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Zephyr Inc. End of Their First Year of Operations

At the end of their first year of operations on December 31, 2010 Zephyr, Inc had total GAAP financial net income before taxes of $190,000. Zephyr, Inc.'s tax rate is 35%. They had the following book-tax differences in 2010: $30,000 Tax depreciation in excess of book depreciation $1,500 Municipal bond interest income $10,000

Martin's Decision Making Model

I need some help with the following: Identify a problem in your organization, or a challenge from your simulation experience, and apply the four stages of Martin's decision-making model to it. First, identify how the problem would be solved using conventional thinking and then discuss how the same problem would be solved

The Marketing Research Process

I need help with this question: Briefly discuss the marketing research process. How can a firm leverage its marketing information system (MIS) to yield the greatest value for its research efforts? Your dissussion should cover the six steps of the marketing process which are: 1. Define the Research Problem 2. Establish

Linear Programming for a Transportation Problem

1. A toy manufacturer ships toys from three plants to three regional distribution centers. The shipping costs per carload, plant capacities (in carloads) and demands (in carloads) are given below. Solve the problem and report your transportation assignments, including the total transportation cost. Center 1 2 3 Plant A

Marketing Research Process

This solution briefly describes the marketing research process. What are the major steps in a research project and what activities are carried out under each step. The role of marketing research in a company's MIS system is also covered here.

The Waikiki Enterprise Corporation

Develop problem using Excel: The Waikiki Enterprise Corporation produces two types of computers at its manufacturing plant in Torrance, California. Profit on computer A is $900 per unit and for B it is $600. The manufacturing plant can produce not more than 50 of computer A and 100 of computer B a day. The following table dis

Binary programming model

Globex Investment Capital Corporation owns six companies that have the following estimated returns (in millions of dollars) if sold in 1 of the next 3 years: Year Sold (estimated return, $1,000,000s) Company 1 2 3 1 $14 $18 $23 2 9 11 15 3 18 23 27 4 16 21 25 5 12 16 22 6 21 23 28 To generate oper

Making Research Decisions

Our female sales representatives have lower customer defections than do our male sale representatives. a. What concepts and constructs might you use to study this phenomenon? b. How are any of the aforementioned concepts and/or constructs related to explanatory hypotheses?

Example of Not-for-Profit Marketing Research

Provide an example on how a not-for-profit organization would use marketing research. Please use Burns, A. C. & Bush, R. F. (2006). Marketing research and SPSS 13.0 package (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Research Methods

Explain the following: -Discuss how research topics are selected. -Discuss the importance of the purpose statement. -Explain how the research questions and hypothesis are developed. -Discuss the null and alternative hypothesis and how they support the research effort. -Discuss how the research effort will be meas

types of triggers; operational data

Briefly describe three types of triggers. What is a stored procedure? How do they differ? Why is operational data sometimes unusable for Business Intelligence use?

How do you formulate this as a goal programming problem

Mick Garcia, a certified financial planner (CFP) has been asked by a client to invest $250,000. This money may be placed in stocks, bonds, or a mutual fund in real estate. The expected return on investment is 13% for stocks, 8% for bonds, and 10% for real estate. While the client would like a very high expected return, she would

This addresses which company has more operating leverage.

Which company would have higher operating leverage: a software company that makes large investments in research and development, or a manufacturing company that uses expensive materials and relies on highly skilled manual labor rather than automation? Why?

Explain the components and functionalities of distribution programming

The most advanced supply-distributor arrangements for administering VMSs involve distribution programming. Explain the components and functionalities of distribution programming. -Please use at least two credible references to complete the assignment. -APA format -In-text and reference citations are required for all written

Solving a linear programming model

Marie McCoy has committed to the local PTA to make some items for a bake sale on Saturday. She has decided to make some combination of chocolate cakes, loaves of white bread, custard pies, and sugar cookies. Thursday evening she went to the store and purchased 20 pounds of flour, 10 pounds of sugar, and 3 dozen eggs, which are t

Distribution Programming

The most advanced supply-distributor arrangements for administering VMSs involve distribution programming. Explain the components and functions of distribution programming.

Burger Doodle restaurant - using excel solver

Solve the linear programming model developed in Problem 22 for the Burger Doodle restaurant by using the computer. a. Identify and explain the shadow prices for each of the resource constraints. b. Which of the resources constraints profit the most? c. Identify the sensitivity ranges for the profit of a sausage biscuit and the a

The consumer research process

Identify the steps in the consumer research process. Evaluate and discuss the strengths and limitations of quantitative (positivism) vs. qualitative (interpretivism) research methodologies.

Research Concepts and Principles for a Proposal of a Project

Now that you have submitted and received approval for your research proposal, you must go before the IRB (institutional review board) at the site where you plan to select subjects and conduct your research. In this final project, describe the role of an IRB in a research process. What types of concerns might they have about your

Media-selection problem as a linear-programming problem

See attached file for full problem details. PART A: The first step in media selection is to formulate the media-selection problem as a linear-programming problem. The decision variables are the number of inserts in each of the media outlets, and the objective function is to maximize the number of customers reached. The c

Research an ethical issue: Impact does it have on business

Identify and research an ethical issue. Why did you select the issue? What is the research background on the issue? What impact does it have on the business environment and stakeholders? How are businesses successfully resolving the issue? Provide examples.

Formulate the goal programming model.

Durham Designs manufactures home furnishings for department stores. Planning is underway for the production of items in the "Wildflower" fabric pattern during the next production period. Bedspread Curtains Dust Ruffle Fabric required (yds) 7 4 9 Time re

Which of the following best describes experimental research? -survey of the current state of events -describes a groups characterisitcs -high level of control over variable -provides a broad picture of a concept Research questions can be as _____ as inquiring about the effects of television on language development, or as ________ as content of commercials and teen buying habits. -broad, specific -good, bad -general, broad -specific, general

Which of the following best describes experimental research? -survey of the current state of events -describes a groups characterisitcs -high level of control over variable -provides a broad picture of a concept Research questions can be as _____ as inquiring about the effects of television on language development, or a

What advantages do computer applications that solve LP problems have?

What advantages do computer applications that solve LP problems have? Find at least one computer application, other than Excel's Solver of course, that solves LP problems. Present it's web address, and then discuss whether it is free or purchased and then discuss the purpose of that computer application.