The paper discusses a company by the name SBU Provisions Agency which specialises in production and sales of hardware, software, and systems. It will be overseen by a CEO. Under him/her will be a team of managers, CFO, and three presidents for each SBU. It has been doing well for 14 years and by its vision time has ripened to expand service to international markets. Its strategic plans in 5 years’ time will focus on improving and expanding the markets which will call for increased exports. The firm will analyse the level of success also depending on operations, financial reports, and human resources. Unlike marketing, services, and human resources, finance will be centrally managed.
Overview of the Company
SBU Provisions Agency is a multidivisional firm operating in several markets in Domestica. The company is owned by two partners, Richard Jones and Roy Alberts. The firm has three strategic business units, namely Hardware, Software, and Systems. It is headed by a CEO who is the overall overseer. Each SBU is led by a president who works closely with the CFO in charge of managing the finances of the firm. Under these five executive managers are departmental managers. The team makes the long-term strategic decisions of the corporation.
To lead in international market share, exports, and supply of quality hardware, software, and systems.
SBU Provision Agency seeks to broaden the international market for our products as well as providing creative products that firmly compete in the market. To improve the production and operations processes with goals of reducing production costs and provision of high-quality products to acquire customer satisfaction. To offer employee satisfaction via accommodative policies and focus on quality.
To achieve the strategic directions, we will embrace the following four strategies.
To strengthen the profitability of the company and broaden the operations that will improve the profile of the firm. We will expand the existing markets and open up new avenues. In Domestica, which is already serving as a market, will open six more plants to add to the existing ones. We will capitalise on exporting to other countries depending on their economic, social, and political levels. However, in the meantime, we would be exporting to Ceres due to the low economic status and the government control. Due to the industrialisation taking place in Enigma, we will capitalise on hardware plants since the region is less developed. Borealis, Domestica, and Abendland will form our major markets.
To make informed decisions based on the findings focusing on the areas of weakness for remedies. All the managers will be directly answerable for the operations under their jurisdiction. All actions should focus on improvement of production, automation, employee incentives, suggestive programs, and the final goal of lowering the production costs. All SBUs will start with 3% defect rate.
To open up new international markets and seize the opportunities in the dynamic economies. It will be achieved by marketing our company globally. We will actively market the company via the internet, social media, media houses, and printed articles.
To compete favourably in the market and handle the challenges in marketing, production, and management of the SBU Provisions Agency. SBU Provisions Company will create outstanding products to stand out from the competitors.
Every SBU will be work as a single independent unit from the other but under the same overall umbrella. Each will carry out the following marketing, exporting
Having started some plants already, for instance in Domestica will give amiable case studies when establishing new markets. It will strengthen our zeal to reach the international communities. Regional markets have different characteristics which call for an extensive analysis of market size, culture, per capita income, political stability, and level of technology. The company will selectively choose on the foreign market by the listed characteristics. The software products will be exported to Borealis and Abendland. The hardware products to Enigma and Domestica while the systems will be exported to Borealis and Domestica. We will differentiate and customise our products to penetrate the competitive market in Abendland. The country has an advanced economy and massive market despite the hard entry barriers. We will ride on the healthy mutual relationship Abendland has with our home Domestica to penetrate the barriers.
We will base on our previous weaknesses to build the future. Each fall will be an opening for a more significant and stronger rise. The financial reports will be a dependable source of information to show areas that need improvements. Company and industry reports will be issued every period to assist in planning, decision making, and to monitor the findings. The reports should include income statements, balance sheets, and other relevant reporting tools. The balance sheets will give the total company’s assets, liabilities, and equities. The income statement will provide an overview of the financial position of the firm. Due to the high depreciation rate on the SBU, we will be adding capacity in each to maintain the starting and increase the capabilities. For cost-benefit relationships, each SBU will have service personnel to oversee the cost-benefit relationship.
In opening up for new opportunities, we will emphasise on marketing. Marketing decisions for every unit will involve the pricing, budget, sales, further market research, and product awareness. The prices for each SBU item or service will be charged independently. On average the price per unit will be $500 to factor large customers qualifying for discounts as well and also the premium charges to small customers. The minimum cost will be $400 while the maximum $800 for the same unit, depending on the region and time of sales. The budget to meet these errands will be included in the yearly budget. It will cater for ads, promotions, and trade exhibits. However, it will not provide for the sales personnel.
Selling and buying SBUs will be done to diversify divisions. The sales terms will be agreed on by managerial teams which have to agree on the pricing. In purchasing an SBU, we will be analysing its sales and the profit history. A representative from each firm will be signing the agreement treaty. During expansions of an SBU in existence, we will be upgrading budgets to reflect the larger SBU.
To deal amicably with the threats, we will ensure that human resources issues are adequately catered for. Employees are the face of the company. They are critical factors in production, and a slight mistake can cost the company billions. We will assume accommodative policies in selecting, development, compensation, and remuneration of the employees. The core impact will be a reduction in turnover and improve performance. SBU Provision Agency will provide average industry wages and benefits according to each country’s laws. The budget for meeting these costs will be indirectly included in the value of the products.
Finances for SBU Provision Agency will be centrally controlled. The sources of funding will include, but not limited to buying stocks, issuing bonds (10-year), or credits. Selling stocks will involve adjusting capital, and share amounts to generate funds. The 10-year bonds will be called after two years totalling to 4 periods.
Reports and market research give competitive data for the business environs. Spending on research to develop products and services will match the standards of the changing markets. Standardization will play a vital role in expanding the market to meet the customer needs. The goals are to increase the number of products; the customer served, economic value added, expand the international market, and improve the quality of the products.