Christabel Ireri

Question 1. This question has four parts: Analyze each of them and explain in not less than 250 words, what you understand of the key statement. Please ensure to provide a real life example for each of the statements, to illustrate your answers related to engineering, i) Engineering is an activity that is essential to meeting the needs of people, economic development and the provision of services to society. While bringing benefits, engineering activity has potential adverse consequences that involve wide-ranging or conflicting technical engineering and other issues. On the other hand, as engineers we aspire to be among the leaders in society, to be champions among leaders, and we need to be decision makers. ii) Engineering is an important and learned profession. As members of this profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honesty, impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. Engineers must perform under a standard of professional behaviour that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct. iii) Engineering ethics is a deterrent to bad practice and an inspiration to innovation and creativity. iv) Engineers shall build their reputation on merit and shall not compete unfairly.

EXPERT ANSWER 1) Engineering is a highly creative endeavour. Electric light was invented by Thomas Edison.Telephony was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. The Sydney Opera House was designed by Ove Arup. The World Wide Web was established by Tim Berners-Lee. Engineers are responsible for bringing ideas to life. Real life example : Environmental engineering is …

Question 1. This question has four parts: Analyze each of them and explain in not less than 250 words, what you understand of the key statement. Please ensure to provide a real life example for each of the statements, to illustrate your answers related to engineering, i) Engineering is an activity that is essential to meeting the needs of people, economic development and the provision of services to society. While bringing benefits, engineering activity has potential adverse consequences that involve wide-ranging or conflicting technical engineering and other issues. On the other hand, as engineers we aspire to be among the leaders in society, to be champions among leaders, and we need to be decision makers. ii) Engineering is an important and learned profession. As members of this profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honesty, impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. Engineers must perform under a standard of professional behaviour that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct. iii) Engineering ethics is a deterrent to bad practice and an inspiration to innovation and creativity. iv) Engineers shall build their reputation on merit and shall not compete unfairly. Read More »

Kiely Company Inc. has buildings that cost $1,000,000 with accumulated depreciation of $500,000 on December 31, Year 1. On that date Kiely Company determines that the market value of these buildings is $800,000. Kiely company wishes to carry buildings on the December 31, Year 1 balance sheet at a revalued amount. Kiely Company uses treatment 2 under the revaluation PPE method. Record the necessary journal entries for the elimination of accumulated depreciation and the entry to revalue the building.

Kiely Company Inc. has buildings that cost $1,000,000 with accumulated depreciation of $500,000 on December 31, Year 1. On that date Kiely Company determines that the market value of these buildings is $800,000. Kiely company wishes to carry buildings on the December 31, Year 1 balance sheet at a revalued amount. Kiely Company uses treatment …

Kiely Company Inc. has buildings that cost $1,000,000 with accumulated depreciation of $500,000 on December 31, Year 1. On that date Kiely Company determines that the market value of these buildings is $800,000. Kiely company wishes to carry buildings on the December 31, Year 1 balance sheet at a revalued amount. Kiely Company uses treatment 2 under the revaluation PPE method. Record the necessary journal entries for the elimination of accumulated depreciation and the entry to revalue the building. Read More »

Suppose that the sick leave taken by the typical worker per year has

Suppose that the sick leave taken by the typical worker per year has = 10, = 2, measured in days. A firm has n = 30 employees. Assuming independence, how many sick days should the firm budget if the financial officer wants the probability of exceeding the number of days budgeted to be less than …

Suppose that the sick leave taken by the typical worker per year has Read More »

Diamond Foods, a nut and snack company, was founded in 1912 by a group of cooperative walnut growers, known as “Diamond of California.” Over the years, Diamond Foods grew mostly by acquiring other brands, including Pop Secret, Kettle Foods, and Harmony Foods. Today, the company is owned by Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to Diamond, the Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. product line includes the brands Cape Cod, Lance, Tom’s, eatsmart, Stella D’oro, Krunchers!, Late July, Archway, O-Ke-Doke, Pretzel Crisps, and Jay’s. There are currently 6,400 full-time employees and numerous notable competitors such as Kellogg’s, USA., Frito-Lay, USA Inc., and Mondelez International, Inc.

Case Study: Diamond Foods, a nut and snack company, was founded in 1912 by a group of cooperative walnut growers, known as “Diamond of California.” Over the years, Diamond Foods grew mostly by acquiring other brands, including Pop Secret, Kettle Foods, and Harmony Foods. Today, the company is owned by Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. and is headquartered …

Diamond Foods, a nut and snack company, was founded in 1912 by a group of cooperative walnut growers, known as “Diamond of California.” Over the years, Diamond Foods grew mostly by acquiring other brands, including Pop Secret, Kettle Foods, and Harmony Foods. Today, the company is owned by Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to Diamond, the Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. product line includes the brands Cape Cod, Lance, Tom’s, eatsmart, Stella D’oro, Krunchers!, Late July, Archway, O-Ke-Doke, Pretzel Crisps, and Jay’s. There are currently 6,400 full-time employees and numerous notable competitors such as Kellogg’s, USA., Frito-Lay, USA Inc., and Mondelez International, Inc. Read More »

The Fore Corporation is an integrated food processing company that has operations in over two dozen countries. Fore’s corporate headquarters is in Chicago, and the company’s executives frequently travel to visit Fore’s foreign and domestic facilities.

