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Gap Analysis: Identify Potential Product Concepts

Ok, you've identified a gap in the swimsuit market in your little example. Some customers like fashionable swimsuits, some like comfortable ones.We already know that. So isn't it obvious you should design a swimsuit that's both fashionable and comfortable? What insights did you get from the gap analysis that you couldn't have fi

Financial Analysis for investment of grandparents inheritance

Left with a ton of money, your grandparents want to invest in a company and trust you to recommend which one is best. You decide to make 3 sets of documents for your grandparents to consider: business analysis, combined income and cash flow statement, and trend analysis. Business Analysis Complete a business analysis (exte

Competitor Analysis for Non-Profit Organizations

Using non-profit organizations, give detailed information on how Competitor Analysis works with non-profit organizations. How would the organization identify the competition? How would it effect the non-profit organization? What would be ways to compete with the competition?

Heuristics Analysis for Warehouse Management

Using warehouse management and provide an example how decision making process can be affected and be improved by the four heuristics, be specific. -The availability heuristic -the representativeness heuristic -positive hypothesis testing -the affect heuristic

Survey Analysis for a company's cereal product

A company's cereal is not selling well. Create a 10-15-question survey that measures customers' preferences for the company's cereal product. Then, answer the following questions: How many scale items will you put in the survey? Justify your answer. Will you use multiple-choice questions? Why or why not? How man

Advantages of Statement Analysis Models Examined

Can you help me with this assignment? Examine and discuss the statement: "All models are wrong; some models are useful." I also need to be able to discuss... The limitations of mathematical modeling The advantages of using conceptual models The gap between the complexity of the real world and the simplicity of many

Slack, Surplus, and Artificial Variables

1. What are slack, surplus, and artificial variables? When is each used and why? 2. Discuss the similarities and differences between minimization and maximization problems using the graphical solution approaches of linear programming.

Data analysis

Descriptive statistics, which is where we'll start our exercises, means just that -- they are a set of indicators used to describe our data as we have it in hand. Inferential statistics, by contrast, are less about your data as such, and more about your data as representative of a larger population; they are used to test the

Determining Safety Stock

1. Describe the methods that are used in determining safety stock when the stockout cost is known and when the stockout cost is unknown (with reference). 2. Discuss the major inventory costs that are used in determining the EOQ (with reference).

Scenario Analysis and Discussion

See the attached file. Analyze two different scenarios. Scenario Analysis and Discussion 1 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act You are the Director of Foreign Sales for Acme Manufacturing, Inc., a U.S. company with headquarters in Miami, Florida. Acme Manufacturing of Brazil (AMB), a subsidiary of Acme Manufacturing Inc., w

Use of ratios in comparative business analysis

1) Over the past year, M.D. Ryngaert & Co. has realized an increase in its current ratio and a drop in its total assets turnover ratio. However, the company's sales, quick ratio, and fixed assets turnover ratio have remained constant. What explain these changes? 2) Profit margins and turnover ratios vary from one industry to

Analyzing Improvement in Firemen Policy

2. At one time, the policy of the Fire Department was to dispatch the nearest engine (pumper) or truck (aerial ladder truck) to a traffic accident. Typical arrival times are between three and eight minutes. If the first arriving unit determined that there were trapped victims, the officer would request that extrication equipment

Breakeven Analysis for AudioCables and Aldo Renoldo

1. Audio Cables, Inc. is currently manufacturing an adapter that has a variable cost of $0.50 and a selling price of $1.00 per unit. Fixed costs are $14000. Current sales volume is 30,000. The form can substantially improve the product quality by adding a new piece of equipment at an additional cost of $6000. Variable costs woul

Business Analysis: Firms in Different Countries

Please compare and contrast and critically assess the impact on management decision making based on the differences in political, social, ethical, and legal environments. Specifically the discussion points regarding the following: - Two firms with similar problems but from different countries - Comparative analysis of the fi

Quantitative Analysis Model (Fixed/Variable costs)

Southwestern University (SWU), located 30 miles southwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, has witnessed tremendous growth in its football program. With that growth, fueled by the hiring of legendary coach Bo Pitterno, has come more fame, the need for a bigger stadium, and more complaints about seating, parking, long lines, a

Demand & Supply Curves, Analysis, Comparative Statics & Quantity

See attachment. Demand and Supply Curves. The following relations describe demand and supply conditions in the oil industry, where Q is quantity measured in millions of barrels and P is price in dollars: QD = 525,000 - 7,500P (Demand) QS = - 150,000 + 15,000P (Supply) Complete the following table (COPY AND

How might Nintendo use the competitor analysis framework to predict reactions?

