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The Cost-Less Corp supplies its four retail outlets from its four plants. The shipping cost per shipment from each plant to each retail outlet is given below: Retail Outlets Plant 1 2 3 4 1 $500 $600 $400 $200 2 $200 $900 $100 $300 3 $300 $400 $200 $100 4 $200 $100 $300 $200 Plants 1, 2, 3, and 4 make 10, 20, 20, and

Monitor and Control

Discuss your strategies and tactics to implement and realize your strategic objectives, measures, and targets. Include marketing and information technology strategies and tactics. Develop at least three methods to monitor and control your proposed strategic plan, being sure to analyze how the measures will advance organizational

Real Estate Agents: Web sites, mass media, and personal contact

Many real estate agents today have Web sites that list the properties they have for sale. These agents also advertise the properties on Realtor.com and sometimes in television ads. However, most real estate agents would tell you that personal contact provides their most important connections with clients, potential clients, and

Discuss the Brand extension issues for Google

Discuss the Brand extension issues for Google and suggest three possible product categories that you think Google could extend to brand to. Who is the target audience for Google? Who are its competitors (according to some experts, Facebook could be the next Google -- try substituting Facebook for Google in the original quest

Strategic MGMT

Research the Goldman Sachs website. Using your research findings from the Library and the Internet, develop both an EFAS (External Factors Analysis Summary) table and an IFAS (Internal Factors Analysis Summary) table. The tables are to be submitted in one Excel file (one sheet for the EFAS and one sheet for the IFAS), separate f

Changes in a System Leading to Radical Transformational Changes

Explain and discuss, within a complexity theory framework, how small changes in a system can lead to large, or even radical transformational changes in an organization. You may also wish to show how understanding organizations as complex adaptive systems can affect the innovation process as well as leadership.

Diversified Organization Sets Strategy

Consider how a large diversified organization sets strategy. PepsiCo, for example, has beverages (Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana, Aquafina, Dole, and tea and coffee through partnerships with Lipton and Starbucks) and food companies (Frito Lay, Quaker, Sabritas, Gamesa, and Latin Americas Foods). Do you think all th

Key protest contentions

You are a contractor that has just been informed by the government that you have lost a $100 million contract award that you have spent the last two years working on. Discuss your thought process on whether you will protest the award or not. If you do protest, what could be some of the key protest contentions?

Hindrances to a Successful Qualitative Model

Discuss three potential problems with people (two with management and one with the quantitative analysts themselves) that may hinder successful implementation of a quantitative model.

Quantitave Analysis Approach

Identify some possible problems in the quantitative analysis approach. Discuss some possible solutions for one such problem.

Negotiation Skill for Professionals and Masters

1. Negotiation is a very important skill for a contracting professional to master. There are many techniques that may be employed during negotiations. What techniques have been employed or observed during negotiations.

Strategic Issues Paper-SunTrust

The Company is SunTrust Identify several companies that have demonstrated strategic thinking about issues that are similar to those faced by SunTrust Banks, Inc. Provide overview of the issues, identify a total of five different strategies utilized by your selection of companies to address them, and discuss the outcomes. Based

Walmart welcome or not?

Consumers want the convenience of big box stores such as Wal-Mart nearby, but not necessarily in their backyards. Read "Hard Liquor & Guns: Wal-Mart Goes to Rosemead", http://la.curbed.com/archives/2006/02/hard_liquor_gun_1.php. What can Wal-Mart do so that Rosemead residents will welcome the store? Would you welcome or

Analyzing the Competition

I am creating a new product for an existing organization. The product is a minivan for BMW. Analyze current competitors and define the competitive landscape for the product."

Political Risk Management

Should political risk management be an active strategy? Identify the points on either or each side of this issue which have importance in developing your feelings on the issue.

Quantitative analysis

1. The demand curve for a product is given by Qdx =1,000 - 2pPx +.02Pz where Pz = $400. a. What is the own price elasticity of demand Px = $154? Is demanded elastic or inelastic at this price? What would happen to the firm's revenue if it decided to charge a price below $154? b. What is the own price elasticity of demand Px

Case Question for Adidas corporation

Case Questions 1. What is adidas's corporate strategy? Was there a common strategic approach used in managing the company's lineup of sporting goods businesses prior to its 2005â?"2006 restructuring? Has the corporate strategy changed with restructuring? 2. What is your evaluation of adidas' lineup of businesses in 2008? Wh

Market research approach

Marketing approach to develop a strategy to create a new product: I am creating a new product or service for an existing organization. The product is a minivan for BMW. I would like help with the marketing research approach I would use to develop the marketing strategy and tactics for this new product in 250 words or more. Pl

Environmental Factors and the Effect on Company Strategy

Provide an example of an industry or company that has changed its strategy over time as environmental factors such as technology, competition, and consumer preferences have changed. Explain the changes in the environment and in the industry's or company's evolving strategy.

Asset Allocation Strategies: Integrated, Strategic, Tactical

Evaluate, compare, and contrast the following asset allocation strategies: Integrated asset allocation Strategic asset allocation Tactical asset allocation Be sure to explain the following: Specify the goal of each asset allocation strategy. Describe the economic conditions that favor one strat

Simple regression

A health researcher is interested in determining whether or not the speed at which people walk is related to their cholesterol levels. He picks 100 adult volunteers at random, checks their cholesterol levels, and then times each one while they walk a stretch of 100 yards. He is amazed at the results: a simple regression between