I am looking for a list of possible risk to this sort of business with which I can build a Contingency plan around. This is a fictitious business and I will name it later. This list needs to be of the nature that would help a business to form a sound contingency plan around those risk.
Why is "concentrated growth" considered the least risky strategy? When is concentrated growth not a good strategy to employ? If you use any resource please provide references.
Aztec Furnishings makes hand-crafted furniture for sale in its retail stores. The furniture maker has recently installed a new assembly process, including a new sander and polisher. With this new system, production has increased to ninety pieces of furniture a day from the previous sixty pieces of furniture a day. The number of
How can (or should) technology affect an organization's strategy? Assess the degree to which a hotel's technology strategy supports or impedes the hotel's business strategy. Explain and expand. If you use references, please state them.
Why do firms buy hazard insurance? Specifically, what does this do for their business? Is it a good "investment?" Please use examples.
A few years ago, Pepsi invited consumers to take the "Pepsi Challenge". Consumers were asked to decide which of the two sodas, Coke or Pepsi , they preferred in a blind taste test. Pepsi was interested in determining what factors played a role in people's taste preferences. One of the factors studied was the gender of the consum
How can Apple computers create compatibility with Microsoft products?
How should Apple increase investment in research and development? Or What steps should the company take when considering to increase in R&D?
Dell, HP, IBM, and Microsoft are competitors of Apple. I have identified the following critical success factors upon which a comparison of Apple's competitors is based on. Market Share Price Competitiveness Financial Position Product Quality Consumer Loyalty Product Innovation Explain why the factors are critical to
Define each term. Scatter Diagram Dependent vs. Independent variable Coefficient of Correlation Coefficient of Determination Develop a scatter diagram using data that is appropriate to your company. Explain your problem and interpret your results. (You may use Excel or MegaStat to develop your scatter diagram.)
The following are seen as external threats for Apple computer, Do you agree, Why? or Why not? and Please explain your answer Increase competition with music downloads Dell and HP are major competitors in the computer market Price of Apple products are higher Companies not seeing Apple products as compatible with their sof
Are the below items correct representation of internal strengths and weaknesses of Apple computer company? Explain why these factors are strengths or weaknesses and name sources. Strengths iTunes Music Store is a good source of revenue, especially with the iPod and the availability on Windows platform. Revamping desktop an
The following are seen as external opportunities for Apple computer, Do you agree, Why? or Why not? and Please explain your answer Creating more compatibility with Microsoft products New complimentary (synergistic) products Increase sales of online purchase of computers Fine-tune their products as well as develop new produ
Answers the following questions pertaining to the case : Step 1: Situation Analysis Step 2: Assumptions and Missing Information Step 3: Statement of The Problem(s) Step 4: Development of Alternatives Step 5: Evaluation of Alternatives & Recommendations Step 6: Implementation Step 7: Evaluation and Control Step 8:
Your company, NL&C Corporation, has recently taken on a new, large client. That is great news for the organization and its future opportunity! You have just heard this news in a management meeting. You realize the impact this will have on your own job as HR Director, as the Vice President has Operations has indicated a nee
Forecasting using QM for Wndows and Excel. This class is a Quantitative analysis for management class.
Explain and analyze why intellectual capital may be more important to strategy than additional investments in plants, equipment, or other hard assets.
Please see attached file for full problem description. A problem often of concern to managers in the process industry is blending. Consider the task facing the procurement manager of a company that manufactures special additives. She must determine the proper amounts of each raw material to purchase for the production of a ce
You are the new business manager of a small firm that manufactures and markets in the US, high-quality, premium priced, luxury branded clothing.
I need help with the following problem: You are New Business manager of a small firm that manufactures and markets in the US, high-quality, premium priced, luxury branded clothing. The CEO has decided to see what the opportunities are for exporting to Brazil or to contract manufacture the clothing line in Brazil and has asked
Daily demand for packages of five videotapes at a warehouse store is found to be normally distributed with mean 50 and standard deviation 5
Daily demand for packages of five videotapes at a warehouse store is found to be normally distributed with mean 50 and standard deviation 5. When the store orders more tapes, the ordering cost is $42 and the orders take 4 days to arrive. Each pack of tapes costs $7.20 and there is a 24% annual holding cost for inventory. Assume
Are health care organizations different than most other organizations? Provide at least three (3) specific reasons for your agreement or disagreement to this question.
Please show detailed solutions in excel. Terry Burton, a college sophomore, is opening a small computer upgrade business in an empty bedroom of the house he rents. His plan is to limit his business to installing second hard drives, larger hard drives, and new media devices like CD and DVD burners. He believes his volume will
Which device has more features, Apple Ipod Touch or Sony PSP? Explain. What are the features of each one? Which is better?
Passionate about gourmet cooking and frustrated at having to travel all over town to gather the ingredients for one simple meal, Kathy Kudler decided to open her own gourmet food shop. Her vision was to create one store that would stock a wide selection of the freshest ingredients as well as all of the tools a gourmet cook could
Request any information you can provide on the topic below How has Apple Computers, under Steve Jobs' leadership, managed to become a major world company, since 1997 (10 years)? Case Instructions: Please read required article (s) and conduct additional research. Study the Background Materials to assimilate and differ
Identify several companies that have demonstrated strategic thinking about issues that are similar to those faced by Pfizer Inc.
Identify several companies that have demonstrated strategic thinking about issues that are similar to those faced by Pfizer Inc. Provide an overview of the issues, identify a total of five different strategies utilized by those companies to address them, and discuss the outcomes. Based on the five strategies, explain how y
OTA, I have learned thus far in my Economics course regarding Elasticity being a vital concept. From the standpoint of a manager and as a typical consumer, explain in your own words, based on your experience and education, how elasticity was a tool for managerial decision-making at Southwest Airlines at a time when airline price
Problems: 6-17 6-18 6-21 6-31 6-37 6-36 6-42 6-51 7-14 7-16 7-18 7-19 7-22 7-23 7-28 7-29 See attached for above problems 7-6.1 Explain how the ABC analysis can be used in construction. Include a table similar to table 6.8 (attached) of the text in the answer. 7-6.2 Develope a Bill of Materials and a Mater
Please see attached file for full problem description. Cris Turlock owns and manages a small business in San Francisco, California. The business provides breakfast and brunch food, via carts parked along sidewalks, to people in the business district of the city. Being an experienced businessperson, Cris provides incentives
Mean, median, 95% Confidence Interval are examined. How does changing a data value affect the mean and the median? How does removing a value affect the mean and the median? These questions are answered and more.
The breaking strengths of cables produced by a certain manufacturer have a standard deviation of pounds. A random sample of newly manufactured cables has a mean breaking strength of pounds. Based on this sample, find a confidence interval for the true mean breaking strength of all cables produced by this manufacturer. Then c