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  1. This report will discuss most characteristics and applications of Quality Management in Business;

    Their main aim is to constantly improve quality within organisations. Japanese Quality Circles proved to be successful and were later implemented in the American and European companies. Quality management business expert Deming proposed a diagram in 1950's by which managers would guide themselves towards the improvement of processes in organisations. For him organisational processes should be analysed and measured so that variations that cause deviations on the products could be identified. He illustrated his quality management ideas with a simple diagram which has as its main areas plan, do, check and act.

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  2. Unilever, Vietnam - analysis of the business environment.

    Over the last 15 years, Unilever Vietnam has achieved many awards for its excellent business performance and contribution to socio-economic development of Vietnam. I - THE MISSION, VALUES, AND OBJECTIVES OF UNILEVER VIETNAM Unilever is one of the world's leading corporations. The company is committed to bring the best products and services to the customers. During 15 years of operation in Vietnam, Unilever has always executed the correct and complete mission and objectives as well as aware of their core values that guides the way UVN does business from though to reality.

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  3. Good Corporate Governance Concept and Agency Conflict

    Increase the contribution of the company in the national economy. 5. Increase the value of investment and wealth of the company Principles of good corporate governance: 1. Transparency Disclosure of information is important, so that all interested parties know exactly what has and can happen. 2. Fairness A good GC requires the protection for minority rights. Equal treatment and fair to all shareholders, prohibiting insider trading fraud, etc. Komite Nasional bagi Pengelolaan Perusahaan yang Baik (KNPPB) requires at least 20% of directors are from outside that there is no relationship with shareholders and directors.

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  4. John Deere Supply Chain. For the past quarter Deeres long term partner and supplier of ten years, Complex Parts Inc. has not been achieving great results according to Deeres supplier evaluation team. This has become an issue and the team

    There seem to be issues with Deere's inability to return important phone calls from Complex Parts' customer service group. Upon further evaluation, Complex Parts needs some adjustments, however their recent downfalls do no merit their replacement. Table of Contents Issue Statement................................................................... 3 Analysis ...........................................................................5 Alternatives & Decision ........................................................ 6 Recommendation & Conclusion............................. ...................8 Issue Statement Introduction John Deere is an agricultural, construction, commercial and consumer equipment producing company. Founded in 1837 in Moline, Illinois, and now conducting business in over 160 countries with 43 000 employees worldwide, it reached net sales of over $11 billion in 2000. Situation For the past quarter Deere's long term partner and supplier of ten years, Complex Parts Inc.

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  5. Coles Logistic System. This report will evaluate one of the leading Australian supermarkets Coles backgrounds, supply chain structures, quality management, warehousing management, transportations, inventory management, forecasting system and possible fut

    Then Coles ambitions have got even bigger, the Coles Myer Ltd acquired Shell Australia and reforms it with Coles Express to sell convenience items and sell fuel while it can offer discount petrol to existing Coles customers. Within that decade, Coles have set up and reform most of its acquired stores, such as opening a 1st Choice Liquor Superstore in Tooronga, Victoria. In 2007, Coles was acquires by Wesfarmers for over $20 billion, and it was noted as the largest takeover in the Australian history.

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  6. The purpose of this report is to elucidate on the organisational change that has taken place at Little Chef (LC) Popham, UK as a blueprint for revitalising the Little Chef chain of roadside restaurants in the UK during 2008 and 2009.

    of change, * evaluate the success of the complex change processes and make recommendations regarding further changes required to reach the objectives that were set out by the management of Little Chef. 2 Research The following research methods were used to inform this report. 2.1 Channel 4 Television ran a series on the LC transformation process in their TV programmes "Big Chef takes on Little Chef" and "Did Heston Change Little Chef?" in 2008 and 2009. This assignment is based on the TV programme.

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  7. McDonalds and KFC: Recipes for Success in China

    2008 revenues of KFC China were $2,980 million, with operating profits exceeding 20% and annual growth rate of 28% in 2008. KFC has 2,300 stores in China. McDonalds Corporation is the world's third largest quick service restaurant chain with over 31,000 stores globally. The company was founded in 1937, and begun its international expansion in 1967. It expanded into China in 1990, three years after KFC, and now has 1,000 stores in the country. Revenues for Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa were $7,938 billion inn 2007.

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  8. Since many failures of cross-border acquisition assigns blame to the cultural differences, or precisely, cultural integration, this essay seeks to explain how the successful cross-border cultural integration was achieved in the case of Lenovo and IBM PC.

    and Uncertainty Avoidance (UAI) China and America are similar. Since the differences of the index of MAS and UAI are smaller, the following national cultural analysis will focus on the other three dimensions which are more comparative. (Source from Website Geert-hofstede) - Individualism & Collectivism According to Hofstede (1984), China is country with a high collectivism, and people are more concerned about members of group and sustain social harmony and have a high loyalty with group achievement. For example, people and company do not alter their partners lightly because they are afraid of the impact on relationships (Geert-hofstede, non.).

