Post Holdings buying Weetabix

An evaluation of the levels of strategy relevant to this case i.e. Corporate, SBU
a. Students should identify the generic position that guides the company activity
b. Use Bowman’s clock (using products/services to illustrate the way the strategy is being met) to structure the analysis of strategic position
c. Come to a clear understanding of the company’s position. They need to clearly determine how and why a differentiation strategy has been developed
d. Use rivals sparingly to clarify the strategic intent of the company. Should avoid overcomplicating models
e. Link to the Industry analysis that is to follow
 An evaluation of the key stakeholders
a. Identify and consider the relevance of a range of stakeholders that are impacted by the case study
b. Map the positions of main stakeholders and analyze the impact on the company
 A critical analysis of the main external factors driving the strategy/ ies being explored
a. Need to do a PEST or variation first then 5 Forces
b. Analysis should focus on the KEY drivers of change rather than cover every issue found
c. The PEST must not focus on what the company is doing but identify trends in the environment
d. Models will probably contain more examples than the analysis explores. This is fine as long as the analysis has picked on the main themes
 A critical analysis of the industry factors impacting on the competitive position of the company
a. There should be an awareness of how the PEST and 5 Forces are linked
b. Draw out and analyze the key themes that are impacting on the varied forces
c. Avoid just listing a series of bullet points that offer no discussion of impact
d. Develop a competitive advantage analysis with an understanding of group mapping
e. Provide examples of competitive characteristics that illustrate the nature of the competitive position
 Conclusions & Recommendations
a. Draw the main aspects of the analysis together
b. Set out key points considered for strategic development

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