To run a successful business, it just takes a lot of planning. You want to provide a superior product or service to your customers, and always treat them well. Take risks if they benefit your company..i think philips has to follow these things to maintain its success..
"Seriously, you have to cut another $400 million or so to reach targets two years out? What are you going to cut? What do these cuts mean in the long term for employee morale and supply chain partner confidence? What next? "
It is evident that Phillips executives are trying to wright a wrong. In addition the economic global downturn is another added pressure. Whatever the situation, I hope the decision to further cut $400 million yields target results
a while a go I read an article about Philips, and they have the goal of reducing cost by implementing the best projects from their AMC (Autonomus Manufacturing Center) where the employees have the opportunity to compite with the projects and innovations around the globe, they called "Loving and living the brand".
this has increased their motivation for cost reduction in more than 30 countries where Philips has prescense and motivate the employees to grown inside the company.
Idon´t think Philips will have strugle to mantain the level of success they have so far.
I think it is not a big deal for the company like philips to understand where it is going wrong. Fundamentally your sales or not as good as before. It may not be because of slow down but it may be because every one have the product you are trying to sell or may be you are losing market share to competeitors. To alleviate this probably philips should venture into new businesses or launch new products or reduce the profit margins on your products.
Another flurry of news forces a pause and raises the obvious question: What's really going on there?
@Jennifer, I think no body knows what is really going on in the market. If we look at the stock market swings it moves up sharply one day and moves down sharply the next day indicating that the market sentiment are mixed. That is why even CEOs are finding it tough to sense the mood of the market.
Jay_Bond: I have the same questions. While I agree with the others in that another global slowdown (in Spain, it's still the same slowdown, not a new one) will force all companies - big and small - to evaluate and adjust operations and budgets and Philips is wise to take steps now, I wonder what bugs are still hiding under rocks that may not been turned over yet. Or maybe Philips has already turned over the rocks and that's what they found. Guess we'll see what guidance they give in the coming quarters.
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