Saint-gobain ; risk ; management : iseg ; assignment
I choose Saint-Gobain which is list in the European Stock Exchange. This company is a famous and well recognized firm in France and all around the world.
The main question is how this shaper became a European leader in distribution of building material? We notice that this company is very unique and has its own strategy to become the most famous European distributor. The company, in ten years, makes many purchases and synergies of some other firms that permit to it to constitute a European pole of distribution which generate more than 40% of its turnover. We notice that in Saint-Gobain many jobs co-existed from searchers to technicians to casher and that represent the diversification of the culture and also the diversification of its main activities (glass, canalization...).
The vertical integration and its numerous synergies are the result of Saint-Gobain's success and that surprise many managers of other firms because the company succeed in this strategy whereas many others failed.
The strategy of Saint-Gobain was really innovative and well organized but it also thanks to its research and development center which permit to the group to propose to their customers the best technologies and innovative products which will revolutionize the world of building material.
[...] Turnover increase between 2009 and 2010. And the ROI stay equal since 2007 (Around Saint-Gobain is a leader company present since a long time on the market and their customers believe in this firm. The risk is that Saint-Gobain suddenly has a bad reputation because of a cartel or a fraud. Economical crisis affect all segments of Saint-Gobain, it was a hard year for the company but the firm still expand its knowhow. The Company has to turn on the habitat sector which is prosper that mean that they will increase their turnover thanks to that Financial target are already defined each month by the zone director and they are reach thanks to the demand which is increasing in every countries. [...]
[...] Financial targets: European Crisis and Development: I read an article on the internet about the group and its development in Europe, the CEO of the firm is not afraid about the European crisis because that permit to the company to make more sales in period of crisis. It could be a little bit paradox because it could be very risky but it is true. European Crisis and Development could destroy the company which is French because of the depreciation of the Euro and its presence in Span, Portugal and Greece. This could turn the company in a financial crisis because they will lose customers which are present in the European countries that suffer from the European crisis. [...]
[...] Risk Management II ISEG/ISM – SUP5 1A Déborah DELIN Risk Management II Final Assignment Determine whether this firm had a serious set-back and/or drop in clippings and other information sources. Explain what happened if nothing negative has happened, describe what makes this company so successful (max 1-A4) I choose Saint-Gobain which is list in the European Stock Exchange. This company is a famous and well recognized firm in France and all around the world. The main question is how this shaper became a European leader in distribution of building material? [...]
[...] Thanks to their retail shop they attract more customer who privileged the facing contact. Moreover they could help customers with little material which are available in those retail shop. Business process targets: Their main objective is to enter on the Chinese and south American market which is a prosper market for the group. That could be risky because of the differential culture, so they have to train people who are already working in Saint-Gobain china in order to convince potential clients. [...]
[...] Even if the trainee of employees could be long that will permit to avoid many risks (losing customer, losing money, losing time ) When customers have a problem, they will have an answer in less than 24h. Moreover, the company proposes to them a special trainee and also an accompaniment during all the construction of the pipeline with specialists. The return response is very quick thanks to SAP. In fact, employees could know every instantaneously information regarding the problem that the client meet. Organization/HR targets: Saint-Gobain is well organized because they are organized by activities and that permit to the customer to not be loose in their range of product. [...]
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