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Scenario
SKI Ltd runs an assembly plant for laptop computers. Managers of the company hold a meeting after six months to review current position of the business and the long term plans. Extracts from the most recent meeting are as follow:
Marketing manager said that sales of our latest OLED screen models have exceeded expectations and the shift toward laptop with OLED display from TFT screen models is expected to continue. The company also has a chance to expand his business by entering into African market, as the trade barriers has been removed by African countries and its market has high growth potential for the company.
Operations manager revealed; the automation of the screen assembly section is in progress. Last month, we turned down a big order due to little factory capacity and shortage of skilled labor. I do propose to extend the factory space and to train more new workers.
Finance manager conferred that our profits are steadily increasing, but due to expenditures on automated machines and on research & development activities, we are facing shortage of cash flow. We need to borrow funds but we would be in trouble as interest rate has increased. At the same time, we must constantly be aware of exchange rate fluctuations as recent depression helped us to be more competitive in local market.
Requirement:
You are required to conduct SWOT analysis for SKI ltd by identifying its one strength, one weakness, one opportunity and one threat, only in bulleted form.
Answer Plz......!

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Faisal i thing these four are very right but weakness u have given two that we have to show one only.

as per the notes given in GDB.

Thanks

tahir

  • (S)   Sale OLED models have exceeded expectations
  • (W) Shortage of skilled labor, cash flow
  • (O)  Barriers has been removed, train more new workers
  • (T)  Exchange rate fluctuations & interest rate

 

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But we have to focus on conciseness  also we have to explain in 100 words max..

also keep in mind that according to question requirements, we have to give only 1 Strength  1 Weakness, 1 Opportunity and only 1 threat as well...

so why should we explain more???

I think ap sb logon ko thora sa SWOT analysis k baray may bhi define karna hoga k what exactlly it is? because GDB 10 marks ka hai aur requirment sirf 1 SWOT ki de hoe hai. to marks k hisab say shaid thora SWOT analysis ko define bhi karna ho.iam also defining it.

qstn k marks ku daikh k answer ne likhna just ju pocha gya hy wo likhna hy.

  • (S)   Sale OLED models have exceeded expectations
  • (W) Shortage of skilled labor, cash flow
  • (O)  Barriers has been removed, train more new workers
  • (T)  Exchange rate fluctuations & interest rate

 

SWOT Analysis

 

A scan of the internal and external environment is an important part of the strategic planning process. Environmental factors internal to the firm usually can be classified as strengths (S) or weaknesses (W), and those external to the firm can be classified as opportunities (O) or threats (T). Such an analysis of the strategic environment is referred to as a SWOT analysis.

The SWOT analysis provides information that is helpful in matching the firm's resources and capabilities to the competitive environment in which it operates. As such, it is instrumental in strategy formulation and selection. The following diagram shows how a SWOT analysis fits into an environmental scan:

 

SWOT Analysis Framework

Environmental Scan

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Internal Analysis   

   External Analysis

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Strengths   Weaknesses   

   Opportunities   Threats

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SWOT Matrix

 

Strengths

A firm's strengths are its resources and capabilities that can be used as a basis for developing a competitive advantage. Examples of such strengths include:

  • patents
  • strong brand names
  • good reputation among customers
  • cost advantages from proprietary know-how
  • exclusive access to high grade natural resources
  • favorable access to distribution networks

 

Weaknesses

The absence of certain strengths may be viewed as a weakness. For example, each of the following may be considered weaknesses:

  • lack of patent protection
  • a weak brand name
  • poor reputation among customers
  • high cost structure
  • lack of access to the best natural resources
  • lack of access to key distribution channels

In some cases, a weakness may be the flip side of a strength. Take the case in which a firm has a large amount of manufacturing capacity. While this capacity may be considered a strength that competitors do not share, it also may be a considered a weakness if the large investment in manufacturing capacity prevents the firm from reacting quickly to changes in the strategic environment.

 

Opportunities

The external environmental analysis may reveal certain new opportunities for profit and growth. Some examples of such opportunities include:

  • an unfulfilled customer need
  • arrival of new technologies
  • loosening of regulations
  • removal of international trade barriers

 

Threats

Changes in the external environmental also may present threats to the firm. Some examples of such threats include:

  • shifts in consumer tastes away from the firm's products
  • emergence of substitute products
  • new regulations

increased trade barriers

GDB of Swot Analysis:

Strenghts are sale increased in OLED display 

Weaknesses are low space in factory and shortage of skilled labor

Opportunity is to expand business in African market 

Threat is interest rate has increased.

Study and try to solve it by urself... this is only the ruf solution... make it elaborate.

Regards

swot analysis

strength: sales of our latest OLED screen models have exceeded expectations, automation assembly section 

weakness: little factory capacity and shortage of skilled labor, We need to borrow funds, shortage of cash flow 

opportunity: The company also has a chance to expand his business by entering into African market

Threat: interest rate has increased, exchange rate fluctuations 

guys u can make it more consise and accurate, just understand it, dont completly rely on it....

WOT analysis for SKI Ltd

 

Strength:

The company is performing well by selling its OLED screen laptops - strong brand name

 

Weaknesses:

The company requires more trained staff, lack of sufficient capital (cash flow)

 

Opportunities:

Market developments - removal of trade barriers by African countries, have a better potential for the company

 

Threat:

Might be due to currency fluctuation- but not sure about this one

 

idea Solution 1:

S:- OLD Screen Laptop

W:-Little factory capacity & skill labour

O:- African Market

T:- Exchange Rate & Interest rate

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