My Comments) You can choose any organization that you would like…but you must use multidimensional scaling as the technique to address the business problem.

(Instructor notes)

For the individual portion of this project, on your own, write a 1500-3000 word summary explaining to upper management the chosen multivariate technique, how it is different than the other 2 techniques, how at least one other real-life company has used this technique to address a business problem and how that technique might be used at your own organization.

(Additional information on the organization)

WidgeCorp became the market leader in snack foods after acquiring a rival company, Company W. Their management style and business decision-making differed.

Employees at WidgeCorp collected relevant data and through statistical analysis used this information to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. Company W tended to rely on the experience and judgment of its managers. For the time being, both companies are being managed separately, but within the next twelve months they will merge all management, processes, and accounting.

You work for Company W and are a little nervous about this new way of working, but realize that you need to be able to present issues and recommendations with statistical verification to the WidgeCorp executives. You will also introduce and employ statistical analysis to the senior management of Company W’s various departments such as Marketing, Sales, and Production. Part of your job will be to educate Company W as well.

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