It is recommended that Navigation Systems, Inc. pay up front. It should be noted that the current inflation rate in the European Union where Germany is a part of is in an uptrend. Table 1 shows the inflation rate of EU from 2000 to 2006. The previous year reports an inflation rate of 2.3% which is the highest in the seven-year-period. The introduction of a single denomination in the European Union has been unable to curb the high levels of interest rates. Thus, the company expects that even if the cost of the GPS circuit card is relatively lower priced when it is paid six months before delivery at an inflation rate of less than or equal to 1.4%, this will situation will be impossible given the prevailing inflation rate. Paying up-front will entail the company to pay 1.47 million, lower than the 1.478016 at the cost at an inflation rate of 2.4% which expected by the IMF for 2007.
The main goal of a business organization is the maximization of shareholder value which is indicated by the company's level of profitability and in turn, its ability to minimize costs. In line with this objective, the Navigation Systems, Inc. enhances its competitive advantage in the market through the purchase of an excellent global positioning system (GPS) circuit card in Germany…
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Moreover, this report will look into the sources of competitive advantages in relevant industry, thus, helping the companies to make an earlier effort to achieve success.
The report will look into the industry's struggles in adapting and securing a wider customer base.
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Thomson states two important reasons why strategic management is important for the success of a firm. First, strategic management is crucial as "there is a compelling need for managers to proactively shape how the company's business will be conducted (Thomson 2002)." Strategic management becomes a roadmap that guides the company in achieving its goals.