When conducting business, organization, planning, and controlling progress are essential. Organizations implement plans to ensure that each department and the organization as a whole run efficiently. Three major types of plans which can help managers achieve their organization’s goals are: strategic, tactical, and operational. These methods and processes will allow you to set and achieve goals and give your business every opportunity to succeed. When you have an effective method of setting and achieving goals, this will not only help your business to succeed, it will also help to keep you more organized. Businesses that are more organized and following their goals can generally see trends better and adjust what needs to be done in order to accommodate any changes that may come. If you have a failsafe, alternate, or backup plan, you have avenues in which to avoid roadblocks and continue to move forward.
I work for Genuine Parts Company and this is our mission statement.
The “Napastore.net” (2014) website
“We enable success by developing systems, tools and training for NAPA Auto Parts Stores and their customers. We deliver these products through teamwork, project management and communication, on time and within budget… always exceeding expectations.”While this may not fully answer the type of plan my company uses, I do believe that we as a company use all three major types to remain successful as an organization. Our systems enable NAPA Auto Parts stores and auto repair shops to compete in today’s rapidly changing economy and we are very cutting edge in our market.Reference:
Bateman, T. S., & Snell, S. A. (2011). Management: Leading & collaborating in a competitive world (9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
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What is Value CreationValue Creation is more complex than only being the implementation of a project. Value Creation incorporates the definition (i.e., what is value), identification (i.e., concrete value creation opportunity), specification (i.e., translation of the idea or opportunity into a formal project), and realization (i.e., the orchestration of the implementation of the project) of value.
Three Customer Asset Management Perspectives
The Sales Perspective (Low Asset Management): Customer managers who apply a sales perspective consider the customer as a sales generator. They typically attempt to sell more of the same items while protecting their prices and margins. Their approach is unilateral, short-term, and arm’s-length, as well as strictly professional. The customer manager’s main activities include analyzing the customer buying organization, exploring and meeting the customer’s needs, and enhancing stakeholder relationships. These activities aim to build credibility and trust over time, obtain a greater share of the customer’s business wallet, and ensure partnership continuity through higher switching. Overall, the sales perspective offers low customer asset management, because its value and risk focus are limited, and activities related to the creation of value and reduction of risk are supplier-centric and short-term oriented.
The Relationship Perspective (Medium Asset Management): Customer managers who adopt a relationship perspective put the business relationship first. They acknowledge the importance of deep partnerships built on mutual trust to do continued business. A consequence of considering the customer as a partner is that value is seen and defined through the customer’s lenses as well. Compared with the sales perspective, the relationship perspective is a deeper customer asset management approach, in the sense it adopts a dyadic view of value and accounts for longer-term risks that may undermine the business…
I have more than 3 years’ of experience in Global Project management and Supply Chain at Pharmaceutical industry. My recent Job was at Allergan as Principal specialist in supply chain Planning. I led end-to-end cold and ambient supply chain process for 12 Global Botox projects [USD 5M+] including planning, forecast, budget, implementation, monitoring, completion, and follow-up. Implement tools, techniques and processes to provide or create information to enable informed decision making within different teams such as Clinical operation, CMC, QA/QC and external vendors. I have to support a range of day to day and longer term operational and improvement activities to meet current and future business needs such as defining the process flow, supply requirements and propose optimal packaging strategies, forecast study and compound supply needs which indeed need close communication with the entire team comprises both internal departments and external vendors. I have also responsible for managing vendors and incorporating service level agreements.
I worked as Technical Consultant at Alliance Boots (UK) where I was being recruited to lead a fast track project to review and approve 400 new healthcare proprietary products. I coordinate with internal stakeholder such as departmental specialist and legal representative to seek regulatory advice and communicate to the commercial suppliers in terms of any change required to satisfy the EU regulation. My primary role is to support Global Sourcing, Trading and coordinate with different other departments to support the overall delivery of the project.
Prior to Boots I worked in AstraZeneca (UK) as Supply Chain Study Manager. I was responsible for managing supplying medication to 2 different Global Phase III and Phase IIa Studies one of which include including 22 different nations with 7 Depots and I was the single point of contact with regards to any IMP supply planning. I was also responsible for defining…
Brain Mobile ProjectProject Overview:
You will create a 3 dimensional mobile of the brain that can be hung from the ceiling. The Right side of your brain mobile will include the midbrain and hindbrain. The Left side of your brain mobile will include all lobes, cortexes, and specialty areas.Dual Requirements:
Correct placement of the structure will be drawn in on the brain mobile
Each drawn structure will be color coded on an attached piece of paper
Each structure will have a corresponding picture that illustrates the function of the structure.The Process:
1. Pair up and have a friend trace your head. Cut out your profile and use it as a template to design the overall shape of your brain.
2. Select Materials that you will use to construct the hanging mobile and to illustrate placement. These materials can be purchased rather inexpensively at Walmart or can be a recycled T-shirt, scrap fabric from around the house etc.
