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History

That was 14th August 1947; When Pakistan came in to the existence. Due to the unfavorable patrician of

Pakistan. Pakistan didn’t got industrial sector. There were only 10% industries at begging. People took the

responsibility to build the Pakistan, with the help of self motivation and passion to do some thing for this

motherland people started their efforts.

Electric Fans industry came to existence in between 1949 to 1954.

The story of emergence of electric fan manufacturing industry in Pakistan is one of those heroic efforts made by

a few enterprising individuals who, starting with nothing in early 1940s struggled against all odds and turned

this concern into a most efficient industry in Pakistan

When some people started their efforts in that sector. The big name in fans manufacturing was Gujrat we can

say that that is the place where fans take their birth. Their true effort makes the way easier for them and after 59

years. Gujrat become the big industrial area for Pakistan.

That is about how fan industry formed. In early 1940s, there were some efforts made which is made by the few

individuals at beginning. This is an industry on which all Pakistanis can rightly proudly of. Its does not owes its

successes to any foreign collaboration or any from the Government. But to its own people who constantly

research for maintaining good quality & devising new methods and techniques of productivity have now

resulted in a product which we can rightly claim as best in the world. A big name who made revelation in that

sectors are GFC fans their brands are one of best in the world.

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A big name which comes on the horizon was GFC Fans they struggled in the begging and fought against all the

hardships and make their firm to be proud of. Mr. Muhammad Ilyas, the Chief Executive, He is the founder of

the GFC Fans his hardworking efforts brought the GFC Fans on the top. He is a foreign trained Electrical

Engineer, brought in new technologies for fan manufacturing from developed countries and improved G.F.C.

products in a continuous process.

Company Profile
Introduction
General Fan Company (Pvt.) Ltd. was formed in 1954 as a small manufacturing unit for electric fans. The

company grew rapidly from its modest start because of the quality of its products. The company was one of the

major exporters of fans in 1960's to Iraq. However, the company was in trouble in late 1970's due to differences

in its partners. The present management took over the company in 1978 and Engineer Muhammad Ilyas took

over as Chief Executive of the company. Under his dynamic leadership the company grew rapidly and G.F.C.

became major recognized brand for fans in the Pakistani market.

Mr. Muhammad Ilyas, the Chief Executive who is a foreign trained Electrical Engineer, brought in new

technologies for fan manufacturing from developed countries and improved G.F.C.

products in a continuous process.Automatic Capstan Lathe Machines and Die Casting

Machines were introduced in 1982. Automatic Winding Machines were brought from

Taiwan in 1985. A Japanese made modern Enameled Wire Manufacturing Plant was

installed in 1987 for the manufacturing of quality enameled copper wire for own consumption as well as for the

sale in the local market. Plastic Injection Molding Machines were installed in 1993 to manufacture own plastic

parts for plastic fans like Exhaust Fans, Bracket Fans, Circumatic Fans and Table Fans.

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A modern tool room was set up for the manufacture of Dies, Molds and Models etc. The tool room consists of

Wire Cut Machines, EDM Machines, Surface Grinders, Cylindrical Grinder, Shaper Machines, CNC Milling

Machines and Copy Milling Machines.

Automatic Rotor Balancing Machines were introduced in 1995 to further improve the quality of fans. Modern

Continuous Stamping Presses were installed in 1997 for manufacture of motors of all type of fans such as

Ceiling, Pedestal, Bracket, Exhaust and Circumatic Fans etc. Slitter Machine for slitting the electrical steel sheet

coils was installed in 1999.

The company started manufacturing Washing Machines in 1996. Due to its quality and excellent finish the

product has become an instant success. Gas & Electric Geysers are being manufactured since year 2000.

The Chief Executive Mr. Muhammad Ilyas is a pioneer in the export of electric fans from Pakistan. To initiate

the export from Pakistan he attended an International exhibition for electrical appliances in 1993 in Abu-Dhabi.

The company also participated In many trade delegations as well as exhibitions arranged by Export Promotion

Bureau and Federation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry In Bangladesh, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Dubai,

Bahrain. Qatar, Sudan, Egypt, U.S.A. etc. G.F.C. was the first Pakistani company to export fans to the Middle-

East. G.F.C. Fans became an instant success due to their quality and durability in all the markets where these

were introduced.

General Fan Company has also set up a unit to manufacture capacitors used in electric fans. Washing machines

and motors. Mr. Muhammad Ilyas (Chief Executive) and Mr. Muhammad Ijaz (Finance Director) are always on

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the look out for the latest technology for manufacturing of electric fans as well as for corporate management of

the company.

Now G.F.C. has established a new Computer department which keep its Executives update about any inquires.

This shows the interest of management not only in manufacturing technology. but they also know the

importance of information technology. G.F.C. has stepped in this Millennium fully equipped with

manufacturing and information technology for Corporate Management and Marketing.

G.F.C can rightly claim that they have all the best technologies in its workshops and in office which are

available for Design. Production and Management.

Our products are now of International Standard, and we are truly an International Company. Our 600

Employees and Management are committed to Excellence in Quality

General Fan Company (Pvt) Ltd. is a pioneer in the export of electric fans from Pakistan. To initiate the export

from Pakistan we participated in International exhibition for electrical appliances in 1993 in Abu-Dhabi. The

company also participated in many trade delegations as well as exhibitions arranged by Export Promotion

Bureau and Federation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry In Bangladesh, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Dubai,

Bahrain. Qatar, Sudan, Egypt, U.S.A. etc. G.F.C. was the first Pakistani company to export fans to the Middle-

East. G.F.C. Fans became an instant success due to their quality and durability in all the markets where these

were introduced.

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Industry

The people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "each industry has its own

trade publications"

Electric Fans

Fans have valuable uses both in the home and at work. Keeping cool when it's hot out makes everyone's

lifestyle a little more enjoyable and installing ceiling fans or picking up a stand-alone model will surely help

you out. Enjoyment and breaking a sweat are not the only reasons for buying fans, however. Industrial fans can

promote health and safety by regulating air currents, and removing foreign particles that may be byproducts of

factory processes. Craftsmen should keep fans in their workspace to prevent dust inhalation.

Hospitals use fans to ventilate sick rooms and control the airflow to prevent the spread of diseases. Small fans

are also used in machinery to cool parts that are at risk of overheating. This includes computer fans, and fans

found in engines. Look for electric fans today that are in style, functionally sound, and will last a long time

Number of Units in Pakistan

There are now over five hundred fan manufacturing units operating in Gujrat, Gujranwala, Lahore and a few

other cities. Except for a few, the rest falls into the category of cottage industry. These small units from the real

backbone of this industry. They provide employment to a large number of people and all put together account of

more than 90 percent of the domestic market.GFC fans is on the top of the list in product and quality products at

the moment.

