Research Database

BJB and the New CD Changer

This 4 page paper looks at a case supplied by the student BJB want to enter as new market manufacturing and selling CD changers to car manufacturers and car owners. The paper looks at the plan to assess the needs of the stakeholders, the most appropriate model for quality management and the role of leadership. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Product and Service Description for a New Theme Park Tour Guide

This 5 page paper is part of a larger marketing project, developing a marketing strategy for a new product. This paper outlines the product and the service to be offered; a tour guide and customized itinerary panning service for theme park visitors. The paper goes on to consider the way product expansion may take place and how the firm will be able to adapt and accommodate changing consumer needs. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

SCRUBBING BUBBLES - A COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

This 4-page paper provides a competitive analysis about Scrubbing Bubbles, which is a cleaning product manufactured by SC Johnson Cos.

Strategy and Stakeholder Needs

This 10 page paper considers the topic of how strategy is formed and the way in which competing stakeholder needs may impact on that decision. Business has the goal of satisfying shareholders. However shareholders are not the only stakeholders. If a company does not satisfy the needs of other stakeholders they may loos business or upset employees and see a fall in productivity. This paper shows how there is a clash between the needs of the different stakeholders and how this may emerge, such as with different approaches to environmental practices. The paper also argues that with greater flow of information and more pressures on business there is a gradual increasing affinity and alignment between the needs of the business and the needs of the stakeholders in order to carry on a successful business. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

ZBZ Case Study

This 16 page paper is based on a fictitious case study provided by the student. A company needs to go from selling a standardized product to selling customized solutions. The paper considers different aspects related to that change, including the need for a new organizational structure, planning include a Gantt chart for the project, activities management, quality management, health and safety management and the way measure may be taken to use for future improvements. The bibliography cites 12 purchases.

Measures and Dimensions for Comcast

This 6 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation of 4 slides and accompanying speaker notes assessing the measures that may be used by a telecoms company to increase customer retention with a product focus. The slides took at measures that may be used, such as assessing competitiveness of the pricing structure, dimensions by which the measures may be used, such as by region or by product type and ways in which the analysis may take place.

Factors to Consider When Developing a Pricing Strategy for the iPad

This 9 page paper looks at the different elements which may need to be assessed when determining a pricing strategy for a new product. The theory is discussed and then applied to Apples iPad. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Manufacturing Plants Change To Meet Demands

A 5 page paper. As demands change, manufacturing plants must change to retain their competitiveness. This paper provides a general introduction to the manufacturing industry. It then discusses the product life cycle and how that cycle changes. The rest of the paper discusses how manufacturing plants need to change in order to hedge against inaccurate forecasts and changing market demands. Examples are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Mass Customization - Impact on the Supply Chain of ‘Feets’

This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. ‘Feets’ is a firm considering selling a product that can be customized. The paper assesses the way that this may impact on the supply chain, looking at changes which will need to be made in practical terms as well the way the supply chain performance can be measured.

QI Tools for Healthcare

This 6 page paper looks at some tools which may be used of quality improvement in healthcare. The paper starts by identifying two potential areas of quality improvement and discussing the type of data needed. The main part of the paper then looks at three tools or approaches which may be useful in gathering, measuring and assessing data needed to support a QI initiative. The tools discusses include patient health survey, Six Sigma and the use of data mining. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

The Role of Stakeholders in Implementing a Quality Management Process

This 4 page paper looks at the different internal and external stakeholders who may be involved in quality management. The roles and tasks of the main stakeholders groups in quality management are discussed. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

Facility Planning Layout

A 5 page paper which discusses a method planning a facility layout in order to maintain the most productive processing. The method discussed as the most beneficial is that found in flow manufacturing. This method of approach employs a U-shaped layout for manufacturing products. With this particular shape all materials and products are close at hand, and the employees are involved in many, if not all aspects of the manufacturing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Strategy: Shifting from Traditional to Customer-Targeted Marketing

A 10 page paper discussing research-led strategy change from traditional to customer-targeted methods. The bottom line in making the shift from traditional to customer-targeted marketing lies in focusing on customers' true needs – rather than those assumed by the organization – and then aligning business processes and products to serve the needs of the customer, rather than serving the needs of the company. The paper reviews empirical research in three industry sectors (manufacturing, hospitality and health care) and provides an example of change made at Roche Diagnostics. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

