Delphi in Trouble

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Failure of Strategy
Case Length : 20 Pages
Period : 1995-2005
Organization : Delphi Corporation.
Pub Date : 2005
Teaching Note : Not Available
Countries : US
Industry : Auto and Ancillaries


Delphi Corporation, former subsidiary of General Motors Corporation (GM) and the largest auto components manufacturer in the US filed for bankruptcy on October 08, 2005. The case gives a detailed account of the factors such as huge pension liabilities, slowdown in the US automobile industry and so on which contributed to Delphi's problems in the US market. The case talks about the reasons that made GM spin-off Delphi and puts forth the details of the spin-off. It also gives insights into Delphi's agreements with its workers union, the accounting scandals at Delphi and finally ends with analysts' views on the future of Delphi.


Problems of Delphi Corporation
Spin-off from GM
Labour unrest
Slowdown in the US automobile industry


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 3
GM Spins Off Delphi 4
Life After the Spin Off 7
The Problems Begin 8
Pension Liabilities Begin to Haunt 8
Agreement With UAW 10
Accounting Scandals Surface 11
Delphi Hires Steve Miller 11
The Final Efforts 12
Looking Ahead 13
Exhibits 14


Delphi Corporation, Bankruptcy Filing, United Auto Workers, Spin-offs, Master Separation Agreement, Restructuring Program, Accounting Scandal

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