Transcribed Image Text from this Question1. a) What are some of the problems that industrial engineers face? List at least 5 problems (No explanation is required). b) From the systematical thinking perspective, each student will analyze one of the following systems based on your Student ID! State at least 4 inputs and 2 outputs for the system you are analyzing! System Sum of the Student ID numbers ranging between 14-18 19-23 24-28 28-35 *** The system should be chosen based on the summation of the numbers in Student ID. For instance, if a student ID number is 118203001, the sum of numbers in the Student ID is “16”[(1 1 8 2 0 3 0 0 1)]. In this case, the student should determine the inputs and outputs for a medical system (14-18). Medical system Educational system Transportation system Agricultural system (Hint: For a manufacturing system, natural resources, labor, energy, capital, tools and equipments are examples of system inputs while the outputs are final products, by-products and scrap.).
QUESTION 1 Already In All African Countries, Coca Cola Has Committed $12 Billion To
QUESTION 1 Already in all African countries, Coca Cola has committed $12 billion to invest in the continent between 2010 and 2020. Why does Coca-Cola show such strong commitments to Africa? Founded in 1892, Coca-Cola first entered Africa in 1929. While Africa had always been viewed as a “backwater”, it has recently emerged as a major growth market commanding strategic attention. Of the $27 billion that Coca-Cola’s chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent promised to invest in emerging economies between 2010 and 2020, $12 billion will be used to beef up the plants and distribution facilities in Africa. Why does Coca Cola show such strong commitments to Africa? Both the push and pull effects are at work. The Push The push comes from the necessity to find new sources of growth for this mature firm, which has promised investors 7% -9% earnings growth. On July 14, 1998, its stocks reached a highwater mark at $88. But it dropped to $37 in 2003. In 2011, it rallied 30% over the past year and reached $67 on December 1. Can Coca-Cola’s stock reach higher? Its home markets are unlikely to help. Between 2006 and 2011, US sales declined for five consecutive years. Further, health advocates accused Coca-Cola of contributing to an epidemic of obesity in the United States and proposed to tax soft drinks to pay for health care. While Coca-Cola defeated the tax initiative, it is fair to say the room for growth at home is limited. In Europe and Japan, sales are similarly flat. Elsewhere, in China, strong local rivals have made it tough for Coca-Cola to break out. Its acquisition of a leading local fruit juice firm was blocked by the government, which did not seem to bless Coca-Cola’s further growth. In India, Pepsi is so popular that “Pepsi” has become the Hindi shorthand for all bottle soft drinks (including Coke!). In Latin America, sales are encouraging but growth may be limited. Mexicans on average are already guzzling 665 servings of Coca-Cola products every year, the highest in the world. There is only so much sugary water one can drink every day. The Pull In contrast, Coca-Cola is pulled by Africa, where it has a commanding 29% market share versus Pepsi’s 15%. With 65,000 employees and 160 plants, Coca-Cola is Africa’s largest private sector employer. Yet, annual per capita consumption of Coca-Cola products is only 39 servings in Kenya. For the continent as a whole, disposable income is growing. In 2010, 60 million Africans earned at least $5,000 per person, and the number is likely to reach 100 million by Page 3 of 5 2014. While Africa indeed has some of the poorest countries in the world, 12 African countries (with a combined population of 100 million) have a GDP per capita that is greater than China’s. Coca-Cola is hoping to capitalize on Africa’s improved political stability and physical infrastructure. Countries not fighting civil wars make Coke’s operations less disruptive, and new roads penetrating the jungle can obviously elevate sales. Coca-Cola is already in all African countries. The challenge now, according to CEO Kent, will be to deep dive into “every town, every village, every township”. This will not be easy. War, poverty and poor infrastructure make it extremely difficult to distribute and market products in hard-to-access regions. Undaunted, Coca-Cola is in a street-by-street campaign to increase awareness and consumption of its products. The crowds and the poor roads dictate that some of the deliveries have to be done manually on pushcarts or trolleys. Throughout the continent, Coca Cola has set up 3,000 Manual