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Question 1: You are designing a grocery delivery business. Via the Internet, your company will offer staples and frozen foods in a large metropolitan area and then deliver them within a customer-defined window of time. You plan to partner with two major food stores in the area. What should be your competitive priorities and what capabilities do you want to develop in your own core and support processes? In order to establish an online grocery delivery business there are few factors that need to be considered in order for this business to be successful. The first one of them is the partnership with the grocery stores. In this case we will partner with two brick and mortar grocery stores that currently do not have any type of grocery delivery business. Further we must be certain that we will have customers who are willing to pay the extra dollars for the service. The ideal customer for this service is a person who leads an extremely hectic and busy life, does not like visiting grocery stores and has a medium to high income. Furthermore we must also determine what our competitive priorities are. Competitive priorities are critical dimensions that any business supply chain must satisfy for its customers (Ward, 1998). Some of these competitive priorities are: 1- Cost importance- Corporations and manufacturers are concerned with how much certain processes will cost because this can make or break the differentiator factor with the competition. Manufacturing cost-related categories include (direct) production costs,
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