Project Summary Our current project is to open a new coffee shop within the Greater Sacramento area. I will execute this project by creating an accurate project scope, equally dedicated my time working on team dynamics and technical aspect of the project, and executing the project from beginning to end, ensuring the project meets our client’s needs. Additionally, Due to the complexity and expense of a matrix organizational format, and the costs of using project teams, a functional structure will be best option to execute this project. This week’s summary will include the scope statement, WBS, network diagram, risk management plan, resource management plan, and communication plan II. Scope Statement My proposed budget is reasonable and appropriate for opening a Coffee Shop.
Team D obtained Starbucks annual report and SEC filings for the past two years and has compiled ratio data and analysis of current ratio, debt ratio, return on equity, and average days receivable. Corporation Ethics and Compliance Starbucks rely on the worldwide popularity of coffee to lure their customers into their stores and also offer a variety of small food and snack based items. Starbucks has also recently introduced itself in the supermarket with a ready to brew brand of Starbucks coffee. This worldwide corporation has 17,000 stores and is a growing business inside and outside of the U.S. The role of ethics and compliance within Starbucks financial environment is a big part of the company’s business model.
ATTENTION GETTER: As the world has changed so has the way employer have sought out new employees. In the wake of this change, Kelly Services has provided many big name organizations, including with the staffing solution to improve the organizations stand in the future. “Ford, America’s truck leader, began production of the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas, making Ford the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup.” (Ford, 2013) In our research, we found that Ford has opened plants various location throughout the country including Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, Ford has many new projects rolling out like the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas. (Ford, 2013)
Huffman Trucking has 425 employees, 925 drivers, 800 semi-trucks, and 2,360 trailers and roll-off beds (University of Phoenix., 2012). Duties of the Operating System Huffman Trucking requires an adequate operating system that will handle the record keeping needs for the drivers, vendors, catalogue of parts, inventory, maintenance, and vehicle information, (University of Phoenix, 2012). The Operating System The operating systems Huffman Trucking is using are Windows 95 and 98, Windows XP and Windows 2000 Professional. The facilities in California and New Jersey use Windows NT servers and the facilities in Missouri and Ohio use Novell 4.11. California, Missouri, and Ohio facilities are using Macintosh workstations for the Marketing Department (University of Phoenix, 2012).
1. What functional strategies at Starbuck’s help the company to achieve superior financial performance? * Internal production strategy by selling the company its own premium roasted coffee, along with freshly brewed espresso style coffee beverages, a variety of coffee pastries, tea and other products in a coffeehouse setting. * Human Resources strategy by focusing on providing superior customer services in stores which involved teaching employees service oriented values of the company, motivating and developing hiring and training programs that were best in the restaurant industry. Providing employees including part-time works benefit / compensation packages that includes stock option grants and medical.
There are five main types of power, legitimate, reward, coercive, referent, and expert. All of these types can be effective, depending on the organization and its mission. In this case, Alan Mulally was brought in to turn the Ford Motor Company around and back to the successful name brand that it’s been for years. Without a doubt, Mulally had to used legitimate power when stepping into the position of CEO. I recall from the text that on his first day, he asked “Where’s the Taurus?” and told those senior leaders that they “have until tomorrow to find a vehicle to put the Taurus name on.” I feel as if Mulally has a combination of leadership styles.
Months later the two became partners. In 2000 American Apparel moved into its current factory in downtown Los Angeles where it continued to grow primarily as a wholesale business, selling blank T-shirts to screenprinters, uniform companies and fashion brands (American Apparel, 2012). After its success as a wholesale brand, the company moved into the retail market. The company was ranked 308th in Inc.'s 2005 list of the 500 fastest growing
* Use theory and examples from the case in all your mini case study answers. * Answer all questions in the space provided under each question. DIAMOND TRUCKS CASE STUDY DIAMOND Trucks is owned by Bombardier, a Canadian multinational organization primarily concerned with the manufacture and marketing of trucks and buses. Trucks for the Arabian markets are assembled in Sharjah in a converted car plant covering 50,000 square meters. Since it opened in 2002, production has increased significantly and production plans suggest that a continued increase is possible for some time to come.
In a recent news article of CNN (CNN, 2014), Ford said it will pay an average of $8,800 to about 47,000 hourly U.S. workers, up about $500 from last year. They are going to pay record profit sharing checks to United Auto Workers members after posting record profits in North America (Isidore, C., 2014). Ford also took a very innovative approach for motivating employees, which is ‘ONE Ford Approach’. While they have many types of employees and work arrangements, all of their employees together create a skilled and motivated team aligned around their overall ONE Ford objectives. Their ONE Ford plan aligns our efforts toward a common definition of success: having ONE Team, ONE Plan and ONE Goal for an exciting, viable Ford that delivers profitable growth for all (Ford Corporate, 2013).
Aetna hires a dedicated innovation officer to drive new ideas in each of its major department (e.g., care management, product development, pharmacy). Integrating these change agents into operational teams (as opposed to putting them in a separate innovation center) helps Aetna better identify opportunities for incremental improvements to the customer experience as well as more radical new approaches. “Aetna starts projects by first understanding customer needs. Aetna focuses its innovation efforts on eliminating perceived gaps in its existing customer experience” (Aetna, 2012). That’s why it starts each innovation effort by developing a clear understanding of what a customer wants whether that customer is a consumer, a benefits manager, or a clinician.