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BUS 599

DISCUSSION 1

“Company Description”

Throughout this course, you will develop a series of written papers / projects that you will later combine into a complete business plan for a Non-Alcoholic Beverage company. For this discussion, you must first review the “NAB Company Portfolio”. The mentioned portfolio contains the company parameters and details you must follow when developing your company. Provide the following information to set the foundation for your non-alcoholic beverage (NAB) business plan.

Please respond to the following:

✔ Create your NAB company name and explain its significance.

✔ Develop your company’s Mission Statement and provide a rationale for its components.

Note: All students are required to post a minimum of two (2) posts per online discussion thread. Students must have one (1) original post and a minimum of one (1) other post per discussion thread.

DISCUSSION 2

Imagine that you have been hired as a consultant at the Honest Tea company. How would you advise the company’s leadership team about their plans for future growth?

✔ Enter the forum to get started discussing the topic with your classmates. Respond to at least one (1) of your other classmate’s comments.

Note: All students are required to post a minimum of two (2) posts per online discussion thread. Students must have one (1) original post and a minimum of one (1) other post per discussion thread.

DISCUSSION 3

“Build Your Sales Force”

Please respond to the following:

Watch the following videos:

https://youtu.be/lYX04wiMYmQ

https://youtu.be/0-4ivPwMDCE

There are two (2) very different target markets and sales forces discussed in the videos. Identify some of the key differences between the organizations’ sales forces and target markets. Explain the value of developing a sales force based on the target market. Use examples from each video to support your response.

Note: All students are required to post a minimum of two (2) posts per online discussion thread. Students must have one (1) original post and a minimum of one (1) other post per discussion thread.


BUS 501

DISCUSSION 1

“Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)” Please respond to the following:

  • From the e-Activity, determine the three primary purposes of cost estimates. Predict two issues that could arise if a cost estimate is not conducted properly or at all.
  • Examine the history of the FAR and analyze some of the events that contributed to the current structure. Determine the types of national events that have improved the FAR. Then, provide one recommendation to further improve the FAR that benefits the collective business community.

eActivity

  • Use the Internet to locate the prices of three commercial items that are typically used in border surveillance of the U.S.-Mexico border (i.e., night-vision cameras, ground sensors for detecting movement of cars, long-range cameras with a five-mile range, and ground-penetrating Doppler radar).
  • Then, go to the FedBizOpps Website, located at https://www.fbo.gov/, or GSA Advantage’s Website, located here, in order to locate prior government purchases of these items. Consider prior government purchases and current market prices in assessing the accuracy of the prices and the cost differences between different sources. Be prepared to discuss.

https://www.gsaadvantage.gov/advantage/main/start_…

DISCUSSION 2

“Statement of Work (SOW)” Please respond to the following:

  • Examine the components of a SOW for the purpose of open competition without restrictive provisions. Select a field that you are interested in and determine the information that would be included in a SOW for a contract in that field.
  • From the e-Activity, evaluate the listed resources for market research, and then explain which source you found to be the most accurate and why. Determine how this Website will help you while conducting market research.

eActivity

  • Go to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) website and review the links associated with Get Ready to Do Business, located here and take note of the materials that provides the most useful information regarding doing business with HHS. Be prepared to discuss.

https://www.hhs.gov/grants/contracts/get-ready-to-…

DISCUSSION 3

“Types of Contracts” Please respond to the following:

  • Assess the requirements for a fixed-price contract. Determine ways that the duration of the fixed-price contract can affect the cost savings to the government. Then, create an argument in support of fixed contract pricing for an interval of your choosing.
  • Examine the requirements for a performance-based contract. Then, create a brief outline of a performance-based contract for your past or current career field.

MAT 510

DISCUSSION 1

“Business Improvement” Please respond to the following:

  • Select one (1) project from the working or educational environment of your choice and specify the main work process (e.g., suppliers and customers involved, work flow, etc.) of the project that you have selected. Next, suggest at least two (2) actions that a manager can take in order to improve the work process of the project in question. Provide a rationale for your response.
  • Use the Internet or Strayer Library to research a global business or an organization of your choice. Next, analyze the overall effect of global competition on the business or the organization that you researched. Suggest one (1) strategy that the business leader can use in order to improve business competition and efficiency. Provide a rationale for your response.

DISCUSSION 2

Variation and Statistical Thinking Strategy” Please respond to the following:

  • Compare and contrast the fundamental differences between special-cause variation and common-cause variation. Provide one (1) business process example of each variation to support your response.
  • Select one (1) project from the working or educational environment of your choice and specify the variation nature of the project in question. Next, propose the overall manner in which you would apply statistical thinking strategy to improve the end result of the selected project. Provide a rationale to support your response.

WEEK 3

“Business Processes” Please respond to the following:

  • Per the textbook, to eliminate or reduce non-value-added work is a core step in improving profitability or efficiency of the business process. Give your opinion on whether or not you agree or disagree with this statement and include one (1) example of a business process which supports or criticizes the aforementioned statement to support your position.
  • Determine at least two (2) challenges in identifying Opportunity for Improvements (OFIs). Suggest at least one (1) strategy that business management can use to mitigate the challenges in question. Provide a rationale to support your suggestion.

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