a. Why is it preferable to separate need identification and defining commercial equivalents into two separate stages? b. Why is early supply/supplier important? c. What are the disadvantages of specifying by performance? What are the advantages? d. How does a supply professional know that a certain requirement is strategic?
What is the controller's role in strategy implementation? Be sure to provide specific examples in your answer.
Materials requirement planning takes information from the master schedule that is a detailed plan for future production. Because of the needs of the firm, the master schedule must be stated in terms of complete assemblies. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Defend your position.
The production manager of a large Cincinnati manufacturing firm once made the statement, "I would like to use LP, but it's a technique that operates under conditions of certainty. My plant doesn't have that certainty; it's a world of uncertainty. So LP can't be used here." Do you think this statement has any merit? Why or wh
College of Management and Technology School of Management Prospectus and Faculty Chair Request Form After reviewing the DBA program FAQ sheet and the DBA Prospectus/Chair Request form: 1. List the questions that you have about completing the Prospectus/Chair Request form. 2. State what challenges do you anticipate in comp
Identify the three types of qualitative research most appropriate for Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) research and discuss why these three are most appropriate. What are the disadvantages of the other two approaches to DBA research? Use citations and references.
My organization is a child care/educational center. 1. Explore the concept of return to normalcy for this organization as well as the benefits and potential consequences of the turnaround 2. Analyze and explain what return to normalcy means. 3. Analyze and explain ways to determine when the organization has returned to n
What are four small business opportunities that need to be considered when starting a new business? If you were to start a new small business in today's economic environment, which opportunity would you chose? Provide your reasons to support your answer. 250-300 words please.
Pleas help me to develop a generic communications plan and template, which will be used to develop a communication plan for a strategic plan.
In today's business environment, which type of business do you think will survive? Why?
Many people would like to have their own business. If you were to start your own small business, why would you take on this venture.
Explain how Kant's Categorical Imperatives apply to the two key ethical problems found in the Adelphia Communications scandal?
A company is considering two alternatives for improving profits: develop new products or consolidate existing products. If the company decides to develop new products, it can either develop several products rapidly or take time to develop a few products more thoroughly. If the company chooses to consolidate existing products, it
Write a case analysis of the case. The text is attached for review. Gateau, P. & Lanaud, R. (September 2005). Turning business principles into ethical behavior at Total S.A. The Business Communicator, 6(4), 10-11.
Please comment on the article. Google Designing 'X Phone' to Rival Apple, Samsung - WSJ.com, By Amir Efrati, Friday, December 21, 2012. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324731304578191711598368942.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection
What strategic moves are rivals of southwest airlines likely to make next?
How are airline industry rival positioned and who is strongly positioned and who is not?
Assume that you are asked by the CIO of your IT organization to develop a strategy for improving the alignment between IT and its internal business partners. Besides creating governance and relationship management structures, what approaches might you propose to satisfy the CIO's request? The alignment process will require a com
A meeting of senior managers at the Pringly Division has been called to discuss the pricing strategy for a new product. Part of the discussion will focus on estimating sales for the new product. Over the past years, a number of new products have failed to meet their sales targets. It appears that the company's profit for the yea
If you were charged with the task of reengineering a process, would you be concerned with integrating only the outcomes of parallel activities that must eventually come together? Defend your response.
1. Because of expenses, the new product development stages for convenience goods should be reduced to idea generation, screening, and then, product development and commercialization (national roll-out). The savings (from streamlining the development process) will be used in an exorbitant, initial pull promotion campaign. After t
Summarize project communications in a project from your experience. What tools and processes were implemented to promote communications? Why were these tools/processes successful or unsuccessful?
Can someone please help with the attached? I have no clue what this plan should should look like. Please provide guidance thanks
1. Go to Apple's website (www.apple.com) and check the page on iPods. What personality traits is Apple targeting? 2. What lifestyles is Apple targeting? 3. Assume that you are the product manager for Nokia's MP3 player. How would you attempt to win consumers away from iPod? 725 word essay with reference
Corporate Mission and Objectives Broad Marketing Objectives Situation Assessment Market Including Segments Competition-Total Internal Technology (as needed) Political (as needed) Social/Cultural Product Market Definition
Select an appropriate distribution channels for your product or service and address costs in terms of placement, shipping, and middlemen. Develop a budget for your plan.
Match each country (or culture) with a strategic predisposition (polycentric, geocentric, etc.). Briefly describe why you feel each strategic predisposition appropriately matches the country or culture you selected. a. China b. Russia c. India d. France e. Brazil f. Arab countries
1. Summarize the key facts of the case. 2. What are the key consumer behaviors that changed as a result of the recession? 3. How might the wheel of consumer spending explain these changes in consumer behavior? 4. Assume you are the manager of a grocery store at the beginning of the recession. What changes would you make to ma
There are five common "appeals" that advertisements cater to when attempting to attract customers. Some play on consumer fear, others go for a lighter side with humor, while some want to make you believe it is rational to use their product. Two types of appeals used often sex and "bandwagon" - everybody else is doing it. How these messages are delivered varies as well. The solution thoroughly addresses a two-part case scenario in advertising methodologies. There are two references included, along with about 700 words.
The specifci case study questions posted by the student were: 1. Your company has decided to become the American producer of Chocomel, a Dutch soda that tastes like chocolate mousse. It is made from partially creamed milk, sugar, cocoa, and stabilizers. The price for one glass bottle will be $1.09. You are responsible for devel
1. Identify and describe the American Hospital Association's four classifications of hospitals? 2. One of the most important aspects of any quality improvement program is clearly signaling to everyone in the organization that quality is important. 3. What are some reasons why project scheduling is not done well? 4. Identify