Case Analysis: General Electric

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Question 1 General Electric has a wide range of differentiated products and services. As mentioned prior GE has various divisions that cover a broad spectrum of fields and services many which are not related segments of business. The most profitable division within the corporation is their power division (see appendix J1). With GE has such a wide range of business segments they differentiated themselves from many of their competitors. When a consumer does business with GE they have access to a wider range of services and products offered under one umbrella corporation which is not something that many other corporations can offer. To differentiated oneself from others is to provide products and or services that are different from your…show more content…
GE uses a two-part strategy for sales it is power segment using both a differentiation and cost-leadership style. The sale of actual power generators requires the use of a cost strategy which has reflected with both negative and positive result. The negative impact created a small profit margin due to rival Siemens (Bromels, 2016). The positive impact is due to the company’s innovation which should lower its threat for a substitute. Power plant generators are larger purchased items with some model’s selling in upwards of 125 million each; this reduces the threat of entry into the field due to the cost associated with manufacturing these units allowing GE to use its economies of scale cost driver (Eaton, 2014). Now GE uses a differentiation strategy with its power division as a whole. A positive approach that the business strategy offers is the threat of entry into the industries is reduced due to GE’s reputation for innovation; expanding into digital technology also expands it quality and customer services offered to its consumers. GE has survived its completion by leading with leadership permitting the company to retain its employees allowing for decrease turnover, retaining knowledge and positive productivity among the organization (Stephans, 2016). GE is also attracting new young talent to expand its digital technology. By having a wide range of differentiation in the power industry it is allowing GE to increase its service and even expand into servicing its rivals’ equipment. A negative that can be seen with this strategy involves rivalry among its major existing competitor Siemens. GE has been able to capture revenue from Siemens with its service contracts however some of the services are in the power of the buyers. If buyers do not wish to expand its services into the digital transition GE could see erosion of its
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