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Module 5: Assignment Design a performance management system for this Alpine Vall

Module 5: Assignment
Design a performance management system for this Alpine Valley Skis. Assume that the company is interested in providing feedback to employees on a regular basis but also in tying pay to performance. Include job redesign information and the criteria with which performance will be measured (1500 to 2500 words)
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Quality is more important than quantity, however, so strive to develop a concise, insightful analysis. Here are a few important points to keep in mind as you develop your analysis.
The quality of your writing is important. Graduate students are expected to write well. There is no excuse for typographical, spelling and grammatical errors. Use spell checkers, grammar checkers and all other resources at your disposal to proofread and edit your work carefully before submitting it.
Read the case several times, make notes all over it, and then outline your paper before beginning to actually write. Your outline should include an introduction of the case, followed by the problem identification and analysis, followed by proposal of alternative courses of action/solutions. You should wrap up the analysis with a summary of your findings and a conclusion. Please feel free to send me your outline for feedback.
Do more than just retell the case. You can summarize the story line in your introductory paragraphs, but then get down to ‘analyzing,’ which means breaking down the story into its key elements—main events, changes in personnel, critical turning points, shifts in the business environment, impactful decisions, conflicts, organizational performance trends, etc. Identify the most important problems, try to explain them in terms of Strategic HR concepts, and propose alternative courses of action or potential solutions. Identify lessons learned.
Do not make assertions without supporting them. Your analysis of the case should flow from theory and research in organizational behavior and leadership. A ‘top of the head’ analysis will not earn a high grade. A solid analysis will be framed in terms of Strategic HR concepts. A paper that includes few or no citations and a scant bibliography is a sure sign that not enough supporting research has been done.
Follow APA format.
Upload your finished case analysis, using MS Word, to Canvas. Your work will be checked by Turn-It-In, to assess its originality. It is ok to incorporate the ideas of other writers into your work, but you must credit your sources. When in doubt, include the in-text citation. Plagiarism is a serious breach of ethics that will not be tolerated in the MBA program. The Academic Integrity policy in the College Student Handbook will be strictly enforced in this course.

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Module 5: Assignment Design a performance management system for this Alpine Vall

Module 5: Assignment
Design a performance management system for this Alpine Valley Skis. Assume that the company is interested in providing feedback to employees on a regular basis but also in tying pay to performance. Include job redesign information and the criteria with which performance will be measured (1500 to 2500 words)
Module 5
Alpine Skis.pdfDownload Alpine Skis.pdf
Quality is more important than quantity, however, so strive to develop a concise, insightful analysis. Here are a few important points to keep in mind as you develop your analysis.
The quality of your writing is important. Graduate students are expected to write well. There is no excuse for typographical, spelling and grammatical errors. Use spell checkers, grammar checkers and all other resources at your disposal to proofread and edit your work carefully before submitting it.
Read the case several times, make notes all over it, and then outline your paper before beginning to actually write. Your outline should include an introduction of the case, followed by the problem identification and analysis, followed by proposal of alternative courses of action/solutions. You should wrap up the analysis with a summary of your findings and a conclusion. Please feel free to send me your outline for feedback.
Do more than just retell the case. You can summarize the story line in your introductory paragraphs, but then get down to ‘analyzing,’ which means breaking down the story into its key elements—main events, changes in personnel, critical turning points, shifts in the business environment, impactful decisions, conflicts, organizational performance trends, etc. Identify the most important problems, try to explain them in terms of Strategic HR concepts, and propose alternative courses of action or potential solutions. Identify lessons learned.
Do not make assertions without supporting them. Your analysis of the case should flow from theory and research in organizational behavior and leadership. A ‘top of the head’ analysis will not earn a high grade. A solid analysis will be framed in terms of Strategic HR concepts. A paper that includes few or no citations and a scant bibliography is a sure sign that not enough supporting research has been done.
Follow APA format.
Upload your finished case analysis, using MS Word, to Canvas. Your work will be checked by Turn-It-In, to assess its originality. It is ok to incorporate the ideas of other writers into your work, but you must credit your sources. When in doubt, include the in-text citation. Plagiarism is a serious breach of ethics that will not be tolerated in the MBA program. The Academic Integrity policy in the College Student Handbook will be strictly enforced in this course.

