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    Theory questions on Queuing in a restaurant

    In a restaurant business such as casual dining how would a manager react to the following three scenarios???? 1. How would the manager determine how many customers he/she is willing to see walk away based on the wait time? 2. What alternatives would a manager have to minimize the wait time and maximize the utilization of t

    MBA Lever

    From your experience, what is the greatest value of a well-written executive summary in a formal report? If it is true that an executive might read the executive summary, what is the purpose of the entire formal report?

    Performance Management Systems

    1. What factors should a manager consider when developing performance management systems? 2. How can he or she use research on total reward systems to create systems that are more likely to produce the desired performance? List all references. Thank you.

    The Answer to Global Business Strategies

    Questions: What are some advantages large companies have over smaller companies when choosing a mode of entry strategy? What factors should drive a company to continue in, expanding, or exiting its chosen market?

    Operations Management

    According to these three simulations, 1) "Process Control and Problem Solving" Simulation,2) Managing a Process Layout Simulation, and 3) Inventory Management SImulation. - What are lessons learned relative to the importance and effectiveness of process control, managing process layouts, and inventory management? - As a r

    New employee training program

    Answer the following questions about a new employee training program for the position you selected for Chemical engineer. 1.Needs assessment: What types of issues might indicate a need for training? From what sources would these issues be identified? If you were a training man

    Based on the book "Managing Change at Work" by Cynthia Scott

    Please help me with the following topics: THERE ARE FOUR TRANSITION PHASES: Denial, Resistance, Commitment and Exploration. 1. How best can I describe THE COMMITMENT PHASE? 2. How can I diagnose this phase and the personnel behaviors to look for in the commitment phase? 3. What are the tactics and strate

    Forecasting using three-month moving average, weighted three-month moving average

    The manager of the Carpet City outlet needs to make an accurate forecast of the demand for Soft Shag carpet (its biggest seller). If the manager does not order enough carpet from the carpet mill, customers will buy their carpet from one of Carpet City's many competitors. The manager has collected the following demand data for

    Operations Management

    Lawson Industries (LI) makes portable CD Players. A new model has been developed that requires a new design of a display unit. LI is contemplating whether to buy the units from a supplier, to produce the units while using a manual assembly system, or to produce the units while using an automated assembly system.

    Operations Management

    Http://itdc.im.cyut.edu.tw/~jerry/opim/ritzman/ch02Cas1.pdf On this web page you will find the Custom Molds Case. My questions are: 1) What are the major issues facing Tom and Mason Miller? 3) What alternatives might the Millers pursue? What key factors should they consider as they evaluate these alternatives?

    "Top management" vs. Parentalism

    What is the difference between TOP MANAGEMENT and parentalism? I was under the impression Parentalism is a condition where the management-employee connection is perceived as a parent-child relationship. Is it an important concept to grasp?

    External Analysis

    What should an external analysis for the US Postal Service specifically include?

    skills and competencies required for a successful consultant.

    What are the skills and competencies required for a successful consultant. Use at least two sources to support your analysis. Discuss the skills, expertise, and limitations, with particular emphasis on those areas where you need to develop additional skills and expertise.

    Problem identification

    Identify at least three different problems in an organization can have that would require interventions. Include the rationale for each and use at least two sources to support your assessment.


    Your team of management consultants has been retained by a senior manager who is concerned about the effectiveness of his managers. He would like your team to develop a mini-course on delegation. The course should be designed to improve the interest in and the delegation skills of his managers. He also wants the mini-course t

    The American Health Care Delivery System

    Robert Frost (1874 -1963), an American poet wrote the following lines: I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence; Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. There are two cults (options) within the traditions of ancient Greece

    Queuing Analysis:Comparing waiting time for 1 & 2 servers

    Using Excel, solve the following: During registration at State University every semester, students in the college of business must have their courses approved by the college advisor. It takes the adviser an average of 2 minutes to approve each schedule, and students arrive at the advisors office at the rate of 28 per hour.

    Altria Strategic Management

    Explore the Altria website (formerly Philip Morris): http://www.altria.com/responsibility/4_10_environmentagriculture.asp 1. How committed is Altria to the environment? 2. In your opinion, is Altria's commitment strong enough to offset environmental issues within the tobacco company? 3. What is the actual strategic r

    Poor service

    Can a company be fast, dependable, flexible, produce high-quality products/services, and still provide poor service from a customer's perspective? Why?

    Product-based, Functional, Cellular, Fixed-position Layouts

    Manychip, having identified the appropriate location for its major production facility, now wants your team to determine the optimal internal layout for the facility based on the following criteria: - The facility will manufacture several lines of memory chips, some with compatible components and some that do not have compati


    (See attached file for full problem description) --- Consider the following forecasts: a. Calculate the three month Simple Moving Average forecast for months 4 - 11 for the following demand data: Month Demand SMA Forecast Error Absolute Error ( |E| ) 1 120 2 115 3 125 4 119 5 127 6 114 7 120

    Selection Tools and Hiring Programs

    Task One: 1. Name three selection tools that you would consider using for a hiring program at a supermarket. 2. Choose what you think is the best selection tool or combination of selection tools. 3. Justify your choice by describing the advantages of your method compared to other selection tools that were considered. Tas

    Aggregate Planning and Scheduling

    1. (Chapter 11) A retailer experiences a seasonal demand pattern for its services. Labor requirements over a typical six-month period follow (10 pts): (see chart in attached file) Costs associated with operations are as follows: Wages = $3,000 per worker per month Hiring cost = $1,000 per worker Layoff cost = $500

    Evaluate and Validate Employee Training

    As the training manager, you are preparing to interview several consultants who may provide training services to your organization. One of the goals for the interview is to find out how the training will be evaluated and validated. Identify specific points that you will consider as effective evaluation techniques and methods for

    Queuing problem: Average time a customer spends in Queue

    Customers arrive at Homestake Bank between the hours of 10 A.M. and 11 A.M. according to a Poisson distribution at a mean rate of 40 per hour. During the period from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. the bank has 3 tellers working. The average time a teller spends with a customer is 3 minutes, and service time follows an exponential distribu

    Queuing models: Vermonth university

    Students arrive at the Vermont University library reference desk according to a Poisson distribution at the mean rate of 12 per hour. The librarian spends an average of 12 per hour. The librarian spends an average of 4 minutes with each student, and service times follow an exponential distribution. What is the average number