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Mission Statement
By Chief Executive of GFC FANS

“To produce excellent quality products G.F.C uses the most modern/high tech machinery like Capstan & Turret

Lathes, Progressing Stamping presses, Die Casting Machines, Injection Molding Machines, Automatic

Armature Winding Machines, CNC Wire Cut Machines, Spark Erosion

Machines and Ovens Containing Conveyers for drying Stove Paint. With all this

latest machinery G.F.C. decided to increase its' product line by manufacturing

premium quality Washing machines & Desert Coolers. In 1954, a small name

appeared on the horizon of the fan manufacturing industry in Pakistan. This small star was General Fan

Company. G.F.C began to grow due to its quality, which makes the G.F.C one of the leading manufacturer and

exporter of fans in Pakistan today. To produce excellent quality products G.F.C uses the most modern/high tech

machinery like Capstan & Turret Lathes, Progressing Stamping presses, Die Casting Machines, Injection

Molding Machines, Automatic Armature Winding Machines, CNC Wire Cut Machines, Spark Erosion

Machines and Ovens Containing Conveyers for drying Stove Paint.With all this latest machinery G.F.C. decided

to increase its' product line by manufacturing premium quality Washing machines & Desert Coolers.That's why

G.F.C. enjoys the confidence of millions of highly satisfied customers not Only in Pakistan but also in Saudi

Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, UAE., Sudan, Ghana, West Indies, Djibouti, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon,
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Afghanistan, and all other Gulf Countries.G.F.C. installed copper wire manufacturing unit in 1988. G.F.C. is

also manufacturing its Own capacitors. G.F.C. were the pioneers in export of fans from Pakistan. G.F.C. have

got four Export Trophy Awards for Fans and other Electrical Products like enameled Copper Wire.

Through our Web Site, We'll try to make it easy for you to learn about Our Company, Our Technology,

Customer Care and Our Products. You are warmly welcome to visit this site.

Have a nice day!

Achievements

General Fan Company (Pvt) Ltd. is a pioneer in the export of electric fans from Pakistan. To initiate the

export from Pakistan we participated in International exhibition for electrical appliances in 1993 in Abu-

Dhabi. The company also participated in many trade delegations as well as exhibitions arranged by Export

Promotion Bureau and Federation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry In Bangladesh, Yemen, Saudi

Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain. Qatar, Sudan, Egypt, U.S.A. etc. G.F.C. was the first Pakistani company to export

fans to the Middle-East. G.F.C. Fans became an instant success due to their quality and durability in all the

markets where these were introduced.

 G.F.C. has been getting the Export Trophy from FPCCI for the export of electric fans for many

years. The growth rate of fan export from G.F.C. has been continuously more than 100% per

annum for the last 5 years.

 1/3rd of the total fans exported from Pakistan are G.F.C. Fans. G.F.C. has large International orders

many times more than the previous years for the financial year 2001-2002 and we are looking

forward to export fans to all parts of the world including United States and Europe.

 Water and Power development authority has issued the renewal of Registration in 1997.

Registration Renewal is an honorable success that G.F.C. has achieved.

 ISO-9002 Certificate assures that Manufacturing Quality of Electric Fans are according to

International Standards. Pakistan Standard Institution has certified according to 1961 ordinance.
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The institution hereby grants to G.F.C. Fans. (Hereinafter called "the Licence") this Licence is used

as standard mark.

 Engineer in Chief Branch has given the certificate of Enlistment/Registration dated: 23-2-2000 on

best technical performance.

 Contract agreement for supply of G.F.C. Fans for "Army Housing Directorate" at 30 April 2001 and

is a big achievement for G.F.C. Fans.

Performance of GFC Fans

Year Production Qantity Sales Qantity
1997-1998 108,836.00 110,015.00
1998-1999 109,915.00 107,003.00
1999-2000 120,053.00 122,773.00
2000-2001 174,344.00 170,436.00
2001-2002 232,339.00 233,299.00
2002-2003 313,431.00 315,505.00
Total 1,058,918.00 1,059,031.00

Country Export in US$
Bangladesh 4,439,026.00
Yeman Republic 1,280,682.00
Saudi Arebia 2,672,459.00
U.A.E. 797,487.00
Afreca 195,077.00
Qatar 81,689.00
West Indies 4,810.00
Afghanistan 183,287.00
England 4,560.00
Total 9,659,077.00

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Year Export Sales US$
1997-1998 243,123.00
1998-1999 630,158.00
1999-2000 910,332.00
2000-2001 1,901,943.00
2001-2002 2,441,356.00
2002-2003 3,224,647.00
Total 9,351,559.00

Year Local Sales Quantity Exports Quantity Total Quantity
1997-1998 96,825 13,190 110,015
1998-1999 72,097 34,906 107,003
1999-2000 74,132 48,641 122,773
2000-2001 76,587 93,849 170,436
2001-2002 95,084 138,215 233,299
2002-2003 130,015 185,490 315,505
Total 544,740 514,291 1,059,031

Strategically Vision
The management and the workers of GFC FANS have a vision to supply in near future all types of

electric fans to all the countries of the world where fans are being used. We see ourselves as one of the

largest and most renowned fan manufacturing company in the world providing all types of fans to all the

countries according to their required specifications and needs. Our vision is to enlarge our market from

the present day Middle-East to whole of Africa, Europe, and America including South America, Central

America and Caribbean. We believe that we have a unique product which has been developed by GFC

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and no other country manufactures a pedestal fan like ours. This product is most useful in the hot

tropical humid climates. We want to mark this product throughout the world and we foresee this product

to dominate the entire International market. We want to set up an excellent after-sales-service and spare

parts supply service to each and every country. We also want to set up home service centers throughout

the world. We believe that within 10 years we can achieve an export target of US Dollars

Structure of the Organization

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Information needs of the company

Following are the main departments of the any organization GFC fans needs to brought in this set up in

operational, managerial and executive levels and their duties are also mentioned downwards

Operational Needs

Executive Roles in Information Technology

Under the IS

Head of operational department

COO
Chief Operations
Officer
• Manages Operations

• Allocates Resources

• Primary Consumer of IT within the Organization

Transaction Processing Systems
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Process day-to-day business event data in an organization (Operational level)

Managerial Needs

CIO
Chief Information
Officer
• Manages Accounting & Finance

• Forecasts Needs and Secures Financial Resources

• Allocates Budget for IT Expenditures

Management Information Systems

Produce details information to help manage a firm or part of a firm (Managerial

CFO
Chief Financial
Officer
• Manages Accounting & Finance

• Forecasts Needs and Secures Financial Resources

Allocates Budget for IT Expenditures

Executive needs (Strategic)

CEO C
hief Executive
Officer

• Manages External

Stakeholder Relationships

• Sets Strategic Direction

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• Defines High Level IT

• Needs for the Future

Executive Information Systems

Provide very high-level, aggregate information to support decisions (Executive)

Other Information Systems

Office Automation System

Support a wide range of predefined, daily work activities of individuals or groups (e.g. MS Word)

Collaboration System

Enable People to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with each other (e.g. email

Customer Relationship Management

Support the interaction between the firm and its customers (e.g. sales force automation or call center

technology

Electronic Commerce

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Enable customers to buy goods and service from a firm’s website. (www.amazon.com

Enterprise Resource Planning System

Support and integrate all facets of the business (e.g. planning, manufacturing, sales, etc.)

