leadership

leadership
You are the new CEO of Farmtex a large multinational fertilizer company. Drawing upon the handouts and the Shackleton story, please describe how you would go about building your management team. What traits would you look for in members of your company? Describe your style of leadership as you build a profitable organization. Feel free to use any materials given to you this term and reference any individuals you admire for their style of leadership. Paper 1.5 to 2 pages in length –

Banks

 Banks
Using the research question and two variables your learning team developed for the Week 2 Business Research Project Part 1 assignment, create a no more than 350-word inferential statistics (hypothesis test). Include:
(a) The research question
(b) Mock data for the independent and dependent variables
Determine the appropriate statistical tool to test the hypothesis based on the research question.
Conduct a hypothesis test with a 95% confidence level, using the statistical tool.
Interpret the results and provide your findings.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit both the spreadsheet and the paper.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Campaign Analysis

 Campaign Analysis
select a communications campaign and analyse it in terms of intended audience, message and channel using the key themes of rhetoric, language, and other communication materials (such as logo’s, signs, photos etc.). This will allow students to show their understanding of how theoretical communication models are used in practice.
select a communications campaign and analyse it in terms of intended audience, message and channel using the key themes of rhetoric, language, and other communication materials (such as logo’s, signs, photos etc.). This will allow students to show their understanding of how theoretical communication models are used in practice.
Write about the McDonalds Happy Meal Campaign and then write about how it went wrong.

 

CBRN Attack

CBRN Attack
Select ONE of the CBRN categories, then pick ONE particular agent from that category and based on our readings this term, place yourself in the role of a terrorist and offer your perspective of how a terrorist event could be conducted in your hometown, then provide your perspective on how to prevent such an attack and support your work by a variety of academic material to give your opinion more validity.
Your essay should approximately 5 pages. You will need to have a cover page or the reference page; however, they are NOT included in the page count for your essay. All references should be cited using the in-text parenthetical Turabian format. Be sure to make a clear thesis statement and argument and use examples to support your analysis.
The paper should be approximately 5 pages for the body of your work, double spaced (cover and reference pages are required – note that they are not factored into your page count). Appropriate writing requirements using in-text Turabian style formatted citations and compiling a complete reference list in accordance with the Turabian guidance are part of the requirement.
No abstract is required.
Save your work as a Microsoft Word document entitled ‘YourLastNamewk#.doc’ (i.e., Smith1.doc) and upload this document as your assignment.
Your work should consist of (I encourage you to even use these as headings if you would like):
Introduction (this will have a well-defined purpose statement in your intro paragraph that provides guidance to the reader about what you are going to cover in your paper.)
Selected CBRN Agent background
Prevention Strategy(s)
Conclusion

 

operation strategy of Primark

operation strategy of Primark
Primark
Here are some questions to help with Individual Assignments.
2. Identify your organisations volume of output (either daily, weekly or annually), its variety (product range), variation in demand over time and its variability (the extent to which it can be customized).
3. Identify the order qualifying factors in the industry from the customer’s perspective using the ‘Neely criteria’ discussed
4. What are your chosen organization’s order winners? Identify these in terms of the ‘Neely criteria’. How successful is your organization within its chosen market? (i.e. what is its market share, profitability etc…) Find some operations data and compare these with data from a competitor to help demonstrate competitive advantage.
5. How does your chosen organization use its Operations to deliver its Order Winners?
6. What does your selected organisation’s Business Model look like. Refer to the Spring & Mason model and describe its Network Architecture, Market Offering and Technology.
7. What is (or are) the major Operations Strategy or Strategies employed by the organization
8. Draw how the Operations Strategy and Business model are built up using the Framework .
• Evaluate the order qualifiers in the industry sector and the specific order winners of your chosen organisation using the ‘Neely’ criteria.
• Evaluate how these order winners are met by your selected organisation by identifying their business model using the Spring and Mason (2010) model discussed in this module and the operations strategy adopted. You will need to discuss features such as process design, quality, cost, supply chain, capacity, innovation, market offering, network architecture, technology and / or human resources.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the external and internal issues affecting strategy and operations
• Demonstrate the ability to use strategic operations management tools and techniques
• Explain the business model and operations strategy by using up to date and relevant comparative operations data to help demonstrate that your chosen company has a competitive advantage in its industry sector

