Logistics

Logistics
  1. Describe the nature of CPDW problem

 Answer

 Determination and implementation of appropriate performance metric that would translate into financial success and indicate real financial situation of the company were the main problems for the CPDW. It is essential for a logistic service provider to appropriately determine performance metric because of associated functional complexity (Coyle, Langley, Gibson, & Novack, 2012). Current space utilization based performance metric was giving wrong picture of the overall performance and financial condition of the company. The logistics facility was completely filled with pallet-loads of glass from local glass manufacturer. The utilization of the storage space went beyond original estimates of 99, 500 square feet to 110, 000 square feet. The increased space utilization was supposed to yield increased profitability but the company could not realize expected profit. The reason for the problem is obvious. Because of the low ceiling height of the facility, the distribution and warehouse facility is not appropriate for storage services. Therefore, the warehouse is likely to result maximum yield if it can be used for mix logistic services including repacking, order fulfillment, and reverse logistics. The pallet-loads of glass were using the space as storage house. Instead of piling up because of low height of ceiling, they were crowding the floor space inefficiently and leaving no spaces for other services or even moving the pallets. The financial performance of the company was reflecting the inefficient use of the space. CPDW is failing to reach break-even point.

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LGBT Rights

Rights

    Transgender, gays, bisexual, and lesbian persons in the society are discriminated in almost all aspects of their lives because they do not feel happy with their own condition or the person they are seen with either as a partner or as a friend. Discrimination of LGBT individuals began increasing in the mid-1950s. LGBT women and men were dismissed or fired from their jobs including the military because of their sexual orientation. The society became so intolerant, especially, on homosexuality in the early 1950s. The lifestyle of homosexuals was viewed as a threat to the police and security. The police began by raiding nightclubs and bars and in the process, they harassed the lesbian and gays individuals. In 1969, the stonewall riots polarized the LGBT community and marked a major turn point in the movement of the civil rights. In the current world, the LGBT still face discrimination from the society. Most religions in the society do not support the rights of LGBT (Herek 13). This is because some of the rights that the LGBT champion for are against the religious faith. Some of the rights that the LGBT champion for include same sex marriage and the need to be recognized as equal members of the society. This kind of rights is against the Christian, Islam, and Hindu faith which champions for moral behavior in the society (Herek 5). The LGBT have been discriminated by both genders within the society. Many members of the society are unable to understand why the individuals must engage in sexual behavior that is contrary to the common behavior in the society. LGBT Americans have been waging political battles in various areas in trying to address equal employment practices, civil unions, and same sex marriage.

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The Effect of Legal and Illegal Immigrants in the United States

States

Introduction

The problem of immigration has been a controversial issue in the United States, particularly the issue of illegal immigration. Therefore, immigration can be defined as the act of immigrating/moving to another country, meaning that one moves to another nation, where he or she was not born, or where he or she is not a native of; thereby, using the new nation as a permanent residence either legally or illegally. Therefore, this essay presents that immigration (both legal and illegal) is good and leads various benefits to a nation, including fostering economic growth, contribute to labor markets, and contributes to taxes as well as social contributions; though, it can sometimes harm the economy in a number of ways including contributing to terrorism activities and depletion of the country’s resources.

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International Project Management

 Introduction

  Project management refers to the process of designing, developing, analyzing and evaluation of a project. International projects are those that are carried out beyond a country’s boundary (Bartsch, Ebers, & Maurer, 2013, p. 240). It is the duty of a manager to design, develop, analyze and evaluate a project. The directors of such ventures are mandated to formulate the specific frameworks that they will use to involve the participation of the stakeholders. Project management, therefore, involves the following process; initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation and finally closure (Davies, 2002, p. 23). However, there are challenges faced by project managers when working on international projects and many at times these barriers hinder the growth or success of international projects. These barriers are difficult to avoid, and they have huge impacts on the outcomes of the ventures. This essay will analyze the challenges on two international project topics, namely;

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Honors Program Application Essay

Essay

 For a long time, I have been keen on considering International relations. My enthusiasm for seeking after this field originates from a few variables which have influenced me. Initially, I have been presented to worldwide relationships for the duration of my life. With my dad and two of my siblings in the Canadian Foreign Service, I have grown up under the shadow of between national undertakings. Second, I am interested by history, financial aspects, and tact. I accept, through the investigation of global relations, I can successfully fulfill my interest in these fields. A third variable which has influenced my enthusiasm for universal relations is patriotism. Through the Foreign Service, I would not just have the chance to serve my nation, additionally have the opportunity to extension crevices between my nation and others. At last, as a American living abroad, I have been connecting societies for the duration of my life. This experience has taught me to search for contrasts to trade off and likenesses to orchestrate and adjust distinctive societies. To put it plainly, I trust that my encounters in life, consolidated with a thorough scholarly training, will empower me to seek after an effective vocation in the Canadian Foreign Service.

