Becton Dickinson – Case Study AnalysisGroup 5brought strategic control back into the hands of the worldwide business leaders, where tactical decisionswere better made. While not perfect, we do like the changes implemented in the 1996 SOF process.3.To effectively evaluate the SOF process, Jack Fuchs should begin with identifying objectives for allfunctional branches of the company, and the means by which these are conveyed throughout. Considering the global structure of the company, Jack should place great emphasis on analyzing communications, both content and flow, to determine if the process keeps all parties informed regardingperformance goals and expectations, which further enable a decentralized approach. Jack must identify the key metrics, such as budget-to-actual differential and forecasted sales-to-actual differential, with which to measure the ongoing performance of the company against the established SOF goals. A review of crucial decisions and deviations from traditional methods must also be evaluated to determine if key decision makers are effective and properly positioned. As with any business, the budgeting process mustbe analyzed, paying particular attention to the complexity by which budgets are developed for each company. The methods of check and balances should likewise be reviewed to establish the balance of power within the company, and personnel evaluations must be of importance to verify the efficient use of resources.3
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- Summer '19
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