Business Innovation

Business Innovation
The ability to argue and present a business case is a key function of business development.
Apply the first 2 stages of the business case template as a participating member of a team whose mission is to make the case for sustainable innovation.
The focus of your team’s business case is a primary industry firm or company in Australia or elsewhere.
Part 1 of the business case sets the foundation or argument in favour of a sustainable innovation.
Guidance with stage 1 (define the problem or need) and stage 2 (benefits and significance arising from innovation) is to take place during in-class discussion and workshop sessions.
Teams are to incorporate the principles of a personal sustainability project.
Content from Tidd & Bessant (2013) explains how innovation encompasses rationale, detail, situational or contextual data to progress from idea generation to commercialisation.
The personal sustainability component encompasses individual action steps that are (i) repeatable, (ii) inspirational, (iii) sustainable, and (iv) enjoyable (RISE).
Initial ideas expressed in class, will typically start with individuals (idea generation), but the involvement of others (the team) is also needed to realise the sustainable innovation, the business model, the measures (quantitative data & mathematical models), as well as shared insight and critical thinking (qualitative data).The business model generator (worksheet) is one critical component from which to identify approaches to value creation, key internal and relational resources, tasks and processes, and value appropriation.
As part of the business model generation process, teams are also required to select and operationalise mathematical models (see Moodle).
Mathematical models are necessary to test and validate measures that are integral to submission of parts A & B of the business case.
Mathematical modelling used in the business case must be justified or substantiated.Part B of the business case involves teams incorporating stages 3-5 of the template to finalise the written component for submission to key or principal stakeholders.
Teams are required to demonstrate both scholarly independence and academic integrity in undertaking stage 3 (strategic assessment of the sustainable innovation), stage 4 (coordination of project options), and stage 5 (recommended deliverables).
Further clarification during in-class discussion will depend on the extent to which teams specify difficulty with conceptual or theoretical content.
Responsibility for structuring, co-ordination, and managing processes to finalise the business case lies with each team.
Teams are encouraged to work with content beyond Tidd & Bessant (2013) and Ostervalder & Pigneur (2013).
The use of refereed journal articles, mathematical models (Wolfram alpha), and business development issues specific to the problem or need expressed in Part 1 must be resolved and confirm the range of stated benefits.

BUSINESS PROCESSES – PROCUREMENT AND FULFILLMENT SLP

BUSINESS PROCESSES – PROCUREMENT AND FULFILLMENT SLP
This SLP will focus on Enterprise Systems that support a Procurement Department in an organization. All organizations have Procurement departments. If you are in the military, police, or other Government agency, the functions may be accomplished by the logistics organization or by the contracting office. Before reading about Procurement Enterprise Systems, go to each of these websites and look at the responsibilities (i.e. the business processes) of a Procurement Department.
Steve P. (2013), Definition of Procurement Department, Retrieved from, https://www.ehow.com/about_6711466_definition-procurement-department.html
The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (2011), Role of procurement within an organization, Retrieved from, https://scm.ncsu.edu/scm-articles/article/role-of-procurement-within-an-organization-procurement-a-tutorial
GovWin (2010), Government procurement process, Retrieved from, https://govwin.com/knowledge/procurement-process
Once you have an idea of what business processes Procurement departments accomplish, take a look at Enterprise Solutions for Procurement provided by one software company.
Go To: “Procurement” at SAP ERP website https://www.sap.com/lines-of-business/procurement/index.epx. The select the Explore Our Solutions link
For this SLP paper, select the Procurement functional area from the list above and review the site.
The direct link to the Procurement Functional Area software is: https://www54.sap.com/lob/procurement/software/overview/highlights.html
There are several solutions for Procurement. Pick one and expand in.
Now that you have general ideas about what a Procurement department does and what an Enterprise System that supports Procurement can do, please discuss the following questions specifically:
What are the potential benefits of one or more of the solutions identified by SAP? Specifically identify which solution or solutions you selected.
Do you agree with them? Discuss and analyze. Explain why you agree or disagree. Try and explain the benefit that the SAP solutions you selected bring to an organization.
Using the knowledge you gained on Procurement departments and Enterprise Systems that support them discuss how this enterprise module might be useful to your organization? In discussing this state whether your organization has or does not have, one or more Enterprise Systems for Procurement and whether the people that run them could use the tools you identified.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Your paper should be two to three pages in length, and reflect your personal experiences with this issue. The important part of all these project assignments is to carefully assess your own experiences with the topic, and then reflect critically on what you might have learned about yourself and about situations through this assessment process.
The more that you can use the exercise to develop personal implications for your growth as a potential business person as well as a knowledge user, the more value you’ll get out of the exercise.
If there are reasons why the entire exercise is impractical for you to undertake at all, please explain them to your instructor as early in the Module as possible, so that an alternative assignment can be arranged.
Your paper will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Precision: You carried out the exercise as assigned, or carefully explained the limitations that might have prevented your completing some parts (running out of time isn’t generally considered an adequate limitation).
Clarity: Your answers are clear and show your good understanding of the topic.
Breadth and Depth: The scope covered in your paper is directly related to the questions of the assignment and the learning objectives of the module.
Critical thinking: The paper incorporates YOUR reactions, examples, and applications of the material to business that illustrate your reflective judgment and good understanding of the concepts.

