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Courts Distributors needed two hundred compact refrigerators on a rush basis. It contacted Eastinghouse Corporation, a manufacturer of refrigerators. Eastinghouse said it would take some time to quote a price on an order of that size. Courts replied, "Send the refrigerators immediately and bill us later." The refrigerators were delivered three days later, and the invoice ten days after that. The invoice price was $140,000. Courts believes that the wholesale market price of the refrigerators is only $120,000. Do the parties have a contract? If so, what is the price? Explain.

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1. Courts Distributors needed two hundred compact refrigerators on a rush basis. It contacted Eastinghouse Corporation, a manufacturer of refrigerators. Eastinghouse said it would take some time to quote a price on an order of that size. Courts replied, "Send the refrigerators immediately and bill us later." The refrigerators were delivered three days later, and the invoice ten days after that. The invoice ...

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Referring to the case in question, this solution determines if the two parties have a contract. Specifically, it discusses the criteria to determine if the contract exists.

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Official web site for the Oresund Bridge - http://uk.oresundsbron.com/page/34
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1?What process would you use for identifying project risks for a second Oresund Bridge project? What risks would you raise for each alternative?
2?What process would you use for categorizing project risks for a second Oresund Bridge project? How would you actually categorize them?
3?What process would you use for ranking project risks for a second Oresund Bridge project? How would you actually rank them?

TCO C:
1?How would you identify the key decision paths and options that can be anticipated in the project? What are these key decision paths and options in your opinion?
2?How might you use a decision tree analysis to evaluate the alternatives? What numbers would you use in this analysis?
3?How might the techniques we have learned so far have helped the first Oresund Bridge project? Why?

TCOs B & D:
1?What risks would you add to a risk matrix for this project to build a second Oresund Bridge?
2?For the risk you named above, how would you categorize that risk? Please include risk impacts, risk probabilities, risk severity, and risk response categories.
3?What types of opportunities might you see for this second Oresund Bridge project?

TCO E
1?What information should be contained in your Risk Management Plan for this second Oresund Bridge project?
2?What tools and techniques would you use for the second Oresund Bridge to proactively managing risks? Please describe the tool.
3?What kinds of outputs would be expected from the Risk Monitoring and Control process?

TCO F
1?What factors would need to be considered before developing a risk-based schedule for the new Oresund Bridge Project?
2?Given the project description and identified risks, what would be the key factors in your sensitivity analysis? Why?
3?Do you think that your analysis would help to determine the effects of the previously identified risks on the project? Why or why not?

TCO G
1?As an Oresund Bridge project manager, how would you determine when project work should be contracted out, and how does risk enter into the decision?
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3?Share examples of issues that surfaced in the original Oresund Bridge Project related to contracts. What could have been done to prevent the impact to the contract (if anything)?

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1?What types of items might you include in our new Oresund Bridge project's Risk Management Plan? In what ways would this help mitigate project risk?
2?How would you communicate those risks to the appropriate stakeholders so that key decisions regarding risk management can be made?
3?What are the key things you have learned this session from our sets of discussions on the second Panama Canal Project that might apply to the second Oresund Bridge Project?

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