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Kaiser Aluminum and the United Steelworkers Case Study

Please see the case study attached pertaining to the following questions. 1.Identify the problems identified in the case. Evaluate the options of possible solutions presented by the authors. 2.Are the percentage figures in the case "quotas"? Are they justified under the circumstances? 3.Does Kaiser have a justified employm

Human Error in Databases

Please help me with this question related to an assignment that I'm working on: Discuss human error in databases and what steps can be taken to reduce these errors.

PAD 500-PERT & Critical Path Method

Hello, I need assistance with the following questions. Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated. Denhardt, R.B., & Denhardt, J.V. (2009). Public administration: An action orientation: 2010 custom edition. (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thompson - Wadsworth - Cengage Learning. Please provide any references you ma

Health Care Reform and Strategic Management

For decades health care in the United States has been controversial. Many contend that it can be of the highest quality in the world, although few would argue it is the most efficient or cost effective. Others despair at our health care costs being more than double those of other developed countries as a percentage of GDP, while

Strategic Management: Beer Brands

The resources of an organization provide an underpinning to strategy. The top six beer brands are controlled by three companies despite these products being "regular" beer and "light" beer. What strategic issue(s) explain why these three companies control both types of products?

The Role of Patronage in Business

Ragged Dick has many admirable qualities that contribute to his "rise." Yet key changes that occur in his life are specifically due the patronage of a generous man. In a famous essay on Alger, Professor Michael Moon calls the Ragged Dick story "an encapsulation" of corporate America's "long-cherished myth?that the white males

Recent Changes in Logistics Management

Research logistics management. How has logistics management changed over the past years? Why has the importance of logistics management been growing over the past few decades?

Conspicuous Consumption, Then and Now.

In The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), Thorstein Veblen comments on the influence of conspicuous consumption on other values (he calls them "habits of thought") "The principle of conspicuous waste guides the formation of habits of thought as to what is honest and reputable in life and in commodities. In so doing...the can

Potential Obstacles To Establishing Change

1. What potential obstacles do you face in establishing urgency for change within your organization? How might you circumvent these obstacles? 2. Kotter identifies eight key implementation challenges. Which two do you think would be the most critical to overcome in an organization? Why?

Key Things To Consider When Evaluating A Supplier

When evaluating supplier's financial stability, what are some key indicators to consider? What are some other characteristics that are important besides financial considerations? Why are those considerations important?

Management science - linear programming

3. Andy is the production manager for the tyreco Corp, which produces three types of spare parts for vehicles. The manufacture of each part requires processing on each of two machines, with the following processing time (in hours): Part Machine A B C 1 0.02 0.03 0.05 2 0.05 0.02 0.04 Each machine is available 40 hours per

To Make or to Buy a Product?

Company x that sells home interior problems is considering adding a new product to their catalog. One of the co-founders of the company has gathered the following data regarding adding hand painted mirrors to the collection for sale to their upscale customers. He needs to determine whether to make-or-buy the product. Producing

Good Guy Hospital Supply case study

Good Guy Hospital Supply (GGH$) was founded in the 1960s to serve the hospital and nursing home industry. Over the past 35 years, its sales have grown an average of 26 percent per year, through both geographical expansion and increased existing-market penetration. Key to GGH$'s success is service. It prides itself that it is abl

Discussion Questions (STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT)

Discussion Question (250 words each) 1. Explain the following competitive strategies and use at least two corporate examples: Focus on market niche, low-cost leadership, product differentiation, customer-supplier intimacy. 2. What is the role of strategic planning in creating value for an organization? Provide an example o

Risky Decision Paper

I need help with the following assignment: Examine current events and choose a risky decision that must be made. This decision should relate to a legal, political, or economic event in the business environment. The paper should include the following details: ? An overview description of the decision to be made ? The pr

The Bay of Pigs Invasion and Decision Failure

The Bay of Pigs Invasion." Discuss the failure of the invasion in terms of bounded awareness. In your opinion, what caused the poor decisions to be made? Could focalism and/or focusing illusion have played a part in this failure? If so, how?

Pegasus' Senior Management Team Presentations

You anticipate a great deal of resistance to change from the employees of Pegasus, especially if there are layoffs involved. You and the HRD group must first identify the emotional factors of change and then present a plan to address these issues to the company in a meeting. You must consider the overall culture of the organizat

Open Systems Theory Question

1-What is Open systems Theory? How can open systems Theory be used to understand an organization? Discuss how Open systems Theory could apply an organization or discuss applying the Open systems Theory to Skype. 2- Discuss Cost Volume Profit Analysis. How can it be used to Analyze. Do using it for Break-even Analysi

ERM: Petters Group Worldwide / Petters Company Inc. $3.65 Billion Ponzi Scheme

1, Discuss how Petters Group Worldwide / Petters Company Inc. were able to conduct a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme. Using the concepts and framework of Enterprise Risk Management, COSO, and/or the Basel Accords, make recommendations as to how a situation such as this can be prevented. 2, Give at least one specific example of a

Business: Classic Airlines Scenario

Based on Classic Airlines scenario(The world's fifth largest airline, Classic Airlines, commands a fleet of more than 375 jets that serve 240 cities with over 2,300 daily flights. In the 25 years since its inception, Classic has grown to an organization of 32,000 employees, and last year, it earned $10 million on $8.7 billion in

Hospitality Segments

Identify and describe the segments of the hospitality and tourism industries. Use examples to support your response.