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Consolidated Products: The Santek Images Business Unit Consolidated Products is a $21 billion company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The company’s five business units, which offer a wide array of products and services, are the result of an aggressive strategy of mergers and acquisitions starting in the late 1980s. Exhibit 1 provides an overview of Consolidated Products and its five primary business units. The corporate staff is surprisingly small, comprised of general management, legal staff, and human resources. Part of the reason for this small staff is due to the eclectic array of businesses housed within one corporate entity. A Business Week editor recently commented that “Consolidated Products could easily be broken up into five separate companies, since at one time it was five separate companies.” The editor also said that if the company “ever learned how to leverage its size in the marketplace, Consolidated Products could be a Wall Street powerhouse!” While Consolidated Products is a global corporation with facilities around the world, it operates each business unit as a highly independent and decentralized company. The corporate culture is best described as entrepreneurial, with each business unit being headed by an executive vice president who has complete profit and loss accountability. A review of the five units indicates that each faces a wide range of sourcing issues. Since sourcing is a process, it comes as no surprise that some of the issues are common to more than one unit. SANTEK IMAGES Santek Images produces instant film and the imaging products that use that film for industrial applications. Increasingly, Santek has shifted much of its production requirements to oversees producers. The outsourcing of finished products, also called Exhibit 1 Consolidated Products (2001) Consolidated Products Headquarters Engineered Materials Santek Images Industrial Systems
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course BADM Purchasing taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Oklahoma.

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