Is HP’s focus on minimizing inventory costs is feasible for a company operating in a market where delivery speed is an order-winning factor?

  1. Discussion Board Operations Management 3

Inventory is a necessary element for customer service. However, it implies an additional cost that can become unsustainable for an organization.

Read the article Inventory-Driven Costs and answer the following questions:

· Is HP’s focus on minimizing inventory costs is feasible for a company operating in a market where delivery speed is an order-winning factor?

· Would you pay a premium for a product or service price for an earlier delivery? For which type of products or services?

Minimum 300 words with at least 2 references other than the book source, Use in-text citations and always include conclusion.

Calloni, G., de Montgros, X., Slagmulder, R., Van Wassenhove, L., Wright, L. (2005). Inventory-Driven Costs. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from:

  1. Discussion Board Financial Management 3

Your Discussion should be a minimum of 300 words in length and not more than 450 words. Please include a word count. Following the APA standard, use references and in-text citations for the textbook and any other sources (at least 3). Include conclusion.

For this week’s discussion assignment, refer to the Heisinger & Hoyle (2012) resource, The Effect of Income Taxes on Capital Budgeting Decisions.

· Describe and explain capital budgeting items that may or may not be taxed as part of a capital budget project.

  1. Discussion Board. Managing in the Global Economy 3

Your Discussion should be a minimum of 300 words in length and not more than 450 words. Please include a word count. Following the APA standard, use references and in-text citations for the textbook and any other sources (at least 3).Always include conclusion.

Discuss each specific element of the ABC’s (Acquire, Build, Contemplate, and Do) of Cultural Intelligence. What makes culture intelligence unique and how does it differ from emotional and social intelligence? What makes cultural intelligence particularly valuable in terms of a leadership competency in today’s global market?

  1. Written Assignment. Managing in the Global Economy 3

In Chapter 7 of your textbook, Cultural Intelligence for Leaders, read Case Study 4: A New Leadership Culture. Please be sure to particularly address the following questions related to the case:

How does Kolab’s self-identify influence her ability to lead?

What cultural value dimensions does the organization operate under? What about Kolab? How can Kolab integrate the organization’s cultural value dimensions with her own to ensure overall success?

What cultural intelligence strategies do you recommend for Kolab and her employees? How do these strategies benefit the organization?

Submit a 2-3 page paper, (independent of the title page and reference page) double-spaced in Times New Roman (or its equivalent) font which is no greater than 12 points in size. The paper should cite at least 1 additional source, independent of the textbook. Be sure to use APA format.

Before beginning this assignment, read the General Guidelines for Case Studies and review the Case Analysis Rubric available in the Learning Guide.

All course textbooks are accessible through the Syllabus or through the course’s “Textbook” page. If there are any additional, non-textbook Reading Assignments for this Unit, their access/location information will be provided below.

Cultural Intelligence for Leaders(2012). Saylor Academy. Creative Commons by-nc-sa 3.0.

· Chapter 1: Cultural Intelligent Leadership Matters

· Chapter 3: Cultural Intelligence Defined

Earley, P.C. & Mosakowski, E. (2004). Cultural Intelligence. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from:

IESE Business School (2015). Why You Need Cultural Intelligence (And How To Develop It). Retrieved from:

  1. Written Assignment. Financial Management 3.

Submit a 3-4 page written paper following the APA format, exclusive of the title and reference pages. The Abstract is not required or needed. Papers should be double spaced in Times New Roman font and 12 point size. The paper must cite at least one other validated (peer-reviewed) source independent of the textbook.

In this paper, please discuss the following case study. For you to complete this assignment you must:

· Explain your approach to the problem.

· Support your approach with references, and execute your approach.

· Provide an answer to the case study’s questions with a recommendation.

This case continues following the new project of the WePROMOTE Company, that you and your partner own. WePROMOTE is in the promotional materials business. The project being considered is to manufacture a very unique case for smartphones. The case is very durable, attractive and fits virtually all models of smartphone. It will also have the logo of your client, a prominent, local company and is planned to be given away at public relations events by your client.

As we know from the prior case involving this company, more details of the project become apparent and with more precision and certainty.

The following are the final values to the data:

· The cost of the equipment will be $70,000 and this cost is incurred prior to any cash is received by the project.

· The expected annual cash revenue of the project will be $30,000.

· The expected annual cash outflows (expenses/costs) are estimated at being $11,000, excluding depreciation.

· Your tax rate is 30% and you plan to depreciate the equipment on a straight-line basis for the life of the equipment. The discount rate you are assuming is 6%.

· After 5 years the equipment will stop working and there will be no salvage value.

Requirements of the paper:

· Perform the final NPV calculations and provide a narrative on how you calculated the computations and why (justification of answer).

· Present your calculated answers in schedule format (a table) along with your narrative. Microsoft Excel is also recommended for calculating and creating a table (your schedule).

· Then provide a summary conclusion on whether you should continue to pursue this business opportunity.

· Research, using at least one other sources other than the textbook materials that support your calculations and conclusions.

Papers will be assessed on the following criteria:

· Provide the final, accurate NPV calculations.

· A narrative on how the NPVs were calculated. The narrative should include how the data relating to depreciation and its tax consequences affect the cash flow of the project. Include a table with your analysis to present your work.

· Provide a conclusion on whether this business opportunity should be pursued.

This paper will be assessed using the BUS 5111 Unit 3 Written Assignment rubric .

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