Discuss the importance of considering the level of protection desired (safety factor) when determining spare part quantities

Instructions: Discuss the importance of considering the level of protection desired (safety factor) when determining spare part quantities.

Transportation Logistics Management

Post essays directly into your assignment folders. Your Essay must be two double space pages in length with a minimum of 1000 words and must follow both the Rubrics and APA guidelines. The essays must also include a cover page and reference page.

Explain the unique characteristics of the four primary market structures.

What’s the Goverment role?

Respond to each of the following questions in 150-200 words, each covering the economic topics and concepts described in this topic’s assigned readings in The Economics of Health and Medical Care.

  1. Explain the unique characteristics of the four primary market structures.
  2. Explain why economic profits are zero in the long run in a monopolistically competitive market.
  3. What are the characteristics of a public good?
  4. Discuss the two ways that product differentiation affects the demand for a product.
  5. Describe at least five different forms of government intervention in the economy.

While APA format is required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.


 Market Structure and the Role of Government  





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70.0 %Content  
70.0 %Comprehension of Content Content is incomplete and omits most of the requirements stated in the assignment criteria. Major points are irrelevant to the assignment. No outside sources are used to support major points. Content is incomplete or omits some requirements stated in the assignment criteria. Major points are not clear and/or persuasive. No outside sources are used to support major points. Content is adequate and meets the requirements stated in the assignment’s criteria. Major points are addressed. Research is evident. Content is comprehensive and accurate, and definitions are clearly stated. Major points are stated clearly and are supported. Research is adequate, timely, relevant, and addresses all of the issues stated in the assignment criteria. Relevant academic sources are cited where appropriate. Content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive with examples. Definitions are clearly stated. Major points are stated clearly and are well-supported. Research is adequate, timely, relevant, and addresses all of the issues stated in the assignment criteria. Relevant academic sources are cited where appropriate.
20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness  
7.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim. Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague. Purpose is not clear. Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
8.0 %Argument Logic and Construction Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. Argument is orderly but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice, sentence structure, and/or word choice are present. Some mechanical errors or typos are present but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
10.0 %Format  
5.0 %Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. All format elements are correct.
5.0 %Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style) No reference page is included. No citations are used. Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used. Reference page lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present Reference page is inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct. In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
100 %Total Weightage

Communicating Negative Information

Assignment 1: Discussion—Communicating Negative Information

As you learned in the previous module, delivering bad news requires communicating honestly and directly, but also effectively. Communicating negative information or giving feedback to an employee is especially important for both the employee’s as well as the organization’s morale.

Review the following scenario:

Nancy Douglas is an assistant accountant for the hardware division of Crothwall and Associates—an IT company founded in 1997 and currently worth five billion dollars. The company conducts performance appraisals twice a year. Nancy has worked for the company for a year and a half and has received a B grade on her performance for both the appraisal cycles. After her second appraisal, Nancy had made a ten-thousand-dollar accounting mistake. Nancy takes an hour to commute to work and is a single parent. She has two children, ages three and six, and is on medication for insomnia. 

Assume that you are an assistant HR manager at Crothwall and Associates. You need to inform Nancy that she has received a C grade on her performance after the third appraisal and this is her only opportunity to improve the quality of her work.

Based on your analysis of the scenario, the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, develop a scenario, including dialogue, for the conversation between you and Nancy in this situation. The scenario should be a properly worded communication and use communication etiquette effectively.

The Helmick & Petersen

For your third Article Review, you may choose either Article 14 or Article 16 from the Helmick & Petersen text. 

You will be responsible for writing four Article Reviews that are based on articles chosen from the Helmick & Petersen text.  You’ll notice that the make-up of this assignment is exactly like that of the thread in your Discussion Board assignments:

  • Include an overview of the problem area discussed in the article.
  • Summarize any theories or conclusions reached by the author.
  • Briefly provide your own assessment of the article, evaluating its strengths and weaknesses.
  • Explain how the article relates contributes towards the field of conflict management.

Each Article Review should be no more than two pages (double-spaced) in a Word document and adhere to MLA style.  Before you begin your Article Review, make sure you check the Assignments folder in Modules/Weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 to see which article you should be reading.



Discuss the ideologies associated with utilitarianism and deontological ethics concerning human behavior and the ethical or unethical decisions and/or actions of those working in law enforcement.


Compare the total seek time to satifsy the following requests


Given that it takes 1.75 ms travel from one track to the next of hard drive; that the arm is originally positioned at track 15 moving toward the low-numbered tracks; and that you are using the look scheduling policy: Compare the total seek time to satifsy the following requests –4,40,35,11,14, and 7. Assume all requests are initially present in the wait queue.(ignore rotational time and transfer time; just consider seek time)

The Struggles for Equality

The Struggles for Equality (Three Paragraphs)

Summarize, explain, and evaluate the main points of the reading in a minimum of 3 paragraphs.

Please provide three paragraph


The file is attached below.


Assignment is due 6/26/2017 at 12pm eastern time.

The Importance of Innovation Architecture

The Importance of Innovation Architecture paper

In Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life (2013), Miller and Wedell-Wedellsborg discuss the importance of establishing systems within organizations that promote not only the creativity that results in innovation, but also make it possible for employees to bring innovative ideas to fruition. Miller and Wedell-Wedellsborg argue that a leader’s primary job “is not to innovate; it is to become an innovation architect, creating a work environment that helps . . . people engage in the key innovation behaviors as part of their daily work” (p. 4). Such a work environment must be reinforced by innovation architecture—the structures within an organization that support an innovation, from the brainstorming phase to final realization. The more well developed the architecture and the simpler the processes involved, the more likely employees are to be innovators.

For this assignment, you will research the innovation architecture of at least three companies that are well-known for successfully supporting a culture of innovation. Write a 1,500-word paper that addresses the following:

  1.  What particular elements of each organization’s culture, processes, and management systems and styles work well to support innovation?
  2. Why do you think these organizations have been able to capitalize on innovation and intrapreneurship while others have not?
  3. Based on what you have learned, what processes and systems might actually stifle innovation and intrapreneurship?
  4. Imagine yourself as an innovation architect. What structures or processes would you put in place to foster a culture of innovation within your own organization?

Include in-text citations to at least four reputable secondary sources (such as trade journals, academic journals, and professional or industry websites) in your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.


Miller, P., & Wedell-Wedellsborg, T. (2013). Innovation as usual: How to help your people bring great ideas to life. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press.

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