In the following few pages, analysis will be conducted on Entergy’s strengths and resource capabilities, competitive weaknesses and resource deficiencies, market opportunities, and threats to future profitability.
Company strengths and resource capabilities. Four strengths and resource capabilities have been identified for Entergy, Inc. These strengths include its experienced and well-seasoned senior management team, its strong balance sheet, its current infrastructure, and finally, its strong brand image. An analysis of Entergy, Inc.’s strengths will begin with its experienced and well-seasoned senior management team.
One of the most important investments for companies today is in human capital. Entergy, Inc.’s defined management team is well-seasoned and an experienced asset, which is strategically important in achieving the future corporate vision (Annual Report, 2014). This important resource can be utilized in out-strategizing Entergy, Inc’s competition while achieving corporate goals and objectives. Entergy is committed to managing the assets to maximize useful life and run-time expectations. The management team consists of 14 executive officers and 11 members on the board of directors. The common thread that ties the executive offers and board of directors is the CEO & Chairman of the Board, Leo Denault. Since his tenure started as CEO in 2013, Denault has established the vision, strategic direction, objectives and plans to create sustainable value for Entergy’s four stakeholder groups: owners, customers, employees and communities. He is closely engaged with the board of directors, providing planning and policy recommendations on all important aspects of the corporation. Denault also leads and provides guidance to th...
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...ies install additional instruments to monitor used fuel storage pools, develop strategies to prevent damage from external events that may affect multiple reactors at a site and, for some reactors, install hardened vents (NEI, 2013). The NRC also asked for more information on seismic and flooding issues, availability of communications equipment, and emergency response staffing for incidents that affect multiple reactors, making U.S. nuclear plants even safer.
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Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Fukushima Response. Retrieved from http://www.nei.org/Issues-Policy/Safety-Security/Fukushima-Response