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Need Identification and Commercial Equivalents

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?

Master Schedules: Material Requirements and Complete Assemblies.

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.

Does the LP Technique Require Conditions of Certainty?

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

The Doctoral Prospectus and Chair Request Form

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

The Five Approaches to Qualitative Research

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.

Turnaround Strategy for a Child Care/Education Center

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

Starting Your Own Small Business

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.

Computing an Expected Value using a Decision Tree

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

Google Designing 'X Phone' to Rival Apple, Samsung.

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

Improving alignment between IT and internal business partners

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

Break-even Point, Margin of Safety, Return on Investment, Residual Point

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

Reengineering a Process

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.

Pull and Customer-Orientated Product Strategies

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

Business Experience in Communications

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?

The Magic of the iPod 725 word essay with reference

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

Nexus 7 Tablet by Google

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

Strategic Predispositions of Countries

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

Consumer Behavior and the Recession

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