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Anticipated Demand: Toy Box Inc.

Toy Box Inc. is contemplating expanding their sales of their children's toys. The have an opportunity to stock and sell the X toy that has been a big hit with children everywhere. They need to order the X toys from the manufacturer in a minimum order of 100 at a cost of $12 each. They could resell the X toy in their store for $

Economic Schools of Thought

1. If the economy experiences a recessionary gap, how does the new classical approach to macroeconomic policy (to eliminate the gap) differ from the Keynesian approach? Compare and contrast the classical and Keynesian views of aggregate demand and aggregate supply. 2. Explain one real-world event that supports the Classical

Placement Strategy Plans, Promotion Strategy Plans for Doritos Locos Tacos

How can the Doritios Locos Taco by Taco Bell imporve the following: 1. Primary Target Market Placement Change Recommendations 2. Secondary Target Market Placement Change Recommendations 1. Primary Target Market Promotion Change Recommendations 2. Secondary Target Market Promotion Change Recommendations

Strategic option in the environmental assessment

The first major step in weighing an international strategic option is the environmental assessment. What are the five major environmental variables that focus on the future interest of the firm?

Temporary Team Dysfunction Modules

During this module we have addressed temporary teams. As you saw, there are some advantages to having teams that come together for a relatively short time span, and with a narrow and focused set of objectives and goals. Summarize these advantages. Think about what you learned in your readings and analyze how the five dysfunction

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1. BACKGROUND: Provide some Background on the Case itself 2. ANALYSIS: What are the major points in this case? What are the issues or problems or issues you have identified? 3. SOLUTIONS: What are methods that would address the issues/problems (you need to support this with some research). 4. CONCLUSION...A general wrap

Team development- Avoidance of accountability

According to the authors of the text avoidance of accountability is one of the major team dysfunctions. Especially in larger organizations, there exists a number of interrelated variables in relationship to any essential outcome. Therefore, there always appears to be an excuse or another person or group to blame for failure in r

Team development: Dysfunctions

Teams consistently face difficult challenges as they navigate their paths toward goal attainment. Sometimes these challenges are external, meaning economic or environmental factors put dramatic stress on a team, making the challenges much more difficult. At other times, these challenges are internal, as the team struggles to col

Interpreting bill of material (BOM) charts

1) Consider the bill of materials (BOM) in Figure 16.21, attached). a. How many immediate parents (one level above) does item I have? How many immediate parents does item E have? b. How many unique components does product A have at all levels? c. Which of the components are purchased items? d. How many intermediate items doe

Organisational Knowledge Creation Theory

Dear OTA, I need help with the following. See the following article and address the questions below: Nonaka, I., Von Krogh, G., & Voelpel, S. (2006). Organizational knowledge creation theory: evolutionary paths and future advances. Organization studies, 27(8), 1179-1208 Present a written analysis of the findings offe

Developing an Exit Strategy for Your Business

Prioritize the various exit strategies and explain the order you established. Then, discuss at what point in the business each strategy should be executed along with your rationale. Discuss which one would be the most challenging to execute and why.

How many units of the new product should be purchased for resale?

You are considering adding a new food product to your store for resale. You are certain that, in a month, minimum demand for the product will be 6 units, while maximum demand will be 8 units. (Unfortunately, the new product has a one-month shelf life and is considered to be waste at the end of the month.) You will pay $60/unit f

Unsatisfying Product

Discuss the last product or service you purchased that did not perform or deliver as expected, the result of your frustration, and your willingness to purchase this product again.

Portable Phones, Inc. scenario and questions

Please see the attached PDF document for the scenario and answer the following questions: 1. If you manage an assembly department, at what part of the month would you tend to request your phone circuit boards be assembled by the board department (Everything else being held constant)? Explain why. 2. Identify various disfun

Conceptual Model Building, Implementation, and Prediction

Assume you own a software company. When you bring on new employees your hiring process is 1) to give them an technical aptitude test, 2) bring them in for an interview (conducted by a team of three hiring managers), and 3) put them through a 6-week training course. At the end of the course you have the option to let the employee

Wine Ordering System Simulation

The Wine Cellar places orders for a popular Pinot Noir on a weekly basis. The weekly demand for this wine was found to approximately follow the probability distribution shown below. The Wine Cellar buys this wine at $10 per bottle and sells it for $16 per bottle. The inventory carrying cost is $0.50 per bottle per week, and the

The "Got Milk" campaign, the Super Bowl, and Apple Inc.

1. What do you think about the "Got Milk" campaign? This was one of the most successful ad campaigns in history! Although this phrase is copyrighted, people and companies have used it to their benefit with other words. Have you ever known companies to be sued because they have used other companies trade marks or other copyrigh

Changes in Apple Inc.

1. Identify what you consider to be the five most significant changes in the company's external environment that challenge its' original way of doing business. Examples of external changes may include economic, social, competitive, regulatory, technological, consumer preference, demographics, etc. Please do not describe changes

Inventory Drivers and Small Businesses

Using the six inventory drivers as described by Dennis Lord in his article, "Inventory: The necessary evil?", outline each of these drivers describing what each is and what the small business owner should do to ensure proper inventory.

Small Business Growth and Development

Using the steps in Clement Ojugo's article, "Knowing your break-even point critical to good decision making," solve the following: You are opening a new retail shop and estimated fixed costs for the vacant facility are $7,500 per month. Estimate that items will sell for approximately $30 each, the combined variable cost of p

SWOTT analysis of a new proposed restaurant

Part 2 of Fuel Restaurant - Conduct an internal and external environmental analysis for your proposed business - Create a SWOTT table summarizing your findings from a self-analysis on the factors (Using the list below as an example) that must be taken into consideration while developing a strategic plan for your selected bus

Compare & Contrast the Business Cultures of U.S. vs. UK

Nompare and contrast, describe and note the differences between the U.S. and the UK cultures and business cultures. Use Hofstedes and/or Trompenaars. Purpose is understand what things Home Depot would run into when entering into the UK market.

Management: Entry Strategy

Please help on writing up the the elements for a entry strategy for Home Depot from a management perspective - Describe the company, industry, and target entry or operation (the target country I have chosen is England).