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Saxonville Sausage Case Study Analysis

Group 1
PGP 05-07

Jaya Tahalwani
Faraz Mehdi
Gaurav Sahai
Priyanka Shukla
Akshay Narain
Sunaina Haldar

Dr. Roger Hinson
Louisiana State University
March 14, 2011

Table of Contents

SubjectPage Number
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Background Information3
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Goals3-4
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Constraints4-6
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Central Issue6
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Alternatives6-10
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Competitive Analysis10-12
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Best Alternative12
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Implementation Plan13
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Executive Summary13-14
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Bibliography15

Saxonville Sausage

Background Information

Saxonville Sausage is a private family owned company in Saxonville, Ohio, with 2005 revenues of approximately $1.5 billion. Their main focus is on pork sausage products that are always fresh. Saxonville’s main product is their bratwurst line, which makes up seventy percent of their revenues, breakfast sausage that consists of twenty percent of their revenues and their small Italian sausage line, named Vivio that only makes up five percent.

Unfortunately, Saxonville's sales in bratwursts have been flat and their breakfast sausage line has been steadily underperforming in the market resulting in a double-digit decline in revenue. However, the Italian sausage was the one category showing growth across producers in the retail sausage market, having an annual increasing rate of 9% in 2004 and 15% in 2005. The...

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