Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  4. 4
    4
  5. 5
    5
  6. 6
    6
  7. 7
    7
  8. 8
    8
  9. 9
    9
  10. 10
    10
  11. 11
    11
  12. 12
    12
  13. 13
    13
  14. 14
    14
  15. 15
    15
  16. 16
    16
  17. 17
    17
  18. 18
    18
  19. 19
    19
  20. 20
    20
  21. 21
    21
  22. 22
    22
  23. 23
    23
  24. 24
    24
  25. 25
    25
  26. 26
    26
  27. 27
    27
  28. 28
    28

AS Btec business. Report on understanding how businesses operate.

Extracts from this essay...

Introduction

To: Mr Baker From: Luke Cohen Date: 02/10/2010 Report on understanding how businesses operate. For the attention of Mr Baker, As you are aware, we are selling your invention of the portable toilets to developing countries where they will provide improved and sustainable sanitation in rural communities. The toilets are a self-assembly unit and we are selling them for £15 per unit. I believe that it would be appropriate to trust in a voluntary company, as they are most reliable and they have committed more help in charitable organisations, than any company in the private sector would have. Below I have listed some of the developing countries we could sell your product to: * Brazil * Ethiopia * Uganda * Egypt * India * Thailand P1 Types of Businesses and Their Ownership As we know businesses fall into different sectors depending on their type and their purposes. The two companies I am going to distinguish are Tesco's and CAFOD. From here I will be explaining the businesses type, purpose, ownership, size, scale and their aims and objective and how this influences them. Tesco's fall into the private sector because it is a business that wants to make a profit. They do this by selling their products such as food, clothes and electronics and so on. Because Tesco's only sell products and don't manufacture them, they will be classed as a tertiary in the industrial sectors. The tertiary sector of the economy is the service industry. This sector provides services to the general population and to businesses. Activities associated with this sector include retail and wholesale sales, transportation and distribution and entertainment. Tesco's is a PLC meaning anyone can buy their shares on the stock exchange. Anyone who owns a share or shares is known as a share holder. If the company is successful then the share holder will receive a financial reward in the form of dividends.

Middle

This can be done in several ways. They can be examined by hand or passed through machine to check if the size is correct. Product functions can involve tasks such as: * Ordering stocks of raw materials from their suppliers. * Storing and checking the stocks of their materials. * Planning production schedules to maximise machinery capacity and staff levels. * Producing or assembling the finished products. * Checking the quality of the product through the final quality checks. * Packing and storing the final products before distributing. * Carrying out repairs to machinery and equipment required. Below is Tesco's organisational chart, and it shows the different functional areas in the business. Organisational structure refers to the way that an organization arranges people and jobs so that its work can be performed and its goals can be met. In an organization of any size or complexity, employees responsibilities are defined by what they do, who they report to, and for managers, who reports to them. Over time these roles are assigned to positions in the organization rather than to specific individuals. Both Tesco and CAFOD have a hierarchical structure, so this means that different functions are separated into different sections/departments. The advantages are of having a hierarchical structure are workers know what sections they are working in and what their job roles are, they know who to report to if they have problems, lower ranks can get promoted so that encourages them to work harder. The line of control is where individuals are responsible to a line manager or supervisor. The senior colleague will be responsible for making more important decisions. The span of control is the number of people that individuals are responsible for in an organization. The wider the span of control, the greater the number of people for who the individual is responsible for. So in Tesco's case, the store manager reports to the store director, the personnel, ambient, fish, non food, training, stock controller, security and customer manager's report to the store manager, and the people under the managers report to their managers.

Conclusion

If the world changes to electrical cars, this can affect shell because they could take this opportunity to provide electricity for the cars, maybe having stations where electricity can be transferred to the cars for a small fee. But this will also affect them because of the natural resources that they will need to gather, because of the new development of using electricity, instead of oil and gas. For Nigeria, possible future changes in the economical political factors could be related to the high number of poverty in the area, or a disagreement with the government and another party. This could break out into a civil war between the two sides of the government, or it could be that people are desperate and feel that they need to be violent to be able to survive. This can affect shell as they will need to change their strategy, in order to ensure that their workers are safe, so they might need to consider if it is suitable for their employees to work in the conditions facing the civil war, or will they need to move to a different location in order for them to continue their job. Legal factors affecting the strategy of Shell would be the increase in tax, if the government is not stable, which Nigeria's government is not, then taxes could either go up or down. This may be difficult for Shell because it will be harder for them to predict forecast figures. Possible social factors affecting Shell could be the number of diseases and illnesses there are in Nigeria, HIV or aids being one of the most common. This can affect Shell if their staff were ill it could spread throughout the business, so Shell will need to take precautions such as regular medical checks to be sure that the staff's general health is safe for them and other members to work in. ?? ?? ?? ??

The above preview is unformatted text

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • Over 150,000 essays available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Over 180,000 student essays
  • Every subject and level covered
  • Thousands of essays marked by teachers

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level People & Operations Management essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Roles and Responsibilities of Staff Members at McDonalds.

    5 star(s)

    if the manager is not around when an accident takes place and first aid assistance is needed then the supervisors training of first aid can be of large use. Employee: the training that an employee or crew member would do would be the basic first response first aid qualification, this

  2. Recruitment. I am writing this report to describe how each organisation plans and conducts ...

    ==> Good literacy and numeric skills required as they will be dealing with accounts. ==> Excellent communication skills required as they will be dealing with the department. ==> Computer literate Relevant Experience. ==> Experience and knowledge in accounting would be essential.

  1. Recruitment. Identify how two organisations plan recruitment using internal and external sources.

    CV SARAH CV 19 FALCON MEWS LEIGHTON BUZZARD BEDS LU7 4QX PHONE 01525 385838 MOBILE 07791784410 PROFILE I have just left school and I am looking to work in an office. I received good grades at school in my GCSE's.

  2. Presenting Business Information

    line dictionaries, which then staff can use on Microsoft word to write any letter or reports. Tesco use this software to reply to customer enquires, for example if some one has applied for a job in Tesco, human resources department of Tesco will reply to the candidate by writing a

  1. Principles of customer service and methods used to monitor them in two organisations. ...

    and not only that but to make sure all staff even from different sections are working at the same level and that they are all providing the same level of customer service. Customer Service Polices The Best Western group have costumer policies in place which means that their hotels and

  2. Employers relations

    Bonus earnings depend on measured qualities or values of output for individuals or groups of BA employees, usually based on work studied time units; this covers a wide range of bonus schemes which still form the main method of performance pay for BA in flight workers.

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Working in a business environment

    5 star(s)

    ink would last longer should they change the print quality settings to "Quick Print" or something of the like. Another waste associated with this is printing things that do not need to be printed, then wasting both paper and ink.

  2. enterprise unit

    this questionnaire we found out that most people buy from the tuck shop once a day We asked this question so how much people spend at the tuck shop, after asking this questionnaire we found out that most people only spend 1-5QR most of the time for a drink Secondary

  • Over 180,000 essays
    written by students
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to write
    your own great essays

Marked by a teacher

This essay has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the essay.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the essay page.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review under the essay preview on this page.