What defensive tactics can a company use to gain competitive advantage?
Raise structural barriers through: * offering full line of products * signing exclusive distribution agreements * raising buyer switching costs by offering lower cost for training * raising cost for competition to gain trial users by decreasing your cost * increasing the scale of economies * patents and licensing * limiting access to facilities * sigining exclusive contracts with suppliers and buying key locations * avoiding suppliers who deal with competition * encouraging the government to increase barriers. Increase expected retalitation by making a big deal of a small thing. Lower the inducement for attack by keeping pricing low and constantly decreasing costs to keep profit high.
Examples of offensive tactics would be using a giant catapult to hurl large stones at the beseiged walls or using a battering ram to force entry to entrance doors or walls. Examples of defensive tactics would be pouring boiling oil or other burning liquid from the walls of the beseiged structure onto the attackers - or even throwing bodily waste or corpses.
Trench tactics provided an excellent defensive line, however, because of this advantage, a successful ground attack was very difficult to accomplish. This imbalance of attack vs defense caused a stalemate because each army didn't want to risk attacking the enemy trenches as they would most likely be defeated.
At the US Civil War Battle of Antietam, is was the tactics not the strategies that were employed. Confederate General Robert E. Lee chose his best tactic based on the fact his army was vastly outnumbered. His tactic was to maintain a defensive posture causing Union General McClellan no choice but to use offensive if he wanted to send Lee and his army back to Virginia. So, classical defensive and offensive battle tactics were used.
Which type of insurgent approach or coalition may use different approaches at different time applying tactics that take the best advantage of circumstances?
a gorilla?!>?!?!!?!?!♥♥♥♥Boone grove!! It is a military term which has found applications in civilian life. When one is matched against a more powerful opponent, the tactics of ambush, hit and run, sabotage, and others can be very effective. Although guerrilla tactics have been used since ancient times, the term "guerrilla" comes from the Peninsular War in which Spanish guerillas killed more French than the Spanish, British, and Portuguese armies. Guerilla tactics have proved very useful…
Autocratic, top-down, he was somewhat conservative ( being A World War I Luftwaffe vet)- and tended to oppose new tactics among the airmen- such as spread out formations, defensive pursuit ( like Flying Tigers), and so on. He did not oppose the German Jets, but tended to be conservative in fighting tactics in the Luftwaffe, which was his domain.
Confederate General Robert E. Lee chose to take a defensive position in Sharpsburg in anticipation of the advance of General McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Lee's forces would fight a defensive battle at Antietam. His troop positions formed a four mile arc around the Antietam Valley. The troop alignment gave Lee the advantage of moving his reserves and shifting his troops along interior lines.The distances was far shorter than McClellan would have, especially if he…
During World War I, attempts to break the stalemate on the Western Front generally failed because of the advanced state of defensive technology and the undeveloped state of offensive technology. Trench warfare favored defenders; no new weapons or tactics had yet been developed that could ensure significant breakthroughs past the miles and miles of echeloned trenches which gave powerful advantage to defending troops.
Actually it's a widely believed myth that guerrilla fighting provided a winning advantage to the Colonists. The tactics used to fight the Indians were quite different from those of fighting massed European armies. Our use of the tactics learned in fighting Indians (guerrilla tactics) inflicted many casualties upon the British, but if did not win battles. It wasn't until the Continental Army mastered the art of 18th century warfare -- standing in ranks and trading…
During World War I, the vast majority of the battles on the Western Front led to stalemates for one fundamental reason: offensive technology and tactics were outdated and ineffective, while defensive technology and tactics were advanced and effective. It would not be until World War II that the offense would again overtake the defense on battlefields.
Defensive midfielder is necessary. However if you have two center midfielders who are not speedy attacking guys, it's fine. two side backs and two tall thick center backs. I suggest 4-1-3-2. Having three defenders is pain in the ass. You need to have two defensive midfielders and.. it just doesnt work out these days.
A Payday loan company cannot get a Body Attachment to arrest people who have not paid them back. There have been tactics used by some collection agencies where individuals are threatened to be arrested by a federal officer for defaulting on their Payday loans. However, these tactics are considered a unlawful so no negotiations need to be made with these collection agencies.
World War I was dominated by trench warfare for one reason: it was effective in stopping the enemy's attacks. That is to say, defensive technology and tactics were, during this conflict, far more effective than offensive technology and tactics. It would not be until World War II that offensive developments broke through the trench-warfare deadlock.
Most historians cite Confederate General John Bell Hood as the most offensive minded general in the South. As a subordinate commander he fought aggressively at battles such as Gaine's Mill, Antietam and Gettysburg. When he lead the Army of Tennessee he also sought offensive tactics as the means to victory. When his army was at its weakest, he was forced to use defensive tactics to survive.
You could consider the attack on Pearl Harbor a defensive action. Yes they took the offensive and attacked us but by doing so they were defending their plans by damaging our Navy. Fortunately for us our aircraft carriers were not in the harbor at the time which left us with options, but the original plans the Japanese had was to attack while they were in the harbor as well.