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    Measurement system, compensation policy, bonus plan and piece rate system

    1. Evaluate the following statement: The overarching purpose of a measurment system should be to help a team, rather than senior managers, gauge its progress. A team's measurment system should primarily be a tool for telling the team when it must take corrective action. 2. The Green Shoe Company is considering going to a pie

    Discuss Organization types: functional, product, geographic, matrix and network

    1. Discuss the costs and benefits of specialized task assignment relative to broad task assignment. What variables are likely to be particularly important in determining the optimal choice between these two alternatives? 2. Define the following: functional organizations, product organization, geographic organization, matrix o

    Business Decision Analysis

    Do you have an example for me of an important business decision you have made in the past in which the results of your decision turned out poorly. Lets say your manager is concerned and wants to make sure that you learned from this mistake and the likelihood of this happening in the future is minimal. Therefore she would lik

    Strategic Management

    "A " Company, the new parent company of "B" Company, is a large multinational conglomerate. It is an extremely financially well-run company, with an emphasis on short-term, quarterly results. In fact, it is Walden's key value proposition to its stockholders that each quarter's sales and pretax profits will be greater than the pr

    Uncle Sal - Proforma Income Statement

    Uncle Sal, our intrepid accountant, has recommended the purchase of a small business to his mother, Granny. The small business has the following sales projections: Year Sales in Thousands 1 100 2 150 3 250 4 500 5 1000 Variable costs are as follows:

    Forecasting and Market Analysis

    A) CoffeeTime is interested in the coffee-drinking habits of people in India. To obtain this information, we are required to ask subjects: How many cups of coffee have you consumed in the past 30 days? How could this question be modified to provide more accurate data? B) For each of the following, discuss the benefits CoffeeT


    2. Xerox sells both copiers and a toner for their copiers. While customers are not required to buy Xerox toner, most do because specified machines use toner only for that machine. The Xerox toner and machines are closely designed and non-Xerox machines produces inferior copies. Evaluate the statement: "Xerox makes 75 percent of

    Ebay: Value Creation and contracting issues

    EBay is the world's largest online auction. In late 1999, the service listed over 2,000 categories of items from sports memorabilia to automobiles. In total, eBay hosted more than 2.5 million auctions a day. Sellers pay a few dollars to eBay to list their items. They provide a description of the item, photographs, the minimum ac

    Operations Management

    Compare and contrast an in-house capacity plan approach versus an outsourced capacity plan approach? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each approach? If you were to advise your company on which approach to take what would you advise and why? How do you feel about using qualitative versus quantitative demand forecas

    Short "Tutorial" on Customer Satisfaction

    Need to develop a short "tutorial" on customer satisfaction (with recommendations as applied to your company) in the manufacturing and services industries. Can information/bullets be provided for the following 1. Need to create a 5 - 7 slide presentation. 2. Include a portion regarding how pursuit of customer satisfacti

    Systems Engineering (SE) Implementation in a debate format

    Present a good example with detail information supporting both sides of the given argument/debate and recommendation as to how we would implement an SE approach to achieve project success. Project Management topic of debate: Systems Engineering (SE) implementation - Do you need an SE approach within your project? Research

    Business: boiled frog phenomenon

    What is the "boiled frog phenomenon"? How does it apply to business and, particularly, strategic management? List an example of a situation where this has occurred? What could the company have done to avoid the effects of the phenomenon?

    Managing Growth

    The Milinder Recycling Company has experienced significant growth over the past two years. Due to this growth, the company is currently encountering problems in the following areas: 1. Especially among new hires, there is an extremely high turnover rate. 2. People who have worked for the company for short periods of tim

    How to deal with turnover rates

    The Milinder Recycling Company has experienced significant growth over the past two years. Due to this growth, the company is currently encountering problems in the following areas: Especially among new hires, there is an extremely high turnover rate. People who have worked for the company for short periods of time (sometim

    Chapter 3, Problem 4(LT)

    I am having problems with journalizing. 4. (Work Sheet, Balance Sheet, Adjusting and Closing Entries) Noah's Ark has a fiscal year ending on September 30. Selected data from the September 30 work sheet are presented below. NOAH'S ARK WO

    Funding for your business has come from your rich relative

    Currently, you’re only funding for your business has come from your rich relative. What are the risks involved in this funding situation? If you didn't have a rich relative upon whom to rely for start-up funding, you could have pursued any of the following options: Bank loans Small Business Administration (SBA) programs (


    What are the positives of "groupthink" in business? What are the symptoms of groupthink and ways to avoid it from occurring?

    Business presentation

    Please help answer the following questions. When should you use humor in a presentation? When should you not? Can you think of an example when a presenter used humor in a presentation and it was considered inappropriate? What other factors, such as humor, must be considered when delivering a presentation?

    Operations management

    You have just met with the director of purchasing. He has been attempting to reduce his costs by placing fewer orders(but larger)orders for raw materials. You suspect that his dept.'s actions have been contributing to the company's DOS. I need to calculate EOQ/ELS for the following two questions. I need to show the full calc

    Decision Tree for an indoor/outdoor event

    We are planning an event for next June. If we choose an outdoor venue, we make 350,000 dollars, but if it rains we lose 40,000. If we choose an indoor venue, we make 150,000 rain or not. It rains 1/3 of the night in June. We can buy a forcast for 15,000. The track record of the forcaster is as follows: When rain predicted:

    Comparing Work Groups & Teams

    What are the differences in Leadership at Green River and FMC Aberdeen? Will work groups & teams work at Green River, why or why not? How does the communication process differ between Green River and Aberdeen? Could Green River effectively use the unique communication process adopted by Aberdeen?

    Approach to New Product/Process Development

    Use Harvard Business School Case "Pilkington Float Glass-1955" ID # 9-695-024 Examines the development of the float glass process at Pilkington in the mid-1950s. Pilkington has pursued the development of a radically new process for flat glass production, but has experienced serious problems at each stage of development. The

    Virtual Management

    Help identify some of the challenges of manageing a virtual (remote) team. Please elaborate.