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  • Accounting Erp - 1,962 words
    Accounting Erp Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)- These systems break from the Assets=L+E scheme. ERP systems do not have the preparation of financial statements as their primary goal. Many ERP vendors stress an objective of inputting data only once and using it to generate various views. ERP vendors stress the process focus of their products. The software can span across functional borders, enabling integration of data and information flows. ERP systems can also support a variety of tasks including supply chain management, inventory management, logistics, human resource manganement, finance, accounting, manufacturing planning, sales, and distribution. However, these systems are often infle ...
    Related: accounting, mergers and acquisitions, competitive advantage, information technology, consolidation
  • Apparel Industry - 1,207 words
    ... e trade events. There is also a trade magazine called the Apparel Industry Magazine, which can also be accessed on the Internet. The magazine presents updated information about technology, fashion, and business, on the apparel Industry, and their webpage also features a Virtual Apparel Trade show. The American Apparel Producer's Network (AAPN) also produces trade shows. LABOR UNIONS There are many labor unions associated with the apparel retail industry, such as the Fair Labor Association, the American Apparel Manufacturers Association, UNITE, an apparel's workers' union that represents apparel sewing employees with labor issues, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the National La ...
    Related: apparel, apparel industry, fashion industry, retail industry, global expansion
  • Ben And Jerrys Marketing Stratgies - 1,265 words
    Ben and Jerrys marketing stratgies Ben & Jerrys was experiencing a steady growth within their sales figures from 1990 to 1993. However, In March 1994, Cost of Sales increased approximately $9.6 million or 9.5% over the same period in 1993, and the overall gross profit as a percentage of net sales decreased from 28.6% in 1993 to 26.2% in 1994. This loss might have been a result of several reasons, such as high administration and selling costs, a negative impact of inventory management, and start up costs associated with certain flavours of the new Smooth, No Chunks ice cream line. Ben & Jerrys selling, general and administrative expenses increased approximately 28% to $36.3 million in 1994 fr ...
    Related: marketing, balance sheet, mission statement, inventory management, transportation
  • Dell Computer Corporation - 1,529 words
    ... n be made either by credit card or check. Credit card payments take less than 24 hours to approve and therefore are processed much quicker than other methods of payment. Any Correspondence regarding approved orders would be done either via e-mail/telephone. After the order has been processed, the configurations are sent to manufacturing where, a the list of necessary components is compiled. Each PC would then be linked by an electronic bar code to its individual order number. This bar code facilitates a quick response to any enquiries made by customers regarding the status of any order. At this stage components would then be ordered from specialist suppliers. The lead-time would depend o ...
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  • Economic Indicators - 1,598 words
    Economic Indicators The million (or should we say 'billion' now) dollar question is whether or not the United States' economy will stay in it's record 107 month expansion (according to the index of leading indicators) or come out of the boom and take a downturn into a recession. Nobody, including the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan has a crystal ball to provide insight as to what will happen if interest rates are raised, lowered, or left alone. However, Economists have developed a set of indicators to aid in predicting when a recession is about to occur and when the economy is in one. Indicators should not be mistaken for predictors. They are simply forecasting tools, and lik ...
    Related: bureau of economic analysis, economic activity, economic analysis, economic indicators, federal reserve
  • External Factors Affecting A Business - 516 words
    External Factors Affecting A Business INTRODUCTION EXTERNAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE COMPANY'S BUSINESS AND PROSPECTS There are many factors that affect the Company's business and the results of its operations, some of which are beyond the control of the Company. The following is a description of some of the important factors that may cause the actual results of the Company's operations in future periods to differ materially from those currently expected or desired. OBJECTIVE The objective of this paper is to introduce the external factors affecting the jeans industry from a business view. 1. GENERAL ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRY CONDITIONS Any general economic, business or industry conditions that cau ...
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  • Justintime Production - 817 words
    Just-In-Time Production Just-in-time production is considered to be on the leading edge of technological advancement. With improvements in the virtually every industry, maintaining an effective production line while minimizing inventory costs is a very feasible option. Just-in-time systems are designed to keep inventory costs at a minimum, unlike the ways of old, with large warehouses loaded with back inventory. With technology allowing instantaneous communication around the world, production lines and stores do not have to wait for days for inventory delivery. It can happen, well, just-in-time. Many companies are on the verge of switching to a just-in-time inventory system, to compliment th ...
    Related: total quality, leading edge, manufacturing company, supermarket, accomplish
  • Mike Porter Researches - 4,691 words
    Mike Porter Researches Michael Porter On How To Marry Strategy & Operational Effectiveness The Harvard management guru argues that operations & strategy must fit to create a sustainable competitive advantage. For almost two decades, managers have been learning to play by a new set of rules. Companies must be flexible to respond rapidly to competitive and market changes. They must benchmark continuously to achieve best practice. They must outsource aggressively to gain efficiencies. . . Positioning -- once the heart of strategy -- is rejected as too static for today's dynamic markets and changing technologies. According to the new dogma, rivals can quickly copy any market position, and compet ...
