Vyaderm Pharmaceuticals | | | | | | | Why is Maurice Vedrine implementing an EVA system? | | | | | 1. He wants something more objective -- the outgoing CEO had used a | | | | very subjective methodology as a major component of evaluation. | | | | 2. He wants something that is more long-term oriented; | | | | | EVA may partially do this by forcing links with capital not just today's actions. | | | 3. He is hoping that this may help stimulate 'horizontal communication' | | | | between divisions -- the capital use issue means sharing, communicating, planning. | | | 4. Create future value. | | | | | | | | 5. There were conflicting management priorities: | | | | | | cash flow could be viewed as having a value to the acquisition and use of assets, or | | | they could be viewed in terms of 'bonus compensation' for return on sales. | | | | EVA might marry these two odd bedfellows. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | What things need to be considered in the design of an EVA evaluation system? | | | 1. Simple enough (they narrowed adjustments down to 7 from 160; to 4 really) | | | so as not to demotivate. | | | | | | | | 2. Measurable evaluations. | | | | | | | | 3. Plan for the future, not short-term 'wall street' stock value. | | | | | 4. Set up a workable -- stimulating but real and attainable -- bonus incentrive plan. | | | | | | | | | | | | | What is the role of the bonus bank? | | | | | | | This is to incent people to think more in the long term. | | | | | The idea is NOT to create a 'quick deal', as can happen during | | | | | budget setting and attainment, but to contract to keep the | | | | | employee's 'feet to the fire' and keep living up to the | | | | | | current marketing. It creates a store to draw from later, but also a | | | | | 'draw' from which to apply financial kicks in the seat of the pants | | | | if performance slacks off. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Why the automatic ratcheting of the target? | | | | | | I assume this means, "Why the automatic stable growth goals?" | | | | | This was a Vyaderm tradition; as we know from Finn’s credo: | | | | | “Make the numbers or else”. To some degree this is normal: | | | | | there are committed assets and they should be expected to make some | | | | impact or receive some remuneration for being there. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Based on your analysis what do you recommend? | | | | | | 1.. The goals or budgets or expectations for the following period should be based | | | on the independent actions of the profit center, not some static, sterile target | | | that may or may not be attainable. There can be un/favorable exogenous shocks -- | | | economic events beyond management's and everyone's power to influence an outcome. | | | Setting fair goals could theoretically mitigate the wild number swings and consequent | | | demoralizing effect on the staff when results aren't attained. | | | | | There does not seem to be any material explaining how Vyaderm, just by forcing | | | an extrapolated, desired sales/return target, would achieve it, independent of the world. | | | 2.. Also, the way the bank is set up can hardly be called 'long-term visionary.' | | | It may set up a fund for some slight draw past the current year. If they truly do want | | | incentives to stretch to the future, then it should be three years or more forward. | | | 3.. There should be some non-financial incentives, other intrinsic rewards such as | | | vacation time or different responsibilities that would be of interest to a manager. These…
Case Analysis “Target friendly invasion summary”
Target, America’s second largest discount retailers have a simple plan which is to conquer the Canadian market. The Minnesota-based company is quite successful in the U.S, making an impressive US$68 billion in sales in 2013. It is only logical to expand their success and branch out internationally. Target prides themselves on their amazing branding strategies, they boast about having better products than their competitors, better shopping experiences…
than one option, such as day-care centers part of the time and friends, neighbors or relatives on other occasions. A recent study conducted by the Urban Institute, a nonprofit policy research organization, revealed that about 30 percent of working parents have two child-care arrangements, and another 8 percent are using at least three. The study found that 65 percent of parents juggling multiple child-care arrangements use a combination of formal day-care centers, Head Start programs, and baby-sitting…
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US PUBLIC RESTAURANT FIRMS* E. Hachemi Aliouche, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Business Southern New Hampshire University Senior Research Fellow, The William Rosenberg International Center of Franchising, University of New Hampshire
Udo Schlentrich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Whittemore School of Business and Economics University of New Hampshire Director, The William Rosenberg International Center of Franchising, University of New Hampshire
Working Paper No. 2005-02
most sensitive parts. Eva Galler another holocaust survivor was born in Oleszyce, Poland on January 1, 1924 she was the eldest of eight children in her family. Her mother Ita was an Orphan the family she lives in was to poor to afford a dowry those were hard to find to get married without one. Eva’s Father didn’t let her got to high school Eva was on a hunger strike, she wouldn’t eat. Eva locked herself in her room until her father agreed that she could go to high school. Eva was aware of the Nazis…
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Target Is an American retailing company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Target has expanded from the United States to Canada and Australia. The next country that we
hope to expand is in Singapore, which is the first country in Asia. Target will consist of multiple…
1.1. Company History
George Draper Dayton found the company; it was named as Dayton Dry Goods Company. In 1911, it was known as Dayton’s department store. The birth of the target was in 1962 the first Grand opening was in Roseville. In 2001 target open in 47 states after opening its 1000th store. They are welcoming the Canadian for their first store north of the border, also they opening 124 stores across Canada throughout the year of 2013.
1.2. Company Culture/Mission
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1. What business and social problems does data center power consumption cause?
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