Greene Enterprises prepares monthly departmental reports in an effort to control its operating costs. Each department has a manager to whom the report is addressed and who is held responsible for the operating results in his or her department. The report made to Department D for October follows:
Sales $56,000 $63,000
Costs of goods sold 39,200 37,800
Gross margin 16,800 25,200
Direct operating expenses* 16,720 18,000
Contribution to indirect expense $80 $7,200
*of which $10,000 are costs not varying directly with sales volume at the expected level of sales.
Prepare a report that will be of more value in analyzing and appraising the performance of the manager of Department D for October. Comment on the operating results.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 10:05 pm ad1c9bdddf
Budgeted Actual Variation
Sales $56,000 $63,000 $7,000
Costs of goods sold 39200 37800 ($1,400)
Gross margin 16,800 25,200 $8,400
Less other variable expenses 6,720 8,000 $1,280
Contribution Margin 10,080 17,200 $7,120
Less Fixed Direct ...
This solution prepares a report to judge performance of a manager of a particular department
Feedback loops for Red Hat Enterprise
OVERVIEW OF CASE 5
In this final Case of the Integrated Case Project, you will to take a look at feedback loops in Red Hat Enterprise. Identify one Balancing Loop and one Reinforcing Loop. Draw on the background readings from this module in constructing your diagnosis. Within each of these feedback loops there are opportunities for learning and improvement.
CASE 5 ASSIGNMENT:
You need to present two cases in this paper. For each Feedback Loop (Balancing and Reinforcing) Make a Case for the Learning Opportunities.
Case Expectations: This is what you need to do:
1. Generate evidence for the grounds of your cases. Describe each Feedback Loop that you identify in your organization and explain why you selected them. Make sure you explain the Loop, the cause and effect process within the Loop. You could also include a Causal Loop Diagram. If you do, show the arrows and direction of affect (+ or -). Also, determine what the warrant is for your case.
2. Briefly discuss the theory of organizational learning (the warrant and additional grounds.)
3. Identify the opportunities for organizational learning in each Feedback Loop. Make a Case that these are learning opportunities. Logically show how the feedback process provides an opportunity for the organization to learn and improve its performance. Be precise. Depth and breadth in your discussion is always a good thing.
Be sure to include your references.