Sim Assignment

In: Business and Management

Submitted By ttkevin
Words 4269
Pages 18
Strategy Information Management | | | In this report We will talk about an overview of Porter’s five forces and its implication in Wn Morissons. Then, we will analyse how the SWOT analysis is operated in our company and how it uses information technology to gain competitive advantage on their competitors. | | KTT | 10/19/2011 | |

Assignment of Strategic Information Management

Using Porter’s five forces of competitive advantage select a company and critically examine the characteristic of the market in which the company operates. How will your company use information system/information technology to gain competitive advantage?

Business administration-semester4-August 2011

By

KTT

Submitted to

On

19th October 2011

To

Table of Contents 1- Introduction 3 2- Porter’s five forces in an overall views 5 3- Porter’s five forces in Wn Morissons 9 4- Morissons’ SWOT Analysis 12 5- Information technology at Morissons 14 6- Recommendations 15 7- Conclusion 16 8- References 16

1- Introduction

Retail is a sector of the economy, which is involved in companies and individual, engaged in the trading of finished goods to end user customers. Wm Morissons like Tesco or Asda is one of those retail companies. Nonetheless, Morissons is actually a Public limited company (PLC) founded in 1899 and specialized in retailing groceries and consumer goods with mostly grocery since its earliest beginning. The headquarters is based at Bradford, west Yorkshire in UK where it was created by William Morrison and had 439 stores (at Jan-30-2011) and now Morissons count over 420 stores located in the UK. By now they have more than 110,000 employees opened across the UK. Morissons traded as LSE (London Stock Exchange) since 1967, officially the Morrison family owns at…...

Similar Documents

The Sims

...O que é feito do “THE SIMS”? The Sims O The Sims é um jogo eletrónico de simulação da vida real, desenvolvido inicialmente pela Maxis e mais tarde pela The Sims Studio, e editado pela Electronic Arts, sendo um dos videojogos melhor sucedidos de sempre. Foram até hoje vendidas 125 milhões de cópias. Neste jogo, em vez de ter um objetivo definido, o jogador é incentivado a tomar as suas próprias opções livremente, num ambiente interativo. O jogador cria uma ou várias pessoas virtuais denominadas “Sims” e coloca-as em casas pré-construídas ou arquitetadas por si, ajudando-os a tomar as suas decisões do dia-a-dia e a evoluir, quer em termos pessoais, quer em termos profissionais, fazendo-os ganhar pontos e dinheiro. Não é possível “vencer” o jogo. As atividades a serem realizadas pelos “Sims” são extremamente simples e práticas, tais como, comer, descansar, tomar banho, conversar, estudar, namorar, ir às compras, entre inúmeras outras. A inteligência artificial do jogo é muito evoluídas, com os “Sims” a responderem às condições da envolvente por si mesmo. Contudo, é frequentemente necessária a intervenção do jogador para que eles se mantenham no caminho certo. História Inicialmente, o jogo “The Sims” surgiu para ser um simulador de arquitetura, pois o processo de construção das habitações é baseado num sistema de arquitetura avançado, em que os “Sims” seriam meros personagens colaboradores. O jogo “The Sims”, foi criado pelo designer Will Wright, e a primeira versão foi...

Words: 945 - Pages: 4

Sim 336

...SIM 336 Strategic Management Individual Assignment Case Study – ‘The Comeback of Caterpillar, 1985-2001’ in De Wit & Meyer (2004:755-772) Addendum to the January 2013 Assessment to be noted by all Centre Tutors and Students submitting this assessment Following a review of the assessment by the External Examiner and Module Leader it has been agreed that the emphasis on Question 3 of this assessment should be shifted to allow students a greater opportunity to conduct further additional research of their own which can be used to supplement the material contained in the case study and module study pack. Therefore Question 3 (b) will be amended as below and students will be expected to demonstrate that they have undertaken further research of their own to should how Caterpillar has adapted to strategic change since 2001 and the publication of the case study. It was felt that given the extensive additional material which is available, students should be given the opportunity to demonstrate their personal research skills and enhance the case study material by incorporating their own reasoned views on the company. To reflect this slight shift in emphasis it has been agreed that the marks for the two elements should be switched to reflect the additional content in Question 3 (b). The mark elements will be Question 3 (a) – 10 marks and Question 3 (b) will be 20 marks. The question will be as follows: Question Three: a) What were the major revolutionary......

