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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

Analysis

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

Qualitative and Quantitative Research Design

Develop a hypothetical design plan for each type of research in a Quantitative and Qualitative form. Provide a discussion of the appropriateness based on suitable foundational research sources for each type of research plan,

Business Research Creditable Sources

Scenario: You just got a job with a research company that will be offering internships to business research students. The interns will be assisting with short-term business research projects. Your manager has asked you to develop a brief training and assessment to ensure the interns know: the difference between primary and seco

Stakeholder Analysis - Microsoft

Stakeholders, if properly handled, can be a real asset to any organization. Evaluate any organization. Respond to the following: Identify each level of stakeholders. What are the factors the organization needs to consider in dealing with the differing levels of stakeholders? How successfully is the organization curre

Travelling salesman and permutational flow shop problems

Explain how the Travelling Salesman problem is equivalent to a Permutational Flow Shop problem. If possible, please also provide calculations to go along with the explanations. Use the following reference: Solvable Cases of the No-Wait Flow-Shop Scheduling Problem Author(s): Jack A. A. Van der Veen and Rene van Dal Sour

Evaluating Input-Transformation-Output Relationships

The operations management's success is dependent on contributions from many different disciplines within the group: industrial engineering, quality engineering, quality control, statistics analysis, supply chain, and production. Each provides an important role that helps to improve the decision-making process. Evaluate and de

Choosing a Distribution Site

American International Automotive Industries (AIAI) manufactures auto and truck engine, transmission, and chassis parts for manufacturers and repair companies in the United States, South America, Canada, Mexico, Asia, and Europe. The company transports to its foreign markets by container ships. To serve its customers in South Am

Companies and employee career management

I need an original answer for this question. In a world of fast-paced decisions, high-employee turnover, and employees feeling like they must "jump ship" to increase salaries substantially, do you believe most companies develop systems that invest in their employees' career management? Why, or why not? Give a specific examp

Sports and women in the workplace

The answer to this question must be an original answer. Not one that has been previously posted. Thank you. A report on ABC's Good Morning America show on August 13, 2014, reported on "Getting ahead in the workplace" and addressed the question of "Should Women be Sports-Savvy". It focused on the point that women needed spo

Careers: Business Operations

1) Supply Chain Integration 2) Distribution Systems 3) Warehousing 4) Technology and Logistics 5) Logistics Design Alternatives Out of the 5 concepts listed above, identify and briefly discuss the two most important concepts applicable to your career. You may also discuss the least applicable concept for your career.

Intermodal Logistical Facilities

1) What is your opinion on EDLER's ANSWER to the Question below? Be sure to make a good argument for your position and support your response with evidence from a resource. EDLER's ANSWER: Disadvantages would include the lack of capability for goods coming via some unanticipated means to arrive. Another is, if the organiza

Intermodal Logistics

Intermodal Logistics QUESTION: What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of intermodal logistics parks? Be sure to make a good argument for your position. 1) What is your opinion on MANUEL's ANSWER to the Question below? Be sure to make a good argument for your position and support your response with evidence from a

Optimization in a Players Selection

From the set of seven players, Coach Night has to select five-players start lineup. While selecting the lineup, objective is the maximize defensive ability and meet the lineup composition and playing abilities constraints. At least four members must be able to play guard (G), at least two members must be able to play forward (F)

Multiple Choice Questions: Market Efficiency

Question 1.1. An oversold market is generally considered to be overvalued. (Points : 1) True False Question 2.2. The advance/decline line is be used to time both the purchase and the sale of securities. (Points : 1) True False Question 3.3. The market reaction to quarterly earnings a

Threaded Discussions!

QUESTION: Is the use of IT in logistics as advanced as the use of IT in other areas of business? Be sure to make a good argument for your position. What is your opinion on ROGER's and KELLY's ANSWERS to the Question above? Be sure to make a good argument for your position and support your response with evidence from a resourc

Qualitative Research: Reliability

Is reliability as relevant to a qualitative research study as to a classic quantitative one? Why or why not? Please provide three specific examples, and/or citations from outside sources, in support of your response.

Stock Valuation Management Questions

Question 1.1. Which of the following contributes to high P/E ratios (Points : 1) High dividend payout ratios High rate of earnings growth Periods of high inflation High debt ratios Question 2.2. A company that wants to maintain both a constant growth rate in dividends and a constant payout ra