Apple is perhaps the most innovative company in the world, but how has it achieved such success and what is its approach to design thinking and innovation? This case study highlights the ingredients of Apple’s success and its strategy to innovation.
In June 2000, Nike’s new supply-and-demand software planning system implementation from i2 Technologies had hiccups and led to losses of $400 million. This case study highlights the failure and subsequent success of ERP implementation in Nike’s supply chain project.
This management case study briefly discusses Dell’s channel strategy and partner program introduced to recapture its lost market leader position. The case further highlights how Dell has successfully transformed itself from its direct-sales-only mantra to building a successful reseller network within three years.
In September 2011, Tesco, the British supermarket group and the world’s third-biggest retailer announced its exit from Japan after eight years in the country. This case study highlights Tesco’s entry and exit from Japan and joining the long list of foreign retailers to exit from Japan.
Nilekani is recognized as one of India‘s most successful software entrepreneurs. He was invited by the Indian Prime Minister to head the Government’s Unique Identification project (UID project), which aims to provide identity to a billion citizens. Could Nilekani, a man of technology who was prone to measure software projects in great detail, successfully lead a government program, a social project with India‘s inherent challenges?
This case study highlights ITC’s Waste out of Wealth (WOW) Initiative launched in 2007. The ‘WOW program’ – (Wealth out of Waste) was an initiative in 2007 by ITC’s paperboard and specialty papers division as a waste paper collection business to boost raw material supply for its paper board mills.
This case highlights Whirlpool’s problems in China during the 1990s and contrasts competitive advantage between global firms and local competition in the appliance industry. The case briefly discusses what went wrong in China for Whirlpool like not managing distribution channels, bribery problems, wrong product decisions, not understanding local competition and so on.
This case study analyzes the global mindset at Ford Motor Company, a leading multinational manufacturer of cars and trucks. The case also discusses a number of potential risks and challenges that Ford faces or may face in future and how it is responding to it. Ford’s global strategic management and strategies like ONE Ford, Aligned Business Framework (ABF), and matched-pairs are also briefly discussed.
This management case study in PDF format (15 pages) gives an overview of Dell’s business and marketing strategy in India. It gives an insight into the challenges Dell faces in India and attempts to answer if Dell’s business model will be successful in India.
In 2007, Michael Dell returned to revive the company he had started in his college dormitory. This case briefly discusses the leadership skills/qualities of Michael Dell.
Lenovo,the world’s fourth-largest PC maker, has long dominated the Chinese market, the world’s second-largest. Lenovo had its worst year in FY 2009 globally and India was no different. Will Lenovo be able to successfully replicate its China business model in India?
This HRM case study highlights the Innovative HR practices and programs launched by FedEx since its early years. The people-service-profit (PSP) philosophy which FedEx introduced is also discussed.
Companies like Tata, Birla and Reliance have all attempted to enter food-and-grocery retailing in India with mixed success. Will Wal-Mart’
s supply chain work in India? Download a case study (PDF file) on Wal-Mart in India.
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.
This article highlights eBay’s initiative to launch an ethically sourced online marketplace – worldofgood.com – for selling products that have a positive impact on people and the planet.
Download PDF copy of Management Case Study on Cafe Coffee Day – Brand Strategy in India. This case study discusses the brand strategy of Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), the market leader in the organized coffee retailing in India.
This management case study on leading internet auctioneer eBay discusses eBay’s entry strategy in Japan and reasons for its failure in Japan. Will its return to Japan (combining with Yahoo) be successful? The case also covers the early years of eBay (how Pierre Omidyar founded eBay) and its international expansion.
This leadership case study on Warren Buffett, Chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway, outlines the leadership (entrepreneurial) skills of the world’s most successful investor.
Starbucks, the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world, has been struggling amidst a faltering economy, its own rapid growth and increased competition from cheaper rivals. This management case study highlights Starbucks strategy to turnaround its business by providing customers with the distinctive ‘Starbucks Experience’ and building on the Starbucks legacy of innovation.
Download Business Strategy Case Study on Restructuring at Unilever – Path to Growth Strategy (PDF). Case Study resources in Business Strategy and other Management Education Subjects.
Download Case Study on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Tesco – Business Etics Case Study (PDF). Case Study resources in Business Ethics and other Management Education Subjects.
Case Study on Ryanair, the biggest low-cost European Airline. Case Study contents include Ryanair’s history, competitive position, competition from other low cost airlines like EasyJet and Ryanair’s Low Fares Strategy and Standardized Operational Model
Download Case Study on Wal-Mart’s Supply Chain Management Practices. Case Study resources in Business Strategy and other Management Education Subjects.
Download Case Study on Tesco’s Strategy in US as it takes on retail giant Wal-Mart. Case Study resources in Business Strategy and other Management Education Subjects.
This case study summarizes Nokia’s business strategies in India. Download pdf file of this case. Case Study resources in Business Strategy and other Management Education Subjects.
Download Case Study on WalMart in Japan. Wal-Mart’s entry strategy in Japan and best practices in Retailing. Case Study resources in Business Strategy and other Management Education Subjects.
Download Case Study on Dell’s Supply Chain Strategy (PDF), SCM Case Studies, Dell Direct Model. Case Study resources in Business Strategy and other Management Education Subjects.