The situation at J&J is pretty challenging to be solved. Restoring the successful position of the company in the market is practically impossible. As far as Weldon comprehends the decrease in quality, the most vital aim for the company is to re-establish high-qualitative production.
In order to do so, the previous employment settings should be applied. The production culture should be focused on quality, not the maximum profit. The future expansion of production can contribute to the enhanced speed of production. However, it can only be possible if the company retains its image and restores people’s trust. Therefore, it would be rational to create a special group checking the quality of the workers.
Another variant is to hold the product quality examination before the product is released for sale. Experts should have special knowledge on the examination subject. It is desirable to hire experienced people capable of checking the quality of all stages of production.
Expert groups can be chosen from state or governmental organizations. The experts from private organizations may be the preferable variant because they are less likely to be bureaucratized due to the higher payments.
Considering the huge losses caused by the many recalls of production, the company should consider modernization of the management system and the introduction of new quality production standards. As mentioned above, merging is one of the primary reasons for the decrease in quality. Therefore, if possible, the heads of the company should be reappointed.
Another variant is the restructuring of the aims and values of production. The consequent orientation on the speed of production can lead to the total bankruptcy of J&J. Considering the recalls report, the regulation policy and culture are urgent problems to be rapidly solved.
Selling some property of the company, which is not directly involved in the formation of profit, can also be a possible strategy to find additional finances. Closing some manufacturers can increase the level of control over production. Thus, the quality of products may be improved through the mentioned steps.