November 26, 2018

Supply Chain Management

Research the following: manufacturing companies have traditionally used long production runs as a means to gain a cost advantage in the marketplace. What is the impact of these long production runs upon logistics? The current approach to manufacturing is to have shorter production runs and more flexible setups. What impact does this approach have upon logistics costs and manufacturing costs? What are the trades-offs related to organizational performance? Summarize your thoughts
November 26, 2018

Strategic Management Case Study Analysis on Amazon

Based solely on the Case Study Attached (no need to refer to external sources, except for recommendations), answer the following questions 1. How is Amazon using its core competency in its diversification efforts? Using a Core competency Matrix. [~150 words] – What is Amazon’s core competency? 2. Does unrelated diversification (give examples from the case) contribute to Amazon’s competitive advantage? Short VRIO on unrelated diversifications so far to justify whether it allows them to achieve sustainable CA/temporary CA etc). When companies diversify or integrate, the activities should complement or supplement their core competency. [200 words] 3. Do a BCG analysis […]
November 26, 2018

Cash flow and financial forecast

Assume you are planning to start a new business that will sell innovative consumer products via an online store. You will be pitching your idea to potential investors with the goal of securing funding. Your investors are very savvy and want to review a well thought out financial forecast. Using the examples provided in Chapter 6, construct a hypothetical 5 year Cash Flow estimate including depreciation and tax-related amounts. Be sure to show your detailed calculations and document at least five key assumptions. Also, explain why cash flows occurring at different intervals should be adjusted for a common date in […]
November 26, 2018

Oral contract

Phung orally agreed to sell a thoroughbred horse to Presti for $60,000. When Presti sent a check in payment, Phung told him that he intended to hold the check for a month for tax purposes. Phung retained possession of the horse. While the check remained uncashed, a disagreement arose between Phung and Presti. Phung announced that he would not go through with the transaction and that, because the contract was oral, it was unenforceable. Presti claimed that his sending the check was payment and this action made the oral contract valid and enforceable. Phung denied accepting payment. Is Presti’s claim […]
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