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Primary Data Collection Instruments/Questionnaire

This project is designed to be used in the collection of primary information for the final business research report. A copy of the final data collection instrument is usually included in an appendix in the final business report. The most common form of primary information collection is the questionnaire. Create 10-questions

Using the Learning Curve

Question: A job is expected to have a 70 percent learning curve. The first unit has been completed in 20 hours. How many hours can the second unit can be expected to take approximately then? If the total job consists of 30 units, how many hours will be required for the second 10 units? If the second unit took 16 hours, what is t

Call Center Process: Bottlenecks and Capacity

The figure attached shows the call routing process for a customer service call center. Incoming calls are routed to work center B or C depending on the caller's request. The numbers in parentheses are the times in minutes for each step of the process. a) What is the capacity per hour for the A-B-D-E process route? Explain you

Staffing Factors and Training Problems

Discuss the following scenario and associated questions. You're the supervisor of employees' whose task is to assemble tuning devices that go into cell phones. You find that the quality is not what it should be and that many of your group's tuning devices have to be brought back and reworked; your own boss says that "You'd bette

Investigating Drive-Through Services

1. To get the best deal on a CD player, Tom called eight appliance stores and asked the cost of a specific model. The prices he was quoted are listed below: $ 298 $ 125 $ 411 $ 157 $ 231 $ 213 $ 304 $ 272 Find the Standard deviation 2. When investigating times required for drive-through service, the followin

Compagnie Case Study

1. By 1889, how much did the French company Compagnie lost in building the canal? How much did they demand when they first enter the negotiation? 2. How much would US pay the French company? 3. Since there is a huge difference, what are the tactics they played to justify their claims? 4. What dramatically changed the whole s

Strategic Choice and Evaluation for Barnes and Noble

Hi, I need assistance generating ideas to construct a paper, of no more than 1,400 words, that evaluates the alternatives that the organization I have chosen (Barnes and Noble), must consider to realize growth. I also need to identify the best value discipline, generic strategy, and grand strategy for the organization and recomm

Skills Required for Waiter-Related Jobs

Hi, I need help with a list of job skills required when working as a waiter in a small cafe or restaurant. Also, I need to write a paragraph about the customer service skills which are pertinent to working in a cafe as a waiter. I worked in a cafe for over 2 years and I am trying to write about the skills I strengthened through

Workplace Benefits at SAS

Watch the 2 videos then answer the question in one page. What did you learn from the story? Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ebIGpZIWI Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SCxJTmS1Eo

Panera Bread Company and The Tata Group

1. St. Louis-based Panera Bread Company operates and franchises more than 1,200 bakery-cafes in some 40 states under the Panera Bread and St. Louis Bread Company brands. Its mission statement, "A loaf of bread in every arm," reflects the company's purpose and its passion. Discussion Questions: 1. What corporate, competitive,

Substance Abuse Mitigation

Substance abuse may include alcoholics and drug users; their behavior will be different than other workers on the job. In what ways can alcohol and drug use affect job performance and career success? What are some ways that employees with alcohol and drug problems can deal with their problems? In your opinion, what can employers

Contemporary Social Problems and the Workplace

Respond to the following questions: Among twin-income and dual-career families, do you think there will ever be an equal sharing of household work? Why or why not? There has been some indication that women voluntarily assume a larger share of household responsibilities because they feel that their male partners do not perform th

Listing critical paths and durations

An important client of RoboTech has asked for a redesign and redevelopment of one of RoboTech's industrial robots. The client wants to see a demonstration, a technical proposal and a cost proposal as soon as possible. The project team at RoboTech has identified the tasks involved as indicated in the table below. The activities

Scope Control and Verification

What types of processes and procedures would you develop for scope control and scope verification? Why is scope management important to business operations? I need at least 250 words with a reference.

Mean, Median and Mode Calculations: Find the Mean Retirement Age

1. Last year, nine employees of an electronics company retired. Their ages at retirement are listed below. Find the mean retirement age, to the nearest year. 65 67 64 70 71 63 62 64 75 2. A store manager kept track of the number of newspapers sold each week over a seven-week period. The results

Operations Management - Questions

Answer the following questions in detail. 1. Explain how operations management helps to reach an organization's goals and objectives. 2. The operations management works with three main areas: management decisions, function and process. Explain why managers need to understand what is operations management. 3. Define the

Process Improvement in an Organization

Choose an organization with which you are familiar. Provide 8-10 Power Point slide about outlining a process improvement for manufacturing, service, or supply chain. Include an As-Is process Flow and create a To-Be flow to demonstrate the improvement. Be sure to highlight what the improvement is (resource, cost, product

Applying Critical Thinking to Work-Related Decisions

- Provide an example from your personal experience in applying critical thinking to a work-related decision. - Discuss the importance of critical thinking in that decision-making process. - Discuss the benefits of critical thinking in that decision-making process.

Vertical Intergration

Is your company vertically integrated? If so, is it fully, or partially, integrated? If not, would such a move yield potentially high competitive rewards? Explain your rationale. You can also use a past firm or one with which you are familiar.

Seven-S Framework

Respond to the following statement. The Seven-S Framework include seven elements including strategy, structure, systems, shared values, style, staff, and skills. The pharmacy I work for started five years ago and even though the economy has had rough times we have grown quickly over the first five years very smoothly. I thin

Economic Considerations: Consumer Products Inc.

Scenario: Consumer Products Inc. (CPI) is a U.S. regional consumer products company located in Phoenix, Arizona. The company manufactures and distributes a small line of consumer products to retailers in major western cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Phoenix. The company has an excellent rep

Training & Career Development

1. List three benefits of distance learning programs. Explain how they are beneficial to the organizations allowing their employees to partake in them. 2. Compare the two types of training methods (INFORMATIONAL OR TRANSMITTAL AND EXPERIENTIAL). 3. What, other than ROI, is often used to determine the value of training? Now