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  9. Business game. There are 8 periods in the business game simulation in total. The decisions would be made for Firm C to increase its stock price. In the whole span of time, Firm C experience three phases, namely, Development (period 0 to period 3); Recessi

    Firm C's current ratio is 0.42, which is much less than the general acceptable ratio 2 to 1 (zeromillion.com, n.d). In other words, Firm C has great risks in the short-term debt services. The main reasons for that are the long operation turnover, less receivable accounts and long inventory turnover. 2.1.1 Debt ratio 1) Therefore, the debt ratio of Firm C in period 0 is. The debt ratio is bigger; the risk faced by company is greater; and the capability of making profit is stronger.

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  10. Comparing customer service at Verizo and AT&T mobile phone companies

    Verizon Wireless mission statement states: "As a leader in communications, Version's mission is to enable people and business to communicate with each other. We are also committed to providing full and open communication with our customers, employees, and investors." Their vision is: "For our core goal, we decided on just one: to create the most respected brand in communications" (Copyright samples, 2006). Products Both Verizon and AT&T offer a wide variety of products to their customer. They offer Smartphones and the basic phones companies originally started with.

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  11. Business plan for a computer hardware shop in Pakistan.

    Our vision and strategic focus on adding value to our target market segments, the small business and high-end home office users, in our local market. Our mission is to improve the business by gratifying the real needs of small businesses to high-end home office businesses for reliable technology including hardware, software and all related services. Our mission is to supply clients with state-of-the-art computers and computer related products. The main purpose behind the establishment of MAVEN Tech is to educate masses about computers and to provide them necessary quality hardware.

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  12. Analysis of the failure of two McDonalds restaurants. McDonalds was not able to profit in either Altamura or Tavistock, because it did not provide local food products, and did not connect with the culture.

    From the Times article, The Baker Who Beat McDonald's, Luigi Digesu, "said that he had not set out to force McDonald's to close down in any 'bellicose spirit'. He had merely offered the 65,000 residents tasty filled Panini, which they overwhelmingly preferred to hamburgers and chicken nuggets" (The Baker, 2006). The bakers lines kept growing and McDonald's customers became nonexistent "despite the best efforts of Ronald McDonald, the mascot clown, changes of management, children's parties, and special offers" (The Baker, 2006).

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  13. Comparing six countries (China, Russia, Brazil, Vietnam, The Philippines and Spain) China is the most suitable country for Sloten B.V. to export Nuklospry,

    Taxes provide the most important revenue source for the Government of China. As the most important source of fiscal revenue, tax is a key economic player of macro-economic regulation, and greatly affects China's economic and social development. China and the Netherlands have a very good relation when it comes to importing and exporting. The Netherlands imports between 1.5 - 9.4% of all exports of China this is good in Comparison with other countries. Infrastructure conditions China's railroads are heavily used. The highway and road system also has gone through rapid expansion, resulting in a rapid increase of motor vehicle use throughout China.

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  14. Kudler Foods Management Overview. We study how Porters five forces apply in the case of Kudler foods. We also investigate Kudlers management structure and how its Information technology is helping or hurting the companys mission.

    For instance food processing companies use technology to expand capacity according to Young (2002). The second is organizing. During organizing the company takes stock of its resources and how best those resources e. g human, technical and financial can be best deployed. Third the leading aspect involves motivating people to be and do their best. This involves many areas liken employee motivation, change management and communication or even culture and values. Finally the controlling aspect consists of having metric in place for measuring the impact of changes and using that as a basis for justifying future resource allocation or corrective action.

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  15. Remington Peckinpaw Dickinson Problem Solution. Changes in technology and Internet access present two significant opportunities for Remington Peckingpaw Davis Incorporated (RPD). One is the new demographic of investor.

    Measurement metrics are carefully selected. The metrics are important for future evaluation and resource allocation decisions. Implementation takes into consideration the prevailing politics and the individual temperaments of the parties involved. Suggested timelines consider the interrelationships between the deliverables. Describe the Situation Issue and Opportunity Identification Remington Peckingpaw Davis (RPD) 's eRPD project has run into problems. The first problem is lack of joint accountability. The blame game is indicative of infighting and lack of resolution mechanisms within the project team. The public portal eRPD failed and clients were could not perform online trades, losing money in the process.

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  16. Sherman Computer Repair New Directions. Sherman Computers current organizational structure is functional. Nonetheless a move towards ambidextrous organization structure is suggested.

    165). Sherman Computers current organizational design (functional) works well with their computer repair business model. Sarkee et argue for an effective balance between exploitation and exploration, and that such organizations, "ultimately realize greater benefits than competitors who overemphasize one approach" (Sarkee et al, 2010, p. 166). However, in response to Synergetic Solutions, Sherman Computers wishes to add a new business model for computer assembly, a niche vacated by Synergetic Solution Incorporated. Sherman Computer's current organizational design is functional and consists of 27 employees in three different office locations.

