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write an essay that discusses the necessary components for beginning the strategic planning process.

INTRODUCTIONBased on the information in the case study (see Case Study Attachment 1), for this task, you will write an essay that discusses the necessary components for beginning the strategic planning process. You will discuss the culture, the structure of the strategic team, explain the appropriateness of the current mission and vision statements, discuss internal and external influences specific to the company in the case study, as well as explain advantages and disadvantages of the company’s current strategic plan.SCENARIOThe management at EZ-Pleeze, a food distribution company, has tasked you with collecting and analyzing the information needed to formulate the strategic planning process for the company and provide strategic recommendations to senior executives. Using the attached “EZ-Pleeze Case Study” to guide your response, you will write an essay that contains the information (based on the task prompts below) required to show you have a firm understanding of the necessary components for beginning the strategic planning process.REQUIREMENTSYour submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.Write an essay (suggested length of 3-5 pages) demonstrating an analysis of the organizational culture in the attached “EZ-Pleeze Food Company” case study and providing justification for the reasoning behind the response contained in the following sections:Company DescriptionA. Describe the organizational culture of EZ-Pleeze.1. Discuss the appropriateness of the current mission statement for EZ-Pleeze.2. Discuss the appropriateness of the current vision statement for EZ-Pleeze.Strategic Decision-Making StructureB. Describe the structure of the strategic team at EZ-Pleeze.C. Internal and External Influences.1. Discuss internal influences on the strategic decision-making process at EZ-Pleeze.2. Discuss external influences on the strategic decision-making process at EZ Pleeze.Current Strategic PlanD. Advantages and Disadvantages.1. Explain two advantages of the current strategic plan at EZ-Pleeze.2. Explain two disadvantages of the current strategic plan at EZ-Pleeze.C. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.2nd Part of PaperINTRODUCTIONEZ-Pleeze management has tasked you with completing a SWOT analysis to identify internal and external factors that need to be considered in developing a competitive strategy for the company. The SWOT analysis will be utilized to support and justify the overall strategic recommendations that you will later include in a presentation for the company’s senior executives.You will complete this task in two parts: a SWOT analysis for EZ-Pleeze, created using the attached “SWOT Analysis Template,” and an essay that addresses the importance, function, content, and final relevance of a SWOT analysis.REQUIREMENTSYour submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.A. Include a SWOT analysis for the EZ-Pleeze company (referencing the attached “EZ-Pleeze Case Study”), created using the attached “SWOT Analysis Template.”Note: The completed SWOT analysis may be uploaded as its own attachment, separate from the essay, or may be added to your essay as part of a single document.B. Write an essay (suggested length of 5–7 pages) that expands on and interprets the data from the completed SWOT analysis by doing the following:1. Discuss the importance of a SWOT analysis in the strategic planning process of EZ-Pleeze.2. Discuss internal strengths for EZ-Pleeze.3. Discuss internal weaknesses for EZ-Pleeze.4. Discuss external opportunities for EZ-Pleeze.5. Discuss external threats for EZ-Pleeze.6. Describe three recommendations for strategic action at EZ-Pleeze (based on the completed SWOT analysis) and justify your recommendations.C. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.Last PartExecutive SummaryB. Provide an executive summary (suggested length of 1–2 pages) for EZ-Pleeze senior executives that summarizes the purpose of the strategic plan, the SWOT analysis, and the strategic recommendations.Book used for this class:Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., and Hoskisson, R. E. (2015). Strategic management: Concepts, competitiveness and globalization. Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 9781285425184