Distribution Centers. Taking a page from its playbook in Latin America, especially Mexico, Coca-Cola has aggressively courted small corner stores. Coca-Cola and its bottlers offer small corner store owners’ delivery, credit, and direct coaching-ranging from how to save electricity to advice on buying a house after vendors make enough money. In Africa, US-style accusations of Coca-Cola’s alleged contribution to the obesity problem are unlikely. After all, the primary concern in many communities is too few available calories of any kind. However, this does not mean Africa is Coca-Cola’s marketing Shanghai-la, free from any criticisms. It has to defend itself from critics that accuse it of depleting fresh water, encouraging expensive and environmentally harmful refrigeration, and hurting local competitors who hawk beverages. In response, Coca-Cola often points out the benefits it has brought. In addition to the 65,000 jobs it has directly created, one million local jobs are indirectly created by its vast system of distribution, which moves beverages from bottling plants deep into the villages and the bush a few crates at a time. The Future “Ultimately,” the Economist opined, “doing business in Africa is a gamble on the future.” Overall, CEO Kent is very optimistic about Africa. In his own words at a media interview: Africa is the untold story, and could be the big story, of the next decade, like India and China were this past decade. The presence and the significance of our business in Africa is far greater than India and China even today. The relevance is much bigger… In Africa, you’ve got an incredibly young population, a dynamic population. Huge disposable incomes. I mean, $1.6 Page 4 of 5 trillion of GDP, which is bigger than Russia, bigger than India. It’s a big economy, and so rich underground. And whether the next decade becomes the decade of Africa or not, in my opinion, will depend upon one single thing – and everything is right there to have it happen-that is better governance. And it is improving, there is no question. Required: a) Explain why Coca-Cola so interested in Africa, which is typically regarded as part of the base of the global economic pyramid? (5 marks) b) What unique resources and capabilities does Coca-Cola have that will help it compete well in Africa? (5 marks) c) Discuss the drawbacks of making such large-scale commitments to Africa? (5 marks) d) Examine the criticisms of stakeholders in the United States and Africa against Coca-Cola and state your position on it. (5 marks) (Total= 20 Marks)
Your Manager Has Developed A New Machine To Cut Widgets For His Companies Top-of-the-line
Your manager has developed a new machine to cut widgets for his companies top-of-the-line product. You are excited this machine might provide the quality that the company requires. The widgets cannot be more than /- 2 inches from the required thickness of 45.5 inches. When you took the samples (15 samples with 10 observations in each sample) of widgets cut from the new machine, you calculated the following data: X-bar = 46 R-bar =15 Calculate the Upper Control Limit for the X-Bar Chart on this new machine. (use whole numbers for your answer).
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Transcribed Image Text from this QuestionStudy I: Chunges in HRD atlases Group throule quiring local government contract, for example for store and the facilities management of publicly on buildings, sich um The company is now involved in a wide range of diverse activities and compass diverse workforce from street cleaners to highly qualified civile The three years since the Credit Crunch of 2008 have been by the Construction industry in the UK. As a result of the comme have dered the expanding on in and development and increased it investment in these activities, notably indica construction team leaders, expanding online learning point develop significant numbers of graduates Hansen rett med be TiTeblood of the fin and therefore, we inse werke device dimension of’ils employment proposition. 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QUESTION 3 Organizational Culture Consists Of Shared Values, Symbols, Behaviours And Assumptions. Simply Put,
Writing Assignment Writing ServiceQUESTION 3 Organizational culture consists of shared values, symbols, behaviours and assumptions. Simply put, “it is the way we do things around here”. Different managerial orientations are useful for different organizational contexts and nature of business. In view of this, you are required to; Discuss how your understanding of cross-cultural risk and managerial orientation would facilitate success in your chosen international business.