INDUSTRY ANAYLSIS

Analysis of the External Environment

External environment is related to find out the forces that are most likely to influence the firm’s actions and

future performance:

• International competitive & Market

• Domestic Competitors

• Economic

• Political

• Cultural

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• Technological

• Legal forces

• Actors

• Key stakeholders

• Who are the firm’s present/future customers?

International Competitive & Market

In the international market GFC fans faces the big names as competitors from Japan, China, America,

Malaysia and India are the big name in Fans manufacturing. GFC fans is the only industry in Pakistan

who take the tender for export to USA recently. The buyer of the USA shows the confidence on this

industries ability that’s why they give them the orders.

GFC fans also exported their fans in the England. The recent export leads was about 4,560.00$ that was

the first time when a GFC fans were export their fans to UK. The changing temperature of the world

demands a fans industry to produce

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more fans and in the international market GFC fans is not a very big name as to beat Japan but they are

not far away from them as well.

GFC fans growing their setup through better marketing in the international market

Currently they are exporting their products in the following counties and the export

leads are also given to analysis the production power and sales of the industry

In Arab Countries there is a big demand for the GFC fans because of the quality, cheap prices, &

goodwill. GFC fans are exporting their products in the following countries.

Saudi Arabia 2,672,459.00$
U.A.E. 797,487.00$
Qatar 81,689.00$
Yemen Republic 1,280,682.00$

The leading exports are made to Bangladesh. Other countries details are also given below

Bangladesh 4,439,026.00$
Africa 195,077.00$
West Indies 4,810.00$
Afghanistan 183,287.00$
England 4,560.00$

Bangladesh is the very attractive and big market of fan industry for GFC fans because there is no a big name in

the manufacturing of the electric fans at all. They only can afford the fans made by Pakistan or India that’s why

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they depends on these two countries for importing of fans due to better quality and cheap price GFC fans suites

their tastes and it also fulfills the needs or demand of the locals.

Bangladesh, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain. Qatar, Sudan, Egypt, U.S.A. etc. G.F.C. was the first

Pakistani company to export fans to the Middle-East. G.F.C. Fans became an instant success due to their quality

and durability in all the markets where these were introduced.

G.F.C. had participated in “SAITEX” as the Chief Executive of the company, Engineer Mohammad Ilyas was

himself present at the stall. During this exhibition the company secured handsome export orders from the

different parts of South Africa.

G.F.C begins exporting its fans to Mozambique. G.F.C. is delivering its cool breeze to the people of South

Africa as our products are available in Mozambique.

Attaining the highest recognition G.F.C on its consecutive 4th year has achieved 26th Export Trophy

Award.

G.F.C being the most popular brand as for the electric fans in Bangladesh most of the fan manufacturers in

Bangladesh are using “GFC” trade mark beside the manufacturers of China who are exporting their electric

fans to Bangladesh with the same Trade Mark

G.F.C. has been getting the Export Trophy from FPCCI for the export of electric fans for many years. The

growth rate of fan export from G.F.C has been continuously more than 100% per annum for the last 5

years. 1/3rd of the total fans exported from Pakistan are G.F.C. Fans. G.F.C has large International orders

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many time more than the previous years for the financial year 2001-2002 and we are looking forward to

export fans to all part of the world including United States and Europe

Mr. Muhammad Ilyas receiving Export Trophy from General Pervaz Musharaf.

Economical Situations

The economic position of the electrical fans market is worse the prices of the raw material is disturbing the

whole economic chart of the GFC fan. The price of the essential raw materials used in production fluctuates

In the reign of Ex-Prime Minister Nawaz sharif Industries grows a lot because he was also a industrialist he

know the problems of industry and other hurdles. He really sports the industry. He give great importance to this

sector because no doubt this sector is mostly GFC fan is the great represented of the Pakistan in the

international market they are effected for the economy of Pakistan.

But now things are going in the favor of banking only because of Prime Minister Shoukat

Aziz ex banker. He is giving at attentions to Banking instead of Industry of Fans or other

Industries.

Material price raised and fluctuate in the daily routine of production so how a cost can be mange if this will

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happen.

For instance: a copper, which is use in the fan manufacturing goes up to hundred present,

As compare to pervious rate.

Econmic instability may couse the GFC fans to go down because GFC is a big representor of the Pakistan if

economic problems will occur defiantly it will make problem for fans industry .

They can influence the economy of Pakistan but without the support of the Government it is not possible .So,

Government should encourage that sector to take their participation in the economy of Pakistan.

Political Situations

Political instability is not a good sign for fans industry . Because with continuous changing in the politicians

they Government strategies will be change.

When new man comes to power he will make the changes according to his view points he will make the

changes in the budget and other trade polices he can make a indifferent law about import and export of the

electric pasts.

So, political conflicts may cause the GFC fans bad performance

For instance: GFC fans make the dealing with some foreign enterprises a new reign comes and they change the

polices that electric fans industries have to pay these duties on this kind of imports.

There is a lot of problems which can be arise with the continuous political problems, And no doubt in the

Pakistani political position always affect the GFC fans because no Government is able to complete the time of

their reign.

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People continuously changes in the higher level and their polices as well which disturbs the GFC fans to carry

on the successful journey

Cultural Environment

The cultures of the different areas may affect the GFC fans products and sales. In Euroup the cultures are

different they mostly use the fancy type of

fans which through a low air but looks nice when they are instilled in to the room. Because they do not need

high speed fans due to their cold temperature. But in some areas like Bangladesh, Dubai, Saudi Arabia & Africa

etc they need the products with high speed and better quality.

At some places people only likes to install the split units instead of electric fans because they need cooling

instead of fans air.

So, the cultures and the environment will defiantly affect the sale and service of the GFC fans but they cannot

change them but only in one way where they

can make change they have to make their products which fulfils the demand of that specific culture in that way

they can produce the required results

Technology

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The new technology is a threat for GFC fans and all the other sectors as well because in the market a product is

based on the technology if some body introduced the new technology for Fans then GFC fans also have to

purchase that kind of technology to meet the demands of their buyers.

A new technology can be very useful for them because in the improvement in the technology the quality of the

product will increases and cost will decreases

So, Technology plays very important role in the success of the industry. If GFC uses the technology that other

firms do not have then defiantly their demand will increase .

