The Twin Paradoxical: Acme and Omega Electronics Study Case Essay

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The Paradoxical Twins: Acme and Omega Electronics

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Introduction:
In this case, two similar electronic companies named Acme and Omega, Which situated closely one to another. Both of them are originally formed from the same company, but they grew into completely different companies. Below listed their company details and unique points, right after company’s establishment: Acme:







Company size: 550 employees, with annual sales $10 million
The president: John Tyler
Retaining the original management and upgrading general manager to president
Has a relatively more effective management and bigger net profits
Management culture: bureaucracy/ hierarchy culture, it is stated by
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Monday (July 11th): Blueprint arrived and all department heads met to discuss this project.
Wednesday (July 13th): They found that one component would not be ready in the next two weeks. Substitution of component must be made to keep the assembly time by using Ja pan material. 




Friday (July 15th): on process, industrial engineering department reported that the missing component would increase the assembly time. Relaying on this, the head of electrical engineering tested and ensured that the Japan component will definitely work.
Monday (July 18th): All engineering gathered in finishing the units needed.
Friday (July 22nd): all units were completely inspected and shipped.

As a result, ten of Acme’s units were defective, while all Omega’s units passed the test. The client was disappointed with Acme’s delivery delay and incurred further delays in repairing the defective Acme units. However, rather than giving the entire contract to one firm, the final contract was split between
Acme and Omega, with two added directives: maintained zero defects and reduced final cost.
Analysis:
1. The importance of organization chart
On the writer’s point of view, well structured organization chart is critical to illustrate distribution of management structure. This opinion supported by Colquitt which said organizational chart helps organization members and outsiders understand and comprehend how work is structured

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