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Centralized Staffing Function

What are the advantage of having a centralized staffing function, as opposed to letting each manage be totally responsible for all staffing activities in his or her unit?

Bureaucratic organization

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a bureaucratic organization? I need a minimum of two sources along with the answer... Please properly cite and reference your sources using APA format.

Describing Organization Structure

I need help describing advantages and disadvantages of some organization structures. Select two of the following organization structures and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the ones you select. a. Flat versus tall b. Centralized versus decentralized 1) Coordination 2) Authority 3)

Regression

10. The operation manager of a musical instrument distributor feels that demand for bass drums may be related to the number of television appearance by popular rock group Green Shades during the preceding month. The manager has collected the data shown in the following table: demand for bass drums Green shades TV appearance

John smith has developed the following forecasting model

9. John smith has developed the following forecasting model: Y= 36+4.3X where Y= demand for 10K air conditioners X= the outside temperature a) Forecast the demand for 10K when the temperature is 70F? b) What is the demand for a temperature of 80F? c) What is the demand for a temperature of 90F?

Control Limits & Process

A process that is considered to be in control measures an ingredient in ounces. Below are the last 10 samples taken. Please see the attached problem.

Bob is at the Boston Biceps Bodybuilding Club riding an exercise bike.

Bob is at the Boston Biceps Bodybuilding Club riding an exercise bike. Bob wants to change the station on the television which is mounted high on a nearby wall. He reaches for the remote control device, and finds that another member has accidentally taken the remote control device and left behind a cellular phone. Bob drags the

Processing Strategies and Headquarter Locations

1) What process strategy (from the four process strategies) is being applied at McDonald's? The 4 process strategies are: Process focus Repetitive focus Product focus Mass customization 2) Where is the headquarter (or distribution center) of McDonald's? Are there any benefits of it being located there? If you could choo

Volatile organic chemicals emitted gases from certain solids/liquids.

"Volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of

Operations Management : critical path, time & slack

The R&D dept. is planning to bid on a large project for the development of a new communication system for commercial planes. The accompanying table shows the activities, time & sequence required: Activity Immediate predecessor Time (weeks) A --- 3 B A 2 C A 4 D A 4 E B 6 F C,D 6 G D,F 2 H D 3 I E,G,H 3 A.) What is

Dispute Systems Design

There are some similarities and differences between interest-based negotiation (designed to resolve disagreements) and large-group methods like future search (designed to find common ground). In a 300-word response, please answer the following question: What similarities do you see? What differences? What is the signi

Work System Design

16. As a class project you have been asked to project the proportion of time a professor spends on various activities. You have decided to use the work sampling method. Your initial observations are shown: Activity Observed # of times observed Grading 4 Adm. Pape

HR Management: Existing Trends and New Challenges

a. Discuss how a complete performance management system differs from the use of annual performance appraisals. b. Discuss the advantages of managing turnover in organizations. c. Examine contemporary safety and health management issues in the workplace. d. Include a discussion of future trends and challenges in HR manageme

Forecasting- weighted moving average/single exponential smoothing

Please help... b & c can be done with the attached template, but I do not know how to implement the data... Historical demand for a product is: Demand Jan 12 Feb 11 March 15 APril 12 May 16 June 15 a. using weighted moving average with weights of .60, .30 and .10. What is July forecast? b. Using a

Collaborative Negotiations

In what ways do you see managers using collaborative negotiation with employees who may be resistant to the change? Please support your 200-300 word response with academic literature.

Major Issues of Five Companies That Use Night Shifts

Scheduling people to work late, or "graveyard", shift is a problem in almost every 24-hour company. An article in the Wall Street Journal titled "Scheduling workers who fall asleep on the job is not easy" describes night-shift dilemmas at an oil refinery and a police department. Scheduling is also difficult for airline that fly

Eric Johnson determines his cost to be as follows

Eric Johnson determines his cost to be as follows: Labor: $10 per hour Resin: $5 per hour Capital Expense 1% per month of investment Energy: $.50 per BTU Show the percent change in productivity for one month last year vs. one month this year, on a multifactor basis with dollars as the common denominator. Units Produced

Effect of Changed Terms on Augean Cleaning Products

Until recently, Augean Cleaning Products sold its products on terms of net 60, with an average collection period of 75 days. See attachment for the rest. Book for guidance: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage by Chase, Jacobs, & Aquilano

World History Since 1500

Details: On May 10, 1871, the third and final phase of what are known as the German Wars of Unification came to an abrupt end. Paris had fallen in January; and the German states had proclaimed their union under the Prussian Kaiser, taken from the ancient Roman Caesar, thus creating a new nation-state, or Deutsches Reich, the G

Social Security

In order to make Social Security solvent (able to pay you when you retire) the following should happen: a.) Make all income (not just the first approximately $100,000 a person earns) subject to social security tax. b.) Raise the social security tax rate (It is currently a little over 7%) c.) Not give social security money to

Forecasting Aztec Temperatures Using a Modelling Equation

Brian Buckley has developed the following forecasting model: y = 46 + 8.3x where y demand for Aztec air conditioners and x = the outside temperature (°F) a) Forecast demand for the Aztec when the temperature is 70°F. b) What is demand when the temperature is 80°F? c) What is demand when the temperature is 90°

Edward Tufte's critique of PowerPoint

For this question, answer required could be 5 or less sentences. No need for detailed information except you would like to do that. You've read Edward Tufte's critique of PowerPoint for the case. Do you agree or disagree with his critique of PowerPoint? State your opinion and support it with facts, examples, statistics, anecd

Some methods carry more reliability and validity than others.

Please help me with the following: Some methods carry more reliability and validity than others. A good HR professional knows when to use which method. For instance, is predictive validity more appropriate for a sales position than concurrent validity? Or, if a company is trying to set a standard of performance, should they o