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1. Identify the primary functions of management, describing who is responsible for each function at Kudler.

2. Explain how technology and the Internet are utilized by Kudler currently and how that affects its management.

3. Cite an example from Kudler illustrating each of the five forces from Porter's Model.

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1. Identify the primary functions of management, describing who is responsible for each function at Kudler

Kudler Fine Foods is a local upscale specialty food store located San Diego, California. The company has three locations (La Jolla, Del Mar and Encinitas). Each store has approximately 16,000 square feet of retail space located in fashionable shopping center. The stores are stocked with the very best domestic and imported foods. Every is stocked and carries upscale fresh meats and seafood, baked goods, produce, deli, and dairy departments. The owner, Kathy Kudler, opened the first of three stores in 1998. In 2000, Kathy opened a second store with a third store opening in 2003 (Kudler Virtual Organization, 2006).

The owner, Kathy Kudler is looking after overall operations of store .Operations of stores are looked by Department Manager .Purchase: The Department Managers' responsibility is to then obtain the best price, quality and delivery possible. The department managers are responsible for the maintenance of these inventory levels.
Forecasts This is done by Departmental Manager. The current system has managers relying on historical sales data from the past 2-3 years as the basis for deciding what quantities to keep on hand for future usage and distribution. HR : Brenda Wagner, Director of Administration and Human Resources, will assume a duty of PR manager, if ...

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Word document attached to identify function of management and those responsible, the use of technology and Porter's Model five forces in Kudler Fine Foods.