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Case study:-The Tale of Two Mehtas

Presented by:Saachi Mahajan Pooja Gupta Abhimanyu

Lachhman Das Mehta and Bishan Das Mehta were two employees in weighit corporation. LDM joined the stores department ,after leaving his M.COM studies; as chief storekeeper. BDM was short,fair,jovial and very hardworking and joined purchase department of Weighit corporation ltd. ,after leaving his studies(Diploma in electrical engineering) two months before his final examination.

LDM joined the company 20 days earlier than BDM. LDM and BDM both disliked each other. Weighit corporation was in business of manufacturing mechanical weighing machines. Dr. Kirti jain was recruited as GM in weighit corporation ltd.

Before recruited in weighit corporation,he used to work with Nikhil weighit. Dr. jain had gone to UK for two year training/working experience,when work with Nikhil weighit. After returned from abroad,Dr. jain does not join Nikhil weighit.

Main reasons for recruiting Dr.jain are: Management of weighit corporations wanted to find out cause of lower cost of similar weighing equipment made by Nikhil weighit. Dr. kriti jain help to set up manufacturing facilities for suitable state-of-the-art electrical/electronic weighing machines.

Nikhil weighit realised their mistake in letting Dr. jain join the competitor ; they reached Dr. jain with a better offer than weighit corporation. Dr. jain introduced cost-reduction measures at weighit corporation ltd. He wanted to create a Material Management Department headed by a Material Manager to whom all sub-sections would report.

There arose a war between two Methas.

LDM and BDM both claimed to be most suitable for the post of material manager. This is clear to Dr.jain that by promoting anyone introduce conflict in the corporation. This is case :what will Dr.jain do?

Steps for solution of a Case Study

The Problem Boundary limits The Case Assumptions Possible Solutions Relative evaluations and selection of best option Management principle applied Implementation plan Feedback and conclusion

The Problem
To recruit a Material Manager for Material Management Department at weighit corporation ltd.

Boundary limit
Company harmony should not be disturbed. Retaining the previous market share.

Dr. kirti has to manage the cost price reduction measures for better competition in the corporate. Manage the cost and buy best,suitable and efficient material for the equipments. To create Material Management Department headed by Material Manager.

As seeing the disturbances with in the employees of weighit corporation, Nikhil weighit will try to get benefit over the situation. Nikhil weighit may again approach to Dr.jain having better and best offer for him seeing the internal situation of weighit corporation .

Possible Solutions
May appoint someone from outside who is professional. May handle the job by Dr.jain till suitable person is not appointed. May appoint LDM as Manager and BDM as Assitant Manager. Leave the decision to the Board oF Directors of weighit corporation to appoint the Manager for Material Production unit.

Relative evaluation and selection of best solution

1. Appoint someone from outside. Merits: Good for company. Control on unwanted situations. Demerits: Spend money on expert. Expert may work on his own conditions.

2. Handle job by Mr. jain Merits: Manage the conditions properly. Work experience from UK. Demerit: Face criticism. 3. LDM as manager and BDM as assistant manager. Merit: LDM knows how to manage material.

BDM knows about the technology. Demerit: LDM may get feeling of superior. 4. Decision by BODs. Merits: No one will raise question against the decision. Maintain harmony in company. Demerits: LDM and BDM may have problem about

the decision.
Selection: Leave the decision to the Board oF Directors of weighit corporation to appoint material manager for material production unit.

Management principle applied

Principle of decision making.

Implementation plan
Benefit both employees and company. BODs should take all decisions.

Feedback and conclusions

Output and feedback from customers. Proper communication between company and employees.