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# Should North Manufacturing Order Pumps

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North Manufacturing has a demand for 1,000 pumps each year. The cost of a pump is \$50. It cost North Manufacturing \$40 to place a order, and the carrying cost is 25% of the unit cost. If pumps are ordered in quantities of 200, North Manufacturing can get a 3% discount on the cost of pumps. Should North Manufacturing orders 200 pumps at a time an take the 3% discount?

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In this we have to compare the costs with EOQ and order of 200 pumps.

EOQ= SQRT ((2AO)/C)
A= Annual demand= 1000
O= ordering cost per order= 40
C= Carrying cost per unit= 25% of unit cost=12.5
EOQ= Q= 80 units

b) Find ...

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Calculations to find out whether a North Manufacturing company should order certain pumps at a 3% discount.

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## Ford Vs Honda

You are to develop the fundamentals of strategic plans for the Ford Motor Company and the Honda Motor Corporation, two giants of the automobile industry. You are to develop SWOT analyses and propose strategies for the two multinational enterprises. In doing so, it will be necessary to research, analyze, and compare both firms to better understand their current position and future plans to increase competitive advantage. Common problems facing each auto giant today are the current economy; the competition of the other auto firms; and the demand for a lower cost, more ecologically friendly, alternative fuel vehicle. Your research should include the following issues for both firms:

legal, social, and economic environments
management structure
operational and financial issues
impact of potential change factors
an analysis of strategic intent
future performance projections for at least five years
social and external challenges
current manufacturing facilities and distribution systems
market demand and demographics
alternative fuels and propulsion systems
Your document must evaluate, compare and contrast Fordâ??s and Hondaâ??s current position on these issues, then respond to the following:

Take the perspective of Fordâ??s Director of Strategic Planning to develop a full SWOT analysis of Ford, identifying and explaining at least five factors for each category (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) and propose a complete strategy (implementation, ramification and evaluation) which addresses one of Fordâ??s weaknesses and what you would do about it.

Take the perspective of Hondaâ??s Director of Strategic Planning to develop a full SWOT analysis of Honda, identifying and explaining at least five factors for each category (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) and propose a complete strategy (implementation, ramification and evaluation) which addresses one of Hondaâ??s weaknesses and what you would do about it.

If you were Honda, propose a complete strategy (implementation, ramification and evaluation) explaining what would you do about the alternative fuel vehicle issue?

Objective:

Analyze the relationships between a firm and the political and economic forces within its community.

Apply critical thinking skills to analyze business situations.

Use effective communication techniques.

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