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Using SWOT analysis in one's personal life

SWOT analysis can be very influential for strategic planners and instrumental in determining strategies for many organizations. Can this be applied to a person's private life, too? If so, what applications do you see?

Integrated Supply Chain

In your own words. What is an integrated supply chain? What are the key elements/challenges in an integrated supply chain? What are the specific benefits to firms that implement superior supply chain management? Integrated supply chains to be explored Alan Johnson. Manufacturers' Monthly. Sydney: May 2007. pg. 24.

Operations: Make-to-Stock, Assemble-to-Order, and Make-to-Order

Can you provide a business example from one of the three operations strategies: make-to-stock, assemble-to-order, and make-to-order. Explain how the strategy works. Is it effective? What it would take for a company to move from a make-to-stock strategy to make-to-order, and vice versa.

Decision Making: Satisficing

Discuss the concept of satisficing. In your answer, discuss the positive and negative aspects of applying satisficing in decision making.

Overcoming Biases and Heuristics

Is your ability to make rational decisions altered by biases you may have? What heuristic have you used and what are the biases associated with that heuristic? What kind of things could you do to overcome the bias generated by the heuristic?

Research Problem and Statement of Purpose

Review one of the research studies that you found for your research study literature review. Discuss the purpose of the study and the type of research approach that is used. Then tell how you determined the purpose. Did the author clearly articulate the purpose for the reader? Explain the difference between the purpose and the p

Credit risk, market risk, operational risk, and financial risk

The four main types of risk inherent to businesses are credit risk, market risk, operational risk, and financial risk. Identify one company (US companies) representative of each form of risk. Analyze how each company manages this risk. How do the company's methods compare to its strategy? What might the company do differently t

Solicitation Strategies

1. Can you compare (similarities and differences) solicitation strategies for foundations, corporations, and government entities. Also can you describe the strategies you are comparing and key steps in each? 2. Can you explain/provide a couple insights about solicitation strategies based on your comparison?

Business Management and Leadership: Traits, Elements, and Styles

Part 1: Of the five key elements of leadership, which do you think is the most important? Why? Do you think leaders are born or are they made? If you think leadership skills can be taught, what would you do to develop those skills? Of the five managerial leadership skills identified in the text, which skill is your strength

Political Process, Solidarity, Actuarial Fairness

In a paragraph format: 1. Please identify and describe in detail the steps involved in the political process a. Each step has its own specific characteristics, provide examples of each. 2. Please explain the concept of actuarial fairness and present an argument in support of that position 3. Please explain the concept of sol

Healthcare Delivery Systems

Explain the four basic functional components of the U.S. health care delivery system include financing, insurance, delivery and quality. Then, answer the 2 follow up questions: 1. Which of these components is more important than the other three? Why? 2. What type of organization would best lobby for your chosen co

Organizational Learning And Innovation In An Organization

If you were the leader of an organization and you needed to create a culture that supported organizational learning and innovation, what are some of the steps that you would take to ensure that happened? What types of challenges do you think you would run into when trying to create the learning culture?

Standard Costing Model in Workplace

Have you ever worked in a company that utilized activity based costing, standard costing, a Just-In-Time operating environment, or any of the other costing concepts covered in our readings during this module? Describe your experience with any of these managerial philosophies and your opinion on their effectiveness.

Types of risks for financial institutions

Identify risk exposures for a financial institution (business risk, market risk, inflation risk, credit risk, interest rate risk, etc.). Then develop a mitigation strategy for those risk exposures. Apply loss control methods to each of the hazards identified. What groups are accountable? What are the intended outcomes? What migh

Supply Chain Management During Katrina

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf coast. Proctor & Gamble coffee manufacturing, with brands such as Folgers that get over half of their supply from sites in New Orleans, was severely impacted by the hurricane. Six months later, there were, as a P&G executive told the New York Times "still

Donor Education Strategies

1. What would you say is the importance of donor education in the resource develop process as it applies to nonproft as Susan G. Komen. 2. Can you describe 2 or 3 donor education strategies that could be used in this nonprofit organization and how each strategy might best communicate organizational efforts relating to the organ

Overview of Change Management Requirements Process

1. You have been asked to assess the interface for company XYZ's online job bank and resume submission function. You have limited information, however, you do know that: - HR is overwhelmed with the number of resume submissions. - Internal users complain that their applications disappear into never-never land -and that they

Organizational Communication and Integrated Perspectives

Since we all play a part in creating the "shared realities" of our organizations, what ethical responsibilities should we recognize and assume? What are the communication implications of the use of integrated perspectives in an organization?

Risk Exposure Identification and Analysis: The Case of a Bank

Choose a restaurant, laundry, grocery store, bank or other retail business of your choice. Perform a risk identification analysis using no fewer than two tools. Provide your rationale for your decisions. Why did you not use the other tools? How might the identified risk exposures impact organizational strategy and outcomes? Incl

Newspaper Life Cycle

See following link for case: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/urgent-deadline-for-newspapers-find-a-new-business-plan-before-you-vanish/ In which stage of the industry life cycle are newspapers? What happened to newspapers? What does the industry need to do to grow and/or say alive?

Reducing costs within the trucking industry

Consider the concept of reducing transportation costs for a fleet of delivery trucks or determining best policies and practices in implementing an employee exit system or identifying options to reduce the time in a known product development process bottleneck. Tell us how you intend to go about finding information related to you

Types of Regression analyses: Bivariate Regression

Regression analysis is a powerful and commonly used tool in business research. One important step in regression is to determine the dependent and independent variable(s). In a bivariate regression, which variable is the dependent variable and which one is the independent variable? What does the intercept of a regression te

Employee Return on Investment (ROI)

The term Return on Investment (ROI) is often used in describing the results that will be gained by investing in a new venture. Employees are often considered an investment as they come with knowledge and gain expertise through experience and training. Thus, why is it important to consider the ROI in terms of employees and perfor

Case Analysis of Netflix

Preparing an Oral/Written Case Presentation Based on the outline provided I need to put together a written presentation on the company Netflix: General Outline: I. Strategic Profile and Case Analysis Purpose II. Situation Analysis A. General Environmental Analysis B. Industry Analysis C. Competitor Analysis D

Donor Diversity: Cultivation Strategy

1. Can you explain how donor diversity at an organization such as Susan G Komen might influence cultivation strategies? 2. Can you describe a cultivation strategy that would be used with each type of donor such as individuals, foundations, corporations, and government entities? Why? How might each strategy foster a relationship

Dynamo Corporation Case Analysis

See attached on a case study about the Dynamo Corporation and answer the following questions: 1. Is the sodium bicarbonate market a good one for Dynamo to enter? Is there room for a new entrant? Use analytical frameworks learned in the course to evaluate the market environment. 2. Given that the company wants to forward in

Research on global response to Ebola

If you were a Medical Researcher and had ALL of the necessary funding needed to successfully conduct a sound research project, (based on current events) what topic (and why) would you choose to develop a research project about?

Cost Benefit and Effectiveness Analysis (CBA and CEA)

Define Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA). Define Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA). Then compare and contrast the differences and similarities of a CEA and CBA. Be sure to cite your sources of information and provide examples.