Description of Organization, all subsidiaries and/or strategic business units Merck & Co., Inc. was founded in 1891 and is a leading pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Whitehouse Station, NJ. First quarter earnings in 2012 were 11.7 billion dollars worldwide, with revenue being produced from pharmaceuticals, animal health, and consumer care. (Merck Financials 2012)Through science and innovation Merck is one of the largest healthcare companies in the world, delivering vaccines and medicinal needs to humans and animals. (Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp 2009-2012) The organization inside the United States of America is recognized as Merck and & Co, Inc., while outside the U.S., the organization is known as Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD), or
This can lead to a high power of suppliers over companies in need to obtain these ingredients known as APIs . The size of buyer is important to determine volumes of ingredients to buy or capacity and possibility to produce them internally. Merck as a multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company produces internally all active ingredients and components of its pharmaceuticals. In this way, innovative as well as highly qualitative products can make their way to the market under Merck brand. In this context, no switching costs exist and relationship with external suppliers are limited to raw materials that have less critical role in the production of the drugs.
Merck & Co. Merck & Co., founded in 1891 as the United States subsidiary of the German company Merck, is a pharmaceutical manufacturer headquartered out of Kenilworth, NJ, with approximately 68,000 employees. As a cornerstone of the pharmaceutical industry, Team Eight chose Merck & Co. for our case study to understand the financial decisions of a successful industry giant. We will be providing an analysis of the following subjects: •Cash flow for 2016 •Differences between cash flow and net income •Outlook based on current financial statements •The key risks the company faces for future success Merck’s FY2016 income statement, statement of cash flows, and balance sheet are attached in the appendix for reference. Merck & Co’s
Merck has a few weaknesses to consider such as the various controversies they have had in the past. One example is the product of VIOXX, which had risks of heart attacks and strokes and several people were injured and died using the drug. There has also been limited reports of confidence to the investors of the firm. The liquidity of the company is also low and expenses on research are very high. This makes it a key concern when developing the product because there will be a large amount of research involved in developing SafePet.
Starting as an executive vice president in 2005 he had to start all over again . His management style was entirely different as he seldom used e-mail to communicate instead chose face-to-face interaction. His constant endeavour for efficiency and setting ambitious targets lead him to be made the CEO of Henkel in 2008. Henkel changed the entire thought process of the company adopting to a more dominating winning culture and made its biggest ever acquisition for a humongous 3.7 billion Euros for the adhesives and electronic materials business of the National Starch and Chemical Company thereby reiterating its worldwide position in adhesives. The targets he set for 2012 were insurmountable as many laughed it off as a rumour or being ridiculous.
The first advantage of social media is that it provides its users with an easy platform to create online relationships. Social media establishes relations based on virtual communications. It makes it tremendously easy to contact whoever a person may want to reach, and work his or her way up from there into developing a solid relationship. In the article, “Identifying Implicit and Explicit Relationships Through User Activities in Social Media” Yang, Tang, Dai, Yang, and Jiang (2013) discuss that social commerce platforms and co-creation events generally host online societies. Through these online communities, clients or virtual users intermingle electronically or exchange mutual interests.
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Technology itself is the science of practical use and social media is a result of advances in technology. Social media is defined as an online based social community or network where individuals or groups can come together to actively share their common ideas, information and other active interests. The applications of social media have become a part of daily life, since time has become of the essence it is easier to shop online, catch up with friends and family over these social media platforms. On social media applications, comments are to be left to express opinions and emoji's to express emotions. Social media is a mode of communication that can influence and change perspectives, furthermore social media are also used by small businesses
As a big multinational company, Henkel is mostly known from their brands and products and not by the name Henkel. In addition with a small employer branding budget compared to other countries, makes it difficult for Henkel Benelux to make their employer branding successful. Henkel Benelux participates in a lot of employer branding activities such as recruitment events organised by student association at universities, as well as lectures, case competitions and career events, staying within their budget, they are not able to participate in all of them. One of their biggest employer branding event is organized by Henkel. It is the Henkel innovation challenge, that permits students to participate with an innovative idea for in the future of 2050 and they can win a ticket around the world.