This has been a continual request from the customer base. It is in the company’s best interest to meet the demands of the customer’s as long as they align with the company’s ethical values and are not illegal. In the process of offering these products, the company will also have the opportunity to increase its revenues and margins since the health conscience organic foods are high-margin. The second recommendation is concerning the request for the food bank donations. This is another area where you can do your part to improve your company’s attitude towards social responsibility.
It is similar to source Y in that its main message is to describe the conditions of the camps, as well as the lack of shelter and horrific weather. However it does disagree with source W, content wise as it says that in the last two weeks, hardly any supplies have reached the troops which they say is due to the weather. However it does not suggest any blame attached to the supply methods of those back home, and only to natural causes. As well as this source Y supports source X in the suggestion of disease spread, saying that all cooking was done outside, with the rain often putting the fire out. This alludes that disease spread as he food was unable to cook properly and therefore people may have caught disease from food poisoning.
However, the documentary stated that the FDA does not conduct even ¼ as many food inspections as they used to in the 1970’s. Also, in 1998 the USDA introduced microbial testing, but even after some companies repeatedly failed testing, the USDA had no power to shut down these companies. One of the biggest problems is that our regulatory companies are now being controlled by the people who were either lobbyist for these food industries or were running them. We should be entitled to know about our food but have been so far removed and assume that everything we buy at the grocery store is healthy since it isn’t fast food. In reality though, there are only a handful of companies that control all the food in a supermarket or fast food restaurant.
Management also made the decision not to donate stale products to local charities, citing the potential for fraud and abuse should they do that. A third issue brought up was the decision to offer a limited inventory of health-conscious and organic products, after long-standing and repeated requests from their customer base. All three of the cited issues that Company Q is dealing with appear to have the decision process driven solely by the impact on the profitability of the company, without regard to anything else, which evidently is the perspective from which the company is operating. The stores were closed because of sustained losses, the day-old food is discarded rather than donated to a food bank because there may be some donated that does not meet the criteria for donation and the inventory of customer requested products is limited due to the high margin on those products and the potential to lose money if they don’t sell. Profitability is,
Week 2 Jennifer Berger INF 340: Business Systems Analysis Robin Jones July 2, 2012 d. Using Figure 3-8 as a guide, develop a Project Scope Statement for the Hoosier Burger Project. The Hoosier Burger project was identified by the owners in which they have noticed several issues when it comes to inventory control, which results in low inventory and sales being missed because of this. Management and staff also expressed concerns regarding customer order and wait times due to a system that is not efficient. The new system will be focusing on inventory control, point of sale purchases and customer service when it comes to ordering and receiving orders in a timely manner. The scope of the project is going to be centralized on implementing a point-of-sale system which will help to keep inventory at a level acceptable to management and allowing for the chance to run out of inventory to be much less likely.
TASKSTREAM 310.2.1 – Ethical Issues in Business At a time when many small, local, independently owned stores are being overtaken and overwhelmed by much larger retail entities, some of these smaller retail providers are striking back at the behemoths by increasing their social responsibility footprint, and participating in the revitalization of their communities. However, in Company Q’s case, their commitment to corporate citizenship could use a little help. After closing stores in less-than-desirable neighborhoods due to lost revenues, responding slowly to repeated customer requests for popular items, and finally refusing to participate with their community food banks due to concerns that employees might steal donations before they could be delivered, Company Q needs to take a closer look at their attitude towards social responsibility. Social responsibility can be divided into four interrelated areas, with each part providing a foundation for the ones that follow. At the base is economic responsibility, with its focus on providing wealth and value for stakeholders.
By eliminating the competition in the area, Wal-Mart is able to keep low prices because all the business is going to them. Secondary, many Wal-Mart employees in the documentary movie express their dissatisfaction with the store. They are not paid well and are often unable to afford the insurance that is offered to Wal-Mart associates. Instead, they are forced to turn to government-funded programs like Medicaid. The documentary claims that thousands of Wal-Mart workers in every state use Medicaid or other similar services.
The one and only Chef intends on retirement after 25 plus years. Allowing customers to smoke in the restaurant as well as employees to smoke has also caused customers to leave. In addition to this not enforcing that everyone pays regardless of whom you know has caused the business to lose money. Lack of technology in expanding to online sales, advertisement to reach not just the town people but also other towns, and promotions to get customers in during the less profit hours are things that need to be focused on so the diner will not have to close it’s doors. In the area around the diner are a Sonic, McDonald’s, and Subway that have opened up and made sales a little difficult.
Save-A-Lot In 1977, Bill Moran was the Vice-President of Sales for a food wholesaler in St. Louis. His customers, independent grocers, were facing a weak economy and stiff competition from the growth of regional supermarket chains. He developed an extreme value, limited assortment concept to give small grocery stores a way to compete. He then tested the concept in several stores. Even though the concept worked in the test stores, the wholesaler believed the concept would not work when the economy improved.
Usually the people that collect food stamps are the people that are unemployed which is fine because that is what food stamps are designed for they are designed to help people in need. But when individuals just collect the food stamps and do not go out and look for a job then they are just abusing the system. This year there was a big crisis in Louisiana regarding food stamps. The food stamp system received a glitch where for certain people they had an unlimited spending amount. When people in Louisiana heard about this they ransacked their local wal-mart clearing out the shelves complete.