American Connector Corporation operated a total of six international manufacturing facilities, each producing four basic types of electrical connectors. ACC developed a reputation as a high quality supplier and quality became the focal point of company pride. ACC’s products were recognized for their superior design and performance, but it was their dedication to the customer that differentiated ACC from their competitors. The company’s commitment to customization and technical solutions solidified their reputation. ACC’s commitment to their customization strategy was considered an extension of its emphasis on quality, beyond just meeting manufacturing specifications.
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY AMERICAN CONNECTOR COMPANY Submitted to: Professor Jishnu Hazra Submitted by: GROUP 2 (SECTION B) Itee Aggarwal 1411095 Preetam Das 1411117 Siddharth Nayak 1411129 Abhishek Singh 1411072 Ashish Pawar 1411084 Nakul Sehgal 1411106 INTRODUCTION American Connector Corporation (ACC) is a supplier of electrical connectors based out of Sunnyvale, California since 1961. ACC relied on its ability to produce high quality customized products for its users. In USA, 1991 had seen sales fall by 3.9% over the last year and the industry was seeing a decline since 1987. ACC was struggling with increasing costs and deteriorating quality In line with the industry trends. Its
Also, Pablo Fernandez (2010) states that it is not a cost nor a required return, but a average cost of required return. This means that for the company WACC is not just a cost or required return they need to have in order to be break-even or profitable, it represents average of those two, because it can be higher and it can be lower in the real life. Pratt and Grabowski (2008) argue that WACC is used for project selection in capital budgeting. It is very important part of the capital budgeting process. Pratt and Grabowski (2008) also state that WACC has two sides: pretax and after tax.
Mukhtarkhanova Aigerim International business project Part 1: Dow Chemical in Austria 1. What is the size of and composition of the market for your products (sex, age, race, and ethnic demographics; socioeconomic status; urban/suburban/rural locations; educational level, etc.)? There is very diverse range of products in Dow Chemicals Company, that’s why this company may offer different kind of services for Austrian market. There is the list of markets in which Dow Chemical take a part of: agriculture, automotive, building and construction, energy and water, electronic materials, infrastructure, industrial, packaging, product safety. The chemical industry is responsible for about 11% of all research and development of industrial costs in Austria.
Over the years, he grew into the largest manufacturer of aluminum integrated in the country. Perspective build size and scale, Hindalco purchased in fiscal year 2000 a majority of its stake in Indian aluminum Company Limited (yahia) - have a strong presence in the downstream aluminum products and a leader in special alumina to Alcan of Canada. In August 2004, the boards of Hindalco and yahia approved a concordat project in which all the assets of Maximillien other than the grid of mower to Kollur, in Andhra Pradesh had to be since in Hindalco. That came in effect retroactively to April 1,
In conclusion EVA does not dominate earnings with stock returns for XYZ company in five years period of study. Q1C: The important of weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and who set the WACC will discuss. WACC is widely used by financial analysis to evaluate the future project of the company. Normally, WACC used to computing the cash flows to a company on future project to discount cash flow in the present value. WACCis a calculation of organization's cost of capital in which each category of capital is proportionately weighted.
Quality and Environment Alcon is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high specification brakes and clutches for motorsport and performance road vehicles at its Tamworth facility in Staffordshire. We are committed to operating and maintaining all of our operations in an organised and responsible manner, endeavouring at all times to ensure that the environment is not harmed by our activities, products and services. We believe it is necessary to adopt sound management practices, in which the protection of the environment is of a high priority. Alcon are proud to hold the TS16949 certification for development and manufacturing, as well as the ISO14001 Environmental Management System. • ISO/TS16949 - Alcon Components • ISO14001 -
2009 A00M wafer manufacturing group also took part in 五鬥競賽 which became a bigger activity. 2015 五鬥競賽 combined with Lohas activity and be promoted and extended to whole company. Each year the departments take turns to hold the event and staff are active
Inbound Logistics • Acer purchased raw material and unassembled goods from • manufacturing companies overseas • Most manufacturing companies are located in countries with low labour costs (e.g. China, Indonesian) High Value: This reduces the transportation and warehouse costs, as well as the distance, duration, cost for shipping Low Rarity: Competitors may also look into countries with low labour costs for supplies Low Imitability: Acer has a strong relationship with their suppliers and this cannot be easily created by its competitors High Substitutability: Perfect competition makes it difficult to retain this advantage over its compeitors The strong relationships between the various suppliers are not easy to substitute as
These activities lack integration between farm and non-farm measures, and were neither effective nor sustainable (Bishaw, 2001; Eyasu, 2002; Bekele, 2003). The intervention was more of a top-down approach with limited participation of beneficiaries. Despite this, the SWC activities had a positive impact on reducing soil erosion and increased land productivity. At the same time, the program has been criticized for prioritizing mechanical measures while ignoring other sustainable land management components, such as conservation land management practices, improved land-use systems and livestock management (Osman and Sauerborn, 2001). Since the end of the 1990s, therefore, the SWC activities of the project were developed into a participatory integrated watershed management approach (German et al., 2007) to promote sustainable water and land resources management based on partnerships with the