Month: November 2017

The Big O Company

The Big O Company

The Big “O” Company The Big “O” Company Executive summary Executive Summary. The Big “O” Company is undergoing some change since founder and president passed away. The company produced hydraulic cylinders, and has decided to cease all foundry operations and source this operation. The company has gone out to find a supplier whom can take care of the order to the correct specifications needed. A supplier from Indiana, Barry Foundry, has been selected due to low cost and good reputation. After the supplier was able to show that they could make 100 units to spec, Big “O” kicked hem off to do a full order of 4,000 units.

There were problems that occurred with some of the castings, and Big “O” needed to change their specifications of the current casting. When Big “O” approached Barry, they understand that the entire order of 4,000 castings has already been made. Problem statement Problem Statement. The Big “O” Company has decided to cease the production of castings at Barry to implement engineering changes; however, Barry has already produced the entire order which has a sale value of rough $297,000. Barry is now in an awkward of trying to determine what they do with the stock.

It will be considered obsolete if The Big “O” Company does not accept it, which means dead inventories for Barry or very expensive reworking cost. Barry is also in a jam as to defining what Big “O” is obligated to buy from the initial order. Alternatives Alternatives. When suppliers are working with customer order schedules, it is imperative to understand and iron put the contractual obligations. It is a must to determine up from how much raw and finished inventory the customer is responsible for in the supply chain.

This is because there are cases, such as Barry’s, where suppliers have the capabilities and capacities to produce all open orders in one run. Depending on the set-up times and cost, this may prove to be beneficial for the supplier and customer. The supplier must understand that if the customer only honors a six week forecast, the produced inventory is a risk taken by them. You cannot legally make a customer take more than they have contractually authorized to buy. One alternative that Barry has is to negotiate with Big “O” to work through the entire stock available to find the ‘best-of-the-best’ parts and use them.

Since the defects are not showing on all parts, there is possibility to use the stock and implement the new specifications at a later date. This is a great option for Big “O” because it does not shown that the castings have been definitively proven to be the true root cause of the issues that have occurred. Often times the product is immediately blamed to be the issue when defects and processing issues occur; however, until Big “O’s” equipment is tested and proven to be okay, there is no way to say that the castings definitely need to be changed.

The second alternative for Barry is to take the hit on the finished castings and try to get them sold to a recycler to be repurposed. The company will still take a hit because the full value will definitely not be attained; however, it will not have to eat the total cost of scrapping. Conclusion Conclusion. The best solution for Barry and Big “O” would be to use up the current stock, utilizing only those parts that do not show defects. Barry has a good reputation, the ability to manufacture parts fast and steady, and has the ability to supply on-time.

The fact that they produced ahead is not uncommon; however, should have waited until a larger batch was tested and no issues confirmed. The initial 100 units tested was a good trial number; however, 500 units was a better number for real defects to appear. |Strengths |Weaknesses | |S1 – Supplier has continuous-line production |W1 –

Poor basis to decide to produce entire order | | | | |S2 – Supplier is able to turn fast, steady |W2 – No contractual agreements shown established for order | | | | | | | |Opportunities |Threats | |O1 – Demand increases on new specified casting |T1 – New specifications and technology | | |T2- Customer has little loyalty | |O2 – Could convert existing products (re-annealing) | | The Big “O” company can push off the implementation date for using parts with the new specification.

The specifications were still being developed; therefore, not truly determined that the new specs will work. Implementation Implementation. Since the original order of 4,000 castings would be taken over the next four months, Barry may definitely have to re-anneal parts if Big “O” just cannot wait that long. It is recommended that an immediate sort is done on the stock at Barry to determine what is useable and what will have to be reworked. These are immediate actions that must be done. References Burt, D. , Dobler, D. , & Starling, S. (2003). World Class Supply Management Seventh Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. The Big “O” Company. (n. d. ).

Self Determination of Indigenous Australians

Self Determination of Indigenous Australians

“Self determination is a principle of International Law and it must be the basis of social and political organisation” (Mazel, 2009, 150). This is an important principle in the acknowledging of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights. Self determination allows Indigenous peoples to independently determine their political status and gives them the freedom to economically, socially and culturally develop as according to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Maguire, 2009, 2).

Acknowledging this fundamental right is essential for Indigenous Australians to be able to preserve their culture, dignity and independence. Therefore, political, social, cultural and economical independence and freedom need to be granted to the Indigenous peoples. Arguably, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) was politically a step forward for Indigenous self determination and autonomy. ATSIC was established in 1990 and allowed Indigenous Australians, via a number of councils, to effectively govern themselves.

