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Forecasting revenue and costs: variable, semi-variable, fixed costs; unit volume

With the help of your chief financial officer (CFO), you have put together the following preliminary budget figures based on last year's numbers for a planned production and sales level of 4,000 units per month: Building depreciation $200,000/yr. Machine operators $100,000/yr. Management staff $400,000/yr. Direct material

Case Study Questions on SouthWest Airlines

Case Questions 1. Is there anything that you find particularly impressive about Southwest Airlines? 2. What grade would you give Southwest management for the job it has done in crafting the company's strategy? What is it that you like or dislike about the strategy? Does Southwest have a winning strategy? 3. What are the ke

Basic Estimating Problem

Basic Estimating Problem Your company is installing a new piece of machining equipment and a robotic arm. Your manager asks for the project costs by cost category as well as the total amount. Given the following information, develop a base cost estimate by grouping costs by Equipment / Material (items 1 - 4), Installation / L

Managing Logistics Operations

Read article attached concerning vendor-managed inventory (VMI). Is VMI just a stop gap measure or will it last when demand returns?

Conducting a Seminar

The director of continuing education at Bluebird University just approved the planning for a sales training seminar. Her admin identified the various activities that must be done and their relationship to each other. Activity Activity time Immediate predecessors A Design Brochure B Identify Teachers C Create Outline

Appropriate Forecasting Technique for Aldi Foods

What would be the most appropriate forecasting technique or combination of forecasting technique(s) for Aldi Foods to use to meet customer requirements in its German market? Forecasting techniques include qualitatitve, time series, causal.

Court Case Application

Need help applying an application of the case to my organization, which is federal government or to an organization which I am familiar. and Summarize the similarities and differences found in each team member's application to the organizations. Make sure you include the implications for businesses not complying with the c

Operations and Productivity questions from Chapter 1.

These are some of the problems assigned from Chapter 1: Operations and Productivity. Here is the link to access chapter 1 in order to answer below problems. 1.1 John Lucy makes wooden boxes in which to ship motorcyc

Jealousy in the business environment

How can we take the jealousy that others display and improve the overall situation within the environment? What can be some of the ramifications when staff are demonstration jealous tendencies? What can we as managers/leaders due to decrease the potential for jealous outbreaks within the department/organization?

Change Management: Two Projects Cases

See attached files. The attached two files contain discussions of a change management project that went well and one that did not go well from two different learners. It also listed the factors that lead to the success or failure of the project. Please provide comments for both of these discussions pertain to the following

What is the Transformation Process?

A. What is the transformation process? B. Can the transformation process be applied to both goods and services? C. How might data be used during the process? Use examples in your response to help clarify your definition.

Strategic Management

B.B. Lean is a catalog retailer of a wide variety of sporting goods and recreational products. Although the market response to the company's spring catalog was generally good, sales of B.B. Lean's $140 deluxe garment declines from 10,000 to 4,800 units. During this period, a competitor offered a whopping $52 off their regular

Strategic Management

A manufacturing plant has a potential production capacity of 1000 units per month (capacity can be increased by 10% if the subcontractors are employed). The plant is normally operated at about 80% of capacity. Operating the plant above this level significantly increases variable costs per unit because of the need to pay the sk

General question regarding team interviews

I'm seeing more and more "team" interviews in organizations. For example, an organization I recently worked with has a three-round interview process. For instance: (1) Three to four people will review the applications and make recommendations on who to interview. (2) Then, an interview committee of 3-5 people (which

Assistance with Input/Output Report Example

See the attached file. Part B Part B: The Input/Output Report Lab Points Description Report Construction 10 Using data provided to you, complete a table for the Report Construction. Data Assessment 10 Using the data and table for the Report Construction, answer questions for the data assessment. Total 20 A quality table

A Formal Report: How to Run Successful Meetings

Develop a thesis and an outline for a formal report about "how to run successful meetings". I also need to identify my audience and establish why this would be useful information for them. Resources for research would be helpful.

Initiatives for Training of Staff

-Identify three initiatives that we as managers/leader could implement to promote the asking of questions within the specific corporate culture -What might be three signs that there is a need for retraining of staff to promote question asking within your corporate culture? -Is setting timelines for goals is an effective me

Employee Competence and Accountability Measurements

-Measuring employee competence in order to impact accountability; also are there standardized competencies that target accountability. -Is there a way to have an individual become accountable for his or her own actions? -Do we have a responsibility to our staff and society to promote and encourage individual or personal re

Corporate Governance: Shareholders

Commerce Bank was founded in New Jersey with a single location in 1971. Its founder, chairman and CEO, Vernon W. Hill II, was a real estate developer, whose wife owned an interior decorating business. By 2007, it had 450 branches from New York City to Washington D.C., open 7 days a week. With branches springing up like Burger Ki

Behavioral vs. Traditional Interviewing

There are numerous tools to assist you in developing job descriptions. Examples of such tools are SHL Work Profiling ( and WorkKeys ( Of primary importance is identifying the primary and secondary functions of a job. Job profiling processes allow you to gather information about the job from emplo

Supervisory Training Presentation

Can you help me get started with this assignment? Identify and discuss the laws that affect the retention of employees,, and the termination of employees. In the presentation, identify at least one or two laws other than Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and its subsequent amendments for each area. In my presentation I mu

Utilitarian Approach to Day to Day Business Decisions

Do you believe that a business owner should take a utilitarian approach to making day to day business decisions? Why or why not? Post your initial response 1. Do you think business people should be required to study ethics? Why or why not? 2. Is it important for most people in the same company to share similar ethica