Operating leverage is often measured as the percentage increase in pretax profits after depreciation for a 1% increase in sales. a. Calculate the operating leverage for the electric scooter project assuming unit sales are 100,000 (see Section 10 - 2). b. Now show that this figure is equal to 1 (fixed costs including deprec
10-14. Suppose that the expected variable costs of Otobai's project are ¥ 33 billion a year and that fixed costs are zero. How does this change the degree of operating leverage? Now recompute the operating leverage assuming that the entire ¥ 33 billion of costs are fixed.
Taussig Technologies is considering two potential projects, X and Y. In assessing the projects' risks, the company estimated the beta of each project versus both the company's other assets and the stock market, and it also conducted thorough scenario and simulation analyses. This research produced the following numbers: Correl
This solves problems in Project Evaluation and Review Technique/Critical Path Method (PERT/CPM). This is a step by step instructional guide in solving for Earliest Start Time, Earliest Finish Time, Latest Start Time, Latest Finish Time, slack time, and critical path. Clear illustrations identify the Earliest Start Time, Earli
BA 510; Accounting for Decision Making and Control, Seventh Edition 12-17: Software Associates (SA) is a computer software consulting firm that specializes in designing and implementing integrated marketing database warehousing programs. Humphrey Catalog is a client. In preparing its bid for Humphrey, SA estimates its total
Describe the tort risk exposure for any organization with which you are familiar with. The exposure may include intentional torts, unintentional negligence torts, and torts arising out of strict liability. Avoid discussing product liability. How does the risk arise? What legal principles govern this liability? What may a man
What are the activities involved as the project manager in relocating a company. (I am looking for a breakdown of the process involved.) Company X specialises in the installation of water quality chemical control systems. They specifically design and sell amperometric and redox chemical controllers. These controllers are con
The Retail Sales Manager will be responsible for making sure the organization's daily operations are running smoothly. He/she will be responsible for managing inventory to ensure that the organization has an adequate supply of products in stock for consumer demand. The sales manager must have strong communications and interpersonal skills. The retail sales manager must maintain an accurate record of cash income, outflow, and revenue. The sales manager must make sure that by the end of the day all money is accounted for. He/she must have some form of financial accounting knowledge and experience. The sales manager is responsible for paying employees and making sure that the hours worked match the paycheck earnings. The sales manager must take on the role as a personnel administrator that monitor the hiring, firing, and personnel processes, which include employee training and development. He/she makes all the important decisions in terms of organizational restructuring.
The Retail Sales Manager will be responsible for making sure the organization's daily operations are running smoothly. He/she will be responsible for managing inventory to ensure that the organization has an adequate supply of products in stock for consumer demand. The sales manager must have strong communications and interpe
About Royal Jelly in Japan Report on opportunities for market entry The Report on Opportunities for Market Entry (ROME) identifies the import opportunities for the country being researched with respect to the product line chosen above. Make a recommendation.
Analyze the relative strengths and weaknesses of the different perspectives for developing operations strategy :the top-down and the bottom-up . Which perspective would you choose and why ? Give examples to support your choice.
Read the attached Case Study "ROCHESTER MANUFACTURING CORPORATION." Prepare a case by a conservative plant manager for maintaining the status quo until the returns are more obvious. ---------------------- ROCHESTER MANUFACTURING CORPORATION Rochester Manufacturing Corporation (RMC) was considering moving some of its
Consider Dell. Integrate the concepts and operations management principles and now focus on the following questions: 1) How would Forward and Backward Scheduling inform managerial decision-making in that organization. 2) What are the benefits and difficulties of scheduling for the organization to implement this concept.
Using the teachings of Deming, Taguchi, Crosby, and other recognized quality experts. Outline the aspects of Quality, as it applies to any organization.
Discuss International virtual teams management ,the problems of communication, tasks, conflict resolution, solutions and good practices managers must consider.
Consider a project you are planning to implement in your home, workplace, or community organization. List all of the components of the project, decision points, resource requirements, and possible uncertainties. What do you feel is the measure of success for that project? Are there more than one measure for success? The Book
What is the purpose of Pareto improvement? A public project produces the following individual benefits for stakeholders state in terms of present values when an appropriate social discount of 15% is used: Individual PV Benefits Al $8,000 Bev $20,000 Chris
1. It has been said that systems fail when system builders ignore "people" problems. Why might this be or not be so? 2. How should information systems projects be managed? 3. Should producers of software-based services be held liable for economic loss suffered when their systems fail?
Explain why IT projects (such as Web site development or redesign) are less likely to be delivered on time and within budget than large building construction projects. Include a discussion of how project management software can help IT project managers achieve their goals.
Given the fact that a project's resources requirements are clearly spelled out in the projects action plan , why are PM's so concerned with resource allocation?
Please discuss the following. 1. An approach for leveling the resources without changing the schedule. 2. Reduction of potential effects of leveling the resources on operations.
The Colonial House Furniture Company manufactures two-drawer oak file cabinets that are sold through catalogs. The company initiates production of 150 cabinet packages each week. The percentage of good-quality cabinets averages 83% per week, and the percentage of poor-quality cabinets that can be reworked is 60%. a. Determine
Can you help me get started on this project? - Resources: Ch. 1-3 of Project Management: The Managerial Process - Select a current or past project you have been involved with in your organization or community. - Write a paper that includes the following elements: 1. A brief description of the project, including an ident
Please help with the following questions. Changes during the life cycle of projects are inevitable and will occur. Some changes may be very beneficial to project outcomes, but others may have a negative impact and should be avoided. Why is it important for project managers to resist changes to the project baseline? Und
1. There is a lot of talk about the process for developing cost estimates but the schedule process is not as well defined. What are your thoughts on how to estimate an accurate schedule? Where do you start? 2.How do you determine if the project is "sensitive" to the specific items? What are the criteria for selecting
Management Delegation Assignment You are a Director and your office needs to move to a new location within a reasonable timeframe. Write an email to the Project manager to delegate the following tasks: Find a suitable location Negotiate a lease Set up information systems and computers Arrange office configuration
Analyze a change you experienced that was initiated by a disruptive force. Describe the disruptive force and the organization's response to meet the challenge. Address the following questions: 1. In what way did the organization use or not use systems thinking to response to this challenge? 2. Was the organization's resp
Can you help me get started on this assignment? I'm really stuck! The following information is known about a project... Activity Immediate Predecessor(s) Activity Time (days) A - 7 B A 2 C A
Leadership is directly tied to an organization's bottom line. Research and anecdotal evidence support the premise that people in leadership positions must not only envision and catalyze change initiatives to enhance organizational effectiveness; they must also remain close enough to the initiative(s) that they see when they need
For this 4-5 page project, you will identify a business that you would like to start. Either this can be an actual plan for a business you have thought about starting for years, or you can create a hypothetical business for the purposes of this project. You will describe the vision, mission, and the type of structure your b
Questionnaires and Surveys are well established techniques for assessing project risk. Write a paper explaining why a company should use these techniques to manage risk throughout a project. Please provide an example of a questionnaire and a survey that you might use for a hypothetical project.