This gave them the opportunity to take care of their own land, education, economic development, laws and justice and a number of other issues. “Aboriginals must be recognised for what they are, a peoples in their own right with their own culture, history and values” (Djerrkura and Herron, 1999). Since ATSIC was abolished, the Indigenous peoples have even less political representation and their infrastructure has worsened. To maintain the traditions and culture of the Indigenous Australians, they need to be able to have the strong connection to the land that is such an integral part of who they are as a people.

The Aboriginal Land Rights legislation is a positive step forwards in this way. Also, socially there needs to be more recognition in the white Australian community of the damage that was done in past generations and there needs to be more respect for the land’s original owners. As more responsibility is taken for the wrongs against the Indigenous population, and more actions are taken such as providing mental health services to help deal with this, there will be less social stigma attached to the Indigenous population.

The Australian Government implementing the Northern Territory Intervention was a direct violation of the Racial Discrimination Act and it “impairs self-determination of Aboriginal communities, their ability to make certain choices about how their communities are run” (Anyana, 2010). This blatant form of institutionalised racism is demoralising and takes the Indigenous Peoples’ dignity from them, lowering their self-esteem and essentially making the causes of excessive drinking worse.

Also, government funding is not going far enough in terms of infrastructure or providing support. Without basic needs being met such as garbage collection or emergency plumbing, the risk of disease is much higher. Most importantly, I believe that there needs to be some constitutional changes so that rights can’t be revoked so easily. Also, Indigenous history, culture and customs need to be assimilated into into all compulsory education from as early as possible so that the younger generation can co-exist more harmoniously.

Another very important thing for white Australians need to do is stop trying to force westernisation onto the Indigenous people and let them be autonomous. Self determination is necessary for Indigenous cultures so that a cultural majority doesn’t take over and force the old culture into extinction. Increased political independence and representation is an important step towards this, as well as encouraging their spirituality and better social integration of the diverse cultures.

It is important that the Australian government gives back the Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory the right to manage their own finances and also to economically support these remote communities infrastructural development. This principle of international law is a foundation for organisation both politically and socially because handing over the responsibility is not only a show of respect but allows Indigenous Australians to take pride in who they are.

REFERENCE LIST Mazel, O 2009, The Evolution Of Rights: Indigenous Peoples And International Law, Australian Indigenous Law Review; Volume 13, Issue 1. Maguire, A 2009, The Right of self determination to the Indigenous peoples of Australia, National Human Rights Consultation. Djerrkura, G and Herron, J 1999, Regional Autonomy for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities; Discussion Paper. Anyana, M. 2010, The West Australian; NT Intervention violates human rights: UN

Autodesk Official Training Guide

Autodesk Official Training Guide

Mastering AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011: Autodesk Official Training Guide Description Mastering AutoCAD teaches AutoCAD essentials using concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects for both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. This detailed, real-world resource works as both a tutorial and stand-alone reference. It also includes information to help readers prepare for the Autodesk Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams and features both Imperial and metric measurements.

Part I introduces AutoCAD’s interface and drafting tools; Part II moves into such intermediate skills as effectively using hatches, fields, and tables; Part III details such advanced skills as attributes, dynamic blocks, drawing curves and solid fills; Part IV explores 3D modeling and imaging; and Part V discusses customization and integration. The book’s supporting DVD includes all the project files necessary for book’s tutorials, a searchable PDF of the entire book, video tutorials, a trial version of AutoCAD 2011, and additional tools and utilities.

It’s the perfect book for those who prefer a reference/ tutorial approach, and it offers enough depth of content that new users will be able to use the book to further develop and enhance their skills after the initial training classes conclude. ISBN Pages Trial DVD Onscreen Exercises Prerequisites ? 9780470621974 1248, 7-3/8” x 9-1/4”, perfect bound, English; includes DVD with trial version of AutoCAD, tutorial files, searchable PDF of the book, a symbols library, and other utilities Yes No ?

Architectural design, drafting, or engineering experience is recommended. No previous CAD experience is necessary. A working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Microsoft® Windows® XP, or Microsoft® Windows® 2000. ? Class Information Suggested Duration Objective 1 day or 3 days To provide new AutoCAD users an understanding of the software’s core functionality and features so that they can create, edit, and organize their first drawing. Users will have a solid grounding in the software so that they can immediately be productive using AutoCAD.