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A final written report (white paper style, minimum 2500 words excluding title, a

A final written report (white paper style, minimum 2500 words excluding title, abstract, tables, and graphs, no references needed) describing an integrated supply chain transformation.
The report length is given above. The final written report should both reflect appropriate communications best practices developed in your program.
Individual Operations Consulting:
1. Introduction: What is the industry and company/organization context for the problem?
2. Problem Definition: What exactly is the scope of the problem that is being analyzed in this consulting project?
3. Measurement and Analysis: What are the measures, and what is the data being used? How was the data collected? What tools are used in the analysis? Do the analysis.
4. Recommendations: What do you recommend?
5. Implementation Challenges: What challenges do you expect when implementing your recommendations?
6. References: Include any references you cited in the report.
TOPIC:
INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION
“Prysma”, Inc. is a global networking, connectivity, and cabling solutions manufacturer. The company has been in business for over 110 years and serves a variety of markets, including industrial, enterprise, data center, residential, and broadcast. In recent years, Prisma has shifted its business model from a product-centric approach to a solutions-centric one. This shift has been driven by the need to address the challenges of the ever-changing and complex supply chain landscape. Prisma′s order fulfillment process has been struggling as of late, which has caused a decrease in sales and customer satisfaction. One of the problems seems to be with the machinery, which has been needing more and more repairs. These repairs have been costly and have often caused delays in fulfilling orders. Consequently, Prisma has had to outsource some of its orders to third-party providers. This has led to increased costs, which may reduce profit margins in the near future.
Professor′s feedback on topic:
I assume your focus in this project is to improve the order fulfilment process.
Its best not to begin with identifying the problem (as machinery)…but to use the six sigma approach to arrive at that through use of data and root cause analysis. You can set this up as a six sigma quality/lean process. Chapters of quality and lean in the text are most relevant.

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A final written report (white paper style, minimum 2500 words excluding title, a

A final written report (white paper style, minimum 2500 words excluding title, abstract, tables, and graphs, no references needed) describing an integrated supply chain transformation. The report length is given above. The final written report should both reflect appropriate communications best practices developed in your program.
Individual Operations Consulting: 1. Introduction: What is the industry and company/organization context for the problem?
2. Problem Definition: What exactly is the scope of the problem that is being analyzed in this consulting project?
3. Measurement and Analysis: What are the measures, and what is the data being used? How was the data collected? What tools are used in the analysis? Do the analysis.
4. Recommendations: What do you recommend?
5. Implementation Challenges: What challenges do you expect when implementing your recommendations?
6. References: Include any references you cited in the report.
TOPIC:
INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION
“Prysma”, Inc. is a global networking, connectivity, and cabling solutions manufacturer. The company has been in business for over 110 years and serves a variety of markets, including industrial, enterprise, data center, residential, and broadcast. In recent years, Prisma has shifted its business model from a product-centric approach to a solutions-centric one. This shift has been driven by the need to address the challenges of the ever-changing and complex supply chain landscape. Prisma′s order fulfillment process has been struggling as of late, which has caused a decrease in sales and customer satisfaction. One of the problems seems to be with the machinery, which has been needing more and more repairs. These repairs have been costly and have often caused delays in fulfilling orders. Consequently, Prisma has had to outsource some of its orders to third-party providers. This has led to increased costs, which may reduce profit margins in the near future. Professor′s feedback on topic:
I assume your focus in this project is to improve the order fulfilment process.
Its best not to begin with identifying the problem (as machinery)…but to use the six sigma approach to arrive at that through use of data and root cause analysis. You can set this up as a six sigma quality/lean process. Chapters of quality and lean in the text are most relevant.

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A final written report (white paper style, minimum 2500 words excluding title, a

A final written report (white paper style, minimum 2500 words excluding title, abstract, tables, and graphs, no references needed) describing an integrated supply chain transformation. The report length is given above. The final written report should both reflect appropriate communications best practices developed in your program.
Individual Operations Consulting: 1. Introduction: What is the industry and company/organization context for the problem?
2. Problem Definition: What exactly is the scope of the problem that is being analyzed in this consulting project?
3. Measurement and Analysis: What are the measures, and what is the data being used? How was the data collected? What tools are used in the analysis? Do the analysis.
4. Recommendations: What do you recommend?
5. Implementation Challenges: What challenges do you expect when implementing your recommendations?
6. References: Include any references you cited in the report.
TOPIC:
INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION
“Prysma”, Inc. is a global networking, connectivity, and cabling solutions manufacturer. The company has been in business for over 110 years and serves a variety of markets, including industrial, enterprise, data center, residential, and broadcast. In recent years, Prisma has shifted its business model from a product-centric approach to a solutions-centric one. This shift has been driven by the need to address the challenges of the ever-changing and complex supply chain landscape. Prisma′s order fulfillment process has been struggling as of late, which has caused a decrease in sales and customer satisfaction. One of the problems seems to be with the machinery, which has been needing more and more repairs. These repairs have been costly and have often caused delays in fulfilling orders. Consequently, Prisma has had to outsource some of its orders to third-party providers. This has led to increased costs, which may reduce profit margins in the near future. Professor′s feedback on topic:
I assume your focus in this project is to improve the order fulfilment process.
Its best not to begin with identifying the problem (as machinery)…but to use the six sigma approach to arrive at that through use of data and root cause analysis. You can set this up as a six sigma quality/lean process. Chapters of quality and lean in the text are most relevant.

