Preparation Using the helpful links in Resources, select a Fortune 500 company n
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Using the helpful links in Resources, select a Fortune 500 company not used in previous units and use the Capella library to choose at least two sources of information from MarketLine, D&B Hoovers, IBISWorld, or WSJ to research the company’s profile, read financial reports, and gain insight to the company’s competitive landscape with the focus on Operations. Refer to the Investor page of your chosen company’s website for the annual report and SEC 10k.
For your selected Fortune 500 company, analyze selected aspects of key resource elements of the Business Model Canvas to assess the operational performance of that company.
As with Units 2 through 7, please begin by deconstructing the assigned readings for the case study application, evaluating many of the same types of reports you used in Unit 7, but now taking an operational perspective.
The critical parts of the Business Model Canvas you now assess for your chosen Fortune 500 company include:
What are the critical activities: the strategic processes the company executes? For example, Apple, Inc. always does product and software design in house.
Who are the company’s key suppliers and partners? For example, how important are GE, IBM, Deloitte, Accenture, and SAP to Apple, Inc. in making products and providing services?
What is needed from them?
What key activities do they perform?
How does your selected company measure success?
Use APA headings to format your initial discussion post. Use the APA Module, linked in Resources, to guide your formatting. Use the following list to develop your post and include the information you gather under its corresponding headings:
Introduction: Tell the reader the purpose of the post and what will be covered.
Article Deconstruction: Evaluate each article using the MEA model: Main points/claims; Evidence (data); and Analysis (Are the claims supported by the evidence?).
Case Study Application: Demonstrate an application in your selected case study of some elements from the key activities, partners, and operational metrics.
Conclusion: Identify the key takeaways.
Read all posts and respond to at least two. Your responses must be at least 150 words in length and strive to extend the dialogue and analyses with related content.
Use the Internet to read the following:
Hawkes, H., Bailey, C., & Riedl, P. (2011). Service operations as a secret weapon. Strategy + Business. Retrieved from https://www.strategy-business.com/article/00072
MESA International, & Cambashi. (2010). MESA metrics that matter revisited: Public summary report of correlating plant performance to business performance. Retrieved from https://services.mesa.org/resourcelibrary/ShowResource/9da9ab66-a420-48ed-afdb-027fe1e105a3
Wolcott, R. C. (2016). Don’t be tyrannized by old metrics. Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, 2-6. Retrieved from http://library.capella.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=120647060&site=ehost-live&scope=site
You will use these articles as part of the foundation for your discussion in this unit. You will also use the Business Model Canvas, which you studied in previous units.