The Treadway Tire Company

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The Treadway Tire Company:
Job Dissatisfaction and High Turnover at the Lima Tire Plant Case Analysis and Action Plan

Summary
Lima was one of Treadway’s best plants in terms of productivity and quality control because it updated its equipment and utilized new technology. However, currently, Lima undergoes dramatic changes: job dissatisfaction and high turnover at the foreman level. Moreover, misfortunes never come singly. The entire manufacturer industry is facing some huge challenges including drastic increase in raw material costs and fierce global competition. The director of human resources in Lima plant, Ashley Wall, intended to analyze the issues and make a action plan to address these problems. Ashley needs to do five steps. The first step is Ashley should collect data to understand the needs of employees. Second, she should create an appropriate organized training program. Next, she needs make a budget statement to prove the training program is correct. Then, she should also reduce the pressure on the foremen and supervisors. Finally, she needs take time to listen employee’s complaint and address the shift schedules problem.

Introduction
Because of fierce competition and the continuous increasing cost, Lima, one of eight manufacturing plants in Treadway Tire Company, is facing a huge challenge. There are many problems within the Lima plant: strong job dissatisfaction and high turnover among foremen. The company must find out what caused these problems and develop a plan of action that improves this situation. Ashley Wall, the director of human resources in Treadway Company, intended to analyze the problems and create solutions to address the issues. Ashley considered that she could keep the overall cost down through decreasing turnover, increasing productivity, and addressing morale issues. Because the foremen were either under trained or not trained at all, they cannot suffer the pressure which come from their superiors. The superiors compel...
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