GFC fans using the high technology Fans manufacturing machinery

To produce excellent quality products G.F.C uses the most modern/high tech machinery like Capstan & Turret

Lathes, Progressing Stamping presses, Die Casting Machines, Injection Molding Machines, Automatic

Armature Winding Machines, CNC Wire Cut Machines, Spark Erosion Machines and Ovens Containing

Conveyers for drying Stove Paint.

With all this latest machinery G.F.C. decided to increase its' product line by manufacturing premium quality

Washing machines & Desert Coolers.

Some Images of GFC Fans Technologies
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Drying-Ovens Automatic Winding Machine Gang Drill Machine
Automatic Temperature
Control
Paint Drying Oven for Ceiling Fans

Uncolier Enameled Copper Wire Plant Capstain Lathe Machine used to turn
Feeding the Electrical Silicon Steel Body & Plate of Ceiling Fans
Sheet to Automatic Progressive Die
Stamping Power Press

Turret Lathe Machine Automatic Progressive Die CNC Wire Cut Machine
Stamping Power Press

Legal forces
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Sometimes a legal force outside of the industry affects industry badly. The Pakistani laws do not allow this kind

of industry to perform independently. They are a lot of limitations and obligations.

The budget of the industrial sectors always a alarming for GFC industries becomes sometimes prices of the raw

material rise and prices of the product decreases.

Trade Policy

Before I come to the specific initiatives in the new Trade Policy, it will be appropriate to give you an outline of

strategy for the current year. The main elements of this strategy are :

• Reducing cost of doing business

• Increasing market access

• Technology & skills up-gradation

• Social, Environmental & Security Compliance

• Encouraging export-oriented foreign investment

• Region-specific strategy

• Country & business image building

• Incentivization of exporters

• Value addition

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Who are the firm’s present/future customers

‘’The Ceo of the G.F.C. FANS tells that they have to capture the worlds market of fans and they are making

their efforts as well for this cause .They are frequently takes a past in the international Trade exhibition they

represent their country to find out the new buyers in USA, Canada , and in Euroup The mission of G.F.C. FANS

is to produce such quality products which provide entire satisfaction to all our customers the world.’’

That's why G.F.C. enjoys the confidence of millions of highly satisfied customers not Only in Pakistan but also

in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen UAE., Sudan, Ghana, West Indies, Djibouti, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Kenya,

Cameroon, Afghanistan, and all other Gulf Countries

Competitive Force Analysis

As every company may have their competitors here GFC FANS also faces the force of completion.

According to the companies CEO they said domestically there are few names in the list of competitors

• Pak Fans

• Metro Fans

• Royal Fans

These are well reputed in market these above comes under the A category of electric fans by Quality, Project

size ,& export rate they are ahead.

Pak fans have a very good demand at domestic & international level a market they export their fans in bulk.

That’s why Pak fans won the export through this year. Pak fans now expanding their setup they comes up with

the new product with different name WAHID Fans which is under the management of the Pak Fans. This idea

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worked for Pak fans in foreign market and domestic market as well they change the designs and quality to

attract the customer.

Metro Fans are the emerging name on the horizon of fans industry they export the fans in bulk. But still they are

not able to beat Pak Fan or GFC Fans. But they have potential and now they are in the position to beat these

companies.

Royal Fans are well known for their quality their products are costly but there is no compromise for quality. So,

we will discuses the Metro fans as capacitive because of their well repute and achievements in the world market

they are the real competitors of GFC Fans at the moment

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METRO FANS

In 1973, incorporated as a Private Limited Concern on 7.10.85. Manufacturers

of Electric Fans in Pakistan in the Brand name of METRO, in different

designs and sizes. It includes special varieties of Ceiling, Pedestal, Exhaust,

Double Action Bracket Fans, Table and Circumatic Fans which display their professional expertise, skill and are

equally renowned locally and abroad.

"The first Pakistani fan which is registered with Government of Kuwait"

METRO Hi-Tech has most modern equipment imported from Japan, computer controlled latest technology

manned by most qualified personnel in the industry.

METRO Quality Products have been awarded Certification ISO-9002:1994. Certificate No. Q-SC-5755 DT

5/4/2000 by DET Norse Veritas (DNV)..

Saudi Arabian Standard Organization (SASO) under International Conformity Programmed by Intertek Testing

Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority, Standard Development

Centre (PSI-1).

Also Registered with E in C’s Branch, General Headquarters, and Rawalpindi

(M.E.S.)

Enlisted as Manufacturers/Exporters in Engineering Development

Board (E.D.B.) Ministry of Industry, Government of Pakistan

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They have met all the above quality certifications criteria due to our highly qualified, experienced and devoted

operational staff under the supervision of professionals, supervisors & inspectors under secure working

environments. We are producing environmental friendly and energy saving products

29 Years in Export Now also available in PAKISTAN" They export their products to Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka,

U.K, Singapore, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, South Africa, Nigeria, Yemen and Pakistan

CEO Message :.
“On behalf of METRO Hi-Tech (Pvt.) Ltd. Formally Known as UNIS Industries (Pvt.) Ltd. we have the great

pleasure in presenting ourselves as the pioneers in Hi-tech, State- of-Art & leading

Industrial State of Motorbikes, Electrical Fans, Washing Machines,

Geysers , Tube Lights Fittings and many other house-hold appliances

Manufacturer in Asia.

Our goal is to provide you useful information about our company that we hope makes it easier for you to do

business with us.

Being the pioneers of this business here, established over 29 years ago with the prime objective to offer a

comfortable and reliable products to all our highly valued clients. We are proud to say that the key to our

success is an unfailingly kept promise to our clientele by providing excellent customer service, competitive

pricing plus total customer

Satisfaction by our highly trained staff who share a genuine commitment to professionalism.

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At this site, you will discover all about our products, as well as our courteous and resourceful staff. Feel free to

browse around this site. If you have comments or questions about our products or services, or simply need more

information and want to contact us, click on the Feedback button on any page within this site.

Thanks for visiting and we look forward to serve you.

Mohammad Imtiaz Ahmed

Chief Executive

Metro Group of Companies

Organizational Chart of Metro Fans

Network of Metro Fans

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• 41 International Dealers
• 310 Distributors in Pakistan
• 7 Factories
• 5 Display Centers
• 1 Head Office
• 7 Sub Offices
• 5 Regional Offices

So, all that information about metro shows that they have a Force and Potencial to beat any product in the

market but they have some problems in managerial and other departments which makes them under the GFC

Fans .GFC Fans are ahead only by his consistency and foresight. But in the coming years may be this product

becomes successful in beating their competitors.

