Information Systems

 The Supply Chain Information Systems

Discussion 1

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 12 Supplement: Supply Chain Information Systems.

From the end of Chapter 12S, answer Discussion Question 3: SAP is the world leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems software and has developed tailored ERP systems for different industries. Go to SAP’s Portfolio Categories (Links to an external site.) webpage and examine the solutions for (a) a service industry and (b) a manufacturing industry of your choice. How are they similar? How are they different?

Discussion 2

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 13: JIT/Lean Production.

From the end of Chapter 13, answer Discussion Question 4: The chapter notes that Kanban is not a planning tool but a control mechanism. What does this mean? How does the Marsica MRP-Kanban example in Example 13.4 in Chapter 13 of the textbook illustrate the point?

Final Journal (Please Go Strong on this Journal)

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read the case study at the end of Chapter 12 and the case study at the end of Chapter 13.

Supplement your answers with scholarly research using the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. Each case study should be addressed in four to five pages, with a total paper length of eight to 10 pages, not counting title page and references.

Chapter 12 Case Study: The Real co Bread master

  • Create a master production schedule for the beadmaker in the case that considers production levels, demand for the product, and the best business strategy for the situation presented. Consider the below bullet points.
    • What do the projected ending inventory and available-to-promise numbers look like?
    • Has Realco “overpromised”?
    • In your view, should Realco update either the forecast or the production numbers?
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of Jack’s approach, considering how master scheduling can improve the process, and considering the organizational changes needed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the process. Consider the below bullet points.
    • What are the advantages? The disadvantages?
    • How would formal master scheduling improve this process?
    • What organizational changes would be required?
  • Examine the impact of refusing a customer’s order because of lack of supply of the product versus accepting the order and failing to deliver
    • What are the implications for master scheduling?
  • Describe the impact on average inventory levels and production if Realco produces 20,000 breadmakers every week rather than 40,000 every other week.

Chapter 13 Case Study: Supply-Chain Challenges in Post-Earthquake Japan

  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the supply chain used in the Japanese auto industry before the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
  • Evaluate whether Toyota’s plan for a “foolproof” supply chain is consistent with the Lean production philosophy.
  • Offer a recommendation and plan for the supply chain strategy for Toyota.
  • Examine the impact Toyota’s plan will have on the way it handles relationship management in its supply chain.

The Final Paper

Discussion 1

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 13 in your textbook. In 200 to 250 words, respond to this prompt from the course text: “Use a product of your choice, and ship it from one country to another in a multimodal shipment. What packaging methods would you use? Why?” (David, 2021, p. 578). In your initial answer, make sure to address the following:

  • What product will you ship from the United States to a foreign country as an American exporter located in the United States?
  • Which foreign country will you choose for your export shipment?
  • Mode of Transportation.What modes of transportation are being used in a multi-modal shipment that you propose from the point of origin to its destination? Name at least two and provide rationale for your selection.
  • What packaging method is being used and why?

Discussion 2

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 19 in the textbook. Select a U.S. port of entry and investigate the specific security measures taken by that port. For example, the text highlights the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and Maritime Transportation Security Act. There are other programs and legislation being implemented in American Ports to ensure their security. In 200 to 250 words, discuss the security measures taken by the port you chose. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s webpage Locate a Port of Entry (Links to an external site.) will be useful in locating a port in the United States.

Guided Response: 

Analyze your peers’ postings, and respond to at least two of your classmates with substantive comments related to implementing security measures in their chosen Port of Entry. Explain how measures described by your peers compare to those you identified in your post? What do these measures have in common, and what is different?




Relationships in educational institutions

Discussion Question:

Relationships between specific higher education teaching and learning contexts and their influence on the educational institution. Please describe what is meant by teaching context and explore how it impacts organizational culture in systems of higher education.


Must be at 300 words.

Discussion Question:

Continuing the exploration of the importance of institutional context on policies and practices in higher education. For this question, please explore how a teaching context can influence the ongoing establishment and maintenance of policies and practices in higher education. How can it impact on the very practical elements of running a higher education institution?


Must be at 300 words.

Effect of antecedents

 Effect of antecedents mediators and interventions and their relationship to employee misbehavior

  • Prompt: Review the discussion of the effect of antecedents, mediators, and interventions and their relationship to employee misbehavior. You will find Exhibit 8.2 in the Ivancevich et al. text helpful in this review.  Then, review the biblical texts: Luke 6:27-49 and Galatians 5:1-26.  Answer these questions:  How does dealing with antecedents and using interventions reflect a biblical worldview in dealing with misbehavior?  Can dealing with antecedents and using interventions be more effective than administering punishment after misbehavior occurs?  Support your answers with biblical and scholarly sources.