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  17. Ryanair assignment - analysis and enviromental concerns

    In cases where aid has been given the E.U. can order repayment of the amount given if it thinks it is discriminatory. The latest decision by the European Commission regarding the case at Charleroi meant that Ryanair must pay back some of the aid granted by the Walloon Region. The Commission hopes that the decision will ensure "full competition between carriers out of regional airports" and "that the advantages granted at a particular airport are not discriminatory and benefit from a greater transparency" (All´┐Ż and Schmitz, 2004).

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  18. Key Success Factors at Walmart

    3. High Dollar Margins High nominal margins resulting from high sales volume, which in turn translates into more buying and negotiating power with suppliers. This results in lower product costs, higher percentage margins and lower operating costs by distributing it over a large volume of goods sold. 4. Customer Satisfaction and Value Proposition Provide a compelling value proposition to the customers and excel in customer service to give an enjoyable shopping experience. Understand how brands, products and services are being perceived and act swiftly to fix any problems and adjust to market demands and inflections.

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  19. Organizational structure at Oklahoma State University Medical Center

    These governing bodies place standards of care that must be met by the hospital, often defining an employees' role. Oklahoma State University also has job descriptions for each employee that defines the employees' role in a broad manner. The hospital also has many policies that help define the roles of the employees. Oklahoma State University Medical Center has reference books for each area of the hospital that defines processes and procedures. The second dimension is centralization. Centralization is the extent to which lower levels of an organization are able to make decisions (Nelson & Quick, 2011). At Oklahoma State University Medical Center there are some decisions that have to be made from the CEO or Board of Trust down, but employees are encouraged most of the time to place input in or make decisions whenever possible.

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  20. Patagonia Management Case Study

    These two examples of Theory Y would make me want to work for this company. 2. How does Patagonia build human and social capital? Patagonia builds both human and social capital in numerous ways, which is what gives it so much success. Human capital is the productive potential of one's knowledge and actions where as social capital is the productive potential of strong, trusting, and cooperative relationships (Kreitner and Kinicki,2010, pg.14). Patagonia combines both social and human capital for the greater good.

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  21. Lonely Planet - management structure, growth and decision making.

    The organization provides the individual offices more flexibility in directing marketing messages to detailed audiences and make sure that employees in each office know their region systematically. Centralized: Although regional offices may charge books for their area, the headquarters in Australia produces all of the books. This centralization streamlines the production process, reduces costs by keeping cartographers and designers under one place. Feature: "An organization's structure and its degree of centralization or decentralization depend on factors, including the size of the organization and its geographic dispersion.

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  22. Ryanair the low-fares airlines. Strategy and leadership case study.

    - Cost culture Ryanair's low cost culture has permeated to all of it's employees and is spread throughout the organization, making this an integral part of the cultural web. * First mover advantage Ryanair was the first airline in Europe to introduce low fares and it has successfully made use of first mover advantage by negotiating very good rates with secondary airports and locking in landing slots at these airports. * Michael O'Leary's leadership Michael O'Leary has been the key ingredient of success for Ryanair.

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  23. The main aim of this study is to determine and learn the competitive strategies adopted by companies to survive the effects of recession. While the main objectives are to:

    A careful and scrupulous comparative study was done on various competitive strategies that are adopted by the companies in retail sector to survive the tough impacts of recession. However, the implementations of these strategies differ from industry to industry and location to location. Moreover, these strategies are accepted globally by all the firms to gain a sustainable competitive edge over its competitors during the tough times. Companies that are adopting these strategies are found to exhibit enormous growth during the post recessionary period.

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  24. Sustainability Report. Aims: To analyse and study the key strategies towards environment and sustainability and make recommendations.

    The social and political issue exceeds the mandate. However, corporations are the only firms with plenty of resources, global reach, technology and motivation to achieve sustainability. On the other side, the penurious customers, failing political systems, degraded environment and the unravelling societies will make the conditions too difficult for the corporations to do the business. The business logic for greening is largely technical or operational. The bottom up pollution prevention programmes has helped firms to save billions of money. But many of the executives find that the environmental opportunities have become a major source of revenue growth.

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  25. Outsourcing Report. Objectives are: To conduct a literature review on various trends in outsourcing during the past ten years. To analyse and understand the winners and losers in outsourcing. To explore more into the

    As per IDC, the world wide information system outsourcing and processing services spending was about $116 billion in the year 1009 and is anticipated to reach $177.2 billion by 2012, showing a compounded annual growth rate of 8.8%. 1.2. Aims and Objectives Aims: To study and understand the existing trends in Outsourcing and give recommendations. While the major Objectives are: * To conduct a literature review on various trends in outsourcing during the past ten years. * To analyse and understand the winners and losers in outsourcing.

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