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Use of IT in Logistics,

As IT is affecting more functions in the business cycle, inventory management has become more automated. Technology has influenced logistics management across inventory areas to allow for ease of visibility and management of items. Records, levels of stock and even forecasting based on consumption can all rely on technology to

Risk Management: Chief Risk Officer

1.How can a company determine the true importance of a risk. 2.When is risk avoidance the best option for management? Explain your answer. 3.What are some of the responsibilities of the Chief Risk Officer (CFO)?

Fantastik Lil' Pancakes (FLP or Flippers)

While implementing their new LMS, Fantastik Lil' Pancakes (FLP or Flippers), a pancake emporium, has also implemented social networking sites, text messaging, internal wikis and blogs. They want to use "native" content inside of their learning management system. You also have heard about several franchise owners who have created

The last six of the HPT standards

The last six of the HPT standards can be summarized in the acronym ADDIE - assess, design, develop, implement and evaluation. There are similarities here to SDLC, the software development lifecycle, as well. Compare the similarities and difference. Discuss advantages and disadvantages that an HPT practitioner might have when wor

The First Four Standards in HPT

The first four standards in HPT are RSVP - Results, Systematic approach, Value-added, Partnership. Compare software implementation processes with this approach. Identify opportunities that a performance practitioner practicing HPT will have to demonstrate their capabilities as compared to someone practicing standard software dev

Negotiation and Formulation of Strategy

Please assist answering the following questions: 1. Describe the art of negotiation in a global situation. What are the stages of negotiation and what role do styles of negotiation play? 2. Define "Formulation of Strategy". From a global perspective, describe approaches to international strategy and what factors a manager

ZZZ Matriss Sleepers

Xavier and Yvette have been paired up to analyze the needs of ZZZ Sleepers mattress stuffers. ZZZ is experiencing a negative market impact from all the mattresses with air inside. They want to either improve their product or lay off half of their mattress stuffers. Xavier has experience analyzing the needs of project rollouts. Y

World-Wide Webmasters' Webbies (the W4)

You have been loaned to a non-profit organization, World-Wide Webmasters' Webbies (the W4). W4 members tend to be programmers with a smattering of graphic artists and performance practitioners among them. Their goal is rebrand their membership as HPT practitioners. Think about the way that the programmers and graphic artists tha

Strategies of Related and Unrelated Diversification

1. Carefully explain the difference between a strategy of related diversification and a strategy of unrelated diversification. 2. What is meant by the term strategic fit? What are the advantages of pursuing strategic fit in choosing which industries to diversify into?

Use what you have learned about economic indicators to assess 10 different indicators. To add some more clarity to this, do the following: 1. Define 10 economic indicators. 2. For each, show how the US has performed, you can do this by providing the numbers. 3. Give a brief interpretation of the numbers in your opinion. Cite source data.

Use what you have learned about economic indicators to assess 10 different indicators. To add some more clarity to this, do the following: 1. Define 10 economic indicators. 2. For each, show how the US has performed, you can do this by providing the numbers. 3. Give a brief interpretation of the numbers in your opinion. Ci

Who Pays the Bill?

Address the scenario listed below. Support your response with appropriate cases, laws, and other relevant examples research and cite research, using APA guidelines. Who Pays the Bill? Juanita was rushed to the hospital complaining of a severe headache. While the emergency room doctors examined Juanita, her mother, Estella Lo

Web Based Survey

In 1-2 pages explain how to create a Web Based Survey using the guidelines below. Conclude with a couple paragraphs explaining technologies role in evaluation tools. 1. Determine the target population to be assessed and the purpose of the survey. 2. Design the layout of the survey and format questions, remembering to keep t

Walter Does It His Way

Address both of the scenarios listed below. Support your responses with appropriate cases, laws, and other relevant examples research and cite research, using APA guidelines. Scenario 1: Walter Does It His Way Jonathan operated a landscaping business as a sole proprietor. Jonathan's business picked up in the spring and summe

Employment data available in the Executive and Legislative

Analyze and explain the last five years of employment data available in the Executive and Legislative and Judicial Branch categories. Predict and justify your position by stating what the available data may indicate in the next five years. Please provide any references used. Reference: http://www.bls.gov/cps/lfcharac

Consider the practices described by Carl Elliott in his essay

Consider the practices described by Carl Elliott in his essay "The Drug Pushers." Provide two arguments in support of the practices described in that essay. Next, provide two arguments against the practices described in that essay. Where do you stand on this issue? Explain. Please use: Beauchamp, T. L., Bowie, N. E., & Arn

Family First Farm was founded in 2006 by the Douglas family

Family First Farm was founded in 2006 by the Douglas family. Because it was a small family business, Oliver Douglas decided to keep things simple and operate as a sole proprietorship. Mr. Douglas is concerned that the business has grown too much for one owner and some of the issues the business faces could affect his personal as

Company Request for Proposal

Read the following scenario: You are a manager or supervisor of a company, and you need to acquire trainers to train your staff on using Microsoft® Office® programs. You must request proposals from various training companies and trainers to fill this need. Please assist in writing a request for proposal (RFP) and includ

How many hours would be required to manufacture units 75-100?

It took a contractor 5000 hours to manufacture their first unit of an item. If the contractor expects to achieve a 94% unit learning curve, how many hours would be required to manufacture units 75-100? (Use the tables provided in the lesson). A) 87,245 B) 682,979 C) 710,683 D) 83,844

Limited Partner vs Corporate

Jack and Louisa own a car wash. Jack and Louisa propose expanding their business by opening two more car washes in the same city. Louisa is a bookkeeper for a major corporation. She intends to eventually quit her job to operate the car washes full time. Jack and Louisa are going to hire a mechanic, Greg, who once owned his own c

Given the trends in economic, social, political, and technological factors, how would one model and design a new product or service for tomorrow's consumer base by thinking of this as a strategy quest

Given the trends in economic, social, political, and technological factors, how would one model and design a new product or service for tomorrow's consumer base by thinking of this as a strategy question that can involve multiple functions in a response, such as marketing, research, operations, finance, and technology.

What special problem do open-ended questions have?

What special problem do open-ended questions have? How can these be minimized? In what situations are open-ended questions most useful? - Under what conditions would you recommend the following: - Probability sample - Non-probability sample

How can Blockbuster increase the value-added components of its product offerings for customers in order to offset the inconveniences associated with its traditional brick-and-mortar movie rental business?

How can Blockbuster increase the value-added components of its product offerings for customers in order to offset the inconveniences associated with its traditional brick-and-mortar movie rental business? Do you think customers would be willing to incur price increases due to these value-added services? Explain.

Selecting Projects using the Maximum and Maximin Criteria

Shawn would like to open his own business in MA. He is considering opening a clothing store or opening a cake shop i. His decision depends upon whether or not there is any competition for the clothing store or the cake shop. The following payoff table gives details of the states, decision, and outcomes. Decision