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  • An Ethical Dilemna - 1,185 words
    An Ethical Dilemna Dilemma- Taken from: Business Ethics - Ethical Decision Making and Cases A Real Life Situation pages 62-63 After three years with the company, Sandy was promoted to assistant plant manager. This was a big step for Unity Welding and Construction, as well as for the industry; Sandy was one of only a handful of women who had broken through the "glass ceiling" and made their way into management. She had proved to the men around her that she deserved the job, and she was now being toasted by assistant managers from other plants across the country John, her boss, had been her advocate with the company. He had personally lobbied upper management in her behalf. Unity Welding and C ...
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  • Auto Competition - 1,007 words
    Auto Competition Auto Competition Intro When an auto manufacturer needs to cut costs it will sometimes look for help from another manufacturer. This process results in a merging between companies in order to benefit one another. Companies may merge to be cost efficient or even to gain entry into another market segment. Either way, manufacturers try to gain instant results by merging. Auto manufacturers compete with each other to give consumers the state of the art safety systems that they demand. Parents are becoming more concerned about their family's safety with the lifesaving abilities of airbags. Consumers are looking at airbags as a very important option when making a vehicle purchasing ...
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  • Auto Competition - 1,034 words
    ... ince buyers that it can produce quality cars in another particular market segment. By merging with another company, a company can build upon it's know reputation. Ford says Lincoln stands for American luxury; Volvo means thoughtful and understated, Jaguar suggests refined power, and Aston Martin is a most exclusive club (Holstein). Ford is looking to these names to catapult them to the rank of the world's dominant maker of luxury vehicles. In 1998 Ford sold 250,000 luxury vehicles worldwide and Volvo sold about 400,000. If Jaguar continues to expand and the numbers from Ford and Volvo are combined, Ford should be able to sell about 1 million luxury cars per year soon after 2000 (Holstein ...
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  • Automobile Emissions - 1,899 words
    Automobile Emissions Pollution from automobile emissions has become over the past few decades an issue of great concern. With a growing number of motor vehicles on our roads great concern has been attributed to the effects of these emissions to our health and to the environment. Several of the gases emitted, which when present in certain concentrations in our atmosphere can be toxic, therefor these ultimate concentrations must never be achieved. Strict legislation as well as sophisticated control technology has been implemented in the automotive industry in order to limit the pollution caused. These aspects of automotive pollution shall be further discussed in this paper. KEYWORDS: Pollution ...
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  • Automobile Emissions - 1,846 words
    ... uction in carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, and nitrogen oxide emissions. Figure 3.1 illustrates the percentage of these pollutant resulting from automobile emissions. POLLUTANT TOTAL AMOUNT VEHICLE EMISSIONS Amount Percentage NITROGEN OXIDES 36 019 17 012 47 HYDROCARBONS 33 869 13 239 39 CARBON MONOXIDE 119 148 78 227 66 Table 3-1 Pollution Accounted by Automobile Emissions in 1989 (1000 tons) The 1970 amendment requirements were so stringent for that period that they could not be met with available engine technology. New technology has since been developed and the requirements have been met. However, more rigid standards are continuously being proposed to improve emissions. While significa ...
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  • Automobile Industry - 1,462 words
    Automobile Industry Industry Analysis The automobile industry began with Henry Fords production of the Model T in the early 1900s. With the creation of the assembly line, cars became cheaper and quicker to produce, thus making them affordable for many people. There were originally 500 auto manufacturers. By 1908, there were only 200; and in 1917 only 23 remained. This vast reduction was due to large amounts of consolidation within the industry. Currently, the major competitors within the industry are Ford, DaimlerChrylser, General Motors (GM), Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen. A few United States (US) manufacturers produce 23% of the worlds vehicles while Japan is responsible for 21%. The tende ...
