Essay on Organizational Ethics, Values and the Law-Mol 606
Organizational Ethics, Values and the Law-MOL 606
Business Cycles and Employment Practices in a Domestic Garment Company
A domestic garment company is a privately held apparel company whose marketing mix is primarily focused on product and place (U.S operations vs. foreign countries) rather than price. The company is projecting $150 million in sales next year which is a 50% increase than last years’ sales. Their target market has been consumers who will pay more for fashionable styles due to the speed and flexibility of their operations. Therefore, price is not important as there are some psychological influences …show more content…
So the real problem that the management team faces is how do they manage a limited production run for the next 20 weeks, and producing less than 4,000,000 dozen pieces of garments to adjust to industry demand, still show that it is sensitive to and values the needs of their employees, and yet still remain profitable. A concurrent problem that they are also evaluating is will they need all 3000 employees?
Typically, the 3000 sewers work 8 hour shifts, 5 days a week. Under the current production model, 20 dozen pieces of garments are produced per sewer or 60,000 dozen per day. The management team needs to find a way to stay produce less that 4,000,000 dozen pieces, and on this current trajectory, this