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Strategic cost management

Tables 1 and 2 below show the company's production budget. To help determine the profit of each individual product, the CFO wants overheads to be allocated back to the products. Total inspection costs are $40,000. Table 1: Units 20 Units Direct Labor Hours per Unit 200 Hours per Unit Number of Inspections 5 per Unit

Operations Management - Productivity Ratios

Howard Plastics produces plastic containers. Last year average monthly production included 20,000 containers produced using one shift five days a week with an eight-hour-a-day operation. Of the items produced 15% were deemed defective. Recently, Howard Plastics has implemented a new production method and a new quality improvemen

A job description is like a deed of property ownership

A job description is like a deed of property ownership and describes what the job includes and what must be done to adequately perform the job. In some ways these job descriptions limit management's rights or opportunities to change job requirements at will and as such have begun to lose favor with employers. Discuss this and

Public Administration explained in this answer

2. What are some differences between public and private sector planning? Why is broad public involvement important to the public planning process? 3. What public revenue source do you consider particularly equitable and effective? Why? At what level of government does that revenue authority reside?

General business management area

An expert in a particular business area, for example, a software expert in a software development organization, is more effective in overall management than a manager with general business management skills. Give your perspective of the statement in favor of, and/or against this statement, providing examples from your personal e

Identifying reinforcing behaviors

Identify reinforcing behaviors you use with others. Watch for both positive and negative reinforcement techniques. How might you replace negative reinforcement with positive reinforcement to achieve the desired results?


Federalism in the first century of U.S. history is often described as dual, with clear distinctions between the spheres of activity of state and national government. Competition between the two levels was chiefly over economic development and regulation (Ladenheim, 1999). Critiquing the notion that this period was marked by comp

Technology and Facilities Management

Technology and Facilities Management Analyze the role of technology in facilities management. Identify and describe at least three real-world examples of how technology is used to improve facilities management.

Performance management

You have been asked to return to your alma mater and speak about performance management issues. To make the most of this experience for yourself and the students, write a 2-3 page paper that details the following: the concept of "performance management"; the most prominent types of performance management plans; its impact on an

Productive and counterproductive behavior

Analyze the relationship between productive and counterproductive behavior in organizations, including the following items: --Define productive and counterproductive behavior --Describe the impact that productive and counterproductive behaviors have on job performance and the overall performance of an organization --Recommend

Guest security

Compare and contrast asset and guest security for a fine art gallery o Identify priorities of each security type o Describe different measures each type may use to protect assets and guests. o How would differences between asset and guest security be manifested in the risk management program?


During your career in both management and non-management roles, you will deal with performance standards. How have standards played a role in your life so far? Examples might include your academic career, your current or previous employer, or even extracurricular activities such as participation in sports. Until now, who has def

Business Research

Definitions of building blocks Observations - observations form the basis by which we recognize or note facts. Facts - facts are those things or phenomena that we believe are true. Facts are generally consensual in nature in that others who have observed the same phenomena agree to their existence. Concepts - concepts

What is bureaucracy?

What is bureaucracy? Consider both good and bad results in a bureaucratic organization.

Explanation of Intestacy

Determine the proper intestate distribution for the property of the following clients assuming they were to die today survived by the indicated individuals. Assume that married clients have both separate and community property. Also assume that each client owns both real and personal property. Your answers may be in fractions

Operations Management in Health Care

? Define operations management. ? Evaluate health care operations management roles. ? Identify goals of operations management. ? Describe the effect of a pharmacy on health care operations management.

Public administration issues

What are three issues you feel are important to public administrators today? Discuss one of these issues in detail. Why are services such as pollution control, postal service, public safety, and welfare programs appropriate for governmental programs and public administration? What are some of the changes that have occurred in

HR Training Required Managers

What kind of mandatory training should HR provide managers and employees concerning safety? How often should this training be required?

Business research identifications

Identify an organization and discuss the role that business research plays in that company's decision-making process. The organization could be: ? a company you are familiar with, ? or even the role that business research plays in your own personal finance and career decisions You should provide: (1) a description o

Control Process Steps

Within an organization, the control process normally progresses through four steps. Discuss these steps as they would apply to an important management situation of your choosing.

Companies and Responsible Stakeholders

Please answer each business management problem with a couple sentences: Do you think that it is fair to expect companies to be responsible for their effects on stakeholders? Should companies be really only responsible to their stockholders? Why should companies be responsible to all stakeholders?

Facilities Management and Guest Services

Facilities Management and Guest Services Describe the role of facilities management in ensuring guest service and satisfaction. Describe how a facility's design negatively affected a real-life experience of yours. How could the facility have altered its design to increase your satisfaction? Describe how a facility's

Focus on issues of organization design at Wal-Mart.

Focus on issues of organization design at Wal-Mart. As a helpful hint, please note that Wal Mart is a hierarchical organization and decision making is very centralized. Walton developed these structures using IT support. Stores are standard.

Calculating ATC, AVC, AFC and MC at a given level of output

Use the total cost (TC) schedule that is presented in the table below to calculate average total cost, average variable cost, average fixed cost, and marginal cost when output (Q) is equal to 5. Q 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 TC 5 7 8 10 14 20 28 38 50 72