Mis Case Study

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TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE NO

1. AVNET – DEVELOPING SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT GLOBAL

STRATEGY 03

• SOLUTION 07

2. OFFSHORE OUTSOURCING – GOOD BAD OR DOES NOT MAKE A

DIFFERENCE 10

• SOLUTION 14

3. COLGATE-PALMOLIVE KEEPS THE WORLD SMILING 16

• SOLUTION 20

4. BIBLIOGRAPHY 25

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You probably have not heard of Avnet Inc.—or its leading competitor Arrow Electronics—but chances are the computer you are using these days has components purchased from one of these
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The Cookbook goes into considerable detail on how to set up and process financial transactions, coordinate orders, pay accounts, and assign responsibility for transactions.
Arrow too has begun making acquisitions in Asia, most notably, purchasing a large Taiwanese distributor, Ultra Source Technology. Using a similar collection of best business practices it calls “the Playbook,” Arrow once integrated a newly acquired company into the Arrow global systems in a single weekend. But Arrow, according to its executives, may rely less on acquisitions in Asia than on trading relationships with existing Asian distributors. They want to focus not just on revenue growth, but profit growth. They believe the costs of acquisitions may outweigh the profit benefits. Unlike Avnet, Arrow is pursuing a one-world, one system, strategy. In 2007, Arrow plans to be using a single Oracle financial system, and is working on plans for a single, global ERP system to replace a hodgepodge of ERP systems that have sprung up around its global operations. “We want to move towards more conformity,” explained one Arrow executive, “while trying to recognize the uniqueness of each market, we want to have a global view of the whole company when it makes sense for us.” Without a single global system, they believe, it’s difficult to view the company as a truly global
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