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P&G Japan: The SK-II Globalization Project (Harvard Business School case) Case Summary In “P&G Japan: The SK-II Globalization Project” case study, the author Christopher Bartlett presents the P&G’s plan of pushing SK-II as a global beauty product. In late 1999, Paolo de Cesare, President of Max Factor Japan, had given an idea to the Global Leader Team (GLT) of P&G’s Beauty Care Global Business Unit (GBU) that whether it was a good idea for pushing SK-II to become a global P&G brand. Since the product was successful in Japan ($150 million in sales in 1999), P&G then was considering in expanding its SK-II to be distributed worldwide. There was also an effort of the Global Growth strategy of P&G at that time as an influence factor to…show more content…
P&G need to work hard and do more research and development in order to produce higher quality, more innovative, and more unique in products in order to answer consumer’s need and compete with those major world brand competitors. Implementation of P&G and SK-II P&G set up the newly reorganized global operations. I’m going to explain how the company works with its new global operations strategy and how P&G could push SK-II to world brand by using P&G’s target market – China, Europe, and Japan. By using the implement of Organization 2005 (O2005), the company is expected to have more annual growth rate together with less expense. P&G gives more compensation along with more responsibility tasks. P&G allows every employee in company to hold firm’s stock. P&G transferred primary profit responsibility from P&G four regional organizations to seven global business units. For China, the company should first consider in building a strong brand in China. SK-II should be expressed clearly to target customers. Company then provides knowledge in using skin care up to six or eight steps. One more considering point is that there is high import duty. Thus, company should minimize the cost to make product profitable. For Europe, in order to have a chance in European market which crowded with world well-known beauty care brands, SK-II need to be launched in unique distribution channel from other P&G
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