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  1. BUS 644 ASH Courses / bus644dotcom

  2. BUS 644 ASH Courses • BUS 644 Week 1 DQ 1 Ethical Issues and Operations • BUS 644 Week 1 DQ 2 Business Processes • BUS 644 Week 1 Midas Case Study • BUS 644 Week 2 DQ 1 Productivity • Week 1 DQ 1 Ethical Issues and Operations • Ethical Issues and Operations. Ethical behavior is a corporate issue that affects the company’s bottom line. How do ethical issues impact organizations and operations? Include an example seen in the workplace, in the news, etc BUS 644 Entire Course (Ash Course) BUS 644 Week 1 DQ 1 Ethical Issues and Operations

  3. BUS 644 ASH Courses • Week 1 DQ 2 Business Processes • Business Processes. Why are the following business processes important? Which process do you feel is most important? Explain your reasoning. • a. Strategy development • Week 1 Midas • Midas. Read the “Midas” case study in Chapter 2 of your text. Answer questions 1through 4 in a two- to- four page paper in accordance BUS 644 Week 1 DQ 2 Business Processes BUS 644 Week 1 Midas Case Study

  4. BUS 644 ASH Courses • Week 2 DQ 1 Productivity • Productivity. Many times trade-offs are necessary to increase productivity. What are important trades-offs involving the inputs to productivity? Your initial post should include real life situations and be at least 200-250 words. • Week 2 DQ 2 Product Design and Quality • Product Design and Quality. What important organizational activities enable a firm to build quality into its products? Explain each of these along with its benefits. Your initial post should include examples and be at least 200-250 words. BUS 644 Week 2 DQ 1 Productivity BUS 644 Week 2 DQ 2 Product Design and Quality

  5. BUS 644 ASH Courses • Week 2 Memorial Hospital • Memorial Hospital. Read the “Memorial Hospital” case study in Chapter 4 of your text. Answer questions 1- 4 in a two- to- four (2-4) page paper in accordance with APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Your paper should • Week 3 DQ 1 Suppliers • Suppliers. Should a firm attempt to have fewer or more suppliers? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach? Your initial post should be 200-250 words. BUS 644 Week 2 Memorial Hospital Case Study BUS 644 Week 3 DQ 1 Suppliers

  6. BUS 644 ASH Courses • Week 3 DQ 2 Forecasting Methods • Forecasting Methods. Read Problem 6 in Chapter 6 of your textbook. Calculate and answer parts a through d. Include all calculations and spreadsheets in your post. Explain why the moving average method was used instead of another • Week 3 Outsourcing • Outsourcing. Outsourcing, especially to low labor-cost countries, has grown substantially. What are the advantages and disadvantages BUS 644 Week 3 DQ 2 Forecasting Methods BUS 644 Week 3 Outsourcing

  7. BUS 644 ASH Courses • Week 4 Beck Manufacturing and Plant Capacity • Beck Manufacturing and Plant Capacity. Read the “Beck Manufacturing” case study in Chapter 8 of your text. Answer questions one through three in a two- to- four page paper in accordance with APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. • Week 4 DQ 1 Process Selection Product Design and Capacity • Process Selection: Product Design and Capacity. How is process selection related to product design and capacity determination? Your initial post should be 200-250 words. BUS 644 Week 4 Beck Manufacturing and Plant Capacity BUS 644 Week 4 DQ 1 Process Selection Product Design and Capacity

  8. BUS 644 ASH Courses • Week 4 DQ 2 Monique Food Processing Company and Capacity • Monique Food Processing Company and Capacity. Read Problem 6: The “Monique Food Processing Company” in Chapter 8 of your text. • Week 5 Alliance Supermarket and Point-of-Sale (POS) systems • Alliance Supermarket and Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems. Read the “Alliance Supermarket” case study in Chapter 10 of your text. In a two- to- four page paper, answer questions 1 & 2 in accordance with APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. BUS 644 Week 4 DQ 2 Monique Food Processing Company and Capacity BUS 644 Week 5 Alliance Supermarket and Point-of-Sale (POS) systems

  9. BUS 644 ASH Courses • Week 5 DQ 1 MRP Inventory and Customer Service • Materials Requirements (MRP) Inventory and Customer Service. Explain how MRP can decrease a company’s inventory while improving its customer service level. Include a real-life example. Your initial post should be 200-250 words. • Week 5 DQ 2 Perpetual versus Periodic Inventory Systems • Perpetual versus Periodic Inventory Systems. Describe the perpetual and the periodic inventory systems. How are they different? Are there circumstances in which one system is better than the other? Include real-life examples. Your initial post should be 200-250 words. BUS 644 Week 5 DQ 1 MRP Inventory and Customer Service BUS 644 Week 5 DQ 2 Perpetual versus Periodic Inventory Systems

  10. BUS 644 ASH Courses • Measures of AssociationAnswer Making Research Decisions 5 on page 524 of your text. Respond to at least two of your fellow students' postings • Presenting Results • Conduct a search of websites that provide Internet presentations. Select one and critique its content, visuals, and the presenter's skills. BUS 642 Week 6 DQ 1 Measures of Association BUS 642 Week 6 DQ 2 Presenting Results

  11. BUS 644 ASH Courses • Week 6 DQ 1 Just-in-Time (JIT) Inventories • Just-in-Time (JIT) Inventories. Choose companies or industries for which JIT would be totally inappropriate? Explain your reasoning with examples in 200-250 words. • Week 6 DQ 2 Scheduling Procedures • Scheduling Procedures. Categorize different scheduling procedures for various types of service operations, such as restaurants, hospitals, and airlines. Your initial post should include explanations and examples and be 200-250 words. BUS 644 Week 6 DQ 1 Just-in-Time (JIT) Inventories BUS 644 Week 6 DQ 2 Scheduling Procedures

  12. BUS 644 ASH Courses • Week 6 Final Paper • Focus of the Final Paper • Read the “Space Age Furniture Company” case study in Chapter 9 of your text. Answer the following questions: and include any MRP calculations. • 1. What options are open to Coral to address this problem? BUS 644 Week 6 Final Paper (Space Age Furniture Problem)

  13. BUS 644 ASH Courses