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BC Petrol manufactures three chemicals at their chemical plant in Kentucky: BCP1, BCP2, and BCP3. These chemicals are produced in

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BC Petrol manufactures three chemicals at their chemical plant in Kentucky: BCP1, BCP2, and BCP3. These chemicals are produced in two production processes known as zone and man. Running the zone process for an hour costs $48 and yields three units of BCP1, one unit of BCP2, and one unit of BCP3. Running the man process for one hour costs $24 and yields one unit of BCP1 and one unit of BCP2. To meet customer demands, at least 20 units of BCP1,10 units of BCP2, and 6 units of BCP3 must be produced daily. Assuming a linear relationship, use Excel Solver to determine the optimal mix of processes zone and man to minimize costs and meet BC Petrol daily demands.

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Organizational structure is the hierarchical framework or practical methodology in which a company is formulated. The structure is made up of several significant components that develop and

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Organizational structure is the hierarchical framework or practical methodology in which a company is formulated. The structure is made up of several significant components that develop and maintains an organizations overall functionality and productivity levels. These components include a top-down hierarchical infrastructure that consists of corporate executives to support administrators to lower-level employees. There are primarily a plethora of different organizational structures and the structure that is implemented is often at the sole discretion of the organization utilizing it. According to Khushnuma Irani (2010) organizational structures are divided into components and subcomponents based on the following:

? Traditional Structures

o Production line structures-“This is the sort of structure that allows for easy decision making, and also very informal in nature” (Khushnuma, 2010)..

o Combination of line and staff structures-“line and structure combines the line structure where information and approvals come from top to bottom, with staff departments for support and specialization” (Khushnuma, 2010).

o Functional structures-“this kind of organizational structure classifies people according to the function they perform in their professional life or according to the functions performed by them in the organization” (Khushnuma, 2010).

? Matrix Structures-This structure combines organizational product with the organizations functionality (Khushnuma, 2010).

? Divisional Structures-this type of structure includes the divisions within the organization such as;

o Product

o Market

o Geographical

Interview employees of a small- to medium-size organization (Esgee Plastic Systems), analyze the reasons for its design.

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Interview employees of a small- to medium-size organization (Esgee Plastic Systems), analyze the reasons for its design.

1. What is the organization in business to do? What are its goals and its strategies for achieving them?
2. How large is the company? What is the total number of employees? How many work full time? How many work part time?
3. What are the most important components of the organization’s environment?
4. Is the number of important environmental components large or small?
5. How quickly or slowly do these components change?
6. Would you characterize the organization’s environment as certain, uncertain, or somewhere in between? If in between, describe in detail approximately how certain or uncertain.
7. What is the organization’s dominant technology; that is, how does it transform inputs into outputs?
8. How rigid is the company in its application of rules and procedures? Is it flexible enough to respond to environmental changes?
9. How involved are employees in the daily decision making related to their jobs?
10. What methods are used to ensure control over the actions of employees?

Include:

â?¢ Name and description of the organization
â?¢ Number of employees interviewed, level and job title for each
â?¢ Specific findings from each interviewee on all 10 interview questions
â?¢ Summarized findings describing the technology, environment and structure of the company
â?¢ Discussion of the extent to which the structure is appropriate for the organization’s strategy, size, technology and environment including specific reasons why or why not you feel the structure is appropriate
â?¢ Answers to follow-up questions 1, 2 and 3 described in the exercise

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