Thursday, February 28, 2019
MBA 660 Production and Quality Management IKEA Case Sonal Gadre 05/04/10 1. What are IKEAs competitive priorities? IKEAs competitive priorities are expenditure and design. They want to develop products that are cheap in price, and yet near(a) in look. They apply logic from the carriage they develop their products, to the expression it is presented to the customers. 2. decipher IKEAs appendage for developing a new product.IKEAs process for developing a new product is to produce court stiff products that are good in quality and the information about the way the Trofe mug was developed conveys that. A team consisting of designers, product developers and purchasers get in concert to discuss ways to manufacture the product at the lowest cost possible. 3. What are additional features of the IKEA concept (beyond their design process) that contri thoe to creating exceptional measure out for the customer?Additional features of the IKEA concept that contributes to adding value to th e customer includes its relationship with suppliers, dispersal and logistics, and customer service in their break ins. IKEA keeps costs low and offers good quality products. IKEA tries to reduce their prices every year. Going green is the mantra adopted by the association along with ethics which believe in no child labor. The logistics and the way their products are packed to the way they are stored is remarkable. Providing an on-site day trade and a cafe makes the shopping experience good for children and their parents, to the way they bring out their products.The products are packed in such a way that customers potentiometer load them in the cars or u-hauls and transport them to their homes or offices. A customer is satisfied after viewing the product they have assembled. 4. What would be classical criteria for selecting a site for an IKEA store? The important criteria for selecting a site for an IKEA store would be easy access to the store not just for the customers, but similarly for suppliers and transporters. The close proximity to ports, roads and rail transport could also be important criteria.