Companies have an ethical obligation and responsibility towards consumers and stakeholders whether it is safety, product liability or the measures of a consumer’s worth. The 1968 Ford Motor Company Pinto case decision which allowed the vehicle to remain on the market even though the rear gas tank assembly had the tendency to explode and burst into flames if involved in a rear-end collision. The company disregarded safety and placed profit first when making the decision. The consumer’s safety and the product that companies manufactures should be considered their number one priority. As a member of the Ford Company, should I have to decide on recalling the vehicles or settling the case in which injury occurred I will take the option of recalling the vehicles.
In order to make automobiles more accessible, Ford developed a way to automate the manufacturing process by using an assembly line to construct parts and assemble the chassis, thus lowering the price and highly increasing the efficiency. The process became more and more efficient, and eventually the factories were able to produce an automobile every twenty-four seconds. This assembly model would continue to be used and eventually adopted by many other industries. For instance, the fast-food industry revolves around this model. This is only one of the lasting contributions that Ford made to American society.
When those agreements are initiated it is not necessarily a bad law to break in my eyes because it at the end of the day keeps people employed and is helping the economy. However it is still illegal and the court has the right and the power based upon certain facts and evidence to make the decision if the companies were breaking the antitrust laws. The other thing that the car dealers would do in the past would do is called customer allocation, meaning the two companies or sometimes three companies would all get together and do what they called customer allocation so that all companies could benefit and stay in business. They would say if a customer is willing to spend a certain amount of money on a vehicle then they would send the people this dealership A, if the consumer was willing to spend less then what the agreement was set between companies than they would be referred to dealership B. The government instituted laws to prevent this from happening and protecting the consumers allowing them to
In order to increase his income, he beggins charging customers more for each car wash and pocketing the difference. His actions are not unethical because Right Touch will not suffer a financial loss False Whistle-blowers bring illegal and sometimes unethical company behavior to the attention of regulators and advocy groups True Effective communication is more about style than it is about substance False In global communication, the successful comunicator assesses the audience's comfort level with the English language False
Through this method of leadership, Jobs turned Apple into the most profitable business in the world, beating out Google in 2011. He felt like it was his job to tell his employers that their ideas weren’t good enough and to go back to the drawing board, instead of beating around the bush telling them that their work is good quality. This quality is really straightforward, Jobs was just concerned with working with the best and wanted to stay away from what he called the ‘bozo explosion’. Belichick wants to work with only
They did this by establishing Anti-Trust laws. These laws allowed smaller companies to prosper because it prevented larger businesses from trying to either buy them out, or try to close them down by lowering their prices. This shows democratization because everyone is allowed the opportunity to start a business and is not being bullied by a higher power. Document B also shows the stand on monopoly. Woodrow Wilson was highly against Trusts and worked very hard to eliminate the Trusts.
When in 1970 Ford Motor Company launched their new line of automobile the Ford Pinto, they used a cost-benefit analysis based strictly on how the consequences will affect themselves as a business and not as an ethical analysis. The Pinto compact car was initially hugely popular in the United States market because of its design and affordability however a controversy regarding the safety of the design of the car gas tank emerged causing deadly fires, explosions and claiming the lives of many people, even though managers and engineers of the company knew about this problem. The argument has been for many years that Ford Motor Company abandoned and abused the utilitarian principles to suit their needs, even though they stayed within the laws of the time, they still behaved unethically by making the decision not to upgrade the fuel system of their product. The model of the Ford Pinto was approved by Lee Iacocca, Executive Vice-president of Northern American Automotive Products for Ford. The car was designed to compete with foreign cars and to keep up
Ford defended the safety of the Explorer saying its statistics has shown that it is safer than other Sport Utility Vehicles. Ford alleged that it was the defective tires that led to the accidents and recalled 13 million tires for replacement. Firestone insisted that the tires are safe and Ford is replacing them to divert attention away from safety problems with its Explorer. From the case students are expected to understand the ethical dimensions of the controversy. Both Ford and Firestone were aware of the problem in Firestone tires but did not take any action until the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) intervened.
After done the analysis of comparison between Honda and NVT, it’s obvious to see Honda had benefited from its efficient labor and equipment allocation, modern design and close relationship with both supplier and distributors. From my own opinion, the priority of NVT’s management team is gain back the US market share by reducing the production cost and improved its R&D. *Close two factories in England and centralize global R&D function in Meriden factory, but design consideration must be changed to cost oriented and components standardization *Move Motorcycle assembly line to Southeast Asia (lower cost) *Outsourcing the engine and frame parts in Asia (lower
In order to decrease the fuel consumption of cars or increase the torque and acceleration, Volkswagen seems to overlook higher carbon emission levels. Root causes of this scandal should have been analyzed by Volkswagen Group and announced to public. Otherwise as it is the case now, there have been different views (which I mentioned mine above) and ongoing rumors about the topic which create uneasiness in the market. In my opinion Volkswagen Group can take more to do point actions than they do after this scandal. Group seems to focus heavily on United States as EPA started the investigation in US.