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Global Operations Management Globalization strategies haves changed the face of international business. The Internet and technological advances have opened doors for smaller organization to participate in the global market. Today with all the advances in technology more companies have become more global in their commercial activities. Ease of access to new markets for supply and demand, faster and more reliable global transportation, greater levels of technical capability in developing countries has contributed to this event. However, competition has become a great challenge to the success of global business management but many companies are rising to these opportunities (Approaches to Global Business Managements, 2008). One of the reason companies have become more competitive in the global business environment today is because they want to expand their markets and maximize their profits. These companies know there are great opportunities in other countries for them to expand and serve these markets. One of the companies that have shown a strong presence in other countries is Colgate-Palmolive (CL). Colgate’s brand strength in foreign countries has allowed the company to command impressive market share and high profit margins. Colgate-Palmolive was founded in 1806, and since then it has managed to become one of the world’s largest consumer products companies by market share with commercial presence on six continents.
Colgate has grown into a multinational corporation known for its toothpaste and oral hygiene products. About half of Colgate’s sales come from rapidly growing markets in other countries. Over three quarters of the company’s revenues comes from outside the United States (Colgate-Palmolive Company, 2011). In 2010, Latin America represented Colgate’s single largest source of revenue and the company has maintained consistent positive sales growth in…...

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