From a sluggish Caterpillar to an alert CAT

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.

GE’s Turnaround and Jack Welch’s straight talk

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.

HR Best Practices at FedEx, a Best Company to Work For

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.

Starbucks for a dollar, Storm in a coffee cup?

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

Will restructuring help Starbucks Turnaround?

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.

A ‘Whirlpool’ of a result

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 […]

The adidas-Reebok Merger

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?

Topshop in U.S. – Will London street style work in the U.S.?

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?

McDonald’s – Business Strategy in India

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.

The Crossword Story – Innovative Strategies in Book Retailing

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.

H&M’s Low-Cost, High-Fashion Supply Chain

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.

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) in Japan – Hit or Mistake?

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?

Organization Culture at Wal-Mart

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.