BUSINESS PROCESSES – PROCUREMENT AND FULFILLMENT

BUSINESS PROCESSES – PROCUREMENT AND FULFILLMENT
Required
Purchasing Insight (2012, September 23), The procurement process, Retrieved from https://purchasinginsight.com/resources/the-procurement-process/
Microsoft (2012, September 23), Learn about Microsoft’s procurement, Retrieved from https://www.microsoft.com/about/companyinformation/procurement/process/en/us/default.aspx
VENDORSEEK (2012, September 23), What is the Fulfillment Process, Retrieved from https://www.vendorseek.com/what-is-fulfillment-process.asp
Optional Material
GovWin (2010), Government procurement process, Retrieved from, https://govwin.com/knowledge/procurement-process
Google (2012, September 23), Multiple sources of procurement process images, Retrieved from Link
Marcello La Rosa, Stephan Clemens and Arthur ter Hofstede (2009, September 30), The Order Fulfillment Process Model, Retrieved from https://www.yawlfoundation.org/yawldocs/orderfulfillment.pdf
Google (2012, September 23), Multiple sources of order fulfillment process images, Retrieved from Link
You have studied both procurement process and fulfillment process in this module. When you’ve had a chance to review information from the background readings and research other sources on your own, please prepare a 3-5 page paper on the topic:
Describe the steps in the procurement process. What are the possible variations to this process?
ou may like to approach the question by discussing 1) what the steps are, 2) various functional areas involved and what the triggers are for the start of the 3) procurement or fulfillment process(not both). It is highly encouraged to provide diagram for all the steps and details.
The example for the Process Flow Example is available at this link.
It may be helpful to augment the above with a description of an a procurement or fulfillment process you are familiar with from your current job, past job, or from personal experience
You may like to approach the question by discussing what the steps are, various functional areas involved and what the triggers are for the start of the procurement or fulfillment process. It is highly encouraged to provide diagram for all the steps and details.
Assignment Expectations
Your paper should be between three and five pages. Take a definite stand on the issues, and develop your supporting argument carefully. Using material from the background information and any other sources you can find to support specific points in your argument is highly recommended; try to avoid making assertions for which you can find no support other than your own opinion.

EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATION CASE

EMPLOYMENT COMMUNICATION CASE
In this assignment, you will read about, “skill gaps,” (the skills people have as opposed to the skills that employers need to fill available jobs), writing a resume and cover letter, find a job opening that looks interesting, and then write a resume and cover letter for that job. Start by reading the following scholarly articles in ProQuest and below. The readings explain how to write an effective resume and cover letter that includes your abilities to acquire new skills.
Read the case information about “skilling-up” below:
“Skill Up” to Land that Job”
News abounds about a “skill gap,” or the difference between the skills people have as opposed to the skills that employers need to fill available jobs. The job resource website Quintessential Careers offers this advice to help close an individual’s skill gap.
Look at certification or technical training programs as ways to acquire new skills. Professional associations or community colleges are excellent resources for building competencies.
Become an apprentice. Some professions such as electronics, plumbing, or machining offer paid apprenticeship programs.
Volunteer at a nonprofit. It’s a great way to gain knowledge about how to use databases, build websites, and learn accounting procedures that you can transfer to a paying position.
Remember that old saying: Anything that’s worth having is worth fighting for. Be ready to fight to land that job.
Critical thinking and discussion: How can you leverage your current talents to earn money while you look for a job in your chosen field? Besides learning new skills at an unpaid position, what else can you gain from volunteering? Why is it important to constantly update your skills?
Hinton, S. (2011, Nov. 7). 4 ways
6 Resume Writing Tips for Business School Grads
Jada, A. G. (2012, 6 résumé writing tips for business school grads. U.S.News & World Report, , 1. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1015365544?accountid=28844. https://www.usnews.com/articles/education/top-business-schools/2012/04/11/6-resume-writing-tips-for-business-school-grads.html
Resumes, applications, and cover letters
Khoo, V. (2012). How to… write winning cover letters and résumés. Charter, 83(5), 44-45. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1023445351?accountid=28844
Case Assignment
After reading the information about “skilling up,” go to an employment website (such as Monster.com, usajobs.gov, etc.) and find a job opening that interests you. Following the guidelines from the above readings, write a resume and a cover letter applying for the job. Hand in the job ad, the resume and the cover letter. Remember and apply what you’ve learned so far on persuasion and writing letters. Your resume and cover letter will be graded on how much and how well you apply ideas from the readings.
Submit your assignments by the module’s due date.
Assignment Expectations
You should submit a copy of your job advertisement, a well-written resume, and a well-written cover letter. These documents should apply what you have learned in the course.
You should also submit a well-written summary that discusses the following three questions: How can you leverage your current talents to earn money while you look for a job in your chosen field? Besides learning new skills at an unpaid position, what else can you gain from volunteering? Why is it important to constantly update your skills? Your essay should include an introduction and a conclusion, and also make use of the Background Info, utilizing correct citation and reference style.
So you’d like to know more about what I do…
This might be one of the first things said to you in an information interview. Information interviews are incredibly useful tools in a job search.
Network Your Way to Success
Below is a link to a Web page from an instructor at California State University Northridge that gives a good introduction to the topic of information interviews and job networking.
Richardson, D. B., (1994). Network Your Way to Success.
The below readings are used in the Case Assignment. Use the library instructions above to retrieve articles without a link.
Graves, J. A. (2012). 6 résumé writing tips for business school grads. U.S.News & World Report. Retrieved from https://www.usnews.com/articles/education/top-business-schools/2012/04/11/6-resume-writing-tips-for-business-school-grads.html
Resumes, applications, and cover letters
Khoo, V. (2012). How to… write winning cover letters and résumés. Charter, 83(5), 44-45. Retrieved from Proquest.

