Some of the deficiencies for measurement system that involves success are failures to oversee all the components of competence skills and the significance of the company’s participation. This is responsible of monitoring financial information and the earnings in every share however much it can be misleading when it involves a long term goal or vision. The deficiencies therefore may rely on the success of finances, the operational and exclusion of the principles. However, it cannot depend on some of the data provided for a clear understanding of general performance. Among them is the balance scorecard which is used by the managers to give a comprehensive analysis of the business. These views may include the financial position and the possible measures taken for that position, the operations, any internal processes involved and plans for future innovation or improvements of the company and its products.
There are four perspectives of the balance scorecard that may be valid in a company or organization. These include customer perspective for example how the customers see the company, the internal perspective, financial and innovation or learning perspective. The scorecard minimizes the number of measures because it cannot overload information, and it only regards valuable information thus making managers’ focused on critical issues. The score card is crucial as it unites information and guards it from sub optimization. To put the BS to work, articulation of goals in relation to time, performance and quality analysis is done. Similarly, goals are articulated in regard to management.
The score card is prepared by the upper and lower level of the company which can increase shareholders through a launch of new product, new markets, increment of revenue and margin, and improved efficiency. Short term thinking includes finances, lack of maintenance, and lack of improved performance with indicators being measures and evaluations of operation, customers and internal processes. Companies that look at short term goals may find it hard to make progress and vision statement; it creates a target for the company
These are ways through which managers establishes operational means in order to achieve the set goals and objectives of an organization. Strategic recognizes perceptions and operational like staff and increased automation customizes feedback from every model to benchmark and implement strategies. Main emphasis is made on maximization of profit and resource allocation for superior satisfaction leading to unconditional profitability. It is also for investments and quality accountability of finances. To increase spending there is need for linkage of engineering and other attributes of operation for statistical model. Some companies are not profited due to in explicit of SPC framework which is not considered on quality returns. Resource allocations should therefore be based on a relative importance and be linked to strategic model to isolate lower attributes of drivers.
Strategic management is important in provision of integrated plans and linking of participation, formality and sophistication. Lack of such plan may lead to operational drift, inconsistent decision and wastage of resources and is not a short term activity since it is not based on fluctuations or projections. Strategy can be build through a proactive analysis, implementation or SWOT (strength weakness opportunities and threats) which is possible by valuing the market and the resultant competition. A set direction therefore involves the determination of who is the customer, need for consumer, products and the values.
Mission statement is about the information for the market, services and products offered resources and the location together with the employees’ commitments to achieve. The difference between the mission and the vision is about the future and the reason of establishment of an organization. Visio tries to focus on the future while the mission is the activities carried out within the organization. When making market analysis, a survey is important for competitive demand and use of appropriate strategies for profits.
Porter’s category is preferred products that are stuck midst with a lower cost with strategy of focus, differentiation which is an embodied distinction and low cost. Challenges are imitation and convergence that can be avoided through reputation, performance and culture. Low cost is efficient production with high volume challenged by the barriers and loyalty of low price. Leadership strategy entails outsourcing, maximum utilization of capital and economies of scale with a target of segment market as a focus and examples of such companies are JetBlue for differentiation, Milagros properties for low cost and 4seasons on focus.
It is dependent on the variation of price, market and conditions of segmentation change of price with time and demand. The right channels of distribution include the group of contact phones and OTA or opaque which is a hotwire used by hotels due to lack of knowledge of where to book. Also they allow the reach of price sensitive of the customer without showing a royal discount rate and do not affect revenue management strategies. The history of revenue came from the airline industry in the year 1980 after the deregulation of the government with a sole purpose of filling a minimal number of seats without selling of them at a discount. Demand for revenues was increased due to demand increment together with the price making it important due to inventory increment and decrease of prices respectively. All these pertains the RM through increase of revenues on cover of fixed cost and price increase of rooms with a rule not to sale rooms to the right part at a lower rate. Market effects to segmentation of the RM include the conventions and group booking.
