Evaluate organizational policy within the framework of ethical standards.

Evaluate different approaches to ethical decision making. Then, choose one of them to apply to an ethical issue you have identified.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 1: Evaluate the parameters for ethical decision making in 21st century multicultural business environments.

Evaluate the parameters of various ethical decision-making approaches.

Competency 3: Evaluate organizational policy within the framework of ethical standards.

Analyze an ethical dilemma using an ethical decision-making approach.
Assess the validity of a resolution suggested by a selected ethical decision-making approach.

Competency 4: Communicate effectively.

Communicate the analysis of ethical decision making clearly and effectively.

Complete the following:

Evaluate different approaches to ethical decision making.
Analyze the approach you feel works best in resolving ethical dilemmas.
Identify an ethical issue. You may use the same issue you used in the first assessment.
Once you have chosen the ethical approach you feel is best, apply it to your identified issue.
Assess the resolution that your ethical decision making approach suggests for this issue. How valid is the resolution that is suggested by the approach?

4 pages APA format

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

What criteria are important to you when determining the level of an organization’s ethical performance? Why are these important criteria? Consider both corporate and personal values as part of the criteria. Examples may include treatment of employees, compliance with laws, or treatment of the environment (such as air quality).
Consider your best experience in working for someone who demonstrated exemplary ethical behavior. Or, consider your worst experience in working for someone who demonstrated unethical behavior. For the situation selected, what are the characteristics of the person, from an organizational values approach? In other words, what stated corporate values were modeled or ignored by this person? What effect did it have on the organization? If you decide to discuss this with others, protect the confidentiality of all individuals involved by substituting made-up names for the organization and the individuals.

Evaluate the parameters for ethical decision-making in 21st century multicultural business environments.

Write 5 pages in which you propose a policy that an organization can implement to address an ethical issue you have identified. Also, analyze and recommend a strategy for communicating the policy and describe its potential limitations, as well as strategies for its monitoring and compliance.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 1: Evaluate the parameters for ethical decision-making in 21st century multicultural business environments.

Recommend a corporate policy for resolving an ethical issue.
Evaluate the parameters of ethical decision-making models as they apply to a recommended policy.

Competency 2: Assess the impact of corporate social responsibility policy.

Assess how the recommended corporate policy is socially responsible.
Describe potential limitations of a recommended policy, and strategies for monitoring and compliance.

Competency 4: Communicate effectively.

Support a corporate policy recommendation for business ethics policies and standards with well-reasoned analysis and specific examples.
Recommend a strategy for communicating a policy to the organization in a manner that meets the needs of an audience.

Imagine that the CEO of an organization has asked the human resources department to review the company’s policies. You, personally, have been asked to propose a policy that the organization can implement to address an ethical issue you have identified. You may use the organization and issue you have used in the other course assessments.

Recommend a policy that resolves the ethical issue you have identified.
Evaluate ethical decision making models and associated parameters applicable to the recommended policy.
Assess how the recommended corporate policy is socially responsible.
Support the recommended policy with well-reasoned analysis and specific examples.
Analyze and recommend a strategy for communicating the policy to the organization in a manner that meets the needs of the audience.
Describe potential limitations of the policy, and strategies for monitoring and compliance.

Additional Requirements

Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
Length of paper: 5pages typed, double-spaced pages.
Font: Arial, 10-point.

Why do some executives refuse to function as project sponsors?

 
Read the case study “The Invisible Sponsor” on page 658 and then pick one (1) of the following sets of three (3) questions to answer on page 660:
Set 1 – questions 1-3
Set 2 – question 4-6

 QUESTIONS 1. Why do some executives refuse to function as project sponsors? 2. Can an executive be “forced” to function as a sponsor? 3. Is it right for the sponsor to be the ultimate person responsible for the success or failure of the project? 4. Were Al Zink’s actions that of someone trying to be an invisible sponsor? 5. Did Fred Cutler act appropriately in trying to get Al Zink to act as a sponsor? 6. What is your best guess as to what happened to the working relationship between Al Zink and Fred Cutler? 

Describe an organization’s business model.

Conduct a case study analysis on the different characteristics of the supply chain strategy of a company you choose from a list of possibilities, and provide that analysis in a Word document of approximately 800 and more.
All operational activities begin with an estimate of what customer demands will be. Production schedules, modes of transportation, warehouse space, and other supply chain activities are all dependent on the accuracy of the company’s demand forecasting. The information management system must provide thorough, accurate, and timely information so that supply chain managers can prepare and execute short and long-term plans. Satisfying the customer is the No. 1 challenge for all demand forecasters.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 1: Design a supply chain to support an organizational strategy.