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Customer relationship management

 1. What is the difference between customer relationship management, supplier relationship management, and employee relationship management? Give a specific example of each one.

 The customer relation management is a strategy in marketing that refers o the practices which adopted by the company in enhancing their means in handling and supervising the company’s interaction with the consumers and in monitoring the feedback from the consumers through the employment of technologies (Kennedy, 2006). It is the primary objective the company using CRM strategies to build good business relationship with the consumers and enhance the company’s approach in retaining the consumers and ensuring that they are satisfied with the services and products offered by the organization.

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Ethnographic Research Exercise

Exercise

 The time was about two thirty, the meeting was to take approximately two hours, and as tradition, I had to go in with the expectation that it would be concluded approximately around four thirty or about then. I had to attend and arranged for the setting of the meeting with the international students. At the same time, I was given the responsibility to choose but thought it wise to represent my university campus in the USA. It was not what anyone could accurately design or chose a public space but a rather semi-private small room that was more considerable, and designed to put at ease both those who would prefer private space and those who would prefer meeting in a public space. As I walked into the room, it suddenly got filled with anxiety and clamors from the students. The students consisted of those who had completed their undergraduate classes and those still pursuing their undergraduate courses. From the look of things, they seemed so at ease with each other’s presence. One would be forgiven for mistakenly assuming they have been together as a class for years or a considerable period. Everyone seemed to know each other or somehow eager to discover what the other person sitting next was all about and which part of the world they were from. The attendees consisted of Americans. Others from various parts of the world. One could not help but also notice the diversity of age, sex and races of the attendees of the meeting. At first, glance, at one corner was a middle-aged man of African descent with a well shaved gleaming bald head who seemed taken into engaging others who appeared a typically pure white young white man seemingly of Irish origin given his ascent, and age of somehow in his early twenties and seemed to be struggling to stroke his beard. Personally, I am an undergraduate student in my final year taking his final semester in the campus purposely to graduate at the end of the semester assuming all issues are sorted.

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Donald Davidson's "On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme"

 Davidson argues that the assumption that individuals existing in one society share most of the beliefs can be used to negate the dualism of conceptual scheme and experiential content. In addition, he rejects the idea of pragmatisms. Empiricisms and relativisms are rejected along this idea in this essay as he suggests that they become nullified along with the concept of scheme-content dualism.

 Societies and individuals possess conceptual schemes that are unique to them and may not be possessed by any other person or groups of people anywhere else (Davidson 5). These conceptual schemes are created through the organization of the sensory content. Naturally, the sensory content of each individual is organized in a special way and there may exist minimal chances that another person can possess a similar organization. The organization of sensory content at the societal level depends on the values of that society and what binds them together. However, there is no guarantee that the uniqueness of this content limits its possession to just a specific individual (Davidson 14). The concept of dualism of this scheme content is made up of the fact that each individual or society has their own understanding of the phenomena that make up the universe to the extent that the knowledge of each person is incommensurable. Davidson argues that this possibility does not exist. Further, he proposes that the very initial concept of conceptual scheme is illogical.

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Counseling and program evaluation

evaluation

The study conducted was meant to identify and analyze the experienced outcomes of a structured psychosocial programme1Q that incorporated counseling and support for individual patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers (Sørensen, Waldorff & Waldemar, 2008). Data was adequately conducted through semi-structured interviews conducted separately with every patient in ten couples before incorporation of the intervention programs and one to three months after this intervention. The analysis revealed that support groups increased the patients’ self-esteem and enabled them to manage their daily lives and social relations. During and even after the intervention, caregivers easily coped with challenges that involved the patient’s disease. Thus, after the intervention, both the patients and their caregivers looked for suitable support groups they could engage in as part of their permanent activity while the caregivers engaged in permanent counseling.

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Community Base Treatment for Severe Mental Illness

Community

 Introduction

 It is important for the people with severe mental illness in the community to receive the right form of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services in the right institution. Getting access to the right agency became difficult and time consuming. This makes the patients to increasingly encounter challenges as they try to access these facilities. Mental Medicare is getting out of the hands of the community- based practices because of the declining reimbursement and federal budget policies (Drake 78). A good percentage of Americans today suffer from mental illness because political and social forces have decided to deinstitutionalize health care services such that everything is taken back to the community. They contend that outpatient have the ability to live a more independent and comfortable life more than the inpatient. This paper seeks to support the fact that institutionalized hospitals are better off as compared to community- based hospitals.

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