SWOT of the J.M. Smucker Company


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The J.M. Smucker Company SWOT: family ownership, human resources dynamics, and conflict resolution
From the 2009 Annual Report of the J.M. Smucker Corporation, the organization has improved sales significantly, in spite of a global downturn following the economic crash of 2007. J.M. Smucker has drawn an impressive record for the management of assets, amassing $8,192,161 in total assets (in thousands of dollars) as of the fiscal year 2009, in stark contrast to a relative meager $2,635,894 managed in the fiscal year 2005. The company is in an overall powerful position in its market, extending product span to include practically any item that can be purchased in a supermarket. In any aisle of any supermarket, a J.M. Smucker product can be...
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.....ing which may render the family leadership model obsolete. The learning curve for this process is great, and unfortunately, J.M. Smucker may not have time to adjust. It is conceivable in the competition for global dominance, which J.M. r must be prepared to change itself on a corporate level if it were to mean greater profitability. This much is owed to the investors: “Great grandfather would be proud” (Jones and Kahaner 329).
J.M. Smucker Company 2009 Annual Report. (n.d.). J.M.Smucker Annual Report. Retrieved March 26, 2011, from www.annualreports.com/HostedData/AnnualReports/PDFArchive/sjm2009.pdf
Jones, P., & Kahaner, L. (1995). Say it & live it: 50 corporate mission statements that hit the mark. New York: Doubleday.