Strategic vs. tactical approaches, Macroeconomics

Consider Gold-Bernstein's Integration roadmap (p. 18).  Construct two business examples, one that clearly calls for a strategic integration effort and the other that calls for tactical integration efforts.  What are some of the factors that you believe should influence a firm to take a strategic or tactical approach to integration?

  1. Consider the following firms and industries.  Which are most likely to need to implement an integration strategy?  Would the firm pursue a strategic or tactical approach? Given your general knowledge of business, what are some of the business drivers that are most likely in play in these businesses?  What are some of the Key Performance Indicators that you think would apply to these cases?
  2. XYZ, Inc. is a medium sized firm in the health care industry.  They sell medical supplies (such as wheel chairs, diabetic supplies and the like) to a broad cross section of the population in Southeast Michigan. Most clients have insurance (either private or government provided).  The firm is concerned with obtaining maximum reimbursement for the products and services it provides.
  3. ABC, Inc. is a mortgage broker.  Their job is to connect potential home buyers with loan sources.  Many of their loans go through a small number of lending sources, although the firm is constantly looking for new loan sources.  ABC's key concern is quick processing of new loans.
  4. Thomas' Auto Parts is a tier 3 supplier in the auto sector.  The firm supplies parts under contract to tier 2 suppliers.  Typically, Thomas'has 5 or 6 contracts at a time and these contracts typically run for three to five years.  Thomas' key concerns lie in on-time delivery, product cost and quality.
  5. Global Pharmacy Inc. is a major developer and marketer of prescription drugs (both generic and non-generic).  The firm operates world wide.  Their key concern is how they conduct business with their large number of drug wholesalers - in terms of fulfillment of orders and maintaining proper inventory level. 
Posted Date: 2/21/2013 12:48:43 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Strategic vs. tactical approaches, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Strategic vs. tactical approaches, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Strategic vs. tactical approaches Discussions

Write discussion on Strategic vs. tactical approaches
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
The Pigou effect: A) suggests that as prices fall and real money balances rise, consumers should feel less wealthy and spend less. B) suggests that as prices fall and real mo


Introduction of labour market A vital macroeconomic variable is the total amount of labor which is used in a certain time period. Amount of labor and amount of capital are sig

what happens when there is changes in the quantity supply?

the central economic problem facing the group of survivors

Four Hertzian dipoles (oriented in the z-dir.) are placed on an x-y plane with spacing (d=λ o /2) between them as shown in figure. a) Derive the array factor for this setup b

What causes a demand curve to shift? a. Changes into the Prices of Related Goods Substitutes Complements b. Changes into Income Normal Goods Inferio

State about the Other interest rates There are many other interest rates in a society. For example, you will earn interest when you deposit money in a bank account and you will

What is Inherent Limitation?

Exchange Rate Management: Following two  stage devaluation of the Indian rupee  in quick succession in July 1991, the  government introduced Liberalized  Exchange Rate System