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Major Bill Bligh - Army War College

Major Bill Bligh, director of the Army War College's new 6-month attaché training program, is concerned about how the 20 officers taking the course spend their precious time while in his charge. Major Bligh recognizes that there are 168 hours per week and thinks that his students have been using them rather inefficiently. Blig

Capacity Utilization Rate Calculations and Demand Planning

1. A manufacturing Shop is designed to operate most efficiently at an output of 550 units per day. In the past month the plant produced 490 units. What was its capacity utiization rate last month? 2. A company has a factory that is designed so that it is most efficient (average unit cost is minimized) when pr

Operations Management - Productivity

5 questions in excel on total production. Show associated cell computations, and formulas please. Please complete in excel. Some analysis questions on the outcome of total production calculation.

Employee Motivation Theories

Although it may seem fairly obvious that receiving praise and recognition from one's company is a motivating experience, it is sad that many companies are failing miserably when it comes to saying thanks to their employees. According to Curt Coffman, global practice leader at Gallup, 71 percent of US workers are "disengaged," es

Operations Management Chapter 8 Q 6

A company that produces pleasure boats has decided to expand one of its lines. Current facilities are insufficient to handle the increased workload, so the company is considering three alternatives. A (new location), B (subcontract), and C (expand existing facilities). Alternative A would involve substantial fixed costs but r

Diversity and Cross-Cultural Communication

What is workforce diversity and what are some of the challenges that is poses for managers? Please focus specifically on issues of cross-cultural communication and how they may be addressed.

Missions and objectives

Visit the websites for the following organizations. Merck Boeing Rolls-Royce ExxonMobil Based on your review of the companies' posted mission and strategic goals, what types of projects would you expect them to pursue? If you worked for one of these firms and sought to maintain strategic alignment with their project por

Threats to validity in a research study

Hello, based on the attached paper, I need help elaborating: 1. Validity:Internal Validity:External 2. Data Analysis: Identifying the data analyses performed And the data analyses technique selection appropriateness to design.

Linear Programing Modeling

Dr. Maureen Becker, the head administrator at Jefferson County Regional Hospital, must determine a schedule for nurses to make sure there are enough nurses on duty throughout the day. During the day, the demand for nurses varies. Maureen has broken the day into 12 two-hour periods. The slowest time of the day encompasses the thr

Smartphones in Business and Enterprise

Smartphones have innovative user interfaces and applications; and significant processing power and storage capacity. And most owners would not ever be without their mobiles. Given those factors, consider a company that you buy products or services from that could benefit using 2D tags. This massive adoption of smart devices h

Marginal cost & benefit

1-The only choice variable is x. The total benefit function is B(x) = 100x - 2x2, and the total cost function is C(x) = 1/3 x3 - 6x2 + 52x + 80. a-What are the marginal benefit and marginal cost functions? b-Set up the net benefit function and then determine the level of x that maximizes net benefit. (Use the positive value

Disputed Hourly Pay Rule and General Motors 1998 strike

In an effort to save its shrinking rank and file, the UAW began a two-month-long strike against General Motors. At issue was GM's desire to eliminate its "pegged rate" pay system and cut its North American work force by about 40,000 jobs over four years. GM's pegged rate pay system allows plant workers who meet a daily quota in

Redlands Air Budgeting

Redlands Air, Inc charges $75 per hour for flight instruction. The company has $25,000 of annual fixed admininistrative costs, and pays $15,000 rental expense to Inland Empire Airport each year. Redlands incurs a $20,000 annual insurance premium to insure its aircraft and facilities. In addition, the company gathers the foll

Research Design Outline

Create and submit the Time Schedule for the proposed research and resources needed, as well as additional personnel, budget details, the consent forms, and the questions used for the surveys/questionnaires/interviews. The questions and possible responses must support the research objectives and the hypothesis. - Time Schedul

Effects of Downsizing the US Military

Can anyone find me an interesting article or two on where the US Military will be downsizing troops: officers, enlisted, etc? Please answer the following questions: By what time frame will the downsizing be done? How will this effect the economy and those families? What troops will go?

Supply Chain Management at CliffBar

From the beginning, CLIF BARs were made from wholesome ingredients. Yet as Erickson looked at the ingredients being sourced for CLIF BAR, he realized that making a healthy food product and sourcing ingredients from farmers, ranchers and cooperatives using organic growing techniques was a "natural" fit. The company made a commitm

Indigenous People and Assimilation

Please help answer the following problem: What is an issue indigenous people face regarding assimilation? Describe this issue and any effort made to mitigate it. How effective were these efforts? If they were not effective, what could have been done differently? For ideas, consider researching the White House Tribal Nations C

Costs of Home Care vs. Facility Care for Seniors

Complete this statement, "The purpose of this study is...home healthcare benefits for the elderly" and then follow up with a relevant and testable research questions. The Purpose of the Study is to gain information to address the problem introduced in home healthcare (example of using a purpose statement). The research questi

Research Questions for Conducting Surveys

Please help constructing a telephone, or in-person interview survey in home healthcare! The survey should have 10-15 questions accompanied by a brief background of the problem, trying to measure survey with 8-10 questions, 2-3 demographic questions, 1 open ended question, and 5-6 (multiple choice, multiple response or Likert

Impacts of Divorce on Children

For this project, put the information from the articles you evaluated in (Project 3.) into a literature review. A minimum of five relevant references are to be analyzed for the Literature Review. The references used are to be cited in the Literature Review of the Research Proposal. They are also to be included in the references

Starwood Performance Improvement Methods

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is no stranger to quality measurement. In the most recent year, Starwood properties around the globe held 51 of approximately 700 spots on Condé Nast's Gold List of the world's best places to stay. Its spa and golf programs have consistently been ranked among the best in the world. At Starwood, proc

Review into Diversity Management

Based on the following topic outline, I need help with developing an outlined response to all in APA style. I also have references Outline Workforce Diversity and Organizational Outcomes I. Diversity Issues and Turnover A. Diversity Issues 1. Issue ... 2. Definitions ... 3. Cause ... 4. Effect ... 5. Solution ... B.

Analyzing Business Ethics and Sustainability at an Energy Company

BP's code of conduct includes this: "health, safety, security and the environment—fundamental rules and guidance to help us protect the natural environment, the safety of the communities in which we operate, and the health, safety and security of our people" (BP, 2010). But Seidman (2010) said this: "Many of the factors th

Productivity and Efficiency in Manufacturing Plant Management

This is a discussion about the difference and relationship between productivity and efficiency in manufacturing plant management, including the effect production increase has on efficiency, and what other areas of effective plant management can impact productivity and efficiency.

Research and mixed methodology

Provide a list of advantages with a brief description of each advantage so I can further understand why this type of method is gaining prominence in research. Conversely, provide a list of disadvantages to explain why critics say using quantitative or qualitative should be used in a stand alone fashion. Additionally, why has mix

3M diversification strategies

Organizations have a variety of reasons to diversify their business and many ways to diversify and retrench. Please provide an explanation. Review the products 3M offers (http://www.3m.com/http://www.3m.com/) and the markets it serves. Select one or more 3M businesses and comment on their business diversification strategies

Strategic Analysis of Walt Disney

By using The Walt Disney Company complete a more in-depth analysis of its strategy 1. Discuss how that company has strengthened its generic strategy through complementary strategic moves in this industry. In your analysis of its strategic moves, examine the timing of these moves. a) Identify whether to pursue offensive or def