Sustainability in Transportation Planning

Two professional and/or scholarly journal articles have been uploaded and are the focus of the paper. Develop a five-page summary of the main points made by the author(s) of each article. You must include an analysis of at least two perspectives/theories with concurring and dissenting reviews of the chosen articles. Answer Sustainability in Transportation Planning The Role of Policy Making and Planning Culture for Sustainable Transport Despite the fact that in some locations and communities culture plays a very little part in policy formulation, in other communities, it is a key factor that has to be evaluated before formulating any policies. Values, perceptions, and culture, are changeable and as a result, the process of creating and formulating policies change with time and in extreme cases, the already existing and implemented policies have to change due to the changes in the culture of society.  Since there are different cultures around the globe, there are different policies on the same concept and idea. Some people believe...
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Applying Network Models

Applying Network Models Discussion Best Practices The Discussion is a great place to learn in an interactive environment, so be sure to participate actively in the weekly Discussion. By doing so, the entire class benefits from the Discussion and learning is significantly enhanced. You will need to respond substantially to at least two of your classmate’s posts. Please try to make your initial posts no later than Sunday night to give your classmates an opportunity to respond. You should also post throughout the week so that you can respond to any responses your classmates have made to your posts as well as participate in the Discussion. Be sure your post is grammatically correct, has been spell checked, and fully answers the question. Provide at least one example of when you might use (1) the minimal-spanning-tree technique, (2) the shortest path, and (3) the maximal flow through a network technique. and explain why it would be the appropriate technique to apply in each of...
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Business Statistics: Forecasting

Describe a situation where it would be appropriate to use forecasting. Be sure to include all the necessary steps to develop the forecast and why you would use the forecast you chose. Please be thorough and provide enough detail to allow meaningful responses from your classmates.   Business Statistics: Forecasting Name Institutional Affiliation   Forecasting is important in the analysis of business trends. Forecasting makes use of past and present data to predict future trends. Forecasting can be used in inventory control. Inventory control aims at achieving an optimal level of stock in the business. The optimal level can be defined as the level where the business has sufficient supplies to cater for future demands, and the right amounts that minimize stock carrying costs. Manufacturers, wholesalers and even retailers need to establish stock levels at which they can replenish their inventory. Forecasting can help in establishing optimal stock levels in the business (Hyndman & Athanasopoulos, 2014). . The first step is to identify lead time. Lead time can...
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The Iron Triangle is time, money and quality of the project.

Provide a realistic example of a trade-off, where one of these three items is optimized at the detriment of the other two items. Explain why you selected the one item to optimize. Explain how you will work to mitigate adverse impact from the reduction in the other two areas of the Iron Triangle.   The Iron Triangle is time, money and quality of the project. In construction you can try to lower cost, however by doing this it will ultimately lower the quality of work being done and will increase the time needed to do the project and it be a success (Bronte-Stewart,2015). I selected cost because often organization will do whatever it takes to decrease cost and increase profit. The best way to mitigate this trade-off allow more time for the project so the cost can stay low and the quality should not suffer. ultimately profit is what the organization is looking for so if you can increase profit while maintaining quality...
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Give an example of a good decision that you made that resulted in a bad outcome

Questions Each topic must be at least 1 paragraph. Topic 1 Give an example of a good decision that you made that resulted in a bad outcome. Also give an example of a bad decision that had a good outcome. Why was each decision good or bad? Topic 2 Give an example of a situation in your life where you can identify an opportunity loss. Explain why this was an opportunity loss and any implications it may have had on future decisions .   Life is full of decisions and at times, the decision we make may result in pleasant or unpleasant results. Interestingly, not all bad decisions result in wrong results, and not all good decision result in positive results.  The decision-making process composes setting goals, gathering information and data and evaluating alternative choices (Hwang, 2012). A decision-making process constitute of more than one step to ensure the final decision is the best among the alternatives. Topic 1 As the manager of my own firm, I decided to acquire on...
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Operation Management

Operation Management Admission Services - Personal Statement Each and every investor and entrepreneur risks his money in hope to make a profit. To generate profit, a company needs to increase its sales while reducing the cost of production. The only way to lower the cost of production and operations is by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of its employees. This duty falls under the docket and Department of operation management (Asano, 2007). Operation management is the administration of business practices to create the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness in an organization. However, not everyone is qualified to become an operation manager considering that they need special skills. The following are some of the attributes necessary for an operation manager to become effective and successful. Realistic – an operation manager needs to actualize the real situation of an organization and realize and understand that employees are valuable assets of an organization. He should treat all employees with respect and communicate with operation staffs...
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