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Promotion Mix Strategy

Discuss promotion mix strategy as it related to QuickBooks software. Explain if you will use a push strategy, a pull strategy, or both strategies, and explain 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

Impact of the SP's Downgrade

Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S.'s AAA credit rating for the first time, slamming the nation's political process and criticizing lawmakers for failing to cut spending or raise revenue enough to reduce record budget deficits. What would be the impacts of the SP's downgrade on the US and global economy?

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

Determine Annual Demand

Ken is in the lumber business. His competitor is Pacific Woods. The ordering cost for plywood is $25 and the carrying cost is 25% of the unit cost. The cost per load is $100. The Economic Order Quantity is 4,000 loads at a time. What is the annual demand of plywood in loads?

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).

Strategies to Ensure Sustainable Change for Lowe's Store

- What are the possible strategies to ensure change sustenance - Describe at least two strategies you can use to ensure change is sustained - Explain why you think these strategies will work for Lowe's Home improvement store.

Quantitative Methods For business

Case Problem 2: Production Strategy 1. Let BP100 = the number of BodyPlus 100 machines produced BP200 = the number of BodyPlus 200 machines produced Max 371BP100 + 461BP200 s.t. 8BP100 + 12BP200 <= 600 Machining and Welding 5BP100 + 10BP200 <= 450 Painting and Finishing 2BP100 + 2BP200 <= 140 As

Risks of exceptional customer service

Example taken from the book: Kutter, P., & Keller,K.L. (2012) Marketing (Pg. 147-148) Management (14th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prenice Hall. Nordstrom had already set the standard by taking back a set of clearly worn and dangerously unsafe tires and paying the customers back. The question would have to do with

Strategic Vision Statement

Need a strategic vision statement for a digital camera company serving 4 regions North America, Europe-Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The company sells entry level and multi featured models. Imagine is the name of company. 2-4 sentences.

Colgate-Palmolive dilemma

1. What is the dilemma facing Colgate-Palmolive 2. What factors are important in understanding this decision? 3. What are the alternatives? Which do you recommend? 4. What are some ways to implement your recommendation? Answer each Complete question in 350 word and cite all work.

Empowerment and Opportunity Cost

1. It is frequently argued that for empowerment to work, managers must "let go of control" and learn to live with decisions that are made by their subordinates. Evaluate this argument. 2. Perform an Internet search using the term opportunity cost and locate an article (less than one year old) from the results of your search. A

Strategic Differences and Acquisition Strategies

Research the Internet to find an annual report for an organization with headquarters in the United States and a similar organization headquartered in Asia. What strategic differences can you observe? Why do you suppose these differences exist? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a merger strategy and an acquisition s

OHSA High Risk Area

OSHA provides for workplace safety standards, with record-keeping, reporting, notice, and inspection requirements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administer the act. Penalties are limited, but an employer may also be prosecuted under state law. Can an employer discharge an employee who refuses to work i

Customer Power: Help or Hurt a Business

The Web contains numerous examples of customer power. Customers are using YouTube, MySpace, blogs, and a number of other Web tools to slam or praise companies. You believe that the most influential person in a business is the customer. How could customers hurt or help a business? Should employees agree that customers are the mo

Sale of Customer Contact Info

A well known business person walks into your business and asks to speak to the owner. He introduces himself as John Doe and would like to talk to you in private. Mr. Doe is retiring and is closing his business that was located just down the street, and wants to sell you his detailed customer contact information and sales reports

Mathematical Influence Models

A simplified model of the national economy can be described as follows. The national income is the sum of consumption, investment, and government spending. Consumption is related to the total income of all individuals and the taxes they pay on income. Taxes are related to income by the tax rate. Investment is also related to the