Problem Based Program – Auto Edge

AutoEdge is a leading national automotive supply company located in Detroit, Michigan. Founded by Jonathan McAlister in 1976, the company specializes in engines and transmission parts and has been supplying products to the three largest U.S.-based automakers for over 30 years. AutoEdge’s name is known by customers and leaders in the automotive industry for quality, dependability, and reliable products. In fact, despite the extra cost that is added to the automobiles, consumers appreciate the AutoEdge brand name and often make purchases because of it.

In 2005, AutoEdge’s board of directors decided that the company needed to make some drastic changes because of the high cost of labor, rigid American regulations, and increased competition from other engine and transmission part suppliers. Their solution was to gradually close all manufacturing operations in Detroit and begin outsourcing to a well-known factory in South Korea. The board reasoned that this change would allow the company to compete with the growing industry, meet the automotive manufacturing demands, and increase company profits. Some board members were skeptical about the move, however, because AutoEdge had built a reputation for high-quality, detailed craftsmanship, and they feared that transitioning the manufacturing operations overseas would cause quality to diminish.

For the next 5 years, this strategy proved successful. The company showed signs of financial growth and company profit.

However, in 2010, the company was found guilty of supplying products that failed quality tests. As a result, millions of automobiles had to be recalled. The recall was highly publicized, and the issue of poor quality products impacted negatively on American automotive companies. AutoEdge’s $51 per-share stock has fallen to $4 per share, and brand acceptance has come under scrutiny among even its most loyal customers. Although some economists blame these negative effects on the products, others believe that it had to do with the termination of AutoEdge’s Chief Executive Officer, Fred McFadden.

Lester Scholl, Chairman of the Board of Directors, has called an emergency meeting to discuss AutoEdge’s short-term and long-term strategies. Among other things, they need to discuss the possibility of continuing production overseas or returning it to the United States. Lester and others on the board are well-known for being financially conservative and risk-averse. Because the American economy is experiencing high unemployment, low interest rates, low GDP, and low inflation, it might be sensible to make the change. To some extent, they believe that these macroeconomic factors can be used to their advantage. They realize the immediate challenges such as the brand damage, the growing competition, and the financial challenges the company is facing require immediate action. A new strategy must be formulated quickly to save the company from bankruptcy.

You have been hired by AutoEdge’s board of directors as a research analyst. Primarily, your job is to list and describe some of the legal, cultural, financial, and economic factors that AutoEdge needs to consider when deciding to either stay in South Korea or return to the United States. Because Fred McFadden was recently terminated, you will work directly with the board until a new CEO is named.

Assignment

At midday, you share an elevator ride with AutoEdge’s Executive Vice President, George Wirtz.

“Ingrid tells me you gave her some useful information about the relocation issue,” he says. “I could use your help with a presentation I’m making next week to a group of large shareholders.”

“Of course,” you say. “How can I help?”

“I understand that there are four different types of market structures: monopoly, oligopoly, monopolistic competition, and pure competition,” he says. “I know that each of these market structures differs in the number of companies that compete in each one, the level of competition, entry and exit in the economy, the product price range, and the product range.”

“I’m with you so far,” you say.

“Normally, I wouldn’t go into all of these economic terms with shareholders,” he says, “but I’ll be talking to a small group of sophisticated businesspeople who understand the terminology. I’m not an expert in this end of the business, and I want to check my understanding of it. What type of market structure does AutoEdge fit into? How does this market structure impact our level of competition, elasticity of demand, price, and position in the industry?”

“Well, there’s a long and a short answer I could give you,” you say. “I’m on my way to a lunch meeting right now and will be out of the office for the rest of the afternoon. Would it be okay if I send an e-mail later this afternoon?”

“Yes,” he says. “That would be fine, but I want some research to support the information, too. Would you be able to send me a report about this by the end of this week?”

“Sure,” you say. “I’ve already done some of the research, so that deadline is doable.”

“Oh good,” he says. “I appreciate your help!”

