THE BOEING COMPANY: STRATEGIC AUDIT I. CURRENT SITUATION A. Current Performance Boeing performance has been outstanding for the past few years. Their Return on investment rose from three percent to 6 percent from 1998 to 1999, but it did drop to five percent in 2000. In 1996 Airbus claimed 42% of the market share, while Boeing had 64%. Boeing is looking at falling below the 50% mark. Boeing's profits have been doing quite well. They have risen drastically in the past few years, which can be seen in the profitability ratios. Boeing is doing fine when it comes to profitability, even though they have dropped slightly since 1999.
The business level strategies for Boeing commercial are deliver customer value, lead with innovation and fuel growth through productivity. Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a business unit of The Boeing Company, is committed to being the leader in commercial aviation by offering airplanes and services that deliver superior design, efficiency and value to customers around the world (Boeing.com, n.d).
Delta Airlines in a major American airline company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The company was founded on May 30, 1924. They operate as an extensive domestic and international network. Delta currently operates a fleet of more than 700 aircraft and they employ approximately 80,000 people. In 2011 they were the world’s largest airline in terms of fleet size. Delta Airlines is a very successful company. Part of what makes them so successful is expansion, making good decisions in route selection and hubs location, being service oriented, having a strong operation management, being reactive in terms of prices, and offering low fares.
The target market is generally the most lucrative choice from among different market segments – each segment being identifiable, measurable, sizable, reachable. For best results, include a fair amount of demographic information (income range, education level, family situation, etc.).
According to MBASkool (2015), a SWOT analysis has been completed to show some of the opportunities and threats that American Airlines faces. They are listed as follows:
Overview Bombardier Aerospace is a division of Bombardier Inc. and the third largest global airplane manufacturer after Boeing and Airbus. Its headquarters are in Quebec, Canada, and with 33,600 employees is poised to become a major player in helping the developing world acquire aircraft. The C-Series is a family of narrow-body, twin-engine, medium range jet liners which, despite some challenges in orders, remains a committed product line. It is designed for the 100-150 seat market, which is about 20,000 aircraft globally and represents about $250 billion in revenue over the next few decades. One interesting fact about the C-Series is that it is truly global in components and supply, sourcing from manufacturers in China, Italy, The Netherlands, France, the United States, and Great Britain (Change is in the Air, 2012).
The economy class is targeted at the leisure travel segment and the low cost business travel segment.
Overall, “Boeing, Boeing” was an interesting and entertaining play. I would recommend it to everyone. However, it may be sensitive towards viewers of a young age. It does have sexual gestures and some foul language. Yet, the play would still be an enjoyable one to see, especially at the New Theatre Restaurant. The New Theatre Restaurant is such an amazingly beautiful restaurant. It had unique sculptures and other artwork spread out in each part of the building. The restaurant was a buffet and usually based their meal choices according to the kind of show they have. We had food from all the different countries; German, Spain, French, and American foods. I tried every single food selection that served and though there were a few foods I enjoyed
The Boeing Company designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. It operates in five segments: Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Military Aircraft, Network & Space Systems, Global Services & Support, and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft for various passenger and cargo requirements; and provides related support services to the commercial airline industry. This segment also offers aviation services support, aircraft modifications, spare parts, training, maintenance documents, and technical advice to commercial and government customers. The Boeing Military Aircraft segment researches, develops, produces, and modifies manned and unmanned military aircraft, and weapons systems for global strike, vertical lift, and autonomous systems, as well as mobility, surveillance, and engagement. The Network & Space Systems segment researches, develops, produces, and modifies strategic defense and intelligence systems, satellite systems, and space exploration products.
Dominating the commercial aircraft market for decades, Boeing is considered to be the most highly competitive U.S aerospace industry. “U.S. firms manufacture a wide variety of products for civil and defense purposes and, in 2010, the value of aerospace industry shipments was estimated at $171 billion, of which civil aircraft and aircraft parts accounted for over half of all U.S. aerospace shipments. The U.S. aerospace industry exported nearly $78 billion in products in 2010, of which $67 billion (or 86% of total exports) were civil aircraft, engines, equipment, and parts” (Harrison, 2011). However, its position of influence has lessened in recent years. This is due to its main competitor, Airbus, who in recent years has made significant
Boeing Company has been and is still at the forefront of the aviation industry. The late 1990s were a time of trial and transition where the company encountered and overcame a number of
The Boeing Company has registered strong growth in the developing markets in China, Oceania and Africa (Boeing Frontiers, Nov. 2005). For the fiscal year 2005, revenues from China grew by 87.9%; revenues from Oceania grew by $32; and revenues from Africa grew 61.8% over the 2004 fiscal year. These regions represent some of the fastest growing economies of the world. The Boeing Company's growing market share in these regions would boost the company revenues of the future (DATAMONITOR).
1. TARGET MARKET: As discussed, target market is a group of potential customers in which a company directs its marketing efforts. A company should always anticipate consumers’ needs and work towards fulfilling these needs. It is one thing to identify your “target market” and another to satisfy them. Walmart’s credo is, “save money, live better” this summaries their target market, the lower-middle class and the poorer. (Low income consumers). Walmart is the only retail