I. POINT OF VIEW
Larry D. Young
Mr. Larry D. Young has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. since October 10, 2007. He has the complete control over the company to change, improve or introduce new control process/es. He has the control of the profitability of the company, as well as the potential marketability of the company’s products.
II. PROBLEM STATEMENT
What policies and procedures could Snapple formulate to conquer its lack of national recognition?
III. ANALYSIS OF RELEVANT CASE FACTS
Carbonated beverages were the 4th largest nonalcoholic beverage category in the US in 2006 and the fasted growing beverage category Average US per capita consumption of energy beverage drinkers increased by 14% since 2004 Energy beverage consumers limit their choice to only 1.4 different brands, which suggests brand loyalty in this market Entrance of hybrid energy beverages, such as energy water, energy fruit drinks, ready-to-drink energy teas, and energy colas
Attractive positioning within a large, growing, and profitable market Strong portfolio of leading consumer-preferred brands
Strong customer relationships
Experienced executive management team
Strong operating margins and significant, stable cash flows
Minor compared to larger peers
Heavy rely on 3rd party bottlers for packaging and distribution Concentrated in US, Canada and Mexico and lack of international exposure
External Environment Analysis
Availability of Snapple’s vending machines
Increase competition which promises to expand the market
Since Snapple is now part of Cadbury Schweppes, which is one of the world’s leading beverage companies, there will be an increase in demand for Snapple products THREATS
Pepsi/Unilever (Lipton) and Coke/Nestle...
...Zara case paper Analysis
Zara: IT for Fast Fashion CaseAnalysis
This case paper makes a possible business analysis of Zara, A successful Spanish accessories and clothing retailer of Inditex (Parent Company). The caseanalysis objective is to discuss on its POS systems to be continued on DOS based operating systems or to upgrade. A briefanalysis of Zara’s business model. The factors helped Zara to succeed with minimal infrastructure. An overall analysis of strength, weakness, opportunities and threats (SWOT).
Paper Type: Case Study Analysis
Zara is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer and has over 2,000 stores strategically located in leading cities across 88 countries. Zara's designers and customers are inextricably linked. Specialist teams receive constant feedback on the decisions its customers are making at every Zara store. This feedback inspires Zara's creative team which is made up of over 200 professionals (1) . Their Business model is simple which is a setoff business processes and a simple, some might call outdated, information system that links demand to manufacturing and manufacturing to distribution (2).
Zara has a unique style compared to other clothing retailers as they don’t invest in marketing. Inditex has...
...for case writeup and case presentation
The case method of teaching has been a popular tool for management education. The goal
of the case method is to introduce students to real-life business situations and help them
analyze the situation as a manager would. The goal is to understand the basic
requirements of the problem, apply common sense and business principles to analyze the
problem and suggest meaningful ways of solving the problem. Of course, there is never a
one correct way for solving a problem. Hence, there is no clear-cut right or wrong
answer. A good caseanalysis is one that takes into consideration all relevant facts and
discards the unnecessary ones, organizes them in a coherent manner, provides a good
understanding of the stated situation/problem, analyzes the situation with available
information and tools and provides and justifies recommendations for solutions.
Your group case writeup should read like an executive summary about the case situation.
You must be professional and also brief and to the point. It is not necessary to describe
every detail of the case. You should highlight the key facts. The writeup normally should
have three parts.
Part 1: Description
In this part you should detail the specific situation that the company is in and what led to
this situation. What are some of...
...CaseAnalysis Assignment #2: The Merger of Two Competing Hospitals (found on pages 406-410 in your textbook)
Your task is to analyze this case. This case addresses many areas of healthcare management that we talked about this semester. This is a chance for you to show me that you understand management concepts and how they can be applied to a health services situation where a solution is needed. Please do not hesitate to reference and apply concepts direct from the textbook.
Please use the following methodology when writing your analysis. Be sure to address each category (Background Statement, Major Problems and Secondary Issues, and so on) and the specific questions and tasks underneath each category. Your analysis should flow in a logical manner from start to finish. If it helps you to number your paragraphs please do so. Best of luck!
1. Background Statement
a. What is going on in this case as it relates to the identified major problem?
i. Summarize the scenario in your own words
ii. Briefly describe the organization, setting, situation, who is involved, who decides what, and so on.
2. Major Problems and Secondary Issues
a. Specifically identify the major and secondary problems.
i. What are the real issues?
ii. What are the differences?
iii. Can secondary issues become major...
