Finance

1.
Briarcrest Condiments is a spice-making firm. Recently, it developed a new process for producing spices. The process requires new machinery that would cost $2,039,117. have a life of five years, and would produce the cash flows shown in the following table.
Year Cash Flow
1 $525,103
2 -199,278
3 877,116
4 954,920
5 870,635

What is the NPV if the discount rate is 14.71 percent? 
2.
Archer Daniels Midland Company is considering buying a new farm that it plans to operate for 10 years. The farm will require an initial investment of $12.00 million. This investment will consist of $2.70 million for land and $9.30 million for trucks and other equipment. The land, all trucks, and all other equipment is expected to be sold at the end of 10 years at a price of $5.06 million, $2.12 million above book value. The farm is expected to produce revenue of $2.01 million each year, and annual cash flow from operations equals $1.87 million. The marginal tax rate is 35 percent, and the appropriate discount rate is 9 percent. Calculate the NPV of this investment.
3.
Bell Mountain Vineyards is considering updating its current manual accounting system with a high-end electronic system. While the new accounting system would save the company money, the cost of the system continues to decline. The Bell Mountain’s opportunity cost of capital is 16.5 percent, and the costs and values of investments made at different times in the future are as follows:
Year Cost Value of Future Savings
(at time of purchase)
0 $5,000 $7,000  
1 4,600 7,000  
2 4,200 7,000  
3 3,800 7,000  
4 3,400 7,000  
5 3,000 7,000  
Calculate the NPV of each choice. (Round answers to the nearest whole dollar, e.g. 5,275.)
The NPV of each choice is:
NPV0 = $
NPV1 = $
NPV2 = $
NPV3 = $
NPV4 = $
NPV5 = $
Suggest when should Bell Mountain buy the new accounting system?
4.
Chip’s Home Brew Whiskey management forecasts that if the firm sells each bottle of Snake-Bite for $20, then the demand for the product will be 15,000 bottles per year, whereas sales will be 83 percent as high if the price is raised 8 percent. Chip’s variable cost per bottle is $10, and the total fixed cash cost for the year is $100,000. Depreciation and amortization charges are $20,000, and the firm has a 30 percent marginal tax rate. Management anticipates an increased working capital need of $3,000 for the year. What will be the effect of the price increase on the firm’s FCF for the year?
5.
Capital Co. has a capital structure, based on current market values, that consists of 21 percent debt, 1 percent preferred stock, and 78 percent common stock. If the returns required by investors are 8 percent, 10 percent, and 16 percent for the debt, preferred stock, and common stock, respectively, what is Capital’s after-tax WACC? Assume that the firm’s marginal tax rate is 40 percent.

Special Considerations in Testing

Our psychologist, Keith, has been asked to conduct a psychoeducational evaluation on 8-year old Melanie. Melanie’s teacher and parents are concerned because she is having significant difficulty reading and comprehending information. She also has a hard time paying attention and is always talking out in class. She is a sweet girl and gets along well with others, but her challenges are negatively impacting her grades and interrupting the learning of those around her.
As Keith plans his assessment of Melanie’s difficulties, what issues does he need to consider in order to increase the validity of the assessment?
    • Remember to consider Melanie’s age and testing with students who might have special needs.
    • Explain what testing accommodations Keith might need to make given Melanie’s challenges and why.
    • What impact could making accommodations have on standardization and, as a result, interpretation of the results?
    • What test format would best meet Melanie’s needs (e.g., type of test, group vs. individual, etc.)? Why?
    • Reflect on what you have learned about the history of assessment. How might Keith’s decisions differ today compared to the beginnings of psychological assessment?
    • Describe how the impact of assessment results has changed over time.
write your results in a 3-5 page, APA formatted paper. Remember to include a cover page and reference list. Resources can include readings from your textbook and course overviews, as well as the APA’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct Standard 9: Assessment

General Health Care

1.

