Requirement for the Reflection: Students will reflect on the connection


Requirement for the Reflection:

Students will reflect on the connection between knowledge concepts for courses they are enrolled for the current semester and how those have been, or could be, applied in the workplace.

1.)Project Management (250 words)

2.)Strategic Decision Making (250 words)

Case study 


27.  Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) 

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington and the world’s largest coffee company, being a premier roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Starbucks has over 24,000 stores in 76 countries. The company provides customers with the “Starbucks Experience” – comprised of excellent customer service, clean stores, appropriate music, and a comfortable setting. Currently, Starbucks’ Americas segment generates about 69 percent of total revenues. Millions of people every day meet at Starbucks to talk, do business, complete work, and chat with friends. The music selected to play in the stores enhances the relaxed look and feel of the coffeehouse. Starbucks offers a full coffeehouse experience, complete with premium teas, fine pastries, and other sweets. The company also sells a variety of coffee and tea products through licensed stores, grocery stores, and foodservice accounts. Several brands associated with Starbucks are Teavana, Tazo, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, and Ethos.

In February 2018, Starbucks and JP Morgan Chase began offering the Starbucks Rewards Visa Card, a co-brand credit card integrated directly into the Starbucks Reward loyalty program. Customers using this Visa card earn Stars with every purchase both in and out of Starbucks stores, and can redeem their Stars for food and beverage items at more than 8,000 participating Starbucks locations. Cardholders also become members of the Starbucks Rewards loyalty program comprised of more than 14 million members. Later in 2018, Starbucks and Chase plan to offer a second co-branded product, the Starbucks Rewards Visa Prepaid Card.

Starbucks’ fiscal year ends on September 30. For the company’s fiscal Q1 2018 that ended 12-31-17, revenues increased six percent to a record $6 billion, with comparable store sales up 2 percent. For that Q1, company’s revenues from stores in China increased 30 percent, with comparable store sales up six percent. Starbucks as a whole is performing really well.

  Write around 4pages for below 

Problem Statement 

  • What is the      primary problem in the case? Secondary problems? What are the ramifications of these problems in      the long run? Short run? Include quantitative and qualitative      analysis in your response.

Strategic Plan

  • Based on the problem      identified, develop a 5-year strategic plan for the company. This plan should include:

1. Clear vision, mission statement and core values

2. SMART objectives to solve the problem

3. Corresponding strategies for the objectives identified

4. Implementation plan

5. Key Performance Indicators to monitor progress

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