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Detailed SWOT Analysis of 3M


 

Strength

1. Diverse product portfolio and global reach: 3M manufactures more

than 55,000 products across diverse industry segments such as


healthcare, industrial and safety equipment, electronics and consumer

goods. It has direct operations in more than 65 countries and indirectly


sells its products in over 200 countries globally. 3M’s global capabilities

include its front-and back-o ce footprint which enables the e ective

development, transformation and marketing of its products. Strategic


acquisitions such as Scott Safety, a premier safety solutions company in

2017 and of Elution Technologies in food testing, also in 2017 will help
3M strengthen its existing portfolio and make it more relevant to its
customers. Further 3M is a globally respected and renowned

organization known for quality and innovative products which translates


into a major strength for the company.

2. Business model linked to key megatrends: 3M’s business model is


linked to key global megatrends in order to develop relevant solutions.

Sustainability, digital economy, urbanization and global middle class are


the megatrends created as a result of technology conversion and

demographic shift. With diversi ed business units spanning across areas

such as healthcare, industrial and safety equipment, electronics and


consumer goods, 3M uniquely positioned to win in all types of

economies.

3. Consistently strong nancials: 3M has consistently delivered strong

nancial performance over the years. The company reported an EPS of


$7.93 and a record dividend of $4.70 in FY2017, which was the 59th

 consecutive year of increase in dividend. The company also has delivered


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4. Supply chain provides a strong competitive advantage: 3M’s supply
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an agile supply chain through initiatives such as optimized global

processes, accelerated disruptive technology deployment and


regionalized supply chains. The supply chain which is data driven with
real-time process and product control will help in superior quality and

shortest lead times for 3M’s customers. Some of the company’s


disruptive technologies which has been leveraged in the optimization of
the supply chain include robotics and automation, automated web
inspection, micro tribology web transport systems and arti cial

intelligence and machine learning. The implementation of Lean Six


Sigma (LSS) has also added on to 3M’s strong process culture with more
than 77,000+ trained employees in the LSS method since 2001.

5. Strong focus on research and development (R&D) driving innovation:


3M has continued its strong focus on R&D with spend of $1.7 billion in
2016 and $1.9 billion in FY17 which translates to about 6 percent of its
revenues for both the years. This helps it to expand its scienti c

capabilities across business lines on a global scale. 3M Company has


created a culture which encourages risk-taking, collaboration and big
thinking which helps its employees which includes 8,000 scientists to
strive to do things not just better, but also di erently. The broad

technology portfolio enables 3M to leverage the diverse elements to


produce unique, innovative products which help it to gain premium
market share.

6. Corporate restructuring and product portfolio optimization: 3M


completed a corporate restructuring exercise which will result in savings
of 4,130 million in 2016 and beyond. The focus of the exercise was on
overall structure and slow-growth markets like U.S., Latin America and

the Europe. 3M also consolidated Health Care business portfolio in 2015


merging dental and orthodontics into one oral care solutions unit. In the

last four years, since 2012, 3M has realigned from 40 businesses to 26


and from six business groups to ve.

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Major Brands :
3M
Scotch

Scotch-Brite
Post-it
Nexcare
3M Thinsulate

Key Business Segments / Diversi cation :

3M

Safety and Graphics Health Care Electronics and Energy

Industrial Consumer

Recent Acquisition / Mergers / Alliance / Joint Ventures /


Divestitures :

Name Business Year Type Objective/Synergy


Segment Achieved
Scott Safety Safety 2017 Acquisition The acquisition of
products Scott Safety’s
combines its well-

regarded safety
products, with
3M’s products,

brands and global


capabilities in
personal
protective

equipment. This
will provide 3M a
broader array of
safety products

and solutions.
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 Elution Foot
(https://twitter.com/SWOT_PESTLE) 2017 Acquisition The acquisition
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equipment presence food

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segment.

Capital Safety 2015 Acquisition The acquisition


Safety Group products strengthens 3M’s
S.A.R.L presence in fall

protection
equipment.

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References used in 3M Analysis Report


1. Annual report 2017-https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1575701
O/3mannual-report-2017-18-pdf.pdf

2. Revenue 2018- https://investors.3m.com/news/press-release-details/2


018/3M-Reports-Third-Quarter-2018-Results/default.aspx

3. Nike Website- https://www.3m.com/

4. Sustainability- https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/sustainability-us/

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