It operates in 156 countries and employs about 202,000 workers around the world. In 2011, GM ranked fifth on the list of Fortune 500 companies with 150,276.0 million in revenues and 9,190.0 million in profits. Most recently the global recession has had a devastating impact on its cash flows, financial condition, and operations. To survive, the company has had to accept a government bailout plan and concessions that its employees made through the United Autoworkers of America. The following comprehensive analysis covers different business aspects of GM through SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) and stakeholder’s analysis and is useful for key decision makers as well as current and potential investors.
3.0 Basic situation of Geely's acquisition of Volvo Geely is China's top ten enterprises of automobile industry, entered the car in the field in 1997with the total assets of over 14000000000 yuan. For four consecutive years entering the Chinese automobile industry ten strong, it was named the first batch of "national innovative enterprises" and the first batch of "national automobile export base enterprise” Valvo, English name is Volvo, a famous Swedish car brand, the brand of car is the best car in the world. Volvo Car Corp is the largest car company. It is Sweden's largest industrial enterprise group, one of the world's 20 major automobile companies. Ford Motor Co acquired it founded in 1927 in 1999 to $6400000000.
In the 1970s and 1980s, the U.S. tire industry experienced three important changes: * Emergence of the radial tire to replace the older ‘bias’ and ‘bias-belted’ tire constructions. The radial offered superior tread-wear, handling, and gas mileage. Between 1975-1991 the radials’ market share increased from 32% to 95% * Increased foreign competition – imported passenger tires sales jumped from 8% in 1972 to 22% in 1990 * Decreased demand – the
Which profits have been up and down for Harley's finical calendar through the years of 2003- 2007. However, the probability comes from the weak dollar amount, where the sales of bikes are falling down the drain. Also, the riders that have always rode are getting on the older side, which then Harley needs to work towards the younger riders. When talking about Europe the market is spiraling upward in the market in other countries, the wants of Harley are in European countries. Harley went bankrupt and they were able to come back with a fight.
The General Motors Company ranked as the largest U.S. automaker and the world’s second-largest for 2008, having the 3rd-highest 2008 revenues among global automakers on the Fortune Global 500. For most of the 20th century, GM was the biggest company in the most important industry in the world. The automotive industry in the United States is a highly competitive market with overseas Auto manufacturers. This dynamic industry can be categorized as an oligopoly in structure due to the market dominance of three major competitors in the United States. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are the largest automakers in the United States and two remain in the top five globally.
Industry was a main contributor to the economy of Russia and Finance Minister Sergei Witte (1892-1903) targeted output in particular as a means of transforming the economy. One example of Witte in action is the change in coal output: in 1890 it was 5.9 million tonnes (before Witte took over as Finance Minister) but in 1900 it had increased to 16.1 million tonnes. That is nearly tripling the output in those ten years. Furthermore, in 1913 it was 35.4 million tonnes (still increasing because of Witte) however it dipped in 1916 to 33.8 million tonnes. This could be because of two things: the war or the unsustainability of his policies.
GM has led in global sales for 77 years in a row (1911-2009) longer than any other automaker and does business in more than 130 countries. They employ well over 200 thousand people in all parts of the world. Making suck models as Cadillac, GMC, Buick, and many other models. After, filing Chapter 11 we will see if GM still remains a top 10 Fortune 500 company(currently ranked 6 as of 2009) because of the recent economic conditions that the United States are facing. He is the rightful person that stirred the company in the right way so that the company could out of the filing of Chapter 11.
BACKGROUND: Harley-Davidson motor company was founded in 1903 by William Harley and Arthur Davidson. They have been successfully “taking the work out of bicycling” better than any other motorcycle manufacturing company. But due to strong competition and quality problems the company went to near bankruptcy in 1980s. After 1986 successful IPO, they again experienced great success recently with growing numbers in their percentage of motorcycles shipped, up 14 percent from 1997, and their target market size, up 13.8 percent from 1997. The problems that Harley Davison faced with are how to improve their existing purchasing process, how to integrate their existing procurement methods together, and how to develop longer term relationships with suppliers.
Rhetorical Analysis: Advertisement and Promotion of Assent Over the past decade, SUVs have dominated the American automobile market. They are powerful, stylish, and convenient for carrying the whole family. However, if someone who cares about the environment is planning on buying a vehicle, they may think twice before purchasing an SUV. It is public opinion that SUVs are gas-guzzling environmental catastrophes on wheels. Lexus is trying to reverse this opinion with their advertisement in W magazine.
3. What impediments to pursuing this project do you think existed within GM? First impediment is GM’s investing in developing fuel cells for many billions so many managers don’t want to change their focus. Second, the critics said that it was difficult to produce a large lithium ion battery. Last, there was a sale failure with an electric car named EV1 in 1990s.