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Turnaround Strategy

Turnaround Strategy

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Turnaround Strategy

  1. 1. Turnaround Strategy Submitted by: Tanmay jana Submitted To: Prof. Rishi Taparia
  2. 2. What is Turnaround Strategy ? • Turnaround strategy means to convert, change or transform a loss-making company into a profit making company. • It helps the sick company to stand once again in the market. • It tries to reverse the position from declining sales to increasing sales, from weakness to strength, and from an instability to stability.
  3. 3. Why Turnaround Strategy? Declining market share Negative profit Falling gross and Net margins Increasing cost Declining performance measures Low turnover Miss management
  4. 4. Managing turnaround strategies • Joining internal turnaround team with external specialist. • Consulting with external turnaround specialist. • Removing the top management and merging with healthy organization.
  5. 5. Approaches of Turnaround Strategy • Surgical Strategy • Non-Surgical Strategy
  6. 6. Internal factors External Factors Declining Sales or margins Imminent bankruptcy Low High Cost Reduction Asset reduction Stability Efficiency maintenance Entrepreneurial reconfiguration Recovery Cause Severity Retrenchment phase Recovery phase Turnaround Situation Turnaround response
  7. 7. Turnaround of
  8. 8. Problem Faced by Lou Gerstner Problem in Approach 1. Lack of sophisticated marketing techniques and PR policies 2. Disconnect between research market 3. Strained relationship with customer Management Problems 1. High beaurocracy 2. Executive – Customer disconnect 4. Low emphasis on marketing Costs 1. High overhead costs 2. More employees than needed
  9. 9. Steps taken by Lou Gerstner Cost Reduction 1. Sold of some non core business 2. Focus on not breaking up the company 3. Reducing expenses by 9% Remaking the Brand 1. O&M’s global advertising campaign: solution for a small planet 2. Product rationalization and focus on Brands Change Management 1. Executive that rested the global approach were fired Organizational Changes 1. Reorganized into global organization – CEC & WMC 2. Attention to sales organization 3. Reduction in board size 4. To reduce bid preparation time: Sales team split into 2– the Product Specialists and CRMs
  10. 10. Impact of the Strategies • Standardization in product and processes • Global positioning • No. 1 company for leaders (Fortune) • No. 1 green company in the U.S. (Newsweek) • No. 2 best global brand (Interbrand) • No. 18 most innovative company (Fast company) • IBM's brand was valued by Interbrand at $75.5 billion in 2012

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