Global Operations Management/MGMT415

Global Operations Management/MGMT415

Global Operations Management/MGMT415      Apple Inc. is a multinational company that concentrates operations in the manufacture of a variety of technology products. The company is headquartered in California, U.S.A. Its product line can be divided in three major categories namely consumer electronics, online services and software applications. The hardware segment includes products such as personal computers, smartphones, smartwatch, iPods, and tablets. In the software segment, the company prides has developed iOS operating systems, OS X, iTunes media software, iLife, and among others. Apple Inc. delivers a number of online services such as iTunes Store, App Store, iCloud, Mac App Store, and among others. Apple has the largest revenue base compared with other information technology companies worldwide. It is also the largest in terms of the assets held. The company delivers its products and services worldwide, making it suitable for evaluation in this study. Components of Apple’s supply chain             Apple Inc. has one of the best supply chain strategies which has earned...
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Bona Fide Occupational Job Qualifications

Bona Fide Occupational Job Qualifications

Bona Fide Occupational Job Qualifications       Bona Fide Occupational Job Qualifications (BFOQs) are the employment qualifications that the law allows employers to take into consideration while making hiring and retention decisions. The law requires that the employment qualifications be concerned with an essential job duty that is a necessary part of business operation. Under the BFOQs, employers are legally allowed to hire employees based on sex, age, ethnicity, or national origin if there is sufficient proof that the aforementioned qualifications are an essential job duty or bona fide job qualifications (Beever, 2007). Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits the employers from making any form of discrimination against employees, the law provides exemptions where the employer is allowed to discriminate based on the nature or kind of the job. However on many occasions, exemptions are only allowed under narrow limits, and usually pertains to religion and gender of employees.             With regard to the above, CARDWARE does not...
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Capital Budgeting (Public Administration)

Capital Budgeting (Public Administration)

Capital Budgeting    Capital budgeting refers to the decision making process in a firm relating to investment in long-lived assets such as new machinery, new plant, replacement of machinery, research development programs and others. Capital budgeting attempts to seek whether investing in the long-term projects will yield any benefits in the long-run. Long-term projects are those that typically take a period of more than one year. Capital budgeting helps in making crucial decisions about whether or not to invest. The decision to invest is weighed against the firm’s retained earnings, equity available, and current liability standings. Capital budgeting is a continuous process since firms occasionally seek for new investment opportunities in the environment. This paper will analyze capital budgeting with regard to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the United States. Explain how the debt capacity of the U.S. governmental entity is determined             The debt capacity of firms and government entities is critical to creditors. If a firm exceeds...
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Government Budgeting Process at VA

Government Budgeting Process at VA

Government Budgeting Process at VA    Governmental Budgeting Process refers to the decision-making process by which public resources are allocated to priority areas identified by the government. It refers to the mechanism by which a budget is created and approved. Budgeting is important since it enables the government to establish expenditure levels for various agency’s functions. Budgeting helps allocate scarce resources to various agencies and departments that help meet public demand and maximize the welfare of the citizens (Lee, Johnson, Joyce, 2008). The budget is supposed to reflect the values and meet the needs of majority of the citizens. Over the years, Governmental Budgeting Process has evolved tremendously. This has mainly been influenced by laws passed by the Congress to shape and smoothen the entire process. This paper will analyze the budgeting process with regard to United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).             The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is a state-run benefits system that is meant to cater for veterans....
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Public Budget Cycle

Public Budget Cycle

Public Budget Cycle Public Budget Cycle comprises of the various means by which societal ends are met through budgeting. The budget cycle is used to represent the life cycle of a budget from the creation stage to implementation and evaluation stages (Lee, Johnson, & Joyce, 2008). A fundamental application of budgeting is to ensure equitable distribution of scarce resources in public projects while maximizing societal benefits. The Public Budget Cycle in the U.S. goes through four phases namely: preparation & submission, approval phase, execution & audit, and lastly evaluation. This paper will analyze the Public Budget Cycle with regard to USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) while addressing how each of the phases relates to the overall organizational mission. The first phase of the Public Budget Cycle is preparation and submission stage. According to Cropf (2015), this stage begins when the chief executive distributes guidelines to all agencies involved in preparation of documents for budgeting process. Policymakers in the government analyze economic...
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Homelessness in the City & County of Honolulu

