Productions and Operations Managment

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Polytechnic University of the Philippines
College of Accountancy
Sta. Mesa, Manila

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
in the Subject Productions and Operations Management

GALANG, Yvette Ann V.
GARCIA, Loudette P.
GARROVILLAS, Jhedilyn R.
GAYANES, Chriseana Marie P.
BSA 3-5D

Company Profile
CMK Duck Poultry is a livestock business which was started by Mr. Mario Tapang, electrical engineer in profession. It is named as CMK which stands for Carren, Marvie and Kathleen – the names of his three daughters. It was started in 2009, the time he was back home from abroad practicing his profession, when he was encouraged by his neighbors that raising ducks is something that will be enjoyable and profitable. After being convinced, Mr. Tapang considered many factors and information regarding duck poultry business such as the right feeds for them, specific surrounding suitable for this business and proper handling of eggs. He built poultry in his backyard located at 278 Salvador St. Balatong B, Pulilan, Bulacan and bought 150 6-month old ducks to start the business. He started feeding them with the duck layer pellet and just within a month, he started picking eggs all around the poultry farm. From then on, he gradually added more ducks in the farm. Its main product is the eggs produced by the ducks and the by-product is the duck itself which is disposed when the owner assumes that it can no longer lay eggs regularly. By now, Mr. Tapang is making up his mind whether to raise one-month old ducklings or to put up investments on making salted eggs and balot. SWOT Analysis

STRENGTH
CMK is the only duck poultry in their vicinity which consistently feeds their ducks the right amount of duck layer pellet necessary for egg production, since Mr. Tapang is financially capable. On the other hand, duck meat is almost the same as chicken meat yet it costs much cheaper. Duck eggs and meat are as nutritious as chickens’. WEAKNESS

Within the market, chicken meat and eggs have higher demand than ducks’ since they are more popular to the target market. Further, though they have the best eggs, they cannot set a high price because it depends on the market price of duck eggs within the season. Economically speaking, when the supply of eggs drops due to weather disturbances, the price increases and if the supply is high, the price decreases. OPPORTUNITIES

Investing on duck poultry opens opportunities on salted egg and balot making business. Making salted and balot eggs are at maturity for they are convenient food for consumers.

THREATS
During rainy seasons, egg laying capacity of ducks decrease because of the disturbances. So within this season, the income generated from the poultry is at risk. Since Mr. Tapang is a beginner, some competitors have edge and mastered some procedures regarding egg laying issues. Mission

To provide quality fresh duck eggs to consumers.
Environmental Scanning
* Economic Trends – the pricing of the eggs depends upon the market value of the eggs such as when there is recession to egg industry during rainy seasons. * Social Trends – since the business was started during 2009, it was not affected by the bird flu issue. Core Competencies

* Market Understanding – since the owner is business-minded, he studied with dedication how to raise ducks and to satisfy his target market. * Financial know-how – Mr. Tapang knows how to stay in the business by assessing whether his ducks are still capable of giving him profit or just breaking-even. Competitive Priorities

The business competes on quality. The owner gives quality duck layer pellet in order for the duck to lay quality eggs during the night. He also ensures that the ducks are given pellets on time and are given molasses to cure and prevent colds. He puts 5-watt bulb in the farm to prevent the ducks from nervousness due to noise of the surroundings. Likewise, fresh water snails are given to ducks...
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