The Impact of Global Branding in a Small Town

This 3 page paper discusses the way in which global marketing may influence sales of a product within a small town market. The benefits of a single standardized strategy is discusses along with the potential benefits of a strategy customized to local markets and the need way a global brand may need to compete with local products. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Improving Operations at Morgan Motor Cars

This 8 page paper looks at the UK car company Morgan Motor Cars Ltd., examining the way that manufacture takes place in order to identify the way in which the firm may be able to make cost effective improvements to increase production capacity. Recommendations for improvements to the manufacturing process are presented. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

The Value of Literature on Change during Crisis

This 5 page paper is written in 3 parts. The first part discusses useful recent theories from literature that may be used in a research project examining change in firms near bankruptcy. The second section consider how this may be used and the third section looks at areas where more research may be needed. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

Selecting an Appropriate Survey Instrument for an Organization

This 3 page paper considers the way in which an organization may select a survey instrument where the firm wishes to collect options from internal stakeholders. The different issues which may influence the decision are discussed, along with the advantages and disadvantages. The paper ends recommending an anonymous, self completed questionnaire. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Stakeholders in Project Management - A Research Proposal

This 15 page paper is a research proposal to assess the way in which different types of stakeholders may influence the practice of project management. The paper presents the aims and objectives and a literature review identifying different types of stakeholders, their level of power and influence, the way the influence may be exercised and the potential conflict between different stakeholder groups. The paper ends by outlines the expected output of the research. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

Regeneration in the UK

This 14 page paper considers the way in which regeneration may take place and the impact for the different stakeholders, the paper examines two nearby regeneration schemes in Lancashire; Wigan and Salford. The paper considers who these have met the needs of different stakeholders and compares their performance. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

The Impact of a Stakeholder Approach

This 12 page paper consider the impact a stakeholder approach will have on an organisations. The writers starts with consideration of the corporate governance of the company and how this may vary depending on the attitude towards stakeholders, including the use of the shareholder wealth creation model and the corporate wealth creation model. The writer then applies the idea of a stakeholder approach to a building company, demonstrating how it may be seen as complying with both corporate governance models and increase the value and profitability of the company. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Should Acme Doors Eliminate Inspection?

A 10 page paper presenting a business statistics exercise. Acme Doors manufactures garage doors that have been found to vary widely in final weight in the plant, a matter that can affect long-term performance and customers’ views of the level of quality of the product. A tenet of TQM is that quality increases as manufacturing efforts are increasingly brought within statistical control. A study sampling final product indicates that Acme’s manufacturing process will need to be refined before it eliminates product inspection in trying to implement TQM in its production activities. Includes 2 tables and 4 charts; PowerPoint presentation available. Bibliography lists 23 sources.

Plastics Design and Manufacturing

A 15 page paper discussing gains and persistent assumptions. Many of the problems attributed to manufacture are not those of the manufacturing process, but rather deficiency in design. Of course products need to be envisioned before they can be produced, but a failing of many manufacturing engineers is that of not approaching their design duties from a variety of perspectives, including manufacturing. This paper describes and analyzes a circuit board assembly line, assesses the evolution of the manufacturing of three-prong electrical plugs and speculates on the type of plastic that could be used in manufacturing processes following the path of the processes in which steel is produced. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Ratios - Capital Structure, Liquidity, and When Activity Ratios Might Increase Despite a Decline in Profitability

This 4 page paper looks at the way in which ratios relating to capital structure may be used by different stakeholders and why they are useful. The use of activity ratios is then discussed, with consideration given to circumstances where activity may increase but ratios decline. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Marketing Vegetarian Bread

This 7 paper looks at the way in which a marketing communications strategy may be developed for the launch of a new product: vegetarian bread. The way a multiplication plan should be developed is discussed, followed by a strategy to launch a vegetarian bread. The utilization of information technology, including social media is discussed. The paper finishes by contrasting the way in which ignored United States may be compared to a launch in either Europe or Canada. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Quality Improvement in Healthcare

This 4 page paper looks at quality improvement in healthcare. The paper starts by looking at what is meant by quality improvement (QI) and how quality may be perceived differently by various stakeholders. Different approaches to QI are discussed and the way that they may be measured and monitored is outlined. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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