1,200–2,000 words, including research in essay format

teram paper

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Three algebra problems

Need detailed solution dont worry for money

A man has $ 10,000 to invest. He invests $ 4000 at 5 % and $ 3500 at 4 %. In order to have a yearly income of $ 500, he must invest the remainder at:

(a) 6 % , (b) 6.1 %, (c) 6.2 %, (d) 6.3 %, (e) 6.4 %

No plagiarism please

Assignment 1: Public Administration ‒ The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Due Week 3 and worth 210 points

The purpose of the assignments is to introduce students to the field of public administration and nonprofit organizations by identifying and analyzing the challenges a public administrator faces in a dynamic organizational and political environment. Each assignment builds upon the previous assignment allowing the student to gradually develop an understanding of how public administration and its policies are addressed on all levels of government.

For this assignment, you will use the readings and e-Activities from Weeks 1 through 3.

In this first assignment, you will select a policy issue and evaluate its impact. Select one (1) policy issue of interest to you, which will be used for evaluation for all of your assignments.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Develop a brief overview (i.e., no more than one [1] paragraph) of the selected issue.
  2. Recommend one (1) type of public policy out of the four (4) mentioned within the text and develop a reasoning as to why this policy supports the issue that you have selected. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Suggest two (2) policy modifications that may positively impact and two (2) policy modifications that may negatively impact the outcomes for the issue that you have selected. Provide a rationale for your response. Note: In this question, you are recommending change to the public policy in Question #2 and how the changes will impact the selected issue.
  4. Suggest three (3) methods by which the Constitution—specifically the powers of Congress— addresses the role of government within business administration overall for your selected issue. Provide a rationale to support your response. Note: In this question, you are evaluating the relationship between government and business of the selected issue. Focus on the role(s) the government and businesses play in supporting and / or negating the selected issue.
  5. Include at least four (4) peer-reviewed references (no more than five [5] years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Appropriate peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and governmental Websites.. Wikipedia, other wikis, and any other Websites ending in anything other than “.gov” do not qualify as peer-reviewed.

When writing the paper, use the outline headings below that correspond to sections of the paper:

  • Policy Issue (for Question 1)
  • Public Policy (for Question 2)
  • Policy Modification (for Question 3)
  • The Constitution (for Question 4)
  • References (for Question 5)

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.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Reconstruct the historical development of the field of public administration.
  • Rearrange public administration, both the traditional and the new approaches, from structural, functional, and process perspectives, as well as the key goals of the public and private sector.
  • Evaluate the role and functions of public administration as it relates to executive branches of government and public policies at federal, state, and local levels.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in public administration.
  • Write clearly and concisely about public administration using proper writing mechanics.

Letter to Instructor: Evaluation of Writing Class: 2 to 3 pages: Original work needed

BACKGROUND INFO: IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ

 

I am attaching about 4 files to this assignment so you can have something to make reference to. These are all the works I submitted to the instructor in this class. This is an English Composition II class that requires writing only. So, this assignment requires that you write a letter to the instructor, reflecting on your experience in this class as a student, and evaluating her as a teacher. It is important that you write about what you learned and whether or not your writing skills improved. There is a sample letter below this assignment that she presented to us. Please read the sample letter to give you an idea of what she expects… Please do not plagiarise! I will check the answer with the software on this site and am submitting immediately to TURNITIN. If your work contains plagiarism, I will come back for you. 🙂 Thanks

 

These are the works that I attached to this post and the week I submitted each of them. I am including these info to help you reference the unit to the paper in your letter to the instructor.

 

UNIT 1:Introductory Essay

UNIT 3: Summary/Critical Response (Major Paper #1)                                   

UNIT 4: Letter to the Editor–Problem/Solution (Major Paper #2)                    

UNIT 6: Persuasive Research Paper (Major Paper #3)                                   

  

Final Letter to the Instructor

 

Purpose:  

 

In this letter, you will be:

  1. reflecting on your experiences in this class. 
  2. You will be honing your skills of evaluation and justification–and
  3. you will be giving me valuable feedback about our course

The Assignment:

  • Write a 2-3 page letter to the instructor evaluating this course and your progress this semester. 
  • Please use examples and explanation to justify your evaluation. 

