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Sources of Debt Financing
Please respond to the following:

·         Briefly describe a small business you could envision yourself owning and discuss the most appropriate source of debt capital for that business. Explain your rationale.

·         From the e-Activity, discuss how you could best use an SBA loan to get your business running or expanding. Provide specific examples to support your response.

 

 

Location, Layout, and Physical Facilities
Please respond to the following:

·         Using the same small business you described in the first discussion, determine the best possible location for your business within driving distance of where you now live. Explain your rationale.

·         Discuss the layout and design configuration of a building you would like to use to house your business, including how you would comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

 

Supply Chain Management
Please respond to the following:

·         From the e-Activity, determine which best practices can be applied to the greatest number of small businesses. Explain your rationale.

·         Analyze the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) and Six Sigma in regard to quality control of a product or service, and make at least one recommendation for improvement. Explain your rationale.

 

Managing Inventory


·         Describe a retail business with which you are familiar and determine the most suitable means of inventory control. Provide specific examples to support your response.

·         For the same business, discuss what innovative steps you could take to deter employee theft and/or shoplifting.

 

 

Assignment 2: Expanding Your Business 
Due Week 8 and worth 240 points

Referring to the same business you either started or purchased in the first assignment, write a 6-8 page paper in which you:

1.       Outline a financial plan for your small business.

2.       Develop a guerrilla marketing strategy for your small business.

3.       Discuss the most appropriate location for a second store (an actual street address). Explain your reasoning.

4.       Outline a plan for securing sources of debt financing for your second store.

5.       Include at least two (2) references outside the textbook.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

 

WEEK 7/8

BUS 430

Management of Inventories" Please respond to the following:

·         From the first e-Activity, examine the best practices found in the video on inventory management.

·         From the second e-Activity, choose two service companies that manage inventory and compare and contrast their inventory management systems.

·         Based on your evaluation of both inventory management systems from Part 2 of this discussion, propose suggestions to management that would ultimately lead to improve operations.

 

Resource Management" Please respond to the following:

·         Select a goods-producing organization and a service-providing organization of your choice. Suggest ways each organization can make aggregate planning decisions using the variables described in Exhibit 13.3 (Chapter 13). 

·         Compare and contrast the operational and managerial impacts of the aggregate planning decisions in terms of customer satisfaction.

 

"Evaluate an Experience" Please respond to the following:

·         From the e-Activity, analyze the importance of production planning and scheduling within an organization. Evaluate a bad experience you have had with an appointment from both perspectives of the customer (you) and the organization due to inefficient planning and scheduling. 

·         Analyze the experience you provided in Part 1 of this discussion from a technical perspective and an intangible perspective. Suggest ways the schedules could have been created more efficient and effective. 

 

Balloons Aloha" Please respond to the following:

·         From the case study, suggest short-term recommendations for the set of six jobs at the company. Support your recommendations.

·         From the case study, evaluate the efficiency of Balloons Aloha’s sequencing system. Provide long-term recommendations with respect to sequencing jobs at the company. Support your recommendations. 

 

Assignment 2: Inventory Management

Due Week 8 and worth 300 points

 

Research two (2) manufacturing or two (2) service companies that manage inventory and complete this assignment.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

1.       Determine the types of inventories these companies currently manage and describe their essential inventory characteristics.

2.       Analyze how each of their goods and service design concepts are integrated. 

3.       Evaluate the role their inventory plays in the company’s performance, operational efficiency, and customer satisfaction.

4.       Compare and contrast the four (4) different types of layouts found with each company; explain the importance of the layouts to the company’s manufacturing or service operations.

5.       Determine at least two (2) metrics to evaluate supply chain performance of the companies; suggest improvements to the design and operations of their supply chains based on those metrics.

6.       Suggest ways to improve the inventory management for each of the companies without affecting operations and the customer benefit package. Provide a rationale to support the suggestion.

7.       Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

 

·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 

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