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Demand for widgets steadily increasing. year 1 2 3 4 5 6 widgets 45 50 52 56 58 ? 6 years ago it wss predicted that demand in year 1 would be 41 widgets. a. use exponential smoothing constant of .6 and then .9 to project forecasts for years 2 through 6. b. use 3

Water company projects demand trend line to be d= 77+0.43Q Q = sequential quarter number and Q=1 for winter 1984. Multiplicative seasonal factors are as follows. QUARTER FACTOR (INDEX) Winter 0.8 Spring 1.1 Summer 1.4 Fall 0.7 What is water usage for four quarters 2009.

Widget producer develops 4 month aggregate plan. Demand and capacity (in units) are forecast below CAPACITY SOURCE Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Labor Regular time 235 255 290 300 Overtime 20 24 26 24 Subcontract 12 15 15 17 Demand 255 294 321 301 The cost of producing each widget is $985

Widget store is open 7 days/wk with fluctuating demand. The boss wants to staff widget employees with steady work 5 consecutive days, and 2 days off. Provide schedule with minimum number of widget makers. M T W Th F Sa Su Widget 6 5 5 5 6 4 3 Makers.

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It seems as though in negotiation the assumption of the fixed pie is a powerful anchor point. We often overlook the possibility of an integrative settlement (one in which both parties get what they want) because we assume the situation is a win-lose proposition. What mechanisms might we employ to direct our negotiation efforts toward

What are examples of how staffing activities are influenced by training activities? Compensation activities

Need to develop aggregate schedule for widget maker. Costs and 4 quarter forecast are provided below. Quarter Forecast 1 1400 2 1200 3 1500 4 1300 Costs Prior quarter output 1500 units starting inven 0 units stockout cost for back orders $50/unit inven holding cost $10/unit for every unit held at end of quarter hiring

Evaluate the alternatives of workplace harassment and how these topics will affect a company (1) mandatory harassment training/education quarterly for employees and supervisors; (2) ensured confidentiality and support for those males making the report; (3) providing equal investigations for men and women; (4) individual meetings with supervisor/employee once a month to discuss concerns/progress.