From the standpoint of management:
• Employees are asking for new steel-toed boots every few months and appear to be taking advantage of the agreement.
• All of the employees want cold-weather gear even though some really do not perform many outside functions in the winter.
After reviewing management’s standpoint and the standpoint of the union with consideration of Section 25:05: Protective Clothing, Equipment, and Tools a solution will be made and presented to make both sides happy. As the manager, I want to make sure that all of my employees are safe. I want to really hear them out and their reasoning before making any further decisions. After hearing what they have to say and their concerns I am open to working out an agreement …show more content…
Management will be considering the needs of their employees and will consider adding a dryer for their boots so that they last longer and employees are happy and comfortable.
2. Employees can pick from two options of styles of boots and even gear that are of similar price. All equipment and gear will be purchased from a vendor of our choosing and billing will be sent directly to the company so employers will keep track of each employee's yearly allowance. The company will also make sure to buy in bulk so that prices will not go any higher than they need to, yet requirements will still meet OSHA standards.
3. All employees must use one vendor provided by the company. Having one will make it easier and keep prices reasonable. Plus, requirements will all be met by the vendor of our choosing, so employees do not have to worry or keep buying new boots. If an employee really wants a different pair from a different vendor/source or even more pairs then they must pay the difference of the allowance out of pocket.
4. Management will handle gear that is worn out by letting the employees keep it and if they do not want them they can give them to management to dispose at their choosing, such as finding a company that would recycle the parts and make a little money to put back towards the company and even new gear.
5. The employees should not take their gear home with them. They should change at the
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If a company decides to help differentiate its branded footwear by offering buyers 500 models/styles to choose from, then company managers should evaluate the merits of trying to reduce the $14 million annual costs for production run setup costs associated with producing 500 models/styles at each plant by
Also to avoid dangerous moving and handling, the employees then have the responsibility of making sure they use all equipment as they have been trained to do so, follow all health and safety working practices within their workplace, avoid putting themselves, other staff, individuals or visitors at risk, and making sure they report any hazards or risks to their employer.
• if necessary, provide somewhere for employees to get changed and to store their own clothes
• Employer or manager: Make sure all members of staff are aware of their own responsibilities work to the agreed ways of working. Correct and working equipment is available.
Workflow improvement in the Chinese factories has been identified as an area of opportunity for Shuzworld in Shanghai. After meeting with Alistair Wu, Production Manager—who is responsible for all three Shuzworld facilities in China, the assembly line process was reviewed for efficiency of the production of the Rugged Work Wear® boot product. Since these boots are steel-tipped, production is more complex and take longer to produce than other standard Shuzworld products.
4. The company has an obligation to provide a safe work environment for their employees. They need to redesign the facilities and follow US safety codes and standards to provide a safe place to work. Providing their employees a safer place to work will improve morale and boost production.
Employers must ensure the health and safety of employees at work and other people on the premises.
Employers must provide a safe working environment and equipment / uniform / signs to ensure the employees are as safe as they can be. Customers are also provided with a safe store to shop in and measures are put in place to ensure everyone’s safety in kept in tact
The first alternative is to enter the "weekend" segment of the hiking boot market. As I plug and chug the number for the first alternative, I found that this alternative would not be beneficial to the company. Even though this alternative will increase demand due to its low price strategy but cost for the WX 450 boot is higher than the price charged to retailers. This alternative will give the company a negative gross margin.
The working person needs to have quality and comfortable things if they’re going to do their job. This company carries footwear, outerwear, workwear, flame resistant clothing, and even corporate clothing. They also carry other work accessories such as socks, safety glasses, work gloves, knives, bags, bandanas, flasks, flashlights, cooling products, and much more!
The firm also made compromises to its approach in some cases by outsourcing its production for shoes that could not benefit from its in-house technology. Most firms in the shoe industry outsourced production as a way to cut production and vendor logistic costs.
The Provision and use of work equipment of 1998 is the next regulation that can be applicable for employees in a machine shop environment and should be set by the employer. The regulation requires the
Threat of Substitute Products: Atheletic shoes are designed for comfort, fit and personal safety during periods of iintense or increased movement. The existence of close substitute products increases the propensity of consumers to switch to alternatives in reponse to price increases. The availability of substitutes in the athletic shoe industry, invites customers to make price, quality and performance comparisons. If the athletic shoe is used for a specific sports, there maybe relatively few substitutes. If the shoe is used because of comfortability, they are interchangeable with minimal switching cost. This holds true for athletic shoes worn for fashion. Overall the threat of substitute products is moderate and depends on the motivation for purchasing the product. The impact to profit potential is moderate to high.