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nstructions COMPANY SELECTION Course Objectives: Students will evaluate the busi

nstructions
COMPANY SELECTION
Course Objectives:
Students will evaluate the business environments and practices of selected companies.
Students will evaluate the business environments of a company identified as a “worst” company to learn why it is not successful
PROMPT:
PLEASE COMPLETE READING OF THE WEEK 1 LESSON FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT!
Choose a “worst” company that interests you from here: Bottom 89 or Least Admired Company from CNN Money (Note excluded companies below.)
When making your choice look for a company that represents all six business environments.
Please read the Week 1 materials, which also describe the requirements for selecting a company.
***EXCLUDED COMPANIES ***YOU MAY **NOT** SELECT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES: Amazon, McDonald’s, Sears, KMart, Family Dollar ***
Prompt:
Identify and describe the company you have decided to use for your assignments.
Describe why the company is considered a “worst.”
Explain your rationale for selecting this company to evaluate applying the six business environments we will be studying in this course. You do NOT need to discuss the business environments in depth here. Simply explain why you believe this company, with its “worst” issues, is a good choice to satisfy the 6 environments for your study. (HINT: Review the Final Simulation Assignment due at the end of Week 8.)
Cite the list source where you found the company listed as a “worst” company.
Further Instructions:
DOWNLOAD the attached Word Template to create a Word document in APA 7th Edition format for submission. APA materials also are attached for your reference.
Organize your paper using topic headings (APA format).
Minimum page requirement: 1 page in APA format, not including cover and references pages.
Your Instructor will let you know if the company has been approved. (When you have an approved company, you will be writing about the same company in the subsequent Assignments in the course.)
Submit Assignment 1 by midnight, Day 7, week 1.
Review the grading rubric for this and all assignments for guidance in preparing your paper.
Turn it in is now integrated with your assignment. It is not necessary for you to submit your paper separately using your TII account. Your results will be available to you here in the assignment submission area as well as the opportunity to resubmit if you need to resolve any issues with your paper.
Grading Rubric:
A rubric is provided for your convenience that details how this assignment will be graded. Please review it carefully prior to submitting your assignment. If the grading rubric does not auto-populate here, please see it by visiting the Assignment details under Course Tools.

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All instructions in the Photos down. Article 1:Link: https://www.wsj.com/article

All instructions in the Photos down.
Article 1:Link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-sanctions-on-russia-war-in-
ukraine-and-covid-in-china-are-transforming-global-supply-chains-
11648267248?mod=hp_lead_pos11

Article 2: Link:
https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/is-it-time-to-rethink-globalized-supply-chains/

Article 3: ” Link:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/high-inflation-darkens-global-economic-outlook-
11665918002?mod=Searchresults_pos2&page=

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I am in need of help with a discussion that involves risk management frameworks.

I am in need of help with a discussion that involves risk management frameworks. I have attached the question and the reading that covers it. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

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All instructions in the Photos down. Article 1:Link: https://www.wsj.com/article

All instructions in the Photos down.
Article 1:Link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-sanctions-on-russia-war-in-
ukraine-and-covid-in-china-are-transforming-global-supply-chains-
11648267248?mod=hp_lead_pos11

Article 2: Link:
https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/is-it-time-to-rethink-globalized-supply-chains/

Article 3: ” Link:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/high-inflation-darkens-global-economic-outlook-
11665918002?mod=Searchresults_pos2&page=

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I have the questions answered and I would like to do it on the PowerPoint. its 7

I have the questions answered and I would like to do it on the PowerPoint. its 7 questions so for each question slide

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Studying the DX video cases of Kubota, Miura, Hirata, Wacoal, OPTEX and Groovena

Studying the DX video cases of Kubota, Miura, Hirata, Wacoal, OPTEX and Groovenauts, develop general recommendations on how the current supply chain management of manufacturing firms could be enhanced and/or advanced by incorporating a DX business model. It is a good idea to limit the scope of your arguments and discuss in concrete terms as much as possible. For example, you might develop recommendations to a category of manufacturing firms in one country you know well. Or, you might recommend to firms in an industry you know well such as the apparel industry or automobile industry and so on. Based on the current practices and situations, innovative and potentially feasible recommendations will be highly appreciated. Scripts of the video and ppt is provided but recommended to use other sources too.

