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Kodak BSP EMBA 75


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Kodak BSP EMBA 75

  1. 1. A Brief History • With the slogan "you press the button, we do the rest," George Eastman was the pioneering in the work of photograph. He put the first simple camera into the hands of a world consumers in 1888. • Kodak has been the market leader for many years in the business of photographic films. • Began to diversify their business when started in the late 90s early digital cameras • Reinventing and developing products that would maintain its leadership in the photographic market through acquisitions of technology companies. One of the initial problems was that with technology products, margins previously achieved through the sale of films were no longer possible.
  2. 2. Kodak’s business and its Key Success Factors (KSFs) • Pioneering in film rolls (Golden Goose) • Had to diversify their business when digital cameras appeared • Competitors offered technology with better costs • How to react? Acquisition and launching alternative service solution for Kodak (was not they core business)
  3. 3. Road to Bankruptcy • With new products (TV interface, photo kiosk...) could not differentiate themself form others - Whitmore era. She could not efficiently execute marketing strategic • New CEO, Fisher, brought new approach with new services. Culture issues was a challenge to Fisher that was a tech guy. Fuji kept selling film rolls and gain market share • Carp, another CEO decide to focus on digital camera, image manipulation and printing • Bankruptcy in 2012
  4. 4. Kodak’s business and its Key Success Factors (KSFs) ✓Pioneer company and leader in the photograph film industries. ✓Key success Factors are the access to technology on late 19th century to make photography an easier task and by doing that to become a reference in the industry. ✓Understanding that profitability, since that time, was more related to consumables (films) and not hardware (cameras). With these success factors they have become leaders in the photograph industry in the 20th century.
  5. 5. Key Strategic Resources and Core Competences • Aways fighting for the quality products, good relationship with channels generating loyalty with their customers and outstanding manufacturing process that guarantee low cost products. • " Nothing is more important than the value of our name and the quality it stands for. We must make quality our fighting argument"
  6. 6. The Industry’s KSFs with Kodak’s Resources and Core Competences • At the beginning of 20th century their success factors and resources strategy used to make perfect sense. The case shows that time and digital cameras these factors did not fit anymore
  7. 7. Level of Uncertainty • The time described by the case talks about the challenge Kodak had to face when Digital Cameras were invented and how they could survive without photograph films, that was always their leading product. They needed to know how to maintain leadership in the market by selling hardware and not consumer products. They were not specialists in the technology required at that moment.
  8. 8. Digital Imaging Technology: an Opportunity or a Threat for Kodak? It was always a threat to the semi- monopoly Kodak used to have for many years. They had to deferential them selves to keep surviving but did not used this new era as an opportunity to keep being a reference in that market, by lack of right decisions in their strategic planning. Competitors: Canon Inc., Fuji Photo Film Co., Hewlett Packard Co., Nikon, Sony Corp.
  9. 9. Video YZpIzStAfTw&list=PL239685BF23A 55484 Ivan Poli Jose Carlos Portugal Marcela Niemeyer Moroni Pereira Renata Farias Rodrigo Valente BSP – EMBA 75 – August 13th, 2013