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During 2007-9 the Nintendo Wii established leadership over the Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in the market for video game consoles. Unlike Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo is completely dependent upon the video games industry for its revenues. How might Nintendo use the competitor analysis framework outlined in attached file to predict the likely reactions of Sony and Microsoft to its market success.

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Nintendo would use the competitor analysis framework to predict the likely reactions of Sony and Microsoft by taking the following steps:

1. Strategy: Nintendo would trove top management communication for information regarding corporate action, and input about the industry. In addition they would be vigilant about keeping an eye on the company websites. It would be worthwhile to subscribe to all industry news available: through stockbrokers, blogs, trade magazines. By purchasing even a small amount of stock in each company it would allow Nintendo further information about its' competitors' strategy.

2. To determine its' competitor's objectives Nintendo would read the news sources mentioned above to look for stated goals. Often these are released ...

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This detailed solution outlines how Nintendo could use the competitor analysis framework to predict reactions of Sony and Microsoft. It takes into account strategy, competitor objectives, industry assumptions, and competitor resources. It includes links and examples.

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Wow, was this a hard assignment for the team.We came up with Nintendo as the organzation and the Production Procees (inventory to keep up with customer demand - why is it out of stock so much and why can't Nintendo produce the amounts needed - is it poor planning, etc.)? I have section A (A description of the process targeted for improvement). About four hundred or so words if you can help me out with this. Thanks again with all your help in my studies. I have really learned alot from you as a mentor.

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Your Learning Team represents a group of employees or managers in the organization and has been selected to run a pilot process improvement team. Select an organization that is agreed upon by your LT and prepare a 1,400 - 2,100 word paper in which you choose a process for improvement in your selected organization. Include the following ...
a. A description of the process targeted for improvement
b. A description of why analyzing a process can be useful in improving quality
c. Quality tools that you would recommend using to collect and present data from this type of process
d. An analysis of the process variability based upon your understanding of the process and any data collected
Conclude your presentation by providing recommendations for process improvement strategies for your selected process. Be sure to include a discussion of how your quality improvement strategy is linked to the strategic goals of the organization.

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