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Define Measure Analyze Improve Control (DMAIC)

Discuss the Measurement Phase in quantitative terms. What do you think are the most important aspects of this phase of the DMAIC process? What are some problems that can occur? Imagine working at McDonalds. What are some issues, concerns, and problems from the Measurement Phase.

Business Analysis - Walmart

What is walmarts product line classification? How has Walmart positioned itself in the marketplace based on: a. product assortment b. price level Who is Walmarts target customer?

Strategic Alliances in Businesses

- Identify and explain at least two drawbacks to forming a strategic alliance. - What are the advantages of strategic alliances and collaborative partnerships with key suppliers?

Experiences with Struggling Team Factors

Can you help me answer the following questions: - Discuss an experience you have had with a team that struggled and never really got to the point of functioning smoothly. Explain the factors that might have contributed. - Discuss an experience you have had with a team that came together and was highly effective. Explain the

Economies of Scope

What are economies of scope and how are they different from economies of scale? How are economies of scope related to or affected by learning and experience economies?

Economies/Diseconomies of Scale

1 What is the difference between economies of scale and diseconomies of scale and what are the reasons for using each? How do you purchase these types of economies?

Expansion Paths

1What is an expansion path and in what situations are they needed? Can you also address the pros and cons?

SLP Carnival Corporation. Supply and demand.

Carnival Corporation 1. What is the organization you are going to use? Why do you think it will be an interesting focus for your economic analysis? 2. Use the PowerPoint presentation in the background materials to learn more about the firm of your choice. a. Pick TWO of the economic terms presented in the PowerPoint Slides

Ideal Final Result

Please help with the following problem. How does the "Ideal Final Result" apply to healthcare. In appears as though cost has become a major factor in providing adequate care. What should be done in light of the new healthcare bill?

Proctor & Gamble and Google

After reading the article please answer the three questions. 1. As Proctor & Gamble and Google started working together, what do you think they learned about the differences in their corporate cultures, changing workforce needs and requirements and workforce engagement? 2. How would you characterize the auto-makers' workf

Information Systems

1. Briefly describe the following three ways of connecting to the Internet: cable internet service, digital subscriber line, and dial-up internet service. 2. E-mail messages can open your computer to many risks. Identify some of those risks, and explain how to mitigate them.

Waiting Lines

Provide some examples of waiting lines in everyday life. What decisions must managers of such systems consider?

Discussion Strategy Challenges and Legislation

I need some help with the following scenario: Your teenage daughter is a senior at Hartfield High School. She is an honor roll student; however, she cannot pass the high school exit exam. The exit exam is a standardized test that is administered to all high school students across the State of Georgia that determines whether o

Installation methods

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the installation methods our book describes? Direct Installation "Cold Turkey" Parallel Installation (Old system runs with the new) Single Location "Pilot Approach" Phases Installation "Staged Incremental" Share examples of when each of these methods should

GSD&M's Virtual Crowd Uses Analytics

Review the GSD&M's Virtual Crowd Uses Analyticscase studies (see attached) then respond to the questions below. 1. What is the benefit to GSD&M and their clients of using a simulation to predict customer behavior? 2. What other scenarios can you think of that might benefit from this type of simulation? 3. Describe the

Strategic Objectives - Walmart

Please help answer the following questions: What are some the strategic objectives and tools used by the company to measure customer satisfaction? How can these measurements be used to enhance quality planning?

Financial outcomes for Walmart

Select a financial initiative from the management's message to the shareholders using its most recent annual report and other financial statements submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Compare and contrast three potential financial outcomes (decrease in sales, increase in sales and no increase or decrease in s

Give your views on the significance of extranets to include the following

Give your views on the significance of extranets to include the following: Advantages and disadvantages of a company creating an extranet that gives partners, suppliers, and customers access to service or in-house information Importance of extranets in today's businesses. Why the benefits of extranets are or are not worth

Regression Model Predictive Equations

House Selling Price Square Footage Bedrooms Age 1 $64,000 1,670 2 30 2 $59,000 1,339 2 25 3 $61,500 1,712 3 30 4 $79,000 1,840 3 40 5 $87,500 2,300 3 18 6 $92,500 2,234 3 30 7 $95,000 2,311 3 19 8 $113,000 2,377 3 7 9 $115,000 2,736 4 10 10 $138,000 2,500 3 1 11 $142,500 2,500 4 3 12 $144,000 2,479 3 3 13 $145,000 2

Accuracy Levels

In your opinion, is it important for the researcher and the marketing manager to discuss the accuracy level associated with the research project at hand?

Systematic Sampling and Simple Random Sampling

Please help answer the following questions. In what ways is a systematic sample more efficient than a simple random sample? In what way is systematic sampling less representative of the population than simple random sampling?

Decision Models

What is a decision model and what are the three types of inputs common to decision models?

Strategic Implementation

You are now in charge of an Non-profit organization of choice. Describe the controls you would want to review to determine if the organization and the individuals are moving in the correct direction. List the top three measurement controls you would want to see.

Productivity Improvements

1. Consider Shipment productivity. Think of one way that you could improve shipment productivity and explain. 2. Think of one other Productivity Measure you might use at a beer distribution company and explain how you would calculate it. And then how would use it to improve productivity?

Queues Compared to System Dynamics

Based on system dynamics, you have seen that in a system, different entities flow into and accumulate in stocks and then flow out, sometimes into another stock. This is similar to items in a queue or waiting line. But there are some aspects that are different from queues when comparing to system dynamics. For example, water cann

Capacity Planning

How is capacity like the size of the hoses and tub in which water is flowing. Consider that there may be multiple tubs and hoses in a manufacturing business, as well as in other businesses. What role does customer demand play in capacity planning? Why is it necessary to do both short term and long term planning? What role does L