QSO 630 Module One Homework

QSO 630 Module One Homework

Author: Jean Brunner


Meditech Case Study
Question One: What are Meditech’s problems in introducing new products?  In manufacturing all products?  
Question Two: What is driving these problems both systemically and organizationally?  
Question Four: How would you fix these problems?
Chapter Twelve Discussion Questions
Question One: Discuss the tradeoff between product quality and price for traditional and on line retailing.  
Question Two: Consider dynamic pricing strategies and their impact on profit.  Explain why dynamic pricing provides significant profit benefit over (the best) fixed-price strategy as:
A.    Available capacity decreasesB.    Demand uncertainty increasesC.     Seasonality in demand pattern increases 
Question Three: Discuss how supply chain management decisions impact the ability to excel in certain dimensions. Specifically, consider
a. Conformance to requirements.
b. Product selection.
c. Price and brand.
d. Value-added services.
e. Relationships and experiences.
Question Four: What is the dominant customer value the following companies bring?
a. Starbucks
b. The Gap
c. Expedia.com
Question Five: What additional experience opportunities does the Internet enable?
Question Six:What measures would you use in a business like Amazon.com to evaluate the company’s performance? The supply chain?

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