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operational components of your chosen project

Research the operational components of your chosen project (Food Industry). Based on your research and the knowledge that you have gained from the course, create a 4 page operations plan by completing the following tasks:

  • Define the management team by drafting an organizational chart and a plan for hiring employees.
  • Draft the key employee policies and a code of ethics.
  • Provide the details on the workplace environment, the location of the business, and the facilities necessary to operate the business. If a virtual component is a part of the workplace, explain how that is going to be incorporated.
  • Describe the supply chain of the venture, with its main components and its management approach.
  • Describe the manufacturing or customer service processes, discussing economies of scale and plans for attaining those economies (if applicable).
  • Discuss significant innovations related to the delivery process, production (if applicable), inventory management (if applicable), and distribution.
  • Describe methods to define and ensure the quality of the products or services.
  • Discuss laws impacting the business and methods for compliance with federal, state, and local tax laws.

brief description of the organization

Your paper should include the following:

-A brief description of the organization and industry they selected

-At least four key concepts relevant to Operations Management in your organization

-An explanation of how these elements directly relate to Operations Management

-An analysis of how these concepts work together to resolve business problems

-An analysis of how these (4) concepts reflect effective management and efficiency

-An evaluation of operations concerns in global markets

-An evaluation of corporate social responsibility issues with regards to quality and industry standards.

Your paper must 7 – 8 pages long besides a cover page and a reference page. It should demonstrate a strong thesis statement supported by research from at least 3 scholarly sources. Both a references page and in text citations must be in APA format.

Be sure to use correct spelling and grammar.

how management’s decisions may affect supply chain

The team will select the same company that was used during the Week 1 Individual Assignment and write a 1,050-word paper which discusses the following:

  • Information about how the organization delivers its value proposition and goals to customers
  • The team’s predictions about how management’s decisions may affect supply chain operations and how the decisions should be regulated
  • A summary of the overall supply chain with findings
  • A description of two to three areas where the supply chain is successfully functioning
  • An analysis on sources of complexity in the supply chain that addresses the following topics:
    • Bottlenecking
    • Bull whip effect
    • Lost revenue
    • Understaffing
    • Overstocking
    • Other areas of weakness you can detect
    • Recommendations for best practices for the company’s supplier
    • Relationship management and procurement practices

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

business or corporate scandals

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read the articles The 5 Biggest Corporate Scandals of 2016 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and The 10 Biggest Business Scandals of 2017 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

You will be writing an eight- to 10-page paper (not including title or reference pages) focused on current events that applies topics covered in this course related to recognized uses and uses you can envision.

The articles this week focus on business or corporate scandals. Choose one business or corporate scandal from either The 10 Biggest Business Scandals of 2017 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or The 5 Biggest Corporate Scandals of 2016 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to research and review.

In your paper,

  • Explain whether the organization acted socially and ethically responsible regarding the incident.
  • Describe what the organization should or could have done differently.
  • Describe who or what was responsible for the incident.
  • Explain the best way to ensure that such incidents do not recur, if possible.
  • Recommend the best way for society, and stakeholders, to prevent future incidents of this type.
  • Must be eight to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

A “sadhu”

A “sadhu” is an Indian holy man that by definition is an “ascetic.”  People who are familiar with sadhus know that they take a vow of poverty, much like some orders of Roman Catholic nuns or Buddhist priests.  They depend on the kindness of strangers to share food, clothing, and sometimes, shelter. This story is based upon the experiences of multi-national bank CEO Bowen McCoy, who went to Nepal to fulfill a life time dream to climb Mount Everest. McCoy and his party of climbers and Nepalese sherpas (guides, servants, and climbing assistants who have years of experience climbing Mount Everest)), encountered a freezing Sadhu on the side of the road (see article).  They were unsure whether they should help him and to what extent, especially because helping the Sadhu might mean keeping their party from completing the climb to the summit of Mount Everest. 

Your job is to state what the issues are in this story and examine the choices and decisions that McCoy considered about how to take care of the Sadhu.  Use read the Stephen Carter article and use his ideas to make sure your decision has “integrity.”  If you believe in integrity as a factor or not, be sure to specifically state your reasoning. Use the authors’ names to give them credit such as (Carter, p.33)  OR (McCoy, p. 6).

Stephen Carter’s short article about integrity will help you compare the facts to his three step definition of integrity.

Your essay should be 3-5 pages long, typed in12 point font and double spaced.  Please do not separate paragraphs by more than two lines. 

Create a simple household budget

  1. Create a simple household budget, including all income and expenses. There are various templates available online to help you do this. Find one that you feel comfortable with and that fits your needs to complete this activity. Submit this budget with the written paper portion of this assignment. 
  2. Were you surprised by anything when you created the budget? Do you think you will use it and follow it?
  3. How might a career change (perhaps into the field you researched for the discussion forum) and further education affect your budget?

providing a comprehensive internal and external analysis

You work for a consulting firm whose primary objective is to help businesses improve their strategic operations. Your firm recently was hired by a newspaper company named Hoosier Media Inc. The client’s print newspaper circulation and subscriptions have declined, resulting in 30% lower revenues over the last five years. Online ad revenues have increased but currently account for just 5% of the company’s revenue. You have been tasked with providing a comprehensive internal and external analysis to help the firm improve its business operations.

Create a 700- to 1,050-word analysis that includes the following: 

  • Identify economic, legal, and regulatory forces and trends.
  • Critique how well the organization adapts to change.
  • Discuss the primary internal organizational considerations.
  • Discuss the primary external organization considerations.
  • Identify the major issues and/or opportunities the company faces based on your analysis.
  • Title page, introduction, conclusion, and references should be cited, following APA guidelines.

bond ratings:

Directions: Answer the following questions on a separate document. Explain how you reached the answer or show your work if a mathematical calculation is needed, or both. Submit your assignment using the assignment link above.

A. You have just won the Strayer Lottery jackpot of $11,000,000. You will be paid in 26 equal annual installments beginning immediately. If you had the money now, you could invest it in an account with a quoted annual interest rate of 9% with monthly compounding of interest. What is the present value of the payments you will receive?

B. In your own words and using various bond websites, please locate one of each of the following bond ratings: AAA, BBB, CCC, and D. Please describe the differences between the bond ratings. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each rating.

Entity-Relationship (E-R) Diagrams

1. Create Entity-Relationship (E-R) Diagrams for 4 of  (LG Appliances) Department. Be certain that the selected categories contains sufficient data for databases to be constructed for meaningful and substantive single- and multiple–table queries.

2. Create Object-Oriented Diagram(s) for the Database. There may be more than one Object-Oriented Diagram for each subset of the database selected