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### Bottleneck method of scheduling production activities

A company makes four products that have the following characteristics: Product A sells for \$50 but needs \$10 of materials and \$15 of labor to produce; Product B sells for \$75 but needs \$30 of materials and \$15 of labor to produce; Product C sells for \$100 but needs \$50 of materials and \$30 of labor to produce; Product D sells fo

### How long does a senior citizen wait in line before being served?

The manager of a grocery store in the retirement community of Sunnyville is interested in providing good service to the senior citizens who shop in her store. Currently, the store has a separate checkout counter for senior citizens. On average, 25 senior citizens per hour arrive at the counter, according to a Poisson distributio

### Calculate the utilization rate in the given case.

A production line that produces protein bars operates 7 days per week, with three 8-hour shifts per day. The line was designed to produce bars at a rate of 800 per hour. Last week the line produced 120,000 bars. What is the utilization of this production line?

### Calculate the number of Kanban containers.

The Jewel Golf Club Company, which recently began using a Kanban system, has had problems with high inventory levels of one of the handle grips used to make several versions of its clubs. Daily demand for the grip is 3000 units, average waiting time during production is 0.20 day, processing time is 0.10 day per container, and a

Olde Store has 12,000 cans of crab meat just a week past the expiration date. Each can cost \$0.31. The cans could be sold as is for \$0.20 each, or relabeled and sold as gourmet cat food. The cost of relabelling the cans would be \$0.04 per can and the cans would then sell for \$0.29 per can. What should be done with the cans and w

### Strategic Planning and Management - Amazon

How and where can you find a copy of Amazons' Trends and Events, a graph of all the trends, a Industry Position Map and a priority matrix?

### Ethical and Social Issues in Management

The CEO You are the CEO of a midsize producer of a popular line of kitchen appliances and with the economic recession, you need to close some plants in China. You decide to close a plant in a region that will likely be very affected by the decision: most of the region's residents will lose their jobs and there is a high likeliho

### The Role of the Administrator and Issues of Justice

What is the role of the administrator in rectifying justice issues such as health and safety? Also can you recommend at least one potential solution to this justice issue using the ethical decision-making model.

### Company Evaluation

The assignment: Choose to examine a company where you work or have worked. Through interviews and research, explore how the structure and culture of a business interact with the company's strategy to create the level of success the company enjoys. Discuss your findings on each of the key elements we have discussed in this class

Sample question: What are the advantages of Virtual Teams and the Disadvantages of the Virtual Teams in the workplace today?

### Strategic Quality Management

This is a discussion of question. The reference article is for the analysis, while typical article analysis is not applicable here, so please use it as supplementary material. Question: Use the article below to answer the following question. 1. How important is the concept of quality in strategy formulation? 2. Justify yo

### Strategic Intent

Please assist with the following: 1. Compare and contrast "conventional strategic planning concepts" with those of "strategic intent thinking." 2. Please also discuss how the differences in conventional strategic planning and strategic intent thinking concepts can lead to better business strategy practice. Approx 3 to

### Discussion of Performance Based Factors and Measures for Quality Assessment

Part 1 Please help with a paper about Performance Based Factors and Measures for Quality Assessment. Include the following in your paper: For any health care activity, three performance factors can be measured: structure, process, and outcome. Identify one structure measure, one process measure, and one outcome measure that co

### Cost analysis, price reasonableness and cost realism

Discuss a time when cost analysis is necessary to support a decision on price reasonableness and cost realism. What is to be achieved through the cost analysis?

### Allocating shipping costs to a singular order

Rand Company sells fine collectible statues and has implemented activity-based costing. Costs in the shipping department have been divided into three cost pools. The first cost pool contains costs that are related to packaging and shipping and Rand has determined that the number of boxes shipped is an appropriate cost driver for

Offshore Company makes two different types of boats sail and fishing boats. The company consists of two different departments, design & engineering, and production. The company has decided to allocate overhead costs in each of the two cost pools. Data on estimated overhead follows: Estimated Sail Fish Activity: Driver Ov

### Measuring Quality

This is a short discussion, please offer some solution or hint with reference. No words limits, more or less both would be fine, thank you! Question: Here are examples of some of the conditions I encountered where measurement appeared to be a challenge to someone: • The quality of a training program • The quality of su

### Unprofitable division sold and is immediately profitable to new owner: why?

A major manufacturer decided to put one of its divisions up for sale because managerial accounting information showed the components produced by this division is losing money. A group of employees in the division purchased it. Under the new ownership, the division immediately became profitable. A. Why do you think the divisio

### Handling competitive situations in the workplace

How do you handle competition in the work place? Based on our free society and the level of quality of living that a person would like to achieve, how do you approach work place competition when it is "good" "friendly" competition and when it is "not good" and almost "evil" competition? Provide some tips on how to handle each co

### Service Industry and Total Quality Management

Dear expert; Here is a short question, please offer some of your supports. This is only a short discussion, so no words limited (100-200 will be fine). Reference is preferable if possible. Question What are the fundamentals of total quality management in the service industries, and what are the approaches that fit better

### Healthcare Management Quality Practices

How do quality practices that originated in the manufacturing industry differ from the traditional quality practices of health care organizations? How would applying the core values and concepts of the Baldridge Health Care Criteria for performance Excellence improve health care quality?

Luthans and Doh (2012) discuss feedback systems. Why is it important to consider an effective feedback system as an international manager? 150 Apa Luthans, F., & Doh, J. P. (2012). International management: Culture, strategy, and behavior (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

### Assessing the effectiveness of the strategy and evaluate implementation

Question: Read the case study on pages 353-360 of the textbook: 1. Assess the effectiveness of the strategy of seven steps to 'Revitalising Quality' at BT Retail 2. Evaluate the role and performance of management in its implementation. Reference Oakland, J. S. (2003) TQM: text with cases. 3rd ed. Oxford: Butterworth-He

### Crown Holding's Analysis

Please assist with the following for Crown Cork (http://www.crowncork.com): 1. Assess Crown Cork's profitability within the industry and identify any threats or opportunities; perform a General Force analysis. 2. Utilize Porter's "5 Forces Model" to analyze Crown Cork. Examine and articulate threats of entry, the power of

### American financial crisis inquiry commission report

Read some of the Report of the FINANCIAL CRISIS INQUIRY COMMISSION. Make sure you read both the conclusions of the main report, and at least one of the DISSENTING opinions. Compare the conclusions with the dissenters, in the context of judgmental and other decision-making biases.http://www.fcic.gov/report/conclusions (5 pages)

### Calling a Neutral Third Party for Help

This week lets discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using third parties to facilitate negotiations. In litigation we call it alternative dispute resolution. When is it a good idea to call for neutral third party help?

### Efforts to converge US GAAP and IFRS since 2002: Discontinued Operations

Research the efforts to converge US GAAP and IFRS since 2002. Some of the efforts include undertaking projects such as leases, revenue recognition, investments, inventory costing, nonmonetary exchanges, fair value calculation, and share-based compensation, among others. Select one of the projects completed, ongoing, or proposed.

### Intermediate Accounting: estimates, earnings management, permanent earnings

What are estimates? Describe the appropriate adjusting entries for two examples of estimates. Describe the differences between Vodafone's balance sheets and a typical U.S company balance sheet. How do earnings management practices affect the quality of earnings? Assume that a manufacturing company's annual income statem