SWOT Analysis (primarily the OT portion)

There are five main force from which a industry may have the Advantage, Threat, Opportunity or weakness

These five forces of competition include Direct competitors, Substitute products, Customers, Suppliers, and

new Entrants

A SWOT analysis is designed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the company (internal factors) and the

opportunities and threats for the company (external factors). A SWOT analysis is often a good starting point

Opportunities Availed by GFC FANS

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General Fan Company (Pvt) Ltd. is a pioneer in the export of electric fans from Pakistan. To initiate the export

from Pakistan we participated in International exhibition for electrical appliances in 1993 in Abu-Dhabi. The

company also participated in many trade delegations as well as exhibitions arranged by Export Promotion

Bureau and Federation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry In Bangladesh, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Dubai,

Bahrain. Qatar, Sudan, Egypt, U.S.A. etc. G.F.C. was the first Pakistani company to export fans to the

Middle-East. G.F.C. Fans became an instant success due to their quality and durability in all the markets where

these were introduced.

GFC Fan is the first Pakistani company who got the opportunity for exporting their fans to USA. They got the

orders in world electronics exhibitions.

Technology-related opportunities currently

The Chief Executive Mr. Muhammad Ilyas foreign trained Electrical Engineer brought in new technologies for

fan manufacturing from developed countries and improved G.F.C. products in a continuous process. He brought

in the new opportunities for their industry to make their products of high quality by installation of new

machinery for sake of Fans manufacturing.

• Automatic Winding Machines were brought from Taiwan in 1985.

• Automatic Cap stain Lathe Machines and Die Casting Machines were introduced in 1982.

• A Japanese made modern Enameled Wire Manufacturing Plant was installed in 1987 for the

manufacturing of quality enameled copper wire for own consumption as well as for the sale in the local

market.

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• Plastic Injection Molding Machines were installed in 1993 to manufacture own plastic parts for plastic

fans like Exhaust Fans, Bracket Fans, Circumatic Fans and Table Fans.A modern tool room was set up

for the manufacture of Dies, Molds and Models etc. The tool room consists of Wire Cut Machines, EDM

Machines, Surface Grinders, Cylindrical Grinder, Shaper Machines, CNC Milling Machines and Copy

Milling Machines.

• Automatic Rotor Balancing Machines were introduced in 1995 to further improve the quality of fans.

• Modern Continuous Stamping Presses were installed in 1997 for manufacture of motors of all type of

fans such as Ceiling, Pedestal, Bracket, Exhaust and Circumatic Fans etc. Slitter Machine for slitting the

electrical steel sheet coils was installed in 1999.

• The company started manufacturing Washing Machines in 1996. Due to its quality and excellent finish

the product has become an instant success. Gas & Electric Geysers are being manufactured since year

2000.

Threats for GFC FANS

GFC Fans is not having monopoly on the market they have the threats from different factors. Followings are

main threat for GFC Fans.

• Threats of corruption in the Operational and Management level

• Rise in the price of the raw material.

• Maintenance of the product Quality
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• Change in the Government Trade polices

• The competitors new miles stones (Metro fans)

• Splits units market demand disturbing the GFC Fans sale.

• Major fan producing countries are Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India and China. Japan is

covering high quality market segment of international fan market.

• Production of Fans in bulk to meet the export and domestic level.

Competitors Achievements

Metro fans, they export their products to Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, U.K, Singapore, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,

Oman, South Africa, Nigeria, Yemen and Pakistan

Pak Fans having a strong market in Pakistan their life time guarantee and service making them a unique they

have a very good market approach at domestic level. They are exporting their fan in Bangladesh, Dubai, Saudi

Arabia ,Iran now starts to export in eruption countries. They are getting the confidence of the international

buyers soon they can beat Pak fans in all field because have potential to achieve this target.

The technology using by the competitors in also improving Metro, Pak , & Royal Fans have a fair plant

installation. Royal and Pak Fans are now importing the machinery from china for production of copper wire at

low cost. because of their rise in prices.

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Strengths:

What are the advantages/Strengths of GFC fans

• GFC fans are the largest fans manufacturing company they are also export in bulk which earns the heavy

Revenue for Pakistan

• GFC fans is the only Pakistani firm which exports their fans in USA.

• GFC fans uses the most modern/high tech machinery like Capstan & Turret Lathes, Progressing

Stamping presses, Die Casting Machines, Injection Molding Machines, Automatic Armature Winding

Machines, CNC Wire Cut Machines, Spark Erosion Machines and Ovens Containing Conveyers for

drying Stove Paint

• GFC Fan has become the first Pakistani Fan manufacturing company, which has secured approval to

market its Electric Fans in USA (American) market. According to Export Promotion Bureau (EPB),

General Fan Company Ltd., of Gujrat has obtained "Underwriters Laboratories Incorporation" (ULI)

certificate USA to market its Pedestal and Stand Fans over there. Company’s Chief Executive Haji

Muhammad Ilyas has told to this scribe that securing ULI certificate and Export Trophy awards was

a proof of GFC Fan’s high quality and distinction as well

• G.F.C. installed copper wire manufacturing unit in 1988. G.F.C. is also manufacturing its Own

capacitors. G.F.C. were the pioneers in export of fans from Pakistan. G.F.C. have got four Export Trophy

Awards for Fans and other Electrical Products like enameled Copper Wire.

• GFC fans is giving the employment to more then 1000 people in his industry

• GFC fan producing the high quality fans in Pakistan

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• GFC fans providing best service

• Through Web Site, you can know about company’s status and also can place the orders ,The pictures of

the GFC fans are placed on the web site to make choice for you purchasing.

• G.F.C. enjoys the confidence of millions of highly satisfied customers not Only in Pakistan but also

in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, UAE., Sudan, Ghana, West Indies, Djibouti, Bangladesh, Nigeria,

Kenya, Cameroon, Afghanistan, and all other Gulf Countries.

• Now G.F.C. has established a new Computer department which keep its Executives update about

any inquires. This shows the interest of management not only in manufacturing technology. but

they also know the importance of information technology. G.F.C. has stepped in this Millennium

fully equipped with manufacturing and information technology for Corporate Management and

Marketing

• Leadership of the firm is affective because Mr Ilyas is a technical Engineer he knows their business

techniques very well

G.F.C claim that they have all the best technologies in its workshops and in office which are available for

Design. Production and Management.

General Fan Company has also set up a unit to manufacture capacitors used in electric fans. washing

machines and motors. Mr. Muhammad Ilyas (Chief Executive) and Mr. Muhammad Ijaz (Finance Director)

are always on the look out for the latest technology for manufacturing of electric fans as well as for

corporate management of the company

Weaknesses

• On managerial level there is no proper way to find out the problems .

• The product problem solving strategy is not t useful
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• No check and balance on the managerial staff

• No check and balance on the piracy of fans

• There research department is not so efficient.

• No big research came out from them

• Implication of information system is poor.

• The concentration is diverted by producing different products in the same industry

• The strategy planning is not so affective.

