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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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I am done with my GDB. It is very easy. You just have to mention all the points in bulleted form within 100 words. 

me 2...... done my gdb in 100 words

i have done in 60 words.. v short

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 


“SWOT Analysis”

 

Strength:

         

  • SKI Ltd is a well known and good reputed company. As the sales of their latest OLED screen models is increasing tremendously day by day.

 

Weaknesses:

 

  • Low space in factory, shortage of skilled labor, and the shortage of capital are the weak points of the company.

 

Opportunities:

 

  • African countries have removed trade barriers.

 

Threats:

 

  • Interest rate may be increased.

 

Strength: 

Profitability and sound product performance 

Weakness:

Insufficient Skilled Staff 

Opportunity

Could extend to overseas 

Threat

Lack of funds and retention of skilled staff

Asalam U Alaikum, I am MBS student from Mine, solution is:

  • Strenght: Increasing sales of the SKL Ltd
  • Weakness: Low factory capacity and low work force
  • Opportunity: to expand business in African Markets
  • Threats: Increasing interest rates and exchange rate fluctuations

What about you?

I was done with my GDB yesterday. It is very easy. All answers are written in the paragraph. Just make sure you point out them in minimum words and make points in Bullet style.

MGT211 GDB 1

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.
Solution:
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

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