th edition. Additional sources ok.
Strategy Question – Apple Inc.: Managing a Global Supply Chain

Part 1 (50%)
Analyze Apple’s resources and capabilities, then describe their five main sources of competitive advantage (and/or disadvantage). The analysis itself can be placed partially or wholly in an appendix to preserve word count, but material in the appendix will not be marked.

Part 2 (25%)
Define the scope of the industry Apple competes in, then analyze that industry using Porter’s Five Forces analysis. Show the main findings for each section, as well as a summary on the state of the industry.

Part 3 (25%)
Based on your analyses from Part 1 and 2, prepare a persuasive argument about whether you think new product development is integral to Apple’s future success.

Answer Formatting Guidelines:
• Additional content may be included in appendices for reference, though it will not be marked.
• State all major assumptions made in preparing your answer.
• Use APA formatting for any references used, other than the case study itself.
• You have 1000 words (plus the usual 5% overage) to answer Parts 1, 2, and 3. Plan your word count accordingly.

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APPLE INC.: MANAGING
A GLOBAL SUPP
L
Y CHAIN
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Ken Mark
wrote this
case under the supervision of Professor P. Fraser Johnson
solely to provide material for class
discussion. The
authors do not intend to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a managerial situation. The authors may have
disguised
certain names and other identifying information to protect confidentiality.
This publication may not be
transmitted, photocopied, digitized or otherwise reproduced in any form or by any means without the
permission of the copyright holder. Reproduction of this material is not covered under authorization by any reproduction righ
ts
organization. To order copie
s or request permission to reproduce materials, contact Ivey Publishing, Ivey Business School, Western
University, London, Ontario, Canada, N6G 0N1; (t) 519.661.3208; (e)
cases@ivey.ca
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INTRODUCTION
Jessica Grant was an analyst with BXE Capital (BXE), a money management firm based in Toronto.
2
It
was February 28, 2014, and Grant was discussing her U.S. equity mandate with BXE’s vice president,
Phillip Duchene. Both Grant and Duchene were trying to identify what changes, if any, they should make
to BXE’s portfolio. “Apple is investing in its nex
t generation of products, potentially the first new major
product lines since Tim Cook took over from Steve Jobs,” she said. Apple Inc., the world’s largest
company by market capitalization, had introduced a series of consumer products during the past doze
n
years that had transformed it into the industry leader in consumer devices.
Apple managed a global supply chain with creative development in the United States, outsourced
manufacturing in Asia and components sourced from suppliers around the world. Appl
e was in the centre
of a complex ecosystem that produced market
–
leading consumer devices. With $160 billion
3
in cash in
February 2014, the company was well
–
capitalized. Despite its commercial success, Apple’s stock was at
$524.47 on February 28, 2014, 25 p
er cent below the $700 level it had reached in 2012. Cook reassured
investors that the firm was focused on the future, and it had a solid pipeline of new products. This was his
way of signalling to stakeholders that he would be able to run the firm followi
ng the death of Steve Jobs,
one of Apple’s co
–
founders and the man responsible for rebuilding the firm. “We’re working on some
things that are extensions of things you can see and some that you can’t see,” Cook said at Apple’s annual
shareholders’ meeting
on February 28, 2014.
4
Industry observers were skeptical that the company could deliver new product successes:
It is unclear whether the spread
–
sheeting
–
loving, consensus
–
oriented, even
–
keeled Cook can
successfully reshape the cult
–
like culture that Jobs
built. Though Cook has deftly managed the
iPhone and iPad product lines, which continue to deliver enormous profits, Apple has yet to
launch a major new product under Cook; talk of watches and televisions remains just that . . . in
the day
–
to
–
day at Apple
, Cook has established a methodical, no
–
nonsense style, one that’s as
different as could be from that of his predecessor. Job’s bi
–
monthly iPhone software meeting, in
which he would go through every planned feature of the company’s flagship product, is gon
e.
