Acme Home Improvements Inc Essay

2398 WordsSep 13, 201110 Pages
I. Executive Summary Acme Home Improvements Inc., founded in 1982 in Raleigh, N.C., has recently decided that an expansion into Canada and Mexico is essential. Acme currently has 125 U.S. locations with annual sales of $5,400,000,000 with $280,000,000 net income. Acme Home Improvements Inc. immediate expansion into Mexico City is in the interest of seeking greater profits and buffering against downturns in the U.S market. Acme’s Chief Operating Officer, has decided to sponsor the project to follow Home Depot and its other competition into Mexico City, allowing for additional revenue and international penetration. Acme Mexico City (AMC) has purchased a site in which the new location will be built and contracted CSL Project Management…show more content…
This clear outline of management will allow for delegation of required tasks and needs on an ongoing basis. III. CSL Project Management Responsibilities Funding for the AMC project is coming from Acme headquarters and the project sponsor, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Acme. The budget of $1000000000 and the project requirements have been set by Acme. Acme has worked closely with CSL Project Management Corp. in the past and it has been approved that the allotted budget be handled by CSL as they see fit. Although the project is being managed by CSL, Acme and its COO are not without responsibilities of their own. CSL has identified crucial responsibilities that will allow the project to continue as scheduled. Each of these can be seen further in the project management Gantt chart attached. The first step will require both Acme and CSL to work with local authorities to obtain all of the permits and licenses. In addition, Acme will assist CSL with the selection of materials, construction company management, and status reports to the COO and also their approval, site visits to ensure progress, supply chain management, the store layout and format and coordination of hiring and training of employees. Because there is a cultural difference when opening an international location, CSL has decided to work with local advisors in order to bridge the cultural gap. A multi-cultural team has been developed from some of the locations in the U.S. yet, a local

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