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Research indicates that many employees who have input into job design and who are given greater responsibility frequently show far greater motivation. These innovative ideas are considered forms of employee empowerment. Answer the following questions: What exactly is employee empowerment? What are the pros from the perspective of the employee? What are the pros from the perspective of the supervisor? How does employee empowerment relate to whether management believes in theory X or Y style of management and the decision making process? Generally speaking, how does employee empowerment work in unionized environments? Why?

Barbara Bright is the purchasing agent for West Valve Company. West Valve sells industrial valves and fluid control devices. One of the most popular valves is the Western, which has an annual demand of 4,000 units. The cost of each valve is $90, and the inventory carrying cost is estimated to be 10 % of the cost of each valve. Barbara has made study of the costs involved in placing an order for any of the valves that West Valve stocks, and she has concluded that the average ordering cost is $25 per order. Furthermore, it takes about 2 weeks for an order to arrive from the supplier, and during this time the demand per week for West Valves is approximately 80 a. What is the EOQ B. What is the ROP c. What is the average inventory? What is annual holding cost d. How many orders per year would be places? What is annual ordering cost

Barbara Bright is the purchasing agent for West Valve Company. West Valve sells industrial valves and fluid control devices. One of the most popular valves is the Western, which has an annual demand of 4,000 units. The cost of each valve is $90, and the inventory carrying cost is estimated to be 10 % of the cost of each valve. Barbara has made study of the costs involved in placing an order for any of the valves that West Valve stocks, and she has concluded that the average ordering cost is $25 per order. Furthermore, it takes about 2 weeks for an order to arrive from the supplier, and during this time the demand per week for West Valves is approximately 80 a. What is the EOQ B. What is the ROP c. What is the average inventory? What is annual holding cost d. How many orders per year would be places? What is annual ordering cost