As the practice manager for ABC Clinic, you have gathered a significant amount of data from patient experiences, to chronic condition management outcomes, and many other data points in between. You plan to make a proposal at your next all-staff meeting, proposing the publication of the clinic’s data. Respond to the following points as a means of preparing for the meeting: What data sets will you suggest for publication? Provide a thorough rationale for each selection. What data sets will you advise be used only internally (not for publication), why? In bullet point format, list five questions you expect to […]
You work for a company and are tasked with the decision of purchasing a product or making the product in house. Demand for the product is 10,000 units per week. The supplier charges $24.75 per unit, $210 per order, and sells in batches of 450 units. Your plant can produce 14,000 units per week and incurs costs of $22 per unit and $1100 per setup. Holding cost in either situation is $5.30 per unit per week and both the supplier and your plant operate 45 weeks out of the year. a. What is the optimal production quantity (EPQ) b. What […]
Pick one coffee shop – local or national chain What is the one product or service selected from your chosen company choice? Explain your rationale for this selection. Provide at least 3 reasons for this section. Who are your selected product/service’s customers and what are its customers unique (heterogeneous needs)? What is the price of your product/service you have selected? Do you think you get value for money for based on what you pay? Use the course concepts of efficient frontier, Pareto dominated, inefficient firms. For this question, you will have to think about at least 2-3 comparative firms to […]
Demographic trends suggest that a large number of baby boomers are on the verge of retirement. The Bay Area Medical Practice is meeting to focus on its next 5-year strategic plan. It has performed a patient analysis and has determined that 40% of its patient base is baby boomers. From an operational perspective, and in 250 words or more, how might the group respond to this in terms of the four “P’s” of marketing strategy?
Your organization is organized with functional departments. It has encountered the following problems. What coordinating mechanism would you select to manage each problem? Justify your selection. a. The number of workplace accidents has increased greatly in all the departments. b. Departments are competing with each other for budgets and other scarce resources resulting in dysfunctional conflicts . c. The research, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing departments disagree on product specifications and performance features, and new products are being delivered too late to market as a result.
Project teams often experience conflict in various forms. Describe at least three approaches to dealing with and resolving conflict between individual team members. Identify which, if any, should be considered as the optimal approach.