You plan to purchase a $200,000 house using a 30-year mortgage obtained from your local credit union. The mortgage rate offered to you is 6.50 percent. You will make a down payment of 20 percent of the purchase price.

2) AMORTIZATION SCHEDULE (5 points).

You plan to purchase a $200,000 house using a 30-year mortgage obtained from your local credit union. The mortgage rate offered to you is 6.50 percent. You will make a down payment of 20 percent of the purchase price.

Using an excel spreadsheet and the guideline from “Amortization Schedule Guideline” posted on eCampus:

a. Calculate your monthly payments on this mortgage.

b. Construct the amortization schedule for the first 36 payments.

NOTE: Question 2 is similar to the excel example we solved in class but it is NOT the same. The class example is posted on eCampus. Do not print your entire spreadsheet, but just the first 36 months of the amortization schedule (3 years). If your calculations are correct, the ending balance for month 360 should be $0.00.

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As head of purchasing and procurement for your company, you have been asked to write a brief report to the chief financial officer for the annual budget review. The organization is considering moving to an integrated supply chain and wants your input.

Grading Criteria Points Available Points Awarded
As head of purchasing and procurement for your company, you have been asked to write a brief report to the chief financial officer for the annual budget review. The organization is considering moving to an integrated supply chain and wants your input.    
     
Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word report, addressing the following:

 

  • Define an integrated supply chain with examples.

 

  • Explain how an integrated supply chain strategy will contribute to the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.

 

  • Compare ways in which supply chain logistics strategies contribute to economic value in the United States and how it relates to your organization

 

Utilize charts or matrixes to represent relationships when possible.

 

Format your report consistent with APA guidelines.

 

 

   
     
Content and Organization  Points Earned/Points Possible Comments:
7  Points    
Include clear definitions, charts, illustrations

Comparisons are definitive and supportive of assignment

Provide relationship evidence between logistics needs and overall impact to an integrated supply chain

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Includes minimum of two external sources (in addition to class text readings)

/1  
Paper contains strong introduction paragraph /1  
Paper contains strong conclusion paragraph /1  
Readability and Style  Points Earned/Points Possible Comments: 
2 Points    
     
Paragraph transitions are present and logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper. /2  
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.  
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.  
Sentences are well-constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
     
Mechanics Points Earned/Points Possible Comments: 
1 Point    
     
The paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendices, follow APA guidelines for format. /1  
Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines.
The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.  
Spelling is correct.  
Total Percent Earned Comments:
Percent    
Certificate of Originality    
Points Possible =10 Percent Points earned:  
Earned    x  
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Any large scale change endeavor requires a great deal of effort on the part of a given organization to implement. Implementing a corporate wide BSC based performance management system is no different. In implementing such a system, organizational leaders face the challenge of overcoming organizational inertia rooted in resistance to change. This is no easy challenge, and is one of the major reasons why the majority of BSC initiatives (or large scale change initiatives in general) fail.

Assignment Overview

Any large scale change endeavor requires a great deal of effort on the part of a given organization to implement. Implementing a corporate wide BSC based performance management system is no different. In implementing such a system, organizational leaders face the challenge of overcoming organizational inertia rooted in resistance to change. This is no easy challenge, and is one of the major reasons why the majority of BSC initiatives (or large scale change initiatives in general) fail.

In this module, therefore, we are going to look at the BSC not due to its value as a means of integrating strategy with operations or due to its usefulness as a performance management tool. Rather, in this module we are going to put on our organizational dynamics consultant hat and consider what it takes to implement a large scale organizational change endeavor.

After completing the readings presented, write a 3-4 page essay that

In your own words, describe the efforts put forth by BAE in implementing the BSC approach in their organization from an implementation perspective. What efforts did they make to assure employees would be receptive to, and accept the BSC initiative? Describe to what extent you believe their efforts paid off.

The case study for BAE can be found in Chapter 7 of:

Murby, L., Gould, S., (2005). Effective Performance Management with the Balanced Scorecard: Technical Report. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Retrieved from:http://www.cimaglobal.com/Documents/Imported Documents/Tech_rept_Effective_Performance_ Mgt_with_Balanced_Scd_July_2005.pdf

Your assignment should include the following:

Introduction: In this part of your essay you will need to introduce your topic and provide a very brief overview of the key points you plan to make in your paper.

Analysis: In this section you will present the actual comparison and contrast between BAA’s approach to the Balanced Scorecard and more traditional approaches.

Conclusion: Wrap up your argument with a clear and cogent synopsis of your findings. Do your best to convince your reader (aka, your professor) as to your position.

Additional Instructions: Your essay should be 3 to 4 pages in length (not counting your title page or references). You must include a list of references. APA formatting is preferred. Do not paste in sections of text into your essay. All of your work must be written in your own words. It’s OK to use a short quote now and again, but quotations must be in quotation marks and properly cited. In-text citations should be used anytime you are borrowing somebody else’s ideas, or information. That is to say, if you are borrowing a thought from a publication from J. Bravo’s article written in 2010, that section of text must be followed with (Bravo, 2010). Quotations, data, and general ideas (put into your own words) should all be cited.

 

BUS499 Mod 3 SLP

For Module 3, consider the organization’s mission and strategy from the perspective of its internal business processes (from your work on the case, your previous course work, and your background reading, you should be reasonably clear what such business processes are). In this section of the assignment you’ll begin to identify objectives and measures relevant to that perspective. Refer back to this presentation on objectives if you need to.

 

SLP Assignment Expectations

Once you’re reasonably clear on what’s involved, think about your organization and its business processes, and then:

Identify at least three objectives for improving the organization’s internal business processes, and show how they relate to the mission, vision and strategy of the organization.