Words: 319 - Pages: 2

Tom Sims

...Name Teacher NAme Tom Sims 11 December 2012 ` Ever wonder who revolutionized downhill snow sports? I can tell you that. One day in school Tom Sims was in his 7th grade shop class and he had to do an engineering project and he wanted to make a skateboard that you could use in the snow. If it wasn’t for Tom Sims I don’t know whether or not there would be snowboarding or even skiing. He is the godfather of snowboarding and aggressive downhill skiing. The way he thought of it is when he couldn’t skate in New Jersey in the winter and that frustrated him. So he invented a ski board, which is a snowboard just with a different name. So that winter he had something to use in the winter and then it just hit. He had owned his own skateboarding shop for a while after he got out of school, and Tony Hawk road for his skateboards, but then he wanted to add his invention in 7th grade to his production list. So he tried to get them on their in the late 1970’s but he didn’t have enough money for it so he had to put it off for awhile, but he didn’t tell anyone about it. Because he wanted it to be a surprise. So then in the early 1980’s he put them on his production line and they called “Sims Snowboards”. It was basically a huge hit when he produced them. People loved it, it was Americas next big thing. After the snowboards came along in the mid 1980’s Tom Sims decided he wanted to spice things up with them. So what he did was wanted to make jumps so u could get big air just like......

Words: 433 - Pages: 2

Kasus Korupsi Simulator Sim

...I. PENDAHULUAN Kasus korupsi mengenai pengadaan simulator SIM yang terjadi dalam Polri merupakan kasus yang terjadi sejak bulan April 2012, dan hingga saat ini penyelesaiannya masih belum tuntas walau pihak terkait sudah menahan beberapa tersangka dan menyelidiki beberapa pihak yang dicurigai. Kasus ini menjadi menarik bagi penulis karena bila dirunut secara singkat, kasus ini merupakan sebuah kasus korupsi sederhana yang menurut penulis bisa diselesaikan dalam kurun waktu yang lumayan singkat. Namun pada kenyataan dilapangan, kasus ini menjadi sangat dramatis karena ketidakmurnian kepentingan. Artinya adalah, kasus ini tidak selesai dengan cepat karena ditunggangi banyak kepentingan. Secara hukum, kasus ini sederhana, dimana diketahui apa penyebabnya, apa yang dipermasalahkan, siapa pelakunya, semuanya terungkap dan seharusnya secara hukum kasus ini bisa terselesaikan secara cepat. Namun dengan adanya 2 pihak yang sebelumnya bekerjasama dalam satu payung, yaitu polri dan KPK, memiliki kepentingan tersendiri dengan mengatasnamakan kepentingan institusinya, kasus ini menjadi rumit. Lalu selanjutnya, penulis akan membahas secara menyeluruh mengenai kasus ini. Mulai dari penyebab awal, kronologi, para tersangka, hingga solusi yang bisa ditawarkan untuk kasus ini sebagai pihak akademisi. Dan penulis juga akan membuat analisa tentang potensi kerugian dan kecurangan lain yang bisa timbul dari kasus dan proses perkembangannya serta pencegahan yang bisa dilakukan. Adanya......

Words: 2332 - Pages: 10

Sims

...| flush | Crash game | crash | Create moat or streams | water_tool | Create shrunk_text_#.bmp files | shrink_text <font_size> <text> | Create-a-character mode | edit_char | Display personality and interests | interests | Draw all animation frames disabled | draw_all_frames off | Draw all animation frames enabled | draw_all_frames on | Draw colored dots at each person's origin | draw_origins | Dump entire memory to core_dump_[date:time].txt | core_dump | Dump selected person's most recent list of scored interactions to a file | dump_happy | Dump selected person's motive contribution curve to a file | dump_mc | Enable debug flag to show outcome choice dialogs for social interactions | debug_social | End sim logging | sim_log end | Execute "file.cht" file as a list of cheats | cht <filename> | Floorable grid disabled | draw_floorable off | Floorable grid enabled | draw_floorable on | Force an assert for testing | assert | Log animations in the event log window | log_animations | Map editor disabled | map_edit off | Map editor enabled | map_edit on | Move any object | move_objects on | No tutorial object generation when tutorial house is loaded | tutorial off | Prevent web browser crashes | browser_failsafe | Preview animations disabled | preview_anims off | Preview animations enabled | preview_anims on | Programmer stats | tile_info | Quit game | quit | Read in behavior tuning constants from Tuning.txt |......

