Decision Regarding Manufacturing Capacity Bua 449

Decision Regarding Manufacturing Capacity Bua 449

Decision Regarding Manufacturing Capacity Bua 449

You are doing an analysis on a company called Grandma’s Chocolate. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS IN ORDER TO ENSURE YOU DO THE ASSIGNMENT RIGHT. ALSO LOOK AT MY INSTRUCTIONS BELOW AS WELL!

1) Read the letter from Grandma’s Chocolate CEO.

2) Do a strategic analysis on it. I have attached a template for the assignment that you MUST FOLLOW. DO ALL ASPECTS OF THE TEMPLATE OR ELSE I WILL HAVE TO ASK FOR A REFUND.

4 pages minimum, don’t go above 6 page.

Given the firm and industry information, you can then apply our strategic analysis project to analyze the environment, strategy, and business capabilities along with reviewing the firm’s financial performance.You can then use your conclusions from this analysis to assess E<->S<->BC fit and identify the major issues facing the firm. From this, you can then make and justify recommendations for what changes (if any) that you believe the firm should make in their strategy and what actions they need to take to have the best chance at successful performance in the future.

The Analysis Process Template that you have been given “walks you through” the analytical process that you should use. While long, there is nothing new here – it is simply the simple strategic analysis process that we have been talking about all term flushed out with details to guide your work. Pay particular attention to the “Conclusion – The focus of your write-up” sections because these will help you see where the analysis in each area should lead you. But don’t forget that you cannot get to good, defendable conclusions in each area without going through the steps outlined.

There is NOT a single right answer. The BEST answer is the one that you can justify and support based on your analysis. So, plan to spend some time thinking about and working through the material before you start deciding on recommendations and/or writing anything up.

NOTE: In the case, it talks about whether the company should purchase a new facility or expand their current plant. Though this may be an important issue, it is by no means the only issue or even necessarily the most important. Further, any decision regarding manufacturing capacity must be placed in a larger E—S—BC fit analysis (e.g., if your analysis determined that the company should better focus its sales, it may not need any new capacity at all!). So, don’t get too focused on any single issue or decision.