Table of Contents
Section 1 – Executive Summary3
Section 2 – Introduction 4
Section 3 – Nestlé Background 5
Brief History 5
Section 4 – Literature Review – The Value Chain 6
The Value Chain
4.2 Nestle and Porter’s Value Chain6
Section 5 – Nestlé Strategies 7
Creating Shared Value7
International Competitive Advantage8
Section 6 – Nestlé Collaborations 10
Buy/Sell Agreements 10
Coco Plan Collaboration10
Section 7 – Nestlé Value Chain 12
Nestlé as an Enterprise 12
Resource and Corporate Stakeholders12
Relationships with Customer, Suppliers and Other Stakeholders 13
Networks, Interconnections and Subsystems 14
7.2 Dynamic Capability Building 14
Means of Innovation and Productivity14
Competitive Advantage in a Global Context 15
Global Business Operations – Lifecycle Framework15
Inter-organisations Across Supply Chain and Value Networks15
Intra-organisations Across Supply Chain and Value Networks 16
Identified Problems for Nestlé……………………………………………………………………………..16
Section 8 – Conclusion 18
Section 9 – Appendices 19
Section 10 – Reference List 21
Section 1 – Executive Summary
Nestlé, a Swiss based company, operates on an international scale, providing primarily food and beverage products to consumers across the globe. This report outlines a background and brief history of Nestle as a global organisation, Nestlé’s key strategies and collaborations upheld over decades, Nestlé’s value chain at an organisational level, providing reference to a model developed by Michael Porter, and an analysis of Nestle as an enterprise.
In the first section of this report, a background of Nestlé is provided and a brief history outlined.
In the next section of this report, the concept of ‘value chain’ is defined. Porter’s value chain model analysis is briefly analysed as an accommodating depiction of Nestlé’s organisational source of competitive advantage.
Further, Nestlé’s strategies are discussed in relation to creating shared value through competitive advantage, maintaining a sustainable work environment through core operational pillars and Nestlé’s international competitive strategy based on growth drivers. This is followed by a concise overview of Nestlé’s global collaborations, specifically ‘The Coco Plan’.
A further analysis is provided which examines Nestlé’s value chain, highlighting the enterprise value of Nestle, dynamic capability building and global business operations including the lifecycle framework. This aids Nestlé to better understand the enterprise on a national and global level, the corporate stakeholders with a vested interest in the firm, the company’s relationships with external bodies and the networks developed to sustain a strong competitive advantage. Further discussion considers Nestlé’s means of innovation and productivity to reinforce the company’s competitive advantage.
Throughout this report, the reoccurring themes of sustainability, competitive advantage and global systems are conversed. This allows proposal for overall recommendation for changes to be suggested to reinforce Nestlé’s core values and culture, through acknowledging visible and less visible problems Nestle has...
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