Words: 3992 - Pages: 16

Batteries Resistors Current Sim

...simulations, then “electricity” then to the following: “Battery-Resistor”: Check “show battery” and “show cores”, watch what happens, adjust some variables 1. Why do electrons (blue dots) move? Draw a diagram of the battery, label the flow of electrons. The flow of current (+) is opposite; draw this and note if toward or away from + terminal of the battery. 2. What does the Ammeter (on the left) measure? How is this shown in the sim? 3. What role do the “green dots” in the resistor play in the sim? What do you think they represent? What does this tell you about the effect of resistors in a circuit? 4. Increase the resistance (# green dots). What affect does this have on temperature? WHY? 5. When the circuit gets hotter, what affect does this have on current? Explain using kinetic-molecular theory. 6. To make the circuit “cold”, what do you need to do? WHY? 7. Describe the relationship between voltage and temperature. “Resistance in a Wire”: 1. In this sim, what variables are you seeing the relationship of. Write the formula below, and indicate the units used to measure each one. 2. Try increasing the resistivity of the resistor, ρ. How does this change the “look” of the resistor? Describe how that relates to the formula you just wrote (direct, indirect relationships, etc.). What happens to the value of “R” (Resistance)? Is this something that can be changed in a......

Words: 546 - Pages: 3

Session 2 Case Sim Tasks

...ANSWERS TO CASE-SIM: SCR ASSOCIATES 1. We need a corporate goal for SCR that refers to our new training activity. Prepare a draft to show Jesse. SCR states four main goals in dealing with its clients: ▪ SCR consultants will provide clients with cutting-edge technology and show them how it can be used to achieve business results. All clients will receive personal attention, professional service, and ethical behavior from the consultant. ▪ SCR’s fees will be fair, reasonable, and competitive. SCR will strive to earn its fees the old-fashioned way — by hard work, professionalism, and dedication to the client’s needs. ▪ Reputation is a priceless asset. To protect it, SCR will maintain a Code of Ethics to ensure that it avoids impropriety of any kind, or even the appearance of impropriety. ▪ SCR’s goal is not perfection, but constant quality improvement. SCR will encourage and solicit input and feedback from clients. The textbook points out that a firm develops a set of goals to carry out its mission. SCR’s training capability represents a major step for the company and should be mentioned in the company’s mission statement. Answers will vary, but a sample might be worded as follows: SCR training will achieve excellence in three key areas: content, delivery, and results. To support our training function, we will focus on three main goals: ▪ Training content will provide world-class technical skills and knowledge required by......

Words: 519 - Pages: 3

Sims 2 Cheat Code

...The Sims 2 Cheat Codes Misc. Codes Press CTRL + SHIFT + C to access the cheat window, then enter the following: |Cheat |Effect | |boolProp guob (True/False) |Set to false to remove shadows on objects | | |inside house | |boolprop objectShadows (True/False) |Set to false to remove removes shadows on | | |objects outside house | |boolprop lotInfoAdvancedMode (True/False) |Set to true to show lot information | |boolprop carsCompact (True/False) |Set to true and cars will have more detail| | |in neighborhood | |boolprop lotTerrainPaints (True/False) |Set to false to remove floorpainting on | | |lot | |boolprop lotWater (True/False) |Set to false to remove removes water | | |(ponds) from lots | |boolprop displayNeighborhoodProps (True/False) ...

Words: 788 - Pages: 4

Scr Sim Case Study

...CASE-SIM SCR Associates Note: Please print these instructions for future reference. Background SCR Associates is an information technology consulting firm that offers IT solutions and training for small- and medium-sized companies. SCR's slogan is "We Know IT!" SCR needs an information system to manage training operations at the new SCR training center. The new system will be called TIMS (Training Information Management System). As a newly hired systems analyst, you will report to Jesse Baker, systems group manager. The systems group handles application development, software solutions, and operation systems. You will work on various projects, handle assignments, and practice the skills you learned in each text chapter. Using the Case The SCR Associates case study is a Web-based simulation that allows you to practice your skills in a real-world environment. This case study transports you to SCR's company intranet, where you can complete 12 work sessions, each aligning with a chapter from the textbook. All 12 sessions share a common pool of resources, so you can start the case in Session 1 or begin at any convenient point. As you work on the case, you will receive e-mail, voice mail messages, complete a list of tasks, explore the company Internet site, and access information from company libraries. Logging-on to SCR's Intranet site Click here to access SCR's company Intranet. You will need to log into this site by doing the......

