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Company Direction: Mission and Vision

Consider a company you patronize on a regular basis. Evaluate the effectiveness of the company's mission and vision statement, and provide an example of how the mission is carried out in your interaction with the company. Evaluate whether or not the mission and vision has been adequately communicated to employees and customer

Using Location Analysis to Perform a Study

I need some help getting started with the following: - Using the concept of Location Analysis, find an article that focuses on this concept at Logistics World: Logistics World (http://www.logisticsworld.com) - Explain how and why this concept is used and how it is necessary for this company to succeed. Thank you!

An analysis of value-added services

What is meant by value-added services? Why are these services considered essential in a customer success program? Please find an example of both types of marketing.

When did it become wrong to make a profit either domestically or internationally?

When did it become wrong to make a profit either domestically or internationally? There is a common belief often heard in government and the media now that only evil corporations make a profit. However, profit is what drives product improvements, don't you think? Rather than being unethical, profits are what allow us to have fa

Mental Models/Mindsets That May Inhibit Learning

I need help in identifying two mental models that may be inhibiting learning of students at University of Phoenix. I am working with a team in an online setting; I have attached a chart of diversity factors of my classmates and myself (cultural, work experience, education, age, gender, and non-work experience).

Organizations that have made mistakes in foreign countries

Research would indeed be very helpful when doing business in a country where English is not spoken and the Internet leaves us no excuse for not doing our homework. Do you know of an example where an individual or an organization made a mistake in another country that damaged their business or reputation?

Managing Scope Creep

Project foundations (operational requirements, system requirements, design constraints, and software requirements) determine the scope of work to be accomplished in a project. I have seen situations where the project was constrained by scope and schedule. How do you manage requirements and prevent "scope creep?"

Benefits of the Agile and Scrum Models

Agile and Scrum are two industry buzzwords that most of you, if not all of you, should be familiar with. Do you see any advantage to agile or Scrum methodologies? How does agile differ from the evolutionary model?

Trends in Operations Management

Can you tell how operations management changed over the past 100 years, current technology and future trends. How fast will it take African countries, China, and India to catch up and surpass the United States and other developed countries?

Approaches to Contracting

If you were entering into a contract with another party as the buyer, explain the process you would use to decide which main approach to contracting you would prefer. Would it be to your advantage to employ a competitive method or a noncompetitive method? Would your choice be different if you were the seller? Why or why not?

Lessons Learned

Why is it called lessons learned? Are there some projects that can be closed-out and documented easier than others?

Environmental Issues - New Belgium Brewing Company

What environmental issues does the New Belgium Brewing Company (NBB) work to address? How has NBB taken a strategic approach to addressing these issues? Why do you think the company has taken such a strong stance toward sustainability?

Communicating for Effective Change

1. What role does managerial communication play in the emergence of an organization's consensus surrounding change? 2. Suggest a communication strategy/plan for communicating a change initiative. If the change initiative involves office cutbacks and workforce reduction, how would you communicate this to the employees? What

Command and Control - Energizer Holdings

- Using Energizer Holdings as an example, why would a Command and Control management structure hinder the transformation to a global business? - - - - Explain how information sharing boosted productivity at Energizer.

What is Logistics

What is logistics and what does it mean professionally? What role does logistics have in the future.

Success Case Methodology (SCM)

Explain how the SCM approach could be used to evaluate a specific type of training in your organization or one with which you are familiar. Include details about each of the five essential steps of the methodology.

Career Goals

- What is your vision for your ideal or perfect career? - What are you doing presently to make your vision of the future a reality?