Was Silvio the right choice to head the India operation?
In my opinion, I do not think that was the right choice. Even though India’s growth potential was significant, there are several reasons why I think so. First of all, Exchange rates and unforeseen duties further frustrated market development efforts. When it comes to international business those risks always would be cause of challenge. For example Japanese lumber company in Canada decreased their sales from last year because of change of currency rate of Japanese yen and Canada dollar. Making the transferred sub-assemblies even more expensive was the fact that there were exchange rate fluctuations favoring Indian currencies. Second, Schindler 's manufacturing cost structures were …show more content…
Meet Silvio Napoli
After having taught this case study for four years and having gone through thorough discussion and analysis of its points, I decided in preparing for a recent class to cut through all the conjecture and get right to the source to see what really happened. I called Silvio Napoli. He graciously gave me fifteen minutes of one of his busy mornings.
We went over the case 's more glaring lessons quickly, and then Silvio provided some great insights into lessons he learned trying to create a subsidiary for Schindler in India. Here are his take-aways:
• A "swatch" strategy of low-cost market entry was the wrong choice. In the case study much is said about how Schindler 's CEO was fascinated with the success of low-end, mass produced Swatch watches -- a 90 's phenomenon -- more than one General Manager of Manufacturing Operations strove to emulate this low-end production strategy.
• Schindler 's manufacturing cost structures were compatible with customization, not commoditization. Silvio said that was one of the biggest challenges he faced as getting transfer costs for elevators to a price point internally where building elevators made sense. The case study
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The organizational culture of Bremont, is influenced by the communications. Communications in this case, influence Bremont, through the events that have happened in both of the brothers lives, and a love for aviation to inspire the interest of making luxury wrist watches. The brothers since had a career, in restoring vintage aircraft. They were inspired, by their father’s passion of engineering and watches. These things all tied together, and the fact that the wristwatch was invented for pilots, influence the culture and background for Bremont, making wristwatches, also with airplane parts. What could be taken from this is that, aviation had influence the behavior of this business to start making wristwatches, particularly those watches made with certain airplane parts.
Silvio spent weeks trying to juggle the relocation of his family and setting up the company infrastructure. As a result of the juggling, neither goal was executed well. Silvio needs to become more accepting of alterations to his business plan. Silvio was determined to follow his business plan even if the market revealed better alternatives. A good example of this was the decision to strictly offer a standard product line with no customization. Customers were pretty clear that the standard product line would not be acceptable for the first two orders that Schindler India received.
Katja Ruth and Constantine Moros sat facing each other in the empty conference room. Covering the table between them were the latest operational and financial figures from the supply chain optimization pilot Hugo Boss had been running in its global bodywear and hosiery Division.1 Ruth, the director of the division, agreed with Moros, the division’s head of operations and procurement, that the pilot had been a success—better product availability and lower inventory to sales ratios had been observed for the stock-keeping-units (SKUs) involved in it—but was not convinced that expansion of the initiative beyond
When he heard about this he ran to the train station and he bribed, threated and mentioned the names of some of his Nazi friends until he was able to take his workers back to the factory, saving their lives. In early 1943 the Nazis wanted to do the final liquidation of the Krakow ghetto, they wanted to send the healthy prisoners to labour camps and the rest were either killed at the spot or sent to death camps and gas chambers. Schindler knew that most of his workers were situated there and he knew death would be their fate. Schindler wouldn’t allow any of his employees to die so he used his well-practised skills in bribery and threats to assure they lives would be spared. He used his power and his position high up in the social hierarchy to persuade the officials that his factory and therefore they workers there were essential to the war effort. He also had the idea to have a camp build beside his factory so the Jews would be away from the inhumane brutality of the Nazis. Schindler saved 1200 Jews during the Holocaust and did actions only a pure hero could do.
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As a child, Benito Mussolini had an affinity for violence. This may have been a result of the fact that his father was an atheist. He had attended a Catholic school, which he had soon gotten expelled from, at the age of 10, for stabbing a classmate in the arm. Mussolini’s violence also continued, as he also got expelled from the next school that he had attended. Not only that, but Mussolini’s affection for stabbing continued, as he had openly admitted to knifing his girlfriend in the arm. In fact, Benito Mussolini had been so malicious that at his local church, he would pinch others so strong that they would begin to sob. Even as a child, Mussolini new he was born to be a leader, as he often led gangs of boys to raid the local farmsteads.
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The contrast to the Germans begs to be made. While the first are depicted as ruthless perpetrators who take no pity on their victims, the Italians are portrayed as ‘harmless’ occupiers so much so that
Every company has their own theory and goals behind what they overall want to see or become. This paper is written with intent to help better understand a real life situation that took place at Guitarras Dominquez. When a company first opens their doors for business, they use high end material to show the essence of quality in their product which will allow for growth in their customer base. Do you ever wonder how a company gets far in doing so? Intention from the start of a business does not include cutting corners and saving money, but eventually with budget cuts and business plans they tend to become necessary.
So, Silvio decided to minimize the learning curve burden for their manufacturing operations by picking only two elevator configurations that Schindler India would build:
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This paper will highlight how Hublot watches use the elements of the marketing mix to target its position and to achieve its competitive force. The essay is composed of two main parts. The first part includes the analysis of the segmentation and target of Hublot watches and its major competitors. The second part is adopting marketing mix (4P) to illustrate how the company differentiate itself from competitors to satisfy costumers, then to enhance its market share percent and sales.