MGMT 497 – Case Studies EXAM GAP – 1. What are the key elements of the company’s strategy? Is it working? a. Redesigned websites and established online presence for all Gap Brands (Gap, Old Navy, BannaRep, piperlime, Atheleta) to allow customers to shop for all brands in one cart for greater functionality and more convenient shopping experience. This e-commerce platform utilized service innovation as its key strategy. Became known as one of the best e-commerce sites in retail (pg. 164) b. Expand to new markets internationally in Asia, the middle east, and Europe (Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, South Korea, Greece, Russia...) (pg. 166) c. Reduce outstanding debt and consistently increase dividend payments to shareholders for …show more content…
f. Continue to enhance the company’s technology utilization with the most up-to-date systems for continued improvement in operational abilities, including logistics and management. g. Promote better company image with continued charitable work and non-profit partnerships to establish enhanced company image and presence in the markets. h. Continued focus moving forward on internet accessibility and abilities for its consumers, the media and networking industries are continuously evolving and Gap should keep up with changes. i. Establish better research and development processes and ideas to bring unique fashions or lines with designer partnerships and exclusive products. II. INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT: key elements of the corporate culture 1. Provide specific strengths (by area of operations): a. Marketing & Sales –highly recognizable ads established on television, radio, and magazines that emphasized style and fashion. Ads associated to music and the arts differentiated Gap from many other companies marketing strategy (pg. 168). b. Operations Management – successful reduction of Gaps inventory carrying costs by keeping inventory in near by distribution centers, which could be quickly shipped to stores. c. Research and Development (R&D) – company successfully transitioned into ordering processing to a new system that allowed its e-commerce division to process orders faster with greater accuracy along with
S.P. is admitted to the orthopedic ward. She has fallen at home and she has sustained an intracapsular fracture of the hip at the femoral neck. The following history is obtained from her: She is a 75-year-old widow with three children living nearby. Her father died of cancer at age 62; mother died of heart failure at age 79. Her height is 5’3 and weighs 118 pounds. She has a 50 pack year smoking history and denies alcohol use. She has severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and had an upper GI bleed in 1993 and had Coronary Artery Disease with CABG 9 months ago. Since that time, she has engaged in “very mild exercise at home.” Vital signs are 128/60, 98, 14, 99 degree farenheight (32.7 degrees C) SAO2 94%
Discuss the four components of corporate social responsibility and how they relate to a charitable campaign such as (Product) RED. How does participation in a cause-marketing event contribute to a company's social responsibility? What role does sustainability play?
Giuseppe is a 14-year-10 month-old, Latino male in the 8th grade referred for counseling through AB3632 from Hollywood Senior high School under the Los Angeles Unified School District. Giuseppe’s school counselor indicates Giuseppe has difficulty controlling his anger towards peers. She also shares that Giuseppe fights with his peers leading to a suspension from school for three days due to fighting. Giuseppe’s mother reports that at home he is very oppositional especially with his father. Giuseppe’s mother has made multiple threats to call the police and have him spend time at Juvenile Hall if the behaviors persist. The counselor and mother, both report that Giuseppe has an attitude problem and frequently
1. Assume ParaWorld was eventually ordered to cease and desist due to IP infringement. What category of IP has ParaWorld most likely infringed? Explain the actions that constitute such an infringement. (5 Marks)
Because the product was leaving the warehouse and getting to stores quicker, I was able to reduce the storage space which was an initial problem so the increase of costs because of it decreased. The stores showed a moderate increase in profit.
When offers of reduced pricing are accepted for equipment, meeting delivery expectations becomes an important part of enhancing the customer experience to maintain satisfied loyal customers. An inventory specialist in the current distribution center would be given the additional task of segregating and maintaining inventory levels to meet the needs of the customer loyalty department.
Moreover, this further supports our recommendation for Atlantic to proceed with this acquisition as it will obtain one of the best mills for a cheap initial cost ($319m compared to the construction cost of $750m).
1- FlexCon should keep its family of pistons in-house. In fact, if it outsources its pistons, it will save money the first year- about $30,000 before tax and $18,000 after tax. However, the second year, Flexcon will lose a significant amout of money- about $124,200. Based on the case, “once a firm outsources an item or service, it usually loses the ability to bring that production capability or technology in-house without committing significant investment.” So, the savings brought by outsourcing the pistons manufacturing in the first year will not be useful because it will be used to cover a part of bringing the manufacturing back in-house. In addition, the company cannot keep the pistons manufacturing outsource because FlexCon will lose
2. Expanding the international market within a period of 4 years by heavily investing in power economies such as China, India, Japan and some parts of Africa.
In Lisa Benton’s case, there are several leadership issues concerning her Product manager Linton, the Associate Product manager Scoville, and Vernon, the Group Product Manager for Air Fresheners. Benton met her supervisor, Deborah Linton, just in her first day, because she had not met her during the interview process and this first meeting shows different lacks in Linton’s leadership style.