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Who Owns Cadbury Ltd?

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Vocational A level Business Unit 1 Mandy Bacon Blue group Terms of Reference This report is being produced to fulfil the criteria requested for Unit 1 Business at work of the advanced VCE course in Business. My report is about Cadbury Ltd their in the confectionary market and produce and sell chocolate world wide. This report will include: 1 The objectives, organisational structure, culture and communication channels that operate with-in Cadbury ltd 2 An examination of how these factors interrelate in the way that can affect the success of the business 3 An explanation of how quality assurance and control systems help the business to add value to its products 4 Consideration of alternative methods of quality assurance and control 5 Consideration of how well Cadbury Procedure Who Owns Cadbury Ltd? In 1824 a young Quaker, John Cadbury, opened a shop in a fashionable part of Birmingham. For over 100 years Cadbury was essentially a family business and although non-family directors were appointed for the first time in 1943, the company retained many features of a family business until 1962 when a public quoted company was formed. Cadbury grew from strength to strength with new technology being introduced to make the Cadbury confectionery business one of the most efficient in the world. The merger of the Cadbury group in1969 with Schweppes and the subsequent development of the business have led to Cadbury Schweppes taking the lead in both confectionery and soft drinks markets in the Uk and becoming a major force in the international markets. Cadbury Schweppes is a major international beverage and confectionery company, selling much-loved brands in almost 200 countries worldwide. An example of some of the much-loved bands would be 7 up, Bassett's, Hall's, Turkish delight, Oasis and Jelly babies. The history of Cadbury Limited shows not only the growth of a highly successful confectionery business but also the development of social and industrial reforms, which became a model for modern industrial relations. ...read more.

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Surviving The businesses world is faced with rapid changes, as borders between nations disappear and competition increases, and so on. To survive to intelligent organisation adapts to the changing world. For example Cadbury have twice the Varity of chocolate bars than they did 30 years ago, as they popularity of chocolate has grown. Some of the companies that have not done so have lost favour with consumers and governments and have disappeared or been swallowed up by other companies. Providing services to the community If the business of business was just simply business we wouldn't find many organisations in this country who's key objective is to provide a service to the community. Such services are an important part of the function of organisations such as the BBC. While these organisations run many of their activities in a profit orientated way, this is not their sole concern. In addition, they seek to meet a responsibility to provide a service to the community. Charitable of non-profit services There are many organisations in this country that can be seen as comprising the charitable or 'not-for-profit' sector of the economy. Here the organisation's objectives are widely different from those with 'for-profit' organisations. Long and short-term objectives A long-term objective is an objective that will take months or even years to achieve. In order to achieve a long-term objective an organisation must identify and set specific practical short-term objectives, these help the organisation to meet their long-term objectives. Cadbury's long-term objective is to deliver consistently superior shareowner return. Organisations long-term objectives are closely related to its short-term objectives. This helps them to judge how successful you have been in meeting your objectives. The sooner you meet your objectives the nearer you are to achieving your mission statement. An example of one of Cadburys short term objectives would be to produce a new chocolate bar, which meets the needs of the customers better than existing chocolate. ...read more.

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For example credit control, invoices, double entry, tax, N.I and wages. After this has been sorted out they then set budgets. This is one of the most important function to Cadbury because it is here where they find out if the have made a profit or loss that year. If someone was to make a mistake on this department the could over/under budget for the next year which would cause a lot of problems especially if the over budgeted. Production Location manager - finding the right place to produce a product. In means of getting ingredients in and shipping goods out. Distribution manger - how you distribute the goods. Organisation manger - Organising everything so it goes to plan Mass production manager - Organising products so they get produced in mass quantities. In production it's all about producing the product/s, transporting it around the world, looking after the buildings and centralising and decentralising thing. For example each department can only be found at the HQ or head office. Cadburys could lose out on a lot of money if something would go wrong in the production or transportation of their products. In the worst circumstances they might have to through the whole batch away. Research and Development (P & D) T his is slightly like marketing. Where you find out information about the latest trends and develop the idea and information into products. If you have a bad P & D you could find yourself getting into lot of mess, by not being able to keep up with the rest of the market, therefore you lose trade and by losing trade you lose profit and in the end you become bankrupt. Administration In Administration is where all the letter, emails faxes are made and sent off. They also take all the calls set up meetings and collect all the paperwork from other departments. If you have bad admin staff and the phone calls and letters weren't sent out properly and the meeting not set up you would be in trouble because you would have very bad communication with suppliers, and all other departments. ...read more.

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