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Operation Management: Libbey's Ruby Glass

1. Disucuss Libbey's innovative approach to developing ruby glass. What is it? How does it work? What are the benefits? etc... 2. Discuss Libbey's approach to making money from bottle making machines. http://www.libbey.com/

Solving Questions using Excel

Please assist with the following questions and add solutions to the attached Excel spreadsheets: 1.a) Construct a column chart to visually represent these data (see attachment 1). 1.b) Construct a stacked bar chart to display the sub-categories where relevant. (Note that you will have to compute additional subcategories, for

Excel Solver Problem and Maximum Flows

Problem 1 The network below shows the product flows possible between pairs of six locations. Formulate a Solver model to find the maximal flow possible from Node 1 to Node 6. Caution: The arrows indicate which flows are possible, e.g. product could flow from Node 2 to Node 4 but cannot flow from Node 4 to Node 2. Question: W

Effects of Strategic Alliances

Locate and read three articles on the topic of strategic alliances between Starbucks, Pepsi Co., iTunes, and Barnes and Noble. Analyze the social responsibility issues that arise between strategic alliance partners. Make sure to: - Describe each company. - Describe the strategic alliance and the economic benefit to each comp

Recruitment Strategy for a Computer Support Specialist

You have been asked to recruit for a computer support specialist who assists with LAN/WAN networks in an organization you represent as an HR professional. Filling this position will address an important strategic need for the organization, which is short of people in this area and cannot operate effectively without filling this

Funder Mifflin Inc. Strategic Resources

What role does that of resources and capabilities play in Funder Mifflin Inc's strategy formulation? What are Facebook's key resources? How are Facebook's key resources linked to competitiveness? What are the steps Funder Mifflin Inc. needs to take to put resources and capabilities to work? What are Walt Disney's key resourc

Alignment Importance to a Concept Paper

Why is alignment across all elements of a concept paper important? How does a concept paper set the stage for the research proposal? (Answer provided in approximately 150 words.)

At-Risk Youths - Interview Questions

Hi, I need some ideas for this. What would you say? I'm very nervous. This is to work with at-risk kids in sort of an 'inner city' center. (I also need some questions you believe they will ask and how to answer based on this type of job.) I need to have some sort of revitalization plan, just in case. I am meeting 8 people. W

Viability of a product line 380 word essay with reference

I am looking for a review of three products or services that have declined in consumer demand for the purpose of a discussion with my product manager that is concerned with the future of our product line to better understand the reasons that could result in a popular product becoming unpopular. 380 word essay with reference

Quantitative Analysis for Management

Problem 1 Jane wants to setup a photo shop. The cost to rent an office is $150 per week. The variable cost of making one photo is $20 and she can sell it for $50. 1. Jane has to sell ------- photos per week to break even. 2. If Jane sells 10 units, her profits would be ------- dollars. (Please only enter an integer and inc

Market Research Plan and PR Campaign Strategy

I need help with this assignment. 5. Develop a market research plan to support your PR Campaign strategy development. 150 words 8. Analyze organizational and societal functions of PR in relation to your selected organization. 150 words I have added all the information that I have to complete this assignment. Here's

Role Theory in Research Proposals

Hello, I need help developing response to the following: What are ethical concerns that are important at the implementation and reporting stages of a study? And What is the role of theory in research proposals?

Best Fit Lines and Relationships

Which would be the best, and why? Thanks. The _____ is the best fitting straight-line drawn through the center of a scatterplot that indicates the relationship between the variables. A. regression line B. negative relationship C. measure of variation D. multiple-baseline

Procedures in Business

Hi, I need assistance with the following question. I am not too sure what the answer is and what the reason is for that answering being the most correct. Question:_____ is a procedure which allows us to predict an individual's score on one variable based on knowing one or more other variables. A. Pearson product-moment

Choose the correct alternative.

A researcher was interested in the emotional effects of music on exam performance. Before their exam, a professor took one group of students into a room in which calming music was played. A different group of students were taken to another room in which new wave hard rock was being played. The students then took the exam and

Choose the correct option.

Which do you think is the best answer and why? The hypothesis predicting that differences exist between the groups being compared is to the hypothesis predicting that no differences exist between the groups being compared as _____ hypothesis is to _____ hypothesis. A. null; alternative B. alternative; null

BUS306: Quantitative Reasoning

Think of a mathematical function that represents something from your own life. For example, suppose the number of beers you drink depends on the number of football games you watch. If you drink five beers during every football game, the function would be: Number of Beers (B) = 5 times Number of Football Games (F), or B = 5F

Quantitative Reasoning Questions

1. Evaluate the function f(x) = 9x - 6 for x=0 and x=5. 2. Bob owns a watch repair shop. He has found that the cost of operating his shop is given by C(x) = 4x2-296x+85, where c is cost and x is the number of watches repaired. How many watches must he repair to have the lowest cost? 3. Find the slope of the

What is a discrete random variable?

Which is the best and why? A discrete random variable is: A. outcomes over a continuous range of real numbers B. a numerical description of the outcome of an experiment C. one for which the number of possible outcomes can be counted D. one for which the number of possible outcomes can not be counted

Example of Sucessfully Merged Organizations

a) Identify two organizations that have successfully merged. b) Describe the factors that you think contributed to the success of the merger identified. c) Hypothesize about two organizations that you think would create a successful merger based on factors such as culture, finance, locations, etc

Defining Ordinal Data

Ordinal data are: A. sorted into categories according to specified characteristics B. ordered or ranked according to some relationship to one another C. ordered, have a specified measure of a distance between observations but have no nature zero D. data which have a natural zero

Pringly Division: Pricing Strategy for a new product

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