...Technotronics, Inc. Written Analysis and Communication Technotronics, Inc. Memorandum PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL To: Vice President, Specialty Appliance Department, Technotronics, Inc. Date: 3rd September 1979 Subject: Report on the decision concerning commercial operation of ‘X-27’. Dear Sir, In response to the interdepartmental dispute between the Audio Product Section and the Magnetic Material Section, this report offers administrative relief to both the managers keeping in view the interpersonal relations. This report from the Audio Products Section presents the decision concerning the commercial operation of ‘X-27’. Your consideration on the report is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Ilene Carter, Manager, Audio Products Section, Specialty Appliance Department, Technotronics, Inc. Executive Summary There is a difference of opinion regarding the production and selling operation of the new magnetic material ‘X-27’ between the Audio Products Section and the Magnetic Material Section of Technotronics. This report deals with the interdepartmental relations between the two departments and also deals with the interpersonal relations between the managers of both the sections, Audio Products Section and the Magnetic Material Section. It reflects the individual behavior towards the organization keeping in mind the vertical integration. It is recommended that the production and selling should remain with Audio Products Section for a......
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...before thhe sake of efficiennate an elder of a“son of,” is the co 9-410- REV: MARCH 1 ________________ an Cromwell prepan. Cases are not inteterials, call 1-800-5ation may not be d Dubai, and about the sial success storl Maktoum.1t, CBS 60 Minmed) has convmbition, drivees such as Emerty developeal marine terl instability iern cultured’s tallest builment did note metropolis,r cultural idethe financialof Dubai, Sn of Sheikh Rm the Al Mak heir full name.ncy, “HH” has noa tribe, a reveredomponent that c -063 1, 2010 ______ ared thisended to45-7685,igitized, size ofry in anutesvertede, andmirateser thatminalin thewhilelding,comelaborentity. crisisSheikhRashidktoum Manyot beenleader,onveys Page 2 410-063Sheikh Mohammed and the Making of “Dubai, Inc.” 2 family lineage. Sheikh Mohammed’s father, Sheikh Rashid, fondly known as “The Father of Dubai,”ruled Dubai for 32 years and was the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emiratesuntil his death at age 78.2(See Exhibit 1 – Dubai Rulers, 1833-2009).The Al Maktoum family descends from one of the most prestigious and highly regarded tribalfederations of Southern Arabia known as the Bani Yas tribe, which have been present in the regionsince the 1580s.3 The Al Maktoum family comes from the Al Bu Falah subsection, one of the twentysubsections of the Bani Yas tribal federation, whose leadership was acknowledged for at least tengenerations.4Regardless of where subsections lived, the families were welded together by......
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...Running head: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT REPORT OF APPLE, INC. Strategic management report of Apple, Inc. Xu Ruiqing FTDipFM10 Kaplan Higher Education Academic February 6th 2013 Table of Contents Running head: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT REPORT OF APPLE, INC. 1 Table of Contents 2 1. Introduction 3 2. SWOT 4 2.1 Strengths 4 2.2 Weakness 4 2.3 Opportunities 4 2.4 Threats 5 3. External analysis (general environment) 5 3.1 Politics/legal 5 3.2 Economic conditions 5 3.3 Social forces 6 3.4 Technological factors 7 3.5 Environmental factors 8 4. External analysis (competitive environment) 8 4.1 Intensity of rivalry among competitors 8 4.2 The threat of new entrants 8 4.3 The threat of substitutes 9 4.4 Suppliers 9 4.5 Customers 10 5. Internal environment analysis 10 5.1 Resource types 10 5.2 Firms capabilities 11 6. Conclusion 11 7. Recommendations 12 Reference 13 1. Introduction Apple incorporated was first established as a computer company by Steve Jobs in 1976, but in 2001, Apple broke the barrier with iPod, eventually becoming the dominant market leader in music players. In following, Apple joined the phone industry in 2007 with the iPhone, which has gained a huge success and been developed to the 6th generation today. Nowadays, Apple has developed several of products such as Apple TV, MacBook, iTunes, etc. However, after Steve Jobs, the ex-CEO of Apple, passed away, the stock price of Apple once......
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...Date: November 3, 2010 To: Linda Glassburn From: Ivan Radan Subject: Dell Inc. I have researched Dell Inc. thru many articles and publications to determine what exactly makes them a Fortune 500 company and what they planned to do in the future. They have a few new products coming out in the near future and are always looking to advance in the technology field by bringing out the latest and most advanced products. Background Dell was founded in 1984 by Michael Dell, the computer industry's longest-tenured chief executive officer, on a simple concept, that by selling computer systems directly to customers, Dell could best understand their needs and efficiently provide the most effective computing solutions to meet those needs. This direct business model eliminates retailers that add unnecessary time and cost, or can diminish Dell's understanding of customer expectations. The direct model allows the company to build every system to order and offer customers powerful, richly-configured systems at competitive prices. Dell also introduces the latest relevant technology much more quickly than companies with slow-moving, indirect distribution channels, turning over inventory every three days on average. Long the world's largest direct-sale computer vendor, Dell Inc. is now also the leading seller of computer systems in the world, capturing a global market share of more than 15 percent. Dell markets desktop personal computers, notebook computers, network servers, workstations,...
