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The aim of this study is to find out the purpose of this local manufacturing company, which has been in existence for over fifty (50) years and how the economy and the community benefited from this company.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Aim of Study Acknowledgements Introduction - background information about the business - Mission statement/objectives - Limitations Method of data collection Profile 1 - Organizational Principles Type of business - advantages and disadvantages Organizational structure/chart Functional areas of the business Legal issues Evaluations and recommendations Profile 2 - Production and Marketing Factors of production Location of Industry Industrial linkages Marketing strategies/activities Transportation and storage Consumerism Evaluation and recommendations Profile 3 - Finance and Introduction to Economics Sources of capital Insurance Profitability of the business Economic contribution Social contribution Evaluation and recommendations Bibliography Appendices Aim of Study The aim of this study is to find out the purpose of this local manufacturing company, which has been in existence for over fifty (50) years and how the economy and the community benefited from this company. Also, what type of diversification was introduced in order to maintain existence and not lose the original product with which the company started its operations. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like first and foremost, to give God thanks for giving me the ability and the strength to complete this assignment. I also wish to thank my Aunt for her assistance in compiling information. I would like to thank Mr. James at CGA Limited for taking the time to meet with me and for answering my questions. Finally, I would like to thank my teacher Mrs. Tai, for her step-by-step assistance in completing this School Based Assessment. METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION Information was collected by-: * Discussions with the manager * Collecting relevant documents and samples I visited the CGA Limited, met with and interviewed the Assistant Research & Development Manager. ...read more.

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Albrosco Limited - C. G. A. produces the Brillo soap, which goes on the Brillo pad. A.S. Bryden - C.G.A. produces the range of Jojovera Soap. Delinquent customers who credit goods and after an extended period of time do not pay for these goods, are made to face legal proceedings. This is done by either the company collecting all outstanding bills or, these bills are forwarded to the company's lawyer who would write the creditor. If they do not respond, the matter then goes to court. The company's Industrial Relations Consultant at the Industrial Court handles all matters pertaining to workers. C.G.A. is situated in Laventille, which is a residential area, and legal charges would be incurred if the company were found to be discharging effluent into the drains in the area. PROFILE 2 PRODUCITON AND MARKETING C.G.A. utilizes the factors of production Land, Labour and Capital in the production process. Production department can only produce goods as they receive instructions from the Marketing Department. At CGA, production is done in five different departments. They are: - 1. Laundry and Toilet Department 2. Detergent Department 3. Lard and Margarine Department 4. Oil Filling Department 5. Copra/Metal Department Both human labour and technical resources are utilized in the daily processes of production. Every day, the Quality Assurance Department provides "Batch Cards" with the formulation to produce each product scheduled for production, as stated in the monthly production plan. Every morning, production would receive from Warehouse Stores (Land) all the raw materials and packaging required to start production the next day at 6:00 a.m. ...read more.

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All Finished goods being exported are also covered by insurance. CGA Limited rely on its products to make profits. In order to increase profits, Contract Manufacturing was introduced. This allows CGA to manufacture on a contract basis for the following companies:- * Johnson & Johnson Baby soap range Shine & Life range Shower to Shower range * Albrosco & Company Limited Brillo soap - to be used on Brillo pads * A.S. Bryden & Company Jojovera soap * Gopaul & Company Leah Blue Laundry soap * Hi-Lo Food Stores We bottle and label Cuisine brand cooking oil CGA acts as an agent - buys finished goods and markets same to make a profit:- USA Detergent Inc of the United States XTRA Classic Laundry Detergent Nice'n Fluffy Fabric Softener Country Air Scented Candles (This range of products did not move on the market sot he imports were discontinued). "ABSORMEX" of Mexico Soft Tails Pampers Economax Bulk Pack Pampers Querubin Gel Aloe Pampers (This range of pampers are presently doing quite well on the market for our Caribbean customers). CGA contributes to the social and economic development of the economy in three major ways:- Employment - CGA employs approximately 110 persons: Administrative, Junior Staff and Factory workers. Administration and staff are hire via employment agencies or recommendations. Factory workers via recommendations or random picks by the main gate. Charities and Donations - CGA gives willingly to schools, orphanages and many other charitable organizations. Agriculture - After the oil is extracted from the copra, the remaining pulp is bagged and sold. This is called 'meal' and this meal is used for farmers as animal feed. ...read more.

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