3. Draw, cut out, or computer generate correct placement of each required structure and place on brain.
4. Devise color coding key system to label structures and place on hanging attachment
5. Draw, Cut out of magazine or computer generate pictures that illustrate the function of the structure. Place next to color coded label on hanging attachment.
6. Securely fasten attachment page to brain and be sure that name is visible
7. Provide a way to hang mobile (string, paperclip,etc)Required Structures:
Left Side Right Side
frontal lobe thalamus
temporal lobe pons
parietal lobe reticular formation
occipital lobe medulla
motor cortex cerebellum
sensory cortex hippocampus
Broca’s Area hypothalamus
Wernicke’s Area amygdale
Points on the Brain Mobile Project will be recorded in the “test” portion of the grade.
This is NOT a partner project. Your work must be original.
Failure to complete this project by the due date will be detrimental to your grade.
Masters in Business AdministrationMarketing ManagementA Case StudyOf“Ito-Yokado Co.,”(Convenience Store Retailing)I. Statement of the problem
This case study discusses the meteorological rise of a convenience store chain, seven-eleven Japan in the Japanese retail store business. We will analyze the factors responsible for the phenomenal success of the company in the retail business, with a supply chain perspective. The main aim of this analysis is to identify the supply chain strategy of the company and underlying combination of its performance drivers which have led to the best balance of efficiency/responsiveness trade-off for the company. The purpose of the case study is to determine the Channel institution positioning, targeting, profitability dynamics of Seven-Eleven Japan Company within the rising truth of Seven-Eleven as a leading convenience store chain as it can be within Japanese retail business functions. Below is to identify the problem of this case:
– store assortments the increased productivity of inventories and store space within consumer interface
– replenishment upon optimizing time and cost in Seven-Eleven replenishment system
– efficient promotion in maximizing total system efficiency of trade and consumer promotion
– product introduction reflect effectiveness of new product development and introduction activities
Definition of Terms:
Ito-Yokado – (Kabushiki-gaisha Ito Yokado?) is a Japanese general merchandise store, part of Seven & I Holdings Co. There are 174 Ito-Yokado stores operating in Japan.
May 1972 – Ito first approached the Southland Corporation about the possibility of opening Seven-Eleven convenience stores in Japan
May 1973 – was founded and ilcense agreement was accepted by the American owned Southerland Company
May 1974 – Seven-Eleven Japan set up its first store in Koto-ku, Tokyo.
Masatoshi Ito – founded Seven-Eleven Japan…
Review – I am DavidThis novel is the story of David, who is allowed to escape from a Nazi concentration camp and makes his way across Europe to a new home in Denmark. The narrator show us that David struggles to survive and will need to be very strong.
The story begins with twelve year old David’s escape from the concentration camp, an escape assisted by a character known as “The Man”. He tells David how to watch for the right time to make his move, where to find some supplies in the nearby woods, and that he must eventually make his way to Denmark. David, not sure that the man can be trusted, but takes him at his word, and as a result gets away from the concentration camp. Along the way, he is helped by lot of people who are travelers too.
Traveling by night and resting by day, David founds his way to a small town in Italy, where he founds himself a hiding place to stay. When David was visiting the town, he really liked the church, which was beautiful but which he was afraid to enter. He is also inspired to pray for the first time in his life. One night, he heard some of the people of the town talking about him and, he got very scared that they will turn him over to “them” (the Nazis) so he flees.
At one point on his journey through Italy, David saves the life of a beautiful young girl, Maria. In gratitude, her parents take him into their home, and for a sometimes, he enjoys good food, the opportunity to read, nice clothes, and a comfortable bed. However, David again heard that the Maria’s parents was saying that he seems very strange, David again got scared that he will be returned to the Nazis so flees.
David makes his way from Italy into Switzerland, getting closer and closer to Denmark. He still meet new travelers and now, he prays. While traveling in Switzerland, he meets a woman named Sophie, who became friend with her and tells him a story of a woman from Denmark and David thinks that it’s his mother. Determined to find her, he leaves Sophie’s…
Associate Level Material
Appendix DContingency Theory of LeadershipDescription of work environmentDescribe the work environment you intend to review for this assignment.The work environment would consist of an educational and developmental oriented atmosphere. The goal of the direct care staff will be to encourage and apply learning and developmental techniques. The curriculum will be top of the line and stimulating. The environment will also be safe and secure, and employees will be well matched to the age group they are working with. In the table below, categorize different leadership approaches that could be used in the work environment you have described. Provide different suggestions for each of the four approaches to leadership. Directive approach
All teachers aids, nursing aides, maintence and general care staff will have prior experience and attend training sessions to become certified child care providers. Schedules would be posted at least 1 week in advance if not sooner. Along with that there will be a detailed and clear list of the duties expected listed by employee. Upon employment each person will be given a clear explanation of what is expected of not only them but also their coworkers, they will also be notified of the consequences for failure to do so. They will all be given an explanation of disciplinary plans that would be put into place upon failure.
