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Strategic Implementation Case: JM Smucker Company

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I need some help in gathering some ideas to write a paper dealing with the Strategic Implementation of the JM Smucker Company (see attachment Case05 and Background Material) assignment instructions. Please refer to the background material section in the above mentioned attachment for references needed.

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This paper is an evaluation of previous modules for the development of final report that evaluates the fit or lack-of-fit between JM Smucker's mission, strategy, and organizational components critical to strategy implementation. This report illustrates that in JM Smucker, there is an appropriate fit between its mission, strategy and organizational components. The conclusion of the report is derived by evaluating the mission, vision, SWOT, strategy, and strategic choices identified in the previous modules. As well, fit is also identified through the analysis of the structure, systems, people, and culture at JM Smucker and their effect on its strategy implementation process. The evaluations and analyses recommend that the company need to maintain this fit in the present competitive environment by advancing its different organizational components.

Introduction

The significant aim of this paper is to analyze the fit or lack of fit between the company's mission, strategy and organizational components (structure, systems, people and culture) vital to the strategic implementation". For attaining this aim of the paper, first of all, review of the mission and vision of the company, company's structure, systems, people and culture will be done. Next to this, the effect of these organizational components will be determined in concern to the company strategic implementation. This evaluation will assist in evaluating the fit - or lack of fit - between the company's mission, strategy, and organizational components critical to the strategic implementation.

Analysis of JM Smucker Company

Company Vision, Mission, SWOT, Strategy and Strategic Choices

Vision:
The company's vision is "own and market food brands that hold the number one market position in their relevant category with an emphasis on North America (Abrahams, 2007).

Mission:
Mission of the company is to serve its consumers with best consumers' quality products like fruit spreads, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, health foods and natural beverages that help them in creating memorable mealtime moments.

The vision of the company evidences that it is operating with a highly effective and deterministic vision of attaining number one position in the industry and North America. This vision of the company is quite helpful in its present leading position. Its vision statement articulates its future and the community that it serves. It assists the company and its management in identifying the aspects still needs to be attained that are most essential for an effective and inspiring vision (Hickman, 2009). The vision of JM Smucker, assist it in bestowing credibility and motivation to the attainment of its mission statement.

The mission of JM Smucker states that its management has developed its mission with appropriate time frame and considerations and due to this it is quite effective for its all business proceedings. Its mission reflects number of ...

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This solution provides a paper that discusses the strategic implementation of the JM Smucker Company.

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