Dashman Company

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This case study is based on the situation that prevailed in a company during the II world war. It was the period when America entered the war. The Dashman Company was one of the major suppliers of equipments to the US. Armed Forces. As a result of forecast in the purchase made by the20 units which worked as an autonomous body, Mr. Post was appointed to coordinate the purchasing activity by Mr. Mason, the president of the company.

Mr. Post with the support of his assistant Mr. Larson centralized all the purchase made over $10000. He informed the units about this through letter even though he was asked to visit the units rather than mailing them. It was also asserted by most of the units unwillingly.

Later to bridge the communication gap between the employees and the unit, Mr. Larson decided to ask Mr. Post to take a tour to the plants which are situated near by and to hold a meeting with the employees of the units to become familiar among them.

Thus the employees of the units can also understand that he is also one among the employee like him which facilitate in bridging the communication gap and ultimately result in the betterment of the company.

• As the communication being the basic problem, Mr. Post can make a courtesy visit to some of the closely located units. This may help him a bit familiar among the employees.

• In the case of peak purchasing period then Mr. Post can have conversation with the managers of the individual units through telephone. He can try to make them understand that he is also one among the employees and any development in the company is possible only with their support.

• The top level management of the company can...