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Time Series

In general, short-term forecasts are more accurate than long-term forecasts. The same is true for forecasts where cyclical or seasonal factors are fairly well defined and repeatable.
?Describe the factors that influence the reliability of time-series forecasts.
?Evaluate the circumstances that would cause a time-series model to offer a fairly reliable forecast.
?Locate information about a company that uses one of the types of time-series models to forecast demand and describe both the organization and the type of product(s) that they use time-series models to forecast.
?Explain why the time-series model that is currently being used is the most reasonable model for the company to use or describe an alternate time-series model that would be more appropriate for the company to use.
?If you suggest a change in the time-series model being used by the company, predict how the company you have chosen will improve because of that specific time-series model. Support your discussion with relevant examples, research, and rationale.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

In 500- words, detail the ethical standards and ethical violations you observed in research studies presented in Chapter 2. Include:
1. Explain if anything specifically could be changed to make the studies ethical for participants.
2. Would you be able to replicate this study today? Why or why not?
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is not required.

Important Metrics for Operations Managers

Overview: Based on the readings and your own independent research, this short paper will be used so you can explore the course content deeper and apply key concepts and theories learned in your readings.

Prompt: Develop a listing of what you believe are the most important metrics for operations managers. (Hint: Be sure to consider the triple bottom line.) How does each metric support the overall financial performance of the organization? What data would be used to support this metric and how would you ensure that the data are of sufficient quality? How does data analytics support your metrics? Be sure to fully explain your rationale for selecting these metrics.

Guidelines for Submission: Considering the concepts learned in this lesson and throughout the course, submit a short paper response to the above prompt. Your paper must be 2–3 pages in length, with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.

Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review these instructions.

Final Applied Lab Project

Final Applied Lab Project
Addresses course outcomes 1-4:• recognize and explain how the scientific method is used to solve problems
• make observations and discriminate between scientific and pseudoscientific explanations
• weigh evidence and make decisions based on strengths and limitations of scientific knowledge and the scientific method
• use knowledge of biological principles, the scientific method, and appropriate technologies to ask relevant questions, develop hypotheses, design and conduct experiments, interpret results, and draw conclusions.
Design an experiment in which you will test the effect of an acidic fluid on enzymatic activity. Recall: enzymes are proteins! To complete this project, it may be useful for you to first review the Scientific Method.
As you design your experiment for this project, please remember that you are trying to examine how an acidic fluid will modify the outcome of an enzymatic reaction. To successfully complete this project, you will need to identify the question(s) being asked in your experiment and the hypothesis that you are testing. In your experimental design, you must clearly explain what you are doing. That means that you will need to identify the enzyme, the substrate, the acidic fluid used as treatment, the control treatment and the method of measuring enzyme activity, as well as explain your experimental protocol. You must also thoroughly explain how the acidic fluid impacted enzyme activity based on the results from your own experiment as well as knowledge of enzymes and pH.Hint: Keep in mind that the acid will change the environmental conditions of the experiment (for example, a low pH value could change the shape of the active site on the enzyme protein), without directly participating in the reaction.Write a lab report that includes the following:1. Title page: descriptive title, your name, course name, semester—(I CAN DO THIS PART)2. Introduction: general background information about enzymes and specific information about your chosen enzyme, the question(s) that you are asking and a clear hypothesis for your experiment (20 points).3. Design an experiment. Provide a detailed description of the materials and methods used to conduct the experiment. Identify control and experimental samples, as well as independent and dependent variables. Also include the methods used for data collection and analysis (20 points).4. Conduct the experiment and record your results. Take picture(s) of your results. What did you observe? Present your data in table and/or graph format. Remember to label everything and include the unit of measure with all numbers (20 points)5. Use your knowledge of enzymes and pH to interpret and discuss your results. It may be necessary for you to refer to the OLI course modules, lab manual and/or use additional information resources. What effect does the acidic treatment have on enzyme activity? Did you get the expected results? Explain. (20 points)6. State a specific and accurate conclusion. Is your hypothesis supported by the results? Looking back, how could you have improved your experiment? (10 points)7. Include a list of references to all information sources used in APA format (5 points).

Leadership Questions

Question 1
How is your capstone project innovative for the organization you have chosen? Identify ways your capstone is forward-thinking but also appropriate for the “now” of the organization.
Question 2
Reflect on your experience mentoring and coaching throughout the Master of Science in Leadership program. Is your capstone project connected to mentorship or coaching? Are you able to apply mentorship or coaching skills directly or indirectly to the capstone project?

Case Analysis of Apple Technology Company Inc

Choose an industry you have not yet written about in this course, and one publicly traded corporation within that industry. Research the company on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University’s online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:Analyze the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.
Analyze the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.
Analyze the competitive environment to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor. Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term. Justify your choice.
Determine whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets.
Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format.

Medical Office Protocols and Procedures for Fiscal Viability

Write a 350- to 700-word paper that addresses the following:
The three major elements to critical thinking are logical inquiry, problem solving, and evaluative decision-making. For this assignment, you must exercise critical thinking skills to answer the following questions:
What are the basic elements of an effective medical office financial policy?
In what ways do medical office procedures support financial policies?
What are the consequences when office procedures do not support the financial policy?
What recommendations, strategies, or tools can medical offices use to ensure effective alignment of policies and procedures?

HRM Questions

Question 1
At the end of this topic, you will submit a needs analysis for your capstone project. After reviewing the Capstone Project Needs Analysis assignment parameters, describe the primary goal(s) of your capstone project in one or two sentences.
Question 2
Based on the planned scope of your capstone project, what type of needs analysis tool (e.g., coaching, training) would you need to select? Provide a brief rationale.Assignment
Before finalizing your capstone project, it is important to make sure that your vision and goals align with current needs of the organization. Research needs analysis tools and templates and select the most appropriate one based on the goal of your capstone. Conduct the needs analysis and write a 500-750-word paper that includes the following:The intended scope and purpose of your capstone project.
A description of the needs analysis tool/template you chose, and a brief rationale for why it is the most appropriate.
A summary of your findings from the needs analysis.Now that you have identified the organization at which your capstone project will occur, secure formal approval using the “Capstone Project Approval Form.” Submit this document to your instructor.

Human Resources Management Ch and EO

Question 1
How could Christian perspectives prevent an employee from performing their required duties? As an HR representative, what legal and ethical responsibilities do you have to ensure all employees views and beliefs are being considered?

Question 2
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) are not required in today’s evolved organizational climate. EEO and AA enforce quotas on organizations that must be met during the hiring process, thus requiring them to hire unqualified people. Evaluate this statement. Do you agree or disagree? Explain.

Assignment Outlines

Assignment
For this assignment, review the feedback you received from your instructor on each submission developed during this course. Develop a synopsis of your outcomes for acquiring, developing, training, and leveraging on human capital within your organization. You are not required to submit each assignment again, but you are required to evaluate your assignment, the feedback you received, and develop a synopsis of your take-away from the process. Integrate any plans for preparing for a position as an HR specialist or manager within an organization.