• Using old methods to solve the problem

• A managerial set up can be improved

• Company actually fails to produce any emerging new product which other companies do not have there

is a lack of new idea product

Development of information System Alternative and options

Recommendations/Alternatives for Development of Information System

This company has the great setup and these weaknesses can be removed by better strategy or planning. They

should come up with the new product but with the same name through getting the services of Information

System.

DBMS data base management system should be brought in. that is a system which can be very handy in

mange’s the data base files or records of the company in a well mannered form .

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We recommend them the IS system by using IS system this firm can touches the new heights of success

And there is one thing which I think very important is innovation in the

Industry they should introduce a new product in the market to attract the new buyers.

But to launch this product they need to get the services of IS system for excellent

Results.

The company can meet their annual target by making estimation through DBMS

Systems. Data base management system is a very unique way to make the reocords

of the company

By utilizing the strengths through IS system GFC Fans can be indifferent from the

the other sectors they have a great technology which needs better planning to use

They should brought in the Information Technology and computer based Information

Information Technology

Any machine technology that is controlled by or uses information for operation

Example: a programmable industrial robot receiving instructions from a computer-based database

Computer- based Information Systems

Any computer-based technology that provides information for use by persons or machines to make decisions

or control processes

By keeping aside of IS they should introduce the research department for new research in the fans industry
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A new emerging product should be launched by GFC Fans to attracts the new market and customers in the new

place.

It can only happen if there were a research department will made by them. The innovation in the fan industry is

the necessary of the current era. People are tired of to see old fashioned fans they want a new look a new though

about fans.

As a Modern Fans companies (Canada) doing they introduced the latest technology in the fans area their models

styles are excellent

We present to the GFC fans a new format for developing the quilty control in the industry. That is a 8-D

worksheet formot which will essential for them to identify the problems of the industry.

Primary Uses of Information Systems for the SWOT approaches

Automation

Providing support to complete a task faster, more cheaply, and perhaps with greater accuracy and/or consistency

Organizational Learning (Informating)

Providing support to improve day-today operations by creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge

Achieving Strategy

Providing support in a way that enables the firm to gain or sustain competitive advantage over rivals

8D :: Problem Solving Worksheet

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That is the great improvisation to solve the quality control or problems of the industry in visit they like our

search and decided to make changes in it according to their needs and then use this for quality research

In down wards a worksheet is shown which we got from the search on the internet we found this useful for fans

industry that’s why we present that idia to GFC Fans

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Tracking Number: Customer Number: Response Due Date:

8-D is a quality management tool and is a vehicle for a cross-functional team to articulate thoughts and provides scientific determination to details of
problems and provide solutions. Organizations can benefit from the 8-D approach by applying it to all areas in the company. The 8-D provides
excellent guidelines allowing us to get to the root of a problem and ways to check that the solution actually works. Rather than healing the symptom,
the illness is cured, thus, the same problem is unlikely to recur.
Step 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Actio The Planning Establishi Problem Developing Identifyin Identifyin Implemen Preventin Recognizi
n Stage ng the Definition Interim g& g ting & g ng Team
Team / Containme Verifying Permanen Validating Recurrenc Efforts
Statement nt Action Root t PCA e
& Cause Corrective
Descriptio Actions
n (PCA)
The Planning Stage: Is an Emergency Response Action Needed?
The 8-D method of problem solving is appropriate in "cause (If needed document actions in Action Item Table)
unknown" situations and is not the right tool if concerns center
solely on decision-making or problem prevention. 8-D is
0 especially useful as it results in not just a problem-solving
process, but also a standard and a reporting format. Does this
problem warrant/require an 8D? If so comment why and
proceed.

Establishing the Team: Team Goals:
Establish a small group of people with the process/ product
1 knowledge, allocated time, authority and skill in the required
technical disciplines to solve the problem and implement Team Objectives:
corrective actions.

Department Name Skills
Responsibility

Problem Definition Sketch / Photo of Problem
Provides the starting point for solving the problem or
nonconformance issue. Need to have “correct” problem
2A description to identify causes. Need to use terms that are
understood by all.

Part Number(s):

Customer(s):

List all of the data and documents that might help you to
define the problem more exactly?

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2B IS IS NOT
Who is affected by the problem? Who is not affected by the problem?

Who first observed the problem? Who did not find the problem?
Who

To whom was the problem reported?

What type of problem is it? What does not have the problem?

What has the problem (part id, lot #s, etc)? What could be happening but is not?
What

What is happening with the process & with containment? What could be the problem but is not?

Do we have physical evidence of the problem?

Why is this a problem (degraded performance)? Why is it not a problem?
Why

Is the process stable?

Where was the problem observed? Where could the problem be located but is not?
Where

Where does the problem occur? Where else could the problem be located but is not?

When was the problem first noticed? When could the problem have been noticed but was not?
When

When has it been noticed since?

Quantity of problem (ppm)? How many could have the problem but don’t?
How Much/ Many

How much is the problem costing in dollars, people, & time? How big could the problem be but is not?

What is the trend (continuous, random, cyclical)? What could the trend be but is not?
How Often

Has the problem occurred previously?

Problem Description
(based on the information gathered so far, provide a concise problem description)

2C

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Developing Interim Containment Actions
Temporary actions to contain the problem and “fix” until permanent correction is in place - document actions in Action Item Table

3

Identifying & Verifying Root Cause
Analyze for “Root Cause” of the problem. Identify and verify the Escape Point

4A
Brainstorm the possible causes of the problem

4A Cause and Effect Diagram
How is it made? Why did it get out?
People Materials Machine
People Materials Machine

Problem

Method
Environment Measurement Environment Measurement
Method

circle the most likely contributors (a maximum of three) from each side.

4B 5 Why Analysis

Ask – Why did this happen?

Ask – Why did this happen?

Ask – Why did this happen?

Ask – Why did this happen?

Ask – Why did this happen?

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4C Action Plan
Based on the team’s discussions. Begin to complete the Root Cause Action Plan to verify and validate the root causes and test the escape point. Document
this on the Action Item Table

5 Identify Permanent Corrective Actions
solutions that address and correct the root cause. Solutions determined to be the best of all the alternatives. Document and verify the Permanent
Corrective Action (PCA) in the Action Item Table

Implementing & Validating the PCA
Implement and validate to ensure that corrective action does “what it is supposed to do.” Detect any undesirable side effects. Document this on the
Action Item Table. Return to root cause analysis, if necessary
6

Preventing Recurrence
determine what improvements in systems and processes would prevent problem from recurring. Ensure that corrective action remains in place and
successful
7

7A Address Similar Systems

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Process / Item Who Responsible When

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7B Review the following documents / systems

Completion Date
Document Who Responsible
Planned Actual

Management System Manual

Manufacturing Work Instructions

Inspection Work Instructions

Process Flow Charts

Process Control Plans

Design FMEA

Process FMEA

Gages

PPAP

Engineering Change Approval

Congratulate Your Team
Use all forms of employee recognition and document as necessary

8 Celebrate successful conclusion of the problem solving effort
Formally disengage the team and return to normal duties

Was this problem solving exercise effective? Has it been verified with a follow-up?

