Peoples Bank And Porters Five Forces - 2,496 words
Peoples Bank is a multi-service financial institution that has grown to have assets reach nearly $12 billion. When it started in 1842, it opened as a general savings bank aimed at the blue-collar worker who wanted to save his/her money. Now Peoples offers many services such as mortgage loans, credit cards, checking accounts, and investment advisory and brokerage services. Peoples also offers many different ways in which to do your banking whether it be at the local branch, the supermarket branch, online with PC banking, or over the phone. Currently, Peoples primary market is Fairfield County. However, statewide it is the number one mortgage lender and it does business with about 25% of the h ...
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Gain Sharing - 996 words
Employers are often faced with the challenge of looking for ways to boost productivity and profitability while at the same time, motivating employees to accomplish organizational goals. For many employers, variable pay plans have risen to meet this challenge. A variable pay plan ties pay increases to increased performance and productivity. One of the more popular group variable pay plans is called gain sharing. Under gain sharing pay programs, both the employer and the employee benefit from increased productivity. Therefore, gain sharing has often been referred to as a win-win pay program since it is an incentive strategy that ties pay to productivity. Gain sharing is a type of incentive pla ...
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Genesis, Your Vision For The Future - 2,190 words
GENESIS Your Vision for the Future GENESIS Corporation is a company that deals with production of computer software and business applications that are essential for successful conduct of business today. We strive to provide affordable, innovative software solutions to users worldwide by applying creativity, experience and teamwork. The result of our efforts is production of high quality business solutions that make our customers live easier and their businesses more profitable. With the customers as a center of our mission, we succeed to produce successful results on challenging products. In achieving of this goal, we accept the customers as equal partners that we can rely on. We hope that ...
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Models For Predicting Corporate Financial Distress - 2,293 words
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Hewlettpackard Strategy - 3,876 words
... ices in Agilent. This divergence gives each company a distinct focus, where previously each SBU stood alone within HP. Only 50% of HPs sales are within the U.S, proving HP is known, purchased and respected worldwide. Within the U.S. PC market, saturation rate is high and profit margins are becoming increasingly smaller making the international market increasingly important. Like other PC companies, HP has not fully developed the international market. Viewing the whole world as the market instead of just North America will help HP broaden its sales. As technology advances, servers, networking solutions and even e-services can be expanded in the international market. HPs PC products are ea ...
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Tqm - 1,479 words
A new type of structure is being used in many organizations today. That structure is labeled Total Quality Management (TQM). This approach involves guaranteeing that an organization functions with a commitment to quality and continuous improvement in meeting its consumers needs. With any type of change there will always be a number of bumps in the road which slow down the process that can help a company increase the workers morale, production, profits and over all positive environment to conduct business. The pressures of the cutthroat market place has pushed companies backs against a wall and to compete on a global scale new ideas have to be explored. The purpose of a TQM program is to ampl ...
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Mcdonalds Corporation - 1,108 words
1. Why has McDonalds sustained its prosperity for so long? McDonalds has built its success on a legendary operating system. McDonalds designed its operating system to ensure consistency and uniformity across all outlets. Operating procedures guaranteed customers the same quality of food and service. I analyze the key factors of McDonalds operation system as a five Ps of operation management. McDonalds was more concerned with getting quality. To ensure the quality and taste, they controlled suppliers products beyond the price and standardize detailed of processing. 2. Planning & control system- Developing outstanding supplier relationships The working definition of TQM that was developed for ...
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Children And Television Advertising - 3,353 words
The following research has sought to understand the influence of television on children over the past twenty years using a variety of social models, from public policy and industry self-regulation, to how children receive and process media messages and the parental responsibility in monitoring what is acceptable for children to view. As a baseline, our research used a model of children interacting with television. We expounded on this model in an effort to seek current data and information that affects children today. Our group divided this model into the following categories: After analyzing this model, we conducted our own research to study current trends and determine whether childrens be ...
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Business Analysis Of A Limited Company - 2,189 words
... ion of legacy systems throughout the company; 2) installation of new software packages to replace legacy systems; 3) assessment of Year 2000 readiness at key vendors and suppliers; and 4) evaluating facilities and distribution equipment with embedded computer technology. Total expenditures that were incurred through 1998 related to remediation, testing, conversion, replacement, and upgrading system applications were $70 million. Total remaining expenditures are expected to range from $15 to $20 million through the year 2000. At the present time, The Limited, Inc. is not aware of any Year 2000 issues that are expected to affect materially its products, services, competitive position, or f ...
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Marketing Plan - 1,625 words
Marketing plan for ice dreams, an icecream shop Ice Dreams will sell shave ice as its primary product in addition to soft drinks and frosty Latin drinks called licuados. Shave ice is the hottest new dessert since frozen yogurt! Shave ice is heating up rapidly and shows no sign of cooling (Crystal Fresh, Inc., 1995). Shave ice has been around for many years, beginning in Asia, then becoming popular in Hawaii. People would shave ice by hand, creating a cold, flaky snow. Then they'd top it with fruit juices to create a refreshing treat. Something this good couldn't remain a secret. In recent years, the taste for shave ice has spread all over the world. Shave ice is much different than a sno-con ...
