Q.Why should a Canadian service organization worry about being world class if it does not compete outside Canada? What impact does the Internet have on this? 1.As the environment changes, firms can find themselves faced with competition from outside their industry or from outside their home country. 2.Even if they do not, the principles of a world class firm can be applied to any and all manufacturing and service concerns. Benchmarking or rating your firm’s performance to the best in your industry or class can provide future strategic directions for improvements. The Internet is global by its very nature. Retail stores must now compete with Internet stores. Local auction houses will be in competition with Internet auction sites such as eBay. Virtually all organizations will be impacted in some form by the Internet. It is important that this impact be considered. Q.What are the major priorities associated with operations strategy? How has their relationship to each other changed over the years?describe the unique characteristics of the 4 different priorities in market niche with which it is most compatible?four major imperatives-cost, quality, delivery, flexibility. In the sixties, these four imperatives were viewed from a tradeoff’s perspective. Eg.this meant that improving quality->higher cost. However, more recent thought posits that these 4 imperatives can improve simultaneously, and in many industries may be necessary for success. The problem then becomes one of prioritizing and managing towards orderly improvement. Cost is most compatible with products that are commodities (highly standardized products with many alternative suppliers). Quality provides companies a means of 1) differentiating a product and winning orders or 2) competing in a market and qualifying for orders.Quality is now pervasive among all market niches in that customers now expect high quality. Speed and reliability of delivery are essential in those markets where there is a large degree of customization. In addition, reliable delivery may be a competitive advantage in some regions of the world where delivery is difficult due to geographical or political reasons. Flexibility is important where customers demand low volume but wide varieties of products.Q.Why does the “proper” operations strategy keep changing for companies that are world-class competitors?top three priorities have generally remained the same over time: make it good, make it fast, and deliver it on time. Others have changed. Part of this may be explained by realizing that world class organizations have achieved excellence in these three areas and are, therefore, focusing attention on some of the more minor areas to gain competitive advantage.The changes in the minor priorities may result from recognizing opportunities or from changes in customer desires or expectations.Q. Do business schools have competitive priorities?1Quality of professors&curriculum->consistent quality&high performance;2Leader in development of new curriculum topics->changes;3 Academic level of student attracted-quality;4Quantity and quality of research published—consistent quality;5Quality of library resources—quality;5What companies recruit at the school—after sales service;6Success rate of graduates—consistent quality;7Availability of financial aid—low price and after sales service;8Cost of tuition—low price.*having a few high-quality, dependable suppliers located in different geographical regions. *The big cost other than manufacturing is the cost to transport material to the USA versus the cost of transporting the completed bags to the USA. Here we assume that the material would be sourced in China. This is probably not a bad assumption. Q. What might be some of the external influences on strategy formulation?External influences on strategy formulation: Government and professional regulations regarding practices and performance standards in the medical industry, e.g. what technologies have been…
English 10 H
1 November 2012
Ineffective Solutions are Pointless Solutions
The image is startling. An exhausted father comes home from work to a loving embrace from his daughter. However, after downing a couple of beers, the caring environment drastically changes, and the father is senselessly beating his daughter while blaming her for all of his problems. Violent scenarios like this are currently occurring all over the United States, and in order to prevent further…
OR Solutions is a private sector business which is responsible for the development and delivery of technical innovations. OR Solutions has created minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) also known as bloodless surgeries which can reduce errors and increase surgical quality and outcomes. The problem that this company was having is that it was having the inability to meet the sales quota and short term focus on sales, no sales force, the company had not made a profit, no real expertise in health care marketing…
to heating or a change in the pH.
1. Enzyme solution: Place one lactase tablet into a mortar and pestle bowl. Grind the tablet until it is a fine powder. Add the entire contents of the bowl to two hundred milliliters of water which is in a medium sized beaker. Stir until the powder has dissolved in the water.
2. Your milk product
3. Denatured enzyme solution: Place twenty milliliters of enzyme solution into a small beaker (100 mL size). Add two hundred…
Driver's License is the Solution
In the article " Driver's License is the Solution", the writer discusses about the agreements and disagreements whether illegal immigrants in California should be allowed to get a driver license or not. He also provides four favorable reasons to support his arguments. He explains that the city and state will be safer, the undocumented immigrants will drive more safely, the accident damages will be covered, and the potential terrorists will be easily tracked if…
The Brief Solution-Focused Model
The Solution-Focused model emerged from the therapeutic arena of Family Therapy in the 1980s. Since then, its psychological principles have been applied to a wide range of fields, from mental health to organisational change. The model reflects the spirit of today as it affirms collaborative, personalised, strengths–based values. It embraces a green agenda by its simplicity, economical use of resources and its clear focus on sustainable outcomes.
In one of his cartoons…
droplets of sugar solution, the solution became a thick, grainy orange brown solution, which was not associated the products of the other solutions after the Benedict’s test. The reason behind this is when Benedict’s solution is mixed and heated with a sugar, which has electrons available to donate, the copper (II) will be reduced to copper (I), which turns it brownish-orange.
Iodine Test – Starch – When the Iodine solution is added to the starch solution, it produces a black solution, while the other…
Running head: PROBLEM SOLUTION: TERATECH
Problem Solution: TeraTech
May 6, 2008
Mr. Steve Knabe
University of Phoenix
Problem Solution: TeraTech
Most organizations will experience having dissatisfied customers. Addressing the concerns of those customers in a timely manor could result in continuous growth and a competitive advantage. Most companies should perform environmental scanning in hopes of identifying any market trends and specific markets to target…
on Cation in solution
The purpose of this experiment is to observe the characteristic precipitates formed when metal cations react with hydroxide solution and ammonium hydroxide solution.
Cations are positively charged ions. They are present in inorganic salts along with the corresponding anions.
One way of differentiate them through tests in which precipitates and complex ions are formed when sodium hydroxide or aqueous ammonia is added to their salt solutions. The cation part…
multiplied by the concentration of absorbing chromophore; that is, A = εbc where A is the absorbance, ε is the molar extinction coefficient, b is the thickness of the solution, and c is the concentration.
Beer’ law can also be described as A = abc = log(100/%T) 2 - log %T
A = absorbance
a = absorptivity
b = light path of the solution in cm
c = concentration of the substance of interest
%T = per cent transmittance—the ratio of transmitted light to incident light
Chromophores are electrons and a series…
Problem Solution: Drunk Driving
When an intoxicated person makes the decision to get behind the wheel of a car, that person endangers not only themselves, but everyone else on the road as well. One poor choice could very well impact the driver, the victims, all their loved ones, and possibly even witnesses to the accident. According to MADD, two out of every three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident in their lifetime. In 2013, 290,000 of those people were injured…