Analyzing geographic data requires critical thinking and reasoning. You look for patterns, associations, connections, interactions, and evidence of change through time and over space. GIS helps you analyze the data sets and test for spatial relationships, but it does not replace the necessity for you to think spatially. First, you must conceive of the possible spatial patterns and relationships.
Low cost to differentiated supplier Israel fresh and processed citrus Broad range, brand name, tailor made Important Commodity supplier to niche and technology supported product Brazil frozen concentrated orange juice Production Bulk transport, tank, farm distribution One of the remarkable success stories, against nearly all the odds, has been that of Argentina beef.
It is an example of how, through low cost of production and product differentiation it has been able to maintain its international competitiveness. It had always exported salted meet and later chilled beef, but with the establishment of "barriers" internationally the Commonwealth preference System, and other environmental factors like World War II, Argentina's international beef market An analysis of a chapter from and so it standardised the domestic market.
Argentina's beef consumption per capita is almost four times that of Western Europe kgs compared to kgs Despite its domestic orientation recently. Argentina is stilt the world's third largest beef producer and fourth in exporting terms behind Australia, Germany and the US. This success was not necessarily built on favourable trading conditions but its ability to maintain international competitiveness through rampant inflation, currency overevaluation, heavy taxation, potential uncertainty and increased competition from substitute products internationally and from the Argentine cereals subsector which was clamouring for more resources, Its success was sustained by a low cost production of quality beef climate and extensive grasslands ; b well developed, flexible and transparent livestock marketing system; c Innovations in beef distribution domestically butcher chain stores, vacuum packing ; d development of new: Mid East ; and, e debt rescheduling by banks for livestock and trading enterprises.
With recent measures to make the industry viable again, including capacity rationalisation, Argentina beef is now back in profit and. But this is not limited to LDC's alone.
Israel found itself unable to compete internationally with its citrus products, but found a new way to remain competitive internationally. Hectarage rose from 14 to over 40 hectares. With the well respected "Jaffa" label and the Citrus Marketing Board as the Only exporter in Porter's term's giving huge, "supplier power" Israel oranges and grapefruit dominated many markets.
However, by the late 's stiff competition from Spain, Morocco and Cyprus and changing consumer tastes led to a levelling off of demand, and the once powerful, Citrus Marketing Board found it had to shift its orientation from powerful, bargaining seller to a marketer" naturing new demand patterns.
Whilst it succeeded in some of its promotion and utilisation campaigns, it increasingly found Itself with excess supply and a product which was less in demand. Consumer tastes had shifted to "easy peeling" oranges and tangerines and sweeter red grapefruit, away from Israeli Shamuti Jaffa orange and white grapefruit.
The once powerful Citrus Marketing Board's monopoly was rescinded in Several factors led to Israel's decline. The CMB's unit of accounting was USD; c a significant rise in international shipping costs in the early 's; d financial crisis within Israel's agricultural settlements; e improper export product mix; f conflict of interest in the subsector giving weakened incentives for product innovations and quality; g inability of the Citrus Marketing Board CMB to reposition itself to maintain competitiveness; and, h Quality and supply of competitors, especially in demanded products for example Spain.
The Israeli citrus industry experienced all the problems envisaged by Porter In maintaining industry competitiveness. Bargaining power by the CMD shifted from supplier to the buyer.
Competitors had a better product and lower costs and a product that was now demanded. These directly substituted for the Israeli product.
In a few cooperatives and processors began processing fruit, despite the unsuitably of the product in many cases, and were able to absorb one million tons of fresh fruit product.
Export of processed citrus products concentrates, bases, essential oils etc first exceeded its value of fresh fruit in and are now double the export of fresh fruits. Technological advances and the ability to tailor make to niches has ensured international competitiveness.
However, the greatest potential, looks like in the supply of root stock to other producers and processors, although Florida and Brazil are doing the same. Competition analysis In order to know how best to compete, as well as the analysis given above, one needs to know the way competitors measure themselves, their strategy to date, their major strengths and weaknesses and likely future strategy.
In the first of these - knowing the way competitors see themselves - much can be learned from public accounts, interviews and the trade press. Other ways are to have competitive personnel, take part in trade fairs, purchase the competitor's product and take it apart, or indulge in "espionage".
In identifying the competitor's strategy to date, it is not enough to believe what they say but to reconstruct their strategy. Evaluating resources is difficult.
It is essential to look at their production, marketing, financial and management resources. On the basis of these first three, it is possible to guess the future. Not all competitors are necessarily bad. Good competitors can absorb demand fluctuations, expand the market, increase motivation, and act responsively to the industry.
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