A Brush with Aids

1182 WordsJun 20, 20085 Pages
A violent epidemic rapidly spreading across the world, the AIDS virus has forced doctors and healthcare professionals alike to take extensive measures when handling anything possibly contaminated. Furthermore, the Halsey Health Products line of sharps disposal containers are a necessity for hospitals across the country making up an annual market demand of 109 million containers sold. Dealing with such a potentially dangerous threat of infection the strength and reliability of sharps containers must surpass any federal standards and should be able to withstand all conditions. In addition, the integrity of this product is a key factor for the Halsey Corporation as it comprises a significant share of the targeted $900 million in sales.…show more content…
This is the easiest choice of action for her to take for the short term, however may produce drastic consequences as time passes and Halsey continues the distribution of faulty products. It may result with a damaged reputation and future for the company and the termination of her employment as the senior management learns of her decision to take no action. In addition, it may result with further infection of HIV to healthcare workers. The option to speak with other people within Halsey is frowned upon as her manager Phil sees no impending threat of a faulty product. Although Phil is known to lack a strong independent opinion, he is positioned in the company directly above our character. In the end, this senior market manager is forced to take full action or take no action to reach a safe resolution for her, her company, and the Halsey customers across the country. After a full review of the situation I’ve concluded the cost to create new molds along with the values of built up inventory accounts for less than 1% of Halsey’s annual sales target of $900 million. This is a minute expense to resolve a problem that could potentially produce a drastic outcome for Halsey and threaten the integrity of the products they sell. Disregarding such an extreme defect should be viewed as a corporate crime by contributing to the contamination of customers when the problem has been documented through complaints. The fortune 500
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