In a three- to five-page paper (not including the title and reference pages) assess how Samsungâ€™s technological smartphone innovation accounts for the companyâ€™s sales growth of mobile devices worldwide.
In your paper, determine whether Samsung could benefit by implementing a global product line-up strategy to pursue profitability. To make the determination go to Samsungâ€™s.com official website and locate the â€œInvestor Relationsâ€ link to retrieve Samsungâ€™s financial statements. Utilize the SEC filings and annual reports to summarize Samsungâ€™s principal goods and services, market share, geographic locations where it operates, and major competitors.
Samsung is a leading smartphone vendor worldwide. In 2017, Samsungâ€™s market share of the global smartphone market was at around 21.6% with Apple as its closest competitor in the market. As the worldâ€™s biggest smartphone maker, Samsung tries to keep profits up in its mainstay mobile phone business, but the rising costs of the components that go into its devices proves to be a challenge.
In your paper,
Assess whether Samsung could benefit by using Activity Based Costing (ABC). Your evaluation should include
factor(s) that influenced your decision,
the ramifications of implementing ABC in the Global smartphone market, and
how you would structure the distribution of costs using ABC for Samsung.
Assess whether Samsung could benefit by using a standard cost system. Your evaluation should include
the factor(s) that influenced your decision,
the ramifications of costs, quantity, and variances, and
the ramifications of using standard costs in the global smartphone market.
Explain how Samsung could benefit by product pricing in terms of cost-plus concepts. This explanation should include
Samsungâ€™s future plans, such as, expansion, consolidation, and downsizing, and
how costs concepts could be used in the decision making.
The Samsungâ€™s New Challenge: Rising Component Costs Final Paper
Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Centerâ€™s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following: