The Strategic Position and Sources of Competitive Advantage of the Michelin Group

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CONTENTSPAGE NO1. INTRODUCTION32. STARTEGIC POSITION OF ORGANISATION43. THE VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS54. CONTRIBUTING TO PROGRESS IN MOBILITY65. STRATEGY & DEVELOPMENT66. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE77. FUTURE EXTERNAL INFLUENCES98. CONCLUSION129. APPENDIX1310. REFERENCES15IntroducingThe details of strategic position of Michelin Group and the sources of competitive advantages within the business environment. The Michelin Group is working on all continent and in more than 170 countries , from China to Brazil and from The united States of America to Germany and Russia. Michelin manufactures and sells tyres for all kinds of vehicles, publishes maps and guides and operates a number of digital services. Michelin can trace its origins back to 1889 when two brothers, André and Edouard Michelin, embarked one of the great human and industrial adventures of our times: one that shaped and continues to drive progress in modern means of transport through constant innovation. The reason of Organisational and functional strategies has been evaluated for the Michelin group.

To further strengthen its position and performance, Michelin pursues a global, targeted growth strategy focusing on high value-added segments and on expansion in the higher-growth markets, while improving its productivity across the board.

STATEGIC POSITION OF ORGANISATIONMichelin's mission is 'to make a sustainable contribution to progress in the mobility of people and goods by constantly enhancing freedom of movement, safety, efficiency and pleasure when on the move.' The company intends to achieve this goal through the following means:Constant improvement of its products' technical performance and its tyre-related services' quality, alongside its core activities, development of new technologies or products to support sustainable mobility, ongoing active role both in public debate on future modes of transport and in researching relevant ways of transition towards sustainable mobility,delivering appropriate messages to its customers, enabling them to adopt sound purchasing behaviours and positive attitudes towards road safety and environmental issues. Any organisation...