A Term Project will be due at the end of Week 2. You should begin to study it at the beginning of the class to get familiar with the objectives and content. It is from Chapter 10 of your textbook, with a couple of modifications. Be sure you read THIS version and do it. Conch Republic Electronics, Part 1.I think you will find an Excel spreadsheet to be the most effective way of completing this assignment. This project will be due on Sunday at 11:59 PM in Week 3. You will post it to the assignment’s link in the Week 3 folder.To get you started, here is the case:Week 2 Term ProjectConchÿRepublicÿElectronicsConch Republic Electronics is a mid sized electronics manufacturer located in Key West, Florida. The company president is Shelley Couts, who inherited the company. When it was founded over 70 years ago, the company originally repaired radios and other household appliances. Over the years, the company expanded into manufacturing and is now a reputable manufacturer of various electronic items. Jay McCanless, a recent MBA graduate, has been hired by the company’s finance department.One of the major revenue-producing items manufactured by Conch Republic is a personal digital assistant (PDA). Conch Republic currently has one PDA model on the market, and sales have been excellent. The PDA is a unique item in that it comes in a variety of tropical colors and is preprogrammed to play Jimmy Buffett music. However, as with any electronic item, technology changes rapidly, and the current PDA has limited features in comparison with newer models. Conch Republic developed a prototype for a new PDA that has all the features of the existing PDA but adds new features such as cell phone capability. The company has performed a marketing study to determine the expected sales figures for the new PDA.Conch Republic can manufacture the new PDA for $200 each in variable costs. Fixed costs for the operation are estimated to run $4.5 million per year. The estimated sales volume is 70,000, 80,000, 100,000, 85,000, and 75,000 per each year for the next five years, respectively. The unit price of the new PDA will be $340. The necessary equipment can be purchased for $16.5 million and will be depreciated on a 5 year straight-line schedule.Net working capital investment for the PDAs will be $6,000,000 the first year of operations.ÿ Of course NWC will be recovered at the projects end.ÿ Conch Republic has a 35 percent corporate tax rate and a 12 percent required return.Shelly has asked Jay to prepare a report that answers the following questions:What is the IRR of the project?What is the NPV of the project, based on the required rate of return of 12%?
The height (in meters) of a projectile shot vertically upward from a point 2 m above ground level with an initial velocity of 24.5 m/s is h2+24.5t-4.9t^2 after t seconds. a) When does the projectile reach its maximum height? b) What is the maximum height?
As a manager, it is important to understand how the business cycle affects supply and demand, prices, and how economic shocks will impact your company’s markets, supply chain, and financing. The recent collapse of the housing market, the near failure of our financial system, the wild swings in commodity and stock prices, and the deep recession of 2007-2009 provide a virtual laboratory for the study of the economic shocks and stabilization measures taken to restore equilibrium.Create a 1,400-word analysis based on the team’s assigned market in which you include the following: ?Analyze the economic and sociological forces that drove the market equilibrium to unsustainable heights and the shocks that brought the markets back down. What might be done to moderate the effects of these economic swings? ?Discuss specific changes in supply and demand. ?Examine prior government policies and legislation that exacerbated the impact of the shocks. ?Evaluate the actions of the federal government and the Federal Reserve to restore equilibrium. How effective were these counter-cyclical policies?
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Recordÿandÿanalyzeÿyour favorite fast food using Iprofile?ÿwithin WileyPLUS?.ÿSelectÿone of the following:ÿOption 1Watchÿthe video on WileyPlus?: How to use iProfile?ÿwithin Ch. 1.Createÿyour profile and enter your favorite fast food menu. If you do not consume fast food yourself, enter a friend’s (or relative’s) profile and his/ her favorite fast food menu.Clickÿthe Assignment Files tab and submit a screenshot of the menu for the option you chose.Option 2Watchÿthe video on WileyPlus?: How to use iProfile?ÿwithin Ch. 1.Also in WileyPlus?,ÿaccessÿCh. 1, under iProfile?, complete the assignment iProfile?ÿCase Study: Fast Food.Clickÿthe Assignment Files tab to submit the Case Study.After completing the option you chose, answer the following in at least 175 words:Explain how individuals can make healthier choices if they choose to eat at fast food outlets. Where are the “hidden calories” in typical fast food menus? What options exist at fast food restaurants for making healthier choices? Do you think it is possible to have a well-balanced diet made up of primarily fast food and why do you feel this way or not? What tools are available for consumers today to learn about the nutrient content of fast food menu items?ÿTheÿGrading Guide for Fast Food Analysisÿwill be used for this assignment.
