Case Study Ikea and Acme

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TABLE OF CONTENT

INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………...….2

BACKGROUND …………………………………………………………………………...3

FIFTEEN OPERATIONAL DIFFERENCES…………………………………………....8

POLAR DIAGRAM ANALSIS……………………………………………………………16

FOUR V’s………………………………………………………………………………...…19

BIBILOGRAPHY AND REFERENCES…………………………………………………23

INTRODUCTION

In this case study I am discussing how the functions of the operation are carried out in IKEA and ACME. It was interesting to know how the two extremely different company’s one a very large firm with big brand name I.e. IKEA and another one ACME very old historic British company caring the values and culture till date. I have also explain how IKEA and ACME carry out their supply chain what are the major
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Of the IKEA stores in 36 countries, 235 are run by the INGKA Holding. The remaining 30 stores are run by franchisees outside of the INGKA Holding

ACME

Background in brief

Acme whistles is known to be the one of the largest whistles manufacturing company is the world. Whistles where originated or we can say they discovery of the whistle was done by ACME. Talking about variety ACME has more than 93 authentic and genuine Acme Whistles including many world’s first. The company was initially started by Joseph Hudson a farm worker in Derbyshire who moved to the city of Birmingham as it was the industrial revolution and he was a trained toolmaker. The company started at his back house and the business was very small until he got his first every large scale of business from The London Metropolitan Police to replace the police rattle a means of communication used for patrolling.

In the next 135 years Acme manufactured and patented over 93 different whistle designs. The below mentioned are some of the first few companies which ACME started its whistle manufacturing for:

• The Metropolitan Police Whistle
• The Acme Thundered
• The Acme Siren
• Silent Dog Whistle
• Scout Whistle
• Life Jacket Water safe Whistle
• The Tornado

By the end of the year 2000 sales had reached huge numbers. The famous Acme Thundered whistle alone had sold over 200 million with the many other whistles of the range adding dramatically to its total.

Today the modern

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