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    in this equation because it is harder to control customers than employees. Like the textbook says, the employees understand how to work the television checkout system but not all the customers do. This gives the employees a perfect opportunity to provide outstanding service to customers who are unable to operate the system. However, this also requires the managers of the hotel to only hire the best of the best to deliver exceptional service. The second characteristic that poses complications is perishability and the fact that, “services cannot be stored” (Kotler 38). If a hotel fails to book twenty of its rooms one night, they will never be able to sell those rooms on that day ever again. Because of this, hotels have begun charging customers a fee for not showing up for their reservation and will strategically overbook on certain nights to avoid losing profits. This is the best way to avoid loses because not many people will pay money for a room they do not plan on using. Perishability also affects restaurants who serve food on a buffet. Some of the foods left on a buffet can be used in other recipes or reused the next day, but some of the uneaten food must be thrown away and is a direct hit on food costs. For example, at…

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    Along with that, businesses can’t stockpile their services in a warehouse somewhere, then do a mass sale when they get orders. Bank of America doesn’t manufacture accounts in some factory and sell it to customers when someone wants to open an account. Perishability means that the service capacity cannot be stored, it can only be provided at a given moment in time or else it vanishes. Technology plays a big role in the perishability of services, Bank of America provides money which some might…

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    According to Kotler, Armstrong (2016) service perishability means that services cannot be stored for later sale or use, which may be considered as a disadvantage to marketers in services industry. Service value exists only at that point of customer transaction and does not exist if a customer is not present. Production can only take place if the customer is actually present and once consumption begins, it cannot be stopped, interrupted or modified. Taking into consideration the Tourism Industry,…

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    This chapter covers the literature reviewed of Theories and models and conceptual framework which serves as evidence of the Variables of the study - Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction. Definitions of service, quality, customer satisfaction, the concept of service quality, and the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction is briefly highlighted. 2.2 Theoretical Review 2.2.1 Service Concept Services are economic activities offered by one party to another. In exchange…

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    be seen, tasted, felt, heard, or smelled before they are bought. Because of this, Kaiser Permanente will have to demonstrate their service quality through physical evidence and presentation such as people, place, equipment, communication material, symbols and price. Furthermore, inseparability forces the customers to become very sensitive to service delivery. Forcing the service provider to learn to work with larger groups and having a fixed provider charge. Subsequently, this lead to…

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    management is the tangibility, Which in the case of services is having multiple aspects, simultaneously is being observed by the performance and the experience from all such possessing its prior knowledge. Keeping in view the possibility of explaining different aspects according to the services provided to the user. Apart from the intangibility other factors of the PZ&B model approach also affect the serviceability i.e. Perishability, inseparability and variability. Basically tangibility the…

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    increase the waiting time for the manufacturing process. Furthermore, the poor transportation system and inner-city truck ban law also add time to the flow of goods in supply chain. - Error in order fulfillment: without application of modern communication such as email or electronic program, partners in supply chain mostly use telephone or face to face communication to make order. This increases the risk of causing error because of human mistakes. The result will be wrong quantity of products…

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    Benihana's Business Model

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    enters the restaurant area • He then enters the Bar and orders for drink if required • Then the customer moves to the dining area and gets seated • Waitress takes the order and presents some salads and soup • Chef arrives after that and starts cooking as per the order • Customer enjoys the food • Customer pays for the food and then leaves Discuss the Service Characteristics and Concepts Service Characteristics: • Intangibility: Authentically detailed Japanese Country Inn Décor • Simultaneous…

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    Agricultural Crisis in SSA: Development constraints and Policy problems (Morgan & Solarz, 1993) Fall in food production due to conflict and drought; limited mechanization; land tenure problems; lack of capital to purchase inputs; lack of government financial support; high taxation of food crops; low food prices; cheap food imports; food aid; world recession; declining agriculture terms of trade Agribusiness in Africa (Dinham & Hines, 1984) Capital intensive and unaffordable to African farmer;…

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    • Inseparability of Production and Consumption – simultaneous production and consumption for almost all services. Again, this point is not sacrosanct as it has been refuted by the previous author in his article. • Heterogeneity – There is a potential for high variability in the performances of services. It should be noted that this proves to be a very serious problem in the labour intensive firms. • Perishability – The services that are provided by the service provider cannot be saved and this…

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