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Assess the overall effectiveness of the strategic policy implementation plan by performing an advanced SWOT analysis of implementation strategies chosen for the project. This refined analysis should be in-depth and seek a greater degree of facility than in previous SWOT analyses.

Strengths: What does the organization or situation have working in it that will assure a smooth implementation? Is there any strength that can be leveraged to improve the implementation process?
Weaknesses: What does the organization or situation have that will hinder implementation? Is there any weakness that is a showstopper as far as implementing you plan?
Opportunities: What opportunities exist that will dictate changes in implementation techniques? Is there an opportunity that can be used to overcome a serious weakness or threat?
Threats: What threats confront the operations management that will make certain implementation techniques unfeasible? Are there any strengths that can be used to overcome these threats?
Indicate how these implementation strategies can be integrated into the overall implementation plan. Particular attention should be paid to any issues within the operations management or situation that would make implementation too costly or likely to fail to win sufficient support from stakeholders within the organization.

Particular attention should be paid to potential resistance to change within the organization

Prepare a rough budget or financial overview of the cost of implementation. This assignment should form the basis for how this project will come together. This will facilitate charting the direction and assessing the overall value of the project and evaluating the challenges that the project will encounter.

Objective: Develop and apply new strategies and techniques for managing the supply chain as the global economy evolves.
Develop and implement an approach to convert project requirements into a project plan that meets cost, schedule and performance requirements.
To explore the interdependencies between product and process design, production and service strategies, inventory planning, and quality.
Demonstrate collaborative, analytical and communication skills.

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//Before applying any strategy in the business in a practical way, it is necessary to analyze its effectiveness and importance in the business. The best way to do the strategic analysis of any strategy and decision is the SWOT analysis. SWOT analysis of any company can be done after having an overview of the background and concept of business of the company. For this, in the starting of the section, the overview of Hewlett Packard is summarized below. //

Overview of the Company:

Hewlett Packard is a US based company, started by two Stanford University classmates Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in the year 1939 (History.). The first product, ODF of the company was built in a garage and it was an audio oscillator which was used by the sound engineers in the USA. The company mainly deals in the field of the information technology business. The main business of the company includes manufacturing of the hardware and software as well as providing computer related services to the global customers. The company exists in more than 170 countries. The range of products provided by HP is more than all the other companies in the world. The revenue of the company was $114.6 billion in the year 2009. As per the fortune 500 ranking, HP got the 9th position. The company follows a general growth strategy in the long run for the future business success. The implementation of this strategy in the long-term would be based on its favorable and unfavorable aspects.

//After having a brief introduction about the business of the company and its general strategy, the SWOT analysis of its business can be conducted in an effective way. In this regard, the SWOT analysis of Hewlett Packard is conducted in the following section.//

SWOT analysis of the General Strategy:

The company has mainly selected the general growth strategy for its business. All the strategies are required for having long-term success of the business. For this purpose, it is analyzed that usefulness and importance of such strategies is evaluated under SWOT analysis. The SWOT analysis comprises of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The detailed description of SWOT analysis is given as under:

Strengths: The analysis of the strengths is done on the basis of the efforts the company has already made for the strategy implementation in the business. The main points of strengths in this regard are as under:

· HP has collaborated with more than 1000 companies in the world, so that it can develop new products and services for the existing and potential customers. The company provides all kinds of necessary resources, tools and programs to deliver favorable and desired results to its partners for accelerating its momentum in the current market (HP Shares Growth Strategies for Channel Partners at its Americas Partner Conference, 2008).

· HP merged with Compaq in the year 2002. With the help of this merger, the company became a major player for developing high quality servers and desktops in the world market. After this merger, HP is able to compete with Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and Acer in the market.

· Recently, the company has purchased so many software companies so that they can deliver the best quality of software to the customers in the market at the world level.

· The company has invested a huge amount on the research and development of the new technologies, so that the production process and its business effectiveness could be increased and customers could be served in a better way.

· The products and services of the company have a strong brand image in the market, which makes it the market leader in the world.

· The cost of production of HP is highly competitive in the market. No other company is able to produce products and services of such low cost in the market.

· HP is ...

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