Describe an organization’s business model.
Explain an organization’s supply chain strategy.

Competency 2: Improve efficiency in the supply chain.

Analyze the global challenges that an organization faces in its supply chain.
Explain the importance of aggregate planning to an organization’s supply chain and its partners.
Describe the role demand forecasting plays in an organization’s supply chain strategy.
Explain how pricing promotions are used to change demand.

Competency 4: Communicate in a professional manner that is consistent with the expectations for supply chain managers and participants.

Exhibit proficiency in writing, critical thinking, and academic integrity by appropriately attributing sources.

or this assessment, consider that you work for a company that develops and sells case studies and case study analyses. Your company’s primary customers are colleges and universities wanting to use them within their courses, but your company also has customers using them for management training and development. Your manager asked you to conduct research and develop a case study analysis. She’s specifically interested in you doing the analysis on the company Amazon.com.

Research and write about the amazon.com.
You and your manager discussed the high-level outline of your analysis and agreed you should address the following items. As the basis for your research, you can use any of the resources noted in this course, in the Capella library, and on the Internet:

Describe the organization’s business model (particularly related to their supply chain strategy) and provide a diagram or visual to explicitly describe that same business model.
Compare and contrast the organization’s supply chain strategy with another organization’s strategy.
Analyze the global challenges the organization faces in its supply chain and discuss strategies to minimize the challenges.
Explain and validate the importance of aggregate planning to the organization’s supply chain and its partners.
Analyze the role demand forecasting plays in the organization’s supply chain strategy.
Analyze how pricing promotions are used to change demand.

Based on the intended audience, your report should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. Target 800 and more words. Attributing sources in your professional and academic work supports your analysis and conclusions and demonstrates ethical behavior and academic honesty. Following APA rules for attributing sources provides consistency and ensures that readers can locate original sources if desired.
Academic Integrity and APA Formatting

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

For the following questions, refer to Fujitsu Limited’s case study, “Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc. Customer Success,” listed in the Resources.

What is the role that demand forecasting plays in Sony’s supply chain strategy?
What factors make a demand forecasting strategy necessary, and how is Sony able to be more responsive to its customers due to this SCM strategy?

For the following questions, refer to Hitachi Consulting’s article, “Six Key Trends Changing Supply Chain Management Today: Choosing the Optimal Strategy for Your Business,” listed in the Resources.

From your perspective, what are the two most important trends from the list of six?

Why do you feel it has the most impact on supply chain management today?
What is a real life example of a company that has been impacted by each of the two trends that you have selected?

Describe several operational and behavioral benefits that are generally attributed to a participative budgetary process.

 You have learned about budgeting strategies and how to effectively put a budget in place. You also have looked at how to create various budgets. For your discussion board post in week five please read case 9-46 on the bottom of page 412 in your textbook. Then in your post answer the two questions posed regarding this case. Describe several operational and behavioral benefits that are generally attributed to a participative budgetary process. Identify at least four deficiencies in Patricia Eklund’s participative policy for planning and performance evaluation purposes. For each deficiency identified, recommend how it can be corrected. 

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Describe an organization’s information management system (IMS).

Conduct a case study analysis on the information management system of a company you choose from a list of possibilities and provide that analysis in a Word document of approximately 800 and more
Meeting customer demands and high efficiencies are the goals of the majority of supply chains, and companies strive to develop sustainable long term supply chain solutions.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 1: Design a supply chain to support an organizational strategy.

Describe an organization’s information management system (IMS).

Competency 2: Improve efficiency in the supply chain.

Evaluate the competitive aspects of an organization’s IMS.
Describe how the IMS helps coordinate between supply chain partners.

Competency 3: Manage a supply chain in order to satisfy customers.

Explain how an IMS helps monitor orders and inventory levels and satisfy customers.
Explain why managing information is equally or more important to a company than moving products.

Competency 4: Communicate in a professional manner that is consistent with the expectations for supply chain managers and participants.

Exhibit proficiency in writing, critical thinking, and academic integrity by appropriately attributing sources.

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

For the following questions, refer to the National Geographic video, Ultimate Factories: IKEA, and Kinnander’s article, “IKEA’s Challenge to the Wooden Shipping Pallet,” listed in the Resources.

