Management Process (Case Study): Computime

3388 words - 14 pages

The Mission of Computime:We act as one responsive, flexible and innovative team with full commitment and dedication to exceed our customers' quality, cost, delivery and service expectations. ( IntroductionComputime is a second generation family business operating from head offices in Hong Kong. They are one of Asia's leading providers of electronic design and manufacturing services with clients all around the world. Computime offers end-to-end solutions in consumer and industrial electronics, including product engineering and design, testing, supply chain management, contract manufacturing and logistics services. They have successfully transformed from a local Asian Family business to a global player. To keep up with current trends as well as local and global competitors, Computime must look at decentralising the company's structure. In addition Computime must restructure their Human Resource Management (HRM) and Research & Development departments in order to improve their market share and maintain their high level of customer service.The scope of this report is to take an in-depth look at the current structure of Computime and its environment and examine plans by its president, Bernard Auyang, to modify the structure of the company, in order to achieve its current goals.2.0 The Objectives of the CompanyIncrease sales by 3 fold by 2007.Increase profit margin by 2.5% by 2007.Create a new plant to meet production demands within 5 years.The Current Situation3.0 EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT3.1 The EconomyAs BBC Quentin Sommerville states, "China's economy has grown by an average of 9.5% a year over the past 20 years and it looks to not slow down" (2005). Chinese economy is now the world's sixth-largest, with a GDP of $1.4 trillion (Bhatia 2004). Bhatia also brings the data from Goldman Sachs. They predict China will surpass the United States to become the world's biggest economy by 2040.As a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since December 2001, China can now offer all foreign individuals and enterprises, including those not invested or registered in China, "a treatment no less favourable than that accorded to enterprises in China with respect to the right to trade" (WTO successfully concludes negotiations on China's entry, 2001).Reduced pressure from the communist headquarters in Beijing allows private companies to freely establish factories and business in the Shenzhen region (Brudivig 1993).3.2 Social / Cultural FactorsIn his 1999 SWOT analysis of China, Helms raises a few issues that may be of a concern for the western entrepreneur. He suggests that the cultural and traditional differences between China and the west may cause conflicts in a business. These differences are:- Collectivism versus individualism: "The rigid educational systems stifle individualism".- "Chinese take time in negotiations and dispute resolution"- "Non-Western work habits and slow bureaucracy are frustrating".- Hiring Chinese managers is essential...

Find Another Essay On Management process (case study): Computime

Strategy Management/Case study/FedEx

2378 words - 10 pages To assess FedEx case with Strategy Management, the first question should be asked is"What is strategy?" Johnson and Scholes said: "Strategy is the direction and scope of an organization over the long-term: which achieves advantage for the organization through its configuration of resources within a challenging environment, to meet the needs of markets and to fulfil stakeholder expectations".How Strategy is Managed is why we study Strategic

Strategic Management - Virgin Case Study

1148 words - 5 pages maturity, cash flow with investment demands such as funding new ventures through divestments. E.g. Virgin Music Group was sold in 1992 to allow Branson to expand the airline business (Case, p.684). Later, Virgin also sold the UK and Irish cinemas in 1999 to repay the loans taken out to buy back Virgin Our Price (Case, p.700).ParentingVirgin creates synergies through applying general management capabilities across their businesses. Virgin has

Titanic case study, Project management

2383 words - 10 pages decision making the life boats were reduced to 20.There weren't many technical problems or blunders in the project which led to the sinking of Titanic, but more of poor management. The ship was built so well that it had the ability to survive a head on collision and evacuate all its customers if the warning and evacuation started early.Telephones were installed in all the important areas which would make communication easier and in case of any

Rob Parson Management Case Study

1684 words - 7 pages Rob Parson Management Case Study 1 Case Overview The internal environment at Morgan Stanley was one of teamwork, employee development, dignity and respect. Morgan Stanley had developed a way of building consensus rather that individualism. Rob Parson was thrust into this environment – not sure of what was expected of him and with only one objective in mind – improving the performance of the Capital Markets division. He went about doing this

Case study - Management at Southwest Airlines

977 words - 4 pages Assignment: Case study - Management at Southwest AirlinesQuestion: 01 Name at least two things that Southwest is doing efficiently. Name at least two things that Southwest is doing effectively. In what ways do efficiency and effectiveness support each other at Southwest? In what ways do they contradict each other? Southwest Airlines is one of the important Airline of USA. Southwest Airlines may only rank 317 on the Fortune 500 List but the

