Problem Statement: Â Talk about the major problems in this case and how you would solve them. Â You only using the time frame in the case and what is currently happening at Middleby. Â I hope everyone has figured out that Middleby is on the brink of bankruptcy and everyone in the marketplace knows it. Â They promote this guy name Selim Bassoul to COO and he has this bold five point plan to turnaround the company. Â He is so crazy he wants to buy this company called Blodgett with debt. Â Â It is stated in the case: this overaggressive acquisition strategy is the very thing that got Middleby close to bankruptcy. Â You must decide in the case of whether you think Bassoul plans is going to work based on the evidence in the case. Â You do not know the future. Â We know it worked, but you have to blank that out of your mind and think about Â it as if you were a board member– would you approve this merger. Â Make a judgment on Bassoul’s five point plan and his proposed purchase of Blodgett.
SWOT Â Analysis; Â Â Make sure you have separate out each element and explain what this SWOT analysis means. Â
Global Perspective and Position: Â You must take a look at how Middleby’s Global Perspective and position in the marketplace play into Selim’s plan. Â The case talks about Global Branding Efforts. Â You must make some type of determination of what it means for a company to have a global perspective and whether Middleby has a proper one.Â
Alternatives: Â Based on the problem(s) you identified in the case what alternatives do you have to solve them. Â You just bullet these alternatives
Recommendations: Â Â This is the money section and it should never be just one paragraph. Â Â You are solving the problems you identified and tell Middleby what they should do going forward to remain a viable and competitive company. Â Make sure you address all the problems you stated in the problem statement.
Conclusion: Â You can reflect on what you found and learned in this case. Â You can talk about how Bassoul’s planned worked, but you may have had doubts based on the facts of the case.Â