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  • Mis Project - 2,812 words
    ... r anyone senior in age. They will intuitively establish their hierarchical position relative to others based on age and social position" (Business America, 1997). There are defined familial roles in Korea. "In the majority of Korean households, the father is the primary bread winner, while the mother stays at home. The majority of working women, many with top university degrees, are still relegated in Korean companies to secretarial jobs, assembly work positions, or educational work" (Dept. of State, 1999). The eldest male of a family would be the patriarch and is revered and respected as an elder of the family. Even while a Korean is dealing with non-Korean cultures it is preferable tha ...
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  • Park Place Hotels Mis Project Feasibility Study - 2,877 words
    ... , that originated in ancient China. In many respects, the Korean people base many of their decisions on emotion, ethical social relationships, and the three qualities - love of humanity, sensitivity for feelings and justice for society rather than on sound business sense or reason (Fordham). Koreans have a great respect for the family and hierarchy, and for anyone senior in age. They will intuitively establish their hierarchical position relative to others based on age and social position (Business America, 1997). There are defined familial roles in Korea. In the majority of Korean households, the father is the primary bread winner, while the mother stays at home. The majority of working ...
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  • Principle Economic Indicators - 1,599 words
    Principle Economic Indicators The million (or should we say 'billion' now) dollar question is whether or not the United States' economy will stay in it's record 107 month expansion (according to the index of leading indicators) or come out of the boom and take a downturn into a recession. Nobody, including the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan has a crystal ball to provide insight as to what will happen if interest rates are raised, lowered, or left alone. However, Economists have developed a set of indicators to aid in predicting when a recession is about to occur and when the economy is in one. Indicators should not be mistaken for predictors. They are simply forecasting tool ...
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  • Rosettanet - 474 words
    Rosettanet RosettaNet's Mission Statement "RosettaNet will harness the global and pervasive reach of the Internet by defining -- and leading the implementation of -- open and common processes designed to align the electronic business interfaces between supply chain partners, ultimately resulting in measurable benefits for buyers and all supply chain partners." RosettaNet is an efficient E-business processes that gives company's dynamic trading-partner relationships and new business opportunities. RosettaNet consists of 350 of the world's leading Information Technology (IT), Electronic Components (EC), and Semiconductor Manufacturing (SM) companies working to create and implement industry-wid ...
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  • Service Characteristics - 3,088 words
    ... re usually conventional units of time, most frequently weeks, although one-day, two-week, and one-month time buckets are not uncommon. The time buckets need not be the same for the entire schedule. Each product has its own MPS, and there is also an overall master schedule that synthesizes the requirements for ll products or a group of products that share facilities. The bill-of-materials (BOM) file lists for each end product all assemblies, subassemblies, components, and raw materials necessary to produce the product. A BOM file includes information about how many units of each item are needed for each higher-level item in the product hierarchy (and possibly for the end product itself), ...
    Related: over time, product design, production system, schedule, patient
  • Software Licensing In 1993 Worldwide Illegal Copying Of Domestic And International Software Cost 125 Billion To The Software - 1,865 words
    Software Licensing In 1993 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $12.5 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $2.2 billion in the United States alone. Estimates show that over 40 percent of U.S. software company revenues are generated overseas, yet nearly 85 percent of the software industry's piracy losses occurred outside of the United States borders. The Software Publishers Association indicated that approximately 35 percent of the business software in the United States was obtained illegally, which 30 percent of the piracy occurs in corporate settings. In a corporate setting or business, every computer must have its own set of original software an ...
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  • Universal Product Code - 1,385 words
    ... package from point A to point B. A smart package is a package that has a bar code on its label and the United Parcel Service hubs scanners are able to read them and then sort the package accordingly, claimed Hub 2000 PSG Manager, Mark Casseday (Video). If the received package does not have a bar coded label, there are employees who enter the labels information into a computer and the computer creates a bar code label. This new label is machine and human readable. After the label is affixed to the package it is reentered into the system. After reading the packages label, the system uses an arm on the conveyor belt to push the package to the conveyor belt that goes to the truck for delive ...
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  • Us Economy Expansion - 1,599 words
    US Economy Expansion The million (or should we say 'billion' now) dollar question is whether or not the United States' economy will stay in it's record 107 month expansion (according to the index of leading indicators) or come out of the boom and take a downturn into a recession. Nobody, including the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan has a crystal ball to provide insight as to what will happen if interest rates are raised, lowered, or left alone. However, Economists have developed a set of indicators to aid in predicting when a recession is about to occur and when the economy is in one. Indicators should not be mistaken for predictors. They are simply forecasting tools, and li ...
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