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Homework #1 – Due 9/20/11 Chapter 1 No Homework Problems Chapter 2 1. Value Index You have just graduated from college and are looking to buy your first car. Money is tight right now, so you are concerned about initial cost as well as ongoing expenses. At the same time, you don’t want to drive a slow, ugly car like your parents and professors. You have narrowed your choices down to two vehicles: a Honda Enigma and a Porsche Booster. Based on the numbers below, calculate the value index for each car. Which car provides you with the greatest value? Performance of the Performance of the Dimension Importance to You (1-5) Honda Enigma (1-5) Porsche Booster (1-5) Fuel Economy 4 4 2 Reliability 3 5 3 Speed 2 3 5 Aesthetics 4 2 5 After-sales support 1 5 4 Purchase Price 5 4 1
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2. Order Qualifiers and Order Winners A Chicago based manufacturer is looking for someone to handle its shipments to the West Coast. In order to evaluate potential transportation providers, the manufacturer has developed the following criteria: As a minimum level of performance , a shipper must be able to a. Pick up shipments in 5 hours or less from the time they are notified b. Deliver shipments in 3 days or less Beyond these, the performance dimensions which will differentiate the transportation providers are cost and percentage of shipments undamaged. Three shippers bid on the business. The performance information is shown in the chart below: Dimension Bozarth Warsing McCreery Pick up time 6 Hours 2 Hours 3 Hours Delivery time 3 Days 1 Day 2 Days Cost per 100 pounds $10 $6 $4 % Shipments undamaged 94% 98% 99% Draw an order qualifier/order winner chart similar to the Chemical Supplier example in the lecture notes (and the examples in the book). Which supplier wins the business?
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Chapter 3 1. Productivity You are trying to analyze the productivity of each of your sales regions. Given the
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course BUS 370 taught by Professor Favre during the Fall '08 term at N.C. State.

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Homework 1 - Homework #1 Due 9/20/11 Chapter 1 No Homework...

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