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  • Automobile Industry - 1,464 words
    ... sistency within Fords manufacturing plants. Fords borrowing can be explained by its leverage ratios. Fords debt ratio has remained relatively steady over the last 5 years. 1998s debt ratio was 82.65%. This shows how they were relying heavily on borrowed funds to finance operations. This is further evinced by Fords debt-to-equity ratio of 4.77 in 1998, which is up from past years. Compared to the 1.97 industry average, Fords number appears quite high. Fords times-interest-earned for 1998 was 3.68, an increase from previous years. This could be due to the $15,955 million gain Ford recorded as a result of the spin-off of their interest in The Associates, Inc. The liquidity of Ford, indicate ...
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  • Automobile Industry - 1,153 words
    Automobile Industry There is no industry more present in the world-wide community than the automobile industry. The automobile has changed the lives, culture, and economy of the people and nations that manufacture and demand them. Ever since the late 1800s when the first "modern" car was invented by Benz and Daimler in Germany, the industry has grown into a billion dollar industry affecting so many aspects of our lives. There are more than 400 million passenger cars alone on the roads today. During the early part of the twentieth century, the United States was home to more than 90 percent of the worlds automotive industry, but has shrunk to about 20 percent in todays world. This drastic chan ...
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  • Crash Test Dummies - 1,557 words
    Crash Test Dummies Crash Test Dummies Crash test dummies are very important in vehicle safety. Without them the death rate in car accidents would be higher. Dummies are used so human lives can be saved. Crash test dummies have been greatly developed over the years, they are put through many tests and these tests need to be done to help improve automobiles. First of all, the development of today's crash test dummies has required a lot of work. In 1949, the Sierra Sam was first made. It was a 95th percentile adult male dummy. It was used by the United States Air Force to test aircraft ejection seats. It had a humanlike exterior shape, body weight and some limb joints. The spine and neck design ...
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  • External Factors Affecting Ford Motor Company - 1,521 words
    External Factors Affecting Ford Motor Company Introduction The purpose of this report is to examine the external factors affecting Ford Motor Company within the last four years. Dr. John L. Waltman has authorized this report. It is based on secondary sources, mainly gathered through the First Search Periodical Index. Authorized Publication includes Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, and sources from the Internet. This report examines and analyzes these three external factors: v Consumer Demand v Increased Fuel Costs v Visteon's Spin Off Consumer Demand Ford Motor Company's profits had been low in 1996. The company's consumers were demanding increased quality and option at ...
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  • Ford Motor Company - 1,836 words
    Ford Motor Company HISTORY Henry Ford was an engineer from Detroit, Michigan who had an idea. By 1902, Ford had attempted several times to produce a gas powered vehicle, but with little capital, he realized that his attempts were futile. Ford approached a man by the name of Alexander T. Malcomson about the possibility of manufacturing an automobile. Malcomson, a friend of the family and wealthy coal merchant was reluctant at first but finally agreed with Ford, and decided to assit Ford financially with his endeavor. With Malcomsons investment and Ford's engineering skills a partnership was formed and in mid June of 1903, papers of incorporation for the Ford Motor Company were filed in Dearbo ...
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  • Henry Ford - 1,313 words
    Henry Ford Henry Ford was one of Americas leaders in the car manufacturing industry he pioneered the beginning of the automotive industry. Beginning as early as 1896, Henry Ford had established his first automobile in a brick garage behind his house on Bagley Avenue in Detroit. He had assembled one of the first successful automotive runs on pure gasoline. It was a simple two cylinder, two stroke engine. Edward Kellers, "Mr. Ford-What have you done?" depicts much of Fords life in the automotive industry. The book talked about how Ford had started his empire. How when he was 16 years old, he left home to pursue his dream in inventing "mechanical things" that would benefit the common need of al ...
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  • Illuminating The Path Of Progress In The 21st Century - 248 words
    Illuminating The Path Of Progress In The 21St Century Illuminating the Path of Progress in the 21st Century Technological breakthroughs are no longer a thing of the past. In the 21st century there are a few inventions which are common objects in our everyday lives. The internet, cell phones, and computer technology are a few examples of inventions that are paving the road of progress. For example, the cell phone has evolved from being an expensive portable phone to an inexpensive data, e-mail, and voice service that almost anyone can afford. At the rate cell phones are evolving they may one day replace in home phone services. Years ago they were bulky and required large batteries with a carr ...