However, demand is affected by the production of rooms on marketing on the web, local attractions and special events. A guest’s length of stay in the room is controlled through the regulation of the arrival and departure time with possible cancellation of fees and deposits. Available tools for RM are the history forecasting, pricing, marketing forum and rate with various packages. Booking channel is an important pricing strategy that responds to the changes in rate and sensitive to prices. Always it is not convenient to drop a price strategy without looking at the channels and the segments. Reductions in price make no significance in demand and it can imply a lower quality. Similarly, higher demands make no change in profits compared to lower ones which shows a stable market.
Management, Pricing Brand
Brand identity refers to the logo name and characters of trade, design of package and the dress of trade. It is significant since it can identify the business with customers, add value to the commodities of the company, ensure recognition and protect products from malicious imitation of other people. When considering a brand, it is important to determine the strategy for business, analysis of the market environment and the ROI. Therefore brand affiliation is preferred by leisure travelers as compared to the independent operation of the brands like in the US and outperform independent is highly occupant of the properties. Another benefit is the access to consumer markets which are tested with experts and the use of appropriate tools. It also gives advantage of booking in MICE business, equity of the brands, high market hotel market of property value and the uncertainty of the reductions.
A company may choose to operate independently due to the expenses of affiliations, the royalty and the cost to upgrade to the required standards. Fear to being held responsible of the brand standards and the management of the training and pricing systems. To create brands, customers have to be identified, evaluation of the customers’ expectations, completion and the development of the core elements of the brand through selection of the touch points and the simplification of the brand promises. To create the brand then it will depend on the creativity, data decision, customer attraction and provision of call to action. Finally, the brand slogan may be like those of South Africa; it is possible, Kenya: the magic of Africa among others.
Porter’s Five Forces
The porter’s five forces include; completion which entail the gain for market share, customers, suppliers, potential entrants and the substitute products. A threat with new entrant for completion then involves; pressure on prices, high rate of investments, and use of cash flow for out of the existing leverages. Companies thwart a new entrant through a hold down of prices and boost investments with a barrier of benefits of scale, capital requirements and the restriction of the government policies. Benefits of scale entail the willingness to make payments for the product as more consumers increase in the company with limited desire to buy from new comers.
Therefore rivals in the industry are through price discounting, product introduction, advertising campaign and service improvements.
Rival intensity is increased through completion, growth of the industry, exit barriers, identity of products and the fixed or variable costs related to the perishable goods. With lack of understanding the resulting familiarity, may also contribute to the rival. Therefore a supplier may be powerful when there is high concentration in the industry with a total reflection of the revenues and participants face a maximum switching cost. On the other hand, a buyer has power to force down prices and demand for quality products. With limited buyers, standardized products with fewer switching costs and low threat vendors, a buyer may be made powerful. Buyers may sense price where there are low qualities of products, little offer of the suppliers’ products and a significant value of eth structure. Examples of threats related to substitution include the video conferencing against the travel, plastic against aluminum, mobile phones against landlines and the profitability suffers among others. There are high threat of substitute due to attractive prices, reduced costs of switching and the change in industry.
Customer’s service is an important information provider desk that gives general information concerning the company the whole business. The leadership should establish a culture that engages and empowers the employees; make inspirations and ensuring high integrity. Therefore employees should get satisfaction and their needs met with the value of internal quality which may allow them to do work in teamwork and respectful of others. Customers’ service should therefore ensure royalty to the workers’ to enable them validate and achieve the organization’s mission, turnover and the validity of work.
With the valuation of profession and motivation, it is easier to attain a desired productivity when both parties understand their roles thus working towards delivery of value. When all these are attained to the satisfaction, then both the workers and the company may be said to achieve the vision and mission of its establishment. Finally, the customer satisfaction is regarded when they attain or exceeds the expectations, makes some influences in the markets and attract more customers thus minimizing expenses through such replacements. Where all these are possible, the growth rate is seen to be high together with the profitability rate hence leading to recognition.