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Case good year tire

  1. 1. COMPANY BACKGROUND <ul><li>The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by F. A. Seiberling in Akron, OH. </li></ul><ul><li>Goodyear specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of tires for automotive and industrial applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Operate 60 plants in 26 countries for distribution to 185 countries around the globe. </li></ul><ul><li>Revenues are generated through five operating units based on geographic regions – North America, Latin America, European Union, Asia Pacific, and Eastern Europe (which includes the Middle East and Africa). </li></ul>Case Study: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  2. 2. Cases Overview <ul><li>Sears management had approached Goodyear about selling the company’s popular Eagle brand tire in 1989--declined </li></ul><ul><li>Goodyear’s top management believed that such action undermine the tire sales->$38 million loss in 1990 and change Goodyear top management in 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>In 1992 The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company decided to reconsider about Sears offer. </li></ul>Case Study: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  3. 3. <ul><li>Why they consider? </li></ul><ul><li> Between 1987-1991, they realize that there is 3.2% decline in market share for passenger car replacement tire in US (=4.9M tire units) Nearly 2 million worn out Goodyear brand tire were being replaced annually at 850 Sears Auto Centers in Unites States </li></ul><ul><li>If Goodyear accept the proposal, it would represent a significant change in distribution policy and create conflict with its franchised dealer. </li></ul><ul><li>Also need to consider whether to sell only Goodyear Eagle brand or </li></ul><ul><li>all of its brands. </li></ul>WSOM BAFI 403 – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Valuation
  4. 4. <ul><li>D – Define the problem </li></ul><ul><li>E - Enumerate the decision factor </li></ul><ul><li>C - Consider relevant information </li></ul><ul><li>I - Identify the best alternative </li></ul><ul><li>D - Develop a plan for implementing the chosen alternative </li></ul><ul><li>E - Evaluate the decision and the decision process </li></ul>Decision Making Process Case Study: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  5. 5. Step 1: Define the Problems <ul><li>Decline in market share of replacement tires, and less repurchased tires. </li></ul><ul><li>2 million Goodyear tires were replaced by competition at Sears. </li></ul>Case Study: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  6. 6. Step 2: Enumerate the Decision Factors <ul><li>a) Alternative course of action </li></ul><ul><li>Accept Sears’ proposal by changing its distribution policy by including their own Goodyear seller, that will carry their brands exclusively, or continue sales to Sears, whilst considering which products within the product line is to be sold to Sears. </li></ul><ul><li>Reject Sears proposal and maintain as per before. </li></ul>Case Study: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  7. 7. Step 2: Enumerate the Decision Factors (Cont..) <ul><li>b) Uncertainties </li></ul><ul><li>Dealers may influence customers to buy other brand since only a few buyers are knowledgeable enough when it comes to tires. </li></ul><ul><li>Brand loyalty and tires are highly elastic products. </li></ul><ul><li>Product cannibalization, between Sears and franchised dealers. </li></ul>Case Study: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  8. 8. Step 3: Consider Relevant Information (4p’s Analysis) Case Study: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  9. 9. Step 3: Consider Relevant Information (4p’s Analysis) (Cont..) Case Study: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  10. 10. Step 3: Consider Relevant Information (SWOT Analysis) (Cont..) WSOM BAFI 403 – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Valuation
  11. 11. Step 4: Identify the Best Alternative Case Study: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  12. 12. Step 4: Identify the Best Alternative Case Study: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company <ul><li>We have decided to accept the proposal, for the following reasons: </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the distribution channel would increase sales and revenue for Goodyear. </li></ul><ul><li>Sears would be able to recapture the market of replacement tires for Goodyear, and regaining the 2-million tires market at Sears. </li></ul><ul><li>As mentioned earlier, Goodyear relies heavily on replacement tires, and thus it would proof profitable to distribute them via Sears, as there is already a large market there. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to that, the next matter to be considered would be as to what products should be sold at Sears. Thus, we deem it best to just sell one product, which is the Eagle to Sears. This is to ensure that there is no product cannibalization between Sears and the franchise dealers, and at the same time, transfer all costs of promotion for Eagle to Sears, so that Goodyear can concentrate on the other products. </li></ul>
  13. 13. STEP 5 : DEVELOP A PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTING THE CHOSEN ALTERNATIVE <ul><li>  In this case, Goodyear would have a joint venture with Sears, allowing it to carry all its Eagle products. This would enhance its sales and minimize its cost, as the cost of promotion for the Eagle brand would be borne by Sears. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, Goodyear could enhance its promotional strategy through advertisement such as television, auto racing and F1 from the additional savings, and further promote the rest. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to that, Goodyear could have its own personal dealers, to help it in selling and marketing the other 12 products. This can be done by Goodyear, or franchised to franchisees willing to carry the products. </li></ul>Case Study: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  14. 14. STEP 6: EVALUATE THE DECISION <ul><li>They must ask two questions. </li></ul><ul><li>1) Was a decision made? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, a decision has been made and we would suggest that Goodyear to accept the proposal offered by Sears and to only sell one brand, the Eagle brand tire to Sears. </li></ul><ul><li>2) Was the decision appropriate, given the situation identified in the case setting? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, the decision made was appropriate. From the case, it is clear to see that Goodyear was suffering from loss in market share and profits, thus it is essential that the decision made be executed to ensure that Goodyear would regain its competitive advantage, regain its market share, and most importantly, turn its losses into profits. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Case Study: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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