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    Negotiation & Cognitive Mistakes

    There is a made up meeting between Samuel Adams (Boston patriot) Peyton Randolph (Williamsburg patriot), John Randolph (Williamsburg loyalist) and Lord Dunmore -John Murray (British governer of Virginia) to debate the ramifications of independance of the colonies from Great Britian. Part 1 (Group): Do some background re

    Example of the next-process customer

    For each of the employee positions below give an example of the next-process customer. Also give an example in which the listed employee would be the next process customer: a) assembler on a production line making kitchen cutlery. b) product design engineer in a toy manufacturing plant. c) data processing manager in a bank

    Quantitative Methods

    The following sales data are available for 1998-2003 inclusive: Year Sales 1998 7 1999 12 2000 14 2001 20 2002 16 2003 25

    Forecasting-Exponential Smoothing

    The following data summarizes the historical demand for a product Month Actual demand March 20 April 25 May 40 June 35 July 30 August 45 Use exponential smoothing with x=.2 and the smoothed forecast for July is 32 and determine August and September's smoothed forecasts.

    Quantitative Methods

    Given the following data on the number of pints of ice cream sold at a local ice cream store for a 6-period time frame: Period Demand 1 200 2 245 3 190 4 270 5 280 6 300 Comput

    Thorough understanding of the operating end of the business

    The following functions or departmenst are found in most businesses: human resources, sales, design, and management (cost) accounting. a) Why should professionals in each of those departments have a thorough understanding of the operating end of the business? b) Describe a company program that will achieve the right amount

    Operations managment

    Services once were neglected in operations mangement studies. manufacturing dominated. Why did OM develop earlier and more extensively for manufacturing than for services? Explain using examples of two different services.

    Consumer Problem Solving

    2) What type of decision process would most people follow in the initial purchase of a new product or brand in each of these categories: toothpaste, flour, men's cologne, carpeting , toilet tissue, bread, light bulbs, a 35mm cameras, a sports car. Extended problem solving or limited problem solving? 5) Which of the followin

    Company Layout

    ManyChip Corp., having identified the appropriate location for its major production facility, now wants 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 compatible

    Quantitative Methods

    If the probability of an event is 0.15, what random number range specifies this properly?

    Simulation using Random Numbers..

    George Nanchoff owns a gas station. The cars arrive at the gas station according to the following inter-arrival time distribution. The time to service a car is given by the following service time distribution. Using the following random number sequence: 92, 44, 15, 97, 21, 80, 38, 64, 74, 08, estimate the average customer waitin

    Quantitative Methods: Simulation

    The number of cars arriving at Joe Kelly's oil change and tune-up place during the last 200 hours of operation is observed to be the following: Number of cars arriving Frequency 3 or less 0 4 10 11 30 6 70 7 50

    Quantitative Methods

    The drying rate in an industrial process is dependent on many factors and varies according to the following distribution. Minutes Relative Frequency 3 0.22 4 0.36 5 0.28 6 0.10 7 0.04 Compute the mean drying time.

    Quantitative Methods: Drying Rate

    The drying rate in an industrial process is dependent on many factors and varies according to the following distribution. Minutes Relative Frequency 3 0.22 4 0.36 5 0.28 6 0.10 7 0.04 Compute the mean drying time.

    Contingency planning

    1. If some of the key assumptions fail to materialize, what midcourse corrections can be taken to get the plan back on track? 2. Why is contingency planning important?

    Question about Simulation using random numbers

    The drying rate in an industrial process is dependent on many factors and varies according to the following distribution. Minutes Relative Frequency 3 0.22 4 0.36 5 0.28 6 0.10 7 0.04 Using these random numbers, simulate the drying time for 5 processes: 0.13; 0.09; 0.19; 0.81; and 0.12

    Theoretical frequency for normal distribution

    Consider a set of 50 measurements with mean of 50.2 and standard deviation 18.7 with the following observed frequencies. Interval Observed Frequencies 39.99 or less 12 40 - 59.99 18 60 - 79.99 15 80 and higher 5 50 It is desired to test whether these measurements

    Political campaign risk management

    You are the manager for a state-level campaign. The candidate has just declared his candidacy and you are charged with planning and executing his campaign for election. What are the campaign's 5 most significant risks from a project management standpoint?

    Risk Management

    Scenario: You work for a major defense contractor. Your company prepared and submitted a bid for a recent Department of Defense RFP, entitled Automated Mobile Defense System (AMDS). You have been assigned to lead Project X, which will design, develop, test, demonstrate and deploy 10 AMDS units to a location to be determined

    Change management plan campaign

    I am undertaking the management of a small political campaign for state office. How would I create a change management plan which describes the process by which project scope changes will be initiated, approved/denied, communicated, tracked, etc.? I am not looking for a communications plan; nor am I looking for someone t

    Lead, Lag, and Match Strategy for Capacity Planning

    In your role as Manychip's production planning staff member, one of your tasks is to help the supply chain team focus on capacity planning. One of the key production plants in the supply chain currently uses a lead capacity strategy in which they make enough chips to offset demand even when this means excess inventory levels at

    Quantitative Methods

    If X has the following probability distribution X 1 2 3 4 P(X) .1 .5 .2 .2 Compute the standard deviation of X.

    Rust belt

    What are some insights, ideas, comments, and conclusions about the rust belt article. --- The Rust Belt is back. So say bullish observers as U.S. exports surge, long-moribund industries glow with newfound profits, and unemployment dips to lows not seen in a decade. But in the smokestack citadels, there's disquiet. Too many m