SCLT 2362 Lecture 1: case 4.1.rtf

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Case 4.1 Red Sport Market Company
There surely different ways that Fosdick could respond to the situation. Of course he
must respond immediately. So probably the best thing for him to do is refuse the sandwich,
indicate his surprise at a clear disapproval of the pilferage, and continue on his way to the
restaurant.
The closer controls on worker productivity, and on pilferage would have helped Red Spot
Market to reduce or eliminate the problems discussed in the case. I would say closer controls on
worker productivity, and on pilferage because that would be more convenient for the Red Spot
Market.
Fosdick, has a few options on what longer-range steps he should take to control the
operations of the Providence distribution center. The best choice for Fosdick is he should
implement a management style whereby he, rather than Bigelow, determine the pace of the
warehouse work. However, this is much easier said than done just because the fact that Bigelow
has such as overpowering influence.
Fosdick also has a few options on what longer-range steps he should take to improve the
Providence distribution centers productivity. The best choice for Fosdick is that he first consult
with Easter to determine whether the company is going to keep or dump Bigelow. It sees that
Bigelow appears to hold the key to the warehouse workforce’s productivity and a few schemes to
increase output will succeed without his blessings. On the other hand Fosdick and Easter might
also attempt to incorporate productivity measures into the distribution centers next labor
contract.
Fosdick also has a few options on what longer-range steps he could take to reduce the
distribution centers high rate of shrinkage. The best choice for Fosdick is a gain after consulting
with Easter, a decision must be reached as to how quickly and how forcefully the company is
going to end the “free” lunch program, because that appears to be a main cause of shrinkage.
Fosdick and Easter might also incorporate a shrinkage target into the next labor contract and
perhaps link performances bonuses to his target.
Fosdick might say that the practice is a form of stealing and clearly unacceptable to the
company. If there are behavior clauses in the union contract. Fosdick might invoke them. He
could emphasize that the pilferage has made Providence a high cost warehouse and if these high
costs are within a certain time frame, then the facility could be shut down.
You might argue that management has known about the practice for a long time and, by
not eliminating it, has tacitly accepted it. Yu could also argue that the practice is not much
different from management’s use of company phones and company cars for personal activities.
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There surely different ways that fosdick could respond to the situation. So probably the best thing for him to do is refuse the sandwich, indicate his surprise at a clear disapproval of the pilferage, and continue on his way to the restaurant. The closer controls on worker productivity, and on pilferage would have helped red spot. Market to reduce or eliminate the problems discussed in the case. I would say closer controls on worker productivity, and on pilferage because that would be more convenient for the red spot. Fosdick, has a few options on what longer-range steps he should take to control the operations of the providence distribution center. The best choice for fosdick is he should implement a management style whereby he, rather than bigelow, determine the pace of the warehouse work. However, this is much easier said than done just because the fact that bigelow has such as overpowering influence.

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