Vertical Integration Outsourcing And Corporate Strategy Pdf
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To keep up with slimming margins, increasing competition, and a decreasing amount of differentiation between brands, more and more companies are integrating their supply chains. Understanding how and why is the most important part of competing in our globalized marketplace.
- When and when not to vertically integrate
- Vertical Integration
- Vertical integration and horizontal integration
- Integrated Supply Chain Management: Horizontal and Vertical Integration
When and when not to vertically integrate
The degree to which a firm owns its upstream suppliers and its downstream buyers is referred to as vertical integration. Because it can have a significant impact on a business unit's position in its industry with respect to cost, differentiation, and other strategic issues, the vertical scope of the firm is an important consideration in corporate strategy. Expansion of activities downstream is referred to as forward integration , and expansion upstream is referred to as backward integration. The concept of vertical integration can be visualized using the value chain. Consider a firm whose products are made via an assembly process.
This strategy is one of the major considerations when developing corporate level strategy. The important question in corporate strategy is, whether the company should participate in one activity one industry or many activities many industries along the industry value chain. For example, the company has to decide if it only manufactures its products or would engage in retailing and after-sales services as well. Two issues have to be considered before integration: Costs. An organization should vertically integrate when costs of making the product inside the company are lower than the costs of buying that product in the market. Scope of the firm. A firm should consider whether moving into new industries would not dilute its current competencies.
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Moreover, vertical integration has been a central issue in corporate strategy in recent years as outsourcing, alliances, and e-commerce have caused companies.
Vertical integration and horizontal integration
Vertical integration is a strategy whereby a company owns or controls its suppliers, distributors or retail locations to control its value or supply chain. Vertical integration benefits companies by allowing them to control process, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. However, vertical integration has disadvantages, including the significant amounts of capital investment required. Netflix is a prime example of vertical integration.
Integrated Supply Chain Management: Horizontal and Vertical Integration
Vertical disintegration in manufacturing industries has been an increasing trend since the s in many countries. Vertical disintegration has been an influential management paradigm and an empirically detectable business trend in the manufacturing industry during the last decades which has been accompanied by the concept of supply chain management—both seen as key drivers for the financial performance of firms Shi and Yu ; Otto and Obermaier However, recent literature indicates that vertical disintegration strategies often failed to reach the expected performance improvements. For instance, Rigby and Bilodeau analyze the usage-satisfaction relationship among different management tools and show that outsourcing in particular is on the one hand widely used but on the other hand dissatisfies managers most when asked about the results of outsourcing decisions. However, the results so far are inconclusive; i.
When communication was limited to telephones and letters, and transportation took weeks or months instead of hours or days, concentrating on a few products—and the vertical integration that let managers control every step of their production processes—made real sense. Now such traditional strategic formulas no longer hold. Thanks to new technologies, executives can divide up […]. Under these circumstances, moving to a less integrated but more focused organization is not just feasible but imperative for competitive success. Companies that understand this new approach—Honda, Apple, and Merck among them—build their strategies not around products but around deep knowledge of a few highly developed core service skills. In such companies, the organization is kept as lean as possible. The company strips itself down to the essentials necessary to deliver to customers the greatest possible value from its core skills—and out-sources as much of the rest as possible.
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