Supply Chain Management--case study on IBM

2354 words - 9 pages levels, cycle time, processes, and ultimately, end-customers service levels.The report will be under the case to finding the differences between strategic supply chain management and traditional purchasing and supply management; discuss and analyze the contribution of supply chain management to the success of this case organization and the practical implication of the supply chain management approach for operations managers in this case

Human Resource Management Case Study: Google

2367 words - 9 pages . They are creating virtual teams, shorten the recruitment process, using the new recruitment to motivating other staffs as keeping their original spirit, combined with giving organizational reputation and leadership to retain the talents.REFERENCEChaffey, D. (2009). Google case study - covering Google business strategy and technology case study. [On-line]. Available:

Decision-Making Case Study Health Care Management

1386 words - 6 pages Question Behind the DecisionBefore making an informed decision, the manager must formulate a research question out of the management question. In this case study the management question is "How will the Young and Middle Aged Adult Department operate with a 15% budget cut?" The research question is "What clinical services should be eliminated or added to allow for the 15% budget cut within the Young and Middle Aged Adult Department's and how will it


7214 words - 29 pages - old ways? A case study for the prospects of implementing human resource management practices in a Chinese owned state enterprise. Employee Relations, 25(1), 42-60MMR, (2004December 13). Retailer agrees to do things the Chinese way. 2/(20), 102.Why is HR outsourcing activity so slow in greater China? (2003b), China Staff, 9(5), 1-6.Williamson, P., and Zeng, M. (2004, Summer). Strategies for competing in China: the success of local companies in

Strategy management of change (case study)

3856 words - 15 pages responsible for the design and execution of strategic management process. These individuals may also be called top-level managers, executives, the top management team, and general managers. In fact, some believe that every organizational failure is actually a failure of those who hold the final responsibility for the quality and effectiveness of a firm's decisions and actions. Failure can stem from changing strategic assumptions, which can cause the

Case Study of Hospital Management Issues

2040 words - 8 pages Case Study Analysis: Faith Community HospitalThe article entitled: Let it Pour - My First Assignment as Executive Assistant, exposes three major problems that Faith Community Hospital is faced with. Chris Smith, a recently promoted Executive Assistant, has been enlisted to assist the troubled Chief Executive Officer diagnose and solve these issues. Chris is a recent UOPHX graduate who is very excited to have been chosen to help the CEO with such

Similar Essays

Mid Arm A Case Study On Computime Limited.Doc

798 words - 3 pages Riphah International University, Islamabad.Program: MS IBFSpring 2014 Mid Term Examination Course :- (Advance Research Methods)Time Allowed: - 90 MinutesDated: - (10) -04-2014 Marks: - 100Name: - _____________________________ Regn. No: - ___________________Note: - Don't write anything on Question Paper except your name & Regn. No.Note: Select only one case study after careful reading. Attempt it individually with integrity. Any words found

Mid Arm A Case Study On Computime Limited

798 words - 3 pages Riphah International University, Islamabad.Program: MS IBFSpring 2014 Mid Term Examination Course :- (Advance Research Methods)Time Allowed: - 90 MinutesDated: - (10) -04-2014 Marks: - 100Name: - _____________________________ Regn. No: - ___________________Note: - Don't write anything on Question Paper except your name & Regn. No.Note: Select only one case study after careful reading. Attempt it individually with integrity. Any words found

Disciplinary Process – Case Study

890 words - 4 pages - Disciplinary Process - Case StudyThe reason the organisation lost its unfair dismissal case with Fair Work AustraliaA,No written warnings in Sam's personal employee files.There were no formal notes kept in Sam's file in regards to performance reviews.No disciplinary meetings or hearings prior to Sam's dismissalNil documented timelines for reviews of Sam's improvement or progress.No performance reviews or development plans presented by

Conflict Management Case Study

4095 words - 16 pages towards the other departments and to lead the treasury. In our case the treasurer is a newcomer. Since the last change his power has decreased and the weight of the treasury is decreased among the bank's divisions as well.b.Chief dealer (29)The previous chief dealer left the company last year, and myself was appointed for the position. I have been working in the treasury for 5 years. As a chief dealer, I have to report directly to the treasurer, and