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Operations Management Course

Operating a dairy farm, raising cows for the production of raw milk products. Briefly identify the levels of vertical integration that you would anticipate being possible for such an operation (include both backward and forward integration in your response).

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RAISING COWS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF RAW MILK PRODUCTS:
BACKWARD AND FORWARD VERTICAL INTEGRATION

According to Robbins and Coulter (2004), corporate strategies are categorized into three - growth, stability and renewal. Stability strategy is characterized by an absence of significant change. Under this strategy, the company continues to serve the same clients by offering the same products or service, maintaining market share, and sustaining the organization's return-on-investment results. Companies implement this strategy for reasons such as: the company's resources have reached their limits that expansion would not be possible; the company is contented with its success; or there is no opportunity for expansion available in the environment.
Another strategy is renewal which is utilized by the company when its performance is in a declining stage. The company needs to do something to recover from the decline through developing strategies that would address the weaknesses identified.
The third strategy is growth strategy that intends to increase or ...

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