1. Watch the video Chapter 6, titled “Service Design Concept,” (2 min 11 s),
  2. Examine some of the steps that are involved in designing goods and services. Select two services or two products that are currently on the market. Use Exhibit 6.1 from Chapter 6 of the text to compare and contrast each step, and determine the similarities and areas where they differ.
  3. Suggest at least two changes to specific areas of the process design phase that may lead to improvement in operations. Provide a rationale to support your suggestion.
  4. Compare and contrast the service positioning matrix and the product process matrix in terms of their differences and similarities.
  5. Provide at least one example currently used in business for each of the matrixes and evaluate their benefits and limitations within the industry you chose.
  6. Evaluate how each matrix is unique in the way it addresses the needs of the customer.
  7. Choose two fast food franchises, such as McDonalds and Burger King, and examine their facility layouts. Compare and contrast both food franchises, and discuss the differences in their layouts.
  8. Evaluate how each of the layouts enhance or hinder productivity and the customer experience. Support your answer.
  9. Choose a company that sells a service or a product. Evaluate its supply chain performance effectiveness in terms of responsiveness, technology, and customer-related measures.
  10. Determine at least three areas of effectiveness and three areas of deficiencies that can impact the competitive position of the company you chose in Part 1 of this discussion. Suggest ways the deficiencies can be improved. Provide at least two examples to support your answer.

due by 7/29/16 5am 

 

 Write a 500-750 word essay on the following topics. Aim for a 5-paragraph essay structure ( introduction with thesis, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion).

 

 

 

Think about this rather surprising statement: It has been suggested that Olaudah Equiano may not have been born in Africa, but in South Carolina. If this were true, does his birthplace change the way we read and evaluate this memoir? Does this possibility affect its viability or reliability as a source on slavery and the slave trade?

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Your essay should be formatted in MLA style, including double spacing throughout. All sources should be properly cited both in the text and on a works cited page. As with most academic writing, this essay should be written in third person. Please avoid both first person (I, we, our, etc.) and second person (you, your).

 

 

 

Whatever topic you choose you will need a debatable thesis. A thesis is not a fact, a quote, or a question. It is your position on the topic. The reader already knows the story; you are to offer him a new perspective based on your observations.

 

Please provide references, use only one quote or none. 

Write a six to seven (6-7) page paper in which you:
  1. Evaluate LensCrafters’ operations strategy and explain how the organization seeks to gain a competitive advantage in terms of sustainability.
  2. Analyze how operation management activities affect the customer experience. Select two (2) operation management challenges and provide the solutions for confronting them.
  3. Examine LensCrafters’ value chain and evaluate its effectiveness to operations in terms of quality, value creation, and customer satisfaction. 
  4. Determine the different types of performance measurements that can be used to measure LensCrafters’ service-delivery system design. Select at least two (2) types that can be applied and provide justifications for the selection. 
  5. Examine the different types of technologies applied to LensCrafters’ service operations and evaluate how the technologies strengthen the value chain.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

When looking for information about a particular issue, how often do you try to resist biases toward your own point of view? This assignment asks you to engage in this aspect of critical thinking by playing the "Believing Game." The Believing Game is about making the effort to "believe" - or at least consider - the reasons for an opposing view on an issue.

The assignment is divided into two (2) parts.

In Part I of the assignment (due Week 2), you will first read a book excerpt about critical thinking processes: "The Believing Game and How to Make Conflicting Opinions More Fruitful" at http://www.procon.org/sourcefiles/believinggame.pdf. Next, you will review the Procon.org Website in order to gather information. Then, you will engage in prewriting to examine your thoughts.

Note: In Part II of the assignment (due Week 4), you will write an essay geared towards synthesizing your ideas.



Part I - Prewriting: Follow the instructions below for this prewriting activity.  Use complete sentences and adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

1. Select one (1) of the approved topics from the www.procon.org Website and state your position on the issue.

2. From the Procon.org Website, identify three (3) premises (reasons) listed under either the Pro or Con section - whichever section opposes your position.

3.For each of the three (3) premises (reasons) that oppose your position on the issue, answer these "believing" questions suggested by Elbow:

  1. What's interesting or helpful about this view?
  2. What would I notice if I believed this view?
  3. In what sense or under what conditions might this idea be true?"

The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

  • Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph.
  • Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
  • Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

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 Style 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.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Identify the informal fallacies, assumptions, and biases involved in manipulative appeals and abuses of language.
  • Create written work utilizing the concepts of critical thinking.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in critical thinking skills and informal logic.

define and breakdown the original intent/strict construction constitution theory

Hello,

This paper is about fracking technique in oil and gas industry.  I expect a concise definition of a Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) on fracking technic employed in oil and gas industry, its goals and scope.

