Although the contract terminated annually, new contracts had been negotiated each year to the satisfaction of both parties, and Sampson had obtained the contract to manufacture motors for General again during Smithe proceeded to outline the events surrounding the contract to the president.
Smithe to come to his office. Smithe informed the president that his bid was the highest received, and he suggested that the president knew by approximately how much he was high.
At that point, the president of Sampson Products asked Mr. Moreover, there were strong indications that the U.
Jones and the president of the machine shop division of General visited Mr. General Company was one of the producers from whom a quotation was requested. Smithe set aside the shaft contract during the ensuing two weeks, partly as a result of his offer to the General representatives and also because he wanted to devote time to other problems.
When the contract was developed, it contained a clause that provided General with an option to cancel the agreement at any time, with a three-month notice to Sampson. Smithe decided to solicit competitive bids from several prospective suppliers.
The shafts were made of a special alloy that was in very short supply. It seems the president of the machine shop division needs the work and is eager to get the order. Sampson succeeded in making an average before-tax profit of 9 percent on this contract, Sanpson products management considered very satisfactory for this type of business.
After investigation, he selected four major motor shaft manufacturers that had outstanding reputations for quality, service, and efficient operations.
Jones, sales manager for the machine shop division of General, assured Mr. Sampson had been awarded the contract after bidding competitively against one of the other large motor manufacturers and five of the smaller firms. The chairman appeared to be exceedingly interested in getting that motor shaft contract you are presently considering.
Sales of Sampson replacement parts were normally made through channels such as small hardware stores and other home repair retail outlets. Smithe understood that the president had a widely recognized reputation as an extremely aggressive, hard-hitting, sales-minded executive.
General manufactured these shafts in its machine shop division, which had been acquired in a merger seven years ago. The company sold most of its products to manufacturers of refrigerators, automatic washers, and electric stoves to be installed as original equipment that usually retained the Sampson brand name.
In addition to the original equipment market, Sampson had obtained a significant portion of the replacement market for the products it manufactured.
Smithe that his company would exercise the option only in the case of highly unusual, unforeseen circumstances. Although Sampson was one of the largest producers of small motors in the United States, there were four other competing companies of comparable size, as well as several smaller manufacturers.
Smithe stated that normally second bids were not accepted, but because of previous friendship he would in this case accept a revised bid from General. Although Sampson was impressed by the performance of General shafts, Mr.
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The company sold most of its products to manufacturers of refrigerators, automatic washers, and electric stoves to be installed as original equipment that usually retained the Sampson brand name.
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President of Sampson should consider the concerns of both purchasing and sales along with their weightage to the companies objective and then take proper decision.
then that is the policy management should adopt.Download