LONDON, Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This 2016 edition of the report provides key insights into the overarching Strategic Positioning and degree of Environmental Responsiveness of the World's 7 Leading Construction Equipment Manufacturers through a Strategic Factor Analysis Summary (SFAS) Matrix. The Strategic Factor Analysis Summary (SFAS) Matrix, also referred to as Quantitative SWOT Analysis, is a framework developed by T. L. Wheelen and J. D. Hunger, which is used widely across organizations globally as a key strategic planning tool. The report provides an overall SFAS score on each of the 7 leading companies in the Construction Equipment sector based on an analysis of each company's strategic positioning & the degree of responsiveness to its internal & external environment respectively, based on the SFAS framework, thereby, making it especially useful for competitive & comparative analysis. The framework generates an insightful snapshot of the prevailing, overall strategic equation for each company first by identifying, weighing, prioritizing & ranking Strategic Factors present in the Internal & External environment through an Internal Factor Analysis Summary (IFAS) matrix and the External Factor Analysis Summary (EFAS) matrix respectively. The strategic factors are subsequently ranked on the basis of their perceived strategic significance & potential degree of impact on the organization followed by assessment of each respective company's corresponding degree of responsiveness to those factors. The framework, thus, assesses the strategic positioning & the degree of responsiveness of each company towards the present as well as emerging market & industry dynamics to be competitive and be able to harness potential growth opportunities effectively by leveraging its structural & core strengths while negating environmental threats simultaneously. SFAS, as a framework, thus, scores over the traditional SWOT analysis framework, in terms, of its ability to quantify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats respectively based on the perceived strategic significance and potential degree of effect of each strategic factor being analyzed and the company's commensurate degree of responsiveness to that, thereby, making it much more effective for competitive assessment & analysis and from a strategic planning standpoint with the creation of a quantitative, comparable strategic snapshot and overall SFAS score on each company.