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Operations Research

Discussion Questions

Respond to the following question. Provide rationale and examples to support your answers. Multinational and global markets may be segmented along geographic, demographic, economic, technological, or cultural lines. Select one market segment and discuss which strategic planning considerations are necessary to address multinat

Market analysis of Egypt

Conduct a market analysis, also known as market intelligence, about Egypt in north Africa . There are three main components of market analysis or intelligence: 1. Analysis of the customer and consumer needs 2. Analysis of the competitive environment 3.Analysis of the overall environment, including economical, political, te

Culture And Multinational Negotiations

Provide rationale and examples to support your answers. 1. Culture has been referred to as the "silent language of overseas business." Discuss how the languages of time, space, things, friendship, and agreements influence negotiating styles in multinational and global markets. 2. Within the last decade, the European Union (E

Harvard citation style

Use the Harvard citation style guidelines at to identify and correct errors (i.e. violations of the Harvard style). Note: In total there are 20 errors in the extract; 7 in the text and 13 in the References list. EXTRACT: Levitt discusses the need for, and potential benefits of, the industrialization of service. He desc

Calculate the forecasted demand for May.

The following table shows the demand for an important item for months January through April. You decided to use the exponential smoothing with alpha= 0.3 and the forecast for January was 52. What is the forecasted demand for May? Month Demand January 55 February 52 March 56 April 64

Calculate the minimum number of machines needed to meet demand.

The King Company is producing two types of products: A and B. Both products are produced on the same machining operation. The machines operate on two 8-hour shifts, 5 days per week, and 50 weeks per year. The manager wants to maintain a 20 percent capacity cushion. The demand forecast, batch sizes, processing times, and setup ti

Material Requirements Planning - Step by Step

Q: FireKing Office Products, a manufacturer of fireproof file cabinets, uses MRP to schedule its production. Demand and inventory data for its "Signature Series Files" model are given in the table below. Period 1 2 3 4 5 Demand 20 40 30 10 45 Ordering Cost = $100 per order Holding Cost = $1 per file cabinet per week Le

Changes in the Industry Often Leads to Discontinuation of Products

1. If there is high speed of change in an industry, which results to a low level of visibility of the future, the outcome will further result to major discontinuities which will impact on the firm historical success strategy. Discuss this concept using the five level turbulence scales? To be realistic, you may use real world com

University Analysis Case Study

Read the attached case study "Southwestern University" and answer the questions following it. This should primarily be in your own words. If you paraphrase or quote words or ideas from other resources, please cite your sources using APA format. ----- Southwestern University: With the rising demands of a successful


What is a "sit in" and what are the conditions necessary for it to be effective?

Research about the company's financial statements

Can someone please help me with this assignment as I am having hard time to put it together. Thank you in advance Select a publicly quoted company. Obtain the annual report (10-K) of the company for the immediate past year. The Form 10-K report is accessible at An alternative means to obtain

Annual Productivity Plan

***SCENARIO*** COMPANY EMAIL FROM: George Washburn SUBJECT: Annual Productivity Plan The Plasit-brack product line is an important part of our business and with your qualifications, I am looking for some good things to happen with these products. I am announcing the annual productivity plan and goal, which is for

Chinese Consumer Expectations

Read the following article and write an analysis focusing on the question below: - McEwen, W., Xiaoguang F., Zhang, C., & Burkholder, R. (2006). Inside the mind of the Chinese consumer. Harvard Business Review 84(3). (AN 19707486) Consider the wide range of Chinese consumer expectations along with the three areas addressed

Understanding a competitive environment and customer differentiation

Respond to one question only. Provide rationale and examples to support your answers. 1. The competitive environment is often overlooked as a component of marketing research. In what way does knowledge of the competitive environment contribute to a more complete understanding of multinational and global market research? 2. D

Operations Management - monitored with control charts.

A shirt manufacturer buys cloth by the 100 yard roll from a supplier. For setting up a control chart to manage the irregularities (e.g., loose threads and tears) the following data was collected from a sample provided by the supplier. SAMPLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 IRREGULARITIES 3 5 2 6 5

Operation and Improvement

Hi I want more explanation about this process. I am inviting company to improve my business operation improvement process. As the vendor is providing following things..... What Can I ask for improving my business and What kind of questions I can ask in terms of operation and improvement? Identify value drivers for opera

Types of costs in an inventory system

Identify and explain the types of costs that are involved in an inventory system, in regards to operations management. Concepts covered include shrinkage, processing and distribution. Please provide 200 or more words, please. Include references in APA format.

Minimizing Labor Costs

A Steak House operates with 2 full time employees who work 8 hours per day plus a number of part-time employees who work 2 or 3 hour shifts during peak meal times. Management wants to develop a schedule for part time employees that will minimize labor costs and still provide customer service. The steak house is open from 11:00am

Case Study - Akamai Technologies: When Demand Exceeds Capacity

See the attached file. 1. Why does Akamai need to geographically disperse its servers to deliver its customers' Web content? 2. If you wanted to deliver software content over the Internet, would you sign up for Akamai's service? Why or why not? 3. What advantages does an advertiser derive from using Akamai's service? What k

Quantitative and qualitative analysis:

Hello, In the Howard Raiffa article on Decision Analysis, I am having trouble deciphering the perspective on one man's intellectual journey through the use of quantitative and qualitative analysis to assist decision makers with their decisions.... Where do we go from here with Operations Research and Management Science??

Identifying Process Improvements for Operations Improvement Plan

Based on the information you gathered in your process identification assignment, choose one of the processes you have identified and carry it forward through the remainder of your Operations Improvement Plan (OIP) project. The process selected should lend itself to an in-depth analysis and should be important to Toyota. Since

Disasters and Rising Costs of Living

When disasters hit an area, the cost of everything seems to go up immediately: food, water, housing, gas and so forth. Explain why this phenomenon may actually be a good thing, using the laws of supply and demand to explain your answer.

Primary Qualitative Research

Please review a interview questionnaire based on the situation analysis, SWOT analysis and the specific charge in a marketing plan for Samsung. The goal is to develop the questions that will promote awareness of the new Samsung Galaxy Tablet Mini (The Charge) that they want to introduce and to encourage purchase intention.

Technology & Sustainability Issues: Anglo-American Case Study

1. This case was written as a promotional piece to specifically show Anglo American in a favorable light. Conduct a research of the company for an objective view and summarize here. 2. Evaluate how technology, product, and process developments enable a large company like Anglo American to be sustainable, or not. 3. Human r

Technology and Innovation Management Research

This activity requires you to write a Research Paper on a subject of your choice within Technology and Innovation Management. Example topics include:( Please Choose One Topic) 1. Delivering Value with IT 2. Creating and Evolving a Technology Roadmap 3. Delivering IT Functions: a Decision Framework 4. Information Delivery: I

Business Research and Methodology

1) How are Hypothesis Development and Theoretical Framework used in Healthcare? 2) How does the Measurement of Variables (Operation Definition) play a role in the Healthcare Field.