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An analytical report of 2500 words investigating the internal and external business environment of Bunzl plc (company). IMPORTANT! As you can see from Bunzl’s website, the company has lots of SECTORS, but you are allowed to do only one sector – and it sh

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INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT OF BUNZL PLC

2006

Internal and External Environment of Bunzl Plc

Introduction

Bunzl is one of the world ‘s fastest growing specialist distribution groups in international market . The groups specialized in providing one-stop-shop for customers within several business sectors . The business includes producing a range of product including outsourced food packaging , disposable supplies and cleaning and safety products caterers , non-food retail , hotels , etc . Its operations spread across North America , Europe and Australasia . Within this , we will focus more on the retail sector of Bunzl [banner_entry_middle]

‘s business environment

The company existed as far as 1854 , as a haberdashery business founded by Moritz Bunzl in Slovakia , but it was not named Bunzl plc until 1940 The Bunzl family transmigrated to US and Europe and formed Tissue Limited , the original name for Bunzl plc . During its early years , the company enters various types of business some of them were successful and some other are failures . Going through several changes of direction the company did not loose its existence in local as well as international market . Today , the company is a focused international value added distribution and outsourcing group , with the addition of Filtrona , a supplier of fibre and plastic technology products to international niche markets , listed as a separate entity (`History 2006

Within this , I will perform an analysis on the internal and external business environment of Bunzl plc . The following chapter will elaborate how the company manages its internal conditions during its daily operations . The next chapter is about the external conditions of the retail sectors , and the challenges it brought to Bunzl plc . In the later part of the , there will be a short analysis on how best Bunzl perform its strategic management to face corporate challenges

Internal Strategic Environment of Bunzl Plc

II .1 Bunzl Core Competencies

Bunzl has formulated a range of corporate mission to guide its steps in daily operations . The company supported manufacturers who assist in satisfying customers ‘ needs for the benefit of all . It aims to provide services of such excellence that customers prefer Bunzl as their supplier regardless of the brand and product they select (`About Bunzl Distribution , 2006

If all successful companies have their own values that describe their competitive advantages , for Bunzl , it is the effective and creative utilization of technology . The company has only a single and uniform hardware and software platform to operate its business . The main data center of the company resides at its Corporate Headquarters in St Louis The facility includes UPS generator , dual A /C and redundant telecommunications . The company also has a `hot site ‘ disaster recovery center where all transaction data are relayed to this site as a protection from natural disaster (`Bunzl plc – Major Products and Services , 2006

The company has a real time software system consist of processing , purchasing , receiving , billing , sales , warehousing distribution and accounting modules . All locations of Bunzl operations are equipped with those software and all of them are connected to a… [banner_entry_footer]

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