  • For each objective, develop at least one meaningful performance measure (metric).
  • For each objective, identify at least one expected level of performance (target).
  • For each objective, identify at least one new action or program that needs to be developed to ensure successful implementation of the organization’s strategy (initiative).
  • Comment briefly on the relationships of the process objectives that you’ve identified here to the finance objectives that you identified in the Module 1 SLP assignment and/or the customer service objectives that you identified in the Module 2 SLP assignment. How do they help to fulfill those objectives? If they don’t (and they don’t have to), what makes them more important than objectives that would relate to finance or customer service?
  • Finally, do you wish to make any changes to your Module 1 or Module 2 objective write-ups in light of your Module 3 experience?

Here’s a table that you may wish to copy and fill in (the boxes are expandable – take all the space you need to be complete in your descriptions. No more than 2-3 pages should be necessary.)

Objective Measure Target Action
       
       
       
 
Relationships to other objectives  
 
Revisions (if any) to Module 1 and/or Module 2 Objectives
Objective/Module Measure Target Action

Describe factors that influence logistics management for an organization across international borders

Employee Policy Refresher

 

Select and complete one of the following assignments:

 

Option 1: Employee Policy Refresher Memo

Option 2: Employee Policy Refresher Presentation

Option 3: Employee Policy Refresher Video

 

Option 1: Employee Policy Refresher Memo

 

As the head of purchasing and procurement for the company from Week 2, you must create a memo that discusses important elements of logistics management for employees. The memo will go to employees who have been with the organization for less than 18 months. Upper management’s primary concern is that new employees have been so inundated with policies, procedures, and training seminars that they need a refresher on the basics of logistics management.

 

Write a memo of 1,400 to 1,750 words in which you address the following:

 

  • Describe factors that influence logistics management for an organization across international borders.
  • Summarize regulatory and operations factors that affect logistics management.
  • Identify major forces that drive reverse logistics systems. How do they relate? How does each factor specifically affect reverse logistics systems?
  • Explain how the benefits of a properly executed supply chain affect the organization and employees.

 

Create a 1 page job aid for employees based on the memo.

 

Option 2: Employee Policy Refresher Presentation

 

As the head of purchasing and procurement for the company from Week 2, you must create a presentation that discusses important elements of logistics management for employees. The presentation will go to employees who have been with the organization for less than 18 months. Upper management’s primary concern is that new employees have been so inundated with policies, procedures, and training seminars that they need a refresher on the basics of logistics management.

 

Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you address the following:

 

  • Describe factors that influence logistics management for an organization across international borders.
  • Summarize regulatory and operations factors that affect logistics management.
  • Identify major forces that drive reverse logistics systems. How do they relate? How does each factor specifically affect reverse logistics systems?
  • Explain how the benefits of a properly executed supply chain affect the organization and employees.

 

Create a 1 page job aid for employees based on the presentation.

 

Option 3: Employee Policy Refresher Video

 

As the head of purchasing and procurement for the company from Week 2, you must create a video that discusses important elements of logistics management for employees. The video will go to employees who have been with the organization for less than 18 months. Upper management’s primary concern is that new employees have been so inundated with policies, procedures, and training seminars that they need a refresher on the basics of logistics management.

 

Create a 3- to 5-minute video in which you address the following:

 

  • Describe factors that influence logistics management for an organization across international borders.
  • Summarize regulatory and operations factors that affect logistics management.
  • Identify major forces that drive reverse logistics systems. How do they relate? How does each factor specifically affect reverse logistics systems?
  • Explain how the benefits of a properly executed supply chain affect the organization and employees.

 

Note. The video must be submitted in .mp4 or .wav format.

 

List at least 3 elements of the job which would provide areas within the job description. Define at least 1 of the job specifications or qualifications required to apply and fill the position.

provide employees a proper understanding of what their job tasks and requirements are, the manager and company as a whole needs to fully understand the specifics of what is required of the position. This leads to a better job description.

Research a company’s job or position wanted posting and provide the following:

  1. List at least 3 elements of the job which would provide areas within the job description.
  2. Define at least 1 of the job specifications or qualifications required to apply and fill the position.
  3. Based on your identification of the elements and qualifications provide an opinion as to whether the company has conducted a proper analysis of the particular job they are seeking to fill and whether they would be able to gather a pool of qualified applicants.

List at least 3 elements of the job which would provide areas within the job description. Define at least 1 of the job specifications or qualifications required to apply and fill the position.

provide employees a proper understanding of what their job tasks and requirements are, the manager and company as a whole needs to fully understand the specifics of what is required of the position. This leads to a better job description.

Research a company’s job or position wanted posting and provide the following:

  1. List at least 3 elements of the job which would provide areas within the job description.
  2. Define at least 1 of the job specifications or qualifications required to apply and fill the position.
  3. Based on your identification of the elements and qualifications provide an opinion as to whether the company has conducted a proper analysis of the particular job they are seeking to fill and whether they would be able to gather a pool of qualified applicants.

Create a 3-4 slide PowerPoint (not including the title slide) of the business requirements. Use the meeting notes and ANox’s policies to determine the specific parameters of your task. In slide notes, provide a detailed description of how each business requirement is important to the final deliverable.

Robert M. Lopez, Chief Compliance Officer of ANox pharmaceutics, will investigate any sales consultants that are not adhering to ANox Pharmaceutic Policy P1029. He’s hired you to identify those sales consultants.

Create a 3-4 slide PowerPoint (not including the title slide) of the business requirements. Use the meeting notes and ANox’s policies to determine the specific parameters of your task. In slide notes, provide a detailed description of how each business requirement is important to the final deliverable.

This PowerPoint should highlight your understanding of the project.

Any sources must be cited in APA format. For more information on APA, please visit the Online Library. Your assignment should be proofread for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.