Lab Assignment 5: Navigation Bars and Repeated ImagesDue Week 4 and worth 40 pointsDeliverable: Four (4) Web pages (the home page and three image pages) and four (4) Cascading Style Sheets (.css) (one for each page)Complete the weekly lab based on the following:Write the code for each lab assignment.The code is to be submitted in a single compressed folder (zip file) to the online course shell. The file must contain all .htm files, along with any other files that may be necessary for your project to run (ex: text files, images, etc.).ÿWhen saving the file, it should be saved as Lab_#_Last name_First initial.htm. For example, if your name is Mary Smith the file for Lab 1 should be saved as Lab_1_Smith_M.htmAny and all written answers must be entered into the online course shell with the submission of the attached lab assignment.Follow the directions below to complete Lab Assignment 5:Create a home page with navigation bar to the three (3) pages with images listed below and a Cascading Style Sheet (.css) for bisque color and Arial text.Create a ?single image? page with a Cascading Style Sheet (.css) for background image, bisque color, and Arial text.Create a ?top line image? page with Cascading Style Sheet (.css) for background image, bisque color, and Arial text.Create a ?left side image? page with a Cascading Style Sheet (.css) for background image, bisque color, and centered Arial text.
DUE in 24 hrInternational FauxÿPasWhen a major airline wanted to advertise its new leather first class seats in the Mexican market, it literally translated the “Fly in Leather” tagline as ?Vuela en Cuero,? which ended up meaning “Fly Naked? in Spanish.Companies make mistakes when it comes to marketing products in different countries, using various languages, and in the context of diverse cultures. Many of the companies making the errors are huge multinational conglomerates.WEEK 9 MAIN DISCUSSION POST:Research a marketing blunder made by a large company. DO NOT USE AN EXAMPLE FROM THE TEXTBOOK.Present an overview of the error. Why was it considered a ?blunder? or mistake? Explain fully.Discuss what could have been done differently (citing concepts from the text is permitted).Could the ?blunder? work in a different country, in a different language, or with a different target group? Explain why or why not.Your analysis must be substantiated by research from professional and graduate-level resources such as the course text AND articles from the library’s full-text databases. Use of consultant or other inappropriate sites is banned and may result in a zero for the assignment. Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite the source(s) in APA format.WEEK 9 INTERACTIVE RESPONSES:NOTE: each week, interact with different class members rather than always communicating with the same two peopleInteractive Reply 1:Critique the presentation of one classmate. Is the blunder clearly defined? Does the analysis provided make sense? Why or why not. Has the student properly applied the concepts studied? Analyze and explain.Marilyn BasdenUnit 5 DB #1Skittles Touch BlunderThe Skittles Touch blunder was of an older man who touched any and everything and it would turn into Skittles.ÿ He stated in the commercial with much sadnessthat he couldn?t touch his own grandson because he would turn it into a skittles.ÿ He said he shook hands with a man on the bus and ?He?ll never see his family again?(US Data Corporation, n.d.).ÿ What should have been done differently was to children in the commercial not old men or women, because they are the real Skittleseater.ÿ Also, the commercial seems to be a bit scary for children and would be a deterrent for them due to the fact that no child want to make their parents, sibling,friends, toys nor their pets to turn into Skittles by simply touching them or items.ÿ There is no buying power in scaring children, they should have things that are scaryto children or foods they don?t like to turn into Skittles.ÿ This is concept wouldn?t work in any country, a different language or target group because it eliminates peopleand things and replace them with Skittles (Incitrio, 2017).ÿ ÿ ÿÿInteractive Reply 2:Critique the presentation of another classmate. Is the blunder clearly defined? Does the analysis provided make sense? Why or why not. Has the student properly applied the concepts studied? Analyze and explain.The two interactive posts should be substantive in nature and showcase mastery of the concepts and your professional marketing and business communication skills. Apply your knowledge. Do not simply state that it is a good or bad idea, specify why and be detailed in your explanation.Andrew BayerAirBnB is a company that offers rooms at regular peoples homes and also rentals as sort of a ride-share program. ÿTHe company is very similar to Uber, but for overnight stays. ÿSimilar to the situation between Uber and taxi driver unions, AirBnB upset much of the hotel markets, partly for offering rooms at much lower rates, but also because the rooms did not have to be regulated like hotels do, increasing profits, but potentially causing customers poor exerience or even healthy code violations. ÿAs cities and municipalities have caught on to the way that the organization avoids