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Thread: Kodak now has two business lines - which one is LF in?

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    Re: Kodak now has two business lines - which one is LF in?

    ah Uncle Petronius

    I had another relative who killed all the Jews in Libya for the Empire.

    (Of course we may not be related at all, he may have just owned us.)

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    Re: Kodak now has two business lines - which one is LF in?

    35mm, 110 and disc film will be under commercial. Remember they use to have a lot of "commercials" for them.

    Hey, it makes as much sense as anything else they have been doing lately

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    Re: Kodak now has two business lines - which one is LF in?

    "Meet the Swinger, the Polaroid Swinger....."

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    Re: Kodak now has two business lines - which one is LF in?

    The real reason for doing this is to make it more difficult to compare previous financial results, which were based on five groups, with current and future results based on only two groups. Perez thinks that if the numbers can't be easily compared nobody will realize how badly they're doing.
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    Ha

    In the local Rochester paper I got the impression that our film will be consumer and movie film will be commercial. Hopefully if they do anything to the production of film itself they'll coordinate.

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    Re: Kodak now has two business lines - which one is LF in?

    Quote Originally Posted by SW Rick View Post
    As the Romans said re. reorganizations in 210bc:


    "We trained hard....but every time we formed up teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn that we meet any new situation by reorganizing. And a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization."
    Petronius Arbiter, 210 bc
    Fun, but entirely fake. Petronius Arbiter was a advisor of Nero, living some 150 years earlier - and not known to have written anything apart from Satyricon. Which is not on reorganization, btw.

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    Re: Kodak now has two business lines - which one is LF in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sevo View Post
    Fun, but entirely fake. Petronius Arbiter was a advisor of Nero, living some 150 years earlier - and not known to have written anything apart from Satyricon. Which is not on reorganization, btw.
    Yes, supposedly it is this guy...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlton_Ogburn

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    Re: Kodak now has two business lines - which one is LF in?

    Here is the official press release. It does sound like film is being split between the two groups.... and it does not say which films will be where.

    http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/Kodak_...sformation.htm

    "The changes are effective January 1, 2012. Under the new structure, the Commercial and Consumer Segments will replace the current Graphic Communications Group (GCG), which provides digital printing equipment, consumables and software to the publishing and commercial printing industries; the Consumer Digital Imaging Group (CDG), which helps consumers capture and print images; and the Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group (FPEG), which represents the company’s traditional film and photographic paper products."

    "The Commercial Segment will include all of GCG plus two product lines currently in FPEG – Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Film."

    "The Consumer Segment will include all of CDG plus three FPEG product lines – Paper & Output Systems, Event Imaging Solutions, the Consumer Film and the Intellectual Property business"

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    Re: Kodak now has two business lines - which one is LF in?

    This has to be about the dumbest thing I have seen in a while. So they split film sales and marketing up into two divisions. Just how are they going to assign costs from what is most likely a common manufacturing plant to each division? I can just imagine the future battles as division heads try to foist the larger share of manufacturing costs onto each other.

    This a cost accountant's dream and a shareholder's nightmare.

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    Re: Kodak now has two business lines - which one is LF in?

    Quote Originally Posted by clay harmon View Post
    I can just imagine the future battles as division heads try to foist the larger share of manufacturing costs onto each other.

    This a cost accountant's dream and a shareholder's nightmare.
    Maybe it's an Enron like trick where they can make/lose money selling film to the other division, or shifting profits where convenient to make the film-de-jour or film-boss-de-jour look good.

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