Review the Newell Rubbermaid case study from the Chapter 15 Reading. Then, answer the following question:
How do the controls Newell uses fit its strategy?

Think about your current or former job. If the organization where you were working were to go off track strategically, was there any readily available control mechanism to alert management of the deviation? Make sure to complete the Chapter 15 Reading, prior to beginning.

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The controls that Newell Rubbermaid Inc. put in place directly contributed to the realization of its strategy: profitability and growth through control of costs. For instance, its patent tactic of instituting a new leadership and controllership in acquired businesses and introducing its own systems on financial accounting, sales, order and tracking, and flexible manufacturing have been proven to both effectively control and efficiently reduce costs; converting purchased businesses into...

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