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...Gap Inc. in 2010: Is the turnaround strategy working? Gap Inc. is a leading international specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies. Gap owned and operated more than 3,100 Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy stores world wide in 2010. With stores located in the U.S, UK, Canada, France, Japan and Germany, Gap Inc. employees nearly 165,000 employees world wide. Since 2002 Gap Inc. has been a number of issues including the declining sales of the family clothing store industry. During this time many turnaround strategies have been implemented in the attempt to eliminate long term debt, redesign the companies online presence, create a new e-commerce platform, expensing internationally and improving quality, styling and overall image. Through this adoption since 2002, the market share and sales of Gap Inc. have still decreased and the brand image has also taken a hit. An Internal analysis shows that even though sales have decreased, Gaps financial performance has strengthened year on year. Gap’s Liquidity, leverage and profitability have shown a stead increase that has helped the company maintain a stronger business situation than competitors throughout the recession. A SWOT analysis of Gaps Inc.’s internal structure shows strengths in net profit margins, a strong franchising model and the reinstatement of their strong brand image. Weaknesses include high levels of competition, large amount of......
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...University of Phoenix Material BUGusa, Inc., Worksheet Use the scenarios in the Bugusa, Inc., link located on the student website to answer the following questions. Scenario: WIRETIME, Inc., Advertisement Has WIRETIME, Inc., committed any torts? If so, explain. WIRETIME, Inc. (WIRETIME) has committed trade libel. WIRETIME’s advertisement satisfies the three conditions of trade libel as defined by our text (Melvin, 2011, p.212): 1. Clear and specific reference to the disparaged product. WIRETIME makes defamatory statements about a specific company [BUGusa (BUG)] as well as to the specific product that BUG manufactures (BUG’s electronic recording devices). 2. Disparaging statement made with either knowledge that the statement was false or reckless disregard for the truth. WIRETIME’s statement that BUG’s electronic recording devices are low quality and do not work reliably for longer than one month is reckless disregard for the truth. We have no proof referenced in this scenario ascertaining the truthfulness of WIRETIME’s statement, but we can demonstrate that they published this statement with malice, or reckless disregard for the truth, with the intent of making BUG’s customers believe that BUG manufactures a low quality, unreliable product, thus driving away BUG’s customers and influencing them to use WIRETIME’s product as an alternative. 3. Communicated to a third party. By advertising the disparaging statement, WIRETIME communicated......
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...The Magic CRM of Macy's, Inc. Natalia Lawson University of Phoenix Information Systems Fundamentals CIS/207 Byron L. Kizzie February 4, 2013 The Magic CRM of Macy's, Inc. "Be everywhere, do everything, and never fail to astonish the customer." Macy’s motto. The history of Macy’s, Inc., one of the largest department store retailers in the world, has began with an opening of a small dry goods store in New York in 1858 ("Macy’s: A History," 2013, p.1). ‘First-day sales of the newly born store totaled $11.06 and reached $90,000 by the end of the first year.” Macy’s, Inc. conducted its business in 11 adjacent buildings by the end of the 19th century ("Macy’s: A History," 2013, p. 1). In the 21st century, “the store’s fiscal sales in 2011 reached $26.4 billion. Approximately 171,000 employees work at Macy’s, Inc., formerly known as Federated Department Stores, Inc. The giant retailer has two corporate offices in Cincinnati, 800 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico” ("Macy’s Fact Sheet," 2013, p. 1). In addition, the corporation conducts e-business on macys.com website. What has made and continues to make Macy’s, Inc. so successful and respectful? As a former employee of Macy’s, Inc., I can attest from my own experience that the corporation’s success is due to its highly organized and well-developed Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. How the business requirements drove the system’s initial......
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...efforts in profit making alone is destined to untimely failure. This is because it will find itself on the wrong side with the government, stakeholders and the public as a whole. For this reason, any company that aspires to exist beyond its current boundaries must focus on its ethical and social responsibilities to company’s employees, consumers, shareholders and the public fraternity. Such corporate social practices brand a company positively as a good job provider, investor and provider of products and services. Apple Inc. has for the last few years appeared in the spotlight as one of the multimillion corporations that has had compliance as well as violation of ethical and social responsibility. As a giant corporation in technological production field and in the production of technology related goods and services, Apple Company has not been able to evade shortfalls in its ethical and social responsibility standards. Apple Products As mentioned earlier, Apple Inc. is a multinational corporation specializing in innovative technology. It specializes in the production of mobile phones and related devices. Among the most prominent products produced by Apple in the world today include: iPods, iPhones, Macs, iPads, iTunes just to mention a few. Apple’s products distinguishes themselves from other related products in the type of technology used making its products unique. Apple’s current position on the company’s ethical and social responsibilities Social responsibility refers......
