MGMT 430/  A Research on Production Process

Question As the company examines various methods to assess its performance and design processes, it is looking for an analysis of the existing workflow production process and the factors that most directly impact such measurements. As a review, the most common metrics for production processes are as follows:   Quality: the number of defects associated with a given product Cost: material and labor cost Timeliness: how quickly products are manufactured and delivered Flexibility: the degree to which the production process can be adapted to produce other products or specific products more quickly Productivity: a ratio of outputs divided by inputs Efficiency: a ratio of actual outputs divided by standard (or expected) outputs, multiplied by 100% to give a total efficiency percentage Cycle time: the total time it takes to complete a production process Theory of Constraints and Queuing Theory Using course materials and other research, complete the following: Explain how each measure can be applied to the company's production planning process. Can the...
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MGMT 430/Inventory Management

Question Identify which forecasting technique or multiple techniques should be used in the future for the company's strategy. Are there other techniques available that are not listed above? Explain the technique you identify, and give an example of how it is used in the manufacturing, retail, and health care industries. Detail if 1 of the 4 techniques listed above should NOT be used and why. Evaluate the significance of forecasting error for the technique or techniques you have selected. What is the impact of error on your chosen technique? Answer Inventory Management Forecasting is of great importance to a business. It involves predicting future trends in business in a timely manner that allows the business to adjust accordingly. Poor forecasting is a major contributor to high costs in companies. Forecasting relies on good judgment, analysis of prevailing economic conditions, and intuition in order to make accurate forecasts. Most analysts find it difficult when it comes to developing actual forecast numbers such as projected...
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Production Planning & Heuristics Topic 1

Question 1) Should the company use an ERP package or specific manufacturing production planning utilities? 2) What are the advantages and disadvantages of each course of action? 3) Identify the candidate pool of software you considered for selection, select a single product, and justify your reasoning. Some of those for consideration may include the following: SAP, i2, Seibel, and SAS for the larger ERP/CRM/SCM vendors. Alternatively, Production Scheduling, RSS Solutions, Preactor International, or others. Answer Production Planning & Heuristics Topic 1 Being aware of your production plan as a manager or a supervisor of a business is essential and helps you to buy successfully or sell your products and services with ease. A production method keeps a company organized, on top of things and ensures that one is successful when executing their daily chores (Sumner, 2007). A production plan is an attempt to put some system into each month, week and day. What defines a successful business and unsuccessful business is the way we all plan...
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ANALYSIS OF ROMANCE OF TRISTAN 3

Beroul simultaneously celebrate and damn adultery through two characters namely Tristan and Yseut. After Tristan is shot with a poisoned arrow, he sails to unknown lands in such of a healer. Miraculously, he sails to Ireland where the King’s daughter, Yseut, offers him a cure. After his return home, Tristan sails again to Ireland but this time in search of a life companion. It is during this time that he fights and defeats a dragon that had terrorized people for quite long. In the process, he suffers a serious wound. Yseut once again heals Tristan. As a reward for killing the dragon, Tristan is offered Yseut in return. He decides to give Yseut to King Mark after he returns home from Ireland. Before leaving, the Queen gives Brangain, Yseut’s maid, a love portion which she should give to Mark and Yseut on the day of their wedding. While sailing, Brangain accidentally gives the love portion to Tristan and Yseut, thinking that it was good wine: “Both thought it was good wine.”...
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Case Study:Pelican Store Analysis