You may discuss any of the following in this letter:

*Your strengths and weaknesses as a writer, and how these may have changed or your awareness of these may have been altered.

*The essay that you are most pleased with

*The essay that you are least pleased with

*The difficulty level of the various essays you completed for this class

*The format of this class

*The quality of lecture notes, instructor feedback on papers, and other materials

*The helpfulness of the textbook

Though this letter is to be addressed to the instructor and it will provide me with valuable feedback, the real point of this paper is for you to reflect on this semester—how the course did (or did not) help you grow as a writer and prepare yourself for other writing assignments you may have in the future.

 

Sample Letter to the Instructor

 

Dear Sheyene,

          The reason I took this class was simple: I needed it to graduate.  To be honest, I’d never liked writing much and didn’t expect to enjoy this experience.  However, it was much less painful than I feared and I did learn a great deal.  In this letter, I will be discussing what was most and least helpful in the course.  I will also discuss my own progress and what I got out of this class.

          The most helpful aspects of this course for me were the lecture notes and the instructor’s comments on each of my papers.  The lecture notes broke all of the concepts and assignments down into simple terms and steps that were easy to understand.  And you gave me great feedback on all of my papers, pointing out my strengths (which helped to build my self-confidence as a writer) and offering specific suggestions for further improvement. 

          The textbook was probably the least helpful thing for me, but then I’ve always found it hard to make myself actually read textbooks.  However, I must say

that I really did appreciate the approach this course takes to the textbook:  The textbook is a tool.  Rather than reading the whole book (including a lot of stuff

that wouldn’t apply to what we were doing), our reading assignments were very focused and always applied directly to the assignment we were working on.

          The assignments I enjoyed most were those in which I had total discretion

in terms of my topic.  So the letter to the editor and the persuasive research paper were my favorites.  Perhaps, as a result, these were also my two strongest papers

in the course. 

          In my letter to the editor, I discussed the problem of animal neglect and abandonment and proposed a solution, which I called GET TOUGH. 

(This solution included several steps, but the real key to my solution involved using the community for outreach and involvement in ensuring animal rights).  As I work in an animal shelter, this issue hits very close to home to me.  Plus, it was easy to get all of the information that I needed to be specific.  My passion came through, and that heart-wrenching story about the basset hound we found in shock would have gotten to any reader.

          In my persuasive paper, I focused on the importance of spaying or neutering your pets.  This issue was, of course, very much connected with the topic of my letter to the editor.  Animal abuse and neglect would be greatly lessened if there weren’t so many unwanted puppies and kittens being born to people who can’t take care of them and don’t wish to do so.  I opened up the paper with a series of questions, which I think helped catch the readers’ attention.  And I had a great number of facts such as the current stats–local and nation–regarding unwanted

pets and annual pet birth rates.

          My weakest paper was the summary and critical response.  I hated that article!  As a result, I fould it very difficult to remain objective in the summary, and

I found it hard to keep myself from just going off on a rant against the author in the critical response.  I wanted to keep including words that gave away my position in the summary (such “As the author tries to argue . . ” or “The last point in her

useless rant . . . “).  These were inappropriate, of course, so I had to edit them out. And, as I mentioned, in the critical response, I wanted to just talk about how much I disagreed rather than focusing on whether or not the article was successful

as a piece of writing.

          According to our syllabus, this course is designed to teach us how to compose purposeful writing as well as the nature of argumentation, critical thinking, and persuasive writing in particular.  The course taught me all of those things, but it also taught me something else.  This course taught me that I can be a successful writer and that persuasive writing skills are going to continue to be important for

me–in other classes, in my career, and in my personal life in my community.

          Words are, indeed, powerful tools.  Thanks for teaching me how to use

them.

Sincerely,

John Banks

Westlaw Question

Please describe the process for key citing headnotes in both Westlaw Classic and Westlaw Next

Personality Reflection Worksheet

Resource: Personality Reflection Worksheet. 

Complete  Personality Reflection Worksheet.

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