taxes and regulations, some have created laws especially for taxing these types of organizations, including AirBnB. ÿAs such, in San Francisco, a bit of a battle ensued when AirBnB got their tax bill for $12 Million dollars (Engadget, 2015). ÿUnderstandably, they were not very happy about this and decided to take out an ad campaign targeting the local governement. ÿBus stop and billboard ads were simple letter style notes to the local library, board of education and public works department. ÿFor example, one message read ‘Dear Public Library System, we hope you use some of the $12 million in hotel taxes to keep the library open later. Love, Airbnb’. ÿTHis passive agressive attempt to smear the local government for collecting taxes had a huge backlash from the education, library and public works departments, as well as residents of the consumers who saw Airbnb as an organization designed to dodge taxes. ÿThis is definitely a blunder. ÿThis message in any country would not work. ÿMost consumers agree that consumers and businesses alike should pay taxes to support the local government. ÿThe passive aggressive nature of these messages is what caused such an uproar, especially when targeting seemingly innocent public organizations. ÿA positive alternative to this message could simply have pointed to the fact that Airbnb supports the local government through the hotel tax, rather than targeting the library and school systems without cause.ÿWEEK 10 MAIN DISCUSSION POST:Take a look at the Course Description and Course Objectives:This course provides the background to make marketing decisions at the international level. The course examines issues involving trends, factors, and forces (such as institutions, culture, politics, law and environment) which affect global marketing activities.Terminal Course Objectives (TCOs)Differentiate between international and domestic marketing.Explain cultural diversity and ethnicity, race, class and gender perspectives as they relate to international markets.Evaluate marketing strategies of multinational corporations.Describe some of the basic issues involved in developing and executing an international marketing strategy.Construct a marketing plan to introduce a product or service into a foreign country.Predict situations that present potential ethical and legal issues and develop solutions for those issues.Share with the group how you think this class has developed skills that will serve you in your profession. What skills are most important for your industry and career path? What aspects of the course would you like to study further?WEEK 10 INTERACTIVE RESPONSES:Interactive Reply 1:Read one classmate?s assessment of the course. Can you relate to what is being said? Share your feelingsGeremy HurleyDB#2Aloha Class,For the last ten weeks, we have worked hard to try and understand the foreign marketing of companies. The trends of the marketing industry is constantly changing and evolving all the time. I have learned a lot personally. I think that I came into this class thinking that I knew what it is like to own a business in an international market seeing that I have my own business in a foreign country, but after these 10 weeks I have realized that I had no idea what larger companies must go through to get to their target market. My products are generally easier to get out to the public and there isn?t really a lot of things that can be messed up when marketing custom pens and pencils to a target market.Ten weeks isn?t nearly enough to fully grasp the international marketing concept, it gives us a general understanding of what legal and ethical practices are needed in order to market our products.Interactive Reply 2:Read another classmate?s assessment of the course. Can you relate to what is being said? Share your feelings.Marilyn BasdenUnit 5 DB #2This course was most definitely a challenge for me, but in the end, I have learned a lot.ÿ I really had to focus while working through all of the many assignments that had to be completed in this course. I also, had to have more self-discipline in order for me to complete the assignments so that I would not fall short, which I did in one DB with not making enough posts.ÿHowever, I do not work in a profession that will require me to use any of the knowledge that I gained, but if I were to get a job that required me to use the skills of international marketing I feel I would be capable of doing the job and be successful at it.ÿ I have learned in many instances that I learn better with hands on and this course was close to that, if I had to do research international information for a company I feel confident that I would be able to do that.I have a great interest in learning everything I can about the diversity of international culture, ethics, marketing strategies of MNC?s.ÿ I am also glad that I have learned how to construct a marketing plan for the introduction of a product into the international market.ÿ This will be helpful to me should I want to expand my future business into the international market.ÿ The strategic marketing and planning for both domestic and international is something I would like to get more information and knowledge on for any proposed endeavors I have my near future.
