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General Motors

GENERAL MOTOR At the new General Motors, they are passionate about designing, building and selling the world’s best vehicles. This vision unites of GM as a team each and every day and is the hallmark of their customer-driven culture. Based on an article published by Uncommon Thought in 2005, one of the biggest concerns relating to the day to day operations of General Motors was the increasingly erratic cost of fuel. Because GM relies on a steady supply of fuel for transportation of their vehicles...

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General Motors

States government have assumed control of General Motors? If you were to read a story in the news that a government had assumed control of a private company, what country might come to your mind? Possibly Russia, Cuba, China, maybe even Vietnam? Probably the United States would be the furthest from your mind. Not everything the United States government does should be considered socialistic, but obtaining control of the private company General Motors was an act of socialistic behavior. As Lake...

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General Motors

The development of Visions, Values, and Missions, provides the organization with a Strategy compendium from which to create a performance based organization that creates Value for the company, its employees and customers. How General Motor is organized? General Motors is a publicly traded company who has had great success but also being in the risk to losing everything, they had to think and act correctly. Choosing the correct way has save them and they are still going to be for a long time. I...

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General Motors

General Motors was founded in September of 1908 by William Durant during a time that there were less than 8,000 in the United States. Durant was already known in Flint, Michigan for his horse drawn vehicles. “At its inception GM held only the Buick Motor Company, but in a matter of years would acquire more than 20 companies including Oldsmobile, Cadillac, and Oakland, today known as Pontiac.”(History & Heritage-Creation,” 2014) General Motors set the tone in the automobile industry with design...

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General Motors

General Motors Corp., the world's largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader for 75 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 327,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 33 countries. In 2005, 9.17 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. GM operates one of the world's leading...

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Summary After three years bailed out by the federal government, General Motor Co. set a goal of making $10 billion a year which is an unthinkable goal. In 2012, GM report 2011 net income about $8 billion and its highest ever campare to 2010 with gain nearly twice which is $4.7 billion are growth in China and strong profit in North America. GM also aims over next several years to raise its profit margin to 10% from current margin of about 6% and would be among the highest in the auto industry. The...

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General Motors SWOT Analysis

General Motors S.W.O.T Analysis General Motors Corporation (GM) is primarily engaged in the production of vehicles. It designs, manufactures and markets car, trucks, and other automobile parts all over the world. GM has a strong brand portfolio gives it significant competitive advantage. However, sustained decline in light vehicle sales as a result of increasing durability of vehicles and weak economic conditional pressure on the overall performance of the company. Strengths Weakness ...

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General Motors Case

General  Motors  Case   General  Motors  had  a  faulty  management  strategy  causing  the  firm  to  go  into   bankruptcy.  One  of  the  key  components  that  led  to  failure  was  neglecting  to   collaborate  between  global  divisions.  As  a  multinational  corporation,  General   Motors  operated  did  not  have  sufficient  collaboration  between  divisions...

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General Motors Pest Analysis

General Motor’s Strategic Analysis pressure from substitute or complementary products, (4) bargaining power of buyers, and (5) bargaining power of suppliers. 1. Rivalry between existing competitors With the rise of foreign competitors like Toyota, Honda and Nissan in the 1970's and 80's, rivalryin the American auto industry has become much more intense. Firms compete on both price andnon-price dimensions. The price competition erodes profits by drawing down price-cost marginswhile non-price competition...

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IGNACIO LOPEZ - GENERAL MOTORS

and industrial espionage. “Jose Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua was known as the "Grand Inquisitor" and "Super Lopez" during his tenure at General Motors, a wizard of cost reduction and streamlined production” (Vettraino, 2008). He is one of the most respected individuals in the automobile industry .Under the leadership of Jack Smith, the Chairman of General Motors, Lopez revolutionized GM in the area of cost-control. He is noted for striking hard bargains with suppliers and will push till he attained...

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