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What are the downfalls/costs?

Please answer these three questions for this case briefing deliverable.
1. How do you believe Tony Hsieh’s life experiences and employment history influence his philosophies surrounding work environments? How would you describe the culture first created at Zappos?
2. According to the case, what are the benefits of holocracy? What are the downfalls/costs?
3. Do you think holocracy is the right fit for Zappos? If so, how would you suggest Tony and the company move forward with this change effort?

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How to do a market analysis?

***************************************PROJECT OVERVIEW****************************** 2.3 Project The Market Analysis When looking at your company and the international venture, you must look at the market and make an analysis based on what you know. You will want to open the template you turned in last week, make the updates and edits provided to you by the professor, and then fill out the Products and Services and Marketing Analysis and Plan part of the template. How to do a market analysis? When a market analysis is completed, you will be able to show the board of directors that you know the market and there is either enough or a lack thereof to expand the business. In order to do that, make sure you include the following areas: Demographic: Does it match who you are currently serving? If not, will it fit the product and/or service? Market Need: Is there a need for the product and/or service? Competition: Who is the competition? Barriers to Entry: Are there any considerations when coming into the country? Regulation: Some countries require certain government or regulatory matters, are there any? ****************************************HELPFUL HINTS********************************* What is a market analysis? A market analysis takes into consideration all variables of a market. You will want to review the size of the market both in how big it is and in who interested people will be in the product, the competition, and the cultural environment in terms of barriers to entry and regulation. ****************************************GRADING RUBRIC******************************* The Marketing Analysis The Marketing Analysis Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization’s product line and services section include a detailed description with appropriate discussion of market differentiators, obstacles, and potential for international growth. 25 pts Full Marks 0 pts No Marks 25 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe proposed marketing strategies are sound and strongly supported with evidence and reasoning. Including items such as the size of the market both in how big it is and in who interested people will be in the product, the competition, and the cultural environment in terms of barriers to entry and regulation. 35 pts Full Marks 0 pts No Marks 35 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe marketing analysis addresses the international venture in the following: Demographic – does it match who you are currently serving? If not will it fit the product and/or service? Market Need – is there a need for the product and/or service? Competition – who is the competition? Barriers to Entry – are there any considerations when coming into the country? Regulation – some countries require certain government or regulatory matters, are there any? 30 pts Full Marks 0 pts No Marks 30 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummarizes the position of the international venture based on the marketing analysis to either support or not support the international venture. 10 pts Full Marks 0 pts No Marks 10 pts Total Points: 100

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********************************video questions*************************************

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After watching the video and doing additional research, answ …

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How would you describe the culture first created at zappos?

Please answer these three questions for this case briefing deliverable.
1. How do you believe Tony Hsieh’s life experiences and employment history influence his philosophies surrounding work environments? How would you describe the culture first created at Zappos?
2. According to the case, what are the benefits of holocracy? What are the downfalls/costs?
3. Do you think holocracy is the right fit for Zappos? If so, how would you suggest Tony and the company move forward with this change effort?

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Identify at least two specification standards and two performance standards, and explain the purpose of each standard and why they are identified as either a specification or performance standard.

For this assignment, write a paper that addresses both parts of this assignment. While the paper itself does not have to be in APA format, ensure that your references are in APA format.
Part 1:
Identify and list four of the OSHA CFR 1910 standards that would apply to all industries (i.e., horizontal standards), and then briefly identify each standard′s purpose. In addition, outline/summarize the basic requirements for one standard enacted after 1984. Part 2:
There are two types of OSHA standards: specification standards and performance standards. Identify at least two specification standards and two performance standards, and explain the purpose of each standard and why they are identified as either a specification or performance standard.