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Intrnational Mkt Research Canada - 4,307 words
Canada -- USA's Largest Trading Partner Company Specific -- Massasoit Machine, Inc. D Canada - New England Trade Summary, 1997 F (SIC-3081) - Machine Shop Industry G List of Major Industries for SIC-3081 (Machine Shop) H Internet Access for International Business, Economics, Massasoit Machine, Inc. requested the Rhode Island Export Assistance Center to perform a research study of the Canadian market for its product as a first step in the consideration of an increased effort to expand their market in Canada. If successful this could provide a methodology to address other international markets. This report presents the results of this research study. It includes an overview of Canada and of th ...
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Nike Company Profile - 1,320 words
... s in running and basketball. The sponsorship of key athletes with star appeal such as M. Jordan or T. Woods, and the global advertising seem to underpin the companys success. Nevertheless, facing the stagnation of its revenues, the company has had to change its marketing strategy. a) You dont win silver, you lose gold is utterly outdated? Since the beginning of 1998, Nike has been trying to modify its market strategy, thanks to a new general marketing director called De Florio, the man behind the pitchers This strategy is well illustrated in its cross-training campaign, in which Major League Baseballs top pitchers (Greg Maddux, Tom Glarin, Randy Johnson) want to be sluggers like Mc Gwire ...
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Ethics And Hr - 1,902 words
Ethics commonly refers to the rules or principles that define right and wrong conduct. Many people believe that we are currently suffering from an ethics crisis. Behaviors that were once thought unacceptable -- lying, cheating, misrepresenting, covering up mistakes -- have become in many people's eyes acceptable or necessary practices. Managers profit from illegal use of insider stock information and even college students seem to have become caught up in the wave where studies show significant increases in cheating on tests. Concern over this perceived decline in ethical standards is being addressed by organizations, and companies are relying on Human Resource (HR) to build an ethical cultur ...
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Cadillac - 389 words
Now that we have looked at the Cadillac Escalades environment and target markets, lets look at the marketing mix to show what cadillac does to influence the demand of the Escalade. A product is anything that can be offered to a market for attention, acquisition, use or consumption that might satisfy a want or need. A product that is broadly defined includes physical objects and services. A consumer product is a product bought by final consumer for personnel consumption. The Cadillac Escalade is a consumer product that is classified as both a specialty and shopping consumer product. A specialty consumer product is a type of product with unique characteristics or brand identification for which ...
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Quality Function Deployment - 1,644 words
Product development knits a new technology or novel idea together with specific customer requirements to fill a corporate strategic need. The customer requirements are deployed through the hierarchy of the product and through time as the technology being embodied in the product is refined. The deployment of customer requirements into a product involves numerous decisions at all product hierarchical levels. Some useful concepts in understanding the complexity of decisions in product development are the following: Quality Function Deployment (QFD), teamwork, and designation of static/ dynamic status of parts of the product early in the development process. QFD is one of the many tools existing ...
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Human Resource Management - 1,133 words
Murrindindi Shire Council Experience Human Resource management (HRM) has been seen as either having a traditional or contemporary approach. This paper will define both approaches. The HR aproach undertaken by the Murrindindi Shire Council (MSC) which was my organisation up to three months ago will be reviewed in this context as well as identifiable costs or opportunities that exist. Human Resource Management is the management of an organisations staff/personnel to meet the needs and achieve the purpose of the business in an efficient and effective manner. HRM is defined by Kramer McGraw Shulder (1997,p.10) as having having three purposes being To ensure quality of worklife and It ha ...
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Market For Personal Computers In Germany - 2,403 words
... percent in 1997. While Germany will always be a leader in industry the country is making a move in a different direction now. Again with the year 2000 in mind the German is calling for an initiative named "Germany 21." The focus of this push is for Germany to "catch-up" in the areas of communications, and information and technology (IT). They will be taking measures to coordinate the framework for the information society, widely increase accessibility to the Internet, and create programs to educate people about the information age. This goal of bringing Germany into the information age has already had effects on sectors relating to communications and technologies as they continue to grow ...
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Coca Colas Environment - 1,070 words
Soon after John S Pemberton prepared the first batch of Coca-Cola syrup in 1886, his friend and bookkeeper, F.M. Robinson, chose an alliterative name. He wrote the words in the now familiar flowing script, and, in 1893, "Coca-Cola" was registered officially in the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. The Coca-Cola Company is the worlds largest beverage company and is the leading producer and marketer of soft drinks. The company markets four of the world's top five soft drink brands: Coca-Cola (the world's Number one and best known trademark), Diet Coke, Sprite and Fanta. Through the world's largest and most pervasive distribution system, consumers in nearly 200 countries enjoy the Company's prod ...
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... oducing different brands, they also develop different products within the various brands. Most notably were the development of a variation of Coca-Cola itself with the introduction of Diet coke, Classic coke and Cherry coke. Most recently was the expansion of the Powerade range with the launch of Arctic Shatter later this year. The dual vision of Coca-coal of being both nearsighted and farsighted has set a worldwide standard. While creating a short-term goal, they will not sacrifice a long-term vision, to achieve it. The company has always believed in creating and improving the infrastructure of the company to build for the future. Amid dismal economic performance (e.g. Russia, Indonesia ...
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Johnsonville Sausage Co Group Case Study - 1,760 words
... in the displeasure that they experienced. The new work design also created a pipeline that empowered the employees themselves to have a positive effect upon the composition of the groups, to which they were subjected. This also fit with the new philosophy that recognized that work is a large part of the employees lives (case 6). In this methodology, also an employee suggested idea, the workers [would] interview prospective hires. This is an effective tool regarding team composition, because it serves to bring together like abilities, personalities, flexibility, and preference (Robbins 264-266). And, these factors are especially important to task-oriented groups, where people vary in the ...
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