“That’s not Tim’s style at all,” said one person familiar with those meetings. ‘He delegates.’
5
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Nevertheless, it was clear to Jessica that Apple’s product range would get more complex in the next few
years. As part of her analysis of Apple’s stock, she
wanted to take a look at the company’s supply chain to
see if she could gain some insight into whether to continue with Apple as a key holding in BXE’s fund.
APPLE INC.
Apple Computer was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Mike
Markkula to
manufacture and distribute desktop computers. Both Jobs and Wozniak started tinkering with computing
devices in a time when enthusiasts who wanted a fully functioning computer had to assemble the parts by
themselves from individual components.
They struck a deal to sell an initial order of 50 units of their
“Apple I” computer to a local computer shop, and negotiated a 30
–
day credit term to pay for the parts,
effectively using their suppliers to fund the startup. After selling 200 units of the Ap
ple I, Wozniak
improved the design and showcased the Apple II in April 1977. Needing capital for the next phase of their
company, they brought on Markkula, a marketing manager at Intel who had retired after making millions
on his stock options. The company
became the largest private manufacturer of personal computers in the
United States and held its initial public offering in December 1980, thereby creating 300 millionaires.
Although it had a great product, the team at Apple soon found that IBM’s entry
into the market in 1981
would change the industry. By 1983, IBM’s personal computer (PC) became the best
–
selling computer in
the United States, heralding the beginning of its domination of the PC market. Even Apple’s popular 1984
Superbowl commercial,
6
com
bined with a heavy marketing campaign, was not enough to stop IBM’s
growth. Jobs left Apple in 1985. The company stumbled along for the next decade, and even though it
launched a line of Macintosh computers such as Quadra, Centris and Performa, it failed t
o gain traction in
the marketplace. Worse, its retail partners such as CompUSA and Sears did not devote resources to
displaying its products properly. Apple also suffered from a perception that its machines were more
expensive than comparable Windows PCs.
The company had poor operating controls and inventory
management, failing to properly estimate demand for its products and leading to both stock
–
outs and
excess inventory.
7
Apple squandered its goodwill from the 1980s Macintosh era
.
In 1996,
Microsoft wa
s one year into the
launch of Windows 95, which was turning out to be a very popular operating system.
Apple’s s
ales of
Macintosh computers fell dramatically and
Apple, in an attempt to reverse the trend,
began
licensing the
Mac operating sy
s
tems to third
–
party manufacturers. From 1993 to 1996, Apple went through three
CEOs: John Sculley, Michael Spindler and Gil Amelio.
8
In 1996,
Jobs returned to the company as CEO at a time when Apple’s future was in question.
Apple’s
market capitalization had fallen
from $11.6 billion in 1987 to $3.1 billion at the end of 1996. In 1996,
sales were $9.8 billion. In the early 1990s, Apple had begun licensing its Mac operating system to third
–
party manufacturers who would produce their own lines of devices powered by Mac
’s operating system.
Its licensing model was similar to that employed by Microsoft, allowing the operating system producer to
earn additional revenues by selling copies to generic computer manufacturers. With the objective of
reasserting control over its
product, o
ne of Jobs’ first decisions was to stop licensing Apple’s Mac
operating system. This resulted in a fall in computer unit market share from 10 per cent to 3 per cent.
Throughout this time,
Apple
continued to manufacture its own devices. In 1997,
Jobs announced a
partnership with Microsoft
that
would see the latter invest $150 million in Apple and release the dominant
office software
—
Microsoft Office
—
for Macintosh. At the time of the announcement, Apple’s market
capitalization
had continued to
fall to
$2.5 billion.
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The Strategy Experience
Your participation in ‘The Strategy Experience’ is intended to focus on ‘strategy-in-action’ – the application of strategic concepts and frameworks in the creation and

pursuit of strategic objectives.
Once you have completed six Board Room meetings, equivalent to three years management of the advertising and marketing communications group WRSX, you will be in a

position to complete your individual assignment.
Address the following:

Consider a specific instance of either good or unexpectedly poor business performance during your three year period as a director.
1. Imagine you are presenting to WRSX investors. Referring to data from the performance log and your notes on the decisions that were made, assess a specific decision

(or group of related decisions) which explains the performance outcome. Include a discussion of the underpinning theoretical frameworks you either used, or could have

used, to assist your decision making. Did the theory support the decision, or mislead you, and why?
50 marks

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2. Consider your original analysis of the strategic position and strategic choices. To what extent did your assessment of the strategic position and strategic choices

change or evolve over the three year period? Did key changes occur, or new information emerge, that changed your original summary and did this lead to a change in

strategy?
25 marks

Marks will be awarded for:
• Stock market performance 6 – 10 marks

And for including:
• Appendix A: Summary performance log (including a summary of agenda choices and Board Room decisions) 5 marks
• Appendix B: Strategic Position 5 marks
• Appendix C: Strategic Choices 5 marks

Submission Deadline: 9.00 am Thursday 12 March 2015

Assignment Notes
Only a soft copy of the report must be submitted through Turnitin, with the word count listed on the front page. It should be a professionally written business report,

suitable for presentation to a management team.
Marking Criteria
• Integrated and systematically structured document.
• Effective application of relevant concepts.
• Sound strategic analysis supported with clearly presented credible data.
• Good linkages between sections.
• Relevant, credible data sources appropriately referenced.
• Maximum 1500 words. This is an absolute maximum (no +10%) and only applies to Q1 and Q2.
• Exceeding the word count will incur a 5 mark penalty.
• Any report submitted late, without an extension granted by your Course Director, will be capped at 40%.
• Failure to submit within 7 days of the deadline will result in a mark of F0.
• Remember: Plagiarism can be detected, is a serious offence and will be dealt with accordingly. Appendices will not be included in the analysis of plagiarism.

Theory v Analysis
The emphasis in this assignment is to present concise analysis. Concentrate on the key factors that are relevant to each question and avoid long descriptive passages –

this will help you comply with the word count
Analytical Models
Do not simply paste standard models and frameworks into the report. The use of frameworks, graphs, diagrams and charts is encouraged, but these should be directly

relevant and adapted to analysis of the simulation.
Format
An executive summary is not required. A brief introduction should be used to introduce the reader to your report and provide an overview of the context and scope of

the report.
Each question can be answered as a separate section and may benefit from a short introduction giving an indication of the scope to be addressed with a short summary to

highlight the key points.
Appendices
Make sure all the correct appendices are included.
References
The Harvard referencing must be used when necessary. References are not needed for data from within ‘The Strategy Experience’.

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1. write a report (3,000 words) containing a comparative strategic analysis of two companies’ (Air France/KLM and United Airlines) following the guidelines outlined below. (75%)

Executive Summary [10%] – This must be a short 150-200 word summary stating
a) The aim of the report
b) What were the KEY FINDINGS
c) What strategy would you recommend each company pursue

Section One – Introduction [10%]: Introduce the two companies you are researching, explain the main products/services they provide and markets they operate within, as well their missions, visions and CSR stances.

Section Two – External Industry Environment [15%] Analyse the key factors impacting on (a ) the stability of the external environment and (b) industry attractiveness –using appropriate macro/meso tools.

Section Three – Internal environment [15%] – Analyse the firms’ internal strengths and weaknesses using appropriate micro tools.
Section Four– Financial analysis [15%]Analyse the two firms’ financial positions based on the following SIX ratios
TWO Horizontal: percentage change in sales and operating profit
FOUR Vertical operating profit margin, return on capital employed, current ratio, debt gearing.

Section Five – Conclusions and Recommendations [10%]:
(a) Conclude by providing a SPACE analysis to summarise the strategic position of each organisation. AND
(b) Make recommendations for strategies EACH company should consider adopting to become more competitive given current challenges in the external environment and their access to internal strengths.