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A business has the monthly demand for one of its products as shown in the table

A business has the monthly demand for one of its products as
shown in the table below. Forecast the monthly demand for Year 6 by using the
static method for forecasting. Also, measure the quality of your forecast by
calculating the bias, TS, MAD, MAPE, and MASE. Show your work in an Excel File.
(20 points)

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Studying the DX video cases of Kubota, Miura, Hirata, Wacoal, OPTEX and Groovena

Studying the DX video cases of Kubota, Miura, Hirata, Wacoal, OPTEX and Groovenauts, develop general recommendations on how the current supply chain management of manufacturing firms could be enhanced and/or advanced by incorporating a DX business model. It is a good idea to limit the scope of your arguments and discuss in concrete terms as much as possible. For example, you might develop recommendations to a category of manufacturing firms in one country you know well. Or, you might recommend to firms in an industry you know well such as the apparel industry or automobile industry and so on. Based on the current practices and situations, innovative and potentially feasible recommendations will be highly appreciated. Scripts of the video and ppt is provided but recommended to use other sources too.

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a.Describe the difference between annual physical count and cycle counting. b. D

a.Describe the difference between annual physical count and cycle counting.
b. Describe the reasons for doing physical annual count and cycle counting.
QUESTION #2
a. Which do you think is the most important element of lean thinking? Discuss the reasons for your answer.
b. Consider the operations of a McDonalds restaurant. List the seven wastes according to Lean Thinking, identify at least two examples for each waste type typically seen in a fast-food restaurant and propose initiatives to eliminate each of the waste examples you identified.
QUESTION #3
McDonalds keep track of customer complaints for each restaurant. There are 10 possible causes of complaints associated to hamburgers, and the data for first, second and third quarter of 2021 is listed for a store located in the Tampa area:
( FIND THE ATTACHED PICTURE )
a. Calculate the defects per million opportunities (DPMO) for each quarter and describe if the store is improving its
performance from quarter to quarter or not. Justify your answer. Using table 8.4 from your textbook, determine if this McDonalds restaurant is operating better than 6 Sigma, or not. Explain
b.Discuss how you would apply the seven waste types from Lean Thinking to reduce DPMO for this restaurant.
Correlate the answer to this question to your answer in the previous question in order to enhance your chances of getting a better grade in this question
QUESTION #4
a. When a service competes using a cost leadership strategy, does it mean the service is low quality? Explain.
b. What are some alternatives to hiring and laying off workers to vary service capacity as demand varies
QUESTION #5
a. How can performance standards create functional silos in an organization?
b. Using the basic formula for productivity, (outputs)/(inputs), what are all the ways that productivity can be increased? In addition, provide examples of these initiatives in a fast-food restaurant such as McDonalds
QUESTION 6
What the video: Why Everything Is On Sale: The Bullwhip Effect | WSJ – YouTube
Answer the questions:
1. The video presents the graph “Inventories to Sales” ratio for general retailers. Explain in detail, your understanding of this graph and how does this ratio relate to the Bullwhip Effect?
2. Based on this video, what are the contributing causes for the current Bullwhip Effect we are observing? 3. What are the effects of the Bullwhip Effect being observed now

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QUESTION #1 Do air carriers have economies of scale at any level? What about ec

QUESTION #1
Do air carriers have economies of scale at any level? What about economies of density? Discuss these two topics and support your answers with examples.
QUESTION #2 The typical pipeline company has high fixed costs. What economic factors account for this situation? What advantages and disadvantages does their cost structure present?
QUESTION #3 Provide an explanation for the process and each of the six steps involved in establishing and managing 3PL relationships. In your opinion, which step(s) are the most critical? QUESTION #4 Six different categories of transportation risk were presented in Chapter 10 of your textbook. Identify these categories, discuss each one of them and provide transportation examples for each risk category.
Describe three types of strategies that a company can deploy to proactively limit its transportation risks.
QUESTION #5 Describe the four primary types of transportation regulation, their respective purpose or rationale.
QUESTION #6 Based on your learnings from Video Review #8, explain in detail the difference between 3PL and 4PL.