How do patient expectations, technology trends, politics, and other shifts in the internal and external environment impact the strategic plans of a health care organization?
2. Discuss two of the challenges of implementing QI and CQI in health care.
 
3. Discuss how strategic planning and competitive advantage can impose competitions amongst health care organizations. Is such competition amongst health care organizations good or bad?
 
4. Compare and contrast two approaches to quality improvement.
 
5. Discuss the benefits of implementing QI and CQI in health care organizations. What are the benefits for the organization and for the organization’s stakeholders?

Your response should be at least 300 words in length to each question. You must use at least one source other than, and including, your textbook to complete this assignment. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations used must be in APA style.

Process Designs and Supply Chains

This is part one of a two part assignment starting with an introductory look at process design and supply chains.
Identify a company with which you are familiar.  This could be your place of employment, a car wash, a yard service company, and so forth.
Create an MS PowerPoint Presentation in which you describe the current state of your selected company’s supply chain and an identified process.
Required Elements:
  • Describe the company’s supply chain
  • Identify a process internal to the company that you wish to analyze.
  • Describe the process internal to the company that you wish to analyze.
  • Identify an appropriate design approach for the process you have chosen.
  • Create a high-level AS IS process flow chart using an appropriate tool.
  • Identify at least one metric to measure the process and its application (how, what, when, and who).
  • Use an appropriate tool to collect data for each step of the process.
  • PowerPoint includes 4-5 slides with detailed speaker notes.

How to do a Planning a Listening Workshop

Step 1: define the goals; every workshop has to have some goals to successes and to accomplish things in the world of business. Ask them do we need to improve and what do us to improve on our company’s hiring procedures, do we want to teach our organizers, do we need to do some team building with a newly formed team.
Step 2: Decide who will attend. Knowing who will attend directly relates to your objectives. Make a list of who needs to be in there, try to be as specific as possible, but leave a few opening for last minute for additions for the meeting.
Step 3: choose the right location. You should always have a place in mind where to have a meeting.
Step 4: create an agenda: having a main goal, or main points, create a list of main points to discuss, then break it down in to details that you want to communicate to your audience.
Visual aids- list the visual aids and if any, you’ll use for each points.
Discussions, activities.

Step 5: follow-up plan; always have a follow-up plan, checking in on the company’s progress.

Business Law II

Write a short essay, between 400 and 500 words, responding to the assignment below. You are expected to utilize the textbook and outside resources to provide accurate and substantive answers to the question. Also, be sure to make use of illustrating examples where appropriate. Submit your work in APA format.
National Drilling Company ships its only pump to American Hydraulics Corporation, the manufacturer, for repair. National hires Overland Transport, Inc., to take the pump to American Hydraulics and to return it to National as soon as the repair is complete. National is forced to suspend operations without a pump, but Overland does not know this. National expects to be without the pump for five days and to lose profits of $5,000. When the pump is not returned by the end of the fifth day, National rents a pump at a cost of $100 per day. Overland delays five more days before returning the pump. National files a suit against Overland, asking for compensatory, consequential, and punitive damages. Will National recover?

Service Line Development


A hospital is a complex system of interrelated functions requiring constant movement of people and goods. Functional design of a hospital can promote skill, economy, convenience, and comfort. Nonfunctional design of a hospital can impede activities of all types, detract from quality of care, and raise costs to intolerable levels.

Healthcare facilities management examines challenging key elements, such as contracting out patient care and quality management systems. Property development puts the focus on patient care.

In this task, you will determine whether to build, buy, or lease space for a new orthopedic service line as discussed in the “Service Line Development Case Study.”

Task:


 A.  Develop a business summary in which you do the following:
1.  Discuss the advantages of each of the following options:
a.  Building space for the new orthopedic service line
b.  Buying space for the new orthopedic service line
c.  Leasing space for the new orthopedic service line
2.  Discuss the disadvantages (e.g., liabilities and risks) of each of the following options:
a.  Building space for the new orthopedic service line
b.  Buying space for the new orthopedic service line
c.  Leasing space for the new orthopedic service line
3.  Recommend what you consider to be the best option for the facility.
 
