The paper "Engineering Products" is a good example of an engineering and construction essay. Engineering Products produces fasteners for industrial consumption. The company had to cut many of its activities due to cost inflation and stiff competition. It cut most of its other production houses to concentrate on the automotive, defence and a few industrial services. Concentrating purely on the export market, the company relocated most of its 33,000 employees abroad. The company has a far greater presence in the automotive sector, so it’ s but natural for the management to retain most of its employees in that industry.
While 69% of the total workforce was stationed in Europe, an equal number of employees made up the percentage in the U. S and UK. As the strength of the workforce in Europe was considerably more, it is but natural to guess that the volume of sales in Europe far exceeded that of the U. S and UK at 21%. While the sales of cars varied among the countries in Europe, they were all produced in similar ways, requiring components that matched the same specifications. This led to the demand for standardization of their operations.
Since there were many multinational first-tier suppliers, Engineering Products had to get their act together to perform on par if not better to enhance their sales over others. This meant that the company had to restructure the way it operated and how its managers could inculcate more motivational strategies to bring out better performance. 2.0Overview The impetus for change was brought about by the demands of its customers. Till then, EP served the local markets in the UK and had operated in a decentralized manner.
The challenge with internationalization in creating management structures; senior directors had to examine new processes to adapt to meet the challenges. This called for the restructuring of the current practices through a learning process for engineers, similar to the one taught at the ‘ International College of Engineering’ , and the creation of an international cadre of managers.
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