Unit 1 Business and The Business Environment

Unit 1 Business and The Business Environment

Unit 1 Business and The Business Environment ,This assignment explores the case of H&M. Hennes and Mauritzis the largest fashion retailer in Europe at the present. Like ZARA, fashionable designs, high quality, affordable prices and its distribution system are keys to its success and rapid expansion worldwide. However, fast fashions, the most important factor of ZARA’s success, is not the one to make H&M more thriving in the market

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Unit 1 Business and The Business Environment

This assignment explores the case of H&M. Hennes and Mauritzis the largest fashion retailer in Europe at the present. Like ZARA, fashionable designshigh qualityaffordable prices and its distribution system are keys to its success and rapid expansion worldwide. However, fast fashions, the most important factor of ZARA’s success, is not the one to make H&M more thriving in the market.  The company has been at the forefront of affordable chic for some time now. From its Swedish base, Hennes and Mauritzhas grown into a major multinational clothes and cosmetics retailer. Just the place for fashionistas, it now has over 1500 outlets in 40 countries and a turnover in 2015 of over SEK112bn. H&M was one of the first to challenge the retail clothing sector by delivering fast fashion at low prices. The company offers different concepts for women, men, teenagers and children and includes everything from modern basics to high fashion. The collections are supplemented by matching accessories, nightwear, underwear and cosmetics. However H&M does not have factories of its own but has a multitude of designers and buyers and works with around 900 independent suppliers to produce clothing collections for almost everyone, all at affordable prices. H&M lives by its business concept, ‘fashion and quality at the best price‘.

Scenario: You have recently been employed as assistant manager consultant for H&M. In your role as an Assistant Manager consultant, you have been asked to produce a report investigating and explaining three different types of organisations, their size and classification to highlight differences between them. This should include their legal structure, size and scope, as well as their key stakeholders.

This will be presented as a report to the CEO and should include the following:

Explain different types and purposes of organisations; public, private and voluntary sectors and legal structures. (P1)

Explain the size and scope of a range of different types of organisations. (P2)

Explain the relationship between different organisational functions and how they link to organisational objectives and structure. (P3)

Task guidance:Your report should include the following points: 

An explanation with examples of the different types of organisations: public, private and voluntary sectors and legal structures. An explanation of each of the chosen organisations (From P1), including: background details of the organisation; the products and services they supply as well as size and

This assignment consists of two tasks, producing a report and Essay. You are advised to carry out in-depth secondary research as required by the questions and demonstrate your practical application abilities to the given contexts.

This assignment should be a total of 4,000 words(-/+10%).

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