Yes
Signature / Title / Date Findings
No

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Action Item Table

Actions Implement & Verify Actions

Action Containment / Who
Problem How Verified Action Planned Actual Status
# Corrective Action Responsible

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Comparative analysis of the alternatives and options

Before developing the alternatives, this section should identify and evaluate the organization’s

current strategy. What is the organization's current strategy?

• The competitive advantage over its rivals

• The organizational structure (page no 10)

• How successful has the strategy been

• What IS can does for GFC Fans

Current Strategy of GFC Fans
By : CEO GFC FANS

“The management and the workers of GFC FANS have a vision to supply in near future all types of

electric fans to all the countries of the world where fans are being used. We see ourselves as one of

the largest and most renowned fan manufacturing company in the world providing all types of fans

to all the countries according to their required specifications and needs. Our strategy is to enlarge

our market from the present day Middle-East to whole of Africa, Europe, America including South

America, Central America and Caribbean. We believe that we have a unique product which has

been developed by GFC and no other country manufactures a pedestal fan like ours. This product is

most useful in the hot tropical humid climates. We want to mark this product throughout the world

and we foresee this product to dominate the entire International market. We want to set up an

excellent after-sales-service and spare parts supply service

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to each and every country. We also want to set up home service centers throughout the world. We

believe that within 10 years we can achieve an export target of US Dollars 40 Million”

The Nutshell of the strategy is just to expand the setup. They just want to cover all the world by

their products but how? That is not clear .

In our visit of GFC Fans they uses the same approach as their CEO used.

They point out the following Strategy steps which a GFC fans wishing to act upon

• Finding new market in the world like Middle-East to whole of Africa, Europe, America

including South America, Central America and Caribbean

• Introducing the motor bikes in near future

• New technology for motor bikes

• Sub office in big cities of Pakistan and world.

• Installation of copper manufacturing machinery at for low cost copper wire production

• The import of fans die for new designs

• Satisfying the customers needs and demands

• Giving more margin of profit to distributors for increase in sales

• Eye on the competitors movements and achievements to over take and judge the

competitive force

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Comparative Analysis of the Company’s Development/Successfulness

The grade of strategy’s successfulness is Very good. But it should be the excellent

The strategy is useful for the company in the production area they have excellent

Technology for producing the low cost products at high quality. They continuously plans for the

new technology to meet the up coming situations. We examined that the CEO personally a

technical engineer that’s why he concentrate more on the technology instead of the other factors

of the strategy. He brought in the new opportunities for their industry to make their products of

high quality by installation of new machinery for sake of Fans manufacturing.They have great

opportunities to occupy the world market they have a platform to rock in the world. As recently

they got marketing opportunities in the USA this is a big achievement still now company take that

opportunity.

The implementation of strategy is good they are effient in making the strategy possible.

Effectiveness of the strategy can be judge by the Achievements of the company which mentioned

earlier.Company has some weakness such as in Management and quality control. In our visit and

analysis of the company we came to know and conclude this point according to information

development the company who have the following weakness can be a big enterprises by

removing them their main weak ness’s are

On managerial level there is no proper way to find out the problems

• Quality control mechanism is not so effective for company

• There research department is not so efficient

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• The concentration is diverted by producing different products in the same industry

• No big research came out from them

• Implication of information system is poor.

Taking of Competitive Advantage against rivals

By using the IS as alternative

• Delivering superior customer service

• Achieving lower cost than rivals

• Having the best-made product on the market

• Using IS to create/support business strategy is the most effective approach creating the most

business value

• Strategic IS systems are by nature hard to replicate just as are good business models

Is provides the best way to determine the competitive force analysis

• Having proprietary manufacturing technology

• Having shorter lead-times in developing and testing new products

• Having a well-known brand name and reputation

• Giving customers more value for their money

• Strategic IS systems are typically custom built and are integrated to support the business

strategy GFC can made their strategy by following them

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Final Recommendations

In final GFC Fans should introduce a new product

1) “A Rechargeable Fan should be introduced”

2) “A IS System should be availed in Managerial, Operational & Strategically level “

3) “One time one thing Focus on Fans industry”

We examined earlier the weak ness’s of the GFC fans to overcome these weakness like

• On managerial level there is no proper way to find out the problems.

• Weak managerial staff

• No check and balance on the piracy of fans

• Implication of information system is poor.

• The strategy planning is not so affective.

So the IS system can overcome these problems by identifying the levels of the organizations.

Executive Information Systems

Provide very high-level, aggregate information to support decisions (Executive)

Decision Support Systems (both levels)

Provide analysis tools and databases to support quantitative decision making (Multiple)

Management Information Systems

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Produce details information to help manage a firm or part of a firm (Managerial)

Transaction Processing Systems

Process day-to-day business event data in an organization (Operational level)

Expert Systems

Mimic human expert in a particular area and provide answers or advice (Operational

Functional Area Information Systems

Support the activities within a specific functional area of the firm (All

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A DBMS Data Base Management Systems Advantages

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RISK for DBMS SYSTEM

2) One Time One Thing (Separates the departments)

GFC industries are producing fans , Washing machines and copper wires

Air coolers , etc that thing deviate the concentration so all the department should be separate

their should not any link between them in that way they can easily judge the position of the

Fans , Washing Machines , Air Coolers etc but if they treated at the same time by same person

then the confusion must be arise. The each should hold by the expert of that trade.

Risks
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If these departments treated separately then the cost of men power and utilities shall be on

creases which will decrease the profit rate of the company

Implementation Plan

(Action Plan)

A new product should be introduce in the market here we will discuss that how GFC Fans can start

their work on it or how the plan will be made for this purpose. A

implement able strategic plan.

Strategic Plan

Product Name Product Name
Model Name Altus Model
Target Market Pakistani Market and Arab Countries
Fan Voltages 220-240 ^ V 50/60 Hz

Colures quality Use Ovens Containing Conveyers
Technology for drying Stove Paint

Size 18 inches Pedestal Fan & Ceiling Fan 36 Inches on demand

Alliance with another firm Modern Fans Canada (If possible)
Design Light weight elegancy

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Department Create Research department
Distribution Channels Print media , Multimedia, Advertising hoardings
Market loge GFC’s Revolutions
Features Remote Control technology(Recommended),
Electric Sheet, Internal Charger, Temperature reader

Here is a cataloged Description for rechargeable Fans

Key Factors

If a company wants to make this product valuable and famous in the market they have to follow

the these factors which are essential and should be kept in mind while introducing the new product

Followings are the Key Factor to Achieve the Target/ Strategy

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• Achieving lower cost than rivals

• Having the best-made product on the market

• Product should be of top quality

• Delivering superior customer service

• Having proprietary manufacturing technology

• Having shorter lead-times in developing and testing new products

• Having a well-known brand name and reputation

• Giving customers more value for their money

To make this thought they should not hesitate to take help from overseas industries

Like Modern fans is a company who took the first step in the revolutionary fans

GFC fans no need to have a extra new resources they have great technology to produce such

technology

Tangible and Intangible Benefits of the chosen Plan

Why we chose them as Final Recommendations ?

