Exxon Mobil beat its own record for the highest profits ever recorded by any company to become the world’s most profitable publicly traded corporation. Will Exxon Mobil face controversy again like it did last time in 2005?
This article discusses Caterpillar’s Turnaround from near bankruptcy in 1982 to delivering 12 straight years of profit after that. It nearly tripled both its top and bottom lines since 1993.
This artcile discusses GE’s turnaround from from an old-economy manufacturer (US$13 billion in 1981) into a modern conglomerate (US$480 billion in 2000) and the straight talk culture Jack Welch insisted upon.
This article discusses the Human Resource Management (HRM) Best Practices at the FedEx Corporation like the People-Service-Profit (PSP) philosophy, Leadership Evaluation and Awareness Process (LEAP), Employee Communication Program, Job Change Applicant Tracking System (JCATS), Survey-Feedback-Action Program or SFA Program etc.
This article highlights the product recall crisis Mattel had to deal with in the middle of year 2007, the worst-ever in its history. How Mattel responded and its Turaround Strategies are also discussed.
This article highlights the performance of Europe’s biggest low-cost airline Ryanair in 2007 and its History
Starbucks (SBUX) is famous for its frappuccinos and mochas and has always concentrated on premium coffee, typically costing more than £2 a cup. But now Starbucks Corp is testing $1 coffee and free refills
Starbucks, the leading coffee retailer, has been struggling amidst a faltering economy, its own rapid growth and increased competition from cheaper rivals. This article highlights its turnaround strategy and restructuring efforts.
This article highlights the Wal-Mart’s efforts to cut prices and boost promotions. The reasons for shopper’s spending less and the 2008 retail sales forecast are also analysed.
February 05, 2008 – Business Management Article Whirlpool’s fourth-quarter results 2007 Whirlpool, the appliance maker announced its fourth-quarter results. Its net income rose 72% to $187 million up from $109 million, a year earlier. Revenue increased 7.5% to $5.33 billion from $4.95 billion. Gross profit margin rose to 15.7% from 14%. Chairman and Chief Executive […]
This article discusses Wal-Mart’s move to open small-format grocery stores named ‘Marketside’. Wal-Mart’s Marketside stores (smaller Neighborhood Markets) will compete with competitor and British retailer Tesco.
This management case study discusses the merger between Adidas and Reebok. Will Adidas’ $3.7 billion takeover of Reebok in 2005 be successful or is it hampering the German sportswear-maker’s performance?
The focus of this case study is the entry strategy of UK’s successful fast-fashion retailer Topshop in the U.S. This case briefly discusses Topshop’s business strategy, its early years and its success in UK fashion market. Can Topshop replicate its success in the U.S. market?
This case study discusses reasons for McDonald’s success in India, it’s business strategy and efforts to get more out of its stores in India. The case briefly discusses how McDonald’s adapted to local culture in India, its localization and entry strategy, its strong supply chain and pricing strategy.
Download Management Case Study on Crossword Bookstores, Innovative Strategies in Book Retailing (PDF file format). This case discusses the constant innovations brought about by the bookstore and how it has brought international standards of book retailing to Indian customers.
Download Management Case Study on H&M’s Supply Chain Management Practices (PDF file format). Case Study resources in SCM, Business Strategy and other Management Education Subjects.
This management case study discusses H&M’s entry and strategy in Japan. In September 2008, Stockholm-based Swedish fast fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) opened its first flagship store in Japan. Will H&M be a Hit or is it commiting a Mistake in Japan?
This HRM case study briefly discusses the Organizational Culture at Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s largest retailer. Case in point – There is more to Wal-Mart’s success over the years than just tighter inventory controls and lower prices.