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...Johns, and any other local pizza delivery brick and mortar. An innate strategic advantage that Domino’s has over its competitors in the fast food restaurant industry are their 10,255 operating stores in the U.S. and international countries. As reported in their 10K report, Domino’s operates at three different segments along the business line. The first segment is domestically owned and franchised stores. This consists of the 4,540 franchised stores and 388 company-owned stores in the United States (“Domino’s Pizza, Inc.” 2012). The second segment that they operate in are their domestic supply-chain stores. “Domino’s supply-chain segment operates dough manufacturing and supply-chain centers, one thin-crust, one supply, and one vegetable center” (“Domino’s Pizza Inc.”, 2012). The third, and final segment that the company uses are their International operating stores, which conclude at a tally of “5, 327 stores outside of the contiguous United States.”(“Domino’s Pizza Inc.” 2012). The overall attitude towards growth for Domino’s Pizza is to grow and become the largest, fastest, and overall best pizza delivery company in the world. To do this, they operate themselves by implementing and executing an array of growth strategies. The first strategy that Domino’s executes on is concentration strategy. This strategy consists of a basic principle in which a business or company does one thing and does this one task very well. There are three sub-strategies underneath the......
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...Abstract Apple Inc is a multinational company that designs and manufactures computer hardware, software, and other consumer electronics. Today, Apple Inc is known as the largest technology company in the world. In May of 2010, Apples market cap closed at $222.12 billion which put them ahead of Microsoft Corp. As years went on, they continued the blow other companies out of the water. Currently Apple is the most valuable company in the world. Although they have many big competitors, they have a $260 billion market led over Microsoft and are worth more than $300 billion more than Google. Throughout this paper, I will conduct a ratio analysis of Apple’s most recent annual report. Ratio Analysis of Apple Inc Apple Inc, formally known as Apple Computer Inc, was founded in April 1976 by two men in a garage. For three decades, Apple Computer was mostly a manufacturer of personal computers, but later on grew into a multinational corporation that creates much more than just that. It was a long journey for, at the time, 20 year old founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Today, with a spot in the top five on the Fortune 500 list, 437 retail stores in ten different counties, and a net worth of more than $670 billion, it is no secret the success Apple Inc has gained. It is now being predicted that reaching a market cap of 1 trillion could be a possibility. With such growing success, liabilities and assets are constantly changing from year to year. Common Size......
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...doing your financial analysis.) Based on the ratios, we can see the differences of ratios in Apple, Inc. financial statistics from 2005 until 2007. In their gross profit margin, ratios showed that profit margin are decrease from 40.9% in 2005 to 40.8 % in 2006. But in 2007, the gross profit margins were increase to 51.4% and this percentage is the highest compare to 2005 and 2006. So the higher percentage is better than and the trend should be upward. For operating profit margin, the ratio is consistently increased in 2005, 2006 and 2007.The percentage for the both three years is 11.8%, 12.7% and 18.4%. This was proving that Apple, Inc. is consistently gained the profitability of the current operation. The return on total assets (ROA) for Apple, Inc. for the two year are almost remain the same that is 11.5% in 2005 and it showed a little increase to 11.6 % in 2006. But in 2007the ratio were increased to 13.8%. These ratios measure the return on total investment in the enterprise. We take a look for return on stockholders (ROE) equity for 2005 is 17.9% , 2006 is19.9% while for the 2007 it increase to 24.1% which mean the return on stock holders earning on their investment. For inventory turnover ratio, Apple Inc. state 84.4% in 2005 which is decrease a little to71.5% in 2006. But in 2007, the numbers of inventory turnover ratio were decreased to69.4%. It is not a good for Apple Inc. to measure the number of inventory per year because inventory turnover is low. The......
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Written Analysis and Communication
PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL
To: Vice President, Specialty Appliance Department, Technotronics, Inc.
Date: 3rd September 1979
Subject: Report on the decision concerning commercial operation of ‘X-27’.
In response to the interdepartmental dispute between the Audio Product Section and the Magnetic Material Section, this report offers administrative relief to both the managers keeping in view the interpersonal relations.
This report from the Audio Products Section presents the decision concerning the commercial operation of ‘X-27’.
Your consideration on the report is greatly appreciated.
Ilene Carter,…show more content…
1. To continue production of ‘X-27’ under the Audio Products Section.
2. To keep ‘X-27’ with Audio Products Section for a period of 18 months and then transfer it to Magnetic Material Section.
3. To immediately transfer manufacturing rights of X-27 to the Magnetic Material Section.
Criteria for Evaluation
The options available are analyzed in detail as per the below given criteria.
1. Profitability of Technotronics.
2. Newly adopted decentralized policy.
3. Profitability of both the sections, Audio Products Section & Magnetic Material Section.
Evaluation of Options
Audio Products Section has been engaged in the research and development of X-27 since the past 5 years and spent $1.2 million on the development of the product. The section has been actively involved in this new magnetic material since its initial days and hence, the employees are well versed with the manufacturing process. The Magnetic Material Section would require additional cost and training to produce the same. The sales of APC to other sections within the company will increase to 16 million which will bring a profit of $1.2 million from internal sources. Also, due to reduction in costs the profits from external sources will be $3.4million increasing the profit to $4.6 million. More so, ‘X-27’ was a risk taken by the Audio Products Section which the Magnetic Material Section had rejected when offered by the Advanced Development Laboratory. ‘X-27’ if given over