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The product life cycle

The product lifecycle shows the period of time over which customers will want to buy a product. It goes through different stages depending on the level of sales. ASOS is the UK's market leader in online fashion retailing. It has more than 22,000 product items on its website and introduces...
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New technology development

The mining company Anglo American is constantly looking for better ways of meeting customer needs. One way in which it can do this is through the use of new technology development. Emerging technologies can benefit businesses and their customers in two ways – firstly through the development of new products...
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New technology development

New technologies can provide businesses with innovative products or services to sell. Likewise, new technologies can improve processes, making firms more efficient. Anglo American is one of the world's leading mining companies. A primary sector organisation, it extracts and processes metals and minerals such as platinum, diamonds, iron ore and...
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Achieving the vision

Organisations set objectives to help them meet their overall aims. The London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is the body which has been set up to take responsibility for organising and delivering the 2012 Games in London. Its vision for London 2012 is: 'to use the...
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Sustainability through investment

Organisations are major users of energy supplies, especially manufacturing industries such as McCain Foods. As the world's largest producer of frozen chips, McCain Foods looked at ways to reduce its energy costs through an investment appraisal. The results showed that the investment in its own on-site wind turbines and wastewater...
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Working options

Jamie Oliver is well-known as a chef through a variety of TV programmes including, 'The Naked Chef' and 'Jamie's Italy'. He is also a best-selling author and entrepreneur, having set up a chain of restaurants which give disadvantaged young people the opportunity to train and build a career within the...
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Standards and innovation

Standards are vital to any area of work - industrial, scientific and commercial to ensure the product or service is recognised by the user / purchaser as meeting the relevant requirements.If you are creative and have the means to develop an idea, it can be beneficial to involve organisations such as the...
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Managing the business objectives

Leadership is vital for giving a business direction. Managers need to present clear messages to their staff about what the business wants to achieve. They are also responsible for making decisions and motivating staff which in turn helps an organisation reach its overall goals. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an international car...
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Promoting growth

Businesses have different options to expand and grow their operations depending on their business objectives. A new business may need to borrow money from a bank in order to get started whereas a well-established business such as the Davis Service Group may generate funds from profits to buy-out another business....
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