This Case is about COMMUNICATION, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, INFLUENCE, LEADERSHIP, MANUFACTURING, ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE, ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
PUBLICATION DATE: October 27, 2015 PRODUCT #: 916535-HCB-ENG
Ed Claiborne is a freshly appointed Corporate Vice President of Procurement for DRW Technologies of the company that manufactures advanced military systems with almost 21 plants in the United States.Claiborne was hired from a different business from inside the business, as well as the news of his coming was declared in an e-mail to Plant Managers and corporate executives in the organization newsletter.
Before he’s even met with the procurement team, Claiborne is assigned his first job of cutting procurement prices and messaging the news to the business. Claiborne determines to send the message via e-mail, as well as the message is fulfilled with surprising results. This case is suitable in Courses in General Management, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Management Communication. Plain language and the duration make this case appropriate for pupils that are unfamiliar to the case method.