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Writing formal presentation to stakeholders

You work for a major defense contractor. Your company prepared and submitted a bid for a recent Department of Defense RFP, entitled Automated Mobile Defense System (AMDS). You have been assigned to lead Project X, which will design, develop, test, demonstrate and deploy 10 AMDS units to a location to be determined by the DoD ass

How to calculate or determine service rate?

In all other problems within this course, service rate has been provided for me. I've reviewed the chapter but can't seem to grasp calculation for service rate. It appears from the problem that there are an average of 100 customers arriving per hour (thus the rate of 100 for customers arriving into the system), but when attemp

Strategic Control vs. Operating Control

Distinguish strategic control from operating control. Give an example of each. Explain the differences among implementation controls, strategic surveillance, and special alert controls. Give an example of each. What are some measures that you can use to evaluate the success or failure of the strategy and its implementati

Population Variance

The annual incomes of the five vice presidents of TMV Industries are: $125,000; $128,000; $122,000; $133,000; and $140,000. Consider this a population. What is the population variance? The standard deviation? What is the range? What is the arithmetic mean income? The annual incomes of officers of another firm similar to TMV

Analyze performace of Target Corp.

Complete a financial analysis on Target Corporation. Use all relevant rations. Make sure and include the Dupont formula, MVA, EVA, and ROIC. Use any other metrics that are important. Compare all this data to the firms' 3 to 5 year trends, industry averages, and/or industry leader. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of Tar

Risk prevention

List two risk prevention controls utilized by your current or former employer and how they work.

Company's functional strategy

Winn-Dixie: what is the company's functional strategy for each of the areas listed? Production-Operations-Manufacturing Research and Development

Annual Demand, Price per Unit, and Breakeven Points

7. Suppose you are on a weekend trip to a city that is d miles away. Develop a model that determines your round trip gasoline costs. What assumptions or approximations are necessary to treat this model as a deterministic model? Are these assumptions or approximations acceptable to you? 11. For most products, higher prices res

Fostering Brainstorming

What systems and processes can be put in place in any organization to foster excellent brain storming and other creative acts to foster a good strategic discussion at an organizational level?

Demand Analysis

Elasticity refers to the responsiveness of one economic variable to changes in another, related variable. Consider the price elasticity of demand (or cross price elasticity), please use at least one example to explain the impacts of elasticity of demand (or cross price elasticity). In your example, please explain how the elasti

Bob- Machine design department situation

Bob is the manager of a machine design dept in a large corporation. His engineers and designers charge their internal corporate clients on an hourly basis at $50/hr. This represents the departments average cost for an hour's labor based on full capacity. Each engineer is assumed to have 1,800 billable hours/year. The $50/hour is

Mean, Range, Standard Deviation, Confidence Interval Calculations

Assume the following sample data: LENGTH (FT) SAMPLE 1 207.495 247.725 345.33 257.175 198.855 166.185 326.295 233.01 209.25 177.12 173.07 180.36 252.315 182.655 186.975 233.955 192.915 216 250.95 207.09 209.25 312.12 209.25 247.725 1. Calculate and explain the sample mean. 2. Calculate and

Concentrated growth as a risky strategy in business

When conducting environmental scans, what are a few of the resources that you found the most useful? Why is concentrated growth considered the least risky strategy? When is concentrated growth not a good strategy to employ?

Strategy for Improving Low Response Rates

What rate of response do you need in order to be able to accomplish the purpose of a survey, what will be the consequences if your response rate is lower than desired, and what actions can be taken to increase the chances of getting the required rate of response? What can be done to follow up with the participants if the resp

Strategy Implementation Questions

1. Why is strategy implementation harder? 2. Does it matter if your environment is changing or not (stable vs. dynamic)? 3. Where do you implement strategy and where do you formulate it? 4. How do you know your implemented strategy is working? 5. What signs are there? 6. When do you have to re-formulate strategy?


1. Discuss the environment they operate in (general and task environment -- discuss Porter's forces) (Opportunities and Threats), 2. Prepare an EFAS, IFAS, SFAS 3. [societal] Environment]). This is where 'Opportunities' and 'Threats' are. 4. Discuss their internal structure, their culture, their resources. (This is really

Measure risk using standard deviation and coefficient of variation.

The CFO has requested from you, a risk assessment of Strident Marks. Think about the risks inherent in Strident Marks and how to quantify these risks. Discuss the use of standard deviation to measure risk. When is this type of calculation appropriate, and when is the coefficient of variation an appropriate measure of risk? Th

IT Recommendations-Non profit

Please help with the following problem. The Helping Hands League is a nonprofit organization out of Orlando, Florida that offers assistance to elderly and handicapped individuals. Currently, the league has 35 volunteers who are assigned to help people in the community with errands, reading, cooking, and household chores.

Break Even Analysis for New Product

Delphi Company has developed a new product that will be marketed for the first time during the next fiscal year. Although the Marketing Department estimates that 35,000 units could be sold at $36 per unit, Delphi's management has allocated only enough manufacturing capacity to produce a maximum of 25,000 units of the new product

Quantitative Methods

MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1) A slack variable A) exists for each variable in a linear programming problem. B) is the difference between the left and right side of a constraint. C) is the amount by which the left side of a ≥ constraint


Please assist me with the following project: Burlington Northern Railway recently settled a major and some say groundbreaking case on genetic screening in the workplace. See below case information:


Please assist me with the following IT Systems problem: When a company does not have a large IT department, it is fairly common for them to hire consulting firms to help them with the selection and procurement process. These firms do not build the system. The help a company find a software developer who can build the system

Overcharging Customers

2) You are the owner and chief cost accountant of a bicycle manufacturing operation You've discovered and verified that you had incorrectly overcharged a customer in the manufacturing of their 100 bikes over the last 6 months and you are about to meet with her within the next 10 minutes. What should you do?