Charity Proposal

Charity Proposal
Scenario:
You have been tasked by a wealthy entrepreneur, Mr. Bill FR, to find a worthy charity to which he will donate $500,000. Mr. FR needs this information very soon to ensure his donation is tax- deductible, but he is also sincerely interested in helping a charity that is not only credible but is also working for a cause that is truly in need and/ or giving back to the community in great ways that you and he believe in. However, he is not only asking you to do this, but all of the students in English 205, and he will choose the one best proposal to select as the “winner.”
Purpose:
The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn about a problematic issue in the world that is being addressed by a charity. Almost all companies, famous persons, and businesses have a charity or philanthropic arm; perhaps, you are interested in this or will have to spend some time in your career working on this. You will develop your research skills in finding credible information and write a clear proposal based on the formatting and tips in BCOM. The proposal is to convince Mr. FR to choose your selected charity to support.
1. Begin with an issue or problem. Some examples are: animal rights/abuse, domestic abuse, drug use/abuse, mental illness, specific diseases, lack of education, lack of food/water, poverty, farm workers’ rights/exploitation, child abuse, food industry/GMOs, etc. Think about things that you know are a problem in the world today and need more attention, or help fixing.
2. Once you have decided on your topic/problem, do research on it to “prove” why it needs to be addressed, and then try to find a charity or non-profit group that is trying to address the problem.
3. If you are unclear, email me to check your charity. Remember, a charity website ends in .org and is required to have a 501c3 certification by law.
4. I highly suggest you pick a smaller charity; for instance, trying to argue that The Red Cross needs more money is hard. However, if you decide to dedicate the money to a certain event such as Hurricane Sandy victims or Haiti Relief by way of The Red Cross, this might work. Speak to me if you are unsure — well in advance!
5. You should begin writing the proposal to Mr. Bill FR that outlines what you have learned about the problem and the charity, and why he should select your charity to support.
6. Things to consider:
• the past, present, and future of charity
• what the charity has done in the community thus far
• goals of the charity (you can improvise and get creative here!)
• how the money will help the charity obtain these goals
• it might help to mention struggles the charity has had and how they can be resolved
with this money
• economic trending
• your role in the charity
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• you will need to do some research for this proposal so please attach a bibliography, works cited, or works consulted list to the page of it if you use sources or used outside information to craft your points
• how you plan to break down the use of the $500,000 – be very clear and detailed here!
The Proposal:
• You have some freedom in choosing the format of your proposal, but you should choose one of the normally accepted standard proposal styles, as referenced in BCOM, chapter 11. A proposal is single-spaced, 12pt font, and has one inch margins. Whichever style you choose, be consistent. In other words, don’t mix formatting of a memo with a letter, or vice versa.
• Carefully read “Strategies of Persuasion” by Ewing (posted on Moodle)
• The proposal should be a minimum of three pages long and not over five pages (single-
spaced), though the length will depend on the format you choose (and if there are any
charts, etc.).
• You will need a references or Works Cited list for this as research is mandatory to
support this proposal. Use APA or MLA format but be consistent with your citations.
You will have in-text citations to support your evidence and proposal.
• Remember that you do want to be convincing in persuading Mr. FR to choose your
charity, so you will want to be thorough.