Opportunities: Strengths: Sonics financial performance has had a great growth in the economy. From 1992-2001, net sales increased annually by 27%,19%,25%,22%,21%,20%,17%,8%,and 18%. And on March 22, 2003, Sonic reported net income of $12.6 billion and revenue increased by 19%. Another opportunity is Sonic is very product differentiated. Sonic is known for its unique made-to-order menu items. Sonic continues to support menu innovations, such as its breakfast menu, Sonic Summer Nights, toaster sandwiches, extra-long cheese coneys, and frozen and fountain favorites. Hamburgers are made to order and served in aluminum foil, preserving the heat and drinks are served in Styrofoam cups to preserve the cold.
I always had interest in a clinical research career that serves a large number of people by emphasizing more on research studies by exploring whether a medical strategy, treatment or device is safe and effective for humans. As a graduate in medicine, my strong base in the medical field continually challenged and motivated me to expand my skills in patient care. My coursework has allowed me to develop a keen understanding of how disruption in biological systems can influence one’s health.
Sonic gives a lot of its credit for thriving to its various menu. Although several fast-service restaurant chains have struggled in past years, Sonics same-store sales growth increased in recent quarters by almost 12%. In 2014, traffic provided a large contribution to about half of same-store sales growth and more than two-thirds in the more recent quarter. Net Income progressed 87 percent for second quarter (Watrous, 2015).
Boston Scientific does a phenomenal focusing on providing good quality products at a level that maintains their competitiveness in the market. Because of globalization and outsourcing, there is a need to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the organization. Being that they help save lives, Boston Scientific needs more than a good product to keep them on top. They need innovative methods and management to drive down costs and to improve productivity. Innovation for a business like Boston Scientific can also be driven by what their competitors are doing. Because of innovation, Boston Scientific is able to increase the standard of living and provide their customers with opportunities to improve their lives. Advances in medicine and technology have improved living standards. Being the
Boston Scientific is dedicated to changing the lives of patients treated and living with their devices, applying the growing knowledge of medicine and technology of today’s health conditions. The company believes that their success is driven by their ability to consistently deliver initiatives that grow profitability and market share. Boston Scientific does a great job focusing on improving the speed and performance of the business units by adding new capabilities, processes, and innovative technologies. Their products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions, including heart, digestive, pulmonary, vascular, urological, women's health, and chronic pain conditions. Products include anything from interventional
Learning directly from the people who are doing the job and creating the processes that go along with the job is the best way to gain knowledge.
The organization’s purpose states that it harmonizes the scientific approach of its products and services. They have also increased the production of its health technology assessments (HTAs) and rapid reviews. On the customer side, the organization has invited patient engagement, and welcomed the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review - one of their major key initiatives - to the organization. Their work is one of
A highly motivated and dedicated analyst with over two years’ experience in start-up Research Office at Huron Consulting Group. Working on developing Medicare Coverage Analysis (MCA) and study budgets for clinical research protocols in various therapeutic areas such as oncology, cardiology, pediatrics, and internal medicine for multiple clients across the country. A meticulous eye for detail in assisting clients with mitigating clinical research billing compliance risks, by interpreting and applying Medicare/Medicaid coverage decisions and national care guidelines to determine correct billing to insurance providers and research study sponsors. A confident communicator with an emphasis on utilizing the strengths of colleagues and creating an
The organization’s purpose outlines that it harmonizes the scientific approach of its products and services, increased production of its HTAs and rapid reviews, invited patient engagement, and welcomed the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review to the organization. Their work is one of their world’s leading health technology assessment (HTA) organizations and essential contributor to evidence-informed decision-making in Canada.
Cardinal Health is one of the biggest service provider for the North American healthcare industry. Cardinal Health main focus is on making healthcare more affordable and cost-effective. They work with pharmacies, hospitals, doctor’s offices, surgery centers and clinical labs, pretty much anywhere healthcare services are provided. Products include prescription drugs, medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. Cardinal Health was originally founded in 1971 as Cardinal Foods by Robert D. Walter. The company
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation has twelve facilities across five different islands with 1,275 licensed beds. It consists of five regions: East Hawaii, West Hawaii, Kauai, Maui and Oahu. HHSC is listed as the fourth largest health system in the country and the fourth largest on the islands, outside of Oahu (www.hhsc.org, 2014). In addition, it is the only provider of acute care on Maui and Lanai. In the West Hawaii Region, HHSC operates two facilities, Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital. Kona Community Hospital, opened in 1914, operates a 94 bed acute care facility with a fully operational 24 hour Emergency Room. The East Hawaii region operates three facilities. The largest facility is located in Hilo, with Ka’u being a
Extraordinary sales growth for AMT of 30% annually is resulting in major operating losses, and external funds are necessary to be able to continue with this rapid expansion. The net operating losses from 1983-1985 were $1,289,000 in 1983; $1,176,000 in 1984; and $1,487,000 in 1985. The bulk of these losses were a direct result of both
When sharing his vision for the company, the CEO explains in detail how each team member helps to contribute to the vision. This allows for the team to see how they fit into the vision and direction of the company. The CEO always asks if there are any obstacles or blockers that he can help to remove that are preventing the team from accomplishing what they are working on. The team trusts the CEO to follow through on these promises as he has always done so in the past.
Strategic plans for the Mayo Clinic to remain relevant at the top health care, is that Mayo Clinic needs to provide solutions and hope for their patients that would live up to the primary value. This can be done through creating an innovative practice techniques, technology, diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as, patient relationship management and through patient education. Mayo Clinic must remain trusted and affordable to all. This can be looked at by improving quality, maintaining values, and to be able to standardization and reducing fees for health care. Next would be to enhance and expand their core business through discovery and translation science, electronic medical records, with multiple media with the “Mayo Experts”, and information
b. What is Q’s stock worth per share? How does that value depend on the payout ratio and growth rate after year 4?