Words: 569 - Pages: 3

Sims Project

...Sims Project Final Paper Davenport University October 18, 2010 Table of Contents Table of Contents Schedule Budget Functionality Resource allocation……………………………………………………………………………… Stakeholder satisfaction…………………………………………………………………………. First Period Worst Period Best Period Last Period Resource Allocation / Managerial Actions What Worked Well What Did Not Work Well Reports Overall Evaluation References………………………………………………………………………………………….. Introduction During the eight periods of the Microsoft SIM Project, our challenge was to make the most effective decisions possible for each round, resulting in superior performance for our project relative to other teams in our class. Our goal as a team was to complete our project with the highest score against the four project success criteria. The four success criteria’s are the following; schedule, budget, functionality, and stakeholder satisfaction with an additional focus on resource allocation. Schedule We participated in the Sims Project simulation for eight periods which followed Auto Supply Inc. (ASI), who is a regional automotive parts supplier, as they updated their antiquated information systems. They were trying to going from an out of date paper system to a strong Internet and e-mail system which linked departments with each other and external stakeholders such as suppliers, customers and distribution services, together effectively and quickly as possible. Their goal was to......

Words: 1472 - Pages: 6

Sim Gudie

...strategic IS planning techniques that are appropriate to a given business scenario. (2) Able to evaluate, plan and communicate IS development plans to produce identified business benefits and formulate a basic strategic IS plan and decide some policies by which it would be carried out. (3) Able to critically discuss the effective use of some techniques of facilities and IT operations management and criticize and apply such measures as may be appropriate to protect the corporate information resource and maintain a secure system. Lecture and tutorial schedule Sessions Lecture 1 Lecture/ tutorial topics Course introduction Introduction to SIM 1. Competing in the Information Age 2. Identifying Competitive Advantages 3. Evaluating Industry Attractiveness 4. Choosing a Business Focus 5. Executing Business Strategies Relevant reading Baltzan Ch 1 SIM Course outline (2014-2015) Prepared by : Ellick YEUNG Page 1 Lecture 2 Decisions and Processes: Value Driven Business 1. Making Business Decisions 2. Evaluating Business Processes Baltzan Ch 2 Tutorial 1 Google Expected to Introduce a Wireless Payment System Lecture 3 eBusiness: Electronic Business Value 1. eBusiness Models, Tools 2. Advantages & Challenges of eBusiness Baltzan Ch 3 Lecture 4 Ethics and Information Security 1. Information Ethics 2. Developing Information Management Policies 3. Protecting Intellectual Assets Baltzan Ch 4 Tutorial 2 Lecture 5 Amazon.com – Not Your Average Bookstore Infrastructures:......

Words: 664 - Pages: 3

Comptia Sims Questions

...SIMS are Valid. All the SIM SIM#1 - Bluetooth,IR and Wifi range and usage SIM#2 - The connector type matchup: VGA, DVI, HDMI,S-Video, Composite, Serial. SIM#3 - Identify which encryption types belong to which wireless security protocols. SIM#4 - Match up parts for a Home Theater PC, Thick Client PC and Gaming PC. SIM#5 - Identify motherboard components. SIM#6 - Build a gaming PC and a virtualization PC using a collection of computer components. SIM#7 - Configure SOHO with maximum encryption SIM#8 - SOHO Setup at Library SIM#9 - Build PCs SIMs Thick Client PC --- 250W, Intel i3, Shared Video, Windows 7 32-bit Pro, 2GB DDR3 Ram, 250GB HDD Gaming PC --- 900W/800W, Intel i5, Dual 1GB DDR5 PCIe x16, Cooling Case, 8GB DDR3 Ram, 250 SSD Home Theater PC --- psu: 250w/HTPC, cpu: amd phenom, video: 1gb ddr5, special component: tv tuner, ram: 4gb ddr3, hdd: 1 tb hdd Bluetooth: 100m, Cell phone headset Infrared: 1KM, WAP List of 4 Wi-Fi encryption and match with the technology it uses. The list is as followed Open WEP WPA WPA-CCMP and the list of choices are as followed None RC4 DES 3DES AES Open---None WEP----RC4 WPA----RC4 WPA-CCMP(WPA2)---AES. 1) Set up a router for a library. Other commenters have already talked about this and given tips. The only thing that tripped me up is that the third tab contains a field for entering an administrator password for the router, in addition to the regular router password......

