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Different Philosophical Approaches to Ethics

Indonesia's economic growth has been hampered for decades, first because of the dictatorship of former President Suharto and the massive debts that were accumulated during his regime, and, more recently, because of the country's excessive red tape and corruption that make it difficult to start a business. Transparency Internatio

Absorption Costing Article

Perform an Internet search using the term, absorption costing and locate an article less than one year old from the results of your search. Please make sure that you do not select an instructor's lecture notes or a class assignment from the results of your search. After reading the article, write a brief paper 3 - 5 paragraphs t

ERP Business Implementations

I need help with conducting a preliminary search as well as responding to the following: - Discuss why an organization must expect the implementation of an ERP to disrupt operations. - Scalability has several dimensions. What are they? What do they mean for ERP installation? - Distinguish between the two-tier and three-tier c

Automobile supply chain

Provide an example of a supply chain for a specific product or service. Many supply chain examples can be found via the library and the Web. Which one area of the supply chain is the most critical link in the chain for this product and why?

Southwest Airlines - A Success Story

• Give a history of Southwest Airlines, it's background, how it was started, where it was started? • Where is Southwest Airlines based out off, where is the main branch or base of operation, or headquartered? • Who are some of their important leaders, what types of products or services do they offer? • What is Southwe

Leadership Challenge: B2C Verses B2B

Review the "Leadership Challenge: B2C Verses B2B" (see below) What are the major differences Charles will encounter between a B2B selling environment versus a B2C selling environment? As head of sales for Integrity, what are the two biggest challenges Charles will face in putting together a retail sales force? LEADERSHIP

Inventory Management & Supply Chain

Determine the - inventory turnover, - how to increase turnover, - what to focus on, - weeks of supply of raw material on hand necessary, - total cost of ownership analysis and - selecting suppliers. Please show all work and include formulas using the Excel spreadsheet I have uploaded.

Inventory management problems

"Jill's Job Shop buys two parts (Tegdiws and Widgets) for use in its production system from two different suppliers. The parts are needed throughout the entire 52-week year. Tegdiws are used at a relatively constant rate and are ordered whenever the remaining quantity drops to the reorder level. Widgets are ordered from a suppli

Competitive Advantage: Role of HR

Respond to the following in a brief paragraph (ensure to cite any references): Competitive advantage is major gain by an company when it provides the same value as it competitors but at a lower price or can charge higher prices for a better value through some sort of difference between the product or service. HR can help crea

Business Strategy within the Global Market

1. Explain the extent to which large versus new and emerging companies contribute to all innovations and to radical innovations. 2. What role has venture capital played in this economic transformation? 3. Define the seven major themes that characterize the mind-sets, attitudes, and actions of a successful entrepreneur? Wh

Richard Branson's Leadership Style

1. Assess the key elements of Richard Branson's leadership style and the impact that those elements have had on his business success. Provide support for your rationale. 2. Given that The Virgin Group has been described as a fast-growing entrepreneurial company with many facets to the group, suggest how the unique aspects of R

Wal-Mart: Germany Failure

Provided below is an article link describing Wal-Mart failure in Germany. Do you think that culture had a direct impact on the success/failure from organizational change? Is there anything they could have done to prevent the problems that arose? Explain why. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/02/business/worldbusiness/02walma

Plotting Data

Please see attachment for data. a.) Plot the data in the attachment on a graph. Do you observe any trend, cycles, or random variations? b.) Starting in year 4 and going to year 12, forecast demand using a 3-year moving average. Plot your forecast on the same graph as the original data. c.) Starting in year 4 and going to y

Building Customer Partnerships Through Employee Empowerment

How does employee empowerment help in building partnerships between the company (Lets say Google and Starbucks) and their customers? Can you explain how/why? This will allow me to better understand with regards to an Internet based corporation and that of a product base company.

Southwest Airlines Mission and Strategy

Provide an example of a mission statement and corporate strategy. This can come from any public, private, or non-profit organization. Describe how the strategy is evident in the culture of the organization via its actions. Does the strategy mesh well with the mission and vice-versa? If not, how might you apply alternative stra

How Much To Order

The steak and Chop Butcher Shop purchase steak from a local meatpacking house. The meat is purchased on Monday at $2.00 per pound, and the shop sells the steak for $3.00 per pound. Any steak left over at the end of the week is sold to a local zoo for $.50 per pound. The possible demands for steak and the probability of each are

Risk & Risk Strategies

*What is the definition of risk? *What misconceptions might exist when using the term risk? What is the difference between a domestic risk strategy and a risk strategy that takes a global approach? In the response, consider whether U.S. multinational entities should merely opt for a global posture in their risk strategy. *

Sustainable supply chain management

Please respond to the following questions: 1. Indicate specific areas of research in a sustainable supply chain that would prove beneficial. 2. What potential impact might a sustainable supply chain have on the overall state of the field and the future directions of global supply chain management research in the next 3-5

Failure to Change

As I have learned, organizational change is not always successful. For example: Block buster was a home video store (my opinion) that was unable to recognize change, implement short-term fix approach. Are there any other areas that may have led to its demise? Would the five pillars: leadership, strategy, culture, structure, a

Fingerprinting for Food Stamps in New York City

Listen to the National Public Radio Podcast about the Clash over fingerprinting for food stamps. Managers use decision models to assist with decision-making. However, as you know, identifying the correct problem is not always easy and is often the hardest part of the process. Symptoms, opinions of others, and irrelevant dat

Demand Analysis Briefing and Marketing Campaign

You are the director of marketing for a regional hospital. The board of directors at your hospital has studied the 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies. The alarming statistics quoted in the IOM report stated that "almost 10 percent of infants and toddlers carry excess weight for th

Personal Experience in Organizational Change

Can someone explain their own experiences when it came to organizational change, in addition how did this impact you and the organization. Looking back, how could the leadership have done things differently in order to make the transition more successful?

Organizational Change Tools

Please help with the following problem: As I understand tools to organizational change, when leaders implement planned changes, they usually do not fully know exactly where they are going even when there were clear and concise instructions to meet the organizations future end state. As I understand the some of the disadvant

Apple's Fate Under Cook

With the loss of Steve Jobs, will there be an impact on Apple's primary stakeholder groups: customers, and employees? In you personal opinion, do you think Tim Cook's leadership will change Apple? If so/not explain?

Leadership & Industry Problems

Leadership theories have common threads or components that connect them with each other; hence, this is why many leaders find themselves adopting several varied styles or find it appropriate to select a component of one theory to address one problem and yet another component of a different theory to address another problem. What