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Running head: MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS AND LEADING PEOPLE TASK 1 1
Managing Organizations and Leading People Task 1 Dustin Fogt
Western Governor's University Managing Organizations and Leading People BIP 2
December 21, 2014
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Managing Organizations and Leading People Task 1 A1. Description of Organization
In this organization and leadership analysis I am going to be analyzing the SMC Corporation of America. The reason I selected SMC is because I am a current employee of SMC. SMC Pneumatics has been a leader in pneumatic technology since its establishment. The guiding principal that navigates SMC is automation and labor savings. The SMC mission statement is:
SMC is dedicated to deliver
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The list of products in the SMC catalog is dynamic and ever-changing. The products and services
MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS AND LEADING PEOPLE TASK 1 5 range from food dehydration to solenoid valves for airplanes. This is wide range of products and services shows practical uses for an SMC product in almost every industry.
Another major strength is the amount of cash that SMC has on hand. Operating Profit Margin has increased from 11.5% in 2000 to 21.4% in 2009 (SMC Corporation, 2014). This increase shows a steady gain in operating profit margin that seems to be increasing as time goes on. SMC’s continuous improvement has created substantial cash to improve capital deployment for future improvements or acquisitions.
B2. Weaknesses
Despite SMC’s current strong position and positive outlook there are weaknesses that must be acknowledged. The first being the recent slow down in the production of aerospace products. Despite having a large range of products SMC relies heavily on production of aerospace products and parts, due to the recent slow down in this sector SMC must adjust accordingly and continue to diversify its catalog in order to combat this slow down.
Another weakness is SMC’s reliance on a few large customers. This can become a problem if there is a large drop in one of these primary customer’s demand or even if one of these customers decide to go with another vendor. When a business relies heavily on one or

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