...requires to be carefully chosen. The funding role may have to wait a little bit until the support role strengthens. The linkage with the govemment seems like a weak link that needs strengthening. New ideas and opportunities perhaps
will have to be explored and action with them facilitated. The linkage with the govemment is an important one for ARAVALI and it would be foolhardy to break it. It gives the organization very valuable positioning and it would be important to make good use of it. ^ « v
Suresh Sharma Associate Dean The Livelihood School (Basix Group), Hyderabad e-mail: [email protected]
he case is about the dilemma ARAVALI is faced with—whether to increase its coverage in terms of number of client organizations, geographical area and/ or diversification of activities and role or not to increase its coverage. While the decision is critical for the future of ARAVALI, it is a usual part of the growth process of any organization. The case introduces the evolution of social development organizations in the state and their contributions for the deprived sections of the society. ARAVALI, established by the Govemment of Rajasthan as a support organization, has been working for collaboration between NGOs and govemment departments for effective implementation of the programmes/projects aiming at social development. In about eight years of its active working, ARAVALI has...
McDonald’s “Seniors” Restaurant
In the study of the briefing of the McDonald’s Restaurant, there are positives to the problem and negatives towards the problem. A McDonald’s in a city crowded with seniors are overwhelmed with senior customers during the early hours of the day. The senior come in as a meeting area where they eat and commune at the restaurant. The number of seniors that come in, crowds the dining area in which customers come in and eat. They come in on the fourth Monday of every month to get extra special, over the age of 55 discounts. This is a meal that cost 1.99 and free coffee refills. The staff knows the seniors very well and go to see them if they are hospitalized. The relationship is considered a good one between the staff and the seniors. In addition, a idea of adding bingo to add to the excitement of the mornings for the seniors from nine to eleven a.m. Using the party room would accommodate up to 150 senior patrons.
A primary problem to this case study is the senior crowd. The restaurant already takes on the task of having enough room to seat the entire dining style crowd, if it engages in bingo than the crowd will become even more outrageous. Not only will the restaurant have the meeting crowd they will have a bingo crowd as well. Meaning, that more senior crowd will come in ready and only ready to engage in bingo. A secondary problem would be the title of the...
...CaseAnalysis Guidelines & Suggestions
Content: Your case write-up should focus on and answer all the key questions in the syllabus – do not omit any of the questions. The length limitation on this paper is short, so please jump right into answering the questions. There is no need to summarize your points in the beginning or to review what happens in the case. You must use your own judgment as to which questions need more space than others, however, remember that all claims or recommendations must be backed up by strong and rigorous analysis. Focus on analysis. A strong analysis will incorporate the concepts and materials from the class. You may include outside materials (e.g. books) in your analyses, but please be mindful of the quality of your sources especially online sources. As you are incorporating different sources, please cite so that I can see what information you are using. Remember that all claims or recommendations must be well supported. The caseanalysis preparation pointers (below) should be helpful.
Format: Papers must be typed, double-spaced, with one-inch margins all around, in 12-point font. Include a title page with your name(s) on it and a bibliography. The text of your paper must NOT exceed 4 pages, excluding the bibliography, title page, charts, graphs, or appendices you decide to include. Please note that only...
...152 PART II Understanding the OD Process
CASE: THE OLD FAMILY BANK
The Old Family Bank is a large bank in a southeastern city. As a part of a comprehensive internal management study, H. Day, the data-processing vice president, examined the turnover, absenteeism, and productivity figures of all of the bank’s work groups. The results Day obtained offered no real surprises except in the case of the check-sorting and data-processing departments.
is quiet and comfortable. Both groups are known to be highly cohesive, and the workers in each department function well with one another. This observation was reinforced by the study’s finding of the low levels of turnover and absenteeism.
THE INTERVIEW DATA
In an effort to understand this phenomenon, Day decided to interview the members of both departments in order to gain some insight into the dynamics of each group’s behavior. Day discovered that the checksorting department displayed a great deal of loyalty to the company. Most of the group members are unskilled or semiskilled workers; although they have no organized union, they all felt that the company had made special efforts to keep their wages and benefits in line with unionized operations. They knew that their work required team effort and were committed to high performance. A quite different situation existed in the dataprocessing department. Although the workers liked their fellow employees, there was a uniform feeling among this...
by Pamela Hubbell
Cases are detailed descriptions of real management situations. In the CaseAnalysis your objective is to analyze the management problem and make a recommendation for solving that problem. By applying concepts to actual cases, you improve your ability to think analytically when identifying problems and creating solutions.
Preparing the CaseAnalysis
There are four basic steps to follow when preparing a CaseAnalysis. However, because you will encounter a wide variety of cases and problems, you should determine the appropriate approach to each situation. Generally, the four steps are:
1. Clearly define the problem.
Be sure to identify the problem and not the symptom of a problem. For example, a decline in sales is a symptom of a problem; you must identify the actual cause of the decline in sales. It is also important to establish that the problem is a major problem for the company.
2. Formulate alternative solutions to the problem.
It may be helpful to brainstorm as many solutions as you can and then narrow your list down to three or four solutions you feel are the strongest.
3. Evaluate and compare the alternative solutions.
To evaluate alternative solutions you should consider their strengths (e.g. increased productivity) and their weaknesses (e.g....