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Pro-Forma Income Statement

Explain how outsourcing would impact the pro-forma income statement. You may utilize Excel for calculations and/or presentation of financial analyses related to the assignment. Be sure to support your position using information from the assigned text(s) reading and other sources and utilize Microsoft Excel with formulas for any

Structural Options for Increasing Global Presence

You have been assigned to a task force with other department managers to consider structural options for SWC as the company moves forward with expanding its global presence. Specifically, SWC intends to expand sales and customer service efforts in several Western Europe and the Pacific Rim countries to address demand and foster

IT Outsourcing

I'm doing a paper on IT Outsourcing, when can I find current information including graphs and charts on outsourcing (offshoring). Such as which jobs are being outsourced, the leading countries of outsourcing like India, growth and volume of outsourcing over the years. can anyone help? INSTRUCTIONS: Research a business-rel

Outsourcing - A Business Related Issue

I need to select a business related issue to research and write a 15 to 20 page paper and with help of one of your TA's I got an idea of Outsourcing business operations to foreign courntries. I have the following questions: Is the topic too broad? Do I need to change to topic to be more specific? Can you forward me any w

Business Trend

In your own words please. I need help in identifying a current business trend and predicting it's impact in 10 years. How would the results of this trend impact building a multi-national media firm, specifically a publishing house? Please be detailed. I do not want just a paragraph. I appreciate your assistance. This is

Experimental Critique

Describe the independent and dependent variables used in the study. Comment on the sampling used to gather subjects. Comment on the reliability and validity of the study. Please see attached document for describing an experimental research article. I need to identify and describe the independent and dependent variable of the

Financial performance and forecasts

Question 1--------I need to review a current events internet article within the past 12 months that discusses how a company has improved its financial performance through: a. Cost savings, or b. Productivity gains through the use of Operating Leverage (substituting technology for manpower). I am not able to us

GE's businesses

- What are GE's businesses? - How do you think can GE collaborate with them Tata & IIT in India? Which GE businesses, other than IT, will derive benefits from collaboration? - Refering to the attached article, other than lower cost inputs, what else do you think does GE gain by working there? - Do you think it was wise to sel

Levi Strauss' problems

Levy Strauss & Company, the California gold rush outfitter whose trademark blue jeans have been an American clothing staple for generations, had fallen on hard times by 2004 and needed a change in strategic direction. After seven consecutive years of falling sales, profits turned to losses in 2003. Management responded to the

Assessing cost leadership strategy and differentiation strategy

What is cost leadership strategy and differentiation strategy? Is it possible for a company or business unit to follow a cost leadership strategy and a differentiation strategy? Why or why not? Support the answer What are the three (3) advantages and three (3) disadvantages of being a first-mover in an industry? Give an examp

Applied Marketing Management

Besides selling directly to the end user, how could ITO use distribution channels to sell its services and grow its business? How long do you think it would take to set up these distribution channels and when could ITO expect to see revenue from these distribution channels? Why did you feel it would take this long and why would

Outsourcing for Profit

Outsourcing has become a term that means both creative ways to make businesses more profitable and promoting profit over good corporate citizenship. How can companies balance the need to outsource to save money and the negative consequences of outsourcing such as layoff, and how can operations managers help find that balance?

Could there truly be an IT identity crisis in the Information Technology field?

What is the state of the present Information Technology field? Is is true that there is a real IT identity crisis in the present world today? Do Information Technology professionals understand where they fit in the organization today? How can IT professionals maintain their marketability despite the outsourcing industry?

Multiproject Resource Scheduling

Present two reasons scheduling resources is an important task and describe how outsourcing project work can help alleviate some of the common problems associated with multiproject resource scheduling. Include your references.

Could there truly be an IT identity crisis in the Information Technology field?

What is the state of the present Information Technology field? Is is true that there is a real IT identity crisis in the present world today? Do Information Technology professionals understand where they fit in the organization today? How can IT professionals maintain their marketability despite the outsourcing industry?

Questions about outsourcing

You are a manager of a firm that produces widgets for both the Federal Government and open market third party vendors. Last week you and your board of directors were introduced to outsourcing your warehousing operations that would bring a substantial savings to the company. Now, it is very apparent that the company will save do

Project Team Management

How can a project team's structure help or hinder the successful completion of a project? What criteria should be used to determine whether to outsource a project component and/or resources?

Present value problem

Your company plans to outsource the printing and copying function. You have been asked to evaluate this proposal. You have gathered the following information. a. Current printing and coping costs within the company: 335,000 per year for next 8 years b. Your company's required return: 12% c. An outsourci

Identifying relevant and irrelevant cost

Distinction Between Relevance and Cost Behavior: Bron Co. makes and sells a single product. Bron incurred the following costs in its most recent fiscal year. Materials Cost ($7 per unit) Sales Commission (2% of Sales) Co. President's Salary Salaries of Admin. Personnel Depre

Operations Management

If demand for product "A" were forecast at 1,000,000 units for the coming year and your factory has one machine capable of producing 75,000 units per month, how much of product "A" might you plan to acquire through outsourcing?

Choosing suppliers

Topic: suppy chain management --- choosing suppliers Please explain --- in detail --- the following: * What are the useful criteria/considerations one would apply/consider when choosing among suppliers? When allocating capacity among suppliers? * Are domestic and offshore suppliers always a substitute for each other? Are