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Running Head: Scotts Miracle-Gro: The Spreader Sourcing Decision Unit 7 1 Unit 7: Scotts Miracle-Gro: The Spreader Sourcing Decision Kaplan University School of Business and Management MT 460 Management Policy and Strategy Nadine T. Lawrence Professor: Dr. Dryce Date: Nov. 30, 2010
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Scotts Miracle-Gro: The Spreader Sourcing Decision Unit 7 2 Introduction In 1995, two leading companies merged to become the largest lawn and garden business in North America; they were Scotts Company and Miracle-Gro. The merge of these two companies would be renamed Scotts Miracle-Gro and it would put them in a position of being the leading seller and provider for do it yourself lawn and garden care. With the two companies coming together to form one, would mean changes and one of the changes that the director of operation would have to consider whether Scotts-Miracle-Gro was growing at a rate that would require outsourcing of their spreaders. Synopsis of the Situation After experiencing many ownership changes and finally merging with Miracle-Gro. Scotts acquisition in 1992 of a manufacturing company supplied Scotts Miracle-Gro with a facility for manufacturing their spreaders. To be more efficient Scotts leased two of the three buildings and moved their production of their spreaders in one building, but due to cost pressure because of the Temecula plant, the corporate
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