In what situations should the PERT estimation technique be used? Use advantages and disadvantages to support your arguments. In what situations should the CPM estimation technique be used? Use advantages and disadvantages to support your arguments. Are there any other project management cost and scheduling estimation tec
Too many people believe high quality is synonymous with high price or high cost. Pick two functionally similar products that compete in very different markets and discuss the relative quality of each, Toyota Corolla and a Rolls Royce. Is cost often a function of the market requirements and can high quality is achieved at any cos
1. What are the benefits of project management? Provide an example of how you have relied on project management. Based on your readings, how can you improve your project management skills? 2. What is a safety stock and when should it be used? How have safety stocks been used in your organization? Were they relied upon approp
We were looking at the Rolls-Royce brand. We noted that Rolls Royce could be vulnerable as a result of its uniqueness in terms of handmade craftsmanship and also aiming for perfection. Perhaps there is a negative effect of aiming for PERFECTION rather that just aiming high. Any thoughts? Please provide any references
You are the general manager of a large construction project. The contract has both financial incentives for finishing on time or early as well as large penalties if the project is completed late. You know that to get it done on time or early, project planning using a formal time line is essential. Address the following quest
What roles do operations managers play in addressing the major aspects of service quality? Thanks for helping me with this! Oh, please include references, too.
COST-PROFIT-VOLUME ANALYSIS Cyprus Fuel Project manufactures and sells a single product, EcoPlus, a fuel saving device for motor vehicles in the domestic market. The Project commenced business operations on January 2010 and sales in the first six months were brisk due to the world wide increase in fuel prices. However the seco
There may be instances where something happens that does change the Critical Path. What happens to the project if a task on the Critical Path is missed or delayed. What about a task on a non-critical path that is missed or delayed? Please include references
New Markets will gather data from Internet chat rooms, online news releases, and many other sources. This data will be compiled for both white papers and private contracts. Your assignment is risk control planning. You are to produce a risk register. At a minimum, each risk must be assessed qualitatively. Additionally, you must
our product is ipad2 our competitor is galaxy tab 1). Select two brands within your product category with very different marketing/promotion strategies. Submit as exhibits promotional materials such as sample print ads, TV/radio commercial transcripts/descriptions/URLs, website materials, packages, and any other relevant mark
A. Consider the following scenario. o A leading biomedical company hires you as a consultant to help with a serious problem. The company had planned to complete their final acceptance testing of a new pacemaker last week, but found a significant integration risk between the pacemaker and the instrumentation used to perform di
A few moments ago, Fred (one of your other key marketing specialists) handed you his resignation letter. He has accepted a similar opportunity with a competitor. His last day with LRH is in 3 days, and he is unwilling to stay any longer. He starts his new job right away and would like some time off between jobs. Your immediate r
Your process team has been requested to identify technology that would be beneficial to manufacturing and service operations clients (e.g., SBS Seating and MLD Hospital). Consider the following: SBS Seating manufactures leather seating that consists of various components, such as frames; electrical parts (heating and com
Please help with the following problem. Provide at least 100 words in the solution. These different investment appraisal methods provide different types of information for investment decision makers. Capital budgeting is only part of strategic investment process. Let's suppose that a project is not financially feasible (N
Describe which three of these investment criteria you recommend for use at your current (or a former) company for the selection of investment projects. a. payback period b. average accounting return c. internal rate of return d. profitability index e. net present value Discuss any shortcomings.
Module is to select an organization for your project. You may consider any of these organizations as long as you have enough access to that organization to respond to the assignments. [Note: you will not be asked to reveal any proprietary or confidential information in your reports.
Module is to select an organization for your project. You may consider any of these organizations as long as you have enough access to that organization to respond to the assignments. [Note: you will not be asked to reveal any proprietary or confidential information in your reports. Most of your reports will be based on your
What factors need to be considered when balancing productivity with quality in a service organization? What are the consequences of focusing on only one factor? How do finances influence the introduction of a new service? How have you balanced productivity with quality in your organization?
You are a marketing manager interviewing for a new job at a large automotive company. You know that being well prepared for an interview gives you a better chance of being offered the job, so you decide to study the company as well as some of the company's future marketing ideas. One of the company's ideas is to phase out it
Labor Relations (Unions), Wage and Hour Laws, OSHA Persistent violators of OSHA regulations are of major concern to government regulators, the general public and employees themselves. What should be done when a company repeatedly ignores safety violations? For your case assignment, you will read about an employment situation
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