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American Hospital Supply Corporation case study-Partha

American Hospital Supply Corporation case study-Partha

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Europe Asia Business school
PGPM-2012
 
Case Study Analysis
American Hospital Supply Corporation The ASAP System (A)
Partha Sarkar (Roll No 11112)
 
 
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Qusetion no 1
: How much competitive advantage can IT really provide?
Ans
:Before thinking about the competitive advantage of Information Technology
we need to think first that how as enterprise or a company achieves the competitiveadvantage. There are two basic types of competitive advantage that can exist:1.
Non-defensible
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Infact, IT has important roles of providing gathering data, extraction of data and thosereduces human intervention and which helps to calculate faster than before. Now adays IT has shown its significant presence in almost every sphere of life including thefield of various Industries.
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nd this advantage has reduced time and cost. So obviously IThas all capability to give a competitive advantage to a company.
The clear fact has mentioned below:IT provides Competitive Advantage:
The key goal of strategy is Creating Organisational
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dvantage.The key aspects of organisational advantage through are:Operational effectiveness: Performing similar activities better than rivals.Strategic positioning: Performing different activities from rivals &Performing similar activities differently.These differences must be sustained.
Question No 2:
How can company find opportunity for such uses of IT?
Ans:
 
y
 
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company is able to use technology to collect data which are relevant to itsbusiness & so that company can be aware of this current position with its missionvision & its goals.
 
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Company can identify processes where it can use technology to reduce humanintervention, so that errors due to human intervention are reduced.
y
 
Company can perform the internal data analysis with the data which wascollected over the long period of time.
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nd these same data could be used topredict the trend and seasonal effects in the data so that finally the conclusioncould be reached.
y
 
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arious tools are available in IT for the analysis purpose; same could be deployedto get out the concrete results.
y
 
IT can also be used to get detailed feedback which would comprise of closeended questions and it would provide so many recommendations at end of thefeedback.
Question no 3:
What can we do to make IT related competitive advantage sustainableover period of time?
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sustainable competitive advantage is actually unique place that organization developsin relation to the competitor that this allows it to perform them properly.This is possible with related to IT related advantage sustainable over period of time bypossessing the value creating process and position that can be easily duplicated orimitated. Sustainable competitive advantage is different from Competitive advantage asit provides long term advantage and is not easily replicable.So, we can develop the same with continues evaluation and updating the IT within theorganization i.e by using the main frame and designing the process and flow of datamore user friendly. Implementing CMS model could serve the purpose as it includescontent creation; content management and content publication by implementingfollowing in the model :
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.User-friendly InterfaceB Content Migration ToolsC. Immediate Previews Workflow ;D. User Permission Management;E.
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ersion Control &
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rchiving;F.Document Expiry Management
Question No 4:
What factors which includes Industry, technology and others made
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