Functional Area Interrelationships
November 4, 2013
Functional Area Interrelationships: LaFleur Trading Company
In the business world today identifying how a company coexists can define the longevity and long-term success. Team A’s company choice is Lafluer Trading Company. We will review and comment on their interrelationships. Lafleur Trading is a company that provides high quality food and wine to and from multiple countries. Team A will define their purpose, organizational structure, and how their key stakeholders will provide the company with success. Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
LaFleur Trading exists to provide high fine quality foods with reasonable pricing. Their visions are very clear. They identify responsibilities to their fellow citizens, customers, employees, the community, and the world. Their values to accomplish this are to act fairly and justly. They identify in their mission statement that, “profits are not as important as customer satisfaction and enjoyment of their products,” (Lafluer Trading Company, 2013). LaFleur Trading prides their company values on the employees’ interaction with their customers. Along with the superior customer interaction they have implemented state of the art technology to accomplish their goals. Lafleur Trading’s direct buyers obtain only reputable partnerships around the world which will allow their customers to have access to a supply of the finest highest quality foods and wines (Lafluer Trading Company, 2013). They maintain low overhead costs that provide their customers with a better bottom line price while still remaining competitive.
LaFleur Trading utilizes the functional organizational structure of their business. A business that is smaller and specializes in the relationships between buyers and employees. The strengths of using this structure enables the department to make decisions within their specialized unit without the main boss. The main key position that everyone reports to will be have time away from the day-to-day operations, and allow them to focus on more of the organizational interest, (Pearce, J,A. II., & Robinson, R., 2009)The key positions at Lafluer Trading executive level are the CEO (Chief Executive Officer), CIO (Chief Information Officer), CFO (Chief Financial Officer), and the COO (Chief Operational Officer). The next functional level is the office of the CEO, his receptionist, and the secretary for all three executive levels CIO, CFO, and the COO. The office of the CIO include the network administrator, and two IT technicians. The office of the CFO include a director of accounting who has a contracting officer, a CPA, and two accounting technicians. This office also includes a general counsel with a paralegal. The office where the magic happens is the COO this office includes the below graph according to “Lafluer Trading Company” (2013):
Collaboration Processes and Action Plans
The collaboration process among the functional areas for the Lafleur Trading Company includes human resources and information technology. Human resources starts with the executive officers, the next step is adding the CEO branch which includes the receptionist and secretary, next is the CIO, this branch includes the networking administrator and information technician, the next branch is the CFO, this includes the financial department, and we come to the last branch the COO, this includes all personnel in the operating system (Lafluer Trading Company, 2013). Lafleur Trading Company has a variety of networking capabilities from their 1000base T, CAT5 computers to their top-of-the-line printers, and iPhones in the executive offices, to their 15” laptop and iPhones in the remote office networks. This will all coordinate through the w Cisco Aironet 3500 wireless Access Point system (Lafluer Trading Company, 2013). It is important for each of these systems to coordinate with one another so the...
References: LaFluer Trading Company. (2013). Retrieved from https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/CIST/VOP/Business/Lafleur/intranet/index.asp
LaFluer Trading Company. (2013). Retrieved from https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/CIST/VOP/Business/Lafleur/intranet/information-technology/entity-relationship-diagram.asp
Lafluer Trading Company. (2013). Retrieved from https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/CIST/VOP/Business/Lafleur/intranet/human-resources/executive-officers.asp
Pearce, J,A. II., & Robinson, R. (2009). Strategic management: Formulation, implementation, and control -New York, NY: McGraw-Hill (11th ed.). Retrieved from The University of Phoenix eBook Collection database.
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