Peer review 8 demonstrate critical thinking abilities

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Please demonstrate critical thinking abilities. No fewer than 250 words for post. Do not summarize the post and/or course concept(s), but perhaps comment on concepts directly applicable to your workplace.

For this response, should outside sources be used to support the content within the postings, proper in-text citations and correctly formatted references should be prepared consistent with the APA (6th edition). The list of references should be physically positioned at the end of the postings.

**NOTE***Please do not plagiarized.

“Value chain is a visual description of the steps required to turn raw materials into finished products and/or services. The value chain also describes key functions of the firm linked to each stage and functions that span the productive activities of the firm” (Dyer, 49). For my Primary Core Activity, I chose after sales service. It’s one thing to get the customer in the door, but to keep them coming back by providing outstanding service they can count on. Support activity I thought of procurement as an important aspect of any business. Being able to negotiate deals procuring materials that maximize profits for shareholder. I find the analysis that a Value Chain can provide to virtually any business priceless in seeking strengths and weaknesses that can be identified and used to their full potential. Apple is an amazing company that keeps the customer coming back and the amount of resources it takes to build the electronic devices is a large portion of their production.

Value chain tactics can come in all shapes and sizes, but I found this one to be the best. “Some firms achieve a cost advantage by deploying a different business model, meaning that they either eliminate activities or steps in the value chain, or they deliver their product or service using entirely different activities than competitors” (Dyer, 82). Changing it up and doing something different than the competitors will make you stand out. I believe with the position that Apple has made with Apple Stores and being their own sole distributor has really set themselves apart. Its a specialty and unique business model they have for the telecommunication industry.


Dyer, Jeffrey H., Paul Godfrey, Robert Jensen, David Bryce. Strategic Management: Concepts and Tools for Creating Real World Strategy. Wiley, 2015-07-02. Vital Book file.

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