roup Case Questions Fall 2012 Case 10 – Pepsi 1. What is PepsiCo’s corporate strategy? Briefly identify the business strategies that PepsiCo is using in each of its consumer business segments in 2008. 2. What is your assessment of the long-term attractiveness of the industries represented in PepsiCo’s business portfolio?
But we went a step further. We laid out additional short and long term goals for ourselves that included metrics related to our performance in the eyes of our retail partners, our consumers and, of course, our investors. Importantly, this is not at the cost of creating value for shareholders. It is the source of that value. PepsiCo has a Code of Conduct that outlines multiple business ethics issues for example, bribery and conflicts of interest.
Strategic Initiative Gene Foster, University of Phoenix FIN/370 March 12, 2012 Professor John Scherzi Strategic Initiative This project will be the continuation of Team C’s review of PepsiCo. This paper will take on the challenge streaming the company’s financial processes to make them more effective. The team will review the impact on the organizations financial planning, more specifically the effect on the sales and costs on a global basis. The team will continue with the risks associated with this initiative. Finally the team will demonstrate that once implemented this initiative will make PepsiCo stronger financially and more efficient.
Coca-Cola Company vs. PepsiCo, Inc Tina Davis Dr. David Humphries ACC 305 Intermediate Accounting III 9/11/13 Pensions Plans of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Pension plan is an important feature in the modern day society and should therefore be embraced by companies. The Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have done very well in ensuring that their employees get full benefits from this arrangement (The Coca-Cola Company, 2008). Though they may differ in the way they offer this service, the benefits are strongly felt by those who subscribe. The two companies work under the 401k pension plan with insurance advantage on the medical requirements for the employees. This is a special type of a plan with friendly taxation measures that favors the employees and the company itself.
• To improve the process responsiveness, such as product cycle time, process time and process efficiency. • To create a safe work environment and minimize the waste products produced through the course of the production process. Financial objectives: • To identify the enterprise's financial strengths and weaknesses and assess its liquidity and solvency. • To continue to increase the profitability levels (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) as a percent of sales. Marketing objectives: • To create awareness to the consumers in order to increase their confidence level towards Crush beverage brand.
Two views of CSR: a. Shareholder View • Maximizing shareholder value ultimately enhances society’s welfare • Problems with Shareholder View of CSR • Examples: Bhopal disaster, NIKE, Toronto’s sweatshops b. Stakeholder View • Serious considerations should be given to stakeholders’ interest (employees, consumers, local communities) in making corporate governance decisions • Multi-fiduciary duties, shareholder activism, transparency & public accountability (internal governance strategies) • Does this work? Consider sweatshops in Toronto 3. Conclusion SHAREHOLDER VIEW OF CSR Maximizing shareholder value/profits ultimately enhances society’s welfare Instrumental View of CSR Friedman (1970), Jensen (2000) • Social responsibility of corporations is to maximize profits or shareholder value • Within the constraints of law and social morality • Society benefits from profit objectives of corporations: – Job creation, – Supply of high quality, low price goods and services – Technological innovation – Taxes and Public Funding for Public Service SOME STRATEGIES OF SHAREHOLDER VIEW OF CSR • Strategies for competitive advantages – Social investment to create competitive advantage (philanthropic investment in areas related to business e.g.
“What is the business case for Costa Coffee creating its own foundation and joining the Rainforest Alliance and very visibly publicising both?” Your answer should cover areas such as the potential CSR offers as a driver to continue expanding and prospering (increased sales; increased bottom line profit; increased customer loyalty and footfall). The purpose of this assignment is to determine the business case for Costa Coffee creating its own foundation and joining the Rainforest Alliance and publishing both. The essay will examine the concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to be able to increase economic and employee performance, as well as the reasoning for the Costa Foundation, as well as Whitbread CSR activities, and evaluate whether Costa Coffee has a business case for its CSR initiatives. Milton Freidman’s views on CSR are he argues that the social responsibility of a business is to increase its profits which is the only responsibility to society it has (Freidman, 1970). The CEO of Cypress Semi Conductors, Tim Rodgers, also has the same view as Freidman on CSR (Rodgers, 2010).
Although that sounds corny it is nice to know that they think past the concept or making money. PepsiCo’s mission is “to be the world's premier consumer products company focused on convenient foods and beverages.” (http://www.pepsico.com). Although in PepsiCo’s vision statement they mention something about improving the world, they prove that they are all business in their mission statement. Coca-Cola demonstrates that making the world a better place is part of their mission in their mission statement. The Coca-Cola Company offers a wide variety of drinks like: Sprite, Fanta, Dr. Pepper, Minute-Maid, and PowerAde just to name a few.
The team will determine how Dow’s initiative affects costs and sales. Team C must also describe the risks associated with the initiative and financial effects they may have. A strategic planning process delivers a set of defined initiatives (projects) that achieve a desired set of business goals (McDonald, 2007). A strategic initiative must be planned out and backed up with data to become an initiative worth undertaking. Dow Chemical increases its sales and eliminates risk by undertaking profitable initiatives.
Insights for Future Investors of Ford MGMT 521 September 26, 2011 Ellen Thomas Insights for Future Investors of Ford Motor Company Future investors of any company needs to conduct research to find if the company they plan to invest in is worth investing in. They should look at financial statements to determine if the company is making a profit or loss. Investors should also look at the types of global marketing that the company invests in to see if the company’s expansion to other countries is increasing the profits made. Information technology is also important to determine the accessibility of the information to investors and suppliers. Benchmarking is crucial to any business because it can analyze the competition and help Ford in making better decisions in management and also in the products and services that are provided.