What is the importance of developing a sustainable supply chain?
What are three initiatives that IKEA is doing to make its supply chain sustainable?

For this assessment, consider that you work for a company that develops and sells case studies and case study analyses. Your company’s primary customers are colleges and universities wanting to use them within their courses, but your company also has customers using them for management training and development. Your manager asked you to conduct research and write a case study analysis about a company’s information management system (IMS). She’s specifically interested in you doing this associated with one of a small set of possibilities she provided to you. You may use Amazon.com as the company.

You and your manager discussed the high level outline of your case study analysis and agreed you should address the following items. As the basis for your research, you can use the Internet.

Analyze and describe the company’s information management system. As part of your analysis, analyze if its IMS gives the company a competitive advantage over their competition.
Recommend improvements for the competitive aspects of the organization’s IMS.
Analyze how the IMS helps coordinate between supply chain partners.
Analyze how the IMS helps to monitor orders and inventory levels and satisfy customers.
Analyze why managing information is equally or more important to the company than moving products.

Based on the intended audience, your report should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. Target 800 or more. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.
Academic Integrity and APA Formatting

Analyze the corporate culture and methods used to influence employee satisfaction and retention.

Imagine you are an executive for an organization of your choice, and you are preparing a presentation for the board of directors about the organization’s direction.
Create a PowerPoint presentation (approximately 10 to 15 slides), with speaker notes, in which you address the following components:

Describe the organizational structure and design.
Examine the organization’s differentiation and growth strategy.
Analyze strategic options and a management approach the organization uses as it relates to the organization’s goals and strategies.
Analyze the corporate culture and methods used to influence employee satisfaction and retention.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.

A brief overview/strategy of how you believe you can build your confidence when it comes to public speaking/making presentations.

As far as professional skills go, verbal communications skills are vital.  Public speaking is the #1 fear of Americans.  Although it may be uncomfortable and at times intimadating for all of us, the reality is leaders of industry need to demonstrate confidence when speaking to the media/general public.  This week, please provide the following in your initial post:

Who is your favorite orator (i.e. politician, actor, sports figure, etc).  What do you revere about his or her presentation skills?  
Provide an example of one instance in which you felt uncomfortable speaking/presenting.
Provide a brief overview/strategy of how you believe you can build your confidence when it comes to public speaking/making presentations.

Explain what Trump’s US-China Trade Wars is about.

This week you will review the world news and come up with one or more news articles on Trump’s US-China Trade Wars.  Using information presented in the articles (you will provide the article link) and and a wide array of course material from the classroom, discuss the following.  Avoid merely providing opinion but use the course material to present and support your ideas and conclusions.  Do not use direct quotes but paraphrase. 

Explain what Trump’s US-China Trade Wars is about.
Discuss the impact of Trump’s US-China Trade Wars on the two economies and on other economies throughout the world.
Discuss how Trump’s approach to trade has impacted globalization.
Learning Activity #2

This week, you read about money and financial markets.  You will again review world news and identify one or more news articles related to the financial markets (capital markets, stock markets, and bond markets).  Using the information in the articles (you will provide the article link) and a wide array of course material from the classroom, discuss the following.  Avoid merely providing opinion but use the course material to support the ideas and conclusions put forth.  Do not use direct quotes but paraphrase.

Discuss what has been happening to the financial markets over the past 6 to 9 months.
Explain how the activity in the financial markets relates to the Federal Reserve.
Discuss actions taken by the Federal Reserve during this time period and explain how these action have influenced businesses.
Explain how the actions taken by the Federal Reserve can influence you as a consumer and as an employee of a business?
FOR ACTIVITY #2 USE THE COURSE RESOURCE 

Introduction to Globalization

Define what is meant by “brand equity” and discuss what a company can do to maintain brand equity.

  
Please follow 6th edition APA format including ample research.  It is recommended that you aim for 3 paragraphs per question and use each question as a heading so that the paper is organized. Deliverable Length: 5-pages minimum (excluding title and reference pages).
1: Define what is meant by “brand equity” and discuss what a company can do to maintain brand equity.
2: Discuss the Product Life Cycle Concept and include the relative amounts of sales and profit during each stage.
3: How are innovations in interactive television and online services expanding the strategies and tactics marketers employ today?
4: What are some of the personal and business-related privacy issues associated with the growth in database marketing and how should they be addressed?
5: Define direct marketing and give some real-world examples.