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According to the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (2011), the Federal Reserve “controls the three tools of monetary policy—open market operations, the discount rate, and the reserve requirements.”

It goes on to say that using these three tools, the Federal Reserve influences the demand for and supply of balances that depository institutions hold at the Federal Reserve Banks, and in this way, it alters the federal funds rate. The federal funds rate is the interest rate at which depository institutions lend balances at the Federal Reserve to other depository institutions overnight.

Changes in the federal funds rate trigger a chain of events that affect the following:

  • Other short-term interest rates
  • Foreign exchange rates
  • Long-term interest rates
  • The amount of money and credit in the system
  • Employment
  • Output
  • Prices of goods and services (i.e., inflation)
  • Investment

Using your understanding of the financial system, the demand for money, banking and the money supply, the stock market, interest and spending, interest and investment, how money moves, and how monetary policy affects aggregate supply and demand and inflation, explain exactly how a change in the federal funds rate can trigger all these reactions. Use at least 4 graphs. Do you think we are in a liquidity trap today? Why or why not?

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You have just been hired as the director of process improvement, a new position, by the VP of Operations for the ABC Manufacturing Company. ABC has been plagued by both internal and external vendor issues; the vendor issues involved repeated late deliveries and poor quality, while internally poor deliveries to customers resulted from both vendor issues, as well as quality and scheduling issues. The CEO’s instinct is that the factory could benefit from some wide-reaching process improvements.

The VP of Operations has decided that a far greater focus on vendor quality and internal process improvements must be taken. The VP of Procurement, prior to your coming on board, had already met with the CEO’s of ABC’s 4 major vendors and alerted them that he expected them to begin turning around their quality performance. About a month prior, he had sent each a letter suggesting several formal overall quality programs that they may embark upon, which included the following:

  • TQM
  • Juran’s Trilogy
  • Crosby’s program
  • Deming’s program
  • Six Sigma

The VP has already received the following responses from each of the main vendors, and he asked you, in coming months, to work with each vendor as they implement their quality initiatives.

  • Company A had written back that it was planning to implement the Juran program but had not yet begun, hoping you could visit and shed some light on the overall concept, methodology, pros, and cons.
  • Company B had written back that it was planning to implement the Crosby program but had not yet begun, hoping you could visit and shed some light on the overall concept, methodology, pros, and cons.
  • Company C had written back that it was planning to implement the Deming program but had not yet begun, hoping you could visit and shed some light on the overall concept, methodology, pros, and cons.
  • Company D had written back that it was planning to implement a TQM program but had not yet begun, hoping you could visit and shed some light on the overall concept, methodology, pros, and cons.
  • Company E had written back that it was planning to implement the Six Sigma program but had not yet begun, hoping you could visit and shed some light on the overall concept, methodology, pros, and cons.

In addition, you know that as far as internal processes and overall supply chain management goes, that there may be opportunities for improvement. Currently, the following internal opportunities exist for possible process improvement:

  •  Supply Chain Management
    • The company communicates separately with each vendor; usually when a forecast or production change is made, not every vendor finds out the same day. This leads to confusion, excess inventories, and stock outs.
  • Demand Planning
    • The primary method to establish the master production schedule is to use a forecast that is created prior to the beginning of the year and updated monthly using salesmen’s inputs. Invariably, the company ends up producing too much of the wrong items (not demanded) and too few of what is in demand (real customer orders).
  • Multistage Inventory
    • To create ABC’s final finished product requires a multiple-step supply chain, which looks something like the following:
      • Raw material to vendors factory
      • Vendor processes raw materials to make their parts
      • Those parts are shipped to ABC’s factory
      • ABC processes purchased parts through a succession of departments, each one adding more and more vale
      • Finally, all finished components are assembled into a finished product.

o    Currently, every step in this entire supply chain is scheduled, monitored through some kind of MRP system, reported throughout the day, and seems to take an inordinate amount of system updating.

·         Transportation Planning

o    ABC continues to use its own fleet to deliver finished goods all over the country and to have common carriers deliver parts from its vendors, also located all over the country.

·         Process Control, Performance, and Variability

o    ABC’s own internal process seem to all of a sudden go in and out of quality specifications; the company always seems to find out too late to avoid massive amounts of scrap, rejected parts, or labor costs to rework parts.

·         Negative and Positive Cash Flow

o    The company goes through frequent swings from positive to negative cash flows as inventory purchases for large lots create negative cash flows, but then using up these materials occur at a slower rate, and with less outgoing, cash flow becomes positive. The CFO really struggles with managing these cash flow swings.