New AutoCAD 2011 users or other Autodesk software users who want to learn the core features and functionality of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. Mastering AutoCAD can also be used to teach intermediate and advanced users. If you’re interested in teaching a more advanced class or a class on a niche subject, please contact [email protected] co for suggestions on how Mastering AutoCAD can be employed. Please also use that email address to share your thoughts about the book and supporting materials. Who Should Attend Note Note: The suggested class duration is a guideline.

Topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge Mastering AutoCAD 2011 Instructor Support The instructor support material is still being developed and will be available for download from this website soon. It will include: · An introductory letter from author George Omura · · · · Different syllabi with suggestions for teaching 1-day, 3-day, and 30-session courses PowerPoint slides for each chapter that you can edit and customize to your liking Additional sample exercise suggestions for each chapter Test questions and answers In this Guide Part 1 The Basics

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Exploring the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Interface Creating Your First Drawing Setting Up and Using AutoCAD’s Drafting Tools Organizing Objects with BlocksandGroups Keeping Track of Layers and Blocks Chapter 18 Using Dynamic Blocks Chapter 19 Drawing Curves Chapter 20 Getting and Exchanging Data from Drawings Part 4 3D Modeling and Imaging Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 25 Creating 3D Drawings Using Advanced 3D Features Rendering 3D Drawings Exploring 3D Mesh and SurfaceModeling Part 2 Mastering IntermediateSkills

Chapter 6 Editing and Reusing Data toWorkEfficiently Chapter 7 Mastering Viewing Tools, Hatches, and External References Chapter 8 Introducing Printing, Plotting, and Layouts Chapter 9 Understanding Plot Styles Chapter 10 Adding Text to Drawings Chapter 11 Using Fields and Tables Chapter 12 Using Dimensions Part 5 Customization andIntegration Chapter 26 Using the Express Tools Chapter 27 Exploring AutoLISP 913 Chapter 28 Customizing Toolbars, Menus, Linetypes, and Hatch Patterns Chapter 29 Managing and Sharing YourDrawings Chapter 30 Keeping a Project Organized with Sheet Sets

Appendices Appendix A The Bottom Line Appendix B Installing and Setting Up AutoCAD Appendix C Hardware and Software Tips Appendix D System Variables and DimensionStyles Appendix E About the Companion DVD Appendix F The AutoCAD 2011 Certification Exams Part 3 Mastering Advanced Skills Chapter 13 Using Attributes Chapter 14 Copying Existing Drawings intoAutoCAD Chapter 15 Advanced Editing and Organizing Chapter 16 Laying Out Your Printer Output Chapter 17 Making “Smart” Drawings with Parametric Tools

Neely Crenshaw

Neely Crenshaw

Neely Crenshaw, the all-American quarterback of John Grisham’s novel “Bleachers” is discussed. Neely Crenshaw was the All-American. He was loved by everyone, and only hated by the opposing teams. In the novel Bleachers by John Grisham, Neely’s greatness is described. In his three-year high school football career, he threw a total of sixty-three touchdown passes. He threw three touchdown passes, ran for a hundred yards, and won the Gator Bowl during his freshman year with a last-second pass.

During high school, he was on the receiving end of several bribes from various colleges wishing for him to pledge himself to that particular college. Neely had his pick of the females and could be with anyone he wanted. College went in roughly the same manner for Neely, at least until his sophomore year. Signing with Tech, he remained a hero. His football glory remained the same after high school. He was still a great quarterback and the envy of all the other teams. During his sophomore year, he was the national player of the week. However, tragedy struck Neely in his sophomore year.

He was hit in the knee by an opposing player in a game against A&M. The injury ended his football career and reduced him to the status of an average citizen. Once Neely learned of Coach Rake’s illness, he decided to return to Messina for the funeral, in which many past Messina players would be present. Sitting in the bleachers of Rake Field, the first past teammate he meets is Paul Curry, who caugt forty-seven of the sixty-three touchdown passes that Neely threw. Read more in Book Talk « Ranger’s Apprentice 9-halt’s Peril Lord of The Flies Seminar – Simon’s Spirituality »

They speak for a while, and then Silo Mooney arrives. Mooney is a nose-guard turned chop shop owner. He has had numerous run-ins with the police, and everyone is surprised that he is not stuck in prison. Neely meets other former players, including Nat Turner, who is the first man in Messina to have earrings. He opened a coffee shop after high school and grew to know Rake as more than a coach when Rake began visiting Nat’s shop on a regular basis. A few days after Neely’s arrival, Nat comes to the bleachers with a tape of the 1987 championship game in which Rake punched Neely in the face.

