Background of IKEA and ACME

Jun 21st, 2015
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IKEA is a franchise-based chain of household furnishings' stores, first opened in Sweden. The owner and franchiser of the IKEA system is based in the Netherlands, and there are stores in 25 countries.

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TABLE OF CONTENTINTRODUCTION....2BACKGROUND ...3FIFTEEN OPERATIONAL DIFFERENCES....8POLAR DIAGRAM ANALSIS16FOUR Vs...19BIBILOGRAPHY AND REFERENCES23INTRODUCTIONIn this case study I am discussing how the functions of the operation are carried out in IKEA and ACME. It was interesting to know how the two extremely different companys one a very large firm with big brand name I.e. IKEA and another one ACME very old historic British company caring the values and culture till date. I have also explain how IKEA and ACME carry out their supply chain what are the major differences operation wise within the company. It was very interesting to do the case study and it points out how the operation differences in the company actually is and how both the companies operationally are different from each other. I am also thankful to Prof Adrian G for his continuous support and guidance which was a great help in this case study.Background of IKEA and ACME IKEABackground in briefIKEA is a franchise-based chain of household f

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