2. Appendix One – Personal Reflection [25%] – This section (1,000 words) should outline the secondary research you undertook to gather information on the companies and sectors and reflect on how any gaps in available information have impacted on your report findings and conclusions. You should also discuss (a) which sections of your report you feel are strongest and (b) any concerns you have about limitations or weaknesses in your report relating to the application of strategic management concepts and models.

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The Lego Group The case is to be found on page 544 of Johnson, Whittington, Scholes, Angwin and Regner (2014) Exploring Strategy, 10th edn. Harlow, Pearson. Questions 1. Explain how the development of strategy at the LEGO Group reflects the key characteristics of strategic management as a theoretical concept. [20 marks] 2. What alternative strategies were open to the LEGO Group in 2004, and why do you think the Group chose the course they did? [20 marks] 3. What features of the external environment have influenced strategy development at the LEGO Group? [20 marks] 4. Which of the resources and competencies of the LEGO Group have enabled them to regain their successful position in the global toy market, and which resources and competences have been less relevant to their recovery? [20 marks] 5. Looking at the LEGO Group today from the imaginary position of the CEO, how would you approach the process of strategy development to ensure the future success of the company? [20 marks] The questions are weighted equally and the answers are to be written in essay style. Your responses should reflect your knowledge and understanding of the concepts, tools and techniques covered in the Strategic Management module. You should also demonstrate your skills and abilities to analyse data and information that you have obtained from a variety of upto-date, high quality sources. Stronger answers will demonstrate an ability to exercise independent critical thinking. Full in-text citations and references, using the Harvard referencing style, are required.

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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Submitting your Assignment

1. Assignments should be typed, 10 or 11 point font size (Times Roman or similar if possible) double spaced with a 4 cm margin on the right side of the page with the page size specified as UK A4. All pages must be numbered.

2. Assignments should be submitted in either Microsoft Office and/or PDF format (.doc, .docx, .pdf etc.). File names should be kept simple and only contain alphanumeric characters (a-z0-9), spaces and underscores (e.g. Valid_filename_1.doc). Files with other characters such as apostrophes, brackets or commas may not be accessible by markers.

3. Assignments may be uploaded only once; substitutions are not permitted and students should therefore ensure that the version uploaded is their final submission.

4. Please ensure you include your student number and the assignment reference (SM/Student Number/Jan15/3) in all submitted assignments and that assignments are paginated. Failure to do this may lead either to a grade not being assigned or being wrongly assigned

5. If you are experiencing any difficulty in uploading your assignment to Blackboard, please email a copy of the assignment and a screenshot of the error message immediately to your local centre/Student Adviser.

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Select ONE Concept or Framework or Methodological Approach from the SM Course
Manual or Grant’s text book that you find especially relevant to a selected company.
DO NOT select Concepts, Frameworks or Methodologies used to address Business
Strategy in Assignment 3 (i.e.: Porter’s Generics; Disciplines; Value Map; Spider; Zig-
Zag; SNAP; Strategy Canvas; KSF’s; Marketing P’s; Business System; Value Chain;
Activity System Map)
Assignment Structure Guidelines (1700 words maximum, 20 pages maximum – The
assignment cover sheet, contents page and bibliography are not part of your word
count or page length guidelines)

1. Provide some background to your company (circa 150 words) and the key issues,challenges, opportunities it faces

2. Select one important key issue, challenge or opportunity faced by the company (Note: This implies you have considered the Competitive Environment context). Select the one concept from the Course (excluding Business Strategy Concepts,
Frameworks or Methodologies) that best addresses the topic selected. Why is the Concept or Framework or Methodological Approach selected especially relevant to the selected topic?(circa 150 words)

3. Apply the Concept or Framework or Methodological Approach to your selected company (circa 600 words)

4. What are the key managerial implications? (circa 150 words)

5. 400 words on how managerial implications in 4. above link to other Concepts, Frameworks or Methodological Approaches covered in the entire SM Course (including content on Business Strategy). You should link to at least 3 other Concepts, Frameworks or Methodologies

