The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Three Companies

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Use the value-chain template to identify the locations and nature of the strengths and weaknesses of the three companies
Value Chain Walmart Amazon eBay
Inbound logistics 1. Real time inventory data. strength
2. Own its truck fleet. It could be negative because it adds more department to be managed.
3. Highly automated distribution facilities. Strength.
4. Fast responsive transportation system strength 1. Accurate forecasting technology which reduced return unsold items to suppliers. Strength.
2. Collecting information about customers’ experiences to specify inputs and inventory control. Strength. 1. Potential buyers could bid on the item on sale until a fixed time. Medium.
2. Bill me later service. weakness

Operations 1. Very high sales. Strength.
2. Same operating concept and replicable model. Medium
3. Low global presence. weakness 1. 24/7 warehouse operations to meet customers need. Strength.
2. Fast and easy payment system. Strength 1. Developed many new categories to ease the service. Strength

Sales and marketing 1. Low unbeaten prices. strength
2. No need for advertising. Strength
3. Strong market presence. strength 1. Products mix and discount. Strength.
2. Similar product recommendations. Strength.

1. Struggle to establish a trust between remote and anonymous traders. Weakness

Services 1. Highly focus on customers need. Strength.
2. Return service any time which contributes negatively as weak brand image reputation. weakness 1. Free…
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