Firm Research and Bid Strategy Business Description HA Corporation is a competitive firm that deals in the sale and distribution of household appliances throughout the country and has been operational for the last nine years. It is owned and run by six partners all of whom have an equal share of the business as well as responsibilities towards the company. HA is listed as a Fortune 500 company and has annual revenue of over $18 million, more than 700 employees. The company is mainly a dealership business. Appliances from different manufactures award the company’s clients a variety.
Case study 5 Members: (Ma,Lei, Qing Lan Wang, Julie Anto, Neha Kulkarni, Narayanan Ravi) Situation: * Rondot is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rondot Worldwide,a leading global designer and manufacturer of electrical and electronic components.Rondot Automotive operated 85 plants in 25 countries. * The purchasing organization at Rondot automotive had a hybrid structure and the Jackson plant’s purchasing department consisted of four people, including two buyers, a planner (Glen) and Terry Gibson. * Glen had been approached by an enterprise local supplier called Greven E-coating and they provided samples for each family of housings and cost estimates to Glenn. * The technology used in the Greven E-coating is cost effective & uses newer technology. * These samples were sent to Rondot’s quality control department for testing and the results seemed encouraging.
Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) has grown into one of Canada’s largest publicly traded companies and most-shopped retailers. The company has five main business groups: a large retail chain providing automotive parts, sports and leisure, and home products; a financial division; a petroleum division; a specialty automotive parts division; and a retailer of casual and work wear clothing. The information technology group is faced with developing an implementation plan for the development of a business intelligence infrastructure and business capability at Canadian Tire Retail (CTR). Due to increasing competition, retailers have turned to Business Intelligence (BI) to improve sales and better serve customers to reach a quick win. Concurrent to this initiative is the development and implementation of an information technology strategy for Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), which places a number of programs on the priority list, with business intelligence seen as a high priority item for which the organization can score some quick win business success.
Company background Navistar International is a leading global transportation company which focuses on manufacturing commercial trucks, horsepower diesel engines and providing financing services for its customers, dealers and distributors. The company’s products, parts, and services are sold through a network of nearly 1000 dealer outlets in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico and more than 60 dealers in 90 countries throughout the world. Over the years, Navistar has placed high priority on quality improvement since quality concerns affect customer requirements and costs. Navistar has two assembly plants, Chatham plant which is responsible for producing premium conventional trucks, and Springfield plant which focuses on manufacturing and assembling medium and cab over trucks. Currently, Andy Ramsz is appointed to be the assembly supervisor at Navistar’s Chatham
Huffman Trucking thrives on its vision “to be a model company to [their] stockholders, employees, customers, and all stakeholders” (Huffman Trucking). Huffman Trucking has four locations across the United States and employees roughly 1350 employees. Some of the larger clients include the US Government and automotive part suppliers. Huffman Trucking uses 800 road tractors, 2100 fourty-five feet trailers, and 260 “roll-on/roll-off” units. Each employee and unit must be accounted for.
Geico and Allstate are two of the more recognized car insurance companies in America. Each year they spend millions of dollars are spent on print, television and internet advertising in an attempt to lure you into one of their car insurance policies. Have you fallen for their advertising tactics? Are you a current customer of GEICO or Allstate? If so, why did you move your auto insurance business to one company over the other?
The company manufactures and distributes automobile around the globe with famous vehicle brands produced such as Ford, Lincoln, Volvo, and Mercury. The company started and headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, and employs about 164,000 employees, and expanded to Europe with 73 plants after its globalization efforts in 1911 (MacAyeal, 2012). Henry Ford implemented the $5 daily wage for an 8-hour workday from $2.34 for 9-hour workday for male
Ford created the automobile industry, which employed thousands of workers and inspired new industries as well (Heritage, 2010).The new industries included but were not limited to: gas stations, mechanics, fast food restaurants drive-ins (pig stands) and motels (A&E, 2006). Cars basically changed the way people lived, how they spend their leisure time and where they worked at (Roak et al., 2011). With cars people could travel further to work, vacation or to other cities. Ford not only inspired new automobiles and jobs but he also attracted competition. Walter Percy Chrysler was one of the last independent car manufacturers to enter the automobile industry; he established the Chrysler Corporation in 1924 (Peterson, 2013).By the end of the 1920s decade there were three major leading automobile industries: Ford, General Motors, and
Business Economics (2011) 46, 167–170. doi:10.1057/be.2011.10 Keywords: Ford, electric vehicles, global strategy, sustainability he NABE Policy Conference offerings during the last 10 years have been increasingly at the forefront of emerging economic policy topics, with subject matter experts participating in panel sessions or giving keynote addresses on important issues confronting global policymakers. This year’s session on “Electric Vehicles and Clean Energy Standards” was no exception. T As chief economist at Ford Motor Company, I represent a global automotive industry leader, with about 166,000 employees and 70 plants worldwide. Ford manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents.
S.W.O.T of PRIMARK Strengths • The company has over 161 stores around the country and of those 161 stores 125 are located in the UK. • It has an organised business structure providing its customers with what they want. • Primark offers job opportunities and employs over 27,000 people. • It offers high street quality clothes for cheap prices and quality services to attract its customers. • The company is part of the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) which focuses on worker’s rights, their production of goods and bringing businesses together to work on labour rights issues.