This guide supports the MBA 19-20
Accounting, Organisational Behaviour and Technology & Operations Management Group Presentation Assignment
To try and investigate technical issues related to their production and manufacturing.
Use this information carefully as some of it is a little dated, 2017 or older.
A - Kraft Heinz's procurement problems
Following its merger, and after a period focused on cost-cutting, Kraft Heinz has experienced major write-downs, restatement of financial disclosures, as well as extensive scrutiny of its ‘zero based budgeting’ approach and procurement processes. You are advising new CEO Miguel Patricio on how to solve the operational, organisational and accounting challenges related to the company's procurement processes.
B - Tesla's delivery problems
Last year, Tesla claimed to have resolved the Model 3 production problems. This year, as market participants continue to question the financial viability of the company, as well as Elon Musk's capacity to lead, Tesla has focused on controlling costs, for example through changes to its dealerships. The company is now facing reports of problems with its delivery of cars to customers, as well as poor customer service. You are advising Tesla CEO Elon Musk on how to solve the operational, organisational and accounting challenges related to Tesla’s delivery of cars to customers.