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STRATEGIC AUDIT REPORT

CASE: ____________________________________________________________

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NAME: _________________________________________________ MATRIC # _____________________

NAME: _________________________________________________ MATRIC # _____________________

I. CURRENT SITUATION

A. Current Performance

B. Strategic Posture

1. Current Mission

2. Current Objectives

3. Current Strategies

4. Current Polici

II. STRATEGIC MANAGERS

A. Board of Directors

B. Top Management

III. EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT (Please attach EFAS Table)

A. Societal Environment

1. Political-Legal

2. Economic

3. Sociocultural

4. Technological

B. Task Environment

IV. INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT (Please attach IFAS Table)

A. Corporate Structure

B. Corporate Culture

C. Corporate Resources

1. Marketing

2. Finance (Please attach Ratio Analysis)

3. R&D

4. Operation

5. Human Resources

6. Information Systems

V. ANALYSIS OF STRATEGIC FACTORS (Please attach SFAS Table)

A. Situational Analysis

B. Review of Current Mission and Objectives

VI. STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES AND RECOMMENDED STRATEGY (Please attach TOWS Matrix)

A. Strategic Alternatives

B. Recommended Strategy

VII. IMPLEMENTATION

VIII. EVALUATION AND CONTROL

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Today, The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2274 retail stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Mexico and China. The Home Depot"! stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jonenited States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Mexico and China. The Home Depot™ stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.

▪ Excellent customer service * Taking care of our people *Giving back *Doing the "right" thing ▪ Creating shareholder value *Respect for all people *Entrepreneurial spirit ▪ Building strong relationships

• focusing on our retail business

• investing in our associates and stores

• improving our customer service

• invest in our people

• improve our stores

• bring great products at great value to our customers

• drive a high return on invested capital

• return excess cash to our shareholders

• FRANCIS S. BLAKE, age 58, - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

• TIMOTHY M. CROW, age 52, - Executive Vice President, Human Resources

• ROBERT P. DeRODES, age 57, - Executive Vice President '' Chief Information Officer

• MARVIN R. ELLISON, age 43, - President '' Northern Division

• JOSEPH IZGANICS, age 46, - President '' Southern Division

• JOSEPH MCFARLAND, III, age 38, - President '' Western Division

• CRAIG A. MENEAR, age 50, - Executive Vice President '' Merchandising s

• PAUL RAINES, age 43, - Executive Vice President '' Stores

• JOHN ROSS, age 45, - Interim Chief Marketing Officer

• RICARDO SALDIVAR, age 55, - President '' Mexico

• CAROL B. TOMÉ, age 51, - Chief Financial Officer

• JACK A. VANWOERKOM, age 54, - Executive Vice President, and Corporate Secretary

• ANNETTE M. VERSCHUREN, age 51, - President, The Home Depot Canada

• According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Building Materials Research Institute, the long trend in economic prosperity has given a bright outlook for the year 2000 with...
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