  • Minimum of 750 words; 2 peer-reviewed or trade journal sources, in addition to your text; APA-compliant


Economist website

Go to The Economist website and search for the Big Mac Index for a recent time period. Compare the Purchasing Power of the United States with another country. Try to choose a country with which you are not very familiar. What does this parity say about the potential standard of living in the country you chose? What does it say about the potential wage level?

shifting of industries

shifting of manufacturing industries abroad

Over several decades, some industries, such as textile and clothing, which were once a significant part of the U.S. economy, have shifted manufacturing abroad. Using the idea of opportunity cost, provide an explanation of the reasoning behind this shift. How has this shift affected economic well-being locally? How do the gains compare to the losses?

Bedside Manner Matters

Bedside Manner Matters

Review the following video  and answer the accompanying questions below carefully





REFERENCE two pages

Answer the below questions regarding the video, Bedside Manner Matters.


leadership skills

Principles of Healthcare Leadership

Chapter 3 of Principles of Healthcare Leadership discusses four necessary leadership skills. For your Module 1

Case assignment, review these four necessary leadership skills and conduct additional research.

complete the following:

  1. Explain the difference between leadership and management. Provide an example for each.
  2. Identify and explain each leadership skill in detail.
  3. Rationalize the importance of a health care leader possessing each of these skills.
  4. Identify the importance of cultural diversity in leadership and discuss two ways (actionable items) a leader could promote diversity in the workplace. Discuss the difference in internal and external diversity and provide an example of each, and how they influence the organization.
  5. In conjunction with the four identified skills, identify and explain 2 or 3 additional skills health care leaders should possess.
  6. Rotenstein, L. S., Reede, J. Y., & Jena, A. B. (2021). Addressing workforce diversity- A quality-improvement framework. The New England Journal of Medicine, 384(12), 1083-1086.

Criminal Justice

Quantitative methods in Criminal Justice

What are the strengths and weaknesses of using quantitative methods in Criminal Justice? How can academicians use data analysis to inform public decisions and educate public leaders on the application of quantitative methods?

Business Continuity And Disaster

Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery Plans Scenario

You are an IT system manager working for  the KION Group with the main headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.  Forklift trucks and warehouse automation equipment are the company’s  main products. A disaster that destroys half or all of a  modern business’s data center is the worst-case scenario. This includes  all of the computers and discs inside it. While such a scenario is  uncommon, it is possible, and not just in the event of a major natural  disaster, such as an earthquake or electrical surges due to a storm.  These circumstances can permanently destroy data centers. The strength of the KION group is  determined by the quality of a business impact analysis (BIA). Because  this is the blueprint that will get you out of any situation, no matter  how big or small, you can navigate easily if the map is well-made.  However, if the information is out of date, incomplete, or otherwise  compromised, you will have difficulty getting back to business as usual. Ensuring you have offsite backups of  your data is the greatest approach to preparing your organization for a  disaster like this. If your production data is stored on-premises in one  of your data centers, you’ll need to make backups of it in a different  data center, or the cloud. If your data is stored in the cloud, you have  the option of backing it up to local storage, another cloud, or another  area of the same cloud. It is essential to restore backup data  on new infrastructure as quickly as possible. Moving significant volumes  of data via the Internet takes a long time, so it’s not a good idea in  the event of a crisis. Moving physical copies of discs from one location  to another could be faster in some situations. Alternatively, it may be  faster and easier to set up new servers in the data center where your  backup data is stored, link them to the backup data, and then use them  as production servers. Because your team is performing so well,  senior management at the KION group decided that your team must  establish a business continuity plan (BCP) and a disaster recovery plan  (DRP) to deal with difficulties that may arise now or in the future.  You’ve been tasked with creating these new plans.


Write a 3–4 page paper in which you:

  1. Summarize the primary purpose of a BIA, including why a BIA is often classified as confidential.
  2. Explain how a BIA helps evaluate data and categorize risks with  respect to technology, individuals, and the organization in regard to  the above scenario.
  3. Explain the purpose of a BCP, including how a BCP helps to  mitigate risks in regard to the above scenario, and recommend two best  practices to follow when creating a BCP.
  4. Explain the purpose of a DRP, including how a DRP helps to  mitigate risks in regard to the above scenario and recommend one best  practice to follow when creating a DRP.
  5. Use at least two quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia  and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources. The Strayer  University Library is a good source for resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For  assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing  Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Evaluate and categorize risk with respect to the technology, the  individuals, the enterprise, and the recommend appropriate responses.

Change proposal

Change proposal professional presentation

Review the feedback on the change proposal professional presentation and make required adjustments to the presentation. Present your evidence-based intervention and change proposal to an inter professional audience of leaders and stakeholders. Be prepared to answer questions and accept feedback.

After presenting your capstone project change proposal, write a 250-350 word summary of the presentation. Include a description of the changes that were suggested by your preceptor before your presentation and how you incorporated that feedback. Describe how this inter professional collaboration improved the effectiveness of your presentation. Include a description of the feedback and questions from your audience after your presentation, and how this experience will affect your professional practice in the future.