The paper "Managing Sustainability in Fusion 21’ s Supply Chain" is a wonderful example of a case study on management. There are two analytical models that can be used to analyze the industry or business. These are; Porter’ s five forces and the PESTEL analysis. Porter’ s five forces analysis establishes how a strong industry or business is considering the situation that the industry or the business is, for example, the competitive position of an industry or a business. In this case, the industry to be analyzed is the social housing industry and the situation is that of sustainable development.
The question is; is the industry in a strong position to achieve sustainable development or in what position is this industry considering sustainable development? According to the Housing Corporation, sustainable development is that development that seeks to provide a balance between the environmental resource protection, social progress, stability, and economic growth (2003). For a housing industry to ensure sustainable development, it has to ensure it provides high quality and well-managed houses provide good condition houses that do not affect the health, employment, self-esteem and education of the people that live in it, make use of layout and designs, location and planning that supports sustainable development, makes use of policies that support sustainable development, for example, reducing social exclusion and must select development sites that encourage environmental conservation (Housing Corporation, 2003). Supplier power: If the industry has very few suppliers to choose from, then the suppliers will be more powerful than the company.
The social housing industry in the UK depends on building contractors for the construction of buildings. There are very many building construction companies in the UK. According to a construction center website, there are more than 10,000 housing construction companies (Construction Centre, 2010).
The companies provide building systems, external walls, fire protection, bathrooms, ceilings, drainage, doors, stairs, and so many other construction services. With a variety of companies to choose from, the social industry has more power than the suppliers. Additionally, these companies show some characteristics of sustainable development.
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