Critique

As a leader, it is expected for you to be able to identify with the workers within the organization. This process can take place during basic observation, performance evaluations, attendance, interaction with others, and basic characteristics or behaviors. The leader must identify different personality types or behaviors and apply the suggested tactics for properly handling each type.

An external source for an article(s) that addresses different personality types or behaviors in the work place and how to apply tactics for properly handling of each type.

Provide your opinion on the article as it applies to the following questions:

  • What is the author’s main point?
  • Who is the author’s intended audience?
  • Do the author’s arguments support his or her main point? Explain different personality types or behaviors and how to apply the suggested tactics for properly handling of each type.
  • What evidence supports the main point?
  • What is your opinion of the article? (Do not simply summarize the article.)
  • What evidence, either from the textbook or additional sources, supports your opinion?

Your article critique should be at least two pages in content length, including an introduction, a body of supportive material (paragraphs), and a conclusion. Be sure to include a title page and a reference page and follow all other APA formatting requirements. The title page and reference page do not count toward the total page requirement.

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SCM Case Analysis: Transportation And Warehousing

Create a 10-slide PowerPoint presentation to explain a selected company’s transportation and warehousing strategy to potential investors and lenders.

Supply chain managers coordinate all of the activities in the supply chain process into a seamless network. The transportation function of the supply chain focuses on the movement and delivery of goods and services in the supply chain network from suppliers to manufacturers to the ultimate consumers. Decisions must be made as to which mode of transportation is used to move products along with the type of warehousing systems that will be used. Many companies are choosing to outsource their supply chain to companies such as UPS.

 

For this assessment, consider that you work for a company that develops and sells case studies and case study analyses. Your company’s primary customers are colleges and universities wanting to use them within their courses, but your company also has customers using them for management training and development. Your manager asked you to conduct research and develop a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to explain your selected company’s transportation and warehousing strategy to potential investors and lenders. She’s specifically interested in you creating the presentation associated with one of a small set of possibilities she provided to you. You may use the same company you selected in Assessment 3 or select a different company from this list:

  • L. L. Bean.
  • Amazon.com.
  • Starbucks.
  • Intel.
  • Johnson and Johnson.

Create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to explain your selected company’s transportation and warehousing strategy to potential investors and lenders.

You and your manager discussed the high level outline of your presentation and agreed you should address the following items. As the basis for your research you can use any of the resources noted in this course, in the Capella library, and on the Internet.

  • Slide 1: List the presentation title, the selected company name, the date, and your name.
  • Slide 2: Analyze and describe the overall transportation objectives of the selected company.
  • Slide 3: Describe and evaluate the modes of transportation that the company uses to move products from factory to customers, and recommend improvements to the modes of transportation.
  • Slide 4: Identify the locations of the factories and warehouses.
  • Slides 5–6: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the locations for the organization’s factories and warehouses, and recommend strategies to mitigate the disadvantages.
  • Slide 7: Analyze the economic and political factors that can impact their transportation and warehousing network.
  • Slide 8: Analyze and describe how technology is used for managing the organization’s transportation and warehousing network.
  • Slide 9: Recommend improvements for the organization’s transportation and warehousing network, and support those recommendations with examples and research.
  • Slide 10: List at least three references.

You may use additional slides, if necessary. Provide your information as a bulleted list on the slides and insert explanations where applicable. Use the notes section in MS PowerPoint to add additional information and clarity to your presentation.

primary inventory costing methods

There are three (3) primary inventory costing methods used by companies: LIFO, FIFO, and Weighted Average. With each method comes a number of pros and cons that a company must consider when implementing its inventory management strategy. Amazon uses the First In First Out method, discuss the advantages associated with its chosen inventory costing method.

Accounting Methods

Purpose of Assignment 

This week’s activity illustrates the role a company’s accounting method plays in financial statement reporting. In this assignment, students evaluate the events occuring in a business setting and determine how to properly analyze those events to identify the impact on both cash and accrual accounting methods.

Resources 
  • Accounting Methods Grading Guide
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Tutorial help on Excel and Word functions can be found on the Microsoft Office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web offering support for Office products.
Assignment Steps

Scenario: BizCon, a consulting firm, has just completed its first year of operations. The company’s sales growth was explosive. To encourage clients to hire its services, BizCon offered 180-day financing – meaning its largest customers do not pay for nearly 6 months. Because BizCon is a new company, its equipment suppliers insist on being paid cash on delivery. Also, it had to pay up front for 2 years of insurance. At the end of the year, BizCon owed employees for one full month of salaries, but due to a cash shortfall, it promised to pay them the first week of next year.

As the senior accountant, the Chief Financial Officer has asked you to prepare a memo to be sent to management notifying them of the delayed wage payments.

Prepare the memo in a maximum 700 words including the following information to better outline the situation:

  • Explain how cash and accrual accounting differs for each of the events listed in the above scenario and describe the proper accrual accounting. (HINT: What happens to cash if Accounts receivable increases or decreases? What happens to cash if Accounts payable increases or decreases?
  • Assess how at the end of the year, BizCon reported a favorable net income, yet the company’s management is concerned because the company is very short of cash. Explain to management how BizCon could have positive net income and yet run out of cash. (HINT: What is the difference between revenue on cash basis vs accrual basis? What are options to increase cash flow?)

Goal: Explain the importance of communication and leadership to organizational effectiveness.

Goal: Explain the importance of communication and leadership to organizational effectiveness.

You have completed an analysis on a company that is experiencing low morale, high turnover rates, and overall employee discontent. As an external change agent, you have seen this pattern before in previous organizations, where managers make decisions for their departments, but do not feel the employees need to know why the decision was made. More than that, employees feel that the managers treat them like children by not sharing information on future goals and objectives for the department. The managers at this organization feel the employees should do what they are told and not ask questions. You have called a meeting with all department managers and the vice president of the company to explain the important role of communication in the effectiveness of all organizations.

  1. Explain to the company leaders why you feel effective communication lead to an effective organization.
  2. Suggest three ways that the managers can improve communications that will lead to an increase in organizational effectiveness.
  3. Discuss different communications methods, and the circumstances in which they are most effective
  4. How do these communication styles and methods account for a diverse workforce?

Deliverables

Submit your answers to these questions in a Word document.

time value of money.

  • Bob and Lisa are both married, working adults. They both plan for retirement and consider the $2,000 annual contribution a must.

    First, consider Lisa’s savings. She began working at age 20 and began making an annual contribution of $2,000 at the first of the year beginning with her first year. She makes 13 contributions. She worked until she was 32 and then left full time work to have children and be a stay at home mom. She left her IRA invested and plans to begin drawing from her IRA when she is 65.

    Bob started his IRA at age 32. The first 12 years of his working career, he used his discretionary income to buy a home, upgrade the family cars, take vacations, and pursue his golfing hobby. At age 32, he made his first $2,000 contribution to an IRA, and contributed $2,000 every year up until age 65, a total of 33 years / contributions. He plans to retire at age 65 and make withdrawals from his IRA.

    Both IRA accounts grow at a 7% annual rate. Do not consider any tax effect.

  • Write a two to three (2-3) paragraph summary in which you:
    • Create a chart summarizing the details of the investment for both Bob and Lisa.
    • Explain the results in terms of time value of money.

Barrington’s accounting function

You and your accounting department at Barrington will be responsible for entering, processing, and querying a significant amount of data into the relational database. Your manager has asked you to prepare a short memo discussing benefits that Barrington’s accounting function can expect from the uses of the relational database and to provide examples. He will be using the memo to send to the vice president (VP) of finance.
Write 750–1,500 words listing and discussing 6–7 benefits that Barrington’s accounting function can expect from the uses of the relational database.