The Rose Company

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The first step in strategy implementation process is to define the actual strategy. The major strategy that the Rose Company is trying to pursue is to switch from a highly centralized type of manufacturing organization to a decentralized system, in which the general manager will coordinate activities at the actual production sight. The company decided to build a new plant, where it can implement new processes and methods. However, the major concern in this case is not strategy evaluation but its implementation. When implementing a defined strategy there are numerous considerations that must be taken into account by general manager. First of all, implementing strategy requires that the general manager become involved in assuring that both the broad and detailed functional policies reflect the strategy that is being pursued. In other words, which functional policies needed to be implemented to achieve the restructuring strategy in our case? Given the assignment to make a decentralized operation to function properly, James Pierce will be dealing with a set of changed relationships. Instead of reporting to their functional counterparts in the home office, the heads of the departments will be under the authority of the general plant manager. James Pierce will be responsible for the management and administration of all functions and personnel, except sales, at Jackson plant. Although, the new policies are in accordance with the current strategy, there is a potential threat of constraints inside the company. James Pierce is a new person at the Jackson plant and it his first assignment in a major line job. With this being said, Mr. Pierce’s implementation skills will determine the success or failure of the strategy. Developing an implementation plan requires the general manager to use and develop a number of analytic, administrative, and leadership skills. Based on the information provided in the case, James Pierce had demonstrated analytical ability, general...
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