 

You can provide a figure illustrating the whole process. Then, you have to use the examples of one fracking site in Texas and one in the UK. Perform an inventory analysis using figures available in official documents, policy documents, scientific literature, and stakeholders' websites. If data is missing, realize estimations by explaining how you came up with these numbers (i.e. calculus, statistical estimations, extraction of info from sources, etc.). Adapt the different stages of LCA to both specific sites. Add maps and graphs to make support your statements. 

 

Interpret your estimations or provided numbers.To what extent LCAs allow the quantification of GHG emissions? How can you criticize the application of LCAs in real life?

 

Compare your results for Texas and UK and conclude. What is different? Similar? What is the most appropriate way to perform an LCA? "

 

Thank you,

 

Amir

anwer 14 questions

Research a federal agency within the U.S. federal government. Consider the complexity of the issues that decision-makers at this agency must consider. Write a research paper of 1,200-1500 words addressing the following:

  1. Describe the function, mission and scope (work) of the federal agency you have selected.
  2. Discuss the types of issues this agency addresses.
  3. Describe the impact this agency has on health care policy and delivery.
  4. Identify at least one current initiative the agency considers a priority.
  5. Provide a summary of the initiative.
  6. Describe how and why a health policy analyst needs to consider policy problems using political and legal analysis.

A minimum of three scholarly sources must be cited.

 

Program evaluation is an essential practice in human services organizations that provides a systematic and scientific approach for decision-making and program intervention. This process ensures that agencies perform effectively by being outcome-oriented and accountable. Since human services are often made up of many elements with complex relationships and dynamics, an evaluator needs to engage in collaborative reflection with key stakeholders, be grounded in people's experiences, and use data to ask good questions.

 

For this assignment, build upon the needs assessment conducted in M3 Assignment 2 RA 1 which you did here: https://www.homeworkmarket.com/content/katetutor-only-ra-1-human-service-needs-assessment-report  and design a program evaluation plan using appropriate evaluation frameworks discussed in the earlier modules.

 

Tasks:

 

Using at least 3–5 scholarly resources from the professional literature, research program evaluation. The literature may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov).

 

Create a 10- to 12-page evaluation plan, including the following:

 

  • Program's Context: Identify the setting (including mission and objectives of the program), target population, and environmental influences within which the program operates.
  • Purpose of Evaluation: State the purpose of your evaluation. Having a clear purpose prevents hasty decisions in how an evaluation should be conducted. It could be for introducing a new approach to practice, to change an existing one, or to evaluate the effect of existing program activities.
  • Expected Effects: Describe the desired outcomes (short- and long-term ones) for the program to be successful.
  • Stakeholders: Identify all the stakeholders who would need to be engaged in the evaluation.
  • Design of Framework: Choose an evaluation framework that will influence what type of resources will be used as evidence, how that evidence will be gathered and analyzed, and what kind of claims can be made.
  • Resources (What Is the Required Data?): Determine criteria for effectiveness of the program and the data that would need to be collected to meet the selected criteria.
  • Selection of Methods (How Can We Get It?): Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different data-gathering techniques and information analysis approaches to ensure quality in the evidence gathered.
  • Findings (What Does the Data Mean?): Highlight important evaluation findings, including effective strategies to interpret, and present results and recommendations for the program to the stakeholders.
  • Dissemination of the Findings: Select appropriate communication strategies and develop a communication plan using appropriate media and technology to inform the stakeholders.
  • Plan for Follow Up for Ongoing Improvement (What Are We Going to Do Now?): Determine how the results will be implemented and monitored.

 

Submission Details:

 

  • Write your plan in a Microsoft Word document and save it as M5_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc. Include a title and a reference page and apply APA standards to the citation of sources, including use of in-text citations and full references.

 

Assignment 1: Ethical Dilemma

This module taught you that ethical practice during the evaluation process is vital to the reliability of the evaluation that is produced. As in most areas of the helping professions, the ethical principles are not absolute, leading to an evaluator's careful consideration of the actions he or she takes and the strategies he or she employs.

Tasks:

Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, research and read about the assignment topic. In a minimum of 250 words, respond to the following:

  • Analyze Fiona's case (ATTACHED) from your textbook. What are the ethical issues that you believe she is facing?
  • What are the "benefits and costs" from Fiona's perspectives?
  • What are the "benefits and costs" from the agencies' perspectives?
  • If you were Fiona, what would be your decision (conduct the evaluation in-house or contract out)? What is your rationale for this decision?

Submission Details:

  • By Sunday, July 31, 2016, post your responses to this Discussion Area