Acme Home Improvements de México, SA de CV
AMBA640 Section 9044
Professor Jon-David Knode
Tyler David Kalogeros-Treschuk
Nico A Washington
Project Title: Acme Home Improvements de Mexico City – New Construction Project Start Date: August 1, 2010
Project Finish Date: August 1, 2011
Budget Information: The budget will be initiated at $20 million, with the majority of funds going to land acquisition, the initial establishment of the facility, and construction of the facility. The various costs include planning and feasibility studies, insurance, taxes and safety equipment during construction, inspection and testing, building materials, operations and administrative staff, office space, travel and housing costs, inventory, labor and training, landscaping, and other miscellaneous expenses.
Project Manager: John Doe, (52) (81) 83567580, John.Doe@acme.com Project Sponsor: Bob Johnson, CEO & President,Bob.Johnson@acme.com Acme Headquarters, NC
Project Objectives/Purpose: Positioning Acme as an industry leader in home improvement arena by acquiring and constructing an ACME Home Improvement store in Mexico. To meet the goals set forth by Acme HQ, a store will be opened within 12 months in a major metropolitan area in Mexico City. In order to be as effective and efficient as possible, Acme will create a Project Management team to ensure that this process goes as smoothly as possible. The team will be responsible for the acquisition and construction of a100, 000 square foot store and an additional 10,000 square foot garden center.
The store must be designed to meet the current five major product groups which are plumbing and electrical supplies, building materials, hardware and tools, seasonal and garden/yard items, and paint, flooring and wall coverings, as each of their typical competitors maintains. The team will implement a comprehensive plan that will include all phases of the project such as land acquisition, site construction, site design, licensing and permits, and all human resource related functions.
The reason why this project was tasked is because Acme Home Improvements, Inc. is looking to enter into the international market by opening its first international store in Mexico City. The decision to expand in the international market will allow Acme Home Improvements, Inc. to remain competitive in the home improvement business and be at par with Home Depot and Lowe’s. A thorough market research conducted by Acme proved that Mexico City would be the most profitable location to start an international store. To facilitate the expansion in the Mexican market, Acme Home Improvements, Inc., has also sought advice from its regional counterparts as well as from experts in the numerous internal departments like finance, public relations, human resources, legal and marketing.
The success of the store will depend upon timely completion of the project. The key milestones associated with the project are:
|Milestones |Due Date | | Develop project management team | 06/01/2010 | | Devise project charter and plan | 06/30/2010 | | Obtain sponsorship and funding from HQ | 07/15/2010 | | Acquire Land | 09/01/2010 | | Obtain required licenses and permits | 09/30/2010 | | Prepare the site and lay the foundation | 10/15/2010 | | Build adjacent...
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