Words: 842 - Pages: 4

The Sims

...I would like to focus on the last genre, construction. After defining what the constructivist approach symbolizes, I will use the example of the online gaming series, “The Sims,” to show how this genre differs from the academic and entertainment types in terms of content, benefits, and advertising techniques. The construction genre is often also called authoring, for it involves a player who is the writer, builder, or creator. “This constructivist approach focuses less on conveying academic or cultural content and more on providing tools for construction and tinkering… They draw less on explicit educational ideologies or images of play and more on images of mastery and control” (101). This genre integrates both education and entertainment, in a way. The games associated with this category provide children with a toolkit to create simulations. For example, a popular online game is called “The Sims.” It represents a life simulation game, or a “sandbox game,” in that it lacks any defined goals. Players create every physical and even emotional feature of their “Sim.” Directing their moods and satisfying their desires are the only true goals of the game. Building a town or constructing a house for your Sims is also part of the game. Some argue that it lacks educational purposes, but I beg to differ. The Sims certainly satisfies the player in terms of amusement and pleasure, but the game can also be beneficial to a certain degree. It can teach a child how to make effective......

Words: 580 - Pages: 3

My Evening with Linda Sims

...My Evening with Linda Celeste Sims Last February, my mom took me to an Ailey 1st production at The Kennedy Center in D.C. and I sat on the edge of my seat during the entire performance. My eyes were fixed mainly on dancer Linda Celeste Sims. Her movements across the floor were so graceful that she looked like an angel. I was inspired by her elegant walk and before the evening was over, I was determined to meet her. I really did not know how that was possible but I knew for certain that my mom would make it happen. Fast forward to two weeks later and my amazing mom gave me the news! Mrs. Sims is coming to our house! The director of my dance school had arranged the date for us and I was beyond excited. Linda Celeste Sims was born in 1977 in Haiti. She grew up in Bronx, N.Y. after she was adopted by an American family. She is one of the primary dancers with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in N.Y. She is one of the most loved and admired dancers in the company which she joined in 1996 at the age of nineteen. In that same year, Mrs. Sims was honored with an award from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and in 2009 she was highlighted in Dance Magazine as one of the “Best of 2009”. As a little girl, Linda Sims had aspired to become a professional dancer. Her goal was to be part of a renowned dance company. She excelled in school while taking dance classes five days a week. Her parents taught her that hard work is necessary to achieve......

Words: 563 - Pages: 3

Provider Sim Card

...beragam handphone-handphone bundling yang kami keluarkan. Kartu perdana esia dijual dipasaran dengan 2 jenis kartu yaitu kartu Perdana esia Reguler dan Kartu esia Suka Suka. Dimana pada Kartu esia Suka Suka, pelanggan dapat memilih sendiri nomor yang akan digunakan. Esia Corporate Esia Corporate adalah suatu program yang ditawarkan untuk para pelanggan corporate. Keuntungan yang didapat dari program ini antara lain : GRATIS | TELEPON & SMS 24jam SETIAP HARI ke sesama Esia/wifone dalam satu group instansi/perusahaan. Berlaku antar cabang perusahaan (Seluruh Wil. Indonesia ) | GRATIS | Abodemen Bulanan | GRATIS | Nomor Perdana Esia |  Persyaratan * Mengisi formulir aplikasi Esia Corporate. * Foto Copy KTP/SIM yang masih berlaku. * Jika alamat KTP/SIM berbeda dengan domisili sekarang, dilampirkan copy tagihan listrik/air/telepon/HP/credit card yang sesuai domisili sekarang. * Kartu Nama/foto copy ID Card. * Jika pembayaran tagihan akan ditanggung oleh perusahaan, dilampirkan Guarantee Letter beserta copy Akte, SIUPP & NPWP perusahaan. Kualitas Jaringan Esia di Wilayah Yogyakarta, Baik. Tarif Esia Corporate Rp.50/mnt | Telepon ke sesama ESIA (lokal) | Rp.200/mnt | SLJJ, Telepon ke sesama ESIA/on nett yang masuk dalam coverage area ESIA se Indonesia (di luar anggota group) dengan kode akses 01010 | Rp.1/karakter | SMS ke sesama ESIA/Wifone (di luar anggota group) | Rp.1500/mnt | SLI Flat rate ke 21 negara [fixed line] | ......

Words: 2884 - Pages: 12