CASE 8–31 ETHICS AND THE MANAGER The Fore Corporation is an integrated food processing company that has operations in over two dozen countries. Fore’s corporate headquarters is in Chicago, and the company’s executives frequently travel to visit Fore’s foreign and domestic facilities. Fore has a fleet of aircraft that consists of two business jets with …

The Fore Corporation is an integrated food processing company that has operations in over two dozen countries. Fore’s corporate headquarters is in Chicago, and the company’s executives frequently travel to visit Fore’s foreign and domestic facilities. Read More »

Fruit Heaven was a small factory in Victoria. It was owned by Mr. John and was specialized in making tomato sauce. Like many other workers, Mr. Tim had been working for the factory for many years. On 14 March 2020, his wife, Mrs Agresta, visited him when he was at work. Mrs Agresta’s visit was reported to and permitted by Mr. John. It was a common practice that family members of the workers at times may come to help prepare lunch, clean the floor, or wash tomatoes.

Fruit Heaven was a small factory in Victoria. It was owned by Mr. John and was specialized in making tomato sauce. Like many other workers, Mr. Tim had been working for the factory for many years. On 14 March 2020, his wife, Mrs Agresta, visited him when he was at work. Mrs Agresta’s visit was …

Fruit Heaven was a small factory in Victoria. It was owned by Mr. John and was specialized in making tomato sauce. Like many other workers, Mr. Tim had been working for the factory for many years. On 14 March 2020, his wife, Mrs Agresta, visited him when he was at work. Mrs Agresta’s visit was reported to and permitted by Mr. John. It was a common practice that family members of the workers at times may come to help prepare lunch, clean the floor, or wash tomatoes. Read More »

b. Computer users always have the impression that multiple processes are running on their machine. With the aid of a diagram, briefly explain to a novice that this is actually not the case for non-multicore machines.

EXPERT ANSWER Multiple processes do not execute at the same time on a single-processor multitasking system because there is only one processor. Instead, the processor alternates among the processes running at any one time. Multiple processes do not execute at the same time on a single-processor multitasking system because there is only one processor. Instead, …

b. Computer users always have the impression that multiple processes are running on their machine. With the aid of a diagram, briefly explain to a novice that this is actually not the case for non-multicore machines. Read More »

lululemon athletica, Inc., in 2020: Is the Recent Growth in Retail Stores, Revenues, and Profitability Sustainable? ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS 1. How strong are the competitive forces confronting lululemon in the market for performance- based yoga and fitness apparel? Do a five-forces analysis to support your answer. 2. What does your strategic group map of the performance sports apparel industry look like? Is lululemon well positioned? Why or why not? 3. What do you see as the key success factors in the market for performance-based yoga and fitness apparel? 4. What does a SWOT analysis reveal about the overall attractiveness of lululemon’s situation? 5. What are the primary components of lululemon’s value chain? 6. What are the key elements of lululemon’s strategy? [If you have previously covered the Under Armour case, which features of lululemon’s strategy stand out as being different from the strategy at Under Armour?] 7. Which one of the five generic competitive strategies discussed in Chapter 5 most closely approximates the competitive approach that lululemon is employing? 8. What do the data in case Exhibit 1 reveal about lululemon’s financial and operating performance? You should use the financial ratios in Table 4.1 of Chapter 4 (pages 66-68) in performing calculations to determine which aspects of lululemon’s financial performance might be characterized as impressive and those aspects you believe are in need of improvement. In addition to the ratios in Table 4.1, you should definitely calculate compound average growth rates (CAGR) for certain financial measures. The formula for calculating CAGR (in percentage terms) is as follows: CAGR % = [ending value + beginning value] 1 – 1 x 100 (where n = the number of year-to-year or period-to-period changes) 9. What 3-4 top priority issues do CEO Calvin McDonald and lululemon management need to address? 10. What recommendations would you make to lululemon CEO Calvin McDonald? At a minimum, your recommendations should cover what to do about each of the top priority issues identified in question 9.

EXPERT ANSWER ANSWER 1. How Strong are the competitive forces confronting lululemon in the market for performance based yoga and fitness apparel? Do a five forces analysis to support your answers. The strength of the competitive forces conronting lululemon in the market for performance based yoga and fitness apparel, Lululemon has good and different target consumers …

lululemon athletica, Inc., in 2020: Is the Recent Growth in Retail Stores, Revenues, and Profitability Sustainable? ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS 1. How strong are the competitive forces confronting lululemon in the market for performance- based yoga and fitness apparel? Do a five-forces analysis to support your answer. 2. What does your strategic group map of the performance sports apparel industry look like? Is lululemon well positioned? Why or why not? 3. What do you see as the key success factors in the market for performance-based yoga and fitness apparel? 4. What does a SWOT analysis reveal about the overall attractiveness of lululemon’s situation? 5. What are the primary components of lululemon’s value chain? 6. What are the key elements of lululemon’s strategy? [If you have previously covered the Under Armour case, which features of lululemon’s strategy stand out as being different from the strategy at Under Armour?] 7. Which one of the five generic competitive strategies discussed in Chapter 5 most closely approximates the competitive approach that lululemon is employing? 8. What do the data in case Exhibit 1 reveal about lululemon’s financial and operating performance? You should use the financial ratios in Table 4.1 of Chapter 4 (pages 66-68) in performing calculations to determine which aspects of lululemon’s financial performance might be characterized as impressive and those aspects you believe are in need of improvement. In addition to the ratios in Table 4.1, you should definitely calculate compound average growth rates (CAGR) for certain financial measures. The formula for calculating CAGR (in percentage terms) is as follows: CAGR % = [ending value + beginning value] 1 – 1 x 100 (where n = the number of year-to-year or period-to-period changes) 9. What 3-4 top priority issues do CEO Calvin McDonald and lululemon management need to address? 10. What recommendations would you make to lululemon CEO Calvin McDonald? At a minimum, your recommendations should cover what to do about each of the top priority issues identified in question 9. Read More »