During 2007-9 the Nintendo Wii established leadership over the Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in the market for video game consoles. Unlike Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo is completely dependent upon the video games industry for its revenues. How might Nintendo use the competitor analysis framework outlined in attached file to p

Comparative analysis of two business negotiation styles

Perform a comparative analysis between the style of business negotiation in Saudi Arabia and China. The country is Saudi Arabia ,but the other country is China. I am a manager and I want to know the suitable approach and tactics to be used with Chinese. -How does China differ from Saudi Arabia in cultural values and behav

BarbNBrad's Big Trucks (BBBT): Analysis of performance requirement

BarbNBrad's Big Trucks (BBBT) trains truckers and franchises out trucks and trucking routes. Their headquarters in Hicksville has fewer than 50 people on staff - all of them are Billy-Bob's family members (a very larger extended family). However, they service over 5000 truckers and trucks. Today all trucks must return to Hicksvi

External Analysis of the Automotive Industry

Toyota operates in a complex global industry, and in order to develop and execute a successful strategy, the company must take into account the global automotive environment. What are the current opportunities for Toyota, what threats are they facing, and what actions are they taking to respond to these environmental continge

A performance analysis on a case study from Elite Engineering

There are few questions to answer after reading the case Evaluate the proposed BSC as follows: a.From the Discussion section or the BSC literature, what are good criteria to evaluate the BSC measures? How well does the draft scorecard meet the criteria that were stated? b.Evaluate the draft scorecard in Table 1. How well

Cisco is an organization that's primary focus is to build a human network that strengthens the corporate infrastructure. The company will revolutionize the way teams collaborate by utilizing virtual desktop technology. With Cisco's cutting edge technology, teams will have an advantage of having a team meeting right in the comfort of their own living room on a High Definition television or desktop. Cisco's methodology will further enhance the team collaboration process by making team contributions more convenient thus eliminating time constraints and communication barriers. Cisco will eliminate the need for web cameras during video conferences. In 2013, Cisco vows to completely change the communication framework in which case all communication will reduce text based chat and convert to mostly video communications to provide a sense of "working together without being together." Switches Cisco Switches are used for connecting organizational environments by producing high-performing applications for computing purposes. Cisco has a wide array of switches and routers that includes the following: ? Blade-used for energy efficiency, reduces cord clutter, and creates more office work space, improves security and management standards. ? Connected Grid-a substation that connects distribution channels. ? Industrial Ethernet Switches-"provides Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for deployment in harsh environments." (Cisco, 2010). ? InfiniBand Switches-dual band switches that encompasses DDR and SDR interfaces that delivers maximized bandwidth. ? Service Provider-Aggregation-"Meet the challenges of next generation residential services with Cisco Carrier Ethernet switches providing the aggregation and multiplexing layer between access and edge layers." (Cisco, 2010). ? Service Provider-Ethernet Access-"Implement class-leading switches featuring application intelligence, unified services, nonstop communications, virtualization, integrated security, and simplified manageability." (Cisco, 2010). Routers ? Mobile Internet Routers-used to deliver virtualization, monitor data access, implement advanced security policies.

Cisco is an organization that's primary focus is to build a human network that strengthens the corporate infrastructure. The company will revolutionize the way teams collaborate by utilizing virtual desktop technology. With Cisco's cutting edge technology, teams will have an advantage of having a team meeting right in the comfo

Analysis Coca Cola Company

Market Supply and Market Demand There are many fluctuations in the economy that affect the price of the stock. Changes in supply and demand in the market can affect a firm's profitability. Unexpected news that benefits a company can increase the price of its stock. Unexpected news that harms a company can decrease the price o

What about diagnostic means and techniques to test rather than research testing?

Not every problem requires research testing however we must also consider that research and testing often costs an organization a lot. What do you think if an organization can possibly use diagnostic means and techniques to test problems and look at current or potential future problems that an organization faces or is likely to

CVS vs. Wal-Mart: Chains Cut Generic Drug Cost

View the video link and provide short answers to the case organization CVS vs. Wal-Mart selected. (see A-F below - with three professional resources) a) Diagnose the company's situation. b) Size-up what problems/issues need to be addressed. c) Decide what analysis to conduct to probe the identified problems and issues. d

Analysis of Nike's Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals

See attached file. State the primary reasons for Nike's existence from an analysis of the mission, vision, values, and goals. In which you answer the following: Identify and provide an example of the use of lateral collaboration and vertical collaboration within the organization, and prepare an action plan to use later

Environmental trends that create business opportunities; feasibility analyses

1. Describe four environmental trends that are most instrumental in creating business opportunities. For each trend, provide an example of the type of business opportunity it might help create. Finally, list one trend that may possibly result from the current environment. 2. Answer the following questions about feasibility

Bbusiness analysis question

Explain how the economic concepts of supply and demand can have an impact on organizational performance in the short and long run.

Analysis of Co-Education at Dana Hall

Place yourself in the position of the new general director, Elaine Betts, as she prepares to meet with the mission review committee. Focus on the following topic for presentation: Is it time for Dana Hall to embrace co-education? Develop a strong rationale for or against the notion of introducing co-education at Dana Hall. Is