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XMGT 216 1/15/2012
A discussion about organizational ethics and values is as old as organizations themselves. and related needs in an unparalleled consumer environment because we ³shop the world´ for our products´ (Kudler Fine Foods. Kathy Kudler founded the store in 1988 and it has been very successful and they have even opened two more stores. What will be the deadlines for ordering in order for the product to make it to a particular store or stores? What time will the goods arrive so Kudler could ensure that they will arrive in a manner to cause the lease amount of disruption to the customer and the company? The company will need to be careful as to how the contracts are made with the vendors to ensure product delivery. wines. and of course their wine. By carrying organic produce. However. the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group. Ethics is defined as. Things that have to do with the economy and even ethically. in contracting with local farmers to use organic produce the company will need to go through some organizational changes. produce. Kathy Kudler and her administrative team have decided to contract with local vendors to bring organic produce to the stores for people that mainly enjoy different foods for gourmet cooking. The Kudler Fine Foods is transforming its produce to carry organically grown produce. this reinforces the company's desire to respond to the public desire to obtain goods that are not grown with synthetic chemicals. the company will need to be aware of the vendors ordering and shipping process. In the company's mission statement: "We will provide our customers the finest in selected foodstuff. As Kudler's Fine Foods converts to the local vendors. as well as ethical codes of conduct. With the magnitude of scandals that has come to surface over the years about unethical behaviors of corporate leadership. cheese and dairy and fine wines. cheeses. All of these wonderful things have come from around the country. The business process that could be affected with local vendors will change the company's process of obtaining goods for their stores. California that was created by Kathy Kudler. Things such as gourmet breads. The Kudler Fine Foods is type of market that can offer people many different things. The company will also need to enact new quality control standards to maintain the company's commitment to supplying quality foodstuffs at an affordable price. What started out as a small endeavor has grown into three stores throughout the San Diego metropolitan area. The affects of the supply chain from this decision may also have their impact on Kudler's. it is important that companies excel in achieving values-based organizations and leadership. Though as any other small business they also have their ups and downs too. 2010). Kudler Fine Foods is an upscale specialty food store located in San Diego. meat. or culture. . The three stores are located within existing shopping centers and contain the following departments: bakery and pastries.
Other contributing factors for ethical objectives are due to differences in a diverse of social economic backgrounds. operations. As is evidenced through memo and email communications. Under Kathy in the corporate structure a key director. they demonstrate a positivenegative asymmetry. 2008). in which three managers from the different locations report to her. With this being a small business with three stores that work closely together. the attitude of the organization is friendly and open. the consequences would be devastating because a perception of reduced respect in quality. If consumers were to witness unethical behavior in Kudler¶s business strategies. which makes part of the mission statement untrue. the clientele observation of Kudler¶s ethical behavior would be a direct relationship to one¶s willingness to purchase their up-scale products. she has established the personality of Kudler Fine Foods. In order to develop this mission. Based upon this. there is a lot of goods that are disposed of that are affecting the possible profits. ethics would have absolutely no valid meaning. educational levels and location among individuals. how do consumers respond to ethical behavior in the marketplace? According to (Trudel & Cotte. and our society would transform to utter chaos. Through her dedication to her gourmet products. Kathy Kudler is the founder and president of Kudler and she dictates all of the action that goes on within the organization. ³Everyone¶s behavior is ethical!´ Of course. therefore. From a business perspective. ³Consumers are willing to pay more for ethically-produced goods. Kudler Fine Foods operates under a very normal management structure. focus on new technologies and realize the reality of competition. For this very reason. Kathy Kudler is the founder and President. and liabilities of an organization. Unfortunately. Organizational culture can be difficult to ³define´ as the culture can consist of the attitudes and personalities from a collective group of employees that is often directed by leadership. creating an endless cycle of inconclusive values regarding a standard for ethical behavior. and more importantly.A manager¶s ultimate responsibility is to be ethical in his or her practices while managing employees. religious views. many of the employees know each other on a more personal level. whereby consumers will pay substantially less for unethicallyproduced goods´ (pg 740). Currently. we know if this were true. Some other issues associated with Kudler Fine Foods is that the workers are not all experienced in their position and Kathy is having trouble obtaining these needed experience workers. Some . Kudler Fine Foods needed to first develop a strong management team. organizations and litigators are continuously rewriting rules and regulations by which to operate. In consideration to the nature of business conducted by Kudler Fine Foods being a high-end grocery distributor. one might suggest. clientele. such an abundance of these particular rules promote need of interpretation. Harvey Stephens Kudler Fine Foods is ready for a change. These communications often contain jokes and personal references. In addition.
Some new technological strategies. If Kathy was to become sick. The issues here that are present could be easily resolved with the proper help and some reevaluation of the goods and services that are offered. It appears that the geographical location was a smart choice and it showed to be very profitable within the first nine months to a year. and a more experienced or special training will improve the problem areas and help with the ethical dilemmas presented. Since Kathy is the main person that does most of the work. but organizational structure also.of the perishable goods that are disposed of are donated to charities. but it is not such a good plan to continue buying the products that expire fast when one of the stores is not doing as well as the others. keeping it true. but not thoroughly. . and even customers experiencing disrespect or rudeness. different location for the Del Mar store. multiple issues can arrive such as orders not being processed when necessary. more accessible products with a longer life. if they cannot produce what they have presented would be not only an ethical issue of integrity. spoiled foods not being disposed of properly. she could use some experience help to help her make better business choices to complete her mission statement. Since Kudler offers the opportunity to purchase special orders and request. Kathy has developed a plan that was thought through. problems with profits.
2010. 2010 from www.. J. May 13.. Cotte. 2008.ncpa. Trudel.org . Does being ethical pays? Retrieved on September 19.References Axia College. Week 6-Access to the Virtual Organization: Kudler Fine Foods.R.
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