Assignment 1: Discussion—Process Selection and Resource Planning

The Bullwhip effect is often used to describe the magnification of demand variability due to distorted information through the supply chain. A classic example of this was during the “dotcom” bust of 2000 when demand variability for broadband equipment was magnified several fold as information was transmitted through the supply chain. The end result was that several companies were planning for unrealistic demand, and many companies shut down when this demand failed to materialize. Using the Argosy University online library resources and valid Internet sites, research a company that is actively using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Materials Resource Planning Read More …

Assignment 1: Discussion—Development and Marketing of Products and Services for Global Markets

Globalization is transforming the way products and services are marketed internationally. It affects international business activities, industries, products and services in different ways. Managers need to reevaluate constantly the marketing strategies and their portfolio of offerings, and decide what and when changes are needed. Using the Argosy University online library resources, locate a minimum of four different scholarly sources on developing and marketing products for a globalized marketplace and: Assess the impact of globalization on marketing activities. Analyze the elements that can influence international promotional strategies and the choice of portfolio offerings. Examine the factors that can impact international distribution Read More …

Assignment 1: Discussion—Development and Marketing of Products and Services for Global Markets

Globalization is transforming the way products and services are marketed internationally. It affects international business activities, industries, products and services in different ways. Managers need to reevaluate constantly the marketing strategies and their portfolio of offerings, and decide what and when changes are needed. Using the Argosy University online library resources, locate a minimum of four different scholarly sources on developing and marketing products for a globalized marketplace and: Assess the impact of globalization on marketing activities. Analyze the elements that can influence international promotional strategies and the choice of portfolio offerings. Examine the factors that can impact international distribution Read More …

Assignment 1: Discussion—Facilities Management

A critical element of a company’s operations management strategy is the efficient management and location of the company’s facilities. To take advantage of lower labor rates or easy access to raw materials and resources, several companies in the U.S. and Europe have looked to offshore operations including manufacturing, design, and customer service in low cost regions of the world such as China, India, Eastern Europe, or Southeast Asia. In recent years, there are indications that some companies are looking to reverse the offshoring trend. For example, from the end of 2102 and through 2013, GE moved manufacturing of appliances from Read More …

Assignment 1: Discussion—Facilities Management

A critical element of a company’s operations management strategy is the efficient management and location of the company’s facilities. To take advantage of lower labor rates or easy access to raw materials and resources, several companies in the U.S. and Europe have looked to offshore operations including manufacturing, design, and customer service in low cost regions of the world such as China, India, Eastern Europe, or Southeast Asia. In recent years, there are indications that some companies are looking to reverse the offshoring trend. For example, from the end of 2102 and through 2013, GE moved manufacturing of appliances from Read More …

Assignment 1: Discussion—Facilities Management

A critical element of a company’s operations management strategy is the efficient management and location of the company’s facilities. To take advantage of lower labor rates or easy access to raw materials and resources, several companies in the U.S. and Europe have looked to offshore operations including manufacturing, design, and customer service in low cost regions of the world such as China, India, Eastern Europe, or Southeast Asia. In recent years, there are indications that some companies are looking to reverse the offshoring trend. For example, from the end of 2102 and through 2013, GE moved manufacturing of appliances from Read More …

Assignment 1: Discussion—Facilities Management

A critical element of a company’s operations management strategy is the efficient management and location of the company’s facilities. To take advantage of lower labor rates or easy access to raw materials and resources, several companies in the U.S. and Europe have looked to offshore operations including manufacturing, design, and customer service in low cost regions of the world such as China, India, Eastern Europe, or Southeast Asia. In recent years, there are indications that some companies are looking to reverse the offshoring trend. For example, from the end of 2102 and through 2013, GE moved manufacturing of appliances from Read More …

Research Topics on Managerial Problems

Based on your business experience and the information accumulated in this class, identify three possible research topics related to the subject of the course. Describe the managerial problems or opportunities each of the three topics address? Provide a short description for each research topic, highlighting: The problem or opportunity in organizations that needs to be addressed The purpose of the research The question(s) that, if answered, will help in solving the problem or seizing the opportunity By Wednesday, December 3, 2014, post your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Sunday, December 7, 2014, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses. Read More …

Research Topics on Managerial Problems

Based on your business experience and the information accumulated in this class, identify three possible research topics related to the subject of the course. Describe the managerial problems or opportunities each of the three topics address? Provide a short description for each research topic, highlighting: The problem or opportunity in organizations that needs to be addressed The purpose of the research The question(s) that, if answered, will help in solving the problem or seizing the opportunity By Wednesday, December 3, 2014, post your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Sunday, December 7, 2014, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses. Read More …

Globalization Impact on Strategy Formulation

With globalization, organizations care less about country frontiers in their usual business operations, looking for opportunities across borders to: Increase their base of customers, Take advantage of cheaper labor to manufacture items, and Avoid the increasing competition in their domestic markets. Companies go international for different reasons. Such a move can be really profitable; however, sometimes challenges can diminish the positive outcomes. Good planning is crucial for a successful and profitable international operation. Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, search recent business news on two companies that expanded their operations abroad. Describe the global business environment Read More …