As the players that participated in the game discuss the various plays and those that watched the game give their perspective, all of Rake’s former players bond in the common memory. It is during this night that Coach Rake dies. During Neely’s high school career, the girls all flocked to be with him. At one point, he had a girlfriend named Cameron Lane. However, when a more attractive girl wanted Neely’s attention, he dropped Cameron without a second thought. He left her heart broken and with a grudge. When Neely returns to Messina, he learns that Cameron is also in town for the funeral.

After wrestling with the idea for a while, he decides to pay her a visit. They speak of Cameron’s current life and husband. Neely brings up the memories of their past relationship, and Cameron blows it off. Although Neely desperately wants Cameron back, she wants no part of him. When he leaves, he informs Cameron that if her marriage ever ends, she can give Neely a call. In Coach Rake’s will, he asks former players to deliver eulogies. Neely is one of the chosen few. He begins by nervously introducing himself and asks the crowd to be patient with him because he’s not used to speaking in public.

He speaks of the last time he saw Coach Rake and of when Coach Rake asked for forgiveness for the incident of the 1987 championship game. As Neely continues speaking, he gradually becomes more comfortable. His eyes move to the crowd and away from his notes and he begins to speak freely. He ends his speech by stating that he has forgiven Rake, and that after struggling with the question of whether he loves or hates his past coach, he comes to the conclusion that he loves him. After Rake’s funeral, Neely and some other former players gather at Silo’s cabin and have a good time before Neely decides to leave.

After leaving Silo’s cabin, Neely visits Rake’s grave, watches some of the football game from Karr’s Hill, and finally decides to leave. However, he vows to return more often because Messina was the only hometown he ever knew. Neely Crenshaw – He is the main character, and the author tells the story from his point of view. He had been the great football hero in the 1980’s and had a great future perhaps in professional football. Then, he received a career-ending knee injury as a sophomore in college and his great future disappeared. He has not returned to his hometown in 15 years because of his hatred for Coach Rake.

Neely Crenshaw – Neely is a troubled man of 30 when he returns to his hometown to sit a death vigil for his former football coach, Eddie Rake. He has a love-hate relationship with this man whom he hasn’t seen for 15 years. He has spent those years trying to overcome his bitterness, but has failed miserably. The truth is that he is very much like Eddie Rake. He has a hard time accepting that he is no longer the great football hero, and he is bitter at how life has treated him. He also knows people whom he has treated poorly and to whom he owes apologies, but like Eddie, it takes him a long time to realize this.

Outside Speech Assignment

Outside Speech Assignment

Outside Speech Assignment #1 On September 16, 2011, I attended a training session/lunch and learn for Valley Regional Imaging. They came to me job to show the new computer technology that we will soon have access to from our clinic. Instead of them faxing us results, we would be able to go on the computer and see our own results. The meeting was held in one of our board rooms. The room was dimly lit with a huge projection screen in the middle. The table was huge with big comfy leather chairs surrounding in.

The board room was away from normal patient activity so it was very quiet. The room was actually very cold so I had to leave and get my jacket. Once the meeting was underway and everyone had their lunches in front of them, everyone was enjoying their food, but yet very attentive to hat the speaker was saying. With everyone eating, that made the room quiet and I was able to everything the speaker had to say. She used a power point presentation and gave a demonstration of the new software we will be using.

The only problem that I saw was that there was not enough room on the table for people to take notes and most people seemed more interested in the food. The speaker came in very well dressed and very well spoken. She was able to keep my attention and did a very good job with her presentation. She seemed very knowledgeable about the product and was able to answer all the questions we may have had. I believe that the food was a bit of a distraction. It can hinder the listener’s attentiveness to the speaker and keeps people from taking notes. The speaker was Lindsey Fleming from Valley Regional Imaging. I knew that she was delivering information that would give us easy access to patient information. •Valley Regional Imaging Computer Access and Training •The speaking occasion was to inform the Health Department of new technology. •Her great delivery and knowledge of the information is what drew me in. My purpose in listening to the speech was so that I would know how to obtain patient information. •The speaker’s audience were my co-workers and me. •The speaker’s basic purpose is to teach the audience of a new technology. The speaker’s basic purpose is to demonstrate a new system. •I followed the speaker very well, she was very informative. Her knowledge and great presence helped the speech. The food provided hindered it. •The speaker’s delivery was on a huge projector and kept the audiences attention. •They were more responsive after they were finished eating. In conclusion, the overall lunch and learn was very informative wit very few flaws. The only thing that I could find wrong was to food. It was a bit of a distraction since it was around lunch time.