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Time Warp, New Year's Day (2016)

Can you help me with the following assignment? It's New Year's Day, 2016. You just had a great New Year's Eve celebration; you finished analyzing the performance of Tablet Development and are ready to charge ahead into the future. As you turn on the TV and try to open your eyes, you notice something strange (again). The TV c

Capacity planning : Selecting the appropriate location

The Quick Copy center for document copying is deciding where to locate a new facility. The annual fixed and variable costs for each site it is considering have been estimated as follows: Location Fixed Costs Variable Costs A $85,000 $2/unit B $49,000

Capacity planning : Center of gravity method

Joe's Sports Supplies Corporation is considering where to locate its warehouse in order to service its four stores in four towns: A, B, C, and D. Two possible sites for the warehouse are being considered, one in Jasper and the other in Longboat. The following table shows the coordinates for each of the four towns. Also shown are

Capacity planning for Speedy Logistics

The owners of Speedy Logistics, a company that provides overnight delivery of documents, are considering where to locate their new facility in the Midwest. They have narrowed their search down to two locations and have decided to use factor rating to make their decision. They have listed the factors they consider important and a

Utilization measures

A manufacturer of printed circuit boards has a design capacity of 1000 boards per day. The effective capacity, however, is 700 boards per day. Recently, the production facility has been producing 950 boards per day. Compute the design and effective capacity utilization measures. (Round your answers to 1 decimal place, the tol

Analysis of Financial Performance

Each student will choose a publicly-traded dividend-paying firm to analyze (General Electric). For your firm, you will complete a financial analysis, employing the concepts and tools discussed in Chapter 2 of the text. Complete the following steps for this portion of the project: Obtain financial information for your firm f

Reward and Punishment Discussed

Review the Rewards and Punishment podcast. Rewards and punishment. Retrieved from 1). Define reward and punishment, how effective each is, and how they are most effectively used to change behavior. 2). Describe a "token economy" with an example of

Case: Managing Worker Safety and Health

See attached file. Case: Managing Worker Safety and Health 1. BACKGROUND: Provide some Background on the Case itself 2. ANALYSIS: What are the major points in this case? What are the issues or problems or issues you have identified? 3. SOLUTIONS: What are methods that would address the issues/problems (you need to suppo

Single Loop Learning and Double Loop Learning

1. Explain the difference between single loop learning and double loop learning. 2. What role does individual learning play in organizational learning? 3. What role does knowledge creation and knowledge management play in organizational learning? 4. What role does social learning play in communities of practice (CoPs)?

Discuss use and effect of positive, negative reinforcement

What could you do, as a senior manager, to make it more likely that managers would do what you asked them? How will you do so in such a way that the managers end up wanting to do coaching and enjoying it? Discuss the use and effects (including both short-term and long-term side effects) of positive reinforcement, negative

Using APA-style writing format, provide a written summary of the case study indicating what operations management techniques were used. Also recommend a technique that was not used and describe its potential impact on the outcome.

Operational Innovation is a Competitive Weapon at Progressive Insurance Progressive Insurance, an automobile insurer that started business in 1937, had approximately $ 1.3 billion in sales in 1991. By 2004 it had more than $ 11 billion in sales, and by 2007 was ranked 159 in the Fortune 500 list with $ 14 billion in sales cov

Aligning IT and Operations in an Organization

What needs to be done to successfully align business and IT in your organization? If you don't know or are unemployed, conduct some independent research regarding this topic for an organization of your choice.

Business Dilemma

June 2010, I started the journey of becoming a Supervisor for the first time. Within the first week an employee called in sick on a Saturday. Let's call the employee Sara to make this easy. Working at a credit union we only work four hours on Saturday's and normally with a limited staff. Instantly an employee commented, "Let

Sexual harrassment policy of Ferrum College

Read the Sexual Harassment Policy of Ferrum College below. Discuss whether the policy addresses quid pro quo harassment and hostile environment harassment issues. Provide documentation (and properly cite the reference) from the Sexual Harassment Policy of Ferrum College in your discussion. Provide three recommendations to the po

Flexible Manufacturing Systems

Please help with the following business management problem. Include at least one reference in your solution. Explain the concept of flexible manufacturing systems.

Analyze the case of Xerox's role and image in today's business world

Identify and describe one big idea that seems important and explain why the reasons. Relate the following article to Leadership and Management styles and theory. Xerox CEO Ursula Burns discusses Xerox's role and image in today's business world, her management style, and how she feels being the first female African-American C

Transnational Models and Global Firms

Compare the description of the transnational model to the elements of a learning organization. Do you think the transnational models seem workable for a huge global firm? Why or why not?

Structuring Alternatives to Escalating Pay

It is clear from the numerous articles on global pay and benefits that competition for talent is as vigorous as the pay and benefits. What could you offer as an alternative to escalating pay? Keep in mind that some consultants advocate for strong brand as a strategy to compensate talent. They will be able to attract and retain t

Problem Solving.

Often the most difficult part of problem solving is identifying the correct problem. Many times, for example, symptoms get mistakenly identified as the problem. Effectively addressing a symptom does not solve a problem. The best business leaders are adept at analyzing situations to identify core problems. Once you have correctly

Ethics in management

-Describe how values differ at personal and professional levels, and how they are similar. -Apply a current business ethics issue to support your ideas. -Describe and define which ethical system(s) and its theory(s) that relate to your chosen business ethics issue and give your reasons for choosing them.

Identify the mistakes that Foster's made and to suggest actions that Foster's should have taken to create value. Identify some of the reasons why Foster's thought the combination of beer and wine made sense.

One of the reasons for Foster's acquisitions was that it thought it could realize economies of scope from the sharing of resources/capabilities. They thought that both operational relatedness and activity sharing would easily develop. It is clear that Foster's did not have a real deep understanding of the wine business, as evi

Performance dashboards- Discussion Question

What is the current state of your organization's readiness (organizational and technical)? If you don't know or are unemployed, conduct some independent research regarding this topic for an organization of your choice. If your organization is not "ready", what steps does it need to take to become so?