B.  When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

Note: When bulleted points are present in the task prompt, the level of detail or support called for in the rubric refers to those bulleted points.

Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section.

Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.

Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the General Instructions section. 

Attachments
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Report

  • Define inbound telemarketing. Give an example.
  • Define outbound telemarketing. Give an example.
  • Describe the Web-driven service technology that you believe has the most potential to affect the customer service process. Explain.
  • Answer each question in one or two paragraphs.
Assignment should be one to two pages in length. APA format
Gibson, P. G. (2012). The world of customer service (3rd Ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western, Cengage Learning.

Risk Management

Introduction:

As a newly hired consultant, you have been tasked with the duties of creating and presenting a risk management/business contingency plan for your first client. The legal department and the IT department have both expressed concerns regarding the ethical use and protection of sensitive data, customer records, and other information systems content. In the interest of creating confidence and job satisfaction in this new position, your new employer has decided to let you select your first client.

For this task, you may select your client from your actual place of employment, a local small business, or a well-known public company. The client must operate internationally in at least some aspects of its business.

Note: Any information that would be considered confidential, proprietary, or personal in nature should not be included. Do not include the actual names of people, suppliers, the company, or other identifiable information. Fictional names should be used. Also, company-specific data, including financial information, should not be included, but may be addressed in a general fashion if appropriate.

Task:

Note: Your submission may be in a variety of formats (e.g., report, multimedia presentation, video presentation). 
Parts A, B, and C should all be submitted to TaskStream at the same time, but as three individual documents.

 
A.  Create a risk register with eight risks currently facing the business to include the following.
1.  Explain how one of the identified risks emanates from an aspect of the company’s global marketplace activities (e.g., manufacturing uncertainties, problems with suppliers, political instability, currency fluctuations).
2.  Discuss the source(s) of each risk.
3.  Evaluate the risk level for each risk in terms of severity of the impact, likelihood of occurrence, and controllability.
4.  Develop an appropriate risk response for each risk to reduce the possible damage to the company.

Note: This section should be included as a separate, detailed discussion to accompany the risk register.  
 
B.  Create a business contingency plan (BCP) that the company would follow if faced with a major business disruption (e.g., hurricane, tornado, terrorist attack, loss of a data center, the sudden loss of a call center in a foreign country, the collapse of a financial market or other catastrophic event) in which you include the following:
1.  Analyze strategic pre-incident changes the company would follow to ensure the well-being of the enterprise.
2.  Analyze the ethical use and protection of sensitive data.
3.  Analyze the ethical use and protection of customer records.
4.  Discuss the communication plan to be used during and following the disruption.
5.  Discuss restoring operations after the disruption has occurred (post-incident).
 
C.  Create an implementation plan in which you recommend ways of implementing, monitoring, and adjusting the BCP.
 
Note: Remember that the client insists on maintaining the security of data in information technology and that the potential for ongoing issues is based on global marketplace concerns.
 
D.  When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

Note: When bulleted points are present in the task prompt, the level of detail or support called for in the rubric refers to those bulleted points.

Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section.

Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.

Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the General Instructions section.

 

Business

Write a short essay, between 400 and 500 words, responding to the discussion question below. You are expected to utilize the textbook and outside resources to provide accurate and substantive answers to the question. Also, be sure to make use of illustrating examples where appropriate. Submit your work in APA format.
On September 1, Jennings, a used-car dealer, wrote a letter to Wheeler in which he stated, “I have a 1955 Thunderbird convertible in mint condition that I will sell you for $13,500 at any time before October 9. [Signed] Peter Jennings.” By September 15, having heard nothing from Wheeler, Jennings sold the Thunderbird to another party. On September 29, Wheeler accepted Jennings’s offer and tendered $13,500. When Jennings told Wheeler he had sold the car to another party, Wheeler claimed Jennings had breached their contract. Is Jennings in breach? Explain.