Jennifer Childs

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Contents
Executive Summary 3
Introduction 3
Problems and Causes 4 Question 1 4 Question 2: 5 Question 3: 6
Conclusions: 8
Prioritised Recommendations 8
Final Recommendations (General Lessons Learnt) 8

Introduction

The mandate of Syndicate study group Joburg South is to analyse this case study about a Midsize pharmaceutical company under the leadership of Jennifer Childs (Owner and CEO). The company has sales offices or manufacturing plants in eight countries.

At the October staff meeting the CEO asked three manager to develop a prioritized list of potential projects and to meet with her to sell on their ideas. According to the CEO company profits for the year are expected to be more than 2m$ more than
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Problems and Causes

The company is run by a family and usually follow what the CEO’s father says (No formal structures). Some of the problems that were identified were: o Production flow insufficient

o Poor planning

o Production staff does not give input on operations even though the do the ground work

o Traditional management style used

o Poor financial Management tools( Computers too old)

o Implementing risky projects

o Lack of Project Governance

Question 1

Did you regard Jennifer’s verbal Request for Proposal (RFP) as sufficient?

ANSWER 1:

The writer regards Jennifer’s verbal Request for Proposal (RFP) as sufficient as the RFP does not always have to be a formal document. The RFP, or need, can sometimes be communicated informally and orally.

In the case of Jennifer Child, Jennifer did provide sufficient information by indicating the budget as well
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