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    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

    Alternative Channel Management Techniques

    You and your team have decided to investigate the use of alternative distribution channels. Use the Library and internet to provide one other alternative channel management technique that could help a company sell its products or services. What conclusions, both positive and negative, can you draw about alternative channel manag

    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?

    Assumptions- Load-Bearing and Vulnerability Characteristics

    Please answer this question on an individual basis, and post your answer within the weekly discussion question conference. More and more companies are placing their 'value added' activities in the hands of the international market in hopes of improving their cost structure, expanding their markets or meeting competition

    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

    Explain how supplier partnerships can be advantageous to an organization.

    One of the most controversial topics in the area of sourcing is outsourcing of U.S. domestic jobs to areas with cheaper labor rates, such as India and other areas in Asia. Detail the reasons why companies are moving labor to offshore locations. Is there an ethical bias with this trend? Do you believe transferring domest

    IT outsourcing overseas for US companies

    I'm wondering how logistically do overseas firms who provide IT outsourcing services sell their services to U.S. companies, especially when they are located so far away?

    Disadvantages and Advantages of Outsourcing and Offshoring

    One of the most controversial topics in the area of sourcing is outsourcing of U.S. domestic jobs to areas with cheaper labor rates, such as India and other areas in Asia. Using course materials and other resources, do the following: 1. Detail the reasons why companies are moving labor to offshore locations. 2. Is there an