6. Outline a managerial agenda that addresses the managerial implications raised in 4. above (circa 250 words)
Overall word length target: 1700 words maximum; assignments significantly in excess of this target will be penalised. Diagrams and tabulations are not part of the word count. You should probably have diagrams and/or tabulations to support Sections 1, 3, 5 and 6. For
Section 5 you may wish to have diagrams applying other Course Concepts, Frameworks or
Methodologies. Your assignment should be no longer than 20 pages. Assignments
significantly in excess of the word count or length guidelines will be penalised.
Supporting Appendix data is not wanted.
Please ensure you include your student number and the assignment reference (SM/Student
Number/XXX15/3) in all submitted assignments and that assignments are paginated.
Failure to do this may lead either to a grade not being assigned or being wrongly assigned
Hints:

In completing the assignment you can naturally pull on the contents of Grant’s textbook
You can assume the marker is familiar with the Concept or Framework or Methodological Approach selected – hence there is no need to explain – just managerially apply

As this is a company application it may be useful to complete it with the mindset of the CEO or as an advisor to the CEO and senior management team

Naturally the focus should be on company application
Assignments with specific management agendas/action plans are likely to score better

Quantify, be analytic, be managerial
NOTE
If your company is large and diverse in terms of markets, customers, product/services offered you may narrow down the scope of your assignment to perhaps a specific:
– region/country
– division/grouping
– capability area (R. Grant chapter 5 considers resource and capability analysis)
If you do decide to narrow down please do not:

1. Narrow down too far – the subject matter of Assignment 3 is on a business or part of a business, this is a company assignment

2. As this is a company assignment still have the mindset of the CEO or an advisor to the CEO and the senior management team
3. Ensure that your final agenda will be acceptable to the CEO/Head Office.

Confidentiality Considerations
You should not omit data/analysis needed to complete the assignment on the grounds of confidentiality. If you have concerns over confidentiality you can:
– Change the name of your company
– Use a disguise factor (i.e.: divide all data by a percentage)
Note: at maximum four markers review your assignment (the first marker; the second marker; Course moderator; external examiner) unless there is a case of plagiarism to investigate.
If you are still uncomfortable then select another topic.

Our Service Charter

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    We employ a number of measures to ensure top quality essays. The papers go through a system of quality control prior to delivery. We run plagiarism checks on each paper to ensure that they will be 100% plagiarism-free. So, only clean copies hit customers’ emails. We also never resell the papers completed by our writers. So, once it is checked using a plagiarism checker, the paper will be unique. Speaking of the academic writing standards, we will stick to the assignment brief given by the customer and assign the perfect writer. By saying “the perfect writer” we mean the one having an academic degree in the customer’s study field and positive feedback from other customers.
  2. Free Revisions

    We keep the quality bar of all papers high. But in case you need some extra brilliance to the paper, here’s what to do. First of all, you can choose a top writer. It means that we will assign an expert with a degree in your subject. And secondly, you can rely on our editing services. Our editors will revise your papers, checking whether or not they comply with high standards of academic writing. In addition, editing entails adjusting content if it’s off the topic, adding more sources, refining the language style, and making sure the referencing style is followed.
  3. Confidentiality / 100% No Disclosure

    We make sure that clients’ personal data remains confidential and is not exploited for any purposes beyond those related to our services. We only ask you to provide us with the information that is required to produce the paper according to your writing needs. Please note that the payment info is protected as well. Feel free to refer to the support team for more information about our payment methods. The fact that you used our service is kept secret due to the advanced security standards. So, you can be sure that no one will find out that you got a paper from our writing service.
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    If the writer doesn’t address all the questions on your assignment brief or the delivered paper appears to be off the topic, you can ask for a refund. Or, if it is applicable, you can opt in for free revision within 14-30 days, depending on your paper’s length. The revision or refund request should be sent within 14 days after delivery. The customer gets 100% money-back in case they haven't downloaded the paper. All approved refunds will be returned to the customer’s credit card or Bonus Balance in a form of store credit. Take a note that we will send an extra compensation if the customers goes with a store credit.
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