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  • International Marketplace - 1,506 words
    International Marketplace Jason Racki English 123 Ms. Gigliotti Term paper The Everyday Effects of the International Marketplace American is increasingly connected to the rest of theworld as a global economy becomes more important. We participate in the international marketplace both as providers of goods and as consumers. How we buy and sell affects us both in terms of what goods we can choose from, but also what jobs are available, and what kinds of industries will come to dominate our economy. One of the most important changes in recent years in our place in the global economy is the dropping of trade barriers with such political moves as the approval of the North American Free Trade Agre ...
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  • Lee Iacocca - 885 words
    Lee Iacocca Nate Spohn 11/1/00 Book Report Iacocca an Autobiography Lee Iacocca grew up in Allentown Pennsylvania, very close to my hometown of Boyertown Pa. My geographic connection with Iacocca is one of the reasons I chose to read his autobiography. We are both very interested in automobiles and automotive history, which connected me even further with Iacocca . Iacocca believes that you can become and achieve anything in life as long as you have strong determination and motivation. I too share this belief. Lee Iacocca did not focus his life on goals that others set for him; he followed his heart and his dreams, which someday is something I hope to be able to say about myself. Iacocca, the ...
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  • Minivans - 775 words
    Minivans The minivan today falls roughly within the $30000 - $40000 price range. As a result, not everyone who could benefit from this automobile can afford it. Minivans target young families (parents between the ages of 25-34) with 2-3 children or more residing in rural and suburban areas in which transportation needs are involved. Despite the minivan's convenience, studies from show its target group has been decreasing and has been forecasted to continue decreasing in the years to come. Many factors contribute to this decreasing target group. First and foremost, the decreasing number of children per family. Also, the price, limiting its buyers to those who attain a certain income (studies ...
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  • Robots - 1,260 words
    ... would be too troublesome and economically unjustifiable.  Firms would not recognize the need to automate unless their competition did. They were not even getting any good publicity from their successful installations, since General Motors was down playing everything because it feared labor opposition. Something had to be done, and soon before the company was forced to fold. Engelberger commissioned a consulting firm to determine a way to promote the UNIMATE. The solution was actually quite simple; it was a matter of economics. The robot was priced to high; it was cheaper to hire more employees than it was to automate. When the price was reduced, sales jumped six fold. Which puts ...
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  • Several Essays Inside - 3,341 words
    Several Essays Inside Sample Work Unedited Version: Unedited version will contain poor writing and uncorrected typos. To view the edited version and critique, please click here. Questions: 1- Please discuss the factors, both professional and personal, influencing the career decisions you have made that, in turn, have led you to your current position. What are your career goals for the future, and why is now the appropriate time to pursue an MBA at XXX? How will you avail yourself of the resources at the XXX to achieve these goals? (3 pages or 1000 words) 2- Describe a personal achievement that has had a significant impact on your life. In addition to recounting this achievement, please analy ...
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  • Several Essays Inside - 3,327 words
    ... ng). I've made a few notes here below about a few specific changes where I chose new phrasing based on context. I've organized the notes by paragraph -- the number after each P refers to the order of the *original* placement of the paragraph. ESSAY 1 P1. These are strong and vivid images with which to begin an essay, but the list format is not recommended: admissions officers will be far more impressed if you can seamlessly weave these images into the text. So I condensed the listings and modified the format into paragraph form. P2. When you say that at fifteen you decided to focus on environmental studies, does it mean that at that time you entered university (as an undergraduate)? Ther ...
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  • Subject Us History - 629 words
    subject = U.S. History title = The Twenties and Thirties papers = The Twenties and Thirties The twenties and the thirties were very unusual time periods in American History. In some ways they are alike, but in most ways they are very different. The twenties were a time of fun and partying. This is probably the reason it is called the Roaring Twenties. All of the thirties were known as The Great Depression. It was probably called that because of the stock market collapse and the millions of people without jobs. In the twenties, industry took a very big step. The automotive industry was the largest industry there was. The assembly line made mass production possible, and the industry boomed. He ...
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