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Purchasing & Supply Management

Explain the role of Purchasing and Supply Management in new product development as well as development of specifications and a standardization program. How can cross-functional teams be used in the creation of specifications for new products as well as procedures and processes for establishing and maintaining an effective standa

Product and Process Layout

What is the difference between product layout and process layout? Which product and process layout represents your organization's current layout? Is the product and process layout appropriate? What challenges have been faced as a result of the current layout?

News Release for Red Cross PR

Draft a news release that you will use in your public relations campaign for Red Cross and explain in detail how the content, style, and essentials of your news release will help you persuade the public to your point of view.

Letter to Address a Rude and Unprofessional Instructor

Who can I talk to regarding the instructor for AC410B, Intermediate Accounting II, Mr. Glenn Daniels? His work attitude in the class or/online is very unprofessional. For an example, I have a busy work schedule and I have posted weekly discussion early sometimes. This week for discussion I posted early and a few days later Mr.

Competency behaviors

Please provide an overall competency statement or comments on each one. Please focus your comments on the two highest and two lowest rated competencies. Must be at least 30 to 50 words on each comment/statement. Please see the attached for detail. 2 Rated High are: 1) Results Focus/Execution Behavior Statements 2)

Components of Internal Analysis

Use "The Seven-S Framework" (listed below) to examine a firm with which you are familiar and address how the firm stacks up in respect to the "qualities of excellence" (listed below). Does alignment with this list help explain why the firm is currently successful or unsuccessful (use any metric you think is appropriate to judge

Components of an External Environment

What are the two most relevant externalities from (attached exhibit 2.6) for a firm with which you are familiar? Have these externalities made the industry in which the firm operates more, or less, attractive to you as consumer? Explain. 150-200 words.

Operations Management: What are process flow structures?

What are process flow structures? What structure does your organization rely on the most? How effective has the structure been in achieving organizational goals? What is the difference between product layout and process layout? Which product and process layout represents your organization's current layout? Is the product and

Organizations - Training and Needs Analysis

Hello, can someone help me with these questions? A short assessment please and thanks. 1. How would the training differ in a company that is primarily research and development compared to one that has a dominant product presence? How would it be similar? 2. What do you think are the most common concerns for organizations aft

The solution is for a two-part textbook question that discusses the good and bad of mixing business and pleasure; along with my writing skills can not be overlooked. Leaning on friends or family for a business decision may result in a positive outcome, or forever change the personal relationship. Writing is an essential skill that should never be overlooked. Each question is answered in over 200 words; the collective solution is about 450 words.

The textbook questions posed by the student were: 1. Never mix business with personal matters "it just leads to damaged relationships, poor business decisions, or both." In what ways might this be a fair statement? In what ways is it unwise advice? Provide examples to support your views. 2. A fellow student says, "So, I'm

Organizations and Web 2.0

1. How can organizations enhance cooperation using Web 2.0 applications? 2. How can companies manage their Enterprise 2.0 strategy and deal with potential pitfalls associated with Web 2.0? 3. Explain how organizations can enhance collaboration using Web 2.0 applications.

Compensation Case Study

Go to www.salary.com and select at least four jobs to analyze. Select at least three cities for each job. You can use the same three cities for all four jobs. Answer the following and show the salary data: 1. Which jobs are paid more or less? Is this what you would have expected? Why/why not? What factors could explain the diff

Leaders using Alignment

1. How can leaders use alignment to communicate effectively with key stakeholders? 2. How can you use alignment to increase effectiveness as a communicator?

12 Angry Men (1957) Negotiation Questions

Require about three pages per juror in the same outlined format not an essay format. Use APA format for in-text citations and references. Video available on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0NlNOI5LG0 Juror #8: Character played by Henry Fonda a) What was the primary premise of his negotiations approach? b) How di

Literature Review: Motivating People to Exercise includes bibliography,problem statement, conclusion and annotated bibliography. It is detailed and includes proper formatting.

A Literature Review is the first major portion of a research study paper. Frequently a review of the literature is a standalone paper, and it will be until it is incorporated into the final research paper. A review of the literature details what is known about a particular subject. There is a bias toward new information and

Business Discussion Questions

1. You are a busy partner in a legal firm and an experienced secretary complains of headaches, drowsiness, dry throat, and occasional spells of fatigue and flu. She tells you she believes that the air quality in the building is bad and would like something to be done. How would you respond? 2. What opportunities and potentia

Managing the cost of processing orders

El Dorado Company has two production plants. Recently, the company conducted an ABM study to determine the cost of activities involved in processing orders for parts at each of the plants. How might an operations manager use this information to manage the cost of processing orders? A. Set up an ABC costing system. B. Close d

Employee and Management Training

Do you feel that the employees and managers should train side-by-side so employees can feel more at ease knowing it is not all new to them only? Or should the managers take the training first, then show the employees how its done?

Building a Business Around the Production Concept

Jobe Smith has decided to build his manufacturing business (lawn mowers in the U.S.) around the production concept. If this approach is taken, what will be Mr. Smith's primary areas of concentration as he builds his business? What issues might Mr. Smith face in deciding to go with this concept as he builds his business?

Organic Food and Bottled Water

Is organic food a fad and why does it cost more than normal food and aren't pesticides used on organic food also? Second, how do you know bottled water is better than tap water? (Answer provided in approximately 100 words).

Assessing the Reliability of a System

An office copier has four main components in a series with the following reliabilities: 0.84, 0.95, 0.94, and 0.95. Determine the reliability of the copier. (Round your answer to 4 decimal places, the tolerance is +/-0.0005)

Operations Management - Reliability

A CD player has 3 components that all must function for the player to work. The average reliability of each component is 0.86. What is the reliability of the CD player? (Round your answer to 4 decimal places, the tolerance is +/-0.0005)

The Cumulative CPI for Calculating an EAC

Note: I am an adult continuous learner. I started to learn EVM at work; however, I am hitting a wall with the EVM problems I am posting. Since I am a visual learner and learn by example, I need the following completed. 1) Provide and show all answers and step by step work to obtain the answer, not skipping any steps. Show a

Estimate at Completion Problem

Note: I am an adult continuous learner. I started to learn EVM at work; however, I am hitting a wall with the EVM problems I am posting. Since I am a visual learner and learn by example, I need the following completed. 1) Provide and show all answers and step by step work to obtain the answer, not skipping any steps. Show a

Calculations Using ETC, BAc, BCWP, EAC

1) Provide and show all answers and step by step work to obtain answer not skipping any steps, show all equations, acronyms (ie ETC, ACWP, etc), and if applicable, a description of how came to the answer. Problem: Bob's ETC = 6000, BAc = 10,000, BCWP=4,800, EAC = 14,000. What has Bob spent to date? Ans = 8000, but w

BCWP, ACWP, BAC, and EAC

NOTE: I am an adult continuous learner. I started to learn EVM at work, however, I am hitting a wall with the EVM problems I am posting. Since I am a visual learner and learn by example I need the following completed. 1) Provide and show all answers and step by step work to obtain answer not skipping any steps, show all equat