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Forecasting by least square method

The following gives the number of accidents that occurred on Florida State Highway 101 during the past 4 months: MONTH NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS January 30 February 40 March 60 April 90 Forecast the number of a

Individualist Versus Collectivist

Please help select a research article that analyzes one of the cultural patterns such as collective versus individualistic social perception and gender perspective differences. Help is needed developing a reflection that summarizes the pattern and analyze the implications in a global organization.

Impact of Megatrends in Supply

Based on your experience or readings, discuss how these mega trends affect the Purchasing and Supply Management professional in the exercise of his/her duties and responsibilities - in particular Supply Chain Management and Supplier Outsourcing in the public and private sectors. What are the salient factors that have contributed

Forecasting Techniques: Moving Average and Exponential Smoothing

The Carbondale Hospital is considering the purchase of a new ambulance. The decision will rest partly on the anticipated mileage to be driven next year. The miles driven during the past 5 years are as follows: YEAR MILEAGE 1 3,000 2 4,000 3 3,400 4 3,800 5 3,700 a) Forec

Forecasting Techniques: Exponential Smoothing

YEAR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DEMAND 7 9 5 9 13 8 12 13 9 11 7 Develop a forecast for year 2 through 12 using exponential smoothing with α = .4 and a forecast for year 1 of 6. Plot your new forecast on a graph with the actual data and the native forecast. Based on a visual inspecti

Cycle Counting

Even though a company may have an active campaign to record inventory accuracy, those records need to be verified through a continuing audit. Those audits are known as performing a cycle counting of work-in-progress, piece part inventory and finished goods. Explain how cycle counting audits improve inventory accuracy. Expl

Marketing for New App

Scenario: You have created a new app for the iPhone, which allows users to locate trained, experienced babysitters within a specific zip code in the U.S. You would like to market the app through Apple's App Store, but need to develop an estimate of potential users who might purchase it. You have determined that iPhone users ten

General mechanical ventilation system

Discuss some of the problems that might be encountered when implementing OSHA's machine guarding standards in the workplace. Do you feel that the standards are adequate to control machine guarding hazards in general industry? Why, or why not? and Discuss some of the circumstances where mechanical ventilation is required

Riordan Manufacturing, Inc.

I need assistance with a powerpoint with speaker notes and cited references on Riordan Manufacturer. The first attachment is the actual assignment and the 2nd attachment is the detailed requirements. Please let me know if more details is required.

Mock study instrument and validity

Describe an instrument selected for a mock study and its appropriateness. Describe its reliability and validity as reported in the literature, and its cultural appropriateness to your population. Identify if you would need to modify the instrument, and if so, what that modification might be and the rationale. If the instrument

Inventory Management and Performance Objectives

Please explain in 5-6 sentences. cite source please. Pick a particular company. Based on your choice, describe how an efficient supply chain can result in increased competitive advantage for this company. What is the purpose of inventory? How does inventory management impact operations performance objectives? Provide speci

Processes Codified in ERP

Reflect on the readings for this module as well as those from previous modules when you consider this module's discussion question. In your response, take into account the time constraints on modern businesses in terms of time to market and demand for innovation. As an aside, and not as part of the assignment, you may wish to co

Work Cells in Lean Manufacturing

There is a strategic importance of locations and the factors that affect the decision of where to locate a facility. Now that the location has been selected, the factory has to be designed and workers trained. Explain how the cell concept works to improve productivity and quality, and how it acts as a means to support lean m

IKEA analysis report

1. IKEA Analysis of the Supply Chain 2. IKEA Plan to Improve Operating Processes 3. IKEA Assessment of the Impact on Human Resources 4. Explain changes to the compensation and incentives at your company that is necessary to reinforce your recommendations and increase efforts for continuous improvement throughout IKEA Pleas

Riordan supply chain and operational design

Riordan Supply-Chain and Operational Design Analysis Pt.1 • Ch. 9 Quality • Previous Assignment Information • Riordan Simulation • Project Requirements (Dr. Tom) Writing Tense: 3rd Person (He, She, They, or It) Writing Style: Expository (Explain, Review, and Describe - Be Objective - Avoid Personal Opinions) Minim

Guidelines Related to Diversification

List and discuss some guidelines for when related diversification would be a particularly good strategy to pursue. Response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Add a new location: Tesla's Decision

Operations management is a very broad field of study and you have covered a lot of material in the first half of the course. Using a real service or manufacturing operation that you have experience with, evaluate the elements that they would have to consider to expand their operation to another facility.

Business Research: Literature Reviews & Annotated Bibliographies

Scenario: In your Professional Writing course, the instructor has assigned a major research paper on a subject of your choice. The first phase of the assignment is to conduct a literature review, and create an annotated bibliography of the sources you intend to use in writing the paper. After exploring the sub-tabs about Anno

ERP Systems: Selecting Software

The executive has asked that you, the warehouse manager, to join the decision-making team for selecting the appropriate software for the new ERP system in your company. Who would you choose to be on the selection team? Explain your choices.

Business Level Strategy and the Consumer

Why is the customer important to a business-level strategy? How do each of the five business-level strategies relate to the customer? Provide an example of a company for each the five business-level strategies, and explain how the company used the strategy to address customer needs.

Global Factory Location

Strategic importance of locations and the factors that affect the decision of where to locate a facility. One of the primary roles of an operations manager involves being part of the decision process to locate a new facility in order to either expand the current operations or to reduce cost by outsourcing. The elements to be con

Infographics and Communication

Scenario: As a BUSN 303 student, you will practice a new skill: presenting research facts in an "infographic" format. The Oxford Dictionary defines an infographic as "a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data" and adds the example sentence: "A good infographic is worth a thousand words."

Crocs Supply Chain and Competitive Advantage

Read the Stanford Graduate School case study, Crocs: Revolutionizing an Industry's Supply Chain Model for Competitive Advantage Answer the study questions below in depth: 1) What are Croc's core competencies? 2) How do they exploit these competencies in the future? Consider the following alternatives: a. Further vert

Six Sigma, Bottlenecks and Theory of Constraints

1. What happens when a system reaches a point where the bottleneck can not be reasonably alleviated? 2. The area with the low performing employee would fall behind and slow down the entire process, but in a normal office setting where work is performed in parallel does the TOC (Theory of Constraints) really apply? 3. What type


Please help with the following: Develop an analysis essay to the leadership team reporting on the five topics listed below. Answering discussion points by providing basic operational concepts presented within the course material. Topic 1: Operations Consulting and Reengineering - What is operational consulting? - Wha

Matrix: Service & Product

Resources: Ch. 3, 6, & 7 Writing Tense: First Person (I or We) Writing Style: Critical (Review, Explain, and Provide Opinion) Substantively answer the following: 1. Complete the Design Matrix (See Template Under "Student Materials") • Identify one "Service-Based Operation" and one "Product-Based Operation." • Identify