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Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Goodyear is one of the world's leading tire companies. This strategic plan for Goodyear will focus on their passenger vehicle. The plan will focus on ways to strengthen the internal and external methods to ensure that products remain at the best they can be for consumers. In doing this, we will concentrate on pricing, product placement, positioning, and most importantly promotion. Promotion has continued to drive the business and this plan will focus on it continuing to do so for years to come.

Company Background & Milestones:
It all began in 1898. Goodyear’s founder, Frank A. Seiberling, purchased the company’s first plant with a $3,500 down payment. With just 13 employees, Goodyear production began with a product line of bicycle and carriage tires, and horseshoe pads. Since the first bicycle tire in 1898, Goodyear pedaled its way toward becoming the world’s largest tire company, a title it earned in 1916 when it adopted the slogan "More people ride on Goodyear tires than on any other kind," becoming the world’s largest rubber company in 1926.
Today, Goodyear measures sales of nearly $20 billion. Goodyear is currently the No. 1 tiremaker in North America and Latin America. Goodyear is also Europe's second largest tiremaker. In 2011, Goodyear posted net sales of $22.8 billion, up 21% over 2010. Net income available to common shareholders was $321 million in 2011. Goodyear operates 53 plants in 22 countries. Together with its subsidiaries and joint ventures, Goodyear develops markets and sells tires for most applications.

PART I: THE BUSINESS

Mission Statement: Constant improvement in our products and services to exceed the expectations of our customers and people.
Vision Statement: Become a market-focused tire company providing superior products and services to end-users and to our channel partners, leading to superior…...

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