Before you begin to put together a vendor visitation schedule together, your boss, the VP of Procurement, advised you that the CEO expects a comprehensive report, in about a month, covering the following specific topics:

  • The key characteristics and requirements and the pros and cons of each of the following overarching quality programs should be put into a chart format. The chart should have columns for an overall 1-sentence description of each program, its pros, and its cons.
    • TQM
    • Juran’s Trilogy
    • Deming
    • Crosby
    • Six Sigma
  • Provide your view on how a formal process improvement program could help at both vendor locations and inside ABC’s own factory.
  • Specifically, in the areas of vendor quality and delivery performance, what are the benefits of creating a vendor certification program, and what does it involve?
  • Specifically, in the area of ABC’s own internal workings, what opportunities for continuous improvement exist, and what exactly would you do?
  • How do you get ABC itself to adopt a more continuous improvement mentality?

Finally, and most importantly, all these operational improvements could create a strategic advantage for ABC because most of its competitors have similar internal and vendor quality challenges, as well as internal operational challenges.

 

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The paper is made up of 2 parts: Part 1 is research to find the laws and regulations which apply to your topics; Part II deals with how your stand on the topic as an health care provider could create challenges in the health care setting.

Choose one of the topics below and discuss what the health care profession’s legal and moral stance should be  and why.  The choices are as follows:

  • AIDS and the health care practice
  • Abortion
  • Decisions at the end of life

Expand on your particular position and justify each of your legal and ethical decisions with scholarly evidence; Wikipedia is not considered a scholarly resource.

 

 

Grading Guidelines

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Maximum Points

Discussed one of the given topics : AIDS and the health care experience; Abortion; Decision at the end of life based on the following criteria:

1.Health care profession legal stance

2. Health care profession ethical stance

 

Used at least 2 scholarly evidence

 

Demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

80

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100

Validity, Reliability

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Validity, Reliability, and Accuracy

 

Select one of the learning outcomes below and draft a hypothetical assessment that supports the outcome (e.g., multiple choice items, essay items, authentic assessment, etc.).  Explain how you plan to promote validity and reliability in your assessment, and how your assessment addresses the four categories of sources of error identified in the text, thereby promoting accuracy.

Learning Outcomes
a.   Apply analytical skills and knowledge of literary analysis to reading and writing about poetry. (Literary Research)
b.   Identify appropriate formulas for solving problems. (Introduction to Algebra)
c.   Explain the five functions of management and their importance in organizations. (Management for Organizations)
d.   Examine the perception of abnormal behaviors through the media. (Abnormal Psychology)

Your paper should be between 4-6 pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted to APA style.

Here is week

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  Here is week 3 Individual assignment due on Sunday November 3, 2012
Answer the following questions, in a total of 500 to 700 words.

 

·         Describe the structure of DNA and the steps of protein synthesis.

 

·         Describe the relationships between the following terms:

o    DNA

o    Chromatin material

o    Gene

o    Chromosome

 

·         Use the following gene in protein synthesis:

TAGGACCATTTTAGCCCC

o    Show the mRNA.

o    Show the tRNA.

o    Name the amino acids that will be placed in the polypeptide chain. (Use the codon table in Ch. 17 of Campbell Biology.)

 

·         A gene will direct the making of polypeptide chains, and polypeptide chains form proteins. All enzymes are proteins. Therefore, how would you explain carrying a gene for a trait that does not show up in the offspring?

 

·         In order for DNA to pass genetic information to the next generation, DNA must replicate successfully. Mistakes in replication could result in major problems in heredity.

o    Explain how DNA replicates.

o    Describe the formation of the leading strand and lagging strand and include the enzymes involved.

Why do the legs replicate differently?

Central Role of Economic Profit

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Central Role of Economic Profit

 

You may be aware that there are three types of profit: accounting profit, economic profit, and normal profit. The difference between the total revenue and the sum of the explicit and implicit costs of an organization results in economic profit. It is commonly assumed that every firm’s goal is to maximize its profit, and the economic theory of business is built on this underlying assumption.

 

Consider a theater that has seating for 1,200 people. For the past several days, the show has been sold out. Tickets currently cost $5, but the owner wants to increase the ticket price. An increase in price will probably lead to lower attendance. What will that do to profit margins? In this Discussion, you will explore the impact of a change in the total output of goods and services on other economic factors.

Based on your reading for this week:

Estimate how average, total, and marginal costs change as the output of a good or service of your choice increases. Can economies of scale be maintained despite high start-up costs? When can diseconomies of scale be expected? Are marginal costs high or low relative to the average total costs?

With these thoughts in mind:

Post a brief statement by Day 4 that expresses your thoughts.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

Find the

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Find the eigenvectors of the linear transformation T:P3(R) to P3(R) associated with the eigenvalue 3 if

T(a+bx+cx^2+dx^3)= (a+2b)+(2a+b)x+(a+c)x^2+(b+3c+3d)x^3

 

 

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