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Scenario: You just got a job with a research company that will be offering internships to business research students. The interns will be assisting with short term business research projects. Your manager has asked you to develop a brief training and assessment to ensure the interns know: the difference between primary and secondary research the

Develop a hypothetical design plan for each type of research in a Quantitative and Qualitative form. Provide a discussion of the appropriateness based on suitable foundational research sources for each type of research plan,

1. What happens when a system reaches a point where the bottleneck can not be reasonably alleviated? 2. The area with the low performing employee would fall behind and slow down the entire process, but in a normal office setting where work is performed in parallel does the TOC (Theory of Constraints) really apply? 3.

Matrix: Service & Product

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Resources: Ch. 3, 6, & 7 Writing Tense: First Person (I or We) Writing Style: Critical (Review, Explain, and Provide Opinion) Substantively answer the following: 1. Complete the Design Matrix (See Template Under “Student Materials”) • Identify one “Service-Based Operation” and one “Product-Based Operation.” • Identify the relationships between the “Operational Structures” and the “Design

1. What happens when a system reaches a point where the bottleneck can not be reasonably alleviated? 2. The area with the low performing employee would fall behind and slow down the entire process, but in a normal office setting where work is performed in parallel does the TOC (Theory of Constraints) really apply? 3.

Read the Stanford Graduate School case study, Crocs: Revolutionizing an Industry’s Supply Chain Model for Competitive Advantage Answer the study questions below in depth: 1) What are Croc’s core competencies? 2) How do they exploit these competencies in the future? Consider the following alternatives: a. Further vertical integration into materials b. Growth by acquisition c.

Infographics and Communication

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Scenario: As a BUSN 303 student, you will practice a new skill: presenting research facts in an “infographic” format. The Oxford Dictionary defines an infographic as “a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data” and adds the example sentence: “A good infographic is worth a thousand words.” Infographics

Global Factory Location

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Strategic importance of locations and the factors that affect the decision of where to locate a facility. One of the primary roles of an operations manager involves being part of the decision process to locate a new facility in order to either expand the current operations or to reduce cost by outsourcing. The elements to

Why is the customer important to a business-level strategy? How do each of the five business-level strategies relate to the customer? Provide an example of a company for each the five business-level strategies, and explain how the company used the strategy to address customer needs.

ERP Systems: Selecting Software

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The executive has asked that you, the warehouse manager, to join the decision-making team for selecting the appropriate software for the new ERP system in your company. Who would you choose to be on the selection team? Explain your choices.

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