How Production Management Has Impacted The Growth And Success Of The Company

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Introduction Top among the list of products that come to my mind whenever the phrase “household name” is mentioned in a conversation is the name “Coca-Cola.” Growing up as a kid in Rwanda in a less privileged community, I remember feeling wealthy and in need of nothing every time I drunk a bottle of Coca-Cola. It always made me forget my troubles and focus on life ahead. To me, Coca-Cola was a magic drink full of wonders. Nothing was like it; and for that reason it has remained a top household name in my mind in spite of the fact that I don’t drink it that much these days. Discovering how the Coca-Cola Company manages the production and chain supply system around the world gives me much pleasure as I research for this paper. My hope as I…show more content…
Its operations system is decentralized into six regions namely: North America, Latin America, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, and Asia Pacific. According to Yahoo Finance (2015), as of July 1, 2015, the company had 129,200 fulltime employees working in its worldwide network. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as KO (Yahoo Finance, 2015). The company has run numerous campaigns in the past, one of which was “Open Happiness.” The “Open Happiness” campaign was unveiled globally 2009. Its central message is “an invitation to billions around the world to pause, refresh with a Coca Cola, and continue to enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures” (World of Coca-Cola, 2015). For many years Coca-Cola has been one of the world’s most recognizable product brands. The name “Coca-Cola” comes from coca leaves and kola fruit; the two main components of the Coca-Cola formula mix (Wikipedia, 2015). According to Aaron Taube (2013), Coca-Cola held the top slot of the Interbrand 100 for thirteen consecutive years before Apple ascended to that slot a few years ago. Coca-Cola’s success story stretches back to the late 1800s; to a man named Dr. John Pemberton, a pharmacist who lived in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1886, Dr. Pemberton created a flavored syrup from extracts of cocaine and caffeine-rich kola nuts in his backyard, which he then took to his neighborhood pharmacy, where it was mixed with carbonated water and deemed “excellent” by those who sampled it
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