1) In the current situation of Pakistan the electricity is the big problem for Government and

People. The temperature of the Pakistan is very warm. The load shedding is the routine thing

people die due to warmness. When WAPDA turns off the light its becomes the hell for the people

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.Those who have good financial position they purchase the Power supply generators which

average cost 20000 Rupees which an ordinary person cannot afford.

So, ordinary person suffers a lot there is a need for Rechargeable fan which

Can perfume the duty minimum 2 or 3 hours to make the comfort the ordinary as well as extra

ordinary person because that will be very useful thing.

Most importantly that is the need of the people if you say somebody there is a charge able fan in

the market people will run to market to purchase this fan because the warmness is unbearable

.And a chargeable fan may afford all class of people .That is the need of every home, office,

Bazaar etc

That is very effective product in the Pakistan it best fits in the current situation where electricity

becomes the unique thing it needs to store in such a chargeable fan by the people to feel comfort

from the warmful atmosphere of Pakistan not in Pakistan it can be used in the overseas market as

well like in Africa, Dubai, Saudi Arabia the temperature is to high. But question Aries’s for that

there is no problem of electricity then why they need this product? Good question, for example:

you can use sugar can to Eat or to hit.

They can use this product on outdoor programs like Picnics, can be use to cook Barbie Qs food

which people of Arab like to cook in the deserts. They can keep them with them while going on

the picnic spots. There is a lot of benefit for this improvisation but the only requirement to make

this product is quality. It should have a good quality product to go on the top other wise that will

flop. The consistency, performance & better researches are required in the production of these

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fans GFC fan who is the best with the technology can maintain its quality CEO Mr. Ilyas is

technical engineer mind he can make this product .That will increase the goodwill of the industry

at all the levels that they produced some unique thing. In that way the GFC Fans can make their

monopoly until any other firm stole their idea of rechargeable fan. That is the great opportunity

for them for being unique.

Future Recommendations
GFC Fans is the well established company they are good with

technology but they are not so efficient with external environment and

managerial, operational and strategic levels. Most importantly the

research department is progress is very low. They should spend

more investment in that department that is a risk taking thing but their regards is beneficial for

company as we all their customers.

In our visit of GFC Fans the a big thing which we feel is missing is that Research

There is no proper research going on there. They only tends to produce the fans on old school of

thoughts the new school of thoughts is totally neglected they should work on these areas

. We recommend them to assistance in that department they should take foreign collaboration.

They should make a Alliance with another firm Modern Fans (Canada).

This company is very good with research and innovations some highlighted achievements of that

company is given blow GFC Fans should adopt their strategy of innovation in the future I am

hardly recommending this for GFC Fans .

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I wish them I and my team would be looking forward your firm in the next year a following

qualities

 Best Research Center

 Best IS system implementation

 Focused apart from other products on the Fans industry

GFC IN FUTURE MAY PRODUCE THESE FANS IN PAKSITAN

So where do fans go from here?

magine the fan of the future. Here are some of the features he sees on the horizon.

With their bird's-eye view, ceiling fans will make ideal housing for the home's security devices,

including smoke detectors and burglar arms.

Fans work by evaporative cooling, so they're really only effective when people are present.

Proximity sensors will keep the units whirling only when the room is occupied.

Outdoor fans are increasingly popular. The next step: built-in insect repellents. Coatings on the

bulbs will react with a fan's fluorescent light to produce the repellent.

Fan lighting will continue to get more sophisticated. In one scenario, fluorescents provide ambient

light, while pinpoint LEDs accent a piece of artwork.

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Fans are efficient, but the government wants better. Aerodynamic arched blades, made from

lightweight graphite, will push more air using fewer watts, in accordance with the EPA's ever-

tightening energy specifications.

Conclusion
That was the great opportunity for us to learn something about the business field.

In a visit of GFC they were cooperative with us. We are especially thankful to their CEO

Mr. Ilyas who appreciate our views.

A Forman for production was very active person he hold their fans department

efficiently he told us that GFC Fans daily production is 2000 fans at one shift

You can imagine the production rate and demand of that product through there

productions. They give there product at cheap rates with high quality and guaranteed.

They machinery is excellent the wire used in production of the fans manufactured by the

GFC by himself. The electric sheet is use in product of fans.

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We took a product GFC fans in the whole market because of our interest in that industry.

The entire project and discussions are well organized and proper treated separately in

detail.

GFC Fan is a product which is famous not only in the Pakistan but in overseas market as

well in the overseas market they have a great technology, Engineers

And leader. They are not far above from their competitors the Royal fans is also a very

good name in quality product. The only thing which we were missed a lot in all the Fans

industry of GFC is Innovation they are not progressing in that department. They need to

work in this department. Their strategic and managerial staff is not highly educated they

should higher the professional skilled people for this department.

The GFC fans industry is a big name in Pakistan but they have to change their strategy

to be a big in world we give them the new thought in production of fans

And implication of IS in the industry for better results.

The GFC fan production is more then any other company. There men power is also

ahead. Overall all the analysis said that this is a good company with some weakness. But

these weaknesses are not a worse for them but if they try to improve their weakness they

can be Rock in the world

GFC Fans accepts that our visit will encourage them and our ideas are good they said we

will work on them in the near future. That industry is no doubt the proud of the Pakistan

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because its progress and achievement is not a slave of any foreign collaboration they

made progression by their own self. We conclude after having the market visit and GFC

visit, GFC Fans are best in Pakistan & Can be Best in the world if they work on the

strategy given by our team. If they follow our idea and strategies they might be can

improve their self a lot of our best wishes are with them

References

Special thanks to:

http://www.google.com

http://www.gfcfans.com

http://www.metrofans.com

http://www.Thisoldhouse.com

http://www.TheQualityPortal.com

http://www.Modernfans.com

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Appendix A

GFC (General Fans Company)

CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

You can verify, clarify all the organizational charts, diagrams, lists, tables, photos from the

GFC FANS web site.

The company exports and sales can easily verify from the GFC fans web site. helpful chart,

diagram and pictures and other material for project is taken from this web site

All the analysis are made on the personal observations

The charts for Metro fans are taken from their own web sits mentioned in references.

The Google search engine and GFC visit was very essential in to help in the project.

The CEO meeting helps us to know about their ideas and strategy about the future ,

Appendix B

The 8-D Worksheet Quality control system can be verified from the give web address

http://www.TheQualityPortal.com

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