Supply Chain ManagementPlease respond to the following:From the e-Activity, determine which best practices can be applied to the greatest number of small businesses. Explain your rationale.Analyze the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) and Six Sigma in regard to quality control of a product or service, and make at least one recommendation for improvement. Explain your rationale.
HINT: See Chapters 10-14 of the text to help understand some of the legal issues covered in this assignment.Jim and Laura Buyer visit the local car dealership because they are interested in buying a new car. The car they currently have is aging and is starting to have mechanical problems. Jim and Laura would share the new car, and use it to go back and forth to work and school. Before going to the dealership, Jim and Laura decide that they can only afford $400.00 a month in car payments.Once at the car dealership, Jim and Laura meet Stan Salesman. Stan shows them several vehicles and Jim and Laura test-drive several of the cars. Jim and Laura particularly like the blue 4-door sedan. ÿTherefore, they agree to give Stan Salesman a $100.00 deposit to hold the car for a day. Stan Salesman does not give them the receipt but guarantees that the $100.00 is refundable. No documents were signed.ÿThe next day, Stan Salesman calls Jim and Laura to ask them when they would like to take delivery of the car. Jim and Laura, on the way home from the dealership, decided that they were not going to buy the car because they did not want to spend that money each month. Therefore, Jim and Laura tell Stan salesman that they have decided not to buy the car and request their $100.00 deposit back.Stan insists that the $100.00 was a deposit on the car and was meant to be part of the contract to buy the car. Stan is very persistent and insistent that Jim and Laura have contracted to buy the car; therefore, the $100.00 will be applied to the purchase price of the car. Jim and Laura are shocked and angry as not only do they not want to spend the money, but now feel as though they are being duped by Stan Salesman.ÿJim and Laura have an appointment to see a lawyer in a few days, but know you are a student taking a business law class and come to you for advice. They are very frazzled, and understandably upset that they may have just purchased a car. Since you have been taking business law, you have read and understand the elements of a contract and the defenses to a contract. Therefore, although you are not a lawyer, you provide some basic advice from what you?ve learned in your business law class.In three to five (3-5) pages, advise Jim and Laura based on the above facts as presented, the material provided in the text, and material covered in the lecture. In your paper, be sure to address the following:Define the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.Decide whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile.ÿIdentify the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.ÿUse at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment.ÿNote: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as quality academic resources.Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.Points: 200ÿAssignment 1: Did Jim and Laura Buy a Car?CriteriaUnacceptableBelow 60% FMeets Minimum Expectations60-69% DFair70-79% CProficient80-89% BExemplary90-100% A1. Define the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.Weight: 27% Did not submit or incompletely defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.Insufficiently defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.Partially defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.Satisfactorily defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable. ÿThoroughly defined the elements of a legal contract using examples from the scenario where applicable.2. Decide whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile.Weight: 27%Did not submit or incompletely decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile.Insufficiently decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile. Partially decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile. Satisfactorily decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile. Thoroughly decided whether or not there was a contract for the purchase of the automobile. 3. Identify the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.Weight: 27% Did not submit or incompletely identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.Insufficiently identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile.Partially identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile. Satisfactorily identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile. Thoroughly identified the facts from the scenario which support your decision on whether or not a contract exists for the purchase of the automobile. 4. 2 references Weight: 4%No reference provided; or, does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.Does not meet the required number of references; most references poor quality choices.Meets the required number of references; most references poor quality choices.Meets number of required references; most references high quality choices.Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.5. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirementsWeight: 15%More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present5-6 errors present3-4 errors present0-2 errors present