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    Operations Research

    CVS Distribution and Service Provider

    Please help understanding how CVS distributes its product? How does CVS, as a service provider, allocate their services and pass them on to its customers? How can a firm "inventory" services? What are some good resources for this information?

    CVS Supply Chain

    Please help understanding what the structure of the CVS organization is and its supply chain integration. How is the company's supply chain set up? Do they outsource it? Is it functional or disorganized? What are some good resources for this type of information?

    Supply Chain Standards

    I need help understanding how setting supply chain standards throughout the industry will improve supply chain management. Would this make businesses more efficient? How? Will it save organizations money? Will it make the supply chain more efficient? What are good resources to find info on this?

    Benchmarking and Strategic Planning

    In order to improve processes quality, management keeps records and evaluates processes based on these records. This type of recordkeeping is considered benchmarking. Benchmarking allows an organization to analyze variances for different types of processes. Benchmarking can also be used to improve in a continual improvement

    Prototyping and Utilization of Sharmer's Methodology

    As you examine PepsiCo leadership, analyze the prototyping, if any, that leadership is undertaking as a way to experiment with the future. Consider whether PepsiCo leadership is following Scharmer's (2008) advice: "This means to prototype the new in order to explore the future by doing, to create a little landing strip of the fu

    Out of Control Process using Control Chart

    When using a control chart, what are some patterns that would indicate that the process is out of control? Also explain what might cause a process to be out of control?

    Susan Webber asserts that management fixated on business metrics

    Details: Susan Webber asserts that management is fixated on business metrics. Based on the conceptual foundations and current practices covered in the course and additional relevant academic and professional literature, develop a research-based critique of the Webber article. General Requirements: Read "Management's Great

    Strategy, Planning, and Innovation

    I need help on the following. Please add the citation of your reference. 1. How would you describe what the balanced scorecard concept is and how does it align or support to the long-term objectives? 2. Why are objectives broken down into long-term and short-term? What is the benefit of the long-term objectives specific t

    Energy Audits in Energy Service Company

    Over the past several decades, there has been considerable growth in the providing of energy audits and energy surveys by both utilities and energy service companies (ESCO). There has been some debate in selected regions over who should provide these audits and surveys, utilities or ESCOs. Assume you are the manager of an ind

    Energy manager for a steel manufacturing facility

    Managing Energy Sources Week 5: Assignment Hand-in Assignment Over the past several decades, there has been considerable growth in the energy services market across the globe—with energy audits and energy performance monitoring being two examples of services that, in this case, utilities started to provide in the 1980s. The

    Improvement in Logistics at Walmart

    I need help researching how the logistics processes can be improved in Walmart's organization. How does inventory management, quality management, logistics planning and facilities layout/process improvement help Walmart improve their efforts? I also need help finding good sources for this information.

    Outline for Capital Budgeting Paper

    I have a 15 - 20 page literature review to write that captures relevant theories and empirical research leading to a significant research topic, problem, and research question(s). I need a 2 page outline to help me write a good literature review on "Capital Budgeting and Long-Term Financing" I have attached the relevant a

    Validity for Focus Groups

    I would actually think the focus group and projective techniques would be best. The combination can help define choice and why such choices are made. Focus groups can be asked the most general questions -i.e. What do you like to have for lunch?- to specific - i.e. What is your favorite sandwich for lunch? Focus groups are often

    Strategic Issues at Tesla Motors

    Answer firs. Set, then one in end to help me understand Tesla Motors: Charging into the Future? will post what preliminary work I found to help out near the bottom . In a four or five-page analysis answer the following questions : -Should Tesla continue to compete in the automobile market, or should it allow itself

    Annotated Bibliography Example

    See the attachment. Prepare an annotated bibliography of the five resources (attached), be sure to address the following as a minimum: Include the full APA citation Discuss the scope of the resource Discuss the purpose and philosophical approach Discuss the underlying assumptions If referring to a research reporting ar

    Optimal Order Quantity in Production

    Problem 1 Dulles Electric Company buys 1 million tons of coal annually to burn at its power plant. The company wants to invest in a unit train that will haul coal from the mine to the power house, where it is dumped in a large field. The shipping cost is expected to be $40 a ton. The cost of capital to Dulles is 10% per annum.

    Qualitative Research for Marketing Expansion

    See the attachment. Identify primary and secondary data sources that would you use. (For this discussion, a survey is not an option). Justify why these data sources are appropriate for the study's purpose. Identify the variables from the data sources that you would use for analysis. Distinguish between the levels of data for th

    Internal Environment at General Mills and Swot Analysis

    a) Assess what you believe to be the most important aspects of the internal environment at General Mills. Do not try to analyze every aspect of the internal organization -- rather, identify a minimum of two internal strengths and/or weaknesses. Do your best not to repeat the observations made by your peers, although you are enco

    Use of Incentive Contracts

    Can you please help me with the following questions. 1. Is it possible or even appropriate to ever combine the two types of incentive contracts such that both incentive and award fees may be earned on the same contract? 2. What sort of objective measurements might be applied? 3. What sort of objective disincentives (

    Walmart's inventory management

    I need help finding a company or organization that has good inventory management procedures. Does this company use VMI? Could it use VMI? What does it use to ensure it has the right inventory at the right time and control the costs? What sources can I use to support this information?

    Forecasting Methods.

    Scenario: Suppose that you are the operations manager for ABC Manufacturing, a small manufacturing company founded three years ago. ABC has been manufacturing and selling an electric motor for the past year, but the company has not always had sufficient workers assigned to manufacturing this electric motor in order to satisfy de

    Definition of a Project and its Key Concepts.

    Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central). (PM600 -1502B -03) Phase 1 Discussion Board Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 600-800 words that respond to the following scenario with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Thi

    Research Study Alternatives and Their Advantages

    1. All of the following are part of an exploratory phase search strategy except _____. discovery and analysis of secondary sources expert interviews interviews with those involved with the problem brainstorming experiments 2.Which of the following statements is false with respect to the two-stage research appro

    Executive Summary Example: Career Development Plan

    This solution is to be used by students who are seeking an APA formatted Executive Summary example of how to establish a career plan with action steps. It gives the student a first person perspective on how to craft a response to the question of "what needs to be done to grow my career".

    UPS Procurement and Supply Chain

    I need help with a problem that involves the procurement or acquisition practices of UPS and the types of materials that the company uses. Analyze where those materials are sourced, how they are delivered, and what the overall supply chain operations of the company are. I need help in the following areas: Procurement Mate

    Vendor Managed Inventory and Bullwhip effect

    I need help with the following questions for my 5 page paper: 1. Is Vendor Managed Inventory a valid method for reducing the Bullwhip effect (BWE)? 2. How does it compare to other inventory management methods for reducing the BWE? 3. What conclusions can be drawn from these comparisons? The articles I've read (see belo

    Total annual manufacturing cost

    Consider the following specific potential outsourcing situation: ABC has determined it can manufacture the new valve product internally for $27,000 in fixed costs (FC) and $8 variable costs (VC) per unit. The company president has estimated ABC will sell 4,800 (unit volume = UV) of these valves each year. Jay Production, a sm

    Total Quality Management: Tools of Quality Control

    See the attachments. 1. Another issue ABC is facing is reliability of their products, in part because they are manufacturing increasingly complex products. One such product is designed and manufactured with five different subassemblies combined in series. It was determined through testing that those subassemblies have reliabili

    Interview review for themes

    Mini-Project: Themes and the Write-Up To prepare for this Application: Review Chapter 9 in Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches; the examples of themes in "Stretching" Exercises for Qualitative Researchers; and pages 502-525 in Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods. Analyze your in