HW8[1] - BUAD 311 Homework 8: Project Management Due:...

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Page 1 of 3 BUAD 311 Homework 8: Project Management Due: 5/1/08 1. [50 points] The following tasks were listed during a brain-storming session toward the mar- ket introduction of a new product. A: Organize the sales office: Hire a sales manager. (6 weeks) B: Hire sales personnel: The sales manager will recruit the necessary salespeople. (4 weeks) C: Train sales personnel: Train the newly hired salespeople how to sell the new product to the distributors. (7 weeks) D: Select an advertising agency: The sales manager will select the agency best suited to ad- vertise the new product. (2 weeks) E: Plan the advertising campaign: The advertising agency will plan the advertising cam- paign to introduce the new product to the public. (4 weeks) F: Conduct the advertising campaign: The advertising agency will conduct a “watch for” campaign for potential customers of the new product. (10 weeks) G: Design the package: Have packaging engineer design the package for the new product. (2 weeks) H: Setup a packaging facility: Prepare to package the new products each in its own package as soon as they are received from the manufacturer. (10 weeks) I: Order and receive stock from the manufacturer: Order stock of the new product from the manufacturer. (13 weeks, which includes delivery time) J: Package stock: Package the new product as soon as stock is received from the manufac- turer. (6 weeks) K: Select the distributors: The sales manager will select the distributors that the salespeople will then need to contact to facilitate selling the new product. (9 weeks) L: Sell to distributors: Take orders from the distributors for the new product and promise delivery by the product introduction date. (7 weeks)
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course BUAD 311 taught by Professor Vaitsos during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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HW8[1] - BUAD 311 Homework 8: Project Management Due:...

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