Caterpillar Inc.’s Short-Term and Long-Term Goals

Identify Caterpillar Inc.’s short-term and long-term goals identified by the company. Annual reports provide a multitude of information. Goals are usually quantified and given timelines.

Identify the mergers and acquisitions of the last five years and their specific impact on performance and the achievement of goals. Determine which of the 35+ mergers and acquisitions is most critical in terms of performance and achievement of goals. Defend your choice. What are the global operating strategies utilized, and how effective is the operational plan?