Lobal Paper and Paper Products Industry Porters Six Forces Analysis

Global Paper and Paper Products Industry (Manufacturing) Analysis using Porteras Six Forces

Step One:
a? Create a table that lists and rates each determinant (see the text) of each of the six forces on a scale of 1 (low) to 6 (high) and shows the average of the ratings for all determinants of each force as the overall rating for each force.
a? You should also include cited, specific evidence and your interpretations of how that evidence leads to the ratings of each determinant listed in the table. The table should be included in your final paper as an appendix.

Step Two:
a? The body of your 5 page paper should tell the complete story of your analysis, summarizing and interpreting all of the information provided in the appendix (i.e. the appendix should provide details and, perhaps, additional supporting evidence and discussion that you do not have room for in the body, but the reader should be able to understand your full analysis without going to the appendix, except for greater detail).

a? Within the body of your paper:
o Have a separate section, with a section heading, for each of the Porteras six forces.
o Rate each force on a scale of 1 (low) to 6 (high) and explain your rating by interpreting the impact of the specific evidence for each determinant and your reasoning for arriving at the overall force rating.
o Make sure the overall force rating is indicated in the section heading. Get the overall force rating by adding up the rating for each determinant, and dividing by the amount of determinants.
o Use specific evidence (from outside sources) about the determinants of each force (appropriately referenced) and reasoning to support your rating.
o Make sure that you define the boundaries of the industry (the competitors, buyers, suppliers, etc.) before you start your analysis.
o Be concise. Get to the point! However, make sure that your point is clearly stated and easily understood.
o Emphasize the evidence and build on it a DO NOT include unfounded speculation and opinion.

Step Three:

a? APA Style
a? The first page should be a cover page with your name, the date, the name of the industry you are analyzing, the course name, and the professoras name.
a? You have a maximum of five double-spaced pages to evaluate the industry. The five pages do not include the cover page, references, and appendix.
a? Remember, the five-page body of your report should stand on its own and provide the complete evaluation of the industry.
a? The five-page body of your report should include a brief introduction and conclusion.
a? Use page numbers.
a? Use size 12 font, 1.5 or 2.0 spaces.
a? Use normal size margins (no less than 1 inch).

Appendix information I have this in table format and I am willing to send it.

Factors a Ratings Explanation Source
Threat of New Entrants a
a? Economies of scale a
a? Product differentiation a
a? Capital requirements a
a? Switching costs a
a? Access to distribution channels a
a? Cost disadvantages independent of size a
a? Government a

Factors a Ratings Explanation Source
Rivalry Among Existing Firms a
a? Number of competitors a
a? Rate of industry growth a
a? Product or service characteristics a
a? Amount of fixed costs a
a? Capacity a
a? Height of exit barriers a
a? Diversity of scale a

Factors a Ratings Explanation Source
Threat of Substitute Products or Services a
a? Beneficial Alternative a
a? Cheap Alternative a
a? Low-cost switching a

Factors a Ratings Explanation Source
Bargaining Power of Buyers a
a? Buyer Independence a
a? Buyer Size a
a? Financial Muscle a
a? Low-cost Switching a
a? Price Sensitivity a
a? Product Dispensability a
a? Tendency to Switch a
a? Undifferentiated Product a
a? Backwards Integration a

Factors a Ratings Explanation Source
Bargaining Power of Suppliers a
a? Differentiated Input a
a? Forward Integration a
a? Importance of Quality a
a? No Substitute Inputs a
a? Player Dispensability a
a? Player Independence a
a? Supplier Size a
a? Switching Costs a

Factors a Ratings Explanation Source
Relative Power of Other Stakeholders a
a? Customers a
a? Local Communities a
a? Creditors a
a? Complementors a
a? Special-Interest Groups a
a? Unions a
a? Shareholders a