• Resale Price Maintenance Prices Hurts Retail
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    What is price fixing? Price fixing occurs when sellers of the same product or service agree to set actual prices, establish limits on prices or discounts, or fix price-related terms of sale. For example, if several appliance manufacturers at a trade association meeting agree not to allow their prices to go below a certain minimum, they are engaging in illegal price fixing. This conspiracy hurts appliance dealers because they have to pay more to the manufacturers for their products; it hurts cons...
  • The Coca And The Cocaine War
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    10 February 2002 THE COCA AND THE COCAINE WAR The current "War on Drugs" involves skirmishes in an arena with two fronts: The consumer and the manufacturer. The successes and failures of the battle are not clearly identified without first looking at how the battle can be ultimately won. When it comes to cocaine, the problem of punishing the whole instead of the individual is hard to define. Many countries use the raw ingredient, the coca plant, as part of a social and cultural structure. The onl...
  • Motorcycles And Cars May 19 2003 Bmw Company Emblem History
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    sdfgfsdgd fg fg activated instantly! Case 2 focuses on the Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) Company. My analysis will define each of the company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats as brought about within the case as well as through additional research. The history of the Bavarian Motor Works is a history of innovation, dedication and determination. These achievements are reflected in the BMW emblem, symbolizing a rotating airplane propeller from BMW's early years as an aircraft en...
  • Vendor Managed Inventory Supply Chain
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    Vendor Managed Inventory Vendor Managed Inventory is a means of optimizing supply chain performance, in which the manufacturer is responsible for maintaining the distributors inventory levels. The manufacturer has access to the distributors inventory data and is responsible for generating purchase orders. During this process, the supplier is guided by specified objectives regarding inventory levels, fill rates, and transaction costs. A typical business model without VMI entails that when a distr...
  • Bargaining Power Industry Companies Apparel
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    The Asia retail apparel industry is a large, highly fragmented. There are sizeable companies which conduct by number of chain stores and small companies run by individuals. The profitability are driven by many factors, such as cost control, pricing, economic conditions, fashion trend and etc. Porter! |s five forces model analysis: Threat of Substitutes Clothing is common known as the basic needs for human life. It is a kind of necessity that is hard to have substitution and replacement. Basicall...
  • Five Forces Analysis Automobile Industry
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    Five forces framework to explain the industry performance 1 weak to 5 strong 1. supplier - parts supplier have 2. potential entrants - threats of new entrants is medium-high 4. for new entrants, newly created automobile manufacturer is unlikely. However, new product line and selection is inevitable. i. e. new model Acura TSX to compete with semi-luxury automobile. 3. buyer - bargaining power of buyer is high 5. The customer has many selection of automobile to choose from. In addition to the aut...
  • New Coke Product Idea
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    The Coca-Cola Company was originated in 1886; the Company is the world's leading manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, used to produce more than 300 beverage brands. Their corporate headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia with local operations in over 200 countries around the world. We are introducing a new coke product called Pure Coke. It's a fabulous tasting soda, with 1/4 of the carbohydrates and half of the calories of a regular coke. For th...
  • Vertical Integration Vertically Integrated
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    What are the arguments for and against vertical integration? A vertical structure consists of an upstream firm such as a manufacturer of an intermediate good, and a downstream firm such as a wholesaler or a retailer. The down stream firm may also be a manufacturer or service provider using the intermediate good as an input. An upstream firm is said to be vertically integrated if it controls (directly or indirectly) all the decisions made by the vertical structure. The vertically integrated profi...
  • Wholesaling Channels Of Distribution Essay
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    Wholesalers trade in a variety of different markets, handling either raw materials or finished goods. They provide a range of services to both their suppliers and customers with consumer goods, these services are both benefited for the manufacturers and retailers. The wholesaler's services for manufacturers Bulk buying is easier and cheaper for the manufacturer to deal with a few large orders rather than with many small orders, which can equate to higher prices. Storage. This manu...