Each employee will be recognized by management when they go above and beyond their call of duty. Personal/vacation days will be given upon completion of their 90 probationary period. Benefits will also be offered to employees after completion of 90 days. The organization will recognize and not penalize anyone needing to take medical leave of absence or even maternity leave. Discounted services will be available to those who are employed based on years of service with the company.
Regional Economic Integration of JapanAs one of the strongest economies in Asia, Japan’s posture towards regional economic integration had never been proactive and collaborative, until late 1990s when it started to change its manner and accelerate its pace of regional economic integrating. The purpose of this paper is to examine respectively what made Japan change mind, what political and economic reasons made Japan arrange its REI policies, and what those arrangements would bring to Japan’s international trade. The first section of this paper will describe Japan’s regional economic integration status, before the paper explores the political factors behind Japan’s REI arrangements in the second section and the economic factors behind its REI arrangements in the third, followed by the fourth section that analyses opportunities and challenges Japan’s international trade would face under those arrangements.1. Regional economic integration status of Japan
After World War II, the trade policies of Japan are mainly based on General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), whilst Japan held a negative attitude towards regional economic integration or bilateral free trade agreement by not participating in any regional trade agreement negotiation with other countries and continued to express criticism of other neighboring countries’ actions they take towards regional economic integration, even in the mid-1980s, when many Asian countries started to seek regional economic cooperations1. By upholding GATT and WTO, Japan got plenty of favorable environment and conditions in getting access into international market.
Japan didn’t swing this policy until end of 1980s, when Japan together with Australia initiated Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 19892. with the aim of liberalizing trade. In 1992, Japan started to seek cooperation with ASEAN by holding ministerial meeting annually ever since “with the chief objective of promoting integration within ASEAN”…
!“Languages that don’t change over time are considered dead languages. Thefact that English changes so much, shows that it is alive and well” (thisblogrules.com).
Although the English language has always been changing, due to the rise of high
technology electronic communication like texts, tweets, and e-mails, its changes have
recently accelerated and led to interesting variations in language use. The signi?cant
changes that are taking place include the rapidly increased number of newly invented
words which have made their way into common usage, the use of abbreviations and
acronyms as well as single letters and digits in place of words, and on top of this is the
improper grammar and irrelevant punctuation that are being used more carelessly.!!Technology has driven the changes to the English language for years, given thatit introduces new gadgets and fresh concepts in our lives. Recently, the increased use
of social media has made quite an impact on English vocabulary. Some entirely new
words like the verb “to google” have become a universally understood verb meaning to
look something up on a search engine. The noun “app” has been recently invented and
come into popular use to describe programs on smartphones. There are more and more
new words* that have been invented in the past few years such as “bling”, a noun
referring to expensive, ostentatious clothing and jewelry; “unfriend”, a verb meaning to
remove someone from a list of friends or contacts on a social networking site; “upcycle”,
a verb meaning to reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a
product of higher quality or value than the original; “hater”, a noun referring to a person
_____________________________________________________!*From www.oxforddictionaries.com!who greatly dislikes a speci?ed person or thing. Some words are invented by combining
or blending words together to make a new words. For example, “chillax” is a verb that…
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Integrated Marketing Communications
December 5, 2013Table of Contents
I. Introduction 3
A. History 3
B. Mission Statement 3
C. Products 3-4
D. Financial Performance 4-5
E. Specific Brand for Repositioning 5
II. II. Situation and SWOT Analysis 6
A. Situation Analysis 6-7
B. SWOT Analysis 7-10
III. Marketing Communications Strategy: The Fundamental Decisions 10
A. Targeting 10
B. Positioning 10-11
C. Objective Settings 12
D. Budgeting 12-14
IV. Marketing Communications Implementation 15
A. Determining the Mixture of Marketing Communications Tools 15
B. Selecting Media and Vehicles 16-17
C. Creating Messages 17-19
V. Marketing Communications Program Evaluation 19-20
VI. Appendix and Bibliography 21-28I. Introduction
Krispy Kreme’s story started with Vernon Rudolph’s purchase of a secret yeast-based doughnut recipe from a New Orleans French chef. On July 13, 1937, Rudolph started his business in Winston-Salem, NC, and began selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to local grocery stores. The doughnuts quickly became very popular, and Krispy Kreme started selling their still-signature hot Original Glazed doughnuts. During the 1940s and 1950s, Krispy Kreme improved and automated the doughnuts-making process. During the 1950s, Krispy Kreme achieved a steady growth throughout the Southeast and began expanding outside the Southeast. But since Vernon Rudolph died in 1973, the company was reorganized for sale to Beatrice Foods Copan in 1976. In 1982, the hot doughnut became popular again. In 1996, Krispy Kreme opened its first store in…