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Business - Cadbury World

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Background History of Cadburys In 1824, John Cadbury began vending tea, coffee, and (later) chocolate at Bull Street in Birmingham in the UK and sometimes in India. The company was later known as Cadbury brothers. After John Cadbury's retirement, his sons, Richard and George, opened a major new factory at Bourneville, five miles south of the city. In 1893, George Cadbury bought 120 acres of land close to the works and planned, at his own expense, a model village which would 'alleviate the evils of modern more cramped living conditions'. By 1900 the estate included 313 cottages and houses set on 330 acres of land. As the Cadburys were Quakers there were no Public houses in the estate; in fact, it was their Quaker beliefs that first led them to sell tea, coffee and cocoa as alternatives to alcohol. In 1969 Cadbury merged with drinks company Schweppes to form Cadbury Schweppes. However in March 2007, they revealed that they were planning to split the business into two; one focusing on the chocolate and confectionary market; and the other on its U.S drink business. The demerger took effect on 2 May 2008, with its North American drinks brands being demerged into Dr. ...read more.

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Use of technology There are many different ways Cadburys could use technology in their factories. These are - CAM - Computer Aided Manufacturing - CAD - Computer Aided Design - CNC - Computer Numerically Controlled - CIM - Computer Integrates Manufacturing CAM is where the computer helps to control the machinery. CAD is where the product is designed on screen with problems solved before prototypes are made. CNC is where machines are helped to perform very specific, precise tasks. CIM is there the whole factory is linked and controlled by computers. There are lots of advantages and disadvantages to using these types of technology in the business. The advantages include things like - Greater efficiency - Higher output - Lower unit cost - Fewer routine/boring jobs - Better quality products - Research helps find better products - Better customer service - Better management of information - Identical products - Up to date technology or products - Quicker However there are some disadvantages, these include things like - Can be expensive to introduce and need to sell a large volume to become profitable - Greater risk - Technology is constantly changing so can become outdated quickly. ...read more.

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A business should ensure they find the supplier who can supply the best quality resources, but at a competitive price and also with reliable delivery Conclusion To maximize customer satisfaction through high quality goods and services Cadburys could use Quality assurance as their quality control method, as this has many advantages that would help them save time, make more and make better quality products. They could use technology to improve their goods; this would also save time as they could fix any problems they find very quickly which would also save a fair bit of time. If Cadburys were to improve their workers motivation they could make more products, in a shorter time, this would be a massive advantage to the company as they would be able to deal with large stock orders and get a larger profit which they could use for new machinery and other essential things. By using good quality raw materials to make their chocolate they ensure the products that their customers are getting are the best that they can supply; if they used rubbish materials and had an unclean work area then they wouldn't have customers as people wouldn't like it as much as if they used good quality products and had a clean work space. ?? ?? ?? ?? Becca Howes 10s ...read more.

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