Homelessness in the City & County of Honolulu

Homelessness in the City & County of Honolulu Introduction             Homelessness has been a major challenge in the City & County of Honolulu and the entire United States in general. Throughout history, a considerable proportion of the population has lived in appalling conditions. Homelessness is not a problem that only emerged in the modern world; there exists written accounts depicting homelessness back in the middle ages. However, one would expect that with modernization and improvement in technology in the last century, the entire population would be able to afford basic necessities such as food and shelter. This has not been the situation as more than 1 million U.S, residents lack housing. The situation is not just confined to the U.S. but also reflected in other parts of the world. Homelessness is a critical issue that needs to be addressed especially in the developing countries where about half of the population live in appalling conditions. Homelessness contributes to the emergence of slums especially...
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Contract Law -Business Law Memo

Contract Law -Business Law Memo

Contract Law   Camille failed to give the traditional 25% down payment. Following the production of the entire units required, Camille refused to buy the sweaters and hats. In this case scenario, Sonya may seek a legal alternative against Camille. Basing on the Contract Act of 1872, there was contract between Camille and Sonya of producing 500 sweaters and hats. The basic tenets of a contract were observed by both parties. These include offer, acceptance and consideration. From the case, an offer was made when Camille gave a direct order to Sonya to produce the sweaters and hats. Both parties agreed to the terms and conditions of the contract whereby Sonya would make 500 sweaters and hats and sell them to Sonya at $ 100 each which indicates acceptance of the contract. Offer and acceptance indicates that there was mutual assent to the contract. However, what lacked in the contract was a down payment whereby Camille forgot to give the traditional...
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Global Marketing Research

Global Marketing Research

Global Marketing Research         The aim of this research   is to find out whether U.S and Japan use the same executional aspects in advertising for both local and global brands as compared to the past. The researchers used the television commercials of America and Japan to give their analysis. The study also compares the global brands and local brands in terms of using the same executions both in Japan and U.S.A.In addition the research also outlines the strategies that global brands use as compared to local brands in America versus Japan.             This research confirms that global ads seems to be the same as compared the local ads in both japan and the U.S. thus, leading the firms to strategize on the world consumer culture and frequently using GCCP to advertise their commodities. The research further affirms that the local brands executions in the U.S. compared to Japan were consistent with culture aspects. This study further notes that in...
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SEAL TIGHT COMPANY ANALYSIS

SEAL TIGHT COMPANY ANALYSIS

SEAL TIGHT COMPANY ANALYSIS Execute summery A company can only be termed to be moving in a progressive direction if it can exude financial stability regarding an upward trend in its income and its command of the market. There are so many measures that can be set to gauge a company’s performance but the commonly used are the related financial methods (Liston, 2016). These are produced at least annually and consist of the balance sheet, the income statement and the statement of cash flows. Most companies and businesses prefer using income statement and the balance sheet. A balance sheet gives the picture of the organization as a whole i.e. the assets and liabilities, which entails what the business owns and what the company owes other firms. Introduction Seal Tight Company’s annual profit and loss account provide the financial outflow and inflow of the company. The content includes the net sales; this is the sales that is generated by the company after the deduction of returns,...
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BENEFITS AND HAZARDS TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT USE SOLID-STATE DRIVE (SSD) STORAGE DEVICES

BENEFITS AND HAZARDS TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT USE SOLID-STATE DRIVE (SSD) STORAGE DEVICES

BENEFITS AND HAZARDS TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT USE SOLID-STATE DRIVE (SSD) STORAGE DEVICES Introduction According to Anderson, Gagliardi, May, McCright, Tlusty & Varela (2009), Solid State Drive (SSD) storage devices have several benefits over traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). Anderson et al (1999) further noted that with no rotational or seek time delays, SSDs have the potential to deliver considerably better I/O performance than HDDs. Pham & Emami (2012) have also pointed out that SSDs deliver reliability, performance, space, as well as energy efficiencies for data centers that run applications with greater input/output operations per second (IOPS) requirements. However, one of the greatest shortcomings of SSD is cost. Additionally, SSDs do not display warning signs before failing, and their reliability or longevity, as well as their long term performance is questionable (Pham & Emami, 2012).   Speed One of the primary advantages of SSDs is that they are faster. Pham & Emami (2012) have noted that HDDs have for long served as the main storage...
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