Pelican Stores is a subsidiary of the National Clothing concentrating operations on women apparel throughout the country. Recently, Pelican Stores conducted a promotion by giving out discount coupons to interested National Clothing Stores shoppers. Data was then collected relating to purchases made by various customers. The coupons were not issued to regular Pelican Store customers. Any sale thus made is attributed to the discount coupons issued. Data obtained shows that majority of shoppers used their proprietary cards to buy items. The following is an analysis of data obtained from Pelican Stores. Percent frequency tables Below is the percent frequencies of various variables (gender, type of customer, form of credit card, marital status, & items purchased) obtained from the data. Table 1.1: Percent frequencies for various payment methods Payment method Frequency Percent frequency Proprietary Card 70 70% Discover 4 4% MasterCard 14 14% American Express 2 2% Visa 10 10% Total 100 100%   Table 1.2: Percent frequencies by customer type Customer type Frequency Percent frequency (%) Regular 30 30 Promotional customer 70 70 Total 100 100   Table 1.3: Percent frequency by gender Gender Frequency Percent frequency (%) Male 7 7 Female 93 93 Total   Table 1.4: Percent frequency by customer marital status Marital Status Frequency Percent frequency Single 16 16% Married 84 84% Total 100 100%   Table 1.5: Percent frequency by number...
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One -Real-Time Case 29: Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart There are a number of weaknesses that Wal-Mart is currently facing. Currently, Wal-Mart is facing a number of legal lawsuits which could impact its financial position in the near future. In most of the legal proceedings, the company is forced to make accruals for the ongoing cases which impact its financial position. For instance, the company is currently engaged in a lawsuit with the Braun/Hammel as the plaintiff. In 20006, Wal-Mart was forced to pay $ 78 million after losing a lawsuit filed by a former employee (“Walmart,” 2016). Another weakness is that Wal-Mart’s business model can easily be copied by other firms. Wal-Mart lacks a unique competitive differentiator from other companies apart from its large business size. Wal-Mart is facing stiff competition from other stores such as Kmart and Target. The home consumer sales segment of Wal-Mart is also facing stiff competition from small dollar stores such as Dollar General and Family Dollar. Wal-Mart charges low prices for their...
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RA 2: Personality Characteristics and Criminal Behavior

Question Assignment 2: RA 2: Personality Characteristics and Criminal Behavior A particular set of personality characteristics does not turn a person into a criminal. However, criminals may have the same set of characteristics. This concept may not be easy to understand. Here is another example: all college graduates have attended college, but not everyone who attended college is a college graduate. The mistake that "if A then B" is the same as "if B then A" is a common one in research, criminal investigation, and profiling. Criminal profiling is a difficult task. Complete the following three parts and present them in your report. Part I Identify at least five offense characteristics of each of the following crimes: sex offense, murder, acquisitive crime, organized crime, and terrorism. Part II Choose two offenses for those listed in Part I. Using the selected characteristics, complete the following for each of the two offenses you selected: Analyze the selected characteristics to develop a forensic profile for that particular type of offense. For...
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Learning Activity 2—Analysis of a Profiling Case

Question Over the years, many famous cases have demonstrated how criminal profiling can be used to assist with an investigation. For this assignment, complete the following: Choose any one case such as the following well-known criminal cases: The case of David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) The case of Ted Bundy Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and Internet resources, research the chosen case. Respond to the following questions: Describe the information that was gathered about the perpetrator or offender. This could include the profiler's conclusions regarding the offender's mental, emotional, and personality characteristics as well as age, gender, ethnicity, and geographic location. Describe what sources the investigator used, what patterns of behavior were identified, and what information was given to law enforcement. State if the information that law enforcement received is correct. Analyze if the profile was accurate and if it did assist or hinder in the investigation. Explain what factors led to the accuracy or inaccuracy of the profile. Answer Analysis of a Profiling Case In law, criminal...
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John Doe Case Analysis

John Doe Case Analysis Initial Mental Health Post-arrest Assessment A mental health assessment provides a comprehensive analysis of the emotional state of an individual. A mental health assessment looks at the cognitive functioning (thinking, memory, and reasoning) of an individual. Mental health assessment is more comprehensive and comprises of an individualized examination that seeks to establish the psychological problems and needs affecting an individual (Ashcroft, Daniels, & Flores, 2004). Particular psychiatric disorders are more common or frequent among young offenders. These include anxiety disorders, conduct disorders, attention deficit disorders, developmental issues, affective disorders, and substance abuse disorders. Particular problem behaviors and symptoms could be a precursor for some of the aforementioned disorders, for instance, anger & aggressive behavior, suicidal tendencies, depression, anxiety, drug use problems, and bizarre thoughts. In order to determine the personality type and suicide risk of Doe, there is need to develop an assessment questionnaire. It is possible to determine the personality type by asking the following simple questions. What...
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The Theoretical Concepts of Privilege and Oppression

General   You need to revise your text by focusing on developing your ideas by applying evidence,you also need to read in depth on your subject in order to identify critical issues concerning oppression and privilege in Australia to strengthen your essay.Apply the relevant feedback to make improvements.   Structure The wording arrangement in your text sentences is not logical.Your word order is causing an issue in comprehending what you are try to communicate without scanning what your message is.The sentences are too long and most of them are lacking grammatical and linguistic devices in order for them to make sense.You are also mixing ideas in single sentences especially the long ones. Introduction-your introduction needs to highlight the main points of your text than simply discussing the subject you will explore.You also need to state how you will execute your text. Conclusion-the conclusion needs to summarise the main points of your text.You also need to provide a way forward for your readers and close the opening thesis...
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