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Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Strategizing with ICCI and Shobi Solutions

Shobi solutions worked with ICCI to solve a problem that they were facing with the analysis of the food industry. Some of us have heard of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry but are not sure what it is, how it operates and what benefits it provides to its members. Read ahead to learn more about ICCI and about its most recent activities and the problem it has run into with analyzing the food Industry and how shobi solutions was able to breakdown the industry and provide a useful strategy

Summary

What is ICCI?

ICCI is basically a limited company that works to improve trade promotion, industrial & SME development through local and foreign trade investment, income tax & sales tax customs, banking & finance, energy efficiency and conservation, environment, tourism promotion, youth and women economic empowerment etc.

It has Jurisdiction is over the entire federal capital area

ICCI acts as a body that works to grow economic development within Pakistan. It works for the benefits of the business community and acts as a platform for the interaction of Industry representatives with government officials, NGO members, diplomats and other relevant stake holders. It works to inculcate an entrepreneurial culture within the companies of the area of their operations and provides many local and international opportunities such as seminars, workshops, conferences and skill training to its members.

ICCI being an advisory board and a representative of the business community also advises the Government on policy making that would be beneficial to the business community and help the economy grow

Major problem ICCI faced

How shobi solutions leveraged them?

Duties of ICCI to its Members

  •   Protects and advances the rights of traders, industrialists, and service providers
  •   Organization of individuals, firms, corporations engaging in providing services, trading, and industries by making them a member.
  •   To circulate relevant and useful information to its members that may help the company’s growth

·   To provide technical, managerial and advisory assistance to its members

Addressing the Problems Businesses in the Food industry Face

In a recent occurrence ICCI is tasked with analysing the food industry to suggests strategies to its members of the relevant industry that will generate a higher long-term revenue and increase an individual company’s market share. In this task ICCI worked with shobi solutions and shobi was able to address some of the concerns with analysing the food industry, as well as suggest solutions that minimize those concerns.

There are certain difficulties when it comes to the food industry and company’s operating within it. Issues arise with freshness of the food, varying preferences of the consumers, Quality control, maintenance of the supply chain, compliance of employees of all levels with food laws, rise and fall of trends and management of the supply and demand. So shobi had to come up with a solution that caters to all of these concerns as well as leads to further profi

Solutions Using Analytical Tools

By surveying the population and using certain tools, shobi solutions was able to identify where the core of the problems is. Google analytics and google search console was used to see what the consumers biggest concern are.

They were able to figure out that by optimizing supply and demand models, a company can get accurate information on the current trends and getting constant feedback through Mailchimp by talking to your clients, customers, and other interested parties leads to further optimizing a company.

SEM quickly capitalizes on targeted keyword searches; SEO provides the foundation to retain the traffic generated by SEM strategies. Intertwining both SEO and SEM techniques produces a stronger digital marketing campaign with stronger performance and noticeable results. This will allow more and more consumers to become aware of the company in the food industry as well as let the company know what the current demand is

Management and Communication

Task Lists: Having all employees working on a task on one is critical to the success of a company. Employees should be made clear what their task is and how far each of them has progressed into a task.

For any business, the food industry in specific, it is important to know whether the previous task has finished for successive tasks to be able to reach the next stage in the supply chain on time so the product reaches the buyer optimally. This is also essential to ensure all employees are aware of the guidelines and regulations given to them

Scheduling: To ensure that an employee does not become complacent to the deadline and is not burdened with work load all at once it is important that one large goal is segregated into small achievable goals that can be fulfilled over a period of time. Using calendars and Gantt charts one can know how far they must have progressed to be able to finish the project at hand.

Reporting: The progress of the task at hand must be reported to higher authority on regular intervals. This ensures team transparency, reduces social loafing and allows an individual to get constant feedback on their progress, improving efficiency and optimizing their work.

File Sharing: Creating an efficient file sharing system allows all your data to be stored in one place and makes it easy for each employee to make decisions based on company data. This also reduces the time wasted on these activities.

Communication: A business must operate as a harmonious cohesive unit through which problems can be shared and everyone is made aware of the goals and objectives. Good communication is critical to a successful company.

All of the above mentioned are solutions and strategies given by shobi solutions that can be passed on by ICCI to those of their clients within the food industry.

Conclusion

From this experience we were able to see that it is not what you sell that can lead to success or failure within an industry but in fact how you sell something. Strategy is all about getting the right information and making intellectual and analytical decisions based on that information. We need to make sure we are targeting the problems that are causing most loss and spending our energies in the most efficient way.