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Why PEPSI is at maturity- SWOT

STRENGTH:
Knowledge. Our competitors are retailers, Pushing Boxes. We know systems, networks, connectivity, programming, all the VARs, and data management.
Relationship selling. We get to know our customers, one by one. Our direct sales force maintains a relationship.
History. We've been in our town forever. We have loyalty of customers and vendors. We are local.
WEAKNESSES:
Costs. The Chain Stores have better economics. Their per-unit costs of selling are quite low. They aren't offering what we offer in terms of knowledgeable selling, but their cost per square foot and per dollar of sales are much lower.
Price and volume. The Major Stores pushing boxes can afford to sell for less. Their component costs are less and they have volume buying with the main vendors.
Brand power. Take one look at their full page advertising, in color, in the Sunday paper. We can't match that. We don't have the national name that flows into national advertising.
OPPORTUNITIES:
Local area networks. LANs are becoming commonplace in small Business, and even in home offices. Businesses today assume LANs as part of normal office work. This is an opportunity for us because LANs are much more knowledge and service intensive than the standard off-the-shelf PC.
The Internet. The increasing opportunities of the Internet offer us another area of strength in comparison to the box-on-the-shelf major chain stores. Our customers want more help with the Internet, and we are in a better position to give it to them.
Training. The major stores don't provide training, but as systems become more complicated, with LAN and Internet usage, training is more in demand. This is particularly true of our main target markets.
Service. As our target market needs more service, our competitors are less likely than ever to provide it. Their business model doesn't include service, just selling the boxes.
THREATS:
The computer as appliance. Volume buying and selling of computers as products in boxes, supposedly not needing support, training, connectivity services, etc. As people think of the computer in those terms, they think they need our service orientation less.
The larger price-oriented storeWhen we have huge advertisements of low prices in the newspaper, our customers think we are not giving them good value.
SWOT Analysis is a simple framework for generating strategic alternatives from a situation analysis. It is applicable to either the corporate level or the business unit level and frequently appears in marketing plans. Swot (sometimes referred to as TOWS) stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. The SWOT framework was described in the late 1960's by Edmund P. Learned, C. Roland Christiansen, Kenneth Andrews, and William D. Guth in Business Policy, Text and Cases (Homewood, IL: Irwin, 1969). The General Electric Growth Council used this form of analysis in the 1980's. Because it concentrates on the issues that potentially have the most impact, the SWOT analysis is useful when a very limited amount of time is available to address a complex strategic situation.



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