ARP Engines Is A Producer Of Outboard Motors And Ships Worldwide. The Company Has
ARP Engines is a producer of outboard motors and ships worldwide. The company has recently set up a new distribution centre and wants to decide on an inventory policy for one of its products. It has determined the following pertinent information: The company plans to operate 5 days per week, 50 weeks per year. a. Compute the Economic Order Quantity (ignore the variation in demand) given the information gathered by the company. What is the time between orders and the total cost of operating the EOQ inventory policy? b. The company is considering using the EOQ as the order quantity in a continuous review system. Compute the reorder point and safety stock to meet a service level of 99%. What is the cost of this Q system inventory policy? c. If the company thinks to use the TBO (computed in part a) as the period for a periodic review system, what is the required target inventory level (use a service level of 99%)? What is the cost of this P system inventory policy? Show transcribed image text
PART I (50 Marks) In Well Written Paragraphs, Answer The Following Question. Read Carefully
PART I (50 Marks) In well written paragraphs, answer the following question. Read carefully the below problem text and write the following proposal sections in paragraph format: Analysis of the problem The reasons Proposed solutions Risk to the organisation if the proposed changes are not made Wallier Specialty Items Inc. The sales had shown double profit at the company of Mark Nash, named by Wallier Specialty Items Inc. in Dawson Creek, BC in a year which was out of expectations. However, the company was unable to cope with over demanding and workers were not able to handle a burden of work in a given period. Then a meeting was arranged by Nash to solve the issues. During the meeting some of the managers reported the following: First and foremost, it observed that the company has shown a lack of pre-planning that is why the company faced a mismatch between demand and supply moreover customers were in waiting list to get the reply of their queries quickly. Secondly, Absenteeism was increasing among the workers and it was difficult to fill that gap by the company by hiring new employees instead of providing them reliable work area. HR conducted a staff satisfaction survey last month, which was completed by 99% of staff, there were several issues identified by the staff: The current evening shift patterns (12p.m.–5a.m.) are not family friendly. High transportation cost and some staff are worried about their personal safety when travelling at night. Long working hours. Further, employers were not concerned about working conditions of laborers so staff members have lost the control over work due to an aggressive environment. The supervisors of different departments were ignoring each other’s poor strategy and leadership. Wallier Inc. rates of pay per hour for careers are lower than the rates offered by other competitors
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Transcribed Image Text from this QuestionActivity (Data Gathering) Project for analysis: Open Knowledge Management system/ Question 1: Make a list of the sources you might consult to gather information. (Sources can include printed materials or documents, people, publications: anything that provides the information needed). Question 2: Develop a chart outlining how each data gathering method can help with identifying the requirements of your project, based on the type, depth and breadth of information to be gathered, the integration of information, user involvement and cost. Activity (Gathering of Data) Scenario: imagine performing a project analysis for Open Knowledge system software (a document security software) in your work place Question 1: Make a list of the sources you might consult to gather information about this system (your sources can include printed materials or documents, people, publications: anything that provides the information you need) Question 2: Develop a chart outlining how each data gathering method can help with identifying the requirements of your project, based on the type, depth and breadth of information to be gathered, the integration of information, user involvement and cost.
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Transcribed Image Text from this QuestionActivity (Data Gathering) Project for analysis: Open Knowledge Management system/ Question 3: Provide a recommendation of the data-gathering techniques you feel would be most appropriate for your system project, their benefits, and how you will utilise each method. Question 4: Select one method you have recommended and develop a draft. For example, if you have chosen to use interviews in your data gathering process, develop the questions you would use to gather the information you require. Similarly, if observation is your choice, develop a checklist of what needs to be observed. I
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Transcribed Image Text from this QuestionMarket and Logistics You have to start by choosing 4 products that are essentially different from each other. To make the choice of products easier, you can choose one product from each of the following 4 groups. A. Non-durables 1: Foodstuffs: Ben
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