The overall issue that Kinko’s faced in this case is the loss in revenue beginning from the late 1990’s. Gary Kusin who was chosen to lead the company in the right direction felt that problems began mainly when customers no longer had the fanatical dedication that they did for the company. Previously they came to the store for help in solving their problems, and for ways and suggestions to make things better. They saw kinkos as a place where they were bound to find a solution to their problems. As time progressed customers lost that level of commitment to the stores.
Running Head: TEAM C CASE ANALYSIS: CHATTANOOGA ICE CREAM DIVISION 1 Chattanooga Ice Cream Division TEAM C CASE ANALYSIS: CHATTANOOGA ICE CREAM DIVISION Case Analysis: The Chattanooga Ice Cream Division With increasing competition, falling sales revenue, and decreasing operating profit over the five year period of 1991-1995, the Chattanooga Ice Cream Division was not only losing money but also market share. In 1996, this was compounded further by the loss of the division's third-largest customer, Stay & Shop, who had decided to give their business to a competing brand. This case analysis seeks to examine the Chattanooga Ice Cream Division and where Charlie Moore, the President and General Manager, had gone wrong. It will look at how the team in the division could have 2 operated more effectively, and the actions that they now must take over the next 30, 60 and 90 days to reverse this downward trend. What Has Charlie Done Wrong?
His personality and management style generated some friction with other leaders in the organization due to the pace with which changes were implemented in the company. Increased competition from other financial firms imitating IZL’s success depleted profit margins and lowered revenue growth. For past couple of years, the company has seen its value decrease by fifty percent and it has lost competitive advantage to other firms. Lack of good business strategy and management style of the CEO further led to internal turmoil and bad decision making. This eventually resulted in sudden replacement of CEO Chuck Hansen.
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The company had stores on every corner, which resulted in high costs. Once the industry started evolving with new technologies, these stores became sunk costs for the retailer. Online-only retailers who enjoyed much lower costs than the brick and mortar stores were able to profitably charge customers a lower rate; however, at the same time, Blockbuster Video was saddled with the high costs of labor as well as the physical stores. It was not long before Blockbuster’s costs became too much for the retailer, as they were forced into bankruptcy. Today’s market landscape looks much differently than it did when Blockbuster Video was at its peak.
Purchase of Stark’s shares and expansion of current business both contribute to the lack of cash. The inability to take advantage of trade discount directly lead to the increase in COGS and further lower down the company’s profitability despite the fact that sales is increasing (statistics shown in table 10). therefore, it would be a wise choice for Mr. Butler to fully utilize the discount to ease his pressure on liquidity and further lower costs to increase profitability. Secondly, the situation of operating efficiency in Butler Lumber Company is worrisome. As showed in table 6, past three years have seen a rise up in days of accounts receivable, from 36.7 to 40.2 days, indicating that for every one receivable dollar , the company needs 40.2 days to collect from customers.
However, the SPH program put a lot of pressure on store managers and sales. Consequently, a large group of the R&R associates sued it for “working off the clock” in 2010. This lawsuit might cause reputation damage, and the settlement could be up to $200 million. In 2008-2009 before the case, there was an economic recession. The whole luxury goods industry in the U.S. dropped over 14%, and R&R revenues declined 10%.
However, the SPH program put a lot of pressure on store managers and sales. In 2010, a large group of the R&R associates sued it for “working off the clock”. This lawsuit might cause reputation damage, and the settlement is up to $200 million. In 2008-2009 before the case, there was an economic recession. The whole luxury goods industry in the U.S. dropped over 14%, and R&R revenues declined 10%.
For example, the success of its acquisition strategy led to the high debt that brought the stock price down, questioning the company’s ethics. In the 2000’s, unrelenting rumors of financial inaccuracies and the CEO Dennis Kozlowski and CFO Mark Swartz being charged with tax evasion, and obscure financial reporting, pointed to ethical problems as a cultural norm for Tyco to disguise Tyco’s business model was failing. Tyco’s stock began to underperform, and trade with a diversification discount
During the company’s history from 1987-2006 they experienced above industry growth compared with most of their competitors. However, 2006 was the beginning of troubling times for FoldRite Furniture Company. (Wheelwright and Bellisario, 2012) It was discovered by management that high turnover rates in the manufacturing department lead to slower production and delivery times. These mistakes opened the door for competitors to take business away from the company. In any industry reliability and consistency are key factors to attracting and maintaining repeat customers.