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James Elliot B483 11/2/18 W07 LT3 Group Assignment: Brentwood Associates & Jim Sharpe Jim Sharpe As a group we determined that Jim should spend some time getting to know the employees and how the plant operates. He needs to asses staffing needs or changes that would allow the plant to run more efficiently. He should take time to get to know his current customers and their needs, perhaps even complete some customer satisfaction surveys to gain a beter understanding of how operational changes improve customer satisfaction. He needs to review the financials and look for areas of concern and ways to remedy them. He’ll need to find ways to decrease expenses. Also, during the first six months he needs to begin evaluating the union situation, gathering information, and looking over the legal ramifications and issues with his lawyer. We don’t think he should jump in and take any immediate actions before doing due diligence in these important areas. After the first six months of gathering information, developing relationships, and collecting data, he can develop an action plan outlining the necessary improvements and changes with a timeline and description of where the necessary financial resources will come from. He should address the issues

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