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Diversified of products/services provided by an organization affects

Do you think too much diversified of products/services provided by an organization affects the core of their original business mission and goals? Provide a specific example of a business that is successful or one that is failing due to the wide diversity of the products/services they have expanded on.

INPUTS - Time Warp!

REQUIRED READING SCENARIO CONTINUATION: SLP2: It's New Year's day, 2016. You just had a great New Year's Eve celebration. You have finished analyzing the performance of Tablet Development in a great report that you turned in a few days early to Sally Smothers. Now you are ready to charge ahead into the future. As you tu

Defined Benefits Plans

Please explain actuarial assumptions and give examples. Please explain a defined benefit plan In computing the interest component of pension expense, what interest rate may be used? Please explain the difference between service cost and prior service cost What is the formula for actual return on plan assets. Also, ex

Monitoring corporate emails and inefficient, unclear emails

What would be the best way for a company to monitor email traffic? Do you believe that miscommunication can take place by an employee not being able to write a proper email. Productivity can be lost by taking too much time writing and responding to emails? The answer is sufficiently answered here by an expert.

Typology of Career Systems: Strategy Formulation and Planning

See the attached file. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Maury Peiperl have proposed a typology of career systems in which organizations are classified as one of four distinct strategic staffing types: fortress, baseball team, club, or academy (see pages 139-143 of the Greer text). Analyze your current or former employer according to this

Shoe Shine: What is the carrying cost and the optimal order quantity?

Shoe Shine is a local retail shoe store located at the north side of Centerville. Annual demand for a popular sandal is 500 pairs, and John Dirk, the owner of Shoe Shine, has been in the habit of ordering 100 pairs at a the time. John estimates that the ordering cost is $10 per order. The cost of the sandals is $5 per pair. F

Inditex vs. Benetton: Which is a superior system?

Can you help me get started with this project? For its Zara brand, Inditex manufactures the majority of the garments sells and undertakes all of its own distribution from manufacturing plants to its directly managed retail outlets. Benetton outsources most of its production and most of its retail outlets are owned and operate

Why companies fail

I need help with explaining why certain companies failed. See details here... Explain the value to leaders of being able to do an "autopsy" on an organization that died, such as Arthur Anderson or Enron. Explain the value to individuals of knowing the factors that cause start-ups to fail, in less than a year after incepti

Walt Disney company: a strategy of related diversification

Hi! I need help with the part of the assignment which states "and be prepared to justify the extent to which the value chains of Disney's different businesses seem to have competitively valuable cross-business relationships." This is something the professor will either have me discuss in class or I may have to write about it

Goodrich Aerospace's significant environmental scan issues

See attached file. Identify Goodrich Aerospace's significant environmental scan issues. My choice is Technology - Environmental scan issues that are impacting the company either positively or negatively by: - Identify the issues. - Identify whether it is a remote, industry, or operating factor and which sub-factor it

Strategic Analysis and Corporate Parents Adding Value

1. How does strategic analysis at the corporate level differ from strategic analysis at the business unit level? How are they related? 2. What are three types of opportunities through which a corporate parent could add value beyond the sum of its separate businesses?

Strategic Implementation and Alignment Issues

Strategic Implementation and Alignment Issues I need to develop an implementation plan with consideration given to structural, leadership and cultural issues in Law Enforcement. The resulting paper should describe a brief snapshot of your implementation plan, usually a road map with appropriate sign posts over the relev

Tradeoff Weights: Qualitative vs. the quantitative approach.

In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods for developing tradeoff weights? Discuss the direct method, swing weighting, and equivalence lottery. Evaluate how to determine when each method would yield the optimal results. Evaluate the qualitative vs. the quantitative approach.

Abstract Model Guidance Analysis

I need some guidance on how to get started here... Analyze the different types of abstract models and examples of the problems that are applicable to each type of model. A brief description of each type of model: Deterministic Probability Simulation Discipline specific A brief description of problem for which eac

Distinctions Between Internal and External Customers

(1) Can you make an interesting distinction between 'internal' and 'external' customers? Do yo think that financial considerations (bottom line) do make impact on how the 'relevancy' of each customer group is determined? (2) The question is how customer perspective fits into the Balanced Scorecard. In particular, how is findi

Why did Coke go from local to global under Goizueta

Why do think that Roberto Goizueta switched from a stategy that emphasized location towards one that emphasized global standardization? What were the benefits of such a stategy? I think this would be done to help enable Coke ... Download expert's answer now!

Technological change on industries: Adapt and exploit changes

Consider an industry facing fundamental technology change (e.g. fixed-point telecommunications and internet protocols, the recorded music industry and digitalization, computer software and open-source, newspapers and the internet, automobiles and alternative fuels). Develop two alternative scenarios for the future evolution of y

Analyze the Doctrine of Respondeat Superior

A grocery clerk brought a woman that had gone into labor to the hospital, using the grocery store's vehicle. The woman arrived at the hospital in time, but the employee ran over Mr. Melnick's dog. Melnick came to the store to complain to the manager. Discuss the case. Answer the following questions in your response: 1 Anal

Product comparison

Evaluate the product offerings at REI. Select a product category and review the product line at REI, then select a similar competitor and review its products for the same category. Take a close look at product features and benefits, distribution, promotion, and pricing. Then, review the direction and focus of REI from the Ficke

Business Level Strategies: Komatsu Company

What business-level strategies are presently being employed by the competitors of the Komatsu Company ( Some questions to support this analysis: What is the strategic approach of competitors of Komatsu? How do the competitors utilize various strategic means to serve customers and pursue profitability? How

Gantt Chart and Critical path

Given the following information construct a Gannt Chart, Project Network. Compute the length of each path in the network, and indicate the critical path. Activity Activity Predecossor Time (months) 1 - 4 2 -

HR Contingency plans to minimize risk of potential crisis

Choose one situation below. Identify the potential HR crisis and design a contingency plan to minimize the risk. ? A major airline experiences a mechanic walkout during the holiday season. ? The local hospital staff is exposed to a highly contagious disease, which has also begun to appear in the community. ? Drivers for a n

Advertising on Google vs traditional media

Go to the Google website ( and click on the "Advertising Programs" link. Read about the benefits of the different options. What are some advantages of advertising on Google as compared to Time magazine or a local radio station? What are some disadvantages? Without even going onto the website, on

Strategy Implementation: Southwest Airlines

Refer to attachment one. Visit the official company website of Southwest Airlines Step One. refer to attachment one Step Two. Research the structure, systems, people, and culture at Southwest Airlines. -Structure What is the organization's structure? How decentralized or centralized is it? What are the lines o

Dell Computer Apple iPhone Chrysler Town Country minivan

Can you please help with these questions? The products I chose are (1) Dell Computer (2) Apple iPhone (3) Chrysler Town and Country minivan List three products that you use in your everyday life and at work. For each product, answer the following questions: Where is the product produced/manufactured/assembled? Has any par

Osborn's Idea-Spurring Questions: Traffic jams, brainstorming

See attached file. Develop ten questions and answers from Osborn's model (file included) that apply to the problem of traffic jams. Include the following details in your paper: A brief description of the problem. Ten questions that could cause someone to break through narrow thinking and look at the problem of traffi