Create a case analysis. Case is attached. Hints for the Week 3 Case Study 1. What are the major strengths and weaknesses of Church & Dwight? 2. What are the major opportunities and threats facing Church & Dwight? 3. What are the strategic factors facing Church & Dwight? 4. What factors have led to Church & Dwight's long history of slow and stable growth? 5. Does Church & Dwight have any core competencies? If yes, what are they? 6. Does Church & Dwight have a distinctive competency? If yes, what is it? 7. Do you feel Church & Dwight?s strategy of family branding is an effective or ineffective marketing strategy for the company? Why? 8. Is there synergy between Church & Dwight?s two divisions (chemical and consumer products)? Should there be? 9. Does the stated mission for Church & Dwight correctly represent the entire company? 10. What strategy would you recommend to cash in on its environmental friendly products? Should this be an aggressive or conservative strategy? 11. What is your assessment of the outlook for Church & Dwight? 12. What is your assessment of the financial condition of Church & Dwight? CASE ANALYSIS FORMAT TEMPLATE Shown below is the format that your case analysis MUST be in. You should number and label each section and each item in each section. TITLE OF CASE I. INTRODUCTION A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. Summary statement of the problem: 2. Summary statement of the recommended solution: This section should be limited to a half page, single spaced. B. THE SITUATION A brief introduction and description of the organization and the present situation or conditions. This section is limited to one page, written in past tense, double-spaced, with one inch margins. At the end of this section, the author(s) of the case should be recognized. (Miller, p._). This means the author(s) of the case, not you or the authors of the textbook. Note: The only page spacing requirements for your Case Analysis are for the two sections above; however, for the remainder of your analysis, I would encourage you to use double spacing and one inch margins. II. ANALYSIS A. ANALYSIS OF THE SITUATION 1. Management 2. Operations 3. Marketing 4. Finance 5. Administration (Human Resources) 6. SWOT a. Strengths b. Weaknesses c. Opportunities d. Threats 7. Products or services Note: You are REQUIRED to use: The Boston Consulting Group Growth Share Matrix ? pp. 221/22; The General Electric Business Screen Matrix ? pp. 223/25; Porter's Five Forces ? pp. 110 thru 113; The TOWS Matrix ? pp. 182 thru 185; Miles & Snow's Strategic Types ? p. 117; Miles & Snow's Cellular Organization ? p. 288; The Strategic Audit ? pp. 163 and 34-1; Financial Analysis ? pp. 366 thru 369. for the Analysis of the Situation throughout this section. At least one of the above tools should be used in each part of this section. There is a document in the Doc Sharing area of the course, AN EXAMPLE OF USING THE TOOLS FOR YOUR SECTION IIA, ANALYSIS.doc that provides examples on how to use these tools, so please take a look at it. This section should be a minimum of four pages. B. PROBLEM DEFINITION 1. State the problem symptoms identified through the situation analysis, leading by logic to identification of the primary problem outlined in the case. The problem statement should identify the probable result of not taking action to correct the problem. 2. Define what is intended to be accomplished by correcting the problem, stating the set of objectives for the correction process (improvements over the current analysis). 3. Examine the causes of the problem. This section should be no more than two pages and you should number and label the three parts of this section (1. State the problem symptoms; 2. Define what is intended to be accomplished by correcting the problem; 3. Examine the causes of the problem.) and then address what each part asks you to present. III. SYNTHESIS A. ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS This section presents the alternative solutions developed for consideration to solve any identified or potential problems through accomplishment of the objectives defined in the problem definition section. The alternatives should ameliorate the causes listed for the problem. There should always be two or more alternatives. Each alternative should be listed, explained, and evaluated with respect to its ability to solve the problem and any possible side effects (good or bad). Each problem should be followed with an explanation of possible threats or alternative outcomes, and any risks associated with the use of the respective alternative course of action. This section should be a minimum of two pages. B. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION The final section of the report identifies the selected single best solution and why it is perceived the best. However, if you have identified Weaknesses/Threats/Problems in your analysis, you should also address them here as well. This section should be a minimum of two pages. References Listed in